fund for student success

At the University of Central Missouri, student success and completion is at the core of our institutional commitment. For almost 150 years, our students have received a future-focused education from committed and notable faculty; upon graduation, our alumni have taken the skills they have learned at this institution and applied them to evolving industries to impact change in our state, nation, and global communities.

Many outstanding UCM students rely on financial aid and scholarships to help them earn their degrees. This continued need for scholarships is exactly why the focus of the new Gift of Success campaign is to support our students who demonstrate high academic performance but experience financial need.

The Gift of Success is a commitment from our alumni to our students—a commitment that symbolizes a continued investment in the future of education and their industries, and a commitment to help future generations of students with their academic career.

You can give The Gift of Success by contributing directly to the Fund for Student Success, a fund dedicated to providing scholarship support to our students with the greatest need, with the direct impact of furthering their opportunity to gain a meaningful degree. 

sss buttonOn average, $672 is the difference between a student graduating or not. Supoort student success today and your gift will provide the crucial support needed by many students to stay in college.

Our Tradition: Opportunity for those who seek to learn

In 1871, Normal School #2 was founded to provide skills to teachers in Missouri. Almost 150 years later, Normal School #2 is now the University of Central Missouri, but the foundation of our commitment is unchanged. At UCM, we believe education should be available to everyone.

The Gift of Success campaign provides alumni, like you, the opportunity to share your success with the next generation of UCM graduates by investing in their success. Your gift represents your commitment to the future of our Mule Nation.

If you have any questions about making a gift, or the Fund for Student Success, please contact our staff at the UCM Alumni Foundation at 660-543-8000 or at

There are many ways to give to the Fund for Student Success:

  1. Give Online Now
  2. Respond to a Mail appeal
  3. Respond to a student caller from our RED Call team
  4. Make a gift through electronic funds transfer (EFT) by downloading this PDF file
  5. Establishing a monthly credit card payment
  6. If you are a member of UCM's faculty or staff, by establishing a payroll deduction. Complete the payroll deduction form, then sign and return to the UCM Alumni Foundation in Smiser Alumni Center, Elliott Union.

Make a Difference

Join our community of more than 100,000 alumni and be a powerful force benefiting the University of Central Missouri. Your gifts support scholarships, academic programs, faculty development, research projects, facilities and equipment upgrades.


is often the outstanding tuition needed for students to complete their degrees.

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$1.4 Million

from the Alumni Foundation endowment will support student success at UCM in FY18.

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University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation
PO Box 800, Smiser Alumni Center
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Phone: 660-543-8000 | Fax: 660-543-4705 |

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