Your Support Makes a Difference

From scholarships awarded by the Honors College to professional development and community-building activities for honors students, your support makes it all possible.

Generous gifts from alumni, friends and community partners enable the Honors College to provide a superlative educational experience for its students. We hope you will consider providing financial support to advance the educational mission of the Honors College.

Donate now


The Honors College at UMKC comprises exceptionally talented faculty and students who are focused on academic excellence. With an enrollment goal of 600 students by 2020, the Honors College is growing. These high-achieving students enhance the university community.

These students are aggressively recruited.  Your gift will help provide merit scholarships for hardworking students who need your assistance to pay for their college tuition and books, to present research at regional and national conferences, and to expand their worldviews through immersive study abroad experiences.

If you would like to explore more giving opportunities to support the Honors College, email Honors College Dean James McKusick or call 816-235-2182. Thank you in advance for your support.

Charitable gifts to the Honors College can also be made through the UMKC Foundation. The UMKC Foundation is a separate but affiliated enterprise that is devoted to raising funds for the university and for exercising fiduciary responsibility over endowments and other philanthropic investments made to UMKC.

My undergraduate scholarship allowed me to pursue my passions for scientific knowledge and mentorship without the stress of financing my education. I now look forward to attending medical school and developing those passions even further — a dream that may not have been possible without financial support.

Maria Gentry, Trustees’ Scholar, Honors College Class of 2017, dual degree in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry. Gentry enjoys being involved as a campus leader in the Honors College and Supplemental Instruction program. She recently completed a year of working as an undergraduate researcher at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.