UMKC Herman Johnson African-American Scholarship

Awarded to an eligible African American, undergraduate student who is graduating (or graduated) from an accredited high school in one of the following counties: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, or Ray County in Missouri, or Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, or Miami County in Kansas. Eligible students must have a 3.0 grade point average from high school, or a 2.5 college grade point average, and must complete the application process, including a scholarship interview with the selection committee.

Annually on February 1.

Monday, February 1, 2021
Eligibility Requirements: 


  • African American student
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school in the nine-county area
  • Must be a current resident of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami or Wyandotte County in Kansas; or Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte or Ray County in Missouri
  • Must have maintained a non-weighted 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in high school (other GPA scales will be converted to its equivalent on a 4.0 scale). If currently enrolled in college, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all college work
  • Scholarships are available to support baccalaureate-level study only. You must be able to document that you have a minimum of 24 credit hours to complete towards your bachelor’s degree. In addition, students in the combined BA/MD or PharmD programs, and those who have not yet completed the 90 undergraduate hours required for the BA/JD program are eligible to receive the scholarship for the undergraduate portion of their study only
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident