History Discussion with Dr. Matthew Osbourn 5

Financial Support

Affordability is a top priority for students, which is why we offer a variety of scholarships and funding options to History students.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the College of Arts and Sciences offered students more than $1.3 million in scholarships. Our department has several scholarship opportunities specifically for History students.

Available Scholarships

Dr. Stuart Bintner Scholarship in History

Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in history. Student must be majoring in history and in good academic standing. Preference given to students interested in American history. Preference also given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Jim Falls Honorary Scholarship

Qualifications: Undergraduate student majoring in history with a GPA of 3.0 or above, with preference given to those who demonstrate financial need.

Carla L. Klausner Scholarship

Qualifications: Undergraduate junior or senior student majoring in history with a GPA of 3.2 or above, with preference given to those who demonstrate financial need.

Lee A. Takats Scholarship

Qualifications: Student majoring in history.

The Captain Harry S. Truman Prize

Qualifications: This prize is given annually to a UMKC undergraduate or graduate student for the best research paper focusing on any aspect of World War I. Preference is given to papers that include research that ties to materials housed at the National World War I Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. Students must submit their essay electronically to the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Office at umkcasscholarships@umkc.edu; please save files as LastnameFirstnameTruman.

The College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Office has more information and a full list of department- and college-level scholarships available to current students.

The UMKC Financial Aid Office has more information regarding university-wide scholarships as well as resources about loan options, grants, work study awards, and other financial aid sources.

How to Apply

Current Students

Currently enrolled students must fill out the Continuing Scholarship Application by March 1 to be considered for all departmental scholarships, as well as many college- and university-wide scholarships.

Some scholarships are only for students who show a demonstrated financial need and require the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is recommended that all students complete the FAFSA each year, regardless of their financial status.

Future Students

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. The CAS Scholarship Office has more information about freshman and transfer student scholarships.