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

Donnelly College Scholarships

Deadline(s): February 1, 2020 

Description: College can be affordable, especially at Donnelly! At Donnelly, we are committed to helping you receive plenty of financial aid and to making the process as simple as possible. To apply for scholarships/grants at Donnelly: Complete the admissions application Complete the scholarship/grant application - 30+ Scholarship opportunities on one application! Note: Priority deadline for all 2020-21 scholarships is February 1, 2020  Note: Total institutional scholarship amount cannot exceed total tuition and fees. Check with Financial Aid for more information.  
BMI Student Composer Awards

Deadline(s): February 1, 2020 11:59pm (EST)

Description: AWARDS Prizes totaling $20,000 and ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded at the discretion of the judges. The judges shall have the right to determine the amount of each award to be given and the number of such awards to be made, as well as the right to make no awards or to make awards totaling less than such full amount. The William Schuman Prize will be given to the score judged “most outstanding” in the competition. This prize is given in memory of the late William Schuman, who served for 40 years as the chairman and then chairman emeritus for the BMI Student Composer Awards. The Carlos Surinach Prize is awarded to the youngest winner in the competition, in honor of the late Carlos Surinach, a premier composer of the twentieth century and generous supporter of the BMI Foundation’s programs for young classical composers.
Endly Memorial Scholarship - Emporia State University

Deadline(s): Postmarked by: Friday, February 7th, 2020 5:00pm

Description: The Endly family has a long history with Emporia State University; dating back to early 1900s when ESU was Kansas State Normal School. H. Merle Endly established this scholarship to honor his sister Virginia. The value of the award, and number of students awarded, varies each year. The scholarship will be equal to current undergraduate in-state tuition and fees, the current Resident Hall fee (double room) including full meal plan, and current average cost of books. Recipients are eligible to reapply.
Wichita State - The Kansas City Area Scholarship

Deadline(s): Friday, February 14, 2020 5:00pm

Description: The Kansas City Area Scholarship was established to support new, incoming WSU students who are originally from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The scholarship is funded by Wichita State Alumni and Supporters from Kansas City, and overseen by the Wichita State Foundation. Established in 2017, this scholarship will award multiple $1,000 scholarships to students chosen by the selection committee. The awards will be one-time scholarships distributed over the 2020-21 academic year.
The Greater Kansas City Links Scholarship

Deadline(s): February 15, 2020 11:59 p.m.

Description: The Greater Kansas City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has been in existence for more than 60 years and is dedicated to helping African American students. Each year scholarships are offered to talented and motivated college bound seniors.
GPACAC Student Scholarship 2020

Deadline(s): February 15, 2020  

Description:   GPACAC Student Scholarship 2020 GPACAC awards up to three scholarships to students in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount ranges from $500 to $1,000 per student. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time award and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.    
GPACAC Paul Max Service Scholarship

Deadline(s): February 15, 2020  

Description: The 2020 Paul Max Service Scholarship awards one scholarship to a student in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount is $1,000. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time award and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.    
GPACAC Counselor-Nominated Scholarship

Deadline(s): February 15, 2020  

Description: GPACAC awards up to three scholarships to students in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per student. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time award and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.
Pastor Otis L. Cobbins Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Deadline(s): February 17, 2020

Description: The Pastor Otis L. Cobbins, Sr. Memorial Scholarship honors a young individual(s) who is furthering their education and exemplifies the attributes of Pastor Cobbins, Sr. These attributes include: honest; integrity; hard working; strong character; love of humanity; servant to community and family; trustworthy; and committed.
The Dream.US Scholarships for DREAMers - National Scholarship

Deadline(s): February 27, 2020 11:59pm (PT) 

Description: TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition. About the Award The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation.  The award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria.
KC Scholars Traditional Scholarship

Deadline(s): February 28, 2020

Description: The mission of KC Scholars is to increase postsecondary education attainment in the greater Kansas City area. KC Scholars provides the means – through scholarships, financial incentives to promote college savings, and support services – for low- and modest-income students and adults needing access to pursue and complete a postsecondary credit-bearing credential or degree. KC Scholars provides the opportunity for college for those that likely would not have otherwise attended or completed. How to prepare: https://kcscholars.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2020PrepList.pdf
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline(s): February 28, 2020

Description: At Hy-Vee, we believe our helpful smiles – our people – are our most important asset. And we are committed to cultivating the future by investing in our helpful smiles. The Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program exists to provide financial assistance to help students achieve their educational goals. Since 1969, more than $2.5 million has been awarded in scholarships to high school and college students from the Hy-Vee Foundation. For the 2019-2020 school year, 80 - $1,000 scholarships are available to qualifying high school and college students.
Honeywell Opportunity for Prosperity through Education Scholarship - Junior class application

