KU Funding Opportunities
The Jarosewycz Family Scholarship
Established by CREES donor Peter Jarosewycz, the Jarosewycz Family Scholarship is awarded to REES MA students with strong interests in Ukranian studies.
Award amount: $1,000 per semester__________________________________________________________________
Awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students, this award is intended for those who have shown a strong dedication to the study of Southeast Europe and the Former Yugoslavia.
Award amount: $1,500 per semester
Palij Ukrainian Studies Award
An annual award given to a REES MA student who shows a strong dedication to Ukrainian studies.
Award amount: $75 of academic books
Amy Murphy, MA REES, is the 2012 recipient of the Palij Ukrainian Studies Award.
The Norman E. Saul Travel Award
Named after KU History Emeritus Professor Norman E. Saul, these travel awards support REES undergraduate and graduate students with professional development travel grants for research or to REES-related conferences. If you would like to apply for a Travel Award, contact the CREES Director.
The Bramlage Family Foundation Scholarship
Thanks to a generous gift from the Bramlage Family Foundation, CREES provides an annual fellowship to a student with strong connections to the state of Kansas.
Award amount: $3,000 per year
Matthew Cotton (REES MA), Bramlage Family Foundation Scholarship recipient, 2012
KU Graduate School Fellowships
Qualified REES students are also eligible to be nominated for awards offered through the KU Graduate School. For more information about these awards, contact the KU Graduate School. Please remember that students must be nominated for these awards.
Honors/First Year Fellowships
These competitive awards provide a full tuition waiver as well as a $14,000 stipend for the first year of graduate study. The awards are not renewable. The REES program will nominate a student to the Graduate School if the strength of that student's record merits consideration.
Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Foundation
The REES program may also nominate two continuing students for awards offered through the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Foundation: The Jerry Smith Scholarship for International Studies and the Eddie Jacobsen Memorial Foundation Scholarship. These two awards of $1,000 are for one year and are non-renewable. Applicants must pursue courses of study in international relations and diplomacy and demonstrate potential for a career in international service.
Henry J. Talge Memorial Scholarship
Students from the Kansas City metropolitan area are eligible for the Henry J. Talge Memorial Scholarship, which is offered through the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Foundation. Students entering the junior or senior year of undergraduate study or the first year of graduate study who are focusing on international studies (including REES) are eligible for this award of $5,000. Applicants must have their permanent address in the five-county Kansas City metro area (Jackson, Platte, Clay, Johnson, and Wyandotte counties). For more information, contact the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Foundation.
Fellowships for International Students
Information about financial aid for international students is available from the International Education Financial Aid Database. The web site of the Association of International Educators also offers information on funding for international students.
American Association of University Women International Fellowships
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships funds full-time study in a degree program. The application deadline for this award is in December. For more information, contact:
- American Association of University Women
- 1111 Sixteenth St. N.W.
- Washington, DC 20036
- Phone: 1-800-326-AAUW
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund
The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund offers scholarships of $6,000 for women planning to study as international students at American universities. You must request an application from the PEO Sisterhood before August 15. For information about the scholarship, contact:
- PEO International
- 3700 Grand Avenue
- Des Moines, IA 50312
- Phone: (515) 255-3153
- Email: email@example.com
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Prospective MA students who meet the requisite qualifications can apply for Graduate Teaching Assistantships in different departments. The Humanities and Western Civilization Program hires graduate students from a variety of disciplines to teach the two-semester Western Civilization course required of all undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Applications for GTA positions in Western Civilization are typically due by February 12. To receive an application for an assistantship in Western Civilization, contact:
- Humanities and Western Civilization Program
- 308 Bailey Hall
- 1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
- Lawrence, KS 66045-2178
- Phone: (785) 864- 3011
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
REES MA students with advanced language skills also have taught sections of introductory Russian in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Applications for these positions are accepted in February. For more information, contact:
- Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
- 2134 Wescoe Hall
- 1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
- Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7590
- Phone: (785) 864-3313
- Email: email@example.com
For information about loans available to KU graduate students and the application process, contact:
- Office of Student Financial Aid
- 50 Strong Hall
- 1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
- Lawrence, KS66045-7535
- Phone: (785) 864-4700
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org