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LL.M. Scholarships

Arthur Mag Graduate Law Fellowship

In recognition of Arthur Mag's service to the University of Kansas City and UMKC, the Edward F. Swinney Trust has provided a grant for the establishment of Arthur Mag graduate fellowships to support full-time graduate study at UMKC. Arthur Mag Fellows work closely with distinguished professors in their graduate degree programs. These professors serve as mentors throughout the fellows' graduate work.

One of these fellowships is designated for the School of Law, and is provided each year to an outstanding student in the School of Law's LL.M. program.

The Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship in Law includes a stipend of $10,500 for the 2006-2007 academic year; remission on non-resident fees, if applicable; and remission of 18 hours of graduate law educational fees, for a total possible compensation of nearly $28,000.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are planning to pursue the graduate program on a full-time basis.

More information, including a "generic" application form that may be copied and used and a faculty recommendation form, may be obtained/downloaded from the School of Graduate Studies Web site at:

John B. Gage Memorial Fellowships

Fellowship awards are provided annually to outstanding students entering as full-time LL.M. degree candidates from a fund endowed by friends of alumnus John B. Gage, a teacher of law, former mayor of Kansas City and eminent lawyer.

Minority Graduate Student Fellowships

The UMKC School of Graduate Studies annually awards up to three Minority Graduate Fellowships of $600 each, applicable to the student's graduate educational fees. The fellowship is renewable for one additional year provided the student maintains a 3.0 grade-point average and the law school certifies that the student is in good standing and making normal progress toward the degree. Those eligible for nomination for these fellowships at the law school include blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian Americans who are degree-seeking LL.M. students admitted or enrolled at UMKC for the ensuing academic year and who are U.S. citizens. Fellows must maintain a minimum enrollment of six credit hours per semester.

UMKC Graduate Tax Law Foundation Scholarship

The Graduate Tax Law Foundation provides a periodic cash award to outstanding LL.M. (Taxation) students and outstanding J.D. tax students.