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

Doris and Ralph Klose Scholars Day

Deadline(s): November 1, 2018

Description: The Wichita State University College of Applied Studies announces the Doris and Ralph Klose Scholars Day for high school seniors who declare a major in math or science teacher education at Wichita State University. Winners of the scholarship will be offered a financial aid package that may include various scholarships. The Klose Scholarship, up to $20,000, covers the average cost of tuition books and fees during their junior and senior year.
Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

Deadline(s): November 30, 2018

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.
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.
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.
Angel and Maude Munoz Scholarship


Description: Awards are granted on a first-come, first-served basis provided the applicant is a qualified student. Cosmetology awards may not exceed 50% of the actual tuition cost or up to a maximum of $4,000, whichever is less, for the entire program of study. Community college awards may not exceed 50% of actual tuition cost or up to a maximum of $4,000, whichever is less, per academic year. Students may receive the award for a maximum of two years. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each academic term they meet eligibility requirements.   Visit website for Application Instructions 
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 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 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.
Hixson Opportunity Award

Deadline(s): January 4, 2019

Description: The Hixson Opportunity Award is for Kansas students who would otherwise not be able to attend the University of Kansas. This renewable award is available to eligible freshmen who will enroll for the upcoming fall semester, and it can be combined with other renewable KU scholarships. Ten students will be selected for this award each year, and recipients will be announced by February 1.   $5,250 per year, renewable for a total of four years Ten new recipients are selected per year
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.
Jittery Monks Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2019

Description: Once every year, we’re curious to see what you have to offer and award the best work with $1,500. If you want to enter the scholarship competition, all you have to do is to write an essay explaining the situations where delegating the work is beneficial for your studies. Tell us about the times you had to have someone else do a paper for you so you could focus on more important tasks instead. If you agree with us that delegating part of the work is completely legitimate, please support that statement with your own experience. Apply before March 1, 2019. We will carefully evaluate the essays we receive and contact the chosen winner by March 10. All submissions should be original and should be able to beat Turnitin and other plagiarism scans. We will then send the award by check to the winner’s school to be handed to them. Mail the essay to us at scholarship@jitterymonks.com with “Jittery Monks Scholarship” in the subject line. Make sure the document is either in pdf or doc format so we can open it. Along with the essay, send us your contact info – name, phone, and address. By sending us an essay, you automatically agree that we may publish it on our website. We will never share/sell/rent your personal information.
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.
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.
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.
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.