New! Online Scholarship Application
MoCents is a new online system that makes it easy and convenient for students to apply for all UCM Foundation scholarships.
Students: Download these instructions (PDF format) to create your personal account and start applying for hundreds of available scholarships, funded by alumni and friends through their gifts to the UCM Foundation.
MoCents replaces the cumbersome paper system that required students to download individual forms or visit specific departments. Through MoCents, students create a personalized account and fill out a one-time application that matches them for all scholarships they qualify for based on information they provide, including major/minor, grade point average and financial need. All students -- prospective, current, transfer, international, returning adults, undergraduate and graduate -- are encouraged to use this new application.
For a complete listing of Foundation scholarships and criteria, click here.
The Need for More Scholarships
As enrollment at UCM continues to grow, the need for scholarships also increases. The demand simply outpaces the resources available. That’s why here at the UCM Foundation, scholarships continue to be one of our highest priorities. It’s part of our commitment to provide even more help to students so that UCM continues to be an affordable, quality institution. The UCM Foundation manages nearly 450 scholarship funds awarded annually through a variety of university offices.
You may use any type of gift method to contribute to a scholarship, including cash, credit card, electronic fund transfer, securities, properties and will bequests. Donors making an annual gift may designate it toward any existing fund. These include every college and academic department, every athletic sport, the Greek system, many student organizations and emeriti professors, and various Missouri high schools and counties.
To establish a named scholarship, a minimum of $20,000 is needed to create an endowment. Endowed scholarships are particularly valuable because they provide a permanent source of funding for the scholarship; only the interest is used for the award. Endowments are invested by the UCM Foundation and a percentage of the earnings is awarded to one or more students. Endowed scholarships last forever at UCM, providing a benefit to generations of students.
Starting a Foundation Scholarship
If you are interested in starting or adding to a scholarship, contact Victoria Voskovitch. Our fundraisers also are available for individual consultation. Call 660-543-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.