Graduate or Professional Student

We know one of the most important factors in choosing to continue your education is affordability. At UMKC we offer a range of academic appointments, grants and awards to graduate and professional students.

Graduate Program Funding

Throught the School of Graduate Studies, your academic unit may offer a variety of funding options such as assistantships, fellowships, grants and awards. 

Learn about academic appointments

Competitive Scholarships

Competitive scholarships are awarded based on criteria of each scholarship. Graduate students who complete the general competitive scholarship application will be considered for any awards with eligibility criteria that includes graduate students.

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 and health sciences schools provide 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