Multicultural Academic Program Success

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Will you be a freshman multicultural student at K-State in Fall 2014?

Are you majoring in agriculture, business, or engineering and looking for a way to get ahead?

Check out MAPS: the Project IMPACT Summer Bridge Program!

MAPS benefits include:

  • Up to six (6) college credits of Chemistry or Math, Kinesiology, University Experience, and participation in a college labs
  • An integrated biofuels project. Students will explore the importance of agriculture, engineering, and business in biofuels production through lab work, independent research, industry tours showcasing biofuel production across Kansas, and a group poster presentation.
  • Free room and board on K-State’s campus.
  • A stipend for each student participating in the program.
  • Industry tours across the midwest. We have visited Conoco-Phillips in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Cargill in Kansas City, Missouri, and Cargill facilities in Blair, NE.
  • Weekend activities around Manhattan
  • Professional, cultural, scholarship, and academic opportunities not available to other students – come spend your summer with us!

MAPS Summer 2014 Program Dates will be Friday, June 13, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applied to Kansas State University and plan to enroll in Fall 2014
  • Plan to major in agriculture, engineering, or business (see the list of majors HERE).
  • Identify as African American, Asian, Latino, Native American, or Multiracial.

Got Questions? Check out the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

The 2014 MAPS application is due, postmarked by March 7, 2014.  Applicants will be notified of their application status by April 4, 2014.

Application can be found through the following link:


If you have questions about MAPS, please feel free to contact:

Brandon Clark
MAPS Program Coordinator
Kansas State University
224 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0101
Phone: 785-532-6436
Fax:     785-532-3339