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)

You cannot begin your application for admission to the Trustees’ Scholarship Program until you have completed your application for admission to UMKC.  When you have been admitted to UMKC, the combined Trustees’ Scholarship and Honors College application will appear on the “to-do” list located on your application status page.  The scholarship application deadline is December 1st, which means you have to be admitted to UMKC and complete the Scholarship application before December 1st.  Any questions about the application process can be sent to

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