School of Education Scholarship Information and Application

The School of Education scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students in our programs with 40+ different types of scholarships awarded each year!

Application Requirements

  • Must be a current School of Education student
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester during the current academic year to receive a scholarship
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester during the current academic year to receive a scholarship.
  • 2019 application deadline – Friday, February 1

Note:  The number and dollar amount of awards varies from year to year.  Awards are not automatically renewable and students must complete a new application each year.

School of Education Scholarship Application Process

School of Education students complete a single application which is then used to determine eligibility for all scholarships. The following steps will need to be completed for consideration.

 

Step One – Write a 750 word essay addressing the following:

Discuss your past accomplishments and future goals in the field of education or counseling. 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 by the scholarship committee. Applicants must avoid using their name in ANY application materials. Responses longer than 750 words will not be considered beyond the first 750 words.

 

  • NOTE: The Mazuma Credit Union Scholarship (approximately $1,500) will need an ADDITIONAL 1-2 page essay addressing this topic: Discuss your approach to teaching personal financial management in the classroom and how you see this approach advancing your student’s financial success. The essay should be submitted separately to education@umkc.edu with the subject line “Mazuma Credit Union Scholarship“.

Step Two – Copy of your resume

Please remove your name and email address before submitting your resume. If you need assistance with creating or updating your resume, contact Career Services.

 

Step Three – Two recommendations

The School of Education Scholarship Application will ask you to submit the names and emails of two recommenders that can speak to your academic potential, career goals, and/or volunteer/organizational commitments. One of the two recommendations could be a faculty member or teacher, a counselor, an advisor, an employer, or an organizational leader. Your recommenders should have direct contact with you, but should not be an immediate relative. After you complete the application the School of Education will email your recommenders. Give your recommenders plenty of notice that they will receive an email from education@umkc.edu.

 

Step Four – Complete School of Education Scholarship Application (Click Here)

 

Step Five – Complete the Application Process

Submit your prepared essay(s) and resume via email to education@umkc.edu on or before February 1, 2019 by 4:00PM.

 

Selection Process/Timeline

October 15, 2018 – scholarship application process opens

February 1, 2019 – scholarship deadline

End of March 2019 – students are notified of scholarship awards

April 2019 – students formally accept scholarship offers and write thank you notes

October 10, 2019 – Annual Scholar and Donor Luncheon