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All Academic Scholarship Recipients!  Remember you must COMPLETE 12 credit hours each semester to earn that Scholarship

Beginning Fall 2021 semester, 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 it will be removed from the student’s account:

  1. All Red & Black Scholarships,
  2. All Transfer Scholarships, including, but not limited to,
    1. President’s Distinguished,
    2. President’s,
    3. Dean’s

*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  Any student NOT enrolled in at least 12 credit hours by the end of each term will have their scholarship withdrawn from his/her student account.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.


  1. If a student begins the Fall semester in 12 hours, but then drops a class to 9 hours, that student will have the scholarship removed from their account for that semester.  It will be available to the student for the Spring semester, as it always has (unless the student fails to have the minimum 12 credit hours in the Spring).
  2. If a student completes 12 credit hours in the Fall, even if there are “Fs”, that scholarship will not be removed for that semester as the student completed the required minimum.  However, if the minimum GPA for that scholarship is not met, then the student would be in danger of losing the scholarship renewal for the following year.

*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, 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).

UCM Scholarship Finder

UCM Scholarship Finder makes it easy to find and apply for UCM Alumni Foundation scholarships. Once admitted, your information will be uploaded and automatically submitted toward all eligible scholarships! Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be available from Sept. 1, 2021 through Feb. 15, 2022. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available from Aug. 1, 2022 through Feb. 1, 2023.  

Scholarship Finder


UCM Automatic Scholarships

These scholarships are guaranteed. If you qualify, you receive it! No application. No hassle.

Red and Black Scholarship
UCM Bound Out-of-State Scholarship

Scholarship Calculator

Scholarship Questions

How do I find a scholarship for my major?

Information regarding UCM Alumni Foundation scholarships is available through UCM Scholarship Finder (Formerly MoCents), the University's online scholarship application.

How do I apply for a UCM Freshman scholarship?

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.

Where can I find more scholarships to apply for?

Information about scholarships external to UCM is available in the External Scholarships section on this page.

What do I do if I receive a scholarship check?

Complete details on how to submit your off-campus scholarship check(s) are located on this page under "Submitting Scholarship Checks to UCM."

What if I improve my High School GPA or ACT score? (Incoming Freshmen)

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.

What if I lose my UCM scholarship due to ineligibility?

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.

Are scholarships available for transfer students?

Students transferring from an accredited 4-year or 2-year, private or public college or university may be considered for a scholarship.

Do I have to be a full-time student to receive a UCM 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:

  • Be enrolled in a University-approved off-campus internship
  • Be a last semester senior completing a degree program

Can my conduct affect my UCM scholarship eligibility?

 Scholarships may be reduced or canceled if the recipient fraudulently misrepresents any information or engages in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty.

Submitting Scholarship Checks to UCM

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:

  1. Endorse the check if it is made payable to you.
  2. Attach the check to a photocopy of the award letter and any supporting documents.
  3. Bring the check and photocopy documentation to Freshman Orientation and Enrollment or mail/deliver them to the Student Financial Services Office.

Caution: If the scholarship check is made payable only to you, we suggest you deliver the check to the Student Financial Services Office (1100 Ward Edwards) and endorse it immediately before you hand it to the cashier.

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:

1. Provide the scholarship sponsor with a copy of your class schedule which you can print from MyCentral after you attend Freshman Orientation and Enrollment.


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.

External Scholarships

Please Note: University of Central Missouri is making these links to external scholarships and/or loans available as a service. We do not control these award processes and offer no assurances related to them.


CollegeBoard Fastweb Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Scholarship Guidance RN to BSN


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

Back to School Scams


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