With 16,000+ students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries, the UMKC community is enriched by their diverse perspectives. Sometimes these students need extra support on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career.

You can contribute to a specific area of need that will directly help students, including:

Scholarships

Scholarships are essential to sustaining the dynamic mix of students that contributes to the best possible learning environment for our campus community. Scholarships provide greater opportunities for talented students who cannot afford the full cost to attend UMKC. Your gift will enable UMKC to continue educating engaged local and global citizens and leaders.

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Travel Stipends/Study Abroad Funding

Students find coursework in a foreign country stimulating and their encounters outside the classroom educational and exciting. Students also return to UMKC with a broader, deeper understanding both of another country and of their own cultural background. UMKC offers hundreds of programs in more than 60 countries that are consistently in need of donor funding. In addition, travel stipends allow students to benefit from attending educational workshops, conferences and competitions.

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Student Involvement

The mission of the UMKC Office of Student Involvement (OSI) is to engage students in a vibrant campus community through holistic, co-curricular experiences. OSI assists students in getting involved with one of the more than 300 campus organizations and leadership opportunities.

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Women’s Center

The Women’s Center’s mission is to advocate, educate, and provide support services for the advancement of women’s equity on campus and within the community at large. The Center facilitates student development through co-curricular experiences, offers programming and services that promote student success, and fosters awareness of the effects of gender roles on women and men.

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Honoring an Educational Visionary

UMKC remembers longtime friend Hugh Zimmer

The University of Missouri-Kansas City celebrates the impact of a longtime friend, generous donor and educational visionary, Hugh J. Zimmer (1930-2019).

Zimmer was the retired chairman of Zimmer Companies. His impact on Kansas City, and on UMKC, would be difficult to overestimate. (more…)

More than Meets the Eye

By Jean Peat

Revered UMKC Professor and Clinician is Honored by Family

Colleagues who knew Larry Piebenga, MD, speak of him with true regard as both a mentor and role model for medical research, education and patient care.  A legendary ophthalmologist and teacher at UMKC, Dr. Piebenga was a pioneer for developing cornea and cataract therapies. (more…)

Another $20 Million in UMKC Scholarships, Thanks to the Bloch Family

About 800 students will benefit from three new or expanded scholarship programs based on both merit and need over the next nine years

By John Martellaro

Hundreds of area students will benefit over the next nine years from a new $20-million scholarship program established by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation, the H & R Block Foundation and the University of Missouri System. (more…)

Top 10 Accomplishments for 2018

By Jean Peat

Our ability to continue achieving UMKC’s goals is possible only through the steadfast commitment of our donors. Their unwavering generosity has allowed UMKC Foundation to support students, faculty and the community in many new ways this past year.

We are proud – and grateful – to present our Top 10 Accomplishments for 2018. Roo-hoo! (more…)

Alumnus and Award Winning Broadcaster Gives Back

By Patricia O’Dell

Bob Carpenter, an award-winning sports broadcaster and voice of the Washington Nationals baseball team, has seen a broad change in broadcasting since he graduated from UMKC in 1975. A keen understanding of the field and an appreciation for hard work have contributed to his success, but he counts his years at UMKC as a significant influence. (more…)

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