Multicultural Academic Program Success (MAPS)

MAPS is a four-week program designed to prepare incoming students for the academic rigor of the university environment. Students are provided the opportunity to become familiar with the K-State campus and services, tour ag-related industries and meet professionals and faculty who can serve as mentors throughout their college careers. MAPS’s mission is to challenge students and provide the support they may need to be successful at Kansas State University.

MAPS benefits include:

  • Public speaking course with costs covered by Project IMPACT funding.
  • An integrated sustainability project to explore the importance of agriculture, engineering and business in sustainability production. Requirements include lab work, research, industry tours and a group poster.
  • Free room and board on K-State's campus during the four-week program.
  • Industry tours aand visits with our corporate sponsors, including Phillips 66 and Cargill.
  • Weekend networking and relationship building activities in the city of Manhattan with Project IMPACT staff.
  • Professional, cultural, scholarship and academic opportunities.
  • Scholarship award freshman year, and potential to renew scholarship based on continued program participation and GPA qualifications.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applied to K-State and plan to enroll in the fall semester after your senior year in high school.
  • Plan to major in agriculture, engineering or business.
  • Identify as first-generation, African American, Asian, Latino, Native American or Multiracial.

Learn more about Student Belonging and Inclusion project IMPACT