COLLEGE SAVINGS ACCOUNT/MATCH

Each year, up to 500 students will be selected through the application process to have a 529 college savings account opened with $50 from KC Scholars; these recipients will also receive college planning advisement through KC Scholars. Out of the 500 9th graders that have a college savings account set up by KC Scholars, at least 50 will be selected to be in the four-to-one match and incentives program in which a student can earn up to $7,000 paid toward college. This is a one-time award and is not renewable.Students in the match and incentive program must enroll in college full-time beginning the fall immediately following high school graduation. The college savings match and incentives funds will be sent directly to the college or university.


Application Checklist

  • Complete the College Savings Account/Match Application
  • Complete College Savings Account/Match Essay
  • Send Request for Recommendation – the recommender will receive and complete an online form. Letters are not accepted.
  • Upload High School Transcript (must include grades from first semester of 9th grade)
  • Sign Participation Agreement

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