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.

For more information, please go to https://finaid.umkc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/.

Freshman Scholarships

Bright Flight
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $2,500
Qualifications: Incoming freshman from Missouri with a composite ACT or SAT score in the top three percent of Missouri students

Curators’ Scholar Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $5,000
Qualifications: Incoming freshman students from Missouri with an ACT composite score of 28 or above and a high school Core GPA of 3.75 or above.

Academic Excellence Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $5,000
Qualifications: Incoming freshman students from Kansas with an ACT composite score of 28 or above and a high school core GPA of 3.75 or above.

Chancellor’s Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $3,500
Qualifications: Incoming freshman students from Kansas or Missouri with an ACT composite score of 25 or above and a high school core GPA of 3.5 or above.

Provost’s Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $2,000
Qualifications: Incoming freshman students from Kansas or Missouri with an ACT composite score of 22 or above and a high school core GPA of 3.0 or above.

Future Roo Scholarship
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $700
Qualifications: Incoming freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences with a primary major in one of the following: Criminal Justice and Criminology, Psychology, Political Science, Communication Studies or Earth and Environmental Sciences.  Students must have an ACT composite score between 20-24 and a high school core GPA of 2.75 or above.

Chancellor’s Historically Underrepresented Minority Nonresident Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: Nonresidential tuition differential
Qualifications:

  • Newly enrolled non-Missouri resident students who identify themselves on the UMKC admission application as African American, Hispanic or Native American
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Full-time Enrollment

HSCP Dean’s Scholarship
Maximum Academic Year Amount: Varies
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.

CAS Diversity Scholarship
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $500
Qualifications: Incoming freshman students from Missouri or Kansas; underrepresented minorities and/or LBGTQIA+
Application opens: January 16
Deadline: May 1

Transfer Student Scholarships

Chancellor’s Historically Underrepresented Minority Nonresident Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: Nonresidential tuition differential
Qualifications:

  • Newly enrolled non-Missouri resident students who identify themselves on the UMKC admission application as African American, Hispanic or Native American
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Full-time Enrollment

Chancellor’s Transfer Award
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $2,000, plus non-resident fee differential (if applicable)
Qualifications:

  • Transfer students from any community college or four-year institution
  • Must have completed 40 transferable credit hours before attending UMKC
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in all college work attempted
  • Must be working on first bachelor’s degree
  • All School of Medicine students as well as professional and graduate level students in dentistry, pharmacy, or law are not eligible for these awards.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Future Roo Scholarship
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $700
Qualifications: Incoming transfer students in the College of Arts and Sciences with a primary major in one of the following: Criminal Justice and Criminology, Psychology, Political Science, Communication Studies or Earth and Environmental Sciences.  Students must have a transfer GPA of 2.75 or above and 40 transferable credit hours.

CAS Diversity Scholarship
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $500
Qualifications: Incoming transfer students who are residents of Missouri or Kansas; underrepresented minorities and/or LBGTQIA+
Application opens: January 16
Deadline: May 1

Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship Program
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $5,000
Qualifications: 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.

Osher Reentry Scholarship Program
Maximum Academic Year Amount: $5,000
Qualifications: 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. Complete this application and return to College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships Office in 104 Scofield Hall.