KC Scholars can help