2024 Friends of the Library Scholarship

Graphic for the 2024 FOL scholarship

The Libraries are now accepting applications for the annual Friends of the Library Scholarship! This $1,000 scholarship opportunity is open to any active, degree-seeking UMKC student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The winner will be selected based on submission of a descriptive essay and a research paper, musical composition, presentation, poster presentation, work of art, web page, or other creative work completed for UMKC coursework that demonstrates using the resources or services of the UMKC Libraries.

$1000 Scholarship for UMKC students. Call 816-235-1531 with questions.

To apply, submit the following to LibraryAdmin@umkc.edu:

  • Your name, student ID, UMKC email address, and phone number.
  • Your degree sought (e.g. undergraduate degree, master’s degree), department, and expected graduation date.
  • A 500-minimum word descriptive essay of how you used library resources and services to complete the project, and what they added to your work.
  • A copy or reproduction of the project submitted for course credit along with the course number, semester enrolled, and instructor’s name.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 29, 2024, 5:00pm

The scholarship winner will be announced in April 2024. Payout is applied toward fall 2024 and spring 2025 tuition and fees. Applicants are advised that the short essays describing use of library resources and services become the property of the UMKC University Libraries upon submittal, and may be quoted in whole or in part for use in promoting UMKC Libraries. Applying also grants the UMKC Libraries a non-exclusive license to use submitted class projects, in whole or in part, for use in promoting UMKC Libraries.

For more information, email LibraryAdmin@umkc.edu.

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