Traditional Scholarship FAQs
You must fill out the Free Online Application for Federal Student Aid forecaster: FAFSA4caster. You will need information regarding your family’s income and assets to complete the forecaster. If your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on the forecaster is 12,000 or less, you are eligible to apply for KC Scholars. For assistance in completing the FAFSA4caster, KC Scholars has created the following guide: FAFSA4caster
The traditional scholarship is valued up to $10,000 a year, renewable for up to 5 years. To remain eligible once enrolled in college, students must meet minimum annual requirements and complete a short renewal application each year to determine continued eligibility. To remain eligible, a student must also maintain continuous full-time enrollment, with summer attendance optional.
Each year, at least 250 traditional scholarships will be awarded.
Applications will be reviewed, evaluated and scored to select scholarship recipients.
While you do not have to take the ACT or SAT test to apply for KC Scholars (you may qualify with just a cumulative GPA of 2.5) you will have to take either the ACT or the SAT before the end of your senior year in order to attend college.
Yes! We want to ensure you are successful getting to college and completing your degree. KC Scholars has partnered with a few support organizations and with 17 colleges and universities to provide assistance such as one-on-one and group advising, assistance with college admissions and scholarship applications, FAFSA completion assistance, advice for parents and families and campus tours.
No, the KC Scholars scholarship cannot be used toward dual credit classes or other college classes taken during high school.
You must continuously attend college to remain eligible for KC Scholars. Students who continually attend college are more likely to complete college. Continuous enrollment does not include summer, but it does include fall and spring semesters each academic year. KC Scholars’ staff will only consider an exception for an unavoidable and extenuating circumstance.
The application opens on January 1, 2018.
The deadline to apply is 12 midnight on March 2, 2018.
Notifications to both recipients and non-recipients will be made in May 2018.
You must graduate from a public, charter, or private high school or be home-schooled in the six eligible counties in order to receive the KC Scholars Traditional Scholarship.
Please review the Program Guidelines carefully for any additional questions.