Give Back

Description: 
The Give Back program is dedicated to providing scholarships and mentoring to students who’ve faced adverse challenges during their youth—such as the incarceration of a parent, homelessness and foster care.
Deadline(s): 
In Kansas, during your ninth grade year:
  • SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2019 Attend a mandatory information session.
  • COMPLETE THE GIVEBACK ELIGIBILITY CALCULATOR BY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2019
    • We partner with Kaleidoscope to help families understand if they are Pell Grant eligible.  This form is best completed with the student and parent/guardian (if applicable) together and will ask for tax information from 2018.  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN/CONTINUE THE GEC.
  • COMPLETE THE GIVEBACK SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION BEFORE FEBRUARY 28TH, 2020
    • If your household meets financial eligibility requirements, Giveback will ask you to complete an online application which will include report cards, essays and letters of reference.  
  • APRIL 2020
    • If you are selected for further consideration, Giveback will schedule an interview at your high school.
  • MAY 2020
    • Applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee’s final decision before summer break.
Deadlines: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Eligibility Requirements: 
To qualify for the Give Back scholarship program:
  • Students must show that they can meet a weighted GPA standard of 3.0. 
  • Eligible for a full Pell Grant. 
  • Factors contributing to eligibility include household income and family size. 
  • Part of our application process includes a tool that will help applicants understand their Pell Grant eligibility.  
Contact Info: 
E-mail: ksinfo@giveback.ngo Phone: 913.215.9211 Address: 401 S Main St., Suite 7 Ottawa, KS 66067
Grade: 
9