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Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support

Mentoring, Advocacy
and Peer Support
• IDEAS Coordinator
• LGBTQIA Outreach
• Title IX Advocacy
• Tutoring

MLK Celebration

The University of Central Missouri's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration occurs each year in January.  The UCM, Whiteman AFB, Sedalia, Kansas City and Warrensburg communities pause to reflect on the work and impact of Dr. King, while recommitting to the goal of showing respect and dignity toward one another.  Programs include Community Service Awards, Warrensburg Community Praise and Worship Service, Freedom Scholarship Dinner, MLK Service Day and Community Blood Drive.

Community Service Awards
These awards seek to honor those in our community who exemplify humanitarianism, leadership, and selfless service. Nominations for the 2018 Community Service Award and the High School Community Service Award will be open in November, 2017.

Freedom Scholarship Recipients
Each year, the UCM Foundation awards scholarships of $2,000 (for incoming freshmen) and $1,000 (for returning students) to high school students who are accepted to UCM, and fit the other criteria. These students are recognized at the annual MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner in January. Application deadline is March 1 of each year.

Freedom Scholarship Criteria and Application

2018 Calendar of Events coming soon!


2018 Theme: Building a Beloved Community





2017 MLK Community Service Award winner Doug Christie and High School Community Service Award winner Gabi Shull, with Scott Patrick, Chair of the Board of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, and Tara Napoleone-Clifford, IDEAS Coordinator with the MAPS office






2017 MLK Service Day participants volunteering on campus and throughout the Warrensburg community


For more information about UCM's MLK events, please call the Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office at 660-543-4156 or email