Marion H. Bloch Scholars Program

The Marion H. Bloch Scholars/Next Generation Merit Program provides full tuition and fees for local students with achievements in academics, leadership and community engagement.

Though this award is named after Marion H. Bloch, it is available to ALL undergraduate students, not just those planning to enter the Bloch School. It's also not just for Missouri students — Kansas students from Johnson and Wyandotte Counties are eligible.

Fall 2022 cohort:

To be considered students must:

    • Be an incoming student for Fall 2022
    • Meet the requirements listed below
    • Apply by March 1, 2022

How much is the award?

Students selected for the scholarship will receive:

  • Full tuition and fees, renewable for up to 5 years for first-time college students and up to 3 years for transfer students*
  • A dedicated peer mentor through the UMKC Peer Academic Leadership Program (PAL)
  • Membership to a campus community of Scholars with shared goals of college success

*Recipients who receive the Marion H. Bloch Scholarship may not be eligible other UMKC scholarships.

What are the requirements?

First-time College Students

  • Live in one of these five area counties: Clay, Jackson and Platte in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas
  • Meet one of the following academic qualifications:
    • Have an ACT score of 25 or above and a core GPA of 3.6 or above (your core GPA is based on the average, unweighted GPA of your core math, science, English, social studies, and foreign language classes)  or;
    • Have a 3.75 Core GPA or above (your core GPA is based on the average, unweighted GPA of your core math, science, English, social studies, and foreign language classes) 
  • Demonstrate leadership and/or involvement in community engagement activities
  • Applicants with financial need will be given priority consideration
  • Plan to enroll full time in a standard undergraduate program*
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

*Students entering professional programs (like the six-year B.A./M.D. program) are not eligible.

Transfer Students

  • Live in one of these five area counties: Clay, Jackson and Platte in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas
  • Have a transfer GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate leadership and/or involvement in community engagement activities
  • Applicants with financial need will be given priority consideration
  • Plan to enroll full time in a standard undergraduate program*
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

*Students entering professional programs (like the six-year B.A./M.D. program) are not eligible.

How to apply

    1. Visit umkc.academicworks.com and sign in with your UMKC User ID.
    2. Complete the General Scholarship Application.
    3. After submitting the General Application, you will receive a confirmation email.
    4. Complete the Reference Application which will include two letters of reference that will be utilized for this scholarship application.
    5. Review the list of Recommended Opportunities.
    6. Find "Marion H. Bloch Scholars" and click Apply.
      • Answer and submit the additional supplemental questions for the Marion H. Bloch Scholars Opportunity.
      • Provide a list of any other scholarship(s) that you are applying for separately from this application (example: Foundation Scholarship - $2,500)
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Deadline to apply

March 1, 2022

 

Questions?

If you have questions about the Marion H. Bloch Scholars Program, please email blochscholarsprogram@umkc.edu or call 816-235-8654.