Become a Summer Bridge Scholar

Students who meet specific criteria for admission to UMKC, as defined by the UMKC Office of Admissions, will be invited to participate in the Summer Bridge Scholars program. Students who are invited to participate in the Summer Bridge Scholars program will receive a letter indicating this in their UMKC Admissions portal.

The costs associated with the UMKC Summer Bridge Scholars program, including tuition, textbooks, assessments and programming, are covered by the Summer Bridge Scholarship.

Summer Bridge Scholars application requirements

  • No later than May 1 - Return the Summer Bridge Scholars Letter of Intent Form. (Space is limited so return the form as soon as possible.)
  • No later than May 1 - Participate in an online Summer Bridge Scholars information session.
  • By May 1 - Accept your offer of admission to UMKC by paying your $150 confirmation fee.
  • Read the University of Missouri Statement of Financial Responsibility (PDF).

Summer Bridge Scholars program requirements

To be eligible for full admission to UMKC and be removed from provisional admission status, scholars must fulfill the following requirements while in the program.

  • GPA: Scholars are required to earn a minimum 2.0 GPA in the summer program to be considered for full admission to UMKC.
  • Participation: Scholars are required to actively participate in all programming throughout the summer semester (90% participation rate) to be considered for full admissions to UMKC. Scholars should refrain from outside employment 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday during the duration of the 8-week program (June 5 - July 28). Because of the intensity of the on-campus portion of the program, scholars are strongly encouraged to only work weekends for the last 5 weeks of the program (June 26-July 28). See frequently asked questions for additional information.