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CHANCELLOR's NON-RESIDENT (CNR) SCHOLARSHIP
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Frequently Asked Questions

 Important Update for CNR Recipients:
    Performing 10 hours of Community Service per year is NO LONGER a requirement for renewal of the Chancellor's Non-Resident Award.
    ISAO, however, encourages all its CNR recipients to support the community via the University's service opportunities.

  FAQ:

  1. How can I be considered for the Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award?
  2. What kind of award is a CNR? How much is it worth?
  3. When will I know if I have a CNR award?
  4. How can I keep my CNR for summer semester?
  5. If I don’t meet the renewal criteria, can I still keep the award?
  6. Can I change my major and still receive my CNR?
  7. I just graduated from UMKC. Am I eligible for a CNR for a next degree program at UMKC?
  8. I was granted a CNR for my Master’s program, but I was just offered a Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship by my department. What happens to my CNR?
  9. I got admitted to the Doctoral program. Can I still receive a CNR?

How can I be considered for the Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award?

The Chancellor's Non-Resident Award is a renewable award that will cover the difference between Missouri Resident and Non-Resident fees.
Click here for detailed information on the criteria to receive a CNR award, for the amount of the award and for the finances required for your degree program of interest (or directly browse )

What kind of award is a CNR? How much is it worth?

The CNR scholarship is a financial waiver award for undergraduate and graduate international students. It covers the difference between resident and non-resident educational fees for attending UMKC, estimated for 2013-2014 at approximately $10,198 per academic year for undergraduate and $9,607 for graduate students. This lowers the financial cost of education at UMKC (including educational fees, living expenses, health insurance, books and miscellaneous expenses) to approximately $26,000 for a whole academic year.

When will I know if I have a CNR award?

Scholarships are awarded each fall semester beginning in March. Academic units can nominate students as soon as admission decisions are made for fall semester. All applicants who receive a nomination from their unit will be given full consideration for the scholarship when the award process begins on March 1. The competition is expected to conclude by June. All CNR recipients will be informed at the time of their admission.
Students should have the award before arriving in the United States to begin study.
No CNR can be awarded once students arrive on campus.

How can I keep my CNR for the summer semester?

CNR recipients who take summer courses will also receive the CNR for the summer semester.

If I don’t meet the renewal criteria, can I still keep the award?

At the end of the academic year, the CNR Committee will meet and evaluate every CNR recipient who did not meet the criteria and why it was not met.
  1. Cumulative GPA requirement (only UMKC grades are considered): If your gpa is below a 3.0, then the CNR Committee will determine if the low GPA could be compensated for in one semester’s time (would good grades bring the cumulative GPA to the minimum level after one more semester). If so, the student will receive a warning letter by mail stating they will be granted a one-semester probation. If the cumulative GPA is too low to improve sufficiently, the student will be given a scholarship termination notice by mail.

  2. Full-time status: International students are required to maintain full-time status every semester. A student seeking an exemption from this policy should have a Full-Time Equivalency / Reduced Course Load Approval form on file.

  3. Has the student completed the degree for which the scholarship was granted? Once a student completes the degree for which the award was granted (undergraduate, Master’s or doctorate program), the award cannot be renewed for a new degree level, nor for additional courses.

Can I change my major and still receive my CNR?

No, you can not, unless you are switching your major within the same academic unit.
As an example: you are majoring in 'business' in the Bloch School of Management and you wish to switch to 'accounting'. Since they are both in the same school you continue to receive your CNR.
If you want to switch your major from 'business' to 'sociology' which is located in the College of Arts & Sciences, your CNR will be terminated.

I receive a CNR for my current degree program at UMKC. After I graduate and continue my study at UMKC, am I eligible for continued CNR support?

The answer depends on the combination of your current and future degree programs:
  • If you graduate with a Master's degree at UMKC, supported by a CNR, and you apply to UMKC for a second Master's degree (i.e at the SAME degree level), you are NOT eligible for a CNR.
  • If you graduate from a Bachelor's degree program at UMKC, supported by a CNR, and you apply to UMKC for a degree program at a HIGHER degree level, e.g. for a Master's, you can be considered for the CNR.

    (See below why a CNR is not necessary for a doctoral degree program.)

I was granted a CNR for my Master’s program, but I was just offered a Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship by my department. What happens to my CNR?

A CNR scholarship recipient can accept a GRA/GTA position. We ask that the student submit a notice in writing to our office that they will be accepting GRA/GTA positions. If the GRA/GTA position grants a non-resident fee waiver that is merely a duplication of a scholarship.

Students are eligible to continue on CNRs after the termination of a GRA/GTA positions if they meet the renewal criteria. Students will need to contact the the International Student Affairs Office to reinstate the CNRs at least 6 weeks prior to the starting date of the semester.

I got admitted to the Doctoral program. Can I still receive a CNR?

No. Students who are admitted to a UMKC doctoral program are not eligible for the Chancellor's Non-Resident Award. These students are automatically given non-resident fees waivers for up to 9 credit hours each Fall and Spring semester as a Doctoral Fee Waiver.