Apply for the 2018 Friends of the Library Scholarship

By , January 26, 2018 1:05 pm

Apply Now: $1000 Scholarship from UMKC Friends of the Library

This $1,000 Scholarship is available to any UMKC student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program.

The scholarship winner will be selected based on their written response to the following prompt:

“Change and disruption are not only buzzwords. Technology, economy and politics are forces that are changing the world as we know it … at a fast pace. Libraries are embracing these changes and have different strategies for maintaining and increasing their relevance to their local communities.”*  Reflect on specific ways the UMKC Libraries are or should be embracing the fast paced changes in our world.


To apply, please submit the following to

  • Your name, student ID, e-mail address, and phone number
  • Please indicate your degree being sought, department, and expected graduation date
  • 500-1000 word original point-of-view writing piece addressing the above question

Deadline for entry is Friday, March 23rd, 2018**

For more information call 816-235-5828 or email


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** Winner announced in April. Payout is applied toward Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 tuition and fees. Applicants are advised that all materials become the property of UMKC Friends of the Library, and the UMKC University Libraries upon submittal, and may be quoted in whole or in part for use of promoting UMKC Libraries.

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