Scholarship Application

The Madison & Lila Self Memorial Scholarship application portal is CLOSED. For questions, please contact the Self Graduate Programs Recruitment Coordinator, Daniel Rivera at



It is important that students meet various deadlines in order to be considered 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 at the bottom of this webpage.

Application opens on February 7, 2022.


Once accepted into a KU graduate program, submit the Self Memorial Scholarship application. Ensure delivery of all materials by the application deadline: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at noon.

End of March: Committee reviews scholarship applications. 


The 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 29: Latest deadline for student acceptance of the offer.