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Developing Scholars Program  

THANK YOU to our faculty mentors, administrative supporters, and student scholars for making the 15th Annual DSP Research Symposium a success!



Read more about the symposium and see more pictures here.

Check out the Scholars' Scope, the annual newsletter of the Developing Scholars Program!

Take a look at these exciting opportunities:
Scholarships for 2014-2015
Summer Research Opportunities for 2015

Induction 2014


“A scholar is committed to building on knowledge that others have gathered, correcting it, confirming it, enlarging it.” -Parker J. Palmer

Learn more about the Developing Scholars Program


Program Profile and Highlights:

  • 57% first-generation college students
  • ACT Range: 17-34
  • 82% graduation rate
  • Fullbright Scholarship Recipient
  • Goldwater Scholarship Recipient 
  • Four Teach for America Awardees
  • Cancer Research Awards every year since 2000 (12 awards in Fall 2012)
  • Three medical doctors, five in medical school, three in dentistry
  • Two students in chiropractic school, one optometrist
  • Eight architects, ten engineers
  • Five veterinary graduates
  • Three attorneys
  • Three University Distinguished Undergraduate in Research Awards
  • Thirteen Outstanding Senior awards in thirteen years

Excelencia In Education Honorable Mention

Excelencia in Education is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. In 2009, the Developing Scholars Program was recognized as an Example of Excelencia Honorable Mention. Kansas State University was the only school acknowledged in the Midwest in 2009.