James A. Long Leadership Scholarship
The James A. Long Leadership Scholarship was created to honor Jim Long's accomplishments on behalf of the KU Memorial Unions and the University. This scholarship was established with Long's departure as director of the unions to become Vice Provost for Facilities Planning & Management. Long became director of the Memorial Unions in 1983 and served until 1999. He was instrumental in revitalizing union programs and facilities, most notably initiating three critical renovations. A native of Newton, he gained his degrees and initial union experience at Emporia State University before becoming Associate Director of the University Union at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
The scholarship's are awarded annually, which typically takes place in April or May. New scholarship information will be posted in April, 2015. For more information contact SILC at 785-864-4861.