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Jayhawk Generations Scholarship Policy

Policy
Purpose: 

This policy outlines the eligibility requirements for the Jayhawk Generations Scholarship, renewal criteria, the length of the scholarship, waiver amounts, and any exceptions to the scholarship.

Applies to: 

First-time non-resident freshmen at the University of Kansas

Campus: 
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

The Jayhawk Generations Scholarship was established as a partial tuition waiver for first-time freshman who have a parent, step-parent, legal guardian, step-grandparent, grandparent, step-great grandparent and great grandparent and/or legal guardian who graduated from the University of Kansas and who meet certain academic requirements.

The University of Kansas offers a partial tuition waiver renewable for up to
four years (48 months) to qualifying newly admitted freshmen.

Eligibility

     1. Nonresident, first-time freshmen who have a parent, step-parent, legal guardian, step-grandparent, grandparent, step-great grandparent and great grandparent and/or legal guardian who graduated from KU must submit a complete admission application by November 1 to be considered for the Jayhawk Generation Scholarship, a partial tuition waiver.

          A. Prospective transfer students or graduate students are not eligible for the Jayhawk Generation Scholarship

     2. A complete undergraduate application consists of the following:

          A. Submission of the undergraduate admission application found at www.admissions.ku.edu/apply

          B. Application fee

          C. Self-reported high school GPA

          D. Self-reported ACT and/or SAT scores (math and critical reading sections only)

          E. List of senior year courses.

          F. Applicant must identify the applicant as having a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent or legal guardian on admission application as a KU graduate

     3. For the Summer/Fall 2014-2016 and Summer/Fall 2014-2016 freshmen class, students must have earned at least a 3.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and at least a 24 ACT/1090 SAT to receive the Jayhawk Generation Scholarship. Scholarship levels are as follows:

          A. ACT Composite score of 24 ACT/1090-1120 SAT (math and critical reading sections only) will receive a 20% partial tuition waiver

          B. ACT Composite score of 25-27 ACT/ 1130-1240 SAT or higher (math and critical reading sections only) will receive a 30% partial tuition waiver

          C. ACT Composite score of +28/1250 SAT or higher (math and critical reading sections only) will receive a partial tuition waiver assessed at 150% of resident tuition plus an additional $2000 Scholarship.

     4. For the Summer/Fall 2013 freshmen class, students must have earned at least a 3.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and at least a 24 ACT/1090 SAT to receive the Jayhawk Generation Scholarship. Scholarship levels are as follows:

          A. ACT Composite score of 24-25 ACT/1090-1160 SAT (math and critical reading sections only) will receive a 20% partial tuition waiver

          B. ACT Composite score of 26-27ACT/ 1170-1240 SAT or higher (math and critical reading sections only) will receive a 30% partial tuition waiver

          C. ACT Composite score of +28/+1250 SAT or higher (math and critical reading sections only) will receive a partial tuition waiver assessed at 150% of resident tuition

     5. Alumni status of awardees will be verified by the Office of the Registrar.

     6. Jayhawk Generation is a four-year renewable scholarship. Recipients will receive Jayhawk Generation Scholarship for eight semesters of undergraduate study or until graduation, whichever comes first.

          A. Recipients must adhere to scholarship renewal criteria to receive the Jayhawk Generation Scholarship

     7. Scholarship recipients who were admitted on or after Summer/Fall 2015 must successfully complete a minimum of 30 KU hours each academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer), maintain at least a 3.4 cumulative KU GPA and continue to be assessed non-resident tuition rates. 

     8. Scholarship recipients who were admitted between Summer/Fall 2012 and Summer/Fall 2014 must successfully complete a minimum of 30 KU hours each academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer), maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative KU GPA and continue to be assessed non-resident tuition rates.

Initial eligibility requirements are verified by Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Office of the Registrar.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

Any student paying non-resident tuition who has been approved for the Jayhawk Generations Scholarship whose tuition status changes to resident because of a residency classification change, fee privileges or special rates (excluding Midwest Student Exchange) will not be eligible for the Jayhawk Generations Scholarship. The Financial Aid & Scholarship office will monitor scholarship recipients on a regular basis and if the student is paying resident tuition rates the scholarship will be revoked effective for the next semester.

Contact: 

Gail Sherron, Associate Director
Financial Aid and Scholarships
KU Visitor Center
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7576
Phone: (785) 864-5418
gsherron@ku.edu

 

Approved by: 
Gail Sherron, Brenda Maigaard
Approved on: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Effective on: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Background: 

K.S.A. 76-719c (as amended July 2009)

Definitions: 
Non-resident tuition: Tuition rates equal to out-of-state tuition rates
 
Resident tuition rates: Tuition rates equal to in-state tuition rates
 
Fee privilege or special rates: A waiver of out-of-state tuition charges
 
Tuition Compact: Tuition rate set for a four-year period that is assessed to certain categories of students
Keywords: 
Jayhawk Generations; Midwest Student Exchange Program; MSEP; Scholarships; Partial tuition waivers; Financial Aid & Scholarships; Scholarship renewal criteria; Non-Resident Tuition; Admissions
Review, Approval & Change History: 

07/01/2016: Updated to remove gendered pronouns.

Updated and Approved:

August 2010

June 2011

August 18, 2011

August 7, 2012

November 30, 2012

August 23, 2013

August 15, 2014

September 11, 2015

Academic Categories: 
Enrollment
Financial Categories: 
Student Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
Student Life Categories: 
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