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Returning Resident Scholarships

Student Housing awards more than $275,000 in scholarship funds to returning residents annually. Residents may choose from nearly 50 scholarship opportunities.


Below are the names of nearly 50 scholarships available for returning KU Student Housing residents. Scholarship amounts vary between $900 and $6,000. The criteria for each scholarship are listed on the scholarship application.

Timeline for the 2022–2023 Scholarship Process

The application for the 2022–2023 scholarship process will be open from March 31st through April 17th. All scholarship applications will be reviewed and those receiving scholarships will be notified by the end of May.

To be considered you must:

  1. Live on campus currently.
  2. Sign your housing contract to live on campus next year.
  3. Complete FAFSA or the Institutional Needs Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW) for scholarships that consider financial need.
  4. Apply by signing in to the KU Academic Works website

Residence Halls and Apartments

Qualifying returning residents in residence halls and apartments my apply to these scholarships and awards.

  • Alma Poehler Brook Memorial Scholarship (for women in GSP-Corbin only)
  • Campbell-Wright Memorial Scholarship
  • Caryl Kelley Smith Scholarship
  • Christopher Sowa Leadership Scholarship
  • Fred McElhenie Scholarship
  • GSP/Corbin Outstanding Woman Scholarship

Scholarship Halls

Qualifying returning residents in the scholarship halls my apply to these scholarships and awards.

  • Allan Wicker International Student Scholarship
  • Amanda and Bryce Holt Scholarship
  • Carol and Paul Gerlach Scholarship
  • Chuck and Mary Ladesich Loveland Student Leadership Award
  • Cummings-Engelmann Scholarship
  • Fred McElhenie Scholarship
  • Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle Student Scholar Award
  • Kent E. & Marsha Gilkison Palmberg Scholarship
  • KU Scholarship Halls Scholarship
  • Doug Milroy Engineering Scholarship (men only)
  • Dwight and Kay Brua Patton Scholarship

KK Amini Residents

  • K.K. & Margaret Amini Scholarship

Battenfeld Residents

  • Carlotta Nellis National Merit Scholarship
  • Daniel K. Wanamaker Scholarship
  • Davis Ross Scholarship
  • Drowatzky Family Scholarship
  • E. Dean Werries National Merit Scholarship
  • Florence Montgomery Memorial Scholarship
  • John Curry Battenfeld Memorial Scholarship
  • Philip and Joann Logan Scholarship

Douthart Residents

  • Carlotta Nellis Leadership Scholarship
  • Douthart Dynasty Scholarship

Grace Pearson Residents

  • Grace Pearson Alumni Scholarship
  • Marietta K. Jackson Scholarship

Miller Residents

  • Miller Hall Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Miller Hall Alumnae Scholarship
  • Miller Hall Leadership Scholarship
  • Dr. Robert C. and Lois E. Adams Nelson Scholarship
  • Sally Harshaw Selk Memorial Scholarship

Pearson Residents

  • Dean J. Milroy Scholarship
  • Ely Shrauner Scholarship 
  • Pearson Hall Alumni Scholarship
  • Dr. Robert C. and Lois E. Adams Nelson Scholarship
  • Will Hancock Memorial Scholarship

Sellards Residents

  • Patricia Hackney Miller Scholarship
  • Sara Paretsky Scholarship
  • Sellards Hall Leadership Scholarship
  • Shirley and Wally Strauch Scholarship
  • Sue Callaway Birkholz Memorial Scholarship

Stephenson Residents

  • Dr. Gary Gregg Academic Scholarship
  • Dr. Gary Gregg Leadership Scholarship
  • Lance Storie Foster Memorial Scholarship
  • Ray and Judy Germonprez Scholarship

Watkins Residents

  • Billie Kent Wiedman Scholarship
  • Lela Ross Metzler Scholarship
  • Minnie McDaniel and Leslie B. Robertson Scholarship
  • Muriel Stember Hannig Scholarship
  • Watkins Hall Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Watkins Hall Class of 1946 Scholarship
  • Watkins Hall Leadership Scholarship

Other Scholarships Awarded

These scholarships do not have an application process.

  • Miller Hall Leadership Scholarship
  • Sellards Hall Leadership Scholarship
  • Watkins Hall Leadership Scholarship