In order to become a Self Memorial Scholar for the 2023-2024 academic year, students must first meet a number of criteria at the time of scholarship application (APPLICATION PORTAL WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 6, 2023).
Have been admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree program at the University of Kansas (as confirmed by graduate studies application and letter of admission)
Earned or will earn first bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas during the 2022-2023 academic year (includes fall, spring, and summer semester)
Will be enrolled as a full-time graduate student during the scholarship year (fall 2023 and spring 2024)
Will be in the first year of graduate study when Self Memorial Scholarship funding begins (fall 2023)
Domestic and international students are eligible
Ability to attend approximately 10 mandatory, in-person Scholar Development Programs in Lawrence, Kansas during the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters
The following students are ineligible for the Self Memorial Scholarship:
Programs that do not require a separate graduate studies application and letter of admittance
Students admitted as non-degree seeking graduate students
Students solely pursuing a graduate certificate program
Students enrolled part-time in a graduate degree
Students who have received and accepted KU funded graduate fellowship support including, but not limited to, the Bernadette-Gray Little Graduate Fellowship, University Graduate Fellowship, Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship, and Self Graduate Fellowship.
Students who are unable to attend the mandatory, in-person Scholar Development Programs