Today, Student Body President Morgan Said announced the creation of a new scholarship this morning coming out of the Student Senate offices. This $2,500-per-student scholarship, formally named the Ad Astra per Aspera Scholarship, will be granted to two first generation students who intend to pursue a career in public service.
“It is vital that the Student Senate prioritize the fiscal and educational needs of University students, especially in a time where the University is forced to tighten its belt due to a lack of State and Federal funding,” Said said. “I understand the burden of tuition and books and fees, and I am hopeful that this scholarship will succeed in supporting our students who intend to someday give back to communities such as Higher Education institutions.”
The scholarship recipients will be selected by the Educational Opportunity Fund Board, which is chaired by the Student Body President and comprised of nine voting University students. The recipients will be introduced to the Student Senate at the March 11 Student Senate meeting.
“It’s important that the Student Senators see their impact in real-time, and that our student population understands the scope of the Student Senate’s interest in the needs of the student body,” Said said.
For more information, or to ask questions, email senate.ku.edu