The Need for More Scholarships

As enrollment at UCM grows, the need for scholarships also increases. The demand simply outpaces the resources available. That’s why here at the UCM Alumni Foundation, scholarships continue to be our highest priority. It’s part of our commitment to provide even more help to students so that UCM continues to be an affordable, quality institution.

The UCM Alumni Foundation manages close to 500 scholarship funds awarded annually through a variety of university offices and our online application is a source for thousands of dollars in scholarships for:

  • prospective students
  • current students
  • transfer students
  • international students
  • returning adult students
  • undergraduate students
  • graduate student students


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 and 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.


Starting an alumni Foundation Scholarship

If you are interested in starting or adding to a scholarship, call 660-543-8000 or email

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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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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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