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

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.
Angel and Maude Munoz Scholarship

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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 
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.
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.
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
Freshman Automatic Scholarship

Deadline(s): January 15, 2019

Description: Freshman Automatic Scholarship Deadline 
Community Action Scholarship

Deadline(s): February 1, 2019

Description: At Community Action, we fight poverty. We are a place of hope and support to individuals and communities. Education is proven to be an effective poverty-fighting asset. Your Community Action Agency wants to help you get the education you need to be economically secure.  In 2019, Community Action has up to $2,000 available to award. We will award one or more scholarships from that amount. The award will be non-renewable and one-time. 
The Dr. LaToya Smith Memorial Medical School Scholarship

Deadline(s): February 23, 2019

Description: The Educational and Charitable Foundation ("ECF") is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which supports community services, educational programs, and philanthropic priorities. This $10,000 nonrenewable scholarship is competitively awarded to African-American female students (U.S. citizens only) pursuing degrees in medical disciplines from an accredited medical school in the United States. How to Apply The Scholarship Committee will only review completed applications that contain the following documentation: • Typed scholarship application form submitted electronically via email only to ecfeducation@gmail.com • A copy of your curriculum vitae. • Essay responses to each of the following topics outlined on page three of the application. • An official/current medical school transcript. • One (1) letter of recommendation from a medical school professor and one (1) personal recommendation.
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).
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.
The Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2019

Description: The Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship provides financial support for low-income, underrepresented and first-generation students as they pursue an undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas. One to two recipients yearly will receive a one-time award, ranging from $750 to $1,500. The yearly application period is January 1–March 1 for awards the following fall. All documents and admissions/financial need processes must be completed and submitted by March 1. Applications postmarked or emailed after this deadline will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15.
Honeywell Opportunity for Prosperity through Education Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2019

Description: The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide talented high school students who are economically challenged with a funded path to a post secondary degree focused on a career in a manufacturing trade or technical profession. Supplemental Questions What was your GPA the fall semester of your senior year? Please provide at least 3-5 sentences answering the following essay questions:  A. Why do you think a trade/technical program is the right path for you? How would the HOPE program help you achieve your career goals?  B. Do you have any barriers to paying for college courses? If so, please describe these barriers.  C. Tell us a little about yourself. What drives you to succeed? What strategies will you use to ensure your success in the HOPE program and your college courses? (example: attend all classes)
Honeywell Black Achievers Society Engineering Education Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2019

Description: Honeywell offers two $5,000 annual, renewable scholarships exclusively for African American students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science. Eligible students must graduate from the following schools: Bishop Ward High School, Center High School, Grandview High School, Ruskin High School, any high school that is part of the Kansas City, MO Public School District (KCPS) or any high school in the Kansas City, KS Public School District (USD #500). Members of Big Brothers & Big Sisters and Boys & Girls Club are also eligible to apply. Students currently at a community college in the greater Kansas City area, pursuing a degree at an accredited 4 – year institution in any of the areas listed below can also apply. Supplemental Questions What is your intended major? In an essay of no more than 500 words, please answer the following question. Why does engineering interest you, and how do you plan to use your degree upon graduation? In the form of an essay, please discuss what makes you uniquely qualified to receive this scholarship. 2 Letters of Recommendation 1) Please upload your first reference letter  2) Please upload your second reference letter
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.
Full Circle Scholarship

Deadline(s): May 31, 2019

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 & universities – All nonprofit & accredited schools: Tribal colleges and universities All non-profit & accredited schools   HOW TO APPLY: Here are the basic items that you will need to apply for the Full Circle Scholarship Digital photo – Upload a digital photo that’s at least 1.5 MB in size. We share photos with donors, so please ensure it looks professional. Read more in our Application Photo Q&A. Tribal Affiliation – Upload a copy of your proof of tribal enrollment (ID or CIB) or descendency by submitting your parent’s or grandparent’s proof of tribal enrollment along with your birth certificates that proves descendancy. Transcripts – Upload your most recent college transcript. (unofficial transcripts are accepted). High school students should submit transcripts or GED scores.
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.
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.
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.
Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

Deadline(s): Varies

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

Deadline(s): Varies 

Description: See website for full list of scholarships.