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International Scholarships

Apply for Multiple Scholarships with a Single Online Application

Please visit the International Student Services page for additional information about admission applications and deadlines. International students are eligible to receive Transfer Scholarships. Most scholarship deadlines are February 1 for the upcoming academic year. 

UCM Scholarship Finder

The UCM Scholarship Finder application for the 2023-2024 academic year is now available.

The UCM Scholarship Finder makes it easy to find and apply for UCM Alumni Foundation scholarships. Simply fill out a single application that is automatically submitted toward all eligible scholarships! Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available from August 1, 2023 through Feb. 1, 2024. Applications for the 2025-2026 academic year will be available from Aug. 1, 2024 through Feb. 1, 2025.

Note: International Students are eligible to apply for the Duane R. Sterling Scholarship - Rotary Program scholarship. 

Criteria: International Student with a GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.5 (graduate). 
If awarded, the student receives tuition, housing, meals, etc included for the year. 
The scholar is expected to do presentations to the 3 local Rotary clubs, attend the district conference (usually in the spring in central or south Missouri), visit the Capitol in Jeff City, visit Rotary Headquarters in Chicago, and attend a variety of UCM or Rotary events during the 2 semesters.

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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."

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 9 (nine) Graduate hours per semester at UCM).

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:

University of Central Missouri
Student Financial Services - Scholarships
PO Box 800
1100 Ward Edwards Building 
Warrensburg, MO 64093

If the sponsor provides you with the scholarship check:

  1. Endorse the check if it is made payable to you and UCM.
  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, 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.


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


Scholarship Calculator


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