Applications closed on March 3, 2017 for the inaugural and 2017 application cycle.
Awards were announced in May 2017, with the first class of adult learner recipients enrolling in college in fall 2017.
Please check back in fall 2017 for dates for the 2018 application and selection cycle.


The KC Scholars scholarship may only be used at the 17 campuses in the KC Scholars Postsecondary Network. The network of 17 institutions of higher education – most in the Kansas City region – with both two-year and four-year public and private
credential-bearing degree programs, was established to provide on-campus persistence and completion support services to KC Scholars. KC Scholars has a written agreement with each college/university. Partners are convened on an ongoing basis to share best
practices regarding persistence and completion.


MONEY: Donate to a Scholarship
TIME: Become a Reviewer
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.
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.