College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarships


The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce several scholarships and awards available to students pursuing a major in the College. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity by submitting an online application. Brief descriptions of the scholarships and awards can be found below.

 

Betty Wahlstedt Student Memorial Scholarship

For outstanding undergraduates majoring in Psychology, Sociology or Anthropology. Award amount is $1,200.

Robert M. Sharp Memorial Scholarship

For outstanding undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who are from Illinois. Award amount is $2,000 annually for three years.

Hilden Gibson Scholarship

For outstanding juniors who are studying in the social sciences, preparing to enter their senior year. Award amount is $6,300.

John Ise Award

For outstanding undergraduates majoring in Economics, Political Science, History, or Sociology.  Award amount is $3,000.

Edward L. Ruhe Scholarship

For outstanding undergraduates majoring or minoring in Anthropology, Visual Art, Art History, English, or Film & Media Studies. Award amount is $2,300.

Paul B. Lawson Scholarship

For outstanding juniors preparing to enter their senior year. Award amount is $1,200.  

Van Eekeren Family Scholarship

For undergraduates with GPA between 2.5 and 3.2 and no withdrawals. Award amount is $7,800.

Veta B. Lear Award

For a freshman who has earned a 4.0 in their first semester at KU. This is awarded as a $500 credit to the KU Bookstore.

 

 

How To Apply:

  1. Navigate to ku.academicworks.com.
  2. Click the red sign in button at the top right.
  3. Sign in with your KU credentials.
  4. Complete the General Application if you have not done so already.  It is simply typing your name and today‚Äôs date.
  5. Once you have completed the general application then complete the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarships & Awards Application.
  6. Click the red apply button at the bottom right corner.
    1. You will apply for all of the above awards/scholarships with one application.  The system will then automatically match you with those in which you are eligible. 
  7. Complete and submit your application.

 

All application materials are due by 5 p.m. on March 29, 2024. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Decorie at collegeawards@ku.edu.

 

We look forward to receiving your application!