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Developing Scholars Program

What is DSP?

DSP is a program within the larger Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research. DSP offers high-achieving, serious-minded, first generation and/or historically underrepresented students research projects in their field of study with faculty mentors. Scholars will receive academic, social, and financial support while becoming integrated into the intellectual climate of the university.

Scholars will enroll in an introductory research seminar course for each semester of their first year. Additionally, all Scholars will attend monthly meetings consisting of team-building, lectures, presentations, and community service.

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What does DSP provide?

  • Structured, faculty-supported opportunities for selected students who typically have not been well-represented in higher education
  • Research experience in any field of study that K-State offers from the sciences, the humanities, education, business, agriculture, the arts, and everything in-between
  • A motivated peer group of achievers and leaders
  • A semesterly stipend of $1,250.00 to support your research

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Reach out to DSP Staff for more information on the program, upcomming events, applications and for general inquiries.