Chancellors Club Scholarships & Awards

Annual gifts to the Chancellors Club support KU’s greatest needs through the Greater KU Fund, as well as these important scholarships and awards programs for students and faculty. Each year, renewable scholarships are awarded to incoming KU freshmen who are National Merit finalists. 
We are proud to introduce the new Chancellors Club Scholars for 2019-’20.
Lucy Axmann, Wichita, KS
Camden Baxter, Andover, KS
Elliot (Erin) Bowman, Berryton, KS
Eva Burke, Shawnee, KS
Irene Caracioni, Topeka, KS
Ryan Cosgrove, Derby, KS
Israel Fairback, Andover, KS
Emma Frieze, Chapman, KS
Justin Highbarger, Towanda, KS
Zoe Kulphongpatana, Overland Park, KS
Liam McKinney, Lawrence, KS
Erin McMahon, Maryland Heights, MO
Avery Mohn, Olathe, KS
Lincoln Schick, Overland Park, KS
Jason Varghese, Overland Park, KS
Robert Zhang, Wamego, KS
The Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships
Held by outstanding faculty who are chosen by students and colleagues. Current teaching professors are:
Lawrence Campus
Antonio, Robert, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology
Alexander, Helen, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology   
Farokhi, Saeed, Ph.D, Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Gailey, Daniel, M.M., Director and professor, Jazz Studies Division
Nordheden, Karen J., Ph.D., Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Parsons, Robert, Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Rossomondo, Amy, Professor of Spanish and Porteguese 
Sereno, Joan, Ph.D, Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics
KU Medical Center
Blanco, Gustavo, Professor & Chair, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Fontes, Joseph, Professor & Assistant Dean, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Gronseth, Gary S., MD, FAAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
Klein, Robert, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
The Chancellors Club Research Award
Presented annually to a KU Medical Center researcher whose work has led to significant scientific discoveries. The 2020-2021 recipient is Jeffrey Burns, M.D., M.S., the Edward H. Hashinger Professor of Neurology at KU Medical Center. Dr. Burns is the co-director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center and also directs the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Unit and the Alzheimer and Memory Clinic. Read more. 
The Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award
Presented annually to a senior faculty member who exemplifies the university’s commitment to outstanding teaching. The 2020-2021 recipient is Maryemma Graham, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Dr. Graham is the founder of the Project on the History of Black Writing.  Read more.