Douglas K. Benson Award for supporting diversity and inclusion

The Professor Douglas K. Benson Award is a $500 to $1,000 student award recognizing contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging on campus. Eligible candidates must be full-time students in the College of Arts and Sciences with a 2.0 GPA or higher. The recipient must attend K-State as an undergraduate student during the academic year for which it is provided.

With this award, the College of Arts and Science, through the Diversity Committee, honors the late Dr. Doug Benson for his tireless advocacy on diversity issues at K-State and beyond.

Learn more about the late Dr. Benson

How to apply

Please submit the following application materials (A+B+C) to no later than 4 p.m. March 15. If March 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the application is due the prior Friday.

A. A resume that includes: Personal contact information including K-State e-mail address; degree pursuing, including major(s), minor(s), cumulative GPA, and year in school; scholarships and awards received; activities; and work experience. Resume help is available at the Career Center.

B. Any form of expression (essay, picture, drawing, dance, music, etc.) representing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. If an essay is submitted, the essay should be no longer than two pages with 1.5 line spacing.

C. A summary, between 150 and 200 words, describing the student’s appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a global world.

By submitting this application, students allow us to verify their academic standing at Kansas State University.