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Giving to the Honors Program

Alumni and friends like you make it possible for our students to go farther, to do more, and to learn more deeply. We would be tremendously grateful if you gave online by using the buttons below. Online giving is secure, speedy, and simple thanks to KU Endowment, the non-profit fundraising organization that supports KU.

To learn more about how contributions to University Honors are used, please see the fund descriptions below.

Support Honors Opportunity Awards

Mary Klayder Study Abroad Opportunity Award

Honors Program Development FundThese awards support students participating in Honors Study Abroad Programs led by Dr. Mary Klayder - Travel Writing and Costa Rica, The London Review, and The British Summer Institute.

University Honors Program General Fund

Honors Program Development FundThis unrestricted fund supports Honors Opportunity Awards, which provide transformational experiences to our students. These experiences include internships, study abroad opportunities, and service work.

J. Michael Young Opportunity Award Fund

J. Michael Young Opportunity Award FundThe J. Michael Young Opportunity Award provides funds to Honors Students including internships, study abroad opportunities, service work and research. This fund is in memory of J. Michael Young, professor of Philosophy and director of the University Honors Program from 1990 to 1995. Read More

The McClelland Honors Research Endowment

The McClelland Honors Research EndowmentThis fund, established by Drs. Gary (c'69) and Lou (c'69) McClelland, supports student research in the Honors Program.

Other Funds

The two funds below support University Honors students beyond the Honors Opportunity Awards.

Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett Outstanding Contribution Award

Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett Outstanding Contribution AwardThis fund recognizes an Honors student each year at Freshman Honors Convocation who demonstrates leadership, innovation, and engagement in the University Honors Program. The UHP selects a student who has served as a hands-on role model for peers, developed new programs for current and future Honors students, and/or has made a transformational mark on the University of Kansas.

University Scholars Enhancement Fund

The Francis Heller FundThe University Scholars Program offers scholarship support, faculty mentors, and an interdisciplinary seminar experience for twenty of KU's most talented students. Recent seminar topics include The Rhetoric of the Nobel Prize, Kansas City, and Law and Society. Students selected as University Scholars often become KU nominees for prestigious national scholarship competitions, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Truman Scholarships.

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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Other ways to Give:

For information on other ways to give, please visit the KU Endowment web site. Or for information on other opportunities to assist the Honors Program, please contact Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, at (785) 864-4225 or kamf@ku.edu.

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