The UMSL Alumni Association was founded in 1967 to promote the interests of alumni and the welfare of the University. The Association currently represents nearly 80,000 graduates worldwide.
The Alumni Association activities include sponsoring Alumni Weekend, Dinner With 12 Strangers where students have an opportunity to meet with alumni to learn about career life after graduation, UMSL Night at the Ballpark and other events that provide an opportunity for alumni to network and socialize. The Alumni Association suppors programs throughout the campus including parternship with the University on the annual Founders' Dinner where the Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented; co-sponsorship of the Mercantile Library Print Fair; and support of the Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by the Executive Leaderhsip Institute. Alumni chapters host scholarship fundraising events and also play an important role in political lobbying on behalf of the University.
Student engagement is a priority within the Alumni Association's strategic plan. The Association provides resources to STAT (Students Today Alumni Tomorrow) a student organization that works in conjunction witht he Alumni Association on planning programs that are of interest to students and provide an opportunity for them to begin their path to becoming engaged alumni after graduation. There are over 20 alumni chapters and committees that plan activities that are targeted to specific academic disciplines, social interests and networking opportunities. For additional information, please visit our website.
Seven scholarships are available through the Student Financial Aid office: Legacy Scholarships for children of alumni, and the Presidentï¿½s Award for incoming freshmen, Kathleen T. Osborn Scholarship for students with outstanding leadership skills, the African-American Alumni Chapter Scholarship for an African American upperclassman, the Future Alumni Leader award for a STAT member in good standing, the Education Alumni Chapter Scholarship for need-based students in the College of Education and the UMSL African American Alumni Chapter Scholarship #2 for need-based African American students. For more information, contact the Student Financial Aid Office at 516-5526.