APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are now open and are due March 3, 2017.
Awards will be announced in May 2017, with the first class of adult learner recipients enrolled in college in fall 2017.
TRADITIONAL
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.
FAQs
ADULT LEARNER
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.
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COLLEGE SAVINGS MATCH
This program is available to 9th graders and is a one-time award. Each year, up to 1,000 students will receive $25 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.
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NETWORK OF COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

2017

January

Jan. 7th – Information Session
10am – 12pm
Kansas City Public Library – Northeast
6000 Wilson Rd
Kansas City, MO 64123

Jan. 9th – Information Session
10am – 12pm
Kansas City Public Library –¬†Trails West
11401 East 23rd St
Independence, MO 64052

Jan. 11th – Information Session
6pm – 8pm
Kansas City Public Library –¬†Bluford
3050 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128

Jan. 12th – Application Workshop
3pm – 5pm
Linwood YMCA
Central Academy of Excellence
3221 Indiana Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128

Jan. 16th РApplication Workshop Spanish Language Assistance
12pm – 2pm
Southeast Community Center
4201 E. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64130

Jan. 17th – Application Workshop
5pm – 7pm
Boys & Girls Club of Greater
Kansas City-Independence Unit
315 S. Leslie
Independence, MO 64050

Jan. 19th – Application Workshop
7pm – 9pm
Harrisonville High School
1504 E. Elm
Harrisonville, MO 64701

Jan. 20th – Application Workshop
1pm – 3pm
Kansas City Public Library- Northeast
6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123

Jan. 22nd – Application Workshop
3pm – 5pm
Kansas City Public Library- Southeast
6242 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130

Jan. 23rd – Application Workshop
6pm – 7pm
Boys & Girls Club of Greater
Kansas City-Wyandotte Unit
1240 Troup Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66104

Jan. 26th – Application Workshop
5pm – 7pm
Herndon Career Center
11501 E. 350 Highway
Raytown, MO 64138

Jan. 28th – Application Workshop
10am – 12pm
Kansas City Public Library- Bluford
3050 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128

Jan. 28th – Application Workshop
1pm – 3pm
Kansas City Kansas Public Library- South Branch
3104 Strong Avenue
Kansas City, KS

Jan. 31st – Application Workshop
10am – 12pm
Kansas City Public Library- Southeast
6242 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130

February

Feb. 2nd – Application Workshop
3pm – 5pm
Linwood YMCA
Central Academy of Excellence
3221 Indiana Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128

Feb. 2nd – Application Workshop
6pm – 8pm
Johnson County Library- Central Resource
9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Feb. 3rd – Application Workshop
5pm – 7pm
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City- Olathe Unit
520 S. Harrison
Olathe, KS 66061

Feb. 5th РApplication Workshop Spanish Language Assistance
1pm – 3pm
Kansas City Public Library- Southeast
6242 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130

Feb. 7th – Application Workshop
6pm – 8pm
Johnson County Library- Central Resource
9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Feb. 8th РApplication Workshop 
3pm – 5pm
Platte County High School
1501 Branch Street
Platte City, MO 64079

Feb. 8th – Application Workshop
12pm – 2pm
Kansas City Public Library- Plaza
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Feb. 9th – Application Workshop
6pm – 8pm
Kansas City Public Library- Trails West Library
11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052

Feb. 13th – Application Workshop
5pm – 7pm
Kansas City Public Library- Trails West Library
11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052

Feb. 16th – Application Workshop
6pm – 8:30pm
Rockhurst Community Center
5401 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64110

Feb. 16th РApplication Workshop Spanish Language Assistance
9am – 11am
Kansas City Public Library- Northeast Library
6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123

Feb. 21st – Application Workshop
9am – 11am
Kansas City Public Library- Plaza
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Feb. 22nd – Application Workshop
6pm – 8pm
Kansas City Public Library- Bluford Library
3050 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128

Feb. 22nd РApplication Workshop Spanish Language Assistance
6pm – 8pm
Johnson County Library- Central Resource
9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Feb. 23rd – Application Workshop
6pm – 8pm
Johnson County Library- Central Resource
9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Feb. 26th РApplication Workshop Spanish Language Assistance
2pm – 4pm
Kansas City Public Library- Southeast
6242 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130

March

Mar. 1 РApplication Workshop Spanish Language Assistance
9am – 12pm
Kansas City Public Library- Northeast
6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123

Mar. 2 – Application Workshop
3pm – 6pm
Kansas City Public Library- Plaza
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

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‚ÄĒregardless of income, age or ethnicity‚ÄĒdeserve 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.