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Scholarships For Graduate Students

Deadlines are March 1 unless otherwise noted.

Graduate UCM Foundation Scholarships: A complete list of scholarship descriptions with application forms is available online in pdf form.

Scholarships from the School of Graduate and Extended Studies include:

Graduate Student Achievement Award: This award waives $500 of the recipient's Fall and Spring fees. The award is based on high academic achievement and leadership qualities. Students who receive a full-time Graduate Assistantship are not eligible for a Graduate Student Achievement Award. Application Form

Graduate Non-Resident Scholarship: Covers the non-resident fees for graduate study at Central Missouri for all students enrolling no later than the fourth semester following graduation from an undergraduate program at Central; the student must have earned a minimum of 69 hours at Central Missouri with a 3.0 or higher UCM GPA; renewable for six semesters if student maintains a graduate GPA of 3.4 or higher. Deadline: Open. Application Form

Warren C. Lovinger Graduate Student Scholarship: This award has been given annually since 1980 in honor of Dr. Warren C. Lovinger, past president of Central Missouri. Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree from Central and have been admitted to a graduate program at UCM. Students must have at least 16 credit hours remaining on their graduate program to be eligible for this award. Application Form

President's Diversity Scholarship: The award includes a graduate assistantship with scholarship covering up to 10 graduate hours for each of the fall and spring semesters and a $7,500 stipend for the academic year. Application Form

The Reid Hemphill Outstanding Graduate Student Award: This cash award is given to the university's outstanding graduate student. The award was funded and established by Dr. Reid Hemphill, Central Missouri's first Graduate Dean. Nominations are made by faculty members to their deans. The deans of UCM's colleges then nominate one student from the college for the award. The recipient is selected by the Graduate Council.

Information for all scholarships are available through the MoCents Scholarship application or by contacting the Graduate Studies Office, Ward Edwards 1800, emailing or by calling 660-543-4621.