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Bloch Scholarships

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management awards more than $130,000 annually to our students.

General Scholarship Information


Financial Information


  • Final award amounts will not be available until the time the awards are given unless otherwise noted.
  • Although students are not prohibited from receiving more than one Bloch School scholarship, the scholarship committees attempt to distribute awards to the greatest number of students.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis, half of the amount disbursed each semester (fall and winter), unless otherwise specified.
  • Scholarships specifying financial need require eligibility for federal financial aid as determined by the UMKC Financial Aid Office.
  • Students who receive awards designated as "renewable" must reapply for the award the next year and also must continue to meet the stated requirements in order to be renewed for a second year.

All information is subject to change, but the information on this website should be considered the most current information available.

Scholarships


Accounting

Scholarship Name Criteria
David N. Lieberman
Scholarship
Master of Science in Accounting students emphasizing in tax accounting.
Ralph O. Linville Scholarship Undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program. Preference given to students with financial need.
Construction Financial Management Association The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) will award one $2,000 scholarship to a junior or senior pursuing a bachelor of science in accounting (B.S.A.) or master of science in accounting (M.S.A.). Preference will be given to a student with an interest or experience in the construction field. This might include, but not be limited to, work experience in the construction field, interest in a construction career, or having a parent or other influential family member in the construction field. A separate application is required for this scholarship and can be obtained by contacting the Assistant Dean for Student Services at thomaska@umkc.edu.
Other accounting awards A variety of scholarships and awards are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate and graduate accounting students. These scholarships are provided by international and regional accounting firms, the department itself and alumni. All awards are based on merit. Criteria includes academic performance, demonstrated leadership and professional service. Supporting organizations may establish additional criteria. Interested students should complete the Bloch School Scholarship application. For more specific details about these awards, contact the Department of Accountancy.

General

Scholarship Name Criteria
Azima Undergraduate students in the Bloch School participating in study abroad opportunities can be considered for the award.
Jim Benson Scholarship Full-time undergraduate student in the Bloch School with demonstrated financial need and an independence of mind and entrepreneurial spirit similar to that exemplified by Jim Benson. Preference is given to students who have struggled academically but who have demonstrated an offsetting personal drive and commitment to success. Students must be in good academic standing.
Henry Bloch Scholarship First-time freshmen majoring in business or accounting. Students must be Missouri residents and have demonstrated financial need. Selection is based on academic performance and potential for success. Scholarship award winners may renew the scholarship for a total of three additional years as long as they remain in good standing. Scholarship winners are also required to continuously update donor on academic and personal progress.
Bloch Alumni Board Scholarship - Demonstrated UMKC, Bloch School and/or community involvement
- Financial need
- Open to juniors, seniors, transfer or graduate students
- Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- From the Kansas City metro area (preferred)
Thomas and Katherine Cairns Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student in Business Administration with outstanding academic record.
Frank and Claudine Baldus Scholarship Full-time undergraduate students in the Bloch School with outstanding academic records.
William Jewell Baldus Scholarship Full-time undergraduate students in the Bloch School with outstanding academic records.
McCoy-Baldus Scholarship Full-time undergraduate students in the Bloch School with outstanding academic records.
Ernest A. Dick Memorial Fund Scholarship for International Study Award given to undergraduate or graduate students in the Bloch School for a study abroad opportunity.
Thomas H. Holcom "Make A Difference" Scholarship Full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the Bloch School. Selection is based on academic achievement, community involvement, professional excellence and financial need. Student will be at least a junior, hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and have a proven track record in community and volunteer activities during college career. Student shall be employed while attending college, preferably in a position that complements their degree.
Edward D. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Award given to Bloch School student interested in a career in the insurance profession. Preference given to students interested in property and casualty insurance issues.
Thomas and Alice Miller Scholarship Award given to graduate student in the Bloch School. Selection is based on academic achievement and potential for success.
Caroline E. Schutte Scholarship Award is given to top female business students enrolled full time. Preference is given to students in the junior year.
Edward A. Smith Urban Leadership Internship Program This internship opportunity will provide up to five junior/senior or graduate students with a full-time, paid internship for a 10-week period during the summer, together with a two-credit independent study/seminar and faculty mentoring in leadership development. $6,000 for two weeks, plus three hours elective credit.Submit the application no later than March 1, 2014. Selection of students will be made by mid-April 2014. Please note this is a separate application from the Bloch Scholarship application.
Student Entrepreneur of the Year Upper level undergraduate or graduate student with 3.0 GPA. Honored at the Entrepreneur of the Year award dinner. This $2,000 award uses the Bloch Scholarship application, available above. This award uses the Bloch Scholarship application, available above. Detailed information for the 2014 competition will be released August 2014.
Kevin Vance Memorial Scholarship in Business Undergraduate or graduate student in business administration.
Jonathan Richerson Scholarship The Richerson Scholarship is in memory of Jonathan Richerson, a graduate of the Bloch School. Applicants for this award should be either B.B.A. or MBA students balancing academics and a job. Preference is given to students who are returning to school after having to leave for work of family responsibilities.
Yakimo Family Scholarship For undergraduate students in the Bloch School with at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
Study Abroad Scholarships Undergraduate and graduate students in the Bloch School participating in Bloch sponsored study abroad. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

