The UCM Alumni Foundation is proud to offer more than 600 active scholarships through UCM Scholarship Finder. The university awards nearly $7 million in merit-based scholarships each year. Students can easily find the right fit for their needs, interests and field of study by visiting Student Financial Services and starting a streamlined application process.

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These scholarships are possible because of generous donations from UCM alumni and friends. Anyone can set up a scholarship endowment to honor a loved one; support students in a particular college, school or program of study; give students the financial boost they need to complete their degree; assist incoming students from a specific location; encourage advancement of an art form or sport; or simply to create a lasting legacy.  

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The Need for More Scholarships

As the demand for scholarships continues to grow, the UCM Alumni Foundation continues to make awarding them a top priority. It’s part of our commitment to ensure a quality degree from UCM remains affordable for all. The UCM Alumni Foundation manages more than 600 scholarship funds awarded annually through a variety of university offices.

Giving Options

You may use any type of gift method to contribute to a scholarship, including cash, credit card, electronic fund transfer, securities, properties and will bequests. Donors making an annual gift may designate it toward any existing fund. These include every college and academic department, every athletic sport, the Greek system, many student organizations, emeriti professors and various Missouri high schools and counties.

To establish a named scholarship, a minimum of $25,000 is needed to create an endowment. Endowed scholarships are particularly valuable because they provide a permanent source of funding for the scholarship; only the interest is used for the award. Endowments are invested by the UCM Alumni Foundation, and a percentage of the earnings is awarded to one or more students. Endowed scholarships last forever at UCM, providing a benefit to generations of students.

Getting started

If you are interested in creating a scholarship endowment or contributing to an existing scholarship, please call 660-543-8000 or email Thank you for your support!

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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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$1.46 Million

from the endowment supported student success in FY20.

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

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