The mission of the Developing Scholars Program is:
to increase the number of intellectually curious students of color and first generation college students who choose KSU
to improve retention of such underrepresented students by matching students with faculty mentors for the purpose of providing early opportunities for scholarly research
to guide more of such underrepresented students toward graduate or professional school
to provide a more diverse community of workers for the twenty-first century.
Axiom of Achievement
Achievements from the 2012-2013 School Year
Jenny Barriga: First DSP Scholar to receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Phuoc Bui: Scholar received The University Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research Award and Outstanding Graduating Senior Award.
Michelle Foster: Scholar received Outstanding Graduating Senior Award.
William Duren: Scholar received the IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship.
Cancer Research Awards: 12 Scholars won awards this year.
Brooke Williams: Scholar received The Doreen Shanteau Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Inaugural Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol: Scholars Stephanie Skinner and Caleb Wurth presented their research for the Kansas Board of Regents.
Sofia Sabates: Scholar received first place in Undergraduate poster presentations at the annual K-State Research Forum.
Nallely Barron-Garcia: Scholar initiated into Phi Kappa Phi.
Alternative Spring Break: Scholars represented three groups that traveled to Chicago, Memphis, and Denver for community service projects.