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Apply Now for 2019 Friends of the Library Scholarship

This $1,000 Scholarship is available to any degree-seeking UMKC student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The winner will be selected based on their response to the following prompt:

In May of 2018, Kansas State University’s Hale Library suffered substantial smoke and water damage due to an accidental roof fire. This unforeseen event caused the library to find creative ways to provide services to their students and meet their needs. Now, imagine the doors to one of the UMKC libraries are barred and a sign states "due to circumstances beyond our control access to the library has been suspended for the rest of year." Consider the many ways you use the UMKC libraries, and write on the impact of such a notice, on a personal and institutional level.

To apply, please submit the following to :

  • Your name, student ID, e-mail address, and phone number
  • Indicate your degree being sought (e.g. bachelors, masters), department, and expected graduation date
  • 500-1000 word original point-of-view essay addressing the above prompt

Deadline for entry is Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Winner announced in April. Payout is applied toward Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 tuition and fees. 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 Nicole Leone or email

Posted: February 19, 2019