UMKC Herman Johnson African American Scholarship


  • African American student
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school in the nine-county area
  • Must be a current resident of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami or Wyandotte County in Kansas; or Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte or Ray County in Missouri
  • Must have maintained a non-weighted 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in high school (other GPA scales will be converted to its equivalent on a 4.0 scale). If currently enrolled in college, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all college work
  • Scholarships are available to support baccalaureate-level study only. You must be able to document that you have a minimum of 24 credit hours to complete towards your bachelor’s degree. In addition, students in the combined BA/MD or PharmD programs, and those who have not yet completed the 90 undergraduate hours required for the BA/JD program are eligible to receive the scholarship for the undergraduate portion of their study only
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Max Amount


How to Apply

UMKC Herman Johnson African-American Scholarship Application deadline February 1

Option to Renew

  • Full time enrollment (12+ UMKC credits per semester)
  • UMKC cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Complete and earn 24 UMKC credits each year