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Scholarships & Aid

This site provides resources for scholarships, grants, loans, and other financial aid. Center staff are also happy to meet individually with students to explore additional resources. You may also find the "Scholarships for Women" site to be useful. For more information about financial aid please contact the University of Kansas Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Graduate students are encouraged to visit the Office of Graduate Studies for useful resources.

Resources are listed by topic areas.

KU Women 4 KU Women Fund

Many women students encounter situations in college where they need a ‘lift’ in order to get beyond obstacles or challenges in their path. Women Philanthropists for KU has created KU Women 4 KU Women Fund to “send the elevator down” in order to assist women to fulfill their educational and career goals. This fund provides one-time assistance for currently enrolled full-time KU senior or graduate women students on the Lawrence campus with an emergency or urgent need. This can include assistance for needs such as conferences, graduate exam application fees, textbooks, or job interview costs.

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Terri Knoll Johnson Award

Alpha Delta Kappa

National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education

Women in Higher Education

Non-Traditional Women Students
Heritage Specific Scholarships
LGBTQ Scholarships
Learn more about KU LGBTQ Scholarships and find out how to apply here.
Miscellaneous Grants, Scholarships, & Fellowships

Did You Know..
  • Only 23% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women, compared to 24% three years ago
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature, only 40 are women
  • Only 3 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 31% of Kansas families with a single-female head of household live below the poverty level
  • Median earnings in Kansas for women are just 77% of what median earnings are for men

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