The George and Ellen Jane Petrie Scholarship was established by the Petrie family in honor of their parents. Both George and Ellen Jane were educators - George taught high school music in the Blue Springs and Raytown School Districts, and Music Therapy at UMKC after earning his PhD in Education; Ellen Jane taught business in the Hickman Mills and Raytown School Districts. Both cared deeply for their students and understood that it takes a resilient, passionate, and empathetic person to become a teacher. This scholarship has been established to support and encourage just this type of future educator.



Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Applicants can receive this scholarship multiple years in a row, but a full application must be submitted each year to be eligible.


General applications and additional requirements are due February 24.

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2022. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2022 will not be considered. We recommend getting started on your application as soon as you have received your Fall Semester 2022 transcripts so you have time to prepare the additional requirements.