Scholarship Application

The Madison & Lila Self Memorial Scholarship application portal will be open Monday, February 6, 2023 through Monday, March 6, 2023. 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 your chosen academic department to confirm application deadlines and required information. Identify good sources for letters of recommendation. Update resume. Submit graduate school application when complete.


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


Review the website for Scholar information. Prepare materials including an updated resume, personal statement 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 6, 2023.


Once accepted into a KU graduate program, submit the Self Memorial Scholarship application. Ensure delivery of all your materials by the application deadline: Monday, March 6, 2023, at noon.

Mid-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 15: Deadline for student acceptance of the offer.