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Summer Diversity Research Scholarship for First and Second Year Medical Students

The diversity scholarship is designed to provide an opportunity for MS1/MS2 students from underrepresented groups to spend 8 weeks with the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Kansas involved in basic science and/or clinical research projects.

Program Goals

The goal of this scholarship is to provide an intense research experience and expose the scholarship recipient to the field of Plastic Surgery and the University of Kansas Department of Plastic Surgery. Recipients will be paired with faculty and resident mentors. Up to three scholarships may be awarded.


To be considered for a scholarship through the KU Department of Plastic Surgery Scholarship Program, the student must be a member of a population that is underrepresented in Plastic Surgery; i.e. African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and/or Hispanic/Latino. 

Medical students must be in good standing at a United States medical school and be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident to apply for this scholarship.

Application Period and Decision

Application period runs from December 1-March 1 for the upcoming academic year.
Scholarship will be awarded during the month of March.

Scholarship Includes

Travel costs from recipient's home or medical school to and from Kansas City will be arranged by the Department along with lodging. A $1500 stipend will be provided as well.

Questions and to Download Application

Contact Kendra Harms at and Dr Richard Korentager at Download the Summer Diversity Research Scholarship for First/Second Year Medical Students Application.

This program is supported by the KU School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

Plastic Surgery Scholarship Applications

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Plastic, Burn and Wound Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 3015
Kansas City, KS 66160