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Bloch Scholarships - Current and Returning Students

The Bloch School awards numerous scholarships to currently enrolled Bloch School students each year. All undergraduate scholarship recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester unless they are in their final semester; all graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester unless they are in their final semester. Exceptions to this policy are made on a case by case basis.

Current and returning Bloch students are eligible for both Bloch and UMKC scholarships. To apply for scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must complete the university's online application (https://www.sfa.umkc.edu/csa/students/login.cfm).

  • All students currently receiving RENEWABLE scholarships from the Bloch School MUST complete the online application to receive the scholarship in 2017-2018.
  • Any current Bloch student who wants to be considered for scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year MUST complete the online application.
  • Applicants for Bloch School scholarships do NOT need letters of recommendation; however, to be considered for UMKC scholarships, students must submit a letter of recommendation.

The application site closes on March 1. No late applications will be accepted.

General Scholarship Information

  • Decisions will be made by scholarship committees composed of staff and faculty.
  • Students are notified via their UMKC e-mail address soon after decisions are made.
  • Award winners are required to write a formal thank you letter to the scholarship donor.
  • Scholarships specifying financial need require eligibility for federal financial aid as determined by the UMKC Financial Aid Office.
  • Final award amounts will not be available until the time the awards are given unless otherwise noted. Some scholarships are not available every year based on market earnings.
  • 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.
  • All information is subject to change, but the information on this website should be considered the most current information available.
  • Scholarships are awarded annually. Half of the award is applied in the fall and the remainder in the spring. Unless otherwise specified, Bloch scholarships do not apply to summer enrollment.
  • Scholarships are applied directly to the student's account for the payment of tuition and fees. Any funds in excess of fees owed to the University are refunded to the student.

Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at (816) 235-1154.

Questions about the scholarships available in the Bloch School of Management should be directed to Dr. Kami Thomas at (816) 235-2214.

Are you a new incoming student? Visit our New Student Scholarships page for more information.

Scholarships


Accounting

Scholarship Name Criteria
Accounting Awards and Scholarships 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.
Carole Anne Myers Masters in Accounting Scholarship Master of Science in Accounting student with outstanding academic record. Preference given to non-traditional female student with financial need.
Catherine A. Lewis Accounting Scholarship Accounting student with an outstanding academic record.
Construction Financial Management Association Scholarship Junior or senior pursuing bachelor of science in accounting or master of science in accounting. 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 Students Services at thomaska@umkc.edu.
Dave N. Lieberman Scholarship Master of Science in Accounting student emphasizing in tax accounting.
David Seay Endowed Accounting Scholarship Student studying accounting with an outstanding academic record.
Donnelly Family Scholarship Student in accounting with an outstanding academic record.
Joanna Downer Master in Accountacy Scholarship Student in the Master of Science in Accountacy program with a 3.5 GPA. Preference is given to non-traditional students.
Georgia Smedley Endowed Masters in Accountancy Scholarship Student in the Master of Science in Accountancy program with an outstanding academic record.
Dr. Howie Krueger Accounting Scholarship Accounting student with an outstanding academic record.
Karen L. Daniel Scholarship Accounting student with an outstanding academic record.
KPMG Scholarship Accounting student in good standing and with financial need.
Lanny Solomon Scholarship Accounting student with an outstanding academic record, high financial need and residency in the state of Missouri.
Ok S. Lee Endowed Accounting Scholarship Accounting student with an outstanding academic record. Students must maintain a 3.0 gpa and remain in good academic standing.
Park Family International Endowed Accounting Scholarship International student pursuing an accounting degree with an outstanding academic record.
Ralph & Phyllis Cornell Accounting Scholarship Accounting student with an outstanding academic record. Preference given to non-traditional student with financial need.
Ralph O. Linville Scholarship Undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program. Preference given to student with financial need.
Robb Family Endowed Accounting Scholarship Student in accounting with an outstanding academic record.

Business

Scholarship Name Criteria
Don Jacobs MBA Endowed Scholarship MBA student with outstanding academic record.
Elizabeth T. and Frederick M. Solberg Scholarship Master of Business Administration student with an outstanding academic record.
Kevin Vance Memorial Scholarship in Business Undergraduate or graduate student in business administration.
Marion and Henry Bloch Endowed Bloch School of Management Scholarship Student in the Bloch School with an outstanding academic record with financial need.
Probir Roy Fellowship in Business Administration Student in the MBA program. Preference is given to students of Indian descent with a further preference for Indian women.
Thomas and Katherine Cairns Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student in Business Administration with an outstanding academic record.
Yakimo Family Endowed MBA Scholarship MBA student with an outstanding academic record.

Executive MBA

Scholarship Name Criteria
Regina Reynolds EMBA Scholarship EMBA student

Entrepreneurship

Scholarship Name Criteria
Sunny Li Sun Scholarship Student In Entrepreneurship with an outstanding academic record.
Talbott Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship Student studying Entrepreneurship who is in the field of nonprofit leadership for a civic, health, education, social service or community arts organization. The recipient must be a Missouri resident with high financial need.
Tim Barton Endowed Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarship Students in the Bloch School with an outstanding academic record who are majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Teresa K. and Thomas Walsh Endowed Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarship Student majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation with an outstanding academic record.

