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Bloch Scholarships

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management awards more than $215,000 annually to our students.

General Scholarship Information


  • The Bloch Student Services Office will accept scholarship applications no later than March 1, 2015, at 5 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).
  • Applications that are not complete will not be considered.
  • Decisions will be made by scholarship committees composed of staff and faculty, usually no later than the end of spring semester.
  • Students are notified by email soon after decisions are made.
  • Download the application (PDF).

Financial Information


  • Final award amounts will not be available until the time the awards are given unless otherwise noted.
  • Although students are not prohibited from receiving more than one Bloch School scholarship, the scholarship committees attempt to distribute awards to the greatest number of students.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis, half of the amount disbursed each semester (fall and spring), unless otherwise specified.
  • Scholarships specifying financial need require eligibility for federal financial aid as determined by the UMKC Financial Aid Office.

All information is subject to change, but the information on this website should be considered the most current information available.

Scholarships


Accounting

Scholarship Name Criteria
Accounting Awards and Scholarships A variety of scholarships and awards are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate and graduate accounting students. These scholarships are provided by international and regional accounting firms, the department itself and alumni. All awards are based on merit. Criteria includes academic performance, demonstrated leadership and professional service. Supporting organizations may establish additional criteria.
Carole Anne Myers Masters in Accounting Scholarship Master of Science in Accounting student with outstanding academic record. Preference given to non-traditional female student with financial need.
Catherine A. Lewis Accounting Scholarship Accounting student with an outstanding academic record.
Construction Financial Management Association Scholarship Junior or senior pursuing bachelor of science in accounting or master of science in accounting. Preference will be given to a student with an interest or experience in the construction field. This might include, but not be limited to, work experience in the construction field, interest in a construction career, or having a parent or other influential family member in the construction field. A separate application is required for this scholarship and can be obtained by contacting the Assistant Dean for Students Services at thomaska@umkc.edu.
Dave N. Lieberman Scholarship Master of Science in Accounting student emphasizing in tax accounting.
Donnelly Family Scholarship Student in accounting with an outstanding academic record.
Joanna Downer Master in Accountacy Scholarship Student in the Master of Science in Accountacy program with a 3.5 GPA. Preference is given to non-traditional students.
Lanny Solomon Scholarship Accounting student with an outstanding academic record, high financial need and residency in the state of Missouri.
Ralph & Phyllis Cornell Accounting Scholarship Accounting student with an outstanding academic record. Preference given to non-traditional student with financial need.
Ralph O. Linville Scholarship Undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program. Preference given to student with financial need.

Business

Scholarship Name Criteria
Kevin Vance Memorial Scholarship in Business Undergraduate or graduate student in business administration.
Thomas and Katherine Cairns Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student in Business Administration with an outstanding academic record.

Executive MBA

Scholarship Name Criteria
Regina Reynolds EMBA Scholarship EMBA student

Entrepreneurship

Scholarship Name Criteria
Sunny Li Sun Scholarship Student In Entrepreneurship with an outstanding academic record.
Talbott Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship Student studying Entrepreneurship who is in the field of nonprofit leadership for a civic, health, education, social service or community arts organization. The recipient must be a Missouri resident with high financial need.

Finance

Scholarship Name Criteria
Alan S. Hintz Scholarship in Finance Undergraduate or graduate business student with an emphasis in finance or a Master of Science in Finance student.
Fred and Sarah Hays Finance Scholarship Student in their senior year in the BBA program with an emphasis in finance. Preference is for a student who will continue for the Master of Science in Finance degree.
Kansas City CFA Scholarship MBA student with finance emphasis or MSF student with aspirations to pursue the CFA credential. Students must have completed an undergraduate degree with a major or emphasis in accounting or finance and preferably have some work experience. A demonstrated commitment and passion for the field of financial planning and wealth management is required. Scholarship winner will be asked to meet with the KCCFAA Society after the award selection and will have the opportunity to network with future colleagues.
Robert L. Greene Scholarship Full-time junior or senior majoring in finance. Selection based on scholastic merit, leadership ability and financial need.

