The Greater Kansas City Links Scholarship

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.

Deadline(s): 

February 15, 2020 11:59 p.m.

Deadlines: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Eligibility Requirements: 

You are eligible for this scholarship application, if you meet the following criteria:

  • African American descent
  • Currently enrolled in a Kansas City metropolitan area high school* 
  • Graduating senior who has completed their first semester
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a weighted scale, and 
  • NOT related to a member of the Links organization.**         

Required Information 

  • Cumulative grade point average including first semester senior year (official transcript required before receiving the funds)
  •  ACT or SAT test scores
  • Most significant extracurricular activities (including employment and community service) and any respective leadership positions
  • Honors and achievements throughout high school
  • Essay limited to 500 words on the following topic: The U.S. is dealing with an epidemic of gun violence, from mass shootings at schools, concerts, and places of worship to 2019’s record breaking number of homicides in Kansas City.  Because this is an election year, how would you like to see a presidential candidate address this problem? 
  • Two written confidential references (include names, addresses and phone numbers)
  • Whether you plan to attend an HBCU (in which case you may be eligible for an HBCU Scholarship)
Contact Info: 
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Malika Simmons at simmons.ms@gmail.com
Grade: 
12