Current Student

Your concern about affordability doesn't go away once you're enrolled in college. Fortunately, there are a range of automatic and competitive renewable scholarships available to eligible current UMKC students.

Automatic Scholarships 

Once you're matched with your highest possible automatic award, you must meet requirements for renewal.

View renewal requirements

Competitive Scholarships

Competitive scholarships are awarded based on criteria of each scholarship. Funding may be limited for certain competitive scholarships, and some awards require additional application materials.

The application period for most competitive scholarships is October 1–March 1.

Apply for competitive scholarships

Competitive Scholarship Spotlight

Emergency Resources

In an emergency or crisis situation, UMKC aims to be a lifeline for its students in need. These resources can help students who have encountered unexpected financial obstacles to complete their academic requirements without major interruption.

  • UMKC Emergency Fund
  • Short-term emergency loans
  • Food and housing assistance
  • Help with financial literacy

Find emergency resources

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More Scholarship Opportunities

Some academic units offer scholarships to their students

Awards from private sources such as banks, institutions and organizations

Awards for eligible residents of Missouri

Not a resident of Missouri?

Don't Forget to Fill Out the FAFSA

Many scholarships are based on financial need. File your FAFSA by the February 1 priority deadline.

UMKC FAFSA Code: 002518

Learn more about FAFSA