Apply for Admission by January 15 to be Considered for These Awards
|Scholarship||Academic Year Amount||Qualifications||Residency|
|Curators' Scholar Award||$5,000||ACT score 28 AND HS Core GPA 3.75||Missouri Residents|
|Academic Excellence Award||$5,000||ACT score 28 AND HS Core GPA 3.75||Kansas Residents|
|Chancellor's Award||$3,500||ACT score 25 AND HS Core GPA 3.5||Missouri and Kansas Residents|
|Provost’s Award||$2,000||ACT score 22 AND HS Core GPA 3.0||Missouri and Kansas Residents|
|Metro Kansas City |
|$1,000||Graduate of Kansas City, MO or Kansas City, KS High School||Missouri and Kansas Residents from Kansas City|
Scholarships are awarded based on ACT or SAT score and High School Core GPA. (High School Core GPA is calculated from the 17 core requirements of the university) All new incoming freshmen are considered for these awards with the exception of students in the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, and the School of Law. Students will receive only the highest award for which they qualify.
Visit our Nonresident Scholarships page for more details on available opportunities.
Did you know that there are discount programs available to help students with non-resident costs?
These scholarships are awarded competitively and may require a separate application and application material.
|Premiere Scholarships||Academic Year Amount||Qualifications||Deadline|
|Trustees' Scholars||Tuition & Fees, Room & Board, Books||ACT 30 and/or 3.5 GPA, and/or Top 5% Class Rank||Apply by December 1 Trustees' Scholarship Application|
|Bloch Launchpad Freshman Scholarships||$4,000 - $10,000|
(Includes combination of Automatic Scholarship and Launchpad Scholarship)
|Applicant to the Bloch School of Management Launchpad Program and meet High School Core GPA and ACT requirements||Apply by the Priority Deadline of March 15th
|Additional Scholarship Opportunities||Academic Year Amount||Qualifications||Deadline|
|Joel C. Brown Book Award||$400||Resident of Metro Area and Graduate of Metro Area High School;|
3.0 High School GPA
|Apply by March 1
Joel C. Brown Book Scholarship Application
|Chancellor’s Nonresident Award||Nonresident Tuition Differential||Awarded by Academic Unit||Apply for Admission by Jan. 15|
|Delta Chi||Varies||Affiliates of Delta Chi Fraternity||Apply by March 1
Delta Chi Scholarship Application
|Islamic Education Services Scholarship, Muslim Students' Association, Mohiuddin Scholarship||$500 - $1,500||Preference to students who have engaged in extensive study of Islam||Apply by April 30 Islamic Education Services; Mohiuddin; Muslim Students’ Association Application|
|KC Scholars Scholarship - College Savings Match||Up to $5,000||Current 9th grader in 6 county metro area; Have at least: 2.5 cumulative high school GPA, or 16 ACT, or 800 SAT; Legally present in U.S.||Apply at KC Scholars Scholarship Application|
|KC Scholars Scholarship - Traditional||Up to $10,000||Current 11th grader in 6 county metro area; Have at least: 2.5 cumulative high school GPA, or 16 ACT, or 800 SAT; Legally present in U.S.||Apply at KC Scholars Scholarship Application|
|LGBTQIA Leadership||Varies||Demonstrate Commitment Towards the Advancement of the UMKC LGBTQIA Community||Apply by July 15
LGBTQIA Leadership Scholarship Application
|Agapito Mendoza||$500||ACT Score 23 OR Top 25% of High School Class, Indicated Hispanic on Admission Application||Apply for Admission by Jan. 15
|Mbembe Milton Smith||$750||African American Resident of Metro Area and Graduate of Metro Area High School||Apply by March 1
Mbembe Milton Smith Scholarship Application
|Tillman||Varies||Veteran and Active Duty Military Service Members or Spouses||Apply at Tillman Scholarship Application|
|UMKC Herman Johnson African American Scholarship||Varies||African American Resident of Metro Area and Graduate of Metro Area High School||Apply by Feb. 1
Herman Johnson Scholarship Application
|UMKC Hispanic Matching||UMKC Matches the Amount Awarded by the Hispanic Development|
|Any Student Who Receives the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship||Apply at Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Application|
|Victor Wilson||Varies||Current and Long-Time Residents Within the Official City Limits of KCMO||File FAFSA by Feb. 1
Victor Wilson Scholarship Application
It All Starts With the FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is required for many kinds of financial aid. Complete an online form at fafsa.gov.
- UMKC’s priority deadline is Feb. 1.
- UMKC’s FAFSA code is 002518.
- The FAFSA for each upcoming year is available starting October 1st
Help is Available
Grants are based primarily on financial need; repayment is not required.
The UMKC Advantage Grant ensures tuition is met for full-time, Pell-eligible Missouri residents who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1.
Student-athletes, Medicine, Pharmacy and Conservatory students are not eligible for the UMKC Advantage Grant.
Students and parents can borrow money, usually at reduced interest rates. Loans must be repaid. Among the best-known options are direct subsidized, direct unsubsidized and Parent PLUS loans.
UMKC spends $10 million annually on student employment. One option is Federal Work-Study, a program that provides funding for part-time jobs both on and off campus.