UCM ALumni Foundation
Opportunity Grant Program 


The UCM Alumni Foundation launched the Opportunity Grant program in 2013 to support targeted, innovative student-centered activities of University of Central Missouri faculty and staff that result in significant outcomes benefitting the university’s learning environment and students’ academic experience. In keeping with our mission to cultivate, manage and distribute resources in support of the University of Central Missouri the Opportunity Grant Program supports faculty and staff who have ideas, but insufficient funding by providing one-time seed money for projects that advance the University’s strategic plan and result in significant outcomes.

Opportunity Grants start at $100 with a maximum possible award of $5,000 and are funded in the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) and must fund expenses related to a specific project. Expenses not eligible are salaries, release time, conference fees, travel, assistantships, and/or food costs. Applicants are limited to one proposal per year.The grants are made possible each year by donor contributions to the Central Annual Fund


Access the FY21 Opportunity Grant Application Packet here >>

Check out our Opportunity Grant Help Guide here >>


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University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation
PO Box 800, Smiser Alumni Center
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Phone: 660-543-8000 | alumni@ucmo.edu

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