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University Scholars and Global Scholars Recommendation Form

All recommendations are due by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018. If you are unable to complete an online recommendation, please contact the University Honors Program at 864-4225.

Note: All applicants waive the right to view this letter of recommendation per University/Global Scholars Programs' policy.

To the Recommender:  The above student is applying to become a University Scholar or a Global Scholar. Recommendations are due by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, September 20th. Formal letters are not required.

The University Scholars and Global Scholars Programs at the University of Kansas are designed to recognize and encourage KU's most academically talented and motivated undergraduate students who have demonstrated intellectual achievement and curiosity. Students are selected in a competitive process. Through interdisciplinary coursework, mentorship, student networks, and research experience, the programs provide a cohort of students with opportunities to develop their intellectual capabilities and interests to the fullest and better prepare them for careers, further study, and leadership roles in today’s complex society. The University Scholars and Global Scholars Programs are coordinated respectively by the University Honors Program and the Office of International Programs.

The scholars attend a special seminar class in the spring and are matched with a faculty mentor. Students in the Global Scholars Program will conduct internationally-focused research and study abroad as part of the program requirements. This year, the selection committee will chose 45 sophomores (15 in each seminar). The committee would appreciate your frank assessment of the student. We appreciate your assistance with the following questions:

Below 50%Above 50%Top 25%Top 10%Top 5%Top 1%Inadequate Opportunity to Observe
intellectual ability
analytical & problem solving
intellectual curiosity/eagerness to learn
research ability
writing ability
speaking ability
interpersonal communication
academic motivation
potential for leadership
openness to and tolerance for new ideas
civic engagement
You may enter brief comments about the student here. We do not require formal letters of recommendation.

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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