The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation allows its donors to provide scholarships to students in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area pursuing either a 2 or 4 year degree, trade program or post-secondary degree. We provide over $3 million in financial support to students from over 270 different funds. We offer a wide variety of opportunities, and criteria vary from financial need and academic achievement to degree programs and involvement in extracurricular activities.
High School Seniors, Current College Students
Early December – March or April
KC Scholars aims to increase postsecondary education attainment by providing the means – through scholarships, financial incentives to promote college savings, and support services – for low- and modest-income students and adults to complete a postsecondary credit-bearing credential or degree. KC Scholars awards scholarships each May 1 – awarding over 1,000 scholarships annually (near $40 M annually in renewable value), some valued at $10,000/year and renewable up to 5 total years.
9th and 11th graders in high school and returning adult learners
Adults – November 14-December 14, HS Students – January 1 – Late February
Flourish is an independent nonprofit organization serving youth encountering educational and economic barriers. It was initially founded by employees of Veterans United Home Loans and their values and commitment to enhance lives and sponsored by the Veterans United Foundation. The Flourish Initiative offers two programs: a Traditional Scholarship and a Technical, Trade, Certificate Scholarship. Applicants must attend a higher education program within 30 miles of Boone County.
Graduating high school seniors, current college students, technical certifications
Traditional Scholarship: March 1-31, Technical Scholarship: Rolling admissions
Unsure about your career pathway? Taking into account both your interests and abilities, The DeBruce Foundation’s career tool, the Agile Work Profiler, gives you a ranked set of your ten Agilities (i.e. competencies), which are universal to all occupations. Knowing your Agilities helps you understand your strengths, identify areas to grow and translate areas where you bring value into workplace language.