KC Scholars was incubated at the Kauffman Foundation to continue its legacy of support for postsecondary attainment. KC Scholars was intentionally and purposefully designed as a community asset. Over 70 members of the region worked together for over a year to plan KC Scholars and it is now an independent 501(c)(3), situated in the community, with a community-based board of directors.
KC Scholars is creating life-changing opportunity for thousands of individuals and is positively transforming
the region’s workforce and economy.