UCM Scholarship Finder is the University's online system that makes it easy and convenient for students to apply for all UCM Alumni Foundation Scholarships established by generous friends of the University. Online application instructions and details about individual scholarships are provided in the UCM Scholarship Finder online application. 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 2023-2024 academic year will be available from Sept. 1, 2022 through Feb. 1, 2023. Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available from Aug. 1, 2023 through Feb. 1, 2024.
Information regarding UCM Alumni Foundation scholarships is available through UCM Scholarship Finder, 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:
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:
Caution: If the scholarship check is made payable only to you, we suggest you deposit the check into your personal account and use those funds for UCM expenses (tuition, books, etc.) We cannot apply these checks to your student account directly, so please do not mail these checks to us.
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.
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Your Superscore is a new composite ACT or SAT based on your highest sub scores across multiple tests. So, take the ACT or SAT multiple times and UCM will calculate a new Superscore that will take into account the highest sub scores you received over all your attempts. This score is used for both admissions and Red & Black Scholarship purposes. You should be rewarded for all your efforts, Superscore helps take the stress out of test day!