We offer over 250 different scholarships for students in and around Kansas City.
For Students and Educators
Our General Application is closed. We will reopen the scholarship portal for the 2024/2025 award year by December. Find more information about preparing for the application process at the bottom of this page.
Support Education through a Scholarship Fund
If you are an individual, family or business interested in supporting students through scholarships, learn more about opening a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.842.0944.
Full List of Scholarship Opportunities
Questions? Contact email@example.com or 816.627.3436.
How to prepare:
In order to best fill out your application, you may need to have a few things prepared ahead of time.
- Develop a plan for your post-secondary education. Here are some factors to consider:
- Where do you plan on attending college?
- Will you pursue a technical degree or a four-year institution?
- What type of major sparks your interest?
- Obtain a minimum of two letters of recommendation. They can be from teachers, coaches, clergy members, etc.
- Write a personal statement. Most scholarships will ask for a personal statement or short essay. Begin gathering ideas that include qualities that set you apart.
- Acquire an electronic copy of your unofficial transcript.
- Complete the FAFSA before you complete the general and college conditional applications and develop an education budget. This way, donors and organizations can accurately consider you for scholarships.
How to get started:
Each December, our applications open for the upcoming school year. Scholarships will only be available to high school seniors or current college students.
- Create an account at http://gkccf.academicworks.com. Be sure to use an email address that you will have access to after you graduate from high school, as we will communicate with you via email.
- Complete the general and college conditional applications.
- Based on your answers, we will provide you a list of scholarships you qualify for.
- Apply to these opportunities by providing some additional information.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.627.3436.