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The Koch Opportunity Scholars program was established in 2016 at the KU School of Business. It is funded and supported through a generous gift from Koch Industries.  The gift is intended to support under-represented and first-generation college students.

Scholarships

The Koch Opportunity Scholarship Fund will support the following scholarships:

Champion of Opportunity Scholar:

One $10,000 in-state/$15,000 out-of-state scholarship to a historically underrepresented or first-generation incoming freshman who has been admitted to the KU School of Business.

Requirements:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of at least a 3.25 and a minimum ACT score of 25 (or 1220 SAT – Reading and Math only);
  • Historically underrepresented and/or first-generation college student;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Admitted to the University of Kansas School of Business;
  • Declared an intent to major in an eligible field within the School of Business on the KU admissions application.  Eligible fields include Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Supply Chain Management.

 

Opportunity Scholar

Up to five $2,500 scholarships to historically underrepresented or first-generation incoming freshmen who have been admitted to the University of Kansas and have an intent to major in business.

Requirements:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of at least a 3.25 and/or a minimum ACT score of 25 (or 1220 SAT – Reading and Math only);
  • Historically underrepresented and/or first generation college student;
  • U.S. citizen;
  • Admitted to the University of Kansas;
  • Declared an intent to major in an eligible field within the School of Business on the KU admissions application.  Eligible fields include Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Supply Chain.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated leadership and/or service experience in a student, professional, educational, or philanthropic setting.

 

All scholarships are annually renewable for up to three additional years (sophomore through senior) provided that the student remains a full-time undergraduate student in good standing with the School of Business and has a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0.

Applicants must complete the online application — which will be live Sept. 1, 2019 — on or by Dec. 15, 2019.