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

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship

Deadline(s): April 1, 2020 11:59pm (CT)

Description: The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the college scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public-at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck!
Congressional Hispanic Census Institute Scholarship Program

Deadline(s): Rolling

Description: To see a list of all the scholarships on CHCI’s NextOpp, scroll through the summaries below. Want to narrow down your results? Click here to do an advanced search based on your personal and academic information.
Kansas City Securities Association Educational Fund

Deadline(s): April 2, 2020

Description: The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to graduating students in the greater Kansas City area who will be attending an accredited college, university or trade school.
Giving Hope & Help Education is Your Passport Scholarship Program

Deadline(s): Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00pm

Description: Giving Hope & Help-Education Is Your Passport Program is a program to provide educational and financial assistance for Pre-K thru Adult College Students. This portion of the program is designed to benefit low income High School Senior Scholars; providing the scholars with necessary tools needed to get to and through college while mentoring life skills for success and offering community service opportunities to meet needs and make a difference. Awarded High School Scholars will receive: • A brand new laptop computer to aid in educational success • XL Twin Coordinated Bed-in-a Bag Set for the college dormitory • Tote of Toiletries/Backpack & school supplies • Two $500+ financial scholarship awards will be given: The Alexander Sr. & Cleo McCallop Giving Award and the Neoma Spearman Literacy Award. • Volunteer opportunities throughout their college career via the Giving Hope & Help organization and partnerships with educational/community organizations. All applicants (regardless if selected or not) and their families will have the opportunity to attend financial education workshops hosted by UMB Bank.
Mid-West Concrete Industry Board Educational Fund

Deadline(s): April 30, 2020

Description: The Mid-West Concrete Industry Board has established a perpetual fund known as the Midwest Concrete Industry Board Educational Fund. The Fund is an endowment fund that will provide financial assistance to college engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or higher degree that includes concrete and concrete design courses as an integral part of their degree program.
Metropolitan Community College Kansas City and Giving Hope & Help Education is Your Passport Scholarship Program

Deadline(s): Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00pm

Description: The Giving Hope & Help (GH&H)-Education Is Your Passport Program is a program to provide educational and financial assistance for Pre-K through Adult College Students. This portion of the program (The MCC-Giving Hope & Help EDUCATION IS YOUR PASSPORT SCHOLARSHIP) is designed to benefit low income High School Senior Scholars as well as low income SINGLE PARENTS WHO HAVE NEVER ATTENDED COLLEGE with a FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP to MCC-Penn Valley or MCC-Maple Woods. Scholars will be awarded the full-ride scholarship, additional scholarship award opportunities and community service/volunteer opportunities to meet needs and make a difference with Giving Hope & Help initiatives. Awarded High School Scholars will receive: • A brand new laptop computer to aid in educational success • XL Twin Coordinated Bed-in-a Bag Set for the college dormitory • Tote of Toiletries and school supplies • Two $500+ financial scholarship awards will be given: The Alexander Sr. & Cleo McCallop Giving Award and the Neoma Spearman Literacy Award. • Volunteer opportunities throughout their college career via the Giving Hope & Help organization and partnerships with educational/community organizations. All applicants and their families will have the opportunity to attend financial education workshops hosted by UMB Bank.
Shawn Carter Scholarship

Deadline(s): April 30, 2020

Description: he Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.
Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline(s): April 30, 2020

Description: Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000.
EL DERECHO A SOÑAR (THE RIGHT TO DREAM) SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline(s): May 1st, 2020 11:59pm  

Description: Our scholarships are open to ALL undocumented students, regardless of their eligibility for DACA. All of our scholarships do not have GPA nor volunteer/club involvement requirements. If there are any accessibility concerns with our applications, please contact us and we will work with you to ensure our scholarships are accessible. Lastly, our scholarship applications do not require students to write about any traumatic experiences or hardships that could be triggering. Instead, we ask that you write about your passions, goals and dreams! Amount: $1000  
BLACK IS BRILLIANT SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline(s): May 1st, 2020 11:59pm  

