The Grace Pearson Alumni Scholarship Committee (GPASC) is responsible,
along with KU Student Housing and the University of Kansas Endowment
Association, for overseeing the Grace Pearson Alumni Leadership
The founding members of the GPASC are Rick Arnoldy, Chris Courtwright,
Bob Duran, Phil Duran, Gene Field, Dennis Linse, Tom Magliery, Tom
Matches, Paul McAllister, and Fred Sherman. Future members of the
GPASC are to include GPALS recipients, and other GP alumni who may be
added by a two-thirds majority vote of the GPASC. The GPASC is to
hold an annual meeting for as many members as can attend in October in
or around the Lawrence/Kansas City area.
The goal of the GPASC is to raise funds to provide for (1) an annual
GPALS for a returning member of Grace Pearson Hall of $500 and (2)
additional monies earmarked for building an endowed GPALS under the
auspices of the Kansas University Endowment Association. The number,
size, and award criteria of scholarships may change on an annual basis
by a two-thirds majority vote of the GPASC.
GPASC members are further responsible for maintaining contact with and
soliciting additional fund raising from other Grace Pearson alumni.
The GPALS is an annual award, to be given to the recipient who, in the
judgment of the committee:
Additionally, the recipient is requested to participate in the
selection process for any subsequent awards while a resident of GP.
- Has demonstrated leadership through service to others in the
University and the community at large;
- Maintains a lifestyle balanced in academic, social, and service
- Has earned the respect of his peers by his example of leadership;
- Is a returning resident in good academic standing who has lived
in the hall for at least three consecutive semesters through the semester
the scholarship is awarded;
- Is committed to returning to the hall during the upcoming fall
The GPASC timeline will follow the normal KUEA scholarship cycle.
This includes the approximate dates for application submission and
dispensing of the funds.
KU Student Housing is responsible for forwarding to the GPASC the
names of the finalists expected to be eligible under these parameters
for the GPALS to be awarded in the upcoming spring semester.
The finalists will submit whatever written materials are requested by
the GPASC. Additionally, the GPASC may request the candidates to
interview before a GPASC panel.
The GPASC panel will forward to the remaining GPASC members all
written materials received from the finalists, as well as a
recommendation of the panel as to the recipient of the GPALS.
The GPASC panel will submit a non-binding recommendation to the GPASC.
Unless otherwise noted, provisions in these by-laws may be changed by
a two-thirds majority vote of the GPASC.