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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.