About Scholarships

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). Our goal is to simplify the scholarship application process by helping students easily identify the scholarships that they can earn.

This is a not-for-profit site and is produced with the sole intention of helping KCK students find scholarships for college as well as internships and community-service opportunities. 

Questions? Please contact us at 913-342-9823 or kutalentsearch@ku.edu


Deadline(s): June 1, 2018

Description: Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed by the date of the scholarship application in order to determine eligibility. For more information on how to apply plese visit their website.

Deadline(s): June 1, 2018

Description: Amount of award: Amount varies depending on funds available.   Required Documents: - Jessie Marie Cramer Application - General Needs Analysis Form located at: http://bit.ly/2iIeoek   Please visit website for Application Instructions!
Adam Greenman American Dream Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline(s): Applications Accepted April 1 - June 1, 2018

Description: One $1000 Scholarship Award: One selected applicant will be awarded a $1000 scholarship to be used for educational expenses at the college or university of their choice. All applicants will be notified in June about the selected awardee.   The idea of the American Dream is the foundation of our nation — one that says every individual has the right to prosperity and success. But the possibility of this dream is dependent on the educational opportunities available to those in pursuit of it. Adam Greenman, a personal injury, criminal defense, and DUI attorney in Portland, OR wants the brightest and most driven students to receive a quality education regardless of their economic situation, country-of-origin, or ethnicity. To further this cause, he has created the Adam Greenman American Dream Undergraduate Scholarship, which gives preference to naturalized or first-generation American citizens.   Application Process: Submit your application using the Apply Now button below. Your privacy is important. Application information will only be used by Adam Greenman Law for scholarship purposes. Collected information will not be given to or bought by any third party. Applications will only be accepted between April 1 - June 1, 2018. The application form requires: Contact information Proof of Legal Residency in the U.S. Proof of 3.25+ GPA A 500-700 word essay answering the following question: How will your educational goals lead to the life you envision for yourself, and why is your unique path part of the American Dream?

Deadline(s): June 30, 2018

Description: ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion. The Grand Prize Winner each semester will receive the $3,000 scholarship.   Essays must be limited to 500 to 800 words and submitted in .PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX file format. You may also include images, infographics, and diagrams provided that (i) the entire essay submission fits on one page and (ii) all the content, including your essay and images, etc., are your original work, and (iii) no part of your essay submission is owned by a third party. If your Entry includes any third-party materials, it will be disqualified.   Be sure to include the following information in both of your responses: The job title and primary responsibilities of the position What steps must a person take to get the position? (Required qualifications, certifications, education, etc.) Describe a day in the life in the position What are the pros and cons of the position
Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Service College Book Scholarship

Deadline(s): July 8, 2018

Description: Goedeker’s is endlessly thankful for the service of those who keep our nation running smoothly and strive to ensure that each of us is protected and safe from harm. There are already holidays dedicated to the recognition of our troops, of course, but they deserve more than that. Their families would benefit more from tangible blessings, instead of just a courtesy nod. Those who balance serving our country with a desire to further their education deserve our utmost respect and any help we can give them. That is why we would like to extend a special scholarship to people who are employed in public service positions in particular. This includes: Federal, state, and local government employees Police officers and firefighters Active military, reserves, and veterans Public school teachers Employees of non-profit organizations   These awards extend to their immediate family as well. About Goedeker’s Goedeker's is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. We are dedicated to excellence in service, convenience in shopping, and offering quality products at affordable prices. We sell an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at our showroom location. Visit their website for Submission Requirements
Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship

Deadline(s): July 8, 2018

Description: Do you have a passion for learning and want to further your education? Do you want to improve your chances of employment by earning a college degree? We all know that, in today’s economy, scraping together funds to attend college can be a challenge. Tuition alone can be a burden, but related expenses such as room & board, textbooks, and other materials add up quickly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged, wishing for some relief. Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks. About Goedeker’s Goedeker's is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. We are dedicated to excellence in service, convenience in shopping, and offering quality products at affordable prices. We sell an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at our showroom location. Visit their website for Submission Requirements
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

Deadline(s): Annually on October 31. Application process opens annually in August. Please see website. 

Description: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high-school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant, positive difference in their schools and communities.
The American Society of Safety Engineers Scholarship Award Program

Deadline(s): Annually on December 1.

Description: The ASSE Foundation exists to provide programs that advance the safety profession. Awards are for students majoring in occupational safety, health, and the environment. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make the case in his/her student narrative for why their studies are relevant to the foundation’s mission of guiding the safety profession forward.
Burger King® Scholars Program

Deadline(s): Annually in mid-December; please see website for details.

