Franklin County: Vern Chesbro Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to high school students who are graduating from any high school located within Franklin County and entering the field of public administration or political science.


In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following:

  • Must be a graduate from any high school in Franklin County;
  • Must be pursuing a degree in public administration or political science;
  • Must continue to attend classes and keep a 2.5 grade point average (or equivalent); and 
  • Submit a scholarship application on a form provided by the Foundation.

Scholarship award is renewable for up to eight (8) semesters, if eligibility criteria continues to be met.


Amount varies.
April 1
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (