The Graduate Student Achievement Award

The Graduate Student Achievement Award is a $500 scholarship given to outstanding graduate students for the Fall Semester and/or Spring Semester. The amount of the award will be determined on an annual basis. Recipients of the award will be notified after the add/drop date has passed for the semester in which the funds are being awarded. If you have questions regarding the status of your application, please contact the Graduate School (

I. Criteria for Eligibility
A. Receive an undergraduate degree before the scholarship is funded.
B. Admitted to The Graduate School at UCM and been accepted into a degree program.
C. Applicant must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.50 and a minimum graduate GPA of 3.50 on any graduate work completed; OR if undergraduate GPA is less than 3.50, then applicant MUST have completed 9 semester hours of graduate study with a minimum GPA of 3.50.
D. Recipients of the award for the Fall and/or Spring Semesters must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 graduate hours each semester.
E. If the award has been issued for more than one session/semester, the recipient must achieve no less than a 3.50 graduate cumulative grade-point average to receive the remainder of the award.

II. Criteria for Selection of Recipients
A. Recipients must have a record of outstanding scholastic achievement while an undergraduate student and/or as a graduate student.
B. Recipients must possess high standards of character and leadership qualities.
C. Recipients of a full graduate assistant appointment are ineligible for a Graduate Student Achievement Award.
Recipients of a partial assignment as a graduate assistant are eligible to receive the award.
D. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

III. Procedure for Applying for the Award
A. The deadline for submission to The Graduate School is August 1 to be considered for awards for the Fall semester. The deadline for submission to The Graduate School is January 1 to be considered for awards for the spring semester.
B. The Graduate Student Achievement Awards are issued on an semester basis only and are not extended automatically.
C. If applicant has not applied and been admitted to The Graduate School, please submit official transcripts for this scholarship.
D. It is the responsibility of the student to make certain that his/her application and official transcript have been received by The Graduate School, University of Central Missouri, 1800 Ward Edwards Building, Warrensburg MO 64093.

IV. Selection and Announcement of Recipient(s)
The selection of recipients will be made by the Graduate School. The award announcements will be made by an email from The
Graduate School. The amount of the award will be applied to the student’s account for the appropriate period of the award after the add/drop date for that semester has passed.