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.


The General Application will be opened December 15 and will be due (including any additional requirements for scholarships you may be matched with) April 1.

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2023. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2023 will not be considered.



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