The King/Chávez Scholars Program is designed to attract exceptional undergraduate students to UW-Whitewater. The K/C program provides students with a comprehensive first year experience through participation in a residential Learning Community, connected courses and exposure to High Impact Educational Practices. Initiated at UW-Whitewater in the fall of 1997, the K/C program has a long history of producing leaders on campus and beyond as alum. It also reflects the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's commitment to upholding the ideals and expectations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chávez.
King/Chávez Scholars will enroll in a seminar during each of the Fall and Spring semesters. They will investigate critical issues and develop preliminary undergraduate research projects. Based on the quality of these research projects, some scholars will be afforded the opportunity to attend the following conferences: American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (AMSLC), UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day, and UW System Symposium on Undergraduate Research.
Congratulations to Rasheed Goodman and Abraham Alvarez for advancing to Round Two of the Foxconn Smart Cities-Smart Futures Competition on December 13th, 2018!
KC Scholars are featured in the Beloit Daily News for their work with children in the Pen Pal Project. https://www.beloitdailynews.com/front_page_slider/20181210/inspiring_young_minds
The KC Scholars presented their preliminary research proposals at the KC Poster Symposium on December 6, 2018.
KC Scholars had the opportunity to meet Mr. James Meredith, the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi in 1962, at the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in October 2018.