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 housing@ku.edu 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.

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.

For 2020-2021, KU Student Housing begins an early review of scholarship hall applications on Nov. 1. Applications must be submitted by March 1 for full consideration. After March 1, applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed, but offers are limited and dependent on space availability.

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.


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