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Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs

Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs
Kansas State University
224 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506

Office Hours:
M-F: 8-12pm / 1pm-5pm

785-532-6276 office
785-532-6339 fax

Morris Family Multicultural Student Center

Kansas State University
Morris Family Multicultural Student Center
915 Mid-Campus Drive South
Manhattan, KS 66506

Summer Hours:
M-F: 8am-5pm


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Joey Lee Garmon Scholarship

Joey Lee Garmon, an African American male, was born August 20, 1947, in a predominately European American community.  In this setting, it was not uncommon to have teachers and students engage in racial abuses in the classroom.  When a person from a different racial/ethnic background walked down the street, he/she was often met with racial harassment.  In addition, there was overt discrimination in seeking employment as a person of color.

Within this community, Joey Lee Garmon was unable to find sensitive nurturing of his cultural identity in either the school system or in the community.  Like so many young people in desperate and hopeless situations, Joey Lee Garmon gave up on himself and turned to drugs.  On August 30, 1972, at the age of 24, he committed suicide.

There are two different scholarships available. The Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Multicultural Student Scholarship is directed towards students of historically underrepresented backgrounds. The applicant must be of an ethnic group that has been historically and traditionally oppressed in the achievement of academic and leadership endeavors to include applicants of African American, American Indian, Asian American, and Latinx American heritage. The Undergraduate Social Justice Scholarship can be awarded to any student of any background with a strong record of social justice activism.

Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs will give out 5 scholarships total; 3 Multicultural Student Scholarships and 2 Social Justice Scholarships. Scholarship recipients will each receive $700.


The deadline date for applications is Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Completed application materials may be delivered to 224 Anderson Hall or emailed to Adam Carr at arcarr@k-state.edu.


Undergraduate Multicultural Scholarship (PDF)
Undergraduate Scholarship for Social Justice (PDF)