Audrey I. Newcomer Scholarship Fund - Dr. Risdon Memorial Development Award

The purpose of the Dr. Risdon Memorial Development Award shall be to provide scholarships to parents who desire to attend or are currently attending a college or vocational school, either part or full time, to pursue an education in the field of nursing.


The students eligible for assistance shall meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area to include Lawrence, Kansas and Leavenworth, KS; 
  • Be a single parent with dependents under the age 18 years old; and
  • Be currently enrolled or an applicant at an accredited nursing program in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, as previously defined.

A scholarship award may be renewable based on re-application and continued successful development. 

Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in equal payments in August and January.

Up to $5,000 per calendar year.
June 15
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (