We have a number of scholarship opportunities for LGBTQIA+ students, including our Empowerment Fund, created to support students who experience loss of financial support from their family after coming out.
The Empowerment Scholarship
This scholarship provides support for LGBTQIA students who are experiencing financial difficulty due to loss of support from family. The LGBTQIA+ Scholarship Program believes that LGBTQIA students should be supported in harnessing and commanding their own extraordinary power.
Deadline: Not applicable
A&S LGBTQIA Scholarship
This 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.
Deadline: March 1
LGBTQIA Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship supports all students regardless of gender or sexual diversity, who are or will be enrolled in any degree program at UMKC. The scholarship seeks to award students who have demonstrated leadership and/or involvement toward the advancement of LGBTQIA equity and inclusion at UMKC or in their community.
Returning Student Deadline: March 1
Incoming/Transfer Student Deadline: July 1
LGBTQIA Emergency Grant
The LGBTQIA Emergency Grant Fund Program is designed to provide students with financial assistance in cases of emergencies. This fund is designed to help students who have suffered personal property loss, emergency medical needs and other unforeseen emergency expenses.
Deadline: Not Applicable