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

MALDEF SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE – 2020-2021

Deadline(s): Ongoing, check the website for details: https://www.maldef.org/resources/scholarship-resource-guide/

Description: This is an informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators. MALDEF is not a direct provider of the scholarships on this list. If you are interested in any of the scholarships listed here, please contact the organization directly using the information provided. Thank you.
University of Kansas School of Engineering Freshman Scholarship Program

Deadline(s): Annually by December 1st. Please see website.

Description: First time, domestic students applying for admission to the School of Engineering will be considered for scholarships if they apply to the School of Engineering by December 1. KU’s Undergraduate Application for Admission also serves as the School of Engineering scholarship application. No additional forms need to be submitted unless applying also for the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program or the FIRST Robotics Scholarship. Prospective engineering students who are offered scholarships will receive a letter detailing their total scholarship package from the University, School of Engineering and department. The combined scholarship letter documents the student’s award for the coming academic year as well as the projected amount over four years provided the student meets the requirements for maintaining their scholarship funding. If ACT/SAT tests are taken more than once, the highest scores will be used for engineering scholarship consideration. The February test date is the last score that will be used. Students submitting test scores after the February test date may be re-evaluated by the School of Engineering on a case-by-case basis depending on available funds at that time. All grade point averages are converted to an unweighted 4.0 scale so every prospective student has the same opportunity for consideration. Visit KU Financial Aid & Scholarships for additional scholarship and financial aid information.
Courage To Grow Scholarship

Deadline(s): One scholarship is awarded monthly.  Deadline is the 30th or 31st of each month.  

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.
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.
Mega List of Scholarships

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

Description: See website for full list of scholarships.
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