Henry W. Bloch
School of Management

Do you dream of a career where you can have a voice and make a difference? Bloch Launchpad can get you there, fast. Incoming freshmen and transfer students, join the next generation of leaders as a Bloch Launchpad Scholar.

Bloch Launchpad offers a unique professional and leadership development opportunity and awards students with up to $5,000 in scholarship funding. If you live in Kansas or Missouri and you plan to major in business or accounting, Bloch Launchpad is the program for you.

Scholarships and Qualifications

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 grade point average, Launchpad application submission and an interview with Bloch Launchpad Selection Committee.

Henry W. Bloch Impact Scholars | $5,000 a year in scholarship funding

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • An ACT score of 28 or higher (highest composite score)
  • High school core GPA of 3.75
  • Strong personal statement and interview
  • 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

Henry W. Bloch Legacy Scholars | $2,500 a year in scholarship funding

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • An ACT score of 25 or higher (highest composite score)
  • High school core GPA of 3.50
  • Strong personal statement and interview
  • 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 Capstone Scholars | $2,000 a year in scholarship funding

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • An ACT score of 22 or higher (highest composite score)
  • High school core GPA of 3.0
  • Strong personal statement and interview
  • 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

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, Launchpad application submission, and an interview with Bloch Launchpad Selection Committee.

Henry W. Bloch Achievement Scholars | $4,000 in scholarship funding

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • 3.75 transfer credit GPA or above
  • Strong personal statement and interview
  • 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

Henry W. Bloch Influence Scholars | $2,500 a year in scholarship funding

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

Henry W. Bloch Leadership Scholars | $1,500 a year in scholarship funding

  • Resident of Missouri or Kansas
  • 3.25 general transfer credit GPA or above
  • Strong personal statement and interview

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

Info Sessions

  • Attend an upcoming Launchpad Virtual Information Session
    • You may attend either in-person at Bloch Executive Hall (5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110) or virtually via Zoom. Dinner is provided for those that attend in-person!

Next Steps

  • Apply to UMKC and gain admission to study Business (B.B.A.), or Accounting (B.S.A.)
  • Complete the Bloch Launchpad Application
    • Only appears in checklist for those eligible based on requirements outlined above
    • Instructions (doc) for accessing the Bloch Launchpad Application
  • Submit official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores (high school students only)
  • Submit official college transcript(s) (transfer students and/or high school students with dual-credit)

Questions?

Email us at launchpad@umkc.edu, text us at 816-357-9413, or call us at 816-235-2895.

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