Finance

Scholarship Name Criteria
Robert L. Greene Scholarship Full-time junior/senior student majoring in finance or economics. Selection based on scholastic merit, leadership ability and financial need. Renewable as long as the student remains full time in undergraduate finance or economics.
Kansas City CFA Scholarship Award given to MBA student with finance emphasis with aspirations to pursue the CFA credential. Students must have completed an undergraduate degree with a major or emphasis in accounting or finance and preferably have some working experience. A demonstrated commitment and passion for the field of financial planning and wealth management is required. Scholarship winner will be asked to meet with the KCCFA Society after the award selection and will have the opportunity to network with future colleagues.
Mazuma Credit Union Scholarship Undergraduate student in the Bloch School who is a resident of Jackson, Clay or Cass counties and has a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. Preference will be given to students who have a record of community service with YouthFriends or other volunteer activity during their undergraduate career with a preference for volunteer activity that services children and youth. In addition to the scholarship application, applicants must write an essay on the following topic, "As a consumer, what are your expectations, desires, and needs with regard to the services offered by the retail finance industry (for example, credit unions, banks) and how might the implementation of your suggestions improve the retail finance industry?"
Risk Management Association Scholarship Available to graduate students interested in commercial lending and credit administration.
Alan S. Hintz Scholarship in Finance Undergraduate or graduate business students with an emphasis in finance.

Marketing

Scholarship Name Criteria
Kristi Land Memorial Scholarship Graduate students with an emphasis in marketing.
Marketing Communications, Inc. Direct Marketing Scholarship Full-time senior or graduate student with interest in direct marketing and a 3.0 GPA. Financial need required.
Louis H. Ehrlich, Jr. Scholarship Full-time senior or graduate student with interest in marketing and a 3.0 GPA. Financial need required.
Valentine-Radford Direct Marketing Scholarship Graduate student with interest in direct marketing. Merit-based. Work-study program may be available.

Management, Leadership, and Change

Scholarship Name Criteria
Maudie and Jim Miller Scholarship in OB and Management Undergraduate or graduate students completing an emphasis in Enterprise Management, Management or Leadership and Change. Selection is based on the potential for academic achievement with preference given to students with financial need.
David Poole Scholarship Graduate students interested in the area of human resource management.
Martin Daneman Scholarship Undergraduate business student interested in general management with leadership skills and volunteer experience. Preference given to students who are of African-American, Hispanic or Native American heritage.

Real Estate

Scholarship Name Criteria
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh Real Estate Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate students with a 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in a course in the Lewis White Real Estate Center who are either a Bloch School student or are currently employed in the real estate field who would like to enroll at UMKC. Students must have a stated interest in a real estate career and/or be currently employed in the real estate area. Preference is given to minority students and those demonstrating financial need.
Allen Block Real Estate Scholarship Award given to an undergraduate or graduate student who is either enrolled or would like to enroll in a Lewis White Real Estate degree program at UMKC. Student must provide a personal statement containing personal goals and future career plans in a real estate and/or be currently employed in the real estate area.
Walter S. Clements Real Estate Scholarship Graduate student must be enrolled in the Executive Masters of Entrepreneurial Real Estate program. Selection based on scholastic merit, leadership ability and financial need.
Sherman Dreiseszun Real Estate Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate students with a 3.0 who are enrolled in a course in the Lewis White Real Estate Center who are either a Bloch School student or are currently employed in the real estate field and would like to enroll at UMKC. Students must have a stated interest in a real estate career and/or be currently employed in the real estate area. Preference is given to students demonstrating financial need.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
816-235-2215

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