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UCM Foundation Opportunity Grant Program
NOTICE: We are currently accepting proposals for fiscal year 2015, which runs July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Click on the link below for more information.
The UCM Foundation Opportunity Program supports targeted, student-centered activities of UCM faculty and staff resulting in significant outcomes that benefit the university's learning environment. Grants start at $100 and range to an individual maximum of $5,000. Grants are funded on the fiscal year running July 1 through June 30.
The UCM Foundation Opportunity Grants must fund expenses related to a specific project. Examples of allowable expenses include research, service projects, supplies, equipment, software. Types of expenses not covered include salaries, release time, conference fees, travel, assistantships. Applicants are limited to one proposal per year. The UCM Foundation is the official fund raising arm of the University of Central Missouri.
Established in 1979, the foundation procures, maintains and administers philanthropic gifts that advance the university's mission and help students attain their college goals. In keeping with that mission, the UCM Foundation established the Opportunity Grant Program in 2013 to support faculty and staff who have ideas but insufficient funding for entrepreneurial projects that will strengthen the university's learning environment and students' academic experience. Through a competitive process, the UCM Foundation Opportunity Grant Program provides one-time seed money for projects that advance the university's learning environment and students' academic experience.
Recent Gifts Support Foundation Mission to Help UCM Students
- $250 from Giving Tuesday for general scholarships
- $50 from Giving Tuesday for nursing department
- $100 from Giving Tuesday for UCM Black Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment
- $50,000 bequest for scholarships in economics and finance
- $50,000 for Mules Football Locker Room Project
- $50,000 for scholarship for incoming freshmen from Maysville, Mo., high school
- $3,755 for Fund for Excellence