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Wichita Student Receives Trustees Scholarship

UMKC group awards seven for 2016

Landon Volkmann, a Wichita, Kan., resident and a spring 2016 graduate of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, has been named a University of Missouri-Kansas City Trustees’ Scholar.

When Volkmann enters the pre-law program at UMKC in the fall, he will receive a scholarship valued at $60,000 over four years. His award is supported by the UMKC Board of Trustees, the founder of the scholarship program.

Volkmann, who graduated in the top five percent of his class, was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, debate, Jazz Club and Thespian Troupe.

As a dedicated community member, Volkmann has volunteered with Levy Special Education, Lights on St. Paul, St. Jude Parish, Blues in the Schools and Skylines the Band, where he provided live music for charity events, retirement homes and churches. He also worked as a legal assistant at a local law firm. Volkmann also received the NFL Special Distinction at debate and forensics tournaments and received the Golden Eagle Academic Achievement Award from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.

In the essay submitted to the Trustees’ Scholars selection committee, Volkmann said with a law degree from UMKC, he will act as a catalyst for the preservation of jazz and the development of the Kansas City legal community.

“There is no doubt in my mind that UMKC will have a profound impact on me. I know UMKC will shape me into the best person I can be. With UMKC’s help, I will make Kansas City thrive.”

The Trustees Scholarship provides educational fees and on-campus room and board for the first two years. In the third and fourth years, the package provides educational fees and $2,000 for room and board. Each Trustees’ Scholar also receives $500 toward books each year.

To qualify as Trustees’ Scholars, students must meet at least two of the following three criteria: score a minimum ACT Composite of 30, rank in the top five percent of the graduating class, or have 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.The UMKC Trustees’ Scholars Program is unique in that it aligns students closely with corporate sponsors, who give students access to their professional knowledge and experience, insight into the inner workings of the company or institution they represent, and a strong mentor relationship throughout the college experience. Students have opportunities to network and find internships or jobs through the Trustees and their connections in the community.

The UMKC Trustees’ Scholars Program is unique in that it aligns students closely with corporate sponsors, who give students access to their professional knowledge and experience, insight into the inner workings of the company or institution they represent, and a strong mentor relationship throughout the college experience. Students have opportunities to network and find internships or jobs through the Trustees and their connections in the community.


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