In addition to the University and federal financial aid opportunities, the Division of Dental Hygiene has numerous scholarship sources available to dental hygiene students. Students must meet financial and academic qualifications. Contact the division for more information.  The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for application for Division scholarships.  The Division will provide scholarship information to admitted and enrolled students.

During the last semester of the program, dental hygiene students who have distinguished themselves are eligible to be selected from the graduating class to become members of Sigma Phi Alpha, a national dental hygiene honor society. Students who receive this honor exhibit outstanding character and leadership during the professional program.

The Greater Kansas City Dental Hygienists' Association sponsors a Community Service Award; the Missouri Dental Hygienists' Association sponsors the Outstanding Dental Hygiene Graduate Award; and the UMKC Dental Hygienists' Alumni Association sponsors the Outstanding Clinician Award. These awards are presented annually to graduating seniors.