Pathways to Success
The Kautz-Uible Pathways to Success program offers scholarships and mentoring to first-generation economics or business economics students currently enrolled at the Lindner College of Business, commencing from students' second year of study.
To be eligible, interested students are required to submit their applications directly to the institute. Invitations to apply will be distributed to all economics and business economics majors in February.
Abdou Ndao (BBA, '20)
Co-Founder of KU Pathways Program
"As a lower-income first-generation college student, when I initially walked into the Lindner College of Business, I did not feel like I had a community; I felt disconnected. I was fortunate to have met Economics Department Manager Toshia Watkins and Dr. Debashis Pal, who helped me find a community within the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute (KUEI).
Through UC's Department of Economics and KUEI, I found financial support, mentorship, and accountability—essential ingredients that allowed me to strive academically and personally.
I believe that any success I have achieved and will ever achieve reflects the investment the department and institute made in me. With the institute's Pathways to Success program, I get the opportunity to reinvest in the community that empowered me."
Pathways Recipients, 2023-24
Introducing our current Kautz-Uible Pathways awardees for the 2023-24 academic year.