Sponsor the Trustees' Scholar Program
The Trustees’ Scholars Program enables UMKC to bring the best students to our campus. Trustees’ Scholars help UMKC maintain our first tier U.S. News and World Report ranking in selectivity. By challenging their classmates, the scholars raise the caliber of our entire student body. The grade point average for all Trustees’ Scholars is 3.70, and this year’s freshman scholars collectively have an impressive 3.97 GPA. The scholars are inspirational campus leaders, active in student government and they participate on various advisory committees. The Scholars also influence UMKC’s educational environment through peer tutoring.
The Trustees’ Scholars Program draws the best and brightest students to Kansas City, and helps develop our community’s future leaders. Through internships, mentoring and ongoing networking, the scholars develop strong relationships with Kansas City’s business and civic leaders. The majority of the program’s alumni work and reside in the Kansas City metro area.
Many sponsors have realized the added benefit of exceptional student interns through the program. Some have hired their scholars after graduation. These graduates have already received training through their internships and are ready to contribute on their first day of work.
Meet a Trustees' Scholar
Expected graduation date: Spring 2010
How has being named a Trustees Scholar changed your life?
It has certainly affected my life dramatically. The scholarship itself was incredibly generous, and the internship has been such an excellent experience. I have also met so many wonderful people and made so many connections that will last a life time, particularly with my peers in the program. Because of the scholarship I can say that I have had a much more fulfilling college experience.