The University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) recognizes the value of a diverse student body. UMKC’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer & Questioning (LGBTQ) Empowerment Scholarship Program understands that LGBTQ students, their perspectives, experiences and values benefit and enrich the educational experiences of all students, faculty and staff.
Like other groups, the LGBTQ community has the power to influence social, political and economic issues in the community, legislature, business and civic organizations and in our institutions of higher education. This scholarship provides support for LGBTQ students who are experiencing financial difficulty due to loss of support from family. The LGBTQ Scholarship Program believes that LGBTQ students should be supported in harnessing and commanding their own extraordinary power.
Deadline: Not applicable
The LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally) Scholarship is designed to support students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex, who are enrolled in any degree program at UMKC, who maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA and who demonstrate support of the LGBTQIA community, either on-campus or off-campus, through significant support, engagement, and/or volunteering. Students must submit an one page essay detailing their past and current support and/or involvement in the LGBTQIA community.
Deadline: March 1st
The UMKC LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally) Leadership Scholarship supports all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and sex, who are or will be enrolled in any degree program at UMKC. Eligible students will be in a) good academic standing, b) demonstrate financial need (through the FAFSA), c) enrolled full-time and d) have worked towards the advancement of the UMKC LGBTQIA community through leadership efforts, inside and/or outside of the classroom environment – demonstrating continued efforts to improve the experience of the LGBTQIA community at UMKC.
These efforts include but are not limited to:
- Working to establish an informed and civically engaged LGBTQIA community at UMKC.
- Actions to educate the non-LGBTQIA community on the daily-lived experiences of the LGBTQIA community at UMKC.
- Efforts to educate, inform, and engage the UMKC community about the intersecting identities that make up the UMKC LGBTQIA community.
- Demonstrate future efforts and goals toward establishing a positive UMKC campus climate for the LGBTQIA community.
Deadline: April 1st (returning students) | July 1st (first year students)