Deadline(s): March 1, 2020

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 trade or technical program are you interested in pursuing? 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)
Go-Long Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2020

Description: The Go-Long mantra is to give of oneself, to live life fully and to never give up. The Go-Long team formed in 2002 when a group of football-loving friends decided to give back to the Kansas City community. Go-Long seeks to enrich the lives of young people who aspired to attend college. Scholarship funds are raised through a yard-work and neighborhood-beautification business, in which 100 percent of all earnings are dedicated to the Go-Long Scholarship Fund. Since 2009, Go-Long has awarded $34,000 in scholarships. In addition, Go-Long volunteers provide scholarship recipients with neighborhood-beautification service projects, which raise funds to fuel the next class of Go-Long scholars. Scholarship amounts vary and are non-renewable.
Honeywell Black Achievers Society Engineering Education Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2020

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, University Academy, Cristo Rey High School, any high school that is part of the Kansas City, MO Public School District (KCPS), any high school that is part of the Raytown School District, 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.
Missouri Courage Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2020

Description: Our application is open to all graduating seniors in Missouri, and submissions must be made by March 1, 2020 MCS has awarded over $40,000 since 2016. Awards range from $1,000-$3,000. If you have questions or difficulty accessing the application, please email admin@courage-scholarship.org. MCS may request additional information to help us determine final award recipients (e.g., transcript, FAFSA information, etc).
Hispanic Development Fund

Deadline(s): March 1, 2020

Description: For more than 35 years, the Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Program has encouraged Hispanic youth to attend college and accomplish their personal goals by awarding more than 4,000 scholarships totaling over $6 million to Kansas City-area students.  
The Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2020

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.
TMCF - FORD BLUE OVAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline(s): March 9, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Description: The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and Ford Motor Company Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding African American male students attending one of TMCF’s 47 publicly-supported Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) or a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI). Seven scholars will be selected to receive a scholarship of up to $6,200 for 2020-2021 academic school year ($3,100 per semester) which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees.
TMCF - NAF SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline(s): March 9, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Description: The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and NAF are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding NAF high senior and alumni NAF students attending any two-year or four year accredited college or university. Fifteen (15) scholars will be selected to receive a scholarship of $1,500 for 2020 – 2021 academic school year ($750 per semester) which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees).
Mahomes Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 12, 2020

Description: Back in November, Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the 15 and Mahomies Foundation granted the Kansas City Kansas Public School (KCKPS) $15,000. With that money the district decided to continue the efforts to make sure that students ARE ON TRACK during their time at KCKPS and also when it comes to plans after high school. All high school seniors with plans to attend college can enter for a chance to win one of 8- $1,000 scholarships.  
RANDY BANKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Deadline(s): March 13, 2020 12:00pm 

Description: Scholarships may be renewed for an additional year, so long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. The Wichita Community Foundation is responsible for the investment, administration and governance of the Randy Banks Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 15, 2020

Description: The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards. Watch an interview with Glenn Lyrgrisse  
KACRAO Scholarship

Deadline(s): Sunday, March 15, 2020

Description: The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards. Watch an interview with Glenn Lyrgrisse
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 15, 2020 11:59pm (EST)

Description: The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, provides merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to the restaurant industry. Scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Applicants complete one NRAEF application and the application system will match them to scholarship funds they are eligible for after completing and submitting the application.
Emporia Music Talent Scholarships

Deadline(s): Audition dates are: February 12, 2020 & March 25 2020

Description: Music Talent Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate an advanced level of instrumental or vocal performance. This scholarship includes required enrollment and participation in a major music ensemble each semester and is renewable annually, pending completion of requirements, a re-audition, and approval of the music scholarship committee. Prospective students interested in auditioning should attend a Music Talent Scholarship Audition Day, listed below. Audition days give prospective students the opportunity to meet faculty and current students, sit in on classes and rehearsals, as well as perform their audition material. MUSIC TALENT SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION DAYS To arrange your audition date, complete the Opportunities in Music form, call the Music Office at 620-341-5431, or email us at muscstud@emporia.edu.
TMCF ALL AROUND SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline(s): March 30, 2020 11:59 PM EST  

Description: The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) within the TMCF 47 member-school network.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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  
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  
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
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  
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 
Mega List of Scholarships

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

Description: See website for full list of scholarships.
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.
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