KU's enrollment reflects the highest-achieving student population in our history, and our retention and graduation rates are at an all-time high. We are recruiting the best and brightest students, but we need help to ensure they have the resources to succeed.

One of the most important factors for students debating a KU education is the availability of scholarships. As state support declines, scholarships become even more critical. Three areas of scholarship need are:


  • General/Unrestricted Scholarships — Over 59 percent of KU students receive renewable scholarships. As our university continues to attract new students from all walks of life, these funds are critical for affordability.

  • Scholarship Hall Scholarships — KU is home to 12 unique scholarship halls, which are much more than just a place of residence. Students have many living options, but nothing compares to the camaraderie, cooperation and strong sense of family experienced while living in a scholarship hall.

  • Study Abroad Scholarships — Nearly 30 percent of KU students study abroad. The opportunity for Jayhawks to visit new lands and experience other cultures is invaluable to their education. 

Every gift to One Day. One KU. makes a meaningful difference for our students. Thank you!

Christine Pederson Study Abroad Challenge
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