University of Missouri-Kansas City announces 2011 UMKC Trustees’ Scholarship awardees

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is pleased to announce the recipients of 2011 UMKC Trustees’ Scholarships. Each year, UMKC names a select group of academically gifted and accomplished entering freshmen as Trustees’ Scholars. The UMKC Trustees created the scholarship program to support the University in attracting the best and the brightest students to UMKC.

Each Trustees’ Scholar receives an aid package valued at more than $60,000 over four years. For the first two years, the package covers educational fees and room and board. In the third and fourth years, the package provides educational fees and $2,000 for room and board, as well as an internship opportunity with a corporate sponsor. Each Trustees’ Scholar also receives $500 toward books each year.

Following are the UMKC 2011 Trustees’ Scholars:

  • Landon Berry
    • High School: Lee’s Summit Community Christian School
    • Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Kathleen Brueggemann
    • High School: Sullivan High School
    • Hometown: Sullivan, MO
  • Ivan Figueroa
    • High School: Rogers High School
    • Hometown: Rogers, AR
  • Kyle Gruber
    • High School: Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing
    • Hometown: Peculiar, MO
  • Alaina Shine
    • High School: Wichita Northwest High School
    • Hometown: Wichita, KS
  • Bailee Slack
    • High School: Camdenton High School
    • Hometown: Lake Ozark, MO
  • Mia Sutton
    • High School: Miller Career Academy
    • Hometown: St. Louis, MO

To qualify for the Trustees’ Scholars Program, students must meet at least two of the following three criteria: a minimum ACT Composite score of 30; rank in the top 5 percent of the graduating class; or a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or more in a 17-class core curriculum. Trustees’ Scholars must enroll full time, be seeking an undergraduate degree and commit to living on campus for the first two years.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City

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