Future Student Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available to new UMKC College of Arts and Sciences students thanks to gifts from UMKC alumni, the Kansas City community and other generous donors. As a new CAS student, you are automatically eligible for some scholarship awards. Additional scholarship opportunities are also available to new UMKC students.

Automatic Freshman Scholarships

Bright Flight
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $2,000
Qualifications: Incoming freshman from Missouri with a composite ACT or SAT score in the top three percent of Missouri students

Chancellor’s Minority Non-Resident Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: non-resident fee differential
Qualifications: Newly enrolled non-Missouri resident who identifies as African-American, Hispanic or Native American on their UMKC Admission Application. Open to freshman, transfer, graduate and professional students.

Chancellor’s Scholar Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $2,500
Qualifications: Incoming freshman graduating in the top 10 percent of their high school class or an ACT score of 23 or above who resides in Missouri or the Kansas counties of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami or Wyandotte.

Curator’s Scholar Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $3,500
Qualifications: Incoming freshman from Missouri graduating in the top five percent of their high school class with an ACT score of 28 or above.

Future Roo Scholarship
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $500 – $2,150
Qualifications: Incoming freshmen in the College of Arts and Sciences with an ACT score of 19-22 and a minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Additional Freshman Scholarships

Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: non-resident fee differential
Qualifications: Students must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.75 and/or a 24 ACT or a 1090-1120 SAT score.
How to Apply: Eligible students may be nominated by their respective department or the CAS Scholarship office. Nomination does not guarantee an award, as funding is limited each year. UMKC’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) or the CAS Scholarship Office will notify students if they are selected. Students may be eligible to renew their award provided they maintain a UMKC cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

HSCP Dean’s Scholarship
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $5,000
Qualifications: Incoming freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences or the University College, who has a minimum high school GPA of at least 2.75 or a score of 21 or higher on the ACT and participated in UMKC HSCP Dual Credit Program.

Automatic Transfer Student Scholarships

Chancellor’s Minority Non-Resident Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: non-resident fee differential
Qualifications: Newly enrolled non-Missouri resident who identifies as African-American, Hispanic or Native American on their UMKC Admission Application. Open to freshman, transfer, graduate and professional students.

Chancellor’s Transfer Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $2,000, plus non-resident fee differential (if applicable)
Qualifications: Incoming transfer student from any community college or four-year institution working on their first bachelor’s degree. Must have completed 40 transferable credit hours prior to attending UMKC and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Additional Transfer Student Scholarships

Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: non-resident fee differential
Qualifications: Students must have a minimum cumulative transfer GPA 3.0 and a minimum of 40 credit hours.
How to Apply: Eligible students may be nominated by their respective department or the CAS Scholarship office. Nomination does not guarantee an award, as funding is limited each year. UMKC’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) or the CAS Scholarship Office will notify students if they are selected. Students may be eligible to renew their award provided they maintain a UMKC cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship Program
The Crankstart Re-entry Program is for people, ideally aged 25 to 50, with great financial needs whose education has been interrupted for five or more years and who want to resume their undergraduate education to pursue a baccalaureate degree. This award is to be applied to student tuition fees exclusively

Osher Reentry Scholarship Program
The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program is designed to provide students– ideally aged 25 to 50 – who have experienced an interruption in their education of five years or more, who now want to resume their university studies at a four-year baccalaureate institution.

The program is not intended for transfer students or those seeking an additional degree. It targets students who did not have the opportunity to complete their higher education at earlier stages in their lives.

The Osher Reentry Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a limited number of undergraduate students who demonstrate the potential for academic success.