Interns and program partners celebrating at the End of Internship Dinner.


Alumni Success Programs

The Alumni Success Program connects UA alumni to the resources they need to complete college and build successful careers. Our vision is to be the most successful high school alumni support program in the country based on six-year alumni college graduation rates.

UA seniors help stuff care packages for UA alumni in college.
Three students in the class of 2019 were accepted to Ivy League colleges!

College Persistence

College Incentive Program

University Academy Foundation offers UA alums College Incentive Program rewards of $500–$750 per semester for up to six years post-high school graduation based on certain benchmarks as they pursue higher education.

Care Packages

Each semester before finals, University Academy Foundation sends care packages to our alumni in college to offer encouragement and to show support.

Campus Visits

University Academy Foundation regularly visits UA alums at their college campuses throughout the academic year to reconnect and to continue to build the network.

Support and Coaching

Alumni Success Program staff members are available to respond to the needs of UA alumni. Our staff offer counseling and support and start working regularly with UA students before they graduate from high school. The strong relationships our program staff foster with UA students before they graduate make the difference when those same students become UA alumni working toward college and career goals.

Interns standing next to CEO of Commerce Bank
2022 intern cohort with the Chairman and CEO of Commerce Bank, Kevin Barth
Interns taking a picture together
2022 intern cohort at the May Internship Orientation

Career Acceleration

Summer Internship Program

UA Foundation’s summer internship program connects UA alumni currently enrolled in college with meaningful summer internships. These summer internships are essential experiences for college students to achieve their career goals upon graduation.

Start Your Life Grant

Graduating college and transitioning to the workforce is a big deal. UA Foundation is here to help. A one-time $250 grant awarded to alumni that graduate college and secure full-time employment in their desired career fields. The grant can be used toward moving expenses, office supplies, professional clothing, etc.

Career Services for Alumni

UA Foundation provides personalized career coaching and application services for every UA alum, regardless of where they are in their education or career journey. We offer assistance with:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • LinkedIn profile creation
  • Networking
  • Job search guidance

Questions or ready to get started?

Contact Maya Tilmon, Alumni Success Program Director, at 816-937-0240 or [email protected]


Alumni: check out our resource page by clicking the link below. Find information about UAF programming, colleges, scholarships, internship opportunities, and more. You can even schedule a meeting with our Alumni Success Program Director.

Success by the Numbers



Number of UA alums
who received exclusive
internships through
the Career Acceleration
Program (CAP)


Combined enrollment/ graduation rate for UA alumni from the classes of 2016-2020


Amount given in College Incentive Program (CIP) semester
GPA awards to UA alumni persisting through college


Number of area businesses that participated in the Career Acceleration Program (CAP) through internships, career workshop presentations and hosting business events for UA alums


Average GPA of UA alums persisting through college who participated in the College Incentive Program (CIP) in fall


Care packages sent to UA alums persisting through college


Alums served through UAF programs