Leadership Scholarships

James A. Long Leadership Scholarship

The James A. Long Leadership Scholarship was created to honor Jim Long's accomplishments on behalf of the KU Memorial Unions and the University. This scholarship was established with Long's departure as director of the unions to become Vice Provost for Facilities Planning & Management. Long became director of the Memorial Unions in 1983 and served until 1999. He was instrumental in revitalizing union programs and facilities, most notably initiating three critical renovations. A native of Newton, he gained his degrees and initial union experience at Emporia State University before becoming Associate Director of the University Union at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

The scholarship's are awarded annually, which typically takes place in April or May. New scholarship information will be posted in April. For more information contact SILC at 785-864-4861.

Nontraditional Student Scholarships

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center administers the award process for Nontraditional student Endowment and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) scholarships.  Below are descriptions of each scholarship awarded:

Peedee Brown Award — Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, full or part-time enrollment.  Preference given to unmarried custodial parent.


Mary C. Breakey Award — Graduate or undergraduate female, Kansas resident, 1-6 credit hour enrollment only.


Soad El-Hodiri Award — Undergraduate only, male or female, full or part-time enrollment.


Paula Gottdenker Award — Graduate or undergraduate female, age 50 or older, unmarried, full or part-time enrollment.


EOF Nontraditional Student Leader/Veteran Need Scholarship — Undergraduate only, enrolling in 6 or more credit hours for Fall 2017. Demonstrate significant contributions to campus and/or community.


Guidelines and applications will be available in March and will be due in April electronically or to the SILC office.  With the exception being the Peedee Brown Award, all scholarships require financial need (filling out a FAFSA with Financial Aid) as a primary criterion.  Scholarships that require financial need as a primary criterion will need a FAFSA packet filled out with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships as part of the application process. The amount and number of awards may vary each year. A selection committee will determine who will be awarded and the amount to be awarded to each selected applicant. For more information contact SILC at 864-4861.


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