Applications closed on March 3, 2017 for the inaugural and 2017 application cycle.
Awards will be announced in May 2017, with the first class of adult learner recipients enrolled in college in fall 2017.
Please check back in fall 2017 for dates for the 2018 application and selection cycle.
This scholarship awards 11th graders up to $10,000 per year up to five years, and is awarded directly to the college or university of enrollment. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA and enroll full-time the semester immediately following high school graduation.
This scholarship is given to adults with some college, but no degree. Adult learners can receive up to $5,000 per year for up to five years and can enroll full-time or part-time. To qualify, they must be at least 24 years old at the time of enrollment in the fall semester of 2017.
This program is available to 9th graders and is a one-time award. Each year, up to 1,000 students will receive $50 in a 529 College Savings Plan. Of these 1,000 9th graders, 50 will be selected for the four-to-one match and incentives program where a student can earn up to $7,000 toward college.


MONEY: Donate to a Scholarship

Over 70 members of the Kansas City community, representing multiple sectors, developed KC Scholars to support more low- and modest-income students and adult learners to finance and complete college. Anyone can donate to KC Scholars and named scholarship opportunities are available for a commitment of $2,500 a year for five consecutive years. All students—regardless of income, age or ethnicity—deserve an opportunity to earn a college education.

TIME: Become a Reviewer

A guiding philosophy of the KC Scholars program is to have a high level of community-engagement. Toward that end, community members are able to apply to be scholarship application reviewers. It is anticipated that nearly 150 reviewers will be needed. Reviewers will be reading and scoring specific sections of the scholarship applications.