Financial Wellness

School of Medicine Scholarships


The School of Medicine offers a variety of scholarships to both new and current students. Descriptions of annual scholarship offerings and application details are below.

Incoming BA/MD students:

Awards in the amount of $5000 per semester for the first 5 subsequent semesters are offered to 15  students in each incoming class. The total value of the award is $25,000 and is primarily based on high financial need.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship need only to have a FAFSA on file by February 1 to be considered. Awardees will be notified of the award in their offer of admission into the School of Medicine.

Incoming Student Criteria Details

Scholarships offered by the School of Medicine to incoming students are awarded based on an evaluation of both merit and need. Because admission to the six-year combined degree program is competitive and merit is an essential component to the overall selection process, financial need is a greater factor in determining scholarship recipients.

The recipient must meet renewal criteria each semester to continue to receive the award through the end of Year 2.

Students interested in scholarships from the School of Medicine must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by February 1 of the year in which they apply to the program. If a student demonstrates need as determined by the FAFSA and is selected for admission to the UMKC School of Medicine BA/MD program, he/she will be automatically considered for scholarships. Students who do not complete a FAFSA or students who do not demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA will not be considered for scholarships.

Most scholarships are reserved for Missouri residents, with a smaller number of scholarships available to regional and out-of-state students.

For additional information about School of Medicine scholarships, please contact:

UMKC School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
M1-103
2411 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108-2792
816-235-1870, medicine@umkc.edu

Students may be eligible for additional scholarship aid offered by organizations external to UMKC and the School of Medicine. Community organizations, high school organizations, employers, corporations, and other scholarship sources provide scholarship opportunities for students. Students are encouraged to apply for such scholarships in order to decrease the overall cost of medical school.

BA/MD Years 3-6 and MD students:

The School of Medicine is proud to offer several awards in the amount of $5000 to our professional-level students.

Students must apply to be considered for an award. Scholarship applications are open annually from October 1 – March 1.

Students are also made aware of scholarships offered by external organizations through the Student Affairs weekly email announcements.  Students are encouraged to apply for those scholarships to help fund the associated costs of medical school.

How to Apply
Students must apply for School of Medicine scholarships. Scholarship selection is based on a combination of financial need, debt level, debt reduction strategies, and merit.

Scholarships that require the consideration of financial need will require the completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the student.

Students on the MD-only track who are admitted to the program in January are eligible to apply for these scholarships by March 1 for the following Fall semester.

  • The scholarship application is now open! Apply here.
    • Complete the General UMKC Scholarship application first, and then complete any prompted applications.
Senior Awards

A number of awards have been designated for outstanding graduating students. Awards are of varying financial amounts or solely recognition-based.  All graduating students who meet the qualifications will be considered by the Senior Awards Committee or the appropriate academic department. No application is needed.

Awardees are notified in late spring of their graduation year.

AA & PA Programs:

The School of Medicine is proud to offer several awards in the amount of $5000 to our students in the Masters of Anesthesiology and Physician’s Assistant programs.

Students must apply to be considered for an award. Scholarship applications are open annually from October 1 – March 1.

How to Apply

Students must apply for School of Medicine scholarships. Scholarship selection is based on a combination of financial need, debt level, debt reduction strategies, and merit.

Scholarships that require the consideration of financial need will require the completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the student.

Current students and those who are admitted to the program in January are eligible to apply for these scholarships by March 1 for the following Fall semester.

  • The scholarship application is now open! Apply here.
    • Complete the General UMKC Scholarship application first, and then complete any prompted applications.
Additional Scholarships:

 

Amit J. Patel, M.D. - Extra Mile Scholarship

University of Missouri Kansas City announces the Amit J. Patel, MD Extra Mile Scholarship.  Please use this application to apply. This scholarship consists of one award of $5,000 to be applied to the upcoming academic year.  Eligibility for this award consists of a combined cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, students must be years 3-5 to apply, and must have completed at least 10 volunteer hours since the beginning of the fall semester with proof of at least two different activities signed by volunteer supervisor. These hours must be philanthropic in nature and done voluntarily.

Edward Baumhardt Scholarship

University of Missouri Kansas City announces the Edward Baumhardt Scholarship. Please use this application to apply. This scholarship consists of one award of $2,000 to be applied to the upcoming academic year. Eligibility for this award consist of a combined cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, students must be years 2-5 to apply.

In addition to this application, you will need to submit a 2-4 page paper discussing the topic of Schizophrenia or another related topic.