What is the Self Memorial Scholarship?
The Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes outstanding undergraduates from the University of Kansas who will be transitioning into their first year of a master’s or doctoral degree program at KU in the fall. This scholarship award provides each recipient with $10,000 for their first year, with half payable to the student at the beginning of the first semester of enrollment in the graduate program (fall), and half payable at the beginning of the second semester of enrollment (spring). In addition to funding, scholars also participate in a scholar development program, where students attend workshops, communication coaching, and other events. This program is provided by the Self Graduate Fellowship Department in order to help scholars develop leadership skills and professional development training for a successful future career.
Who are the Scholars?
Self Memorial Scholars are students who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees at The University of Kansas, and have decided to continue their graduate education as Jayhawks! Each of the scholars who are selected to join the scholarship have demonstrated their success as an undergraduate student and their potential for success in graduate education. Self Memorial Scholars are selected because they have shown achievement in leadership and scholarship, and possess “the ability to envision and attain goals that require exceptional energy and tenacity.”