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KU’s Global Scholars Program selects highly motivated sophomores with an interest in international studies for a unique educational experience. The program emphasizes intercultural learning opportunities and faculty-mentored research in preparing Scholars to become innovative leaders and thoughtful global citizens.

Scholars receive a $1,000 scholarship toward a KU-approved, credit-bearing study abroad program.

Scholars will participate in Memory in a Global Perspective, a three-credit hour interdisciplinary seminar course for the 2017 spring semester. Professor Elizabeth MacGonagle will lead Scholars in an exploration of the ways that memory shapes our global society. Scholars will examine how memory influences politics, identities, and historical concepts.

Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor for an original research project. Through this project, Scholars gain hands-on research experience, test their problem-solving capabilities, and develop strong references. In the spring of their senior year, Scholars present their research at the Global Scholars Symposium.

Networking events each semester allow cohorts to interact with one another and faculty across campus. Guest speakers discuss cultural competence, leadership skills, and other important topics for career success. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students who are beginning their second year of college
  • Students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Students who have an interest in international studies

Students may apply to the Global Scholars Program OR the University Scholars Program.

Questions? Email Michelle Ward, mmward@ku.edu

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