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Global Scholars and University Scholars programs

Friday, September 1, 2017

  Global Scholars (www.globalscholars.ku.edu)

Fifteen Global Scholars are selected for this internationally oriented program. It emphasizes intercultural learning and faculty mentored research.

Each Global Scholar:

  • enrolls in an interdisciplinary seminar with a global focus;
  • partners with a faculty mentor to do internationally focused research; and,
  • receives a $1,000 scholarship for a KU-approved study abroad program.

This year’s seminar will be taught by University Distinguished Professor Town Peterson on Biodiversity and Biodiversity Scholarship Around the World. As seniors, Scholars will present their research at the Global Scholars Research Symposium.

Eligibility Requirements
▪ Beginning sophomore year ▪ Interest in international studies ▪ Minimum 3.5 GPA

 

  University Scholars (honors.ku.edu/university-scholars)

Every year, 20 outstanding second-year students from a variety of disciplines are selected to become the new generation of University Scholars.
Each University Scholar:

  • receives a one-time $1,500 scholarship;
  • is connected with a faculty mentor; and
  • enrolls in an interdisciplinary seminar taught by a faculty member noted for a distinguished teaching record.

This year, the course will be taught by Distinguished Professor David Roediger, Chairperson of the Department of American Studies, on the topic of Herman Melville’s America: Studying Inequality, Literature, and History. The University Scholars Program is now entering its 37th year, and counts over 600 alumni from a variety of disciplines

Eligibility Requirements
▪ Beginning sophomore year  ▪ Minimum 3.75 GPA



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