Community Action Scholarship

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. 

Deadline(s): 

February 1, 2019

Deadlines: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Eligibility Requirements: 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Annual household income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level (see the 2018 Poverty Guidelines Chart below)
  • Resident of Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Lincoln, McPherson, Ottawa, Russell, Saline, Shawnee, or, Wabaunsee County in Kansas
  • Enrolling in at least 9 or more hours of post-secondary education for the Fall, 2019-2020 semester

Additionally, applicants must submit a compelling, 500 to 1000-word essay describing how their community and volunteer service experience has impacted their decisions to pursue a degree in their selected field.