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

Salvatore Scavuzzo

Jennifer Nguyen


Expected graduation date: Spring 2020

What has been the best part of the Trustees’ Scholars Program for you?

My greatest takeaway from the program is the community that it generates. As a scholar, I entered my experience at UMKC with six friendships formed through my Trustees class that have remained with me through today.

I have access to an incredible mentor in the professional community, as well as a mentor that is an alumnus of the program.

And at all times, I'm able to visit with advisors of the program that do their best to open doors for me. It really is an indescribable community to be a part of.