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Make Your Education Your Own

As a Bloch Launchpad Scholar, you can build your skills and personalize your education while taking full advantage of our location, right in the heart of a growing and dynamic business region. We are Kansas City’s Business School and our program is supported by community partners who are committed to helping you bring it all together.

Build Your Skills and Networks

Bloch Launchpad is designed to help you meet your goals and get a head start into the workplace. Here are just a few ways Bloch Launchpad will connect what you’re learning in the classroom with professional development opportunities:

  • Bloch Internship Experience
  • Development workshops and career fairs
  • Student organizations and leadership activities
  • Mentorship programs and business seminars

With your degree in hand, you’ll be ready to enter the job market and propel your professional life.

Freshman/First-Time College Students

As a Bloch Launchpad Scholar, first-time college students are eligible to receive one of the following scholarships, based on highest composite ACT score, high school core GPA, and a personal statement.

Henry W. Bloch Capstone Scholars | $4000 a year in scholarship funding
(Includes a $2000 Provost’s Award and a $2000 Launchpad Scholarship)

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • An ACT score of 22 or above
  • High school core GPA of 3.0
  • Strong personal statement
  • Renewable each year with a 3.0 GPA, appropriate participation in Launchpad programming and progress toward completing your degree from the Bloch School of Management

Henry W. Bloch Legacy Scholars | $6000 a year in scholarship funding
(Includes a $3500 Chancellor’s Award and a $2500 Launchpad Scholarship)

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • An ACT score of 25 or above
  • High school core GPA of 3.50
  • Strong personal statement
  • Renewable each year with a 3.0 GPA, appropriate participation in Launchpad programming and progress toward completing your degree from the Bloch School of Management

Henry W. Bloch Impact Scholars | $10,000 a year in scholarship funding
(Includes a $5000 Curator’s/Academic Excellence Award and $5000 Bloch Launchpad Scholarship)

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • An ACT score of 28 or above
  • High school core GPA of 3.75
  • Strong personal statement
  • Renewable each year with a 3.25 GPA, appropriate participation in Launchpad programming and progress toward completing your degree from the Bloch School of Management

Transfer Students

As a Bloch Launchpad Scholar, transfer students are eligible to receive one of the following scholarships, based on transfer credit GPA in a minimum of 40 transferrable credit hours and a personal statement.

Henry W. Bloch Leadership Scholars | $3500 a year in scholarship funding
(Includes a $2000 Chancellor’s Transfer Award and a $1500 Launchpad Scholarship)

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • 3.25 general transfer credit GPA or above
  • Strong personal statement
  • Renewable each year with a 3.0 GPA, appropriate participation in Launchpad programming and progress toward completing your degree from the Bloch School of Management

Henry W. Bloch Influence Scholars | $4500 a year in scholarship funding
(Includes a $2000 Chancellor’s Transfer Award and a $2500 Launchpad Scholarship)

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • 3.5 transfer credit GPA or above
  • Strong personal statement
  • Renewable each yer with 3.0 GPA, appropriate participation in Launchpad programming and progress toward completing your degree from the Bloch School of Management

Henry W. Bloch Achievement Scholars | $6000 in scholarship funding
(Includes a $2000 Chancellor’s Transfer Award and a $4000 Launchpad Scholarship)

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • 3.75 transfer credit GPA or above
  • Strong personal statement on the general application
  • Renewable each year with a 3.25 GPA, appropriate participation in Launchpad programming and progress toward completing your degree from the Bloch School of Management

Next Steps

  • Apply to UMKC and gain admission to study Business (BBA), or Accounting (BSA) no later than May 1st, 2020
  • Submit Bloch Launchpad Application (part of the UMKC application for admission) by May 1st, 2020
    • Only appears in UMKC application for those eligible based on requirements outlined below
  • Submit official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores no later than February May 1st, 2020
    • High School students only
  • Submit official college transcript(s) no later than May 1st, 2020
    • Transfer students and/or high school students with dual-credit

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Launchpad

*Disclaimer
Selection to Bloch Launchpad is competitive, and only available to permanent residents of Missouri or Kansas (international students and students from other states are not eligible). The Bloch School of Management reserves the right to decline selection of any applicant, regardless of qualification. Students selected as Bloch Launchpad Scholars that are also selected to receive other Competitive UMKC Scholarships (i.e. Trustee’s Scholars), or that are part of other special scholarship programs (i.e. KC Scholars, other Bloch Family Scholarships) may have their Bloch Launchpad scholarship amount adjusted to account for the appropriate disbursement of funds as to remain in compliance with donor agreements. To ensure consideration for Bloch Launchpad, all applicants must meet the minimum ACT and/or GPA requirements, and complete all “Next Steps” requirements outlined above by the March 1st deadline. Please refer all questions to launchpad@umkc.edu or call (816) 235.2371.