AAUW Independence Branch Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled female, undergraduate student
  • Permanent resident of eastern Jackson County
  • At least five years since high school graduation or receipt of GED prior to beginning college
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

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

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

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

Chancellor’s Currently-Enrolled Award

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, undergraduate student
  • 60 credit hours completed with a 3.25 UMKC GPA or above
  • Not available for business, conservatory, medicine or pharmacy students
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$1,000

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Option to Renew

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

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

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

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

Friends of the Truman Campus

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time students
  • Permanent resident of eastern Jackson County, MO
  • 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

Jesse Sherman Gundlach Award

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time student
  • Missouri resident
  • Majoring in the natural sciences or engineering
  • 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

Independence Jaycees and Jaycee Wives Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently-enrolled, full time students
  • 2.5 cumulative UMKC GPA
  • Resident of Independence, MO for at least one year
  • Preference to those employed full time or handicapped
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

Independence Young Matrons Endowment Fund

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time students residing in eastern Jackson County, Missouri
  • Graduated in upper 25% of high school class of an eastern Jackson County school
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive Application

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

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

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

Robert C. Montgomery Memorial Scholarship Fund

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled UMKC student
  • Resident of, or graduate of, high school located in eastern Jackson County
  • 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

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

Dudley E. Pitts Memorial Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled, full time UMKC male students
  • Demonstrating good moral character and citizenship
  • 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

Ken Schultz Disabled Veterans Scholarship

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled UMKC student
  • Veteran of the U.S. Military with an honorable discharge
  • Preference to a disabled veteran
  • Good academic standing
  • Provide DD214 and evidence of military disability
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

Varies

How to Apply

Currently-Enrolled Competitive 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

 

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

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

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?

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

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

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