Trustees’ Scholars Program

Qualifications

  • Incoming freshman
  • Must meet two of the three following academic criteria:
    • A minimum ACT composite score of 30
    • Rank in the top 5% of their high school graduating class
    • A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 in 17-class core curriculum
  • In addition, candidates are evaluated on their community or school involvement and leadership abilities
  • Not available for medicine, pharmacy or architecture
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

  • Full tuition and fees for 120 credit hours
  • $500 towards books for all 4 years
  • On-campus room and board for a standard double room in Oak Street Residence Hall for years one and two
  • $2,000 stipend toward living expenses in years three and four

How to Apply

Trustees Scholars Program Application (Application Deadline December 1st)

Option to Renew

  • First year cumulative UMKC GPA 3.0
  • Remaining years cumulative UMKC GPA 3.25
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits per year

National Merit Finalist/National Achievement Finalist/National Hispanic Recognition Scholar

Qualifications

  • National Merit Finalist/National Achievement Finalist/National Hispanic Recognition Scholar
  • Designate UMKC as 1st choice with National Merit Corp.
  • January 15 Admission Application deadline
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • UMKC Sponsorship

Max Amount

Up to $10,000 plus nonresident tuition differential (if needed)

How to Apply

  • Be a National Merit Finalist/National Achievement Finalist/National Hispanic Recognition Scholar
  • Designate UMKC as 1st choice with National Merit Corp.
  • January 15 Admission Application deadline

Option to Renew

  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits per year
  • 3.25 cumulative UMKC GPA

Chancellor’s Transfer Award

Qualifications

  • Transfer students from any community college or four-year institution
  • Must have completed 40 transferable credit hours before attending UMKC
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in all college work attempted
  • Must be working on first bachelor’s degree
  • Not available for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law or conservatory
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$2,000 plus nonresident tuition differential, if applicable

How to Apply

No application; awarded automatically based on admission information

Apply for admission by November 15 for following spring semester

Apply for admission by February 15 for following fall semester

Option to Renew

  • 2.75 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits per year

Curators’ Transfer Scholar Award

Qualifications

  • Incoming transfer students who received a degree from a community college
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA required
  • Must be working on first bachelor’s degree
  • Not available for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law or conservatory students
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$1,000, plus nonresident tuition differential, if applicable

How to Apply

  • Competitive Transfer Awards Form
  • Apply for admission by November 15 for following spring semester
  • Apply for admission by February 15 for following fall semester

Option to Renew

  • 3.25 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits per year

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Incoming transfer students who received a degree from a community college
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Minimum 3.25 transfer cumulative GPA required
  • Must be working on first bachelor’s degree
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$500 plus nonresident fee differential, if applicable

How to Apply

  • Competitive Transfer Awards Form
  • Apply for admission by November 15 for following spring semester
  • Apply for admission by February 15 for following fall semester

 

Option to Renew

  • 3.0 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits per year

Chancellor’s Historically Underrepresented Minority Nonresident Award

Qualifications

  • Newly enrolled non-Missouri resident students who identify themselves on the UMKC admission application as African American, Hispanic or Native American
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Nonresident tuition differential

How to Apply

Automatically awarded based on Admission Application for students that indicate African American, Hispanic, or Native American

Option to Renew

Undergraduate Students:

  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Complete and Earn 24 UMKC credit hours each year

Graduate Students:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Complete and Earn 18 UMKC credit hours each year

Chancellor’s Nonresident Award

Qualifications

  • Newly enrolled nonresident undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking students
  • Not available for conservatory, dentistry, law, medicine, or pharmacy students
  • Full time enrollment
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Nonresident tuition differential

How to Apply

Requires academic department approval

Option to Renew

Undergraduate Students:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credit hours each year

Graduate Students:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Complete and earn 18 UMKC credit hours each year

Omaha, NE / Lincoln, NE / Wichita, KS / Chicago, IL Metropolitan and Texas Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Incoming freshman graduating from a high school in the Omaha or Lincoln, NE / Wichita, KS / Chicago, IL Metropolitan area or the state of Texas
  • Top 10% of graduating class or ACT composite score of 23 or better
  • Commitment to live on campus
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Not available for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law or conservatory
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$1,000 plus nonresident tuition differential

How to Apply

Apply for admission by January 15 for following fall semester

Option to Renew

  • 3.0 undergraduate cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits per year
  • Continue to live on campus during the first two years of the scholarship

