Trustees’ Scholars Program


  • Incoming freshman
  • Must meet two of the three following academic criteria:
    • A minimum ACT composite score of 30
    • Rank in the top 5% of their high school graduating class
    • A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 in 17-class core curriculum
  • In addition, candidates are evaluated on their community or school involvement and leadership abilities
  • Not available for medicine, pharmacy or architecture
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount

  • Full tuition and fees for 120 credit hours
  • $500 towards books for all 4 years
  • On-campus room and board for a standard double room in Oak Street Residence Hall for years one and two
  • $2,000 stipend toward living expenses in years three and four

How to Apply

Trustees Scholars Program Application (Application Deadline December 1st)

Option to Renew

  • First year cumulative UMKC GPA 3.0
  • Remaining years cumulative UMKC GPA 3.25
  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits per year