Self Engineering Leadership Fellows (SELF) Program
About 25 incoming freshmen with a track record of motivation, leadership and action will be selected for this innovative program. SELF Fellows will receive an outstanding enrichment and leadership program paired with $5,000 in fellowship funds in both the freshman and sophomore years and $7,000 in each of the junior and senior years.
Who's Eligible to Apply?
Most students who have been admitted to a program in the KU School of Engineering will be eligible to apply for the SELF Program. Click here to see the basic requirements expected of applicants. Strong candidates will be able to show a track record of attributes that relate to successful leadership.
How to Apply
The application process is now closed for students entering the School of Engineering as freshmen in the fall of 2013. The application for students entering in the fall of 2014 will be made available in September 2013.
The Selection Process
A selection committee will review all materials received by the deadline and will conduct interviews with several of the students who best demonstrate the SELF Program attributes through their application. Learn more.
Questions about the SELF Program or application process should be directed to SELF Program Coordinator Charles Neiss, (785) 864-7858.
About the Benefactors
The SELF Program was made possible through a generous donation to the KU Endowment by Madison A. and Lila Self. The Selfs established the program with the intent that it makes a difference in the lives of students who will then rise to make a notable difference in the world. Madison "Al" Self is a 1943 KU chemical engineering graduate, successful businessman and recipient of the School of Engineering's Distinguished Engineering Service Award in 2000. The Selfs, native Kansans who met at KU, have been long time and generous supporters of the university.