Welcome to the Developing Scholars Program!

**NOW HIRING: Developing Scholars Coordinator

Tenths time allotted: .5 for 12 months, term appointment

Current salary: $20,000

Minimum degree/ preferred degree: Masters in Communications/Writing, Student Personnel, Management, or Sciences

Required: 1 year experience in an academic setting interacting with students, faculty, and staff. Evidence of strong writing skills.

Preferred experience: Demonstrated interest in ensuring that students from underrepresented backgrounds excel as undergraduates; experience in research and library usage, strong communication and computer skills. Science background also a plus.

Job responsibilities required of the position: The coordinator’s responsibilities are to monitor and support the academic progress of Developing Scholars participants; facilitate problem-solving; plan events and coordinate efforts in collaboration with staff in the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry; facilitate community service and leadership-building projects; maintain supporting documents and collaborate with OURCI staff on other tasks deemed appropriate by the director.

Send letter of interest, resume, and two references to: alexboyd@k-state.edu (preferred) or to Developing Scholars, c/o Alexandra Boyd, 103 Leadership Studies, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Screening of applications begins July 18, 2014 and continues until filled.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

We've moved! Come see us at Wildcat Landing Suite 001, 1800 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502









Scholars, we hope you are enjoying your summer! We can't wait to welcome you back in August!


  • Monday, August 25: First day of classes
  • Sunday, September 7: DSP Induction, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • September 22-26: Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Awareness Week
  • Sunday, October 12: "Food for Thought" Potluck 

1st year

“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.