Scholarship applications open January 1, 2021 and the application deadline is February 26, 2021.

Check out the KC Scholars website for details, FAQs, guides, video guides, application prep lists, and more. Resources and materials are available to make navigating the application process as streamlined as possible. This year, we are featuring live (Zoom) Q&A sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays in January and February – learn more here.

KC Scholars’ goal is to increase the number of Traditional scholarship applications from males of color by a minimum of 10%. KC Scholars is aiming for 70 additional applicants in 2021 as compared to 2020, which exceeds our 10% goal.

Community and current Scholars, we invite you to be part of reaching the goal by sharing the scholarship opportunity in your family and community (school, church, community organizations, etc.).

KC Scholars is a collaborator on a Missouri statewide scholarship search portal, viewable at:

The site is searchable by KC Scholars, counties, and regions and includes Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas, which KC Scholars serves.

KC Scholars launches its Inaugural Donor Ambassador program in January 2021.

Ewing Marion Kauffman established the Blue Coats as a special designation, and by invitation only – community members were invited to become Ambassadors for the Royals. Another example is that over 70 members of the regional community served on committees to help plan KC Scholars – the program is a community asset designed by and for the community.

KC Scholars is doing something similar to the Blue Coats and building upon our unique collaborative community-based foundation by inviting near 30 donors to become KC Scholars Donor Ambassadors and work with us to continue to raise visibility of KC Scholars in the region with other potential donors and with eligible scholarship applicants and their families.

Over the first four application and award cycles, near 400 community volunteer reviewers assisted.

KC Scholars desires to have a diverse pool of community reviewers: age, county, racial/ethnic demographics, sectors, and experiences.