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The following are funds housed at KU Endowment that support various activities in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science. Please read through them to learn more about how your gift can benefit the Department, students within the Department, and KU as a whole.
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KUEA Endowment Accounts

Helen Jedlicka Mandigo Award

The Helen Jedlicka Mandigo award provides student scholarships based on need and merit, especially for students with potential in social leadership roles. Its current endowment supports seven $250 undergraduate scholarships annually, one in each of the major’s specialty areas. A larger endowment will support larger awards. For more information on the award’s criteria, means of determination, and current endowment, contact the department chairperson.

Donald M. Baer Faculty Fund

The Donald M. Baer Faculty Fund recognizes a full professor’s outstanding contributions to the experimental analysis of behavior, applied behavior analysis, or the conceptual foundations of behavior analysis for understanding and improving the human condition. Its current endowment supports a $4,000 award annually. A larger endowment will support larger awards. Its goal is an endowment of $250,000. For more information on the award’s criteria, means of determination, and current endowment, contact the department chairperson.

Donald M. Baer and Elsie M. Pinkston Professorship

The Donald M. Baer and Elsie M. Pinkston Professorship will supplement a named professorship in applied behavior analysis -- theory, research, or practice. Its goal is an endowment of $500,000. For more information on the award’s criteria, means of determination, and current endowment, contact the department chairperson.

Todd R. Risley Student Award

The Todd R. Risley Student Award supports graduate student dissertations, conference presentations, and activities related to scalable and sustainable solutions to human problems. Its current endowment supports one $500 scholarship annually. A larger endowment will support more awards. For more information on the award’s criteria, means of determination, and current endowment, contact the department chairperson.

Montrose M. Wolf Student Scholars Award

The Montrose M. Wolf Student Scholars Award supports and recognizes students’ professional activities and achievements. Its current endowment supports $850 in awards annually. A larger endowment will support more and larger awards. For more information on the award’s criteria, means of determination, and current endowment, contact the department chairperson. 


Any of the Department's expendable funds, except those for the individual undergraduate specialty areas, may be permanently endowed with a donation of $30,000 or more. Each $30,000 generates about $1,250 in interest annually to support the fund, award, scholarship, or fellowship. Individual undergraduate specialty areas are not endowed because they may change due to evolving societal needs, as well as to changes in the Department's ability to support them. The General Undergraduate Fellowship Fund, however, may be endowed to support these areas in general. The funds in any discontinued specialty area revert to the General Undergraduate Fellowship Fund. The funds in any discontinued expendable account revert to the Department's Unrestricted Endowment Account.

All funds are administered jointly by the Department chairperson and the KUEA. All awards, scholarships, and fellowships are administered by the Department's Awards Committee.

For further information about the funds, or to establish new funds, contact:

Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Department Chair
Department of Applied Behavioral Science
University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
785.864.4840
fdreed@ku.edu

For further information about the awards, scholarships, and fellowships (e.g., eligibility, award criteria), contact:

Thomas Zane, Chair of the Awards Committee
Department of Applied Behavioral Science
University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
785.864.4840
tzane@ku.edu

For further information about KU endowments, contact:

LaRisa Lochner
KU Endowment Building
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
785.832.7471
llochner@kuendowment.org

ABS Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony

To rsvp for the ABS undergraduate recognition ceremony, please click here.
You MUST fill out this form in order to receive a personalized certificate from the department.

For your name to appear in the program, you must respond by Monday, May 1st at 8:00 a.m.

The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 9:00 a.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
It is intended for Fall 2016 graduates and candidates for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 graduation.

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Questions about the Graduate Program?

If you have questions about our graduate program, please contact Dr. Edward Morris, Director of Graduate Studies, at ekm@ku.edu

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