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Hundreds of Scholarships
Available, Apply by March 1

Hundreds of scholarships funded through gifts to the UCM Foundation are available for incoming, undergraduate and graduate students from throughout the state, country and world. Our online application system, MoCents, makes applying for these scholarships convenient for students. The application deadline for the 2016-17 academic year is approaching. Be sure you apply before the March 1 deadline.

Scholarships are the single largest area donors designate for their gifts to the UCM Foundation, the university's nonprofit arm whose mission is to make a college degree more affordable, accessible and beneficial for students. Learn how you can start a scholarship by contacting Vicki Voskovitch at 660-543-8000 or email

"I can easily say I would not have achieved what I have so far without the generous people investing in my education." Ibrahim Shilbaya, pre-pharmacy senior

About the UCM Foundation

People often assume that state dollars cover the expense to operate a public university. Not so. Every year thousands of generous donors help support the Greater KC Foundation logoUniversity of Central Missouri. Their gifts are processed through the UCM Foundation, a nonprofit and IRS-authorized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

In keeping with its mission to raise and manage private support for the University of Central Missouri, the UCM Foundation makes gift counts. It does this first by securing contributions, then by ensuring gifts benefit the specific areas donors designate or help to finance the university’s greatest needs. Private support makes it possible for Central Missouri to provide strong academic programs and the quality learning experience that positions our students for career success, resulting in better communities and a stronger nation.



Recent Gifts Helping UCM Students

  • $20,000 to endow new scholarship
  • $25 for Fund for Excellence
  • $50 to department scholarship
  • $25,000 for baseball scholarships
  • $25,000 for scholarships
  • $100,000 for wrestling
  • $250 for Fund for Excellence