Professional Career Escalators Scholarships

UMKC Career Escalators help students make valuable connections allowing them to explore careers that combine their area of study with their professional and academic goals.

Professional Career Escalators Scholarships

The Professional Career Escalators Program is a career preparation and leadership development program to help students land good-paying jobs after college.  Participants in the program are eligible for one of these scholarship options.


  • Be an incoming student for Fall 2023
  • Selected to participate in the program

How much is the award?

  • $1,500 per year toward tuition


  • $2,500 per year toward on-campus housing

Students may choose to receive either the tuition award or if they are staying in residence hall they can choose to receive the housing award. Students may only receive one of the two options listed above.

What are the requirements?

  • Complete the UMKC application for admission
    • Meet eligibility requirements
    • Create and submit a five-minute or less video describing your history and experiences and how this program will help you.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation
  • Renew each year by maintaining a 2.5 or above overall GPA and completing each of the core Professional Career Escalators experiences
  • Renewable up to four years for first-time college students and two years for transfer students.

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Deadline to apply

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023 for the Fall 2023 cohort.