The mission of the University of Kansas is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world. As prospective graduate students, you are an essential part of that mission. We want to make sure that you are aware of all the unique opportunities and resources that KU has to offer our graduate student innovators, educators, change-makers and leaders on campus.
Self Graduate Programs administers two distinct programs that support graduate students: the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship and the Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship. The information below is to help you, the prospective graduate student, understand if any of these programs are right for you.
Self Graduate Programs Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As a department that supports graduate students at the University of Kansas, Self Graduate Programs is committed to recruiting, retaining, and equitably supporting the diverse needs and identities of all students. The interdisciplinary nature of the fellowship recognizes the inherent value that comes from having fellows across a variety of disciplines, intellectual viewpoints, values, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences. The Self Graduate Programs also recognizes that it plays a critical role in reducing the barriers that many students face when pursuing a doctoral degree, and will continue to work towards instilling leadership skills and professional development that supports students well beyond their degree.
The Self Graduate Programs will continue to uphold the University of Kansas mission by providing opportunities for intellectual growth and professional development, regardless of a person’s social, cultural, and economic background.