How to Apply

Scholarship Hall offers will begin going out early January and will be sent out at the end of every month. Current residents interested in an immediate move to the Schol Hall community should contact Keesa Shrader to check on available space.

We look forward to reviewing your materials for KU Scholarship Halls. As a "schol haller" you'll live, study, eat, and help build traditions that create a family atmosphere in which you'll know and care for others long after graduation. Any prospective or current undergraduate student may enter this competitive selection process.

If you do not receive a scholarship hall offer for the fall, you may apply for the spring semester. There will be Scholarship Hall openings for the spring semester because students graduate, study abroad, or pursue other opportunities. If students are not chosen for a January opening, they remain on the list for consideration during spring semester; however, applications do not remain active for the next academic year.

To submit a complete packet of materials:

Sign contract

Once you're admitted to KU and have a KU online ID, sign your on-line housing contract. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship hall, you will need to have already applied for Student Housing and agreed to the contract terms.

Submit a short answer essay

Students who do not have an active KU Student Housing contract for the term for which they are applying will not be able to submit a scholarship hall application. But if you do have an active contract, here's how to submit the short answer essay:

  • Login to the myKU portal
  • Select “Services”
  • Click the green “Log in to Housing” button
  • Click “Scholarship Hall Application”
  • Answer the essay "Why do you want to live in the scholarship hall community?" There is a 250-word limit.

GPA, test scores

Your GPA and test scores are reviewed for academic achievement. They were part of your Admissions application and you don't need to re-send them.

Financial Aid

Your FAFSA is reviewed to assess financial need. It was part of your student financial aid application and you don't need to re-send it. Applicants can be considered without completing FAFSA.

More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities