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 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

A+ Recognition Award

Qualifications

  • UMKC is not an A+ eligible institution. UMKC would like to recognize students that have completed the A+ program.
  • Applied to UMKC prior to January 15
  • Incoming freshmen who completed the A+ program from a designated A+ high school
  • High school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need and have a completed FAFSA on file before February 1
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Not available for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law or conservatory

Max Amount

$1,500

How to Apply

Option to Renew

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

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

Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file by August 1, 2016.
  • Be enrolled at least half time, but less than full time (6-11 credit hours), at a participating Missouri postsecondary school.
  • Be employed and compensated for at least 20 hours per week.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a Missouri resident and a United States citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity.
  • Not have received your first bachelor’s degree or completed 150 semester credit hours.
  • Not be employed under the Title IV College Work Study program.

Max Amount

The maximum semester scholarship amount is the least of:

  • The tuition charged for 6 or 9 credit hours at the school where you are enrolled part time, or
  • The amount of tuition charged to a Missouri undergraduate resident enrolled in 6 or 9 credit hours in the same class level at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Award amounts for students enrolled in 6, 7 or 8 semester credit hours, or the equivalent, will be calculated based on 6 semester credit hours. Award amounts for students enrolled in 9, 10 or 11 semester credit hours, or the equivalent, will be calculated based on 9 semester credit hours.

Your award amount may vary between semesters depending on the number of credit hours in which you’re enrolled. If you transfer to a different school, your award amount may also change based on the tuition at the school to which you transfer.

Awards are provided each semester based on limited funding availability, with renewal students having priority. As a result, all eligible students may not be funded.

Awards are not available during summer terms.

How to Apply

Apply through the Missouri Department of Higher Education

Option to Renew

  • Continue to meet the eligibility requirements for initial students,
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by your school.

Joel C. Brown Book Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Full time Enrollment
  • African American or Hispanic student
  • You MUST be a graduate of a high school in the nine-county area Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte or Ray County in Missouri, or Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami or Wyandotte County in Kansas.
  • You MUST be a current resident of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Ray County in Missouri, or Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami or Wyandotte County in Kansas.
  • You MUST have maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school. If currently enrolled in college, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in ALL college work.
  • Scholarships are available to support baccalaureate-level study only. Students who are planning to study or are currently enrolled in any baccalaureate program offered at UMKC are eligible.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$400

How to Apply

Joel C. Brown Book Scholarship Application Apply by March 1

Delta Chi Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Full time enrollment (15+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Preference to affiliates of Delta Chi Fraternity through membership, relative or referral by an alumnus (letter of support required)
  • Leadership and community involvement
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Delta Chi Application; March 1 deadline

Islamic Education Services 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

Islamic Education Services Scholarship Application

KC Scholars Scholarship – College Savings Match

Qualifications

  • Current 9th grader
  • Home-schooled or attended a public, charter, or private high school in one of the six eligible counties
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or at least a 16 on the ACT or at least an 800 on the SAT
  • A U.S. citizen or resident alien with a verified permanent U.S. address and valid Social Security number or other taxpayer identification number

Max Amount

Four to one match on college savings, not to exceed $5,000

How to Apply

Apply online with KC Scholars kcscholars.org

KC Scholars Scholarship – Traditional

Qualifications

  • Current 11th grader
  • Home-schooled or attended a public, charter, or private high school in one of the six eligible counties
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or at least a 16 on the ACT or at least an 800 on the SAT
  • Legally present in the United States

Max Amount

Up to $10,000 per year

How to Apply

Apply online with KC Scholars kcscholars.org

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)

 

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

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

Mbembe Milton Smith Scholarship

Qualifications

  • African American student
  • You must be a graduate of an accredited high school in the nine-county area
  • Must be a current resident of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami or Wyandotte County in Kansas; or Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte or Ray County in Missouri
  • Must have maintained a non-weighted 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in high school (other GPA scales will be converted to its equivalent on a 4.0 scale). If currently enrolled in college, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all college work.
  • Scholarships are available to support baccalaureate-level study only
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$750

How to Apply

Mbembe Milton Smith Scholarship Application    Deadline March 1

 

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

Tuition Settlement Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Have attended one of four (4) University of Missouri campuses (Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis) during the period from Winter Semester 1995 through Fall Semester 2001 inclusive; and
  • Was a Missouri Resident Undergraduate student at the time of attendance; and
  • Was at least 16 years of age, but under age 22 on the first day of class in at least one semester during this time period.

In addition, spouses and children of qualifying students are also eligible for the TSS.  Additional documentation is required as part of the application process:

  • If you are a spouse you must submit a copy of a marriage certificate and a notarized attestation of marriage
  • If you are a natural child you must submit a copy of your valid birth certificate
  • If you are an adopted child you must submit a copy of the adoption decree

Max Amount

$690

How to Apply

Application Form

Option to Renew

Apply each year

UMKC Herman Johnson African American Scholarship

Qualifications

  • African American student
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school in the nine-county area
  • Must be a current resident of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami or Wyandotte County in Kansas; or Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte or Ray County in Missouri
  • Must have maintained a non-weighted 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in high school (other GPA scales will be converted to its equivalent on a 4.0 scale). If currently enrolled in college, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all college work
  • Scholarships are available to support baccalaureate-level study only. You must be able to document that you have a minimum of 24 credit hours to complete towards your bachelor’s degree. In addition, students in the combined BA/MD or PharmD programs, and those who have not yet completed the 90 undergraduate hours required for the BA/JD program are eligible to receive the scholarship for the undergraduate portion of their study only
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

UMKC Herman Johnson African-American Scholarship Application deadline February 1

Option to Renew

  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • UMKC cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits each year

UMKC Hispanic Matching Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Any student who receives the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship
  • Apply directly to the Hispanic Development Fund
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies: UMKC matches the amount from Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship with UMKC grant or scholarship funds (not to exceed educational fees)

How to Apply

Apply online

United Negro College Fund KSI Matching Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Incoming freshmen or transfer minority students
  • Any student who receives the UNCF Kansas City Initiative (KSI) Scholarship
  • Apply directly to UNCF
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies: UMKC matches the amount from  UNCF with UMKC grants or scholarships (not to exceed educational fees)

Up to $4,000

How to Apply

UNCF Scholarship Application

Victor Wilson Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Students who are current and long-time residents within the official city limits of KCMO
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1, demonstrating financial need
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Victor Wilson Scholarship Application

Option to Renew

  • Renewable with 2.0 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Completion of the FAFSA by February 1 each year
  • Complete Victor Wilson Scholarship Application each year