KC Scholars

If you live in the Kansas City area and attend a public, charter or private school or are homeschooled, you might be eligible for the KC Scholars Program funded by the Kauffman Foundation and more than 70 community partners.

The KC Scholars program provides financial and support services for low- and modest-income students in Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas, and in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri. KC Scholars may choose from 17 area colleges including William Jewell.

There are three parts of the KC Scholars program:

  1. Traditional scholarship for 11th-grade students
    • up to $10,000/year, renewable for five years
    • 250 awarded annually
  2. Adult scholarship for those age 24 and older
    • up to $5,000/year, renewable for five years
    • must have some college, no degree: 12 previously earned college credits
    • 200 awarded annually
  3. College savings match for ninth-grade students
    • 4:1 match for 50 students, match not to exceed $5,000
    • 1,000 students receive seed money in a 529 account

Applications open Jan. 1. Visit www.kcscholars.org for the application and details.