A new scholarship program for the nonresident children and grandchildren of PSU alumni got the green light recently from the Kansas Board of Regents.

University officials made the argument that admitting the nonresident children and grandchildren of alumni would help increase the geographic diversity of the student body and would be a benefit that alumni would appreciate.

“We get inquiries from alumni every year who would like to encourage their children or grandchildren to consider attending PSU,” said President Steve Scott. “Often, they have a spouse whose alma mater offers some sort of legacy program.”

The new program, which will go into effect in the fall of 2011, will allow nonresident children and grandchildren of alumni to attend PSU for 150 percent of the resident tuition. The program will be available for full-time undergraduate students enrolling at PSU for the first time and will be made retroactive to include currently enrolled students who meet the program criteria.

The duration of the award will be up to eight semesters of undergraduate study. Students in the program must maintain a 2.50 GPA in work completed at PSU.

For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Success at 620-235-4109.