KU Housing Scholarships

Apartments and Jayhawk Towers

Find the community you live in to review the criteria for individual scholarships available to current residents in that community. The scholarships listed under specific communities may require that you currently live there, as well as return there next year.

You will also complete eligibility questions that will assist you in determining what scholarships you may be eligible for when you apply now. Some scholarships do require, or give preference to, students with demonstrated financial need. All scholarship applicants are encouraged to complete the FASFA.

Note: The award amount listed next to the scholarship name is approximate, based on the amount awarded last year. The award amount is anticipated to be the same or greater this year.

Any Apartment Residents

Campbell-Wright Leadership Scholarship

Fred McElhenie Scholarship

This fully endowed scholarship fund provides an annual scholarship to an undergraduate student residing in one of the facilities operated by KU Student Housing. This scholarship was established from the donations of friends and colleagues of Fred McElhenie in appreciation of his 37 years of unequaled dedication and professional employment within the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Kansas. Mr. McElhenie retired as the Associate Director of Student Housing for Residence Life in October of 1999.

Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students currently residing in facilities operated by KU Student Housing. Student “salaried” employees are not eligible. Recipients will not be eligible to receive any other scholarships collaboratively administered with KU Student Housing.

Criteria: Recipients will have demonstrated significant and positive involvement in assisting others in a volunteer status within the KU community, the City of Lawrence, or their hometown. Financial need and demonstrated leadership in Student Housing and/or in campus organizations will also be taken into consideration.

Application process: The scholarship application must include name, KUID, and year in school. Applicants must answer the following essay questions:

  1. Describe (1) how you have contributed to the Lawrence and/or KU community; and (2) how you have grown as a result of these experiences.
  2. Describe your leadership experiences at KU, and in what way you wish to continue to grow and develop as a leader to positively impact your community.