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Scholarship Applications

The Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship deadline is Wednesday March 24, 2021. Please review all eligibility information and application requirements before submitting your application.


This application is currently closed for revision.




It is important that students meet various deadlines in order to be nominated for a Self Memorial Scholarship. The following serves as a suggested timeline for prospective Self Memorial Scholars.


Check with chosen academic department to confirm application deadlines and required information. Identified good sources for letters of recommendation. Update resume. Submit graduate school application when complete.


Confirm with chosen department that the graduate school application is complete and that all supporting materials have been received. Wait for admissions decision.


Gain admission to a KU graduate program.

Review website for Scholar information. Prepare materials including an updated resume, personal statement that is specific to the Self Memorial Scholarship, and one letter of recommendation. For a full list of all required submission materials and writing prompts, please see the "Self Memorial Scholarship Information" document in the resource block.


Once accepted into a KU graduate program, submit the Self Memorial Scholarship application. Ensure delivery of all materials by the application deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at noon

End of March: Committee reviews scholarship applications. 


Early April: Committee makes final scholarship offer decisions. Students will be notified by email of the committee's decision. If awarded, students must formally accept or decline the scholarship before the April deadline.

April 15: Latest deadline for student acceptance of offer. For detailed information regarding the application materials and requirements, see the "Prospective Scholar Information" document.

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