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University of Missouri-Kansas City

City Year is proud to partner with University of Missouri-Kansas City, an institution that aims to prepare every student personally and professionally for success, offering 50% tuition scholarships.

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

50% scholarships

Awardees will receive a City Year Scholarship that reduces tuition and fees by 50%. At UMKC’s current base tuition rate, this will provide an award of $4,476.00 for students enrolled in 12 credit hours.

The City Year Scholarship is available for up to fifteen qualified City Year AmeriCorps members towards full-time study in an undergraduate degree program.

Scholarships are renewable for the duration of the program for either transfer or first-time freshman students. Students must meet scholarship renewal criteria, including maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better and continued full-time enrollment.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

Benefits begin Fall 2024.

Additional benefits

  • There is no application fee for prospective students who submit the online application.
  • Enrollment deferral: A one-year deferral is available for accepted students who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies.

Why City Year loves University of Missouri-Kansas City

As an urban research university, the mission of the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

To apply

Visit University of Missouri-Kansas City’s admission website to learn more about the application process and apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation & access the application fee waiver

Contact the admissions office to identify yourself as a City Year applicant and reference our partnership: call 816-235-8652 or email

To apply for the scholarship

To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “University of Missouri Kansas City: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your AmeriCorps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to you, which you will then upload to your scholarship application once admitted.

To contact the admissions office

To contact the Office of Admissions, please call 816-235-8652 or email with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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