Mule Grant (starting fall 2023)
The Mule Grant awards new, first-time undergraduate degree-seeking students and new, first-time transfer students with an associate degree who are residents in the state of Missouri the opportunity to attend UCM with less financial stress. Learn More Here ->
All Academic Scholarship Recipients! Remember you must COMPLETE 12 credit hours each semester to earn that Scholarship
All students who are recipients of the following UCM academic scholarships*, regardless of when they started at UCM, must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester to earn that scholarship for that semester, or all (or a portion) will be removed from the student’s account for that semester:
*Dual Credit, Phi Theta Kappa, and A+ Recognition are not included in this requirement.
These will be checked for full-time status throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Any student NOT enrolled in at least 12 credit hours by the end of each term will have all or a portion of their scholarship withdrawn from his/her student account.
The scholarship will remain in place for subsequent semesters as long as the student maintains the minimum requirements for Full Time status and GPA.
*There is no appeal process: please ensure you are enrolled in, and complete, at least 12 credit hours each semester.
Whether you are a future freshman, a transfer student or a current UCM student, you are at the right place to explore your scholarship and award options. At UCM, our objective is to help make your educational and career goals a reality.
UCM has many financial assistance programs that can help you bring your total educational and living expenses well within reach. Each year, nearly $7 million in merit-based scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, special talents or potential in a specific field of study.
If you have questions or need clarification about any aspect of the UCM scholarship program, please contact the Scholarship Assistant via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, in person at Ward Edwards 1100, by phone (660) 543-8266, fax (660) 543-8080, or by mail (University of Central Missouri, Attn: Scholarships, Student Financial Services, PO Box 800, Ward Edwards 1100,Warrensburg, MO 64093).
Apply for multiple scholarships with a single online application! UCM Scholarship Finder makes it easy and convenient to find 685+ UCM Alumni Foundation scholarships established by generous friends of the university. The application for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available on September 15, 2023. Complete your application for scholarships before the priority deadline of Feb. 1, 2024 for your greatest chance of being selected. The scholarship application closes on March 15, 2024.
Information regarding UCM Alumni Foundation scholarships is available through UCM Scholarship Finder (Formerly MoCents), the University's online scholarship application.
Your high school transcript and the information you provide on University of Central Missouri's application for admission are reviewed to determine your eligibility for freshman academic scholarships. Students must submit the online scholarship application to be considered for UCM’s Missouri Boys State/Girls State Scholarship and UCM Alumni Foundation Scholarships.
Information about scholarships external to UCM is available in the External Scholarships section on this page.
Complete details on how to submit your off-campus scholarship check(s) are located on this page under "Submitting Scholarship Checks to UCM."
Your scholarship eligibility will be reconsidered if your 7th semester high school cumulative gpa is higher than your 6th semester and/or your ACT composite score improves on or before the April national ACT test. Please note: Scholarship reconsideration is contingent upon receipt of your official 7th semester high school transcript and/or the receipt of your official ACT scores by the Office of Admissions, University of Central Missouri, Ward Edwards 1401, Warrensburg, MO 64093.
Certain UCM renewable scholarships may be reinstated. To be considered for reinstatement, earn the required grade-point average and maintain status as a full-time (at least 12 undergraduate credit hours ) UCM undergraduate student each semester. See reinstatement information under "Current Students" for more details.
Students transferring from an accredited 4-year or 2-year, private or public college or university may be considered for a scholarship.
Most of the UCM scholarships require full-time enrollment (earning a minimum of twelve undergraduate hours per semester at UCM). However, if otherwise eligible, you may be enrolled in less than twelve hours and receive a proportional amount of the award value under the following conditions:
Scholarships may be reduced or canceled if the recipient fraudulently misrepresents any information or engages in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty.
If you are the recipient of a scholarships sponsored by a civic organization, employer, church, etc., please instruct the sponsor to make the scholarship check payable to University of Central Missouri and forward it to:
Attn: Student Financial Services - Scholarships
1100 Ward Edwards Building
University of Central Missouri
PO Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
If the sponsor provides you with the scholarship check:
Caution: If the scholarship check is made payable only to you, you should cash the check on your own and use it for educational expenses.
When we receive your scholarship check, we will credit your UCM student account. The amount of the scholarship check will be divided evenly between the Fall and Spring semesters unless otherwise instructed in writing by the scholarship sponsor.
If the scholarship sponsor requests verification of your enrollment at UCM:
2. If the sponsor cannot accept a copy of your class schedule, you can request an enrollment verification certificate by calling the UCM Office of the Registrar at (660) 543-4900, option 3 (not option 2) after you attend Freshman Orientation and Enrollment.
FREE SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS
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OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP LINKS
Wondering if a scholarship is too good to be true? Maybe it is. Check the following two sites to be sure.
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid