Financial Aid


All graduate students in Medicinal Chemistry receive financial support upon admission and enrollment, including stipend and associated fringe plus full tuition. The stipend most often takes the form of a research assistantship and is formally considered to be employment. No special application is required for consideration for financial support.

The basic stipend offered by the department is competitive nationally, especially when combined with the low cost of living in Lawrence. It ensures that students are able to concentrate fully on their studies and research.

Special Awards

Students with outstanding undergraduate records and who show exceptional promise may be eligible for a number of special awards, including the Edward E. Smissman Scholarship and the Mathias P. Mertes Scholarship.

Graduate Training Programs

Outstanding domestic students and permanent U.S. residents can also compete to become a trainee under the National Institutes of Health Graduate Training Program in Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology.

Self Graduate Fellowships

Exceptionally qualified applicants also may be considered for the prestigious Self Graduate Fellowships, University Graduate Fellowships or Chancellorā€™s Doctoral Fellowships.

Federal Financial Aid and General Scholarships

SeeĀ KU Financial Aid & Scholarships for information about federal financial aid and general scholarships.