Description: Created in memory of Burger King co-founder James W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars Program has awarded more than 17,000 scholarships totaling more than $18 million to high-school students, Burger King employees and their children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
AXA Achievement℠ Scholarship

Deadline(s): Annually on December 15

Description: AXA Achievements Scholarships are sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News & World Report, offering college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high- school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Fifty-two winners—one from each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico—are selected to receive one-time awards of $10,000 each. From the pool of 52 state winners, 10 are selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000. Scholarships winners are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; and ability to succeed in college.
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships

Deadline(s): Applications available via website annually on Dec. 1. Please see website for deadline details.

Description: The Asian Pacific Fund Administers 12 Scholarship Programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000, and many are renewable.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Deadline(s): Deadlines vary by scholarship, please consult website.

Description: The Thurgood Marshall College Fund provides merit-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education. Scholarships are awarded annually to students meeting eligibility criteria. The average award amount is $3,100 per semester.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline(s): Annually in early January; please see website for details.

Description: The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to assist African American high-school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community-service activities and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships may be used for full-time undergraduate study at accredited two-year and four-year vocational/technical schools or academic colleges or universities. Special consideration is given to applicants whose parents did not attend college, whose parents are United States armed services veterans, who have overcome significant adversity, or who are first-generation immigrants to the United States.
The Lifetime Foundation Educational Scholarships

Deadline(s): Ongoing; please see website for details.

Description: This scholarship provides college assistance to students who are birth mothers who have legally placed a child for adoption any time after 1990. 
The “BG” Scholarship

Deadline(s): Monthly, see website.

Description: Virginia Margie Pijlman created “The BG Scholarship” in memory of her late son, Brandon Goodman. Each month, a $300 scholarship is awarded to a different student. This program is available to high-school students in grades nine through 12, and also to college students and adults wishing to continue their education. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and submit an essay.
HSF General College Scholarship Fund

Deadline(s): Annually in March; please see website for details.

Description: Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships help students of Hispanic heritage to obtain college degrees. These grants are available on a competitive basis to graduating high-school seniors, community-college students, community-college transfer students, and university undergraduate and graduate students.
Wells Fargo Academic Leadership Fellowship

Deadline(s): February 2019

Description: The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program is a selective, full scholarship for Pell-eligible high school seniors. The fellowship will be awarded to 20 student leaders in 2018 with the intent of promoting their academic excellence and leadership development, through college graduation.  The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program will only be awarded in 2018. Selected Fellows will be eligible for up to five years of funding to complete their bachelor’s program. Fellows will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
JCCC Sunflower Grant

Deadline(s): For more information contact JCCC Admissions at jcccadmissions@jccc.edu

Description: The JCCC Sunflower Grant provides new students with an automatic support system that will assist in their success. Some of the benefits to program include:   1)    Total award will not exceed $4000.00  over 2 years* 2)    Staff/Faculty Mentor 3)    Opportunity to meet new and current students.
Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships

Deadline(s): Ongoing. Please see website.

Description: The Kansas Board of Regents awards various scholarships to Kansas residents seeking to pursue undergraduate and graduate college educations at in-state institutions.
Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund

Deadline(s): Deadlines vary according to scholarship; please see website for details.

Description: The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund exists to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the future.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

Deadline(s): Annually on Nov. 1; please see website for details.

Description: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership. A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. Each year 30-40 students will be selected into the program.
Courage To Grow Scholarship

Deadline(s): Monthly, by the 15th.

Description: Each month, Courage to Grow awards a $500 scholarship to an eligible junior or senior in high school, or college student (minimum 2.5 GPA and U.S. citizen) based on a 250-word essay.
Hmong American Education Fund Advisors of America Scholarship Program

Deadline(s): Deadlines vary by scholarship. Please see website.

Description: Presented by the Hmong American Education Fund and donated by Advisors of America, this scholarship program financially supports dedicated Hmong American students in their pursuit of higher education. Successful applicants display commitment to academic achievement and service to community, and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships provide grants of up to $500 to attend college or university of choice, and are non-renewable.
Donnelly College Scholarships

Deadline(s): Ongoing

Description: Donnelly College is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. The school was established in 1949 to meet the needs of urban immigrants and the working class, with special focus on "those who might not otherwise be served." Available scholarships include but are not limited to the Presidential Scholarship, the Dean’s Scholarship, the Reach Scholarship, and the Early Childhood Education Scholarship. Scholarships are renewable with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA.
Kansas Foster and Adoptive Children Scholarship Fund

Deadline(s): Ongoing

Description: The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s Kansas Foster and Adoptive Children Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students who are or who have been foster children in the state of Kansas, including foster children who have been adopted. Award amounts vary, and support any type of further education beyond high school, including college, junior college, and vocational, technical and other trade schools.
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation First-Time Freshman Scholarship

Deadline(s): Please see website.

Description: The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation grants First-Time Freshman Scholarships to students who will be first-time freshmen who are pursuing studies in restaurant and foodservice-related programs. Eligible applicants include graduating high-school seniors, GED graduates and high-school graduates enrolling in college for the first time.