Henry W. Bloch Scholars

The Henry W. Bloch Scholars/Promise and Opportunity program supports underserved, promising students living in urban environments in greater Kansas City. Students must meet the following qualifications to be considered for this program:

  • Incoming first time college students and transfer students for Spring 2024, Summer 2024, or Fall 2024. Regardless of incoming term, funding will start during the Fall 2024 term.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Plan to earn a four-year degree
  • Be exempt from traditional scholarship programs due to past academic performance and/or life circumstances
  • Resident from one of the five-county greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area Counties (Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte)
  • Enrolled Full-Time
  • US Citizen or permanent resident

This scholarship will be available to all admitted first-time or transfer students and covers tuition and fees each year for up to five years for first-time college students and up to 3 years for transfer students.

Tuition and Fees
Supplemental Questions
  1. My starting semester at UMKC:
  2. Please write at least two paragraphs letting us know how will becoming a Bloch Scholar will impact your educational and career goals. Within the essay, you may identify your strengths, accomplishments, educational goals, and/or your struggles or life-changing barriers you have experienced.
  3. Please provide a list of any other scholarship(s) that you are applying for seperately from this applicaiton. (Example: Foundation Scholarship - $2,500)