It’s Never Too Late to Graduate

Crankstart Scholarships are designed for nontraditional students

Not all students take a direct path from college initiation to graduation. Sometimes circumstances intercede that require degree-seekers to take a break, but that does not mean they do not have a viable path to graduation. Continue reading “It’s Never Too Late to Graduate”

Dr. Raj Bala Agrawal Memorial Fund

The UMKC Foundation has established a memorial fund to recognize and honor the life of Chancellor Mauli Agrawal’s mother, who was grateful for the opportunity to engage with the many generous friends and alumni of the university and cheer on our students. The fund established in her name will support students. Continue reading “Dr. Raj Bala Agrawal Memorial Fund”

Former UM System president gives $2 million to NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center at UMKC

Gift supports a collaborative effort between UMKC and MU housed in Kansas City.

Former UM System president Gary Forsee and Sherry Forsee have committed $2 million to support research that will provide data analytics to power the NextGen Precision Health initiative and other precision health research across the University of Missouri System’s four universities. Continue reading “Former UM System president gives $2 million to NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center at UMKC”

UMKC Conservatory Students Benefit from Legacy of Beloved Instructor

Grassroots effort leads to memorial scholarship

The late James Rothwell had an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for creating music. A pioneer in electronic sound recording, Rothwell and his achievements are memorialized in the James A. Rothwell Scholarship Fund at the UMKC Conservatory. Continue reading “UMKC Conservatory Students Benefit from Legacy of Beloved Instructor”

Alumna Establishes Scholarship for Women in Technology

New funding creates opportunity for STEM mentorship

Building a career in engineering as a woman 40 years ago had its challenges, but Janet Williams, BSME ‘83, succeeded and is reaching out to young women to give a hand up through scholarships and mentoring. Continue reading “Alumna Establishes Scholarship for Women in Technology”

Matching Gift for #RooRelief Student Emergency Fund Donations

Recent study shows nearly a quarter are struggling financially

Despite previous efforts to replenish emergency funds for students, demand is outweighing availability. A recent survey of more than 1,000 UMKC students found that nearly one-fourth of them are struggling financially.

Many do not have the money they need to buy materials for their courses. To respond to this need, an anonymous donor has committed matching #RooRelief funds to any gift made to the Student Emergency Fund and the Kangaroo Food Pantry. Continue reading “Matching Gift for #RooRelief Student Emergency Fund Donations”

Women’s Graduate Assistance Fund Fuels Success

Every year the UMKC Women’s Council awards scholarships to enable post-baccalaureate students to pursue opportunities

Swetha Chintala is working to improve a new photoactivated insulin delivery method for people with diabetes. Her Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund Award is making that process easier. Continue reading “Women’s Graduate Assistance Fund Fuels Success”