Application Requirements For Scholarships
The Rehabilitation Programs have two scholarships exclusively for graduate and undergraduate rehabilitation majors. The scholarships are the Baker-Karst Rehabilitation Scholarship and the McLaughlin Rehabilitation Counseling Scholarship. To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must fulfill the qualifications listed below:
- All applicants must be a full-time student at the time they are to receive the scholarship.
- Applicants must include an updated undergraduate or if applicable, graduate transcript with their application form.
- Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in graduate courses or 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate courses.
Students should complete the appropriate application forms and follow submission guidelines. The scholarships are awarded annually. The Baker-Karst scholarship accepts the applications in May each year while the McLaughlin Rehabilitation Counseling Scholarship accepts them on a continuous basis, but will only award one per year.
McLaughlin Rehabilitation Scholarship
This scholarship is set up to award academically sound minority students pursuing a rehabilitation counseling degree. It is an award of $1000.00. Recipients must be full-time students at Emporia State University. Priority will be given to ethnic minority students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in graduate level courses or 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate rehabilitation courses. Students may only receive the scholarship one time. Students must complete the rehabilitation scholarship application form.
Baker-Karst-Kuehn Rehabilitation Education Scholarships
The Baker-Karst-Kuehn Scholarship Fund was established to support a belief in the importance of higher education and to provide an educational opportunity at Emporia State University to students interested in future employment in the rehabilitation field consistent with the goals and objectives of the two academic programs in rehabilitation at ESU.
The fund was first established as the Rehabilitation Programs Fund in 1977 to recognize outstanding students majoring in the Rehabilitation Services Education program and the Rehabilitation Counseling program at Emporia State University. In 2010, the fund was renamed the Baker-Karst-Kuehn Scholarship Fund. It is named after three dedicated professionals who worked in the rehabilitation field in Kansas or served as faculty members at ESU for over 90 combined years. William Baker was an ESU graduate and Chief of Rehabilitation Services for the state rehabilitation agency for 33 years before retiring. Dr. Ron Karst was Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Rehabilitation Services Education program at ESU for 21 years. Dr. Marvin Kuehn was a Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Programs at ESU for 36 years before retiring in 2010.