Apply Now: $1,000 Scholarship from UMKC Friends of the Library

This $1,000 Scholarship is available to any UMKC student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship winner will be selected based on their written response to the following statement:

Explain the importance of libraries and the preservation of knowledge in; society, history, and the world, from your point of view.

To apply for this $1,000 Scholarship, please submit the following to :

  • Your name, student ID, e-mail address, street address, and phone number
  • Please indicate your degree program being sought, department and school current level/year, and expected graduation date
  • 500-1000 word original writing piece addressing the above statement

Deadline for entry is Friday, March 25th, 2016

The winner will be announced in April. Payout will be applied toward Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 tuition and fees. Preference will be given to students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants are advised that all materials become the property of UMKC Friends of the Library, and the UMKC University Libraries upon submittal, and may be quoted in whole or in part for use of promoting UMKC Libraries.

For more information call 816-235-5828 or email