UMKC Achievement Award

Qualifications

  • Incoming freshman
  • January 15 Admissions Application deadline
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Awarded by Academic Unit to which the student is admitted

Option to Renew

  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits each year
  • 2.75 cumulative UMKC GPA

Alumni of the Future Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled UMKC student
  • Must have completed a minimum of 36 credit hours by the application deadline
  • Must be a descendant of a UMKC graduate
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.0 UMKC GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

James J. Burkholder, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time students
  • Preference to members of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at UMKC
  • If no fraternity members qualify, dental and/or arts and sciences students are considered
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Herbert and Maxine Christensen Scholarship

Qualifications

  •  Currently enrolled, full time, degree-seeking student
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Eva R. Donnell Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time students
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Gold Star Mothers Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time students
  • Veterans or their descendants
  • Preference to junior, senior or graduate students
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Florence Gordon Hall and William Syd Gordon Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Full time, currently enrolled UMKC students
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Mamie West Gordon and William Syd Gordon Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Full time, currently enrolled UMKC students
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Robert L. Green Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time, UMKC undergraduates
  • Majoring in money and banking or economics
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Howard E. Huselton Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Full time, currently enrolled UMKC student
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

LGBTQIA Leadership Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Incoming or current student
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need (through the FAFSA)
  • Enrolled full time
  • Have worked towards the advancement of the UMKC LGBTQIA community through leadership efforts, inside and/or outside of the classroom environment – demonstrating continued efforts to improve the experience of the LGBTQIA community at UMKC
  • Deadline April 1 (returning) and July 1 (incoming student)

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

LGBTQIA Leadership Application Deadline April 1 (returning) and July 1 (incoming student)

 

James and Charlotte Lipscomb Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Full time, currently enrolled UMKC student
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Agapito Mendoza Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Incoming freshman
  • Apply for admission by January 15
  • Indicated Hispanic on admission application
  • Top 25% of high school graduating class or composite score of 23 or above on the ACT
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$500

How to Apply

Automatically reviewed based on Admissions Application

Mohiuddin Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Enrolled full time at UMKC
  • Must demonstrate potential for success in their program of study
  • Preference to students demonstrating financial need
  • Preference to students who have engaged in extensive study of Islam
  • Preference to students who are able to demonstrate involvement in community service
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$500 – $1,500

How to Apply

Mohiuddin Scholarship

John Paul Morgan Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time undergraduate students
  • Preference to age 40 or over
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Muslim Students’ Association Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Enrolled full time at UMKC
  • Must demonstrate potential for success in their program of study
  • Preference to students demonstrating financial need
  • Preference to students who have engaged in extensive study of Islam
  • Preference to students who are able to demonstrate involvement in community service
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$500 – $1,500

How to Apply

Muslim Students’ Association Scholarship Application

LaVerne Noyes Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time student
  • Direct blood descendants of World War I veterans
  • Bloodline documentation required
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Ruthann and Geoffrey Oelsner Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time student
  • Majoring in the humanities
  • Demonstrating scholarly abilities and leadership qualities
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Nell Jean Sayler Querl Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate student in liberal arts
  • Preference to students intending to teach at the secondary or college level
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

David Snower Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time UMKC student
  • Outstanding achievement
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Truman P. Stauffer Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time, undergraduate student
  • Majoring in geology
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Stein-Oppenheimer Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate student beyond the usual college age who have family responsibilities
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • 3.0 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Tillman Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Veteran and active-duty military service members
  • Honorably discharged of pre- and/or post-9/11 service (from all branches of the U.S. Military, including National Guard and Reserve)
  • Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members, including surviving spouses
  • All applicants must plan to be enrolled full-time in a degree program (bachelor’s degree, graduate or post-graduate)

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Pat Tillman Foundation Application

Everett Trost Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time, degree-seeking UMKC student
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • 3.0 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Ruth E. Tuley Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time student
  • Graduated from the Independence, Missouri Public School system
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

UMKC Friends of the Library Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Current UMKC student
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Selection is based on written response to the statement found in the application

Max Amount

$1,000

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following to fol@umkc.edu:

  • Your name, student ID, e-mail address, and phone number
  • Please indicate your degree being sought, department, and expected graduation date
  • 500-1000 word original point-of-view writing piece addressing the question:
  • With the rapid proliferation of so many alternative information sources, what role must the University Libraries play in higher, continuing, and community education?

Clara B. Watts Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

First Lt. David Willock Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Male
  • Full time, currently enrolled UMKC student
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application