CLAS Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce several scholarships and awards available to students pursuing a major in the College. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity by submitting an online application. Brief descriptions of the scholarships and awards can be found below.

  • Betty Wahlstedt Student Memorial Scholarship

For outstanding undergraduates majoring in Psychology, Sociology or Anthropology.

  • Hilden Gibson Scholarship

For outstanding juniors who are studying in the social sciences, preparing to enter their senior year.

  • John Ise Award

For outstanding undergraduates majoring in Economics, Political Science, History, or Sociology.

  • Paul B. Lawson Scholarship

For outstanding juniors preparing to enter their senior year.

  • Van Eekeren Family Scholarship

For undergraduates with GPA between 2.5 and 3.2 and no withdrawals.

  • Veta B. Lear Award

For a freshman who has earned a 4.0 in his/her first semester at KU. This is awarded as a credit to the KU Bookstore.

How To Apply:

  1. Log in to Academic Works using your KU credentials
  2. Complete the general application
  3. Once you have completed the general application then click here to complete the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarships & Awards Application.
    1. You will apply for all of the above awards with one application.  The system will then automatically match you with those in which you are eligible. 

Additional information can be found here. All application materials are due by 5 p.m. on March 8, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Schwien at collegeawards@ku.edu.

We look forward to receiving your application!