School of Education Scholarship Information
Three types of scholarships are available to students: Automatic (considered when applying to UMKC); Additional scholarships to apply for through the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, and School of Education scholarships. The SOE scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students in our programs. Apply to be considered for these opportunities!
Must be admitted to the School of Education
Submit application by February 1st
Must complete a new application each year
Previous recipients may reapply
Number and dollar amount of awards vary from year to year
Awards are not automatically renewable
Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester during the 2013-2014 academic year to receive a scholarship
Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester during the 2013-2014 academic year to receive a scholarship
School of Education students complete a single application which is then used to determine eligibility for all scholarships.
- Application should include:
- 750 word essay addressing the following:
Discuss your past accomplishments and future goals in the field of education or counseling. Finally, please describe how you will integrate and exemplify the SOE Mission and Values in your future work.
Student names are removed from the essay and resume before they are reviewed. Applicants are asked to avoid using their name in these materials. Responses longer then 750 words will not be considered beyond the first 750 words. *NOTE: If you choose to apply for the Mazuma Credit Union Scholarship you will need to submit an ADDITIONAL essay addressing how you would incorporate personal financial management in the classroom. This essay should be submitted as part of the same attachment as your general scholarship essay, but please write it on a separate page in your document.
Resume (please remove student name and email address before submitting)
If you need assistance, contact Career Serivces Center here on campus. Contact information along with helpful resources can be found at http://career.umkc.edu.
Two current recommendations
A recommendation from an educator or UMKC faculty member is recommended but not required. Recommendation forms should be returned to the School of Education no later than February 11th. A copy of the recommendation form can be found here.
Return forms to:
University of Missouri - Kansas City
School of Education
Room 345 - Dean's Office
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
attn: Renique Kersh
OR Fax forms to: (816) 235-6511
Complete the online School of Education Scholarship Application
February 1st: Applications are due and committee begins review
April: All applicants are notified if selected
August-September: All scholarship recipients will be honored at the SOE scholarship event scheduled in the beginning of the next academic year.