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Cesar Chavez Scholarship


The Cesar Chavez Scholarship is available through the University of Central Missouri for a graduating high school senior from the Kansas City metropolitan area, involved with and influenced by the Hispanic community, planning to attend the University of Central Missouri.

Value: $3,750 per year (renewable 4 years total)

Eligibility: To be considered, a student must:

  • Be a graduating senior of a high school located in the Kansas City metropolitan area (Eligible Kansas City, Missouri counties include: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson and Platte; Eligible Kansas City, Kansas counties include: Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte);
  • Be accepted to the University of Central Missouri;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold legal immigration status;
  • Involved with and influenced by the Hispanic community;
  • Have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale following the seventh semester of high school;
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid);
  • File the FAFSA by the April 1 deadline.

Renewability: The Cesar Chavez Scholarship may be received for a maximum of eight (8) semesters of undergraduate study provided the recipient:

  • Maintains status as a full-time UCM undergraduate student (12 or more undergraduate credit hours) each semester, and
  • Achieves a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 upon completion of each semester, and
  • Must be an active participant in a registered UCM student organization at the time of renewal, and
  • Chavez Scholarship recipients must participate in UCM's Success Coaching/Mentoring Program administered by Success Advising (For more information about the Mentoring Program, contact Ken Schueller, Director of Success Advising, at 660-543-4995 or

Cesar Chavez Scholarship Application


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