Inclusion & Diversity: All Belong Here
In the College of Business we celebrate diversity and intentionally learn from, and with, each other. Building cultural competence as individuals and an organization is a lifelong journey. We both welcome and enjoy the challenge of continuous learning and view this work as critical to our success.
K-State has two signature programs for business students who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian, or Multiracial. Both programs include:
- Free room, board, and meals
- Training and preparation for the academic rigor of university
- Access to scholarships
- Community building and connections with student leaders, student organizations, faculty, staff, and business professionals
Multicultural Academic Program Success (MAPS):
- 6 weeks (June 4 - July 16, 2021)
- Free dorm room, food, + stipend
- Earn 5-6 credit hours in courses for your major (free!)
- Scholarship for every year you are at K-State (based on GPA)
Apply by March 31, 2021 here. Space is limited to 10 business students.
- 3 days (August 1-4, 2021)
- Free dorm room, food, activities
- Eligible for a $1000 scholarship freshman year
Register ASAP here. Space is limited to 30 students.
Throughout the year we provide learning opportunities to faculty, staff, students, and community around DEIB in business. View our archived lecture series. We act on our learning through innovation in teaching, advising, and coaching.
Office of Student Financial Assistance:
The Office of Student Financial Assistance helps all K-State students navigate paying for college. Their step-by-step guide provides important dates and other relevant information for incoming and continuing students. This office should be your first stop to explore paying for college.
Especially for Incoming Freshmen Fall 2021:
If you will be a freshman at K-State in Fall 2021 and identify as Black/African American, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous/Native American, or Multiracial consider the MAPS or Kompass summer bridge programs to prepare for K-State success and earn scholarships. More information here.
College of Business financial support for business students:
Scholarships: Scholarships are financial aid that do not need to be repaid and are awarded to students based on merit (academic, leadership or civic accomplishments) or other specific criteria.
- K-State Scholarships - All incoming and current students should apply for K-State Scholarships here. The deadline is March 15th and you must apply every year. No late applications are accepted. This application will apply business students for certain business scholarships.
- Departmental Scholarships - Students who have declared a major in business should be in contact with their department about any major-specific scholarships.
- Book and Access Code Scholarships - Books and access codes to class materials are essential for students to have during the first week of class. Business students struggling to purchase needed materials should contact Dr. Law-DelRosso (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- DACA Business Student Scholarships - DACA business students should meet with Dr. Law-DelRosso to discuss their needs (email@example.com).
Koch Project IMPACT Scholarship - 20 $5,000 per year scholarships awarded to incoming freshman multicultural students majoring in Business or Engineering and who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. Contact Dr. Law-DelRosso (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Cargill Project IMPACT Scholarship - Scholarships up to $2,000, depending on GPA, for incoming multicultural students in the colleges of Business, Agriculture or Engineering who participate in MAPS or KOMPAS. Contact Dr. Law-DelRosso (mailto: email@example.com) for more information.
Other K-State Scholarship Opportunities:
Identity Group Student Organizations
With over 300 student organizations, you're bound to find a community that feeds your personal and professional interests. Below are a few that may pique your interest. Learn about all the opportunities here.
Olivia Law-DelRosso, PhD
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-313-1714 (text/call)
Make an appointment: calendly.com/olivia-delrosso
How I identify: She/her/hers, Chinese and Caucasian, immigrant, mom, and an inclusion enthusiast
Where I call home: New Zealand and Randolph, KS
Hobbies: I love camping, hiking, riding horses, and traveling
Graduate Assistant & Mentor
How I identify: He/him/his, Hispanic, 1st Generation student
Major: In undergrad I majored in finance and accounting with a minor in leadership. Now I am getting my Master of Accountancy degree.
Where I call home: Topeka, KS
My internships and career plans: I have interned with Cargill and Phillips 66. After I get my master's in May 2021 I will be starting with Phillips 66 and pursing my CPA.
MAPS/Kompas class: MAPS 2010
Student organizations I have been involved in: MBSA, Beta Sigma Psi, Career Center and many scholar's programs
Hobbies: I love to work out at the rec and play pickup basketball with friends. I also enjoy playing cards and watching sports games. The newest hobby I have picked up is riding on the scooters with friends.
Assistant and Mentor
(816) 824 3310
How I identify: She/her/hers, Hispanic/Latino/Mexican American, First-Generation, Immigrant, DACA student
Major: Marketing major with a minor in Entrepreneurship
Where I call home: Kansas City, MO
My internships: I've interned at KC Bizcare as a business advocate.
MAPS/Kompas class: MAPS and Kompas 2020 Peer Mentor
Student organizations I have been involved in: HALO, LULAC, LUPE, MBSA, WiB, BSU
Hobbies: I love taking my puppy to the dog park during my free time or binge watching Nailed It on Netflix!