Academic Excellence Award


  • Incoming freshmen students graduating from a high school who are residents of Kansas
  • ACT composite score of 28 or above
  • High School Core GPA of 3.75 or above
  • Not available for medicine, pharmacy or law
  • Cannot be combined with Curators’ Scholar Award, Chancellor’s Award, Provost’s Award or Metro KC High School Award
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

$5,000 (NEW! Starting with Fall 2019 Incoming Class)

How to Apply

The deadline has been extended!    Apply for Admission by June 15th!

Option to Renew

  • 3.25 cumulative UMKC GPA for up to 5 years of undergraduate study
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits per year