Description: Our scholarships are open to ALL undocumented students, regardless of their eligibility for DACA. All of our scholarships do not have GPA nor volunteer/club involvement requirements. If there are any accessibility concerns with our applications, please contact us and we will work with you to ensure our scholarships are accessible. Lastly, our scholarship applications do not require students to write about any traumatic experiences or hardships that could be triggering. Instead, we ask that you write about your passions, goals and dreams! Amount: $1000  
MARIPOSA SIN FRONTERAS SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline(s): May 1st, 2020 11:59pm  

Description: Our scholarships are open to ALL undocumented students, regardless of their eligibility for DACA. All of our scholarships do not have GPA nor volunteer/club involvement requirements. If there are any accessibility concerns with our applications, please contact us and we will work with you to ensure our scholarships are accessible. Lastly, our scholarship applications do not require students to write about any traumatic experiences or hardships that could be triggering. Instead, we ask that you write about your passions, goals and dreams! Amount: $1000  
THE CLAUDIA PATRICIA GÓMEZ GONZÁLES SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline(s): May 1st, 2020 11:59pm

Description: Our scholarships are open to ALL undocumented students, regardless of their eligibility for DACA. All of our scholarships do not have GPA nor volunteer/club involvement requirements. If there are any accessibility concerns with our applications, please contact us and we will work with you to ensure our scholarships are accessible. Lastly, our scholarship applications do not require students to write about any traumatic experiences or hardships that could be triggering. Instead, we ask that you write about your passions, goals and dreams! Amount: $1000
THE VICTORIANO MACIAS LUEVANO SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline(s): May 1st, 2020 11:59pm  

Description: Our scholarships are open to ALL undocumented students, regardless of their eligibility for DACA. All of our scholarships do not have GPA nor volunteer/club involvement requirements. If there are any accessibility concerns with our applications, please contact us and we will work with you to ensure our scholarships are accessible. Lastly, our scholarship applications do not require students to write about any traumatic experiences or hardships that could be triggering. Instead, we ask that you write about your passions, goals and dreams! Amount: $1000  
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.
Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Essay Contest

Deadline(s): May 28, 2020

Description: Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000.
Full Circle Scholarship

Deadline(s): May 31, 2020

Description: The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking under- graduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.
Golden Doors Scholars

Deadline(s): September 30, 2020

Description: Golden Door Scholars was founded in 2013 with the goal of promoting economic mobility for undocumented students. In our first year, we awarded 13 scholarships. Since then, we have impacted 360 Dreamers by partnering with schools to cover tuition, room and board for a four-year degree. Our scholars also have access to mentors, internship and job search support, along with other professional growth opportunities.
Wichita State Scholarship Competitions

Deadline(s): November 1, 2020

Description: Wichita State University invites you to participate in our annual scholarship competitions. A variety of scholarships are awarded to competition participants, including three of the largest scholarships in Kansas!
Angel and Maude Munoz Scholarship

Deadline(s):

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 
Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

Deadline(s): Varies, see website for list of scholarships and deadlines.

Description: Please see website for a list of scholarships available for undocumented students.
Mega List of Scholarships

Deadline(s): Varies, see website for list of scholarships and deadlines.

Description: See website for full list of scholarships.
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Scholarship Page

Deadline(s): Varies, see website for full list of scholarships and deadlines.

Description: We encourage students to research the following scholarship opportunities, bookmark relevant scholarships and apply online at gkccf.academicworks.com.
Immigrants Rising Scholarships

Deadline(s): Yearly, see website for list of scholarships and deadlines.

Description: Immigrants Rising’s Scholarship Fund (previously called New American Scholars Fund) provides financial awards to low-income immigrant college and graduate students who live and/or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $7,000 to cover tuition and other expenses. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, and community impact; they are also expected to maintain a minimum GPA (2.8 for college students and 3.0 for graduate students), and participate in ongoing Immigrants Rising’s programming, events, and activities throughout the year.
UMKC Scholarship Page

Deadline(s): Varies, see link for full list of scholarship and deadlines.

Description: See website for full list of scholarships and deadlines