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.


Once entering the system, a student will complete these steps in this order:
1. Register
2. Complete an eligibility requirements check and, if determined eligible:
3. Complete the application
4. Complete a list of tasks (writing an essay, requesting recommendation(s), uploading an unofficial transcript, and signing a waiver)
5. Submit the application and tasks

APPLICATION AND SELECTION QUESTIONS

WHO CAN APPLY?

HOW MUCH IS THE COLLEGE SAVINGS ACCOUNT/MATCH?

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

WHERE CAN YOU USE YOUR COLLEGE SAVINGS MATCH AND INCENTIVE FUNDS?

WHEN DO YOU APPLY?

HOW MANY KC SCHOLARS WILL BE SELECTED?