KUEST ONE Scholars

KUEST ONE is a weeklong engineering acclimation program sponsored by KU’s IHAWKe Diversity and Women’s Engineering Programs. The benefits of KUEST ONE Scholars are:

  • One-year Scholarship
  • Moving in to your housing at KU a week early
  • Meeting current and new IHAWKe engineering students
  • Learning more about KU, the School of Engineering and their many resources
  • Engaging in fun engineering and skill-building activities
  • Becoming part of a living learning community

During their first year, KUEST ONE Scholars will participate in project-based service learning and research and outreach activities, all while receiving academic support, advising, and training to become successful engineering students and graduates.

Selection to the KUEST ONE Scholars Program will be based on academic merits, financial need, and first-generation status. The application process includes an application questionnaire, a recommendation from a teacher or community leader, and evidence of desire to advance the well-being and education of underrepresented minorities. The application questionnaire should highlight how the student has overcome challenges, how they have worked to advance minorities through education, and how they imagine engineering and computing can help them change the world. The recommendation letter should include why the student is a good fit for the KUEST ONE program based on how the student has overcome challenges and how the student has worked with others to achieve classroom and/or community goals.

Preferred Eligibility requirements:

  • B or greater average in high school math and science classes
  • 3.0 high school G.P.A. or greater
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Member of underrepresented minority group, low-income, or first-generation college student

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Recommendation from teacher, school counselor or community leader
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript

Incomplete applications will be considered on a case-by- case basis. Applicants will automatically be considered for the IHAWKe financial scholarship program.