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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.

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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 the 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 existing need. This can include assistance for needs such as conferences, graduate exam application fees, textbooks, or job interview costs.

Application and sign up for an Interview Time

(Please allow two weeks for processing and response time.) 

Feedback form for people who have already received the award

Terri Knoll Johnson Award

This award was established by Dr. Kelly Johnson, Lecturer in the Biology Dept., to honor his wife Terri, who died of breast cancer in 2005. Terri was Development Director for KU Endowment and proud mother of a daughter and two sons. Following her diagnosis, she became a tireless advocate, speaker and educator to raise awareness about breast cancer. This award is currently closed for this year. 


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1,000 Dreams
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