Transfer Student

We know one of the most important factors in choosing a college is affordability. We offer a range of automatic and competitive renewable scholarships to incoming transfer students.

Automatic Scholarships for Fall 2023

  • Automatic scholarships are awarded to incoming transfer students based on credit hours, cumulative college GPA and other qualifying criteria. All incoming transfer students are considered for these awards with the exception of students in the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Law.
  • All transfer students pursuing their first bachelor's degree are considered for the Roo Advantage Scholarship with the exception of students in Medicine and Pharmacy, as well as student athletes.
  • To be considered for an automatic transfer award, you must complete the UMKC application for admission by May 1 for Fall term or November 15 for Spring term. 
Automatic scholarships for transfer students
Scholarship Academic year amount Qualifications
Chancellor's Transfer Award $3,500 plus nonresident tuition differential 24 credit hours
3.5 college GPA
Working toward first bachelor's degree
Provost Transfer Award $2,500 plus nonresident tuition differential 24 credit hours
3.0 college GPA
Working toward first bachelor's degree
Stackable Automatic Awards
Scholarship Academic year amount Qualifications Residency 
Roo Advantage Covers remaining gap between gift aid (scholarships and grants) and remaining tuition and fees

Earned associate’s degree
Pell-eligible and complete the FAFSA by April 1

Missouri or Kansas resident

Learn more about automatic scholarships

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.
  • Some awards require additional qualifications, which will be listed in the application.
Premiere Competitive Scholarships
Scholarship Academic year amount Qualifications Deadline 

Henry W. Bloch Scholars Program

Available to all students entering a standard undergraduate program, not just those planning to enter the Bloch School

Tuition & Fees Live in one of five qualifying KC are counties.
Demonstrate financial need.
Not eligible to receive traditional scholarships
Apply by March 1

Marion H. Bloch Scholars Program

Available to all students entering a standard undergraduate program, not just those planning to enter the Bloch School

Tuition & Fees Live in one of five qualifying KC are counties.
ACT 29 and a HS GPA of 3.6 or above
Demonstrate leadership and/or involvement in community
Apply by March 1

Professional Career Escalators Scholarship

1,500 toward tuition

OR

2,500 toward campus housing

Be selected to participate in the Professional Career Escalators program

Apply by 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