Counseling Student Establishes Scholarship to Honor Professor

A new profession led to mentoring relationship, gift

Martha Childers, M.A. ‘08, EDSP ‘13 decided to become a counselor after working in libraries for 38 years. An influential relationship with Johanna Nilsson, Ph.D., a professor in counseling psychology, led to a gift to UMKC to establish the Johanna E. Nilsson Scholarship for Diversity and Courage in Psychology. Continue reading “Counseling Student Establishes Scholarship to Honor Professor”

New Garmin Scholars Program Fuels Opportunity

Kao Family Foundation Establishes Garmin Scholars Program at UMKC

The Kao Family Foundation has donated $50,000 to establish a new scholarship program at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering to increase opportunities for underrepresented students and escalate innovation in the field. Continue reading “New Garmin Scholars Program Fuels Opportunity”

New Scholarship Seeks to Redefine Potential

Hogan Family Scholarship supports Kansas City Public Schools graduates enrolled as Business majors

“Redefining Potential” is the theme of the new Hogan Family Scholarship Fund at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

It’s a subject Nate Hogan knows well, because it’s essentially the story of his life. Continue reading “New Scholarship Seeks to Redefine Potential”

Conservatory Celebrates 27 New Scholarships

Volunteer-led 20/20 campaign exceeds goals

The UMKC Conservatory is celebrating the creation of 27 new endowed scholarships. Thanks to a volunteer committee which triumphed during challenging times, students who may not have been able to join the ranks of Conservatory students and alumni will now have their chance. Continue reading “Conservatory Celebrates 27 New Scholarships”

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”

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”

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”

Alumnus Entrepreneur Establishes College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship

Kansas City businessman Albert Gerecht liked helping others succeed

Albert Gerecht, B.A. ’52, established his business, The Tax Gallery in 1956, one mile from his alma mater. After earning his degree and meeting his wife, Doris, he led a bold life making friends, building his business and supporting the community. Upon his death he bequeathed $400,000 for merit-based scholarships to further his commitment to helping people help themselves. Continue reading “Alumnus Entrepreneur Establishes College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship”