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Developing Scholars Program  

Apply to be a graduate research assistant

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry is hiring a graduate research assistant. The graduate research assistant shall be a graduate student enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours per semester at Kansas State University. See the job description to learn more and apply. 

Check out the latest issue of the Scholars' Scope!

Student Spotlight

Alumnus, Marcus Dominguez, senior in Sociology, was awarded an international Gilman Travel Award. Marcus will be traveling to Costa Rica to polish his Spanish before law school. He also was selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society this spring. His research over the past three years in DSP has focused on immigration laws and immigrant population trends in Kansas. 


Marcus presented his research at Posters at the Capitol in February.




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.