Finance

Scholarship Name Criteria
Alan S. Hintz Scholarship in Finance Undergraduate or graduate business student with an emphasis in finance or a Master of Science in Finance student.
David B. Henricks II Foundation Finance Indowed Scholarship Student studying Finance at the Bloch School with a 3.5 or higher gpa. Preference will be given to a student studying real estate and a student athlete.
Fred and Sarah Hays Finance Scholarship Student in their senior year in the BBA program with an emphasis in finance. Preference is for a student who will continue for the Master of Science in Finance degree.
Fred and Sarah Hays Risk Management Endowed Schoalrship Student with outstanding academic record who is studying risk management.
Gary Hambright Finance Endowed Scholarship Finance students with an outstanding academic record.
Kansas City CFA Scholarship MBA student with finance emphasis or MSF student 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 work 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 KCCFAA Society after the award selection and will have the opportunity to network with future colleagues.
Robert L. Greene Scholarship Full-time junior or senior majoring in finance. Selection based on scholastic merit, leadership ability and financial need.

General

Scholarship Name Criteria
Academy Bank Endowed Scholarship Student with outstanding academic record and financial need.
Asian-American Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Student enrolled in the Bloch School. Preference will be given to Asian-American students.
Bloch Alumni Board Scholarship Juniors, seniors, transfer or graduate students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, financial need and demonstrated involvement in the Bloch School, UMKC or the community. Preference for students from the metro area.
Caroline E. Schutte Scholarship Full-time female undergraduate student with preference to student in 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 from early June to mid-August, together with a three-credit independent study/seminar and faculty mentoring in leadership development. $7000 for ten weeks, plus three hours elective credit. Submit the application no later than February 26, 2016. Selection of students will be made by early April of 2016. Please note this is a separate application from the Bloch School Scholarship application. More information about the program and a copy of the application can be downloaded here.
Edward D. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Student interested in career in insurance, preferably in property and casualty insurance issues.
Ferne Wells Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student of Native American ancestry.
Forsee Family Scholarship Student with an outstanding academic record.
Frank and Claudine Baldus Scholarship Full-time undergraduate student in the Bloch School with outstanding academic record.
Goppert Foundation Endowed Scholarship Student with an outstanding academic record and financial need.
Illig Family Scholarship Student with an outstanding academic record.
Irv & Ellen Hockaday Endowed Scholarship Student with an outstanding academic record.
Jennifer DeHaemers Scholarship Undergraduate student with outstanding academic record. Preference given to student with financial need.
Jennings Family Endowed Scholarship Student with an outstanding academic record.
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.
Jon Weis Scholarship Missouri resident with high financial need.
Mazuma Credit Union Scholarship Undergraduate student who is a resident of Jackson, Clay or Cass counties and has a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. 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 serves 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?"
Nobles Family Endowed Scholarship Student with an outstanding academic record.
Risk Management Association Scholarship Graduate student interested in commercial lending and credit administration.
Stephen C. and Beverly F. Johnston Endowed Scholarship Bloch School student who received a high school diploma from an accredited Kansas City area high school. Student must have a 3.01 gpa.
Teng-Kee Tan Endowed Scholarship Student with an outstanding academic record.
Thomas and Alice Miller Scholarship Graduate student. Selection based on academic achievement and potential for success.
Thomas H. Holcom "Make A Difference" Scholarship Full-time undergraduate or graduate student. 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. Student shall be employed while attending college, preferably in a position that complements their degree.
Yakimo Family Undergraduate Scholarship Undergraduate students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Management

Scholarship Name Criteria
David Poole Scholarship Graduate student 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.
Maudie and Jim Miller Scholarship in OB and Management Undergraduate or graduate student emphasizing in a management field. Selection is based on the potential for academic achievement with preference given to students with financial need.

Marketing

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

Public Administration

Scholarship Name Criteria
Harriette West Cookingham Scholarship Fund Master of Public Administration student with an outstanding academic record.
Marjorie Powell Allen Fellowship in Urban and Community Affairs MPA student to provide assistance in urban leadership training and education. Priority will be given to women and minorities.
Nolen and Carole Ellison Scholarship Master of Public Administration student with an outstanding academic record.
Norris Family Endowed Scholarship Student in the Master of Public Administration with an outstanding academic record.

Real Estate

Scholarship Name Criteria
Allen J. Block Real Estate Scholarship Award given to a full-time undergraduate or full-time or part-time graduate student who is either currently enrolled or plans to enroll in a Real Estate degree program. Students must provide a personal statement containing goals and future career plans in real estate and/or be currently employed in the real estate area. Preference given to students with a 3.0 GPA and financial need.
Kevin K. Nunnink Real Estate Scholarship Student pursuing a degree or emphasis in real estate
Sherman Dreiseszun Real Estate Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA who is currently enrolled in real estate courses at the Bloch School or who plans to enroll. Student must have a stated interest in a real estate career and/or be currently employed in the real estate field. Preference is given to student demonstrating financial need.
Walter S. Clements Real Estate Scholarship Graduate student in the Real Estate program. Selection based on scholastic merit, leadership ability and financial need.

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

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