KC Scholars

KC Scholars is comprised of three program components that provide both financial assistance and support services for low- and modest-income students and adults: Traditional, Adult Learner, and College Savings Account/Match.

Traditional (11th grader): High school 11th graders can apply for up to $10,000/year for up to five years. Annually, at least 250 awards will be made.

College Savings Account/Match (9th grader): High school 9th graders can apply to have a 529 College Savings Account seeded for them by KC Scholars, some of whom will be granted participation in the match program through which they receive a 4-to-1 match, up to a maximum of $5,000, on their contributions into the 529 college savings account with an additional up to $2,000 in incentives for completing key college-ready milestones in high school. Annually, a 529 College Savings Account will be opened for up to 500 students. Of the 500, at least 50 will be selected to be in the match and incentives program.

Adult Learner: Adults aged 24 and above at the time of college enrollment in fall 2018, that have some college, but no degree, can apply for up to $5,000/year for up to five years. Annually, up to 200 awards will be made.

For more information and to apply, visit www.KCScholars.org

Scholarship Search Tools

Raise.me– A social enterprise focused on offering “micro-scholarships” to expand access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Raise.me enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.

KCKScholarships.org– We recommend all students begin their search with this tool.  This website is dedicated to helping Wyandotte County students find scholarships for college. The site is updated frequently to provide students with the most up-to-date information, listing local, organizational, and national scholarships for students in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. Featured scholarships are geared toward underrepresented groups in higher education (low-income and first-generation college-going students).

Unigo.com– Amazing college match and scholarship search.

Institution Awards

Colleges and universities offer scholarships to students enrolling in their programs. Take a moment to visit one of the many scholarship pages provided below- These are just a few examples of the awesome financial resources you will find on every college campus; including in-state, out-of-state, and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

In-State Colleges and Universities
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801 • (620) 341-1200

Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS 67601 • (785) 628-4000

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506 • (785) 532-6011

Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762 • (800) 854-PITT or (620) 235-4251

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045 • (785) 864-2700

Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260 • (316) 978-3045

Washburn University
Topeka, KS 66621 • (785) 670-1010

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS 66210 • (913) 469-8500

Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City, KS 66112 • (913) 334-1100

Nearby Out-of-State Colleges and Universities

University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC)
Kansas City, MO  64110 • (816) 235-1000

University of Missouri- Columbia (MU)
Columbia, MO 65211 • (573) 882-7506

University of Missouri- St. Louis (UMSL)
St. Louis, MO 63121  •  (314) 516-5526

University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588 • 800-742-8800

University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK •  (405) 325-0311