General

Scholarship Name Criteria
Bloch Alumni Board Scholarship Juniors, seniors, transfer or graduate students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, financial need and demonstrated involvement in the Bloch School, UMKC or the community. Preference for students from the metro area.
Caroline E. Schutte Scholarship Full-time female undergraduate student with preference to student in junior year.
Edward A. Smith Urban Leadership Internship Program This internship opportunity will provide up to five junior, senior or graduate students with a full-time, paid internship for a 10-week period during the summer, together with a three-credit independent study/seminar and faculty mentoring in leadership development. $6000 for ten weeks, plus three hours elective credit. Submit the application no later than March 1, 2015. Selection of students will be made by mid-April of 2015. Please note this is a separate application from the Bloch School Scholarship application. More information about the program and a copy of the application can be downloaded here.
Edward D. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Student interested in career in insurance, preferably in property and casualty insurance issues.
Ferne Wells Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student of Native American ancestry.
Frank and Claudine Baldus Scholarship Full-time undergraduate student in the Bloch School with outstanding academic record.
Jennifer DeHaemers Scholarship Undergraduate student with outstanding academic record. Preference given to student with financial need.
Jim Benson Scholarship Full-time undergraduate student in the Bloch School with demonstrated financial need and an independence of mind and entrepreneurial spirit similar to that exemplified by Jim Benson. Preference is given to students who have struggled academically but who have demonstrated an offsetting personal drive and commitment to success. Students must be in good academic standing.
Jon Weis Scholarship Missouri resident with high financial need.
Mazuma Credit Union Scholarship Undergraduate student who is a resident of Jackson, Clay or Cass counties and has a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students who have a record of community service with YouthFriends or other volunteer activity during their undergraduate career with a preference for volunteer activity that serves children and youth. In addition to the scholarship application, applicants must write an essay on the following topic, "As a consumer, what are your expectations, desires, and needs with regard to the services offered by the retail finance industry (for example, credit unions, banks) and how might the implementation of your suggestions improve the retail finance industry?"
McCoy-Baldus Scholarship Full-time undergraduate student in the Bloch School with outstanding academic record.
Risk Management Association Scholarship Graduate student interested in commercial lending and credit administration.
Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award Upper level undergraduate or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA. Honored at the Entrepreneur of the Year award dinner. This $2000 award uses the Bloch School Scholarship appliction. Detailed information for the 2015 competition will be released in August of 2015.
Thomas and Alice Miller Scholarship Graduate student. Selection based on academic achievement and potential for success.
Thomas H. Holcom "Make A Difference" Scholarship Full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Selection is based on academic achievement, community involvement, professional excellence and financial need. Student will be at least a junior, hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and have a proven track record in community and volunteer activities during college. Student shall be employed while attending college, preferably in a position that complements their degree.
William Jewell Baldus Scholarship Full-time undergraduate student in the Bloch School with outstanding academic record.
Yakimo Family Undergraduate Scholarship Undergraduate students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Management

Scholarship Name Criteria
David Poole Scholarship Graduate student interested in the area of human resource management.
Martin Daneman Scholarship Undergraduate business student interested in general management with leadership skills and volunteer experience. Preference given to students who are of African-American, Hispanic or Native American heritage.
Maudie and Jim Miller Scholarship in OB and Management Undergraduate or graduate student emphasizing in a management field. Selection is based on the potential for academic achievement with preference given to students with financial need.

Marketing

Scholarship Name Criteria
Kristi Land Memorial Scholarship Graduate student with an emphasis in marketing.
Louis H. Ehrlich, Jr. Scholarship Full-time senior or graduate student with emphasis in marketing and a 3.0 GPA. Financial need is required.
Marketing Communications, Inc. Direct Marketing Scholarship Full-time senior or graduate student with interest in direct marketing and a 3.0 GPA. Financial need is required.
Valentine-Radford Direct Marketing Scholarship Graduate student with interest in direct marketing. Merit-based.

Real Estate

Scholarship Name Criteria
Allen J. Block Real Estate Scholarship Award given to a full-time undergraduate or full-time or part-time graduate student who is either currently enrolled or plans to enroll in a Real Estate degree program. Students must provide a personal statement containing goals and future career plans in real estate and/or be currently employed in the real estate area. Preference given to students with a 3.0 GPA and financial need.
Kevin K. Nunnink Real Estate Scholarship Student pursuing a degree or emphasis in real estate
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh Real Estate Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA who is currently enrolled in real estate courses at the Bloch School or who plans to enroll. Student must have a stated interest in a real estate career and/or be currently employed in the real estate field. Preference is given to minority students and those demonstrating financial need.
Sherman Dreiseszun Real Estate Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA who is currently enrolled in real estate courses at the Bloch School or who plans to enroll. Student must have a stated interest in a real estate career and/or be currently employed in the real estate field. Preference is given to student demonstrating financial need.
Walter S. Clements Real Estate Scholarship Graduate student in the Real Estate program. Selection based on scholastic merit, leadership ability and financial need.

Study Abroad

Scholarship Name Criteria
Azima Scholarship Undergraduate students in the Bloch School participating in study abroad opportunities.
Ernest A. Dick Memorial Scholarship for International Study Undergraduate or graduate students participating in Study Abroad.
Fred and Sarah Hays Study Abroad Scholarship Student with an outstanding academic record who is participating in the Bloch Study Abroad program.
Study Abroad Scholarships Undergraduate and graduate students participating in Bloch-sponsored Study Abroad programs. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
816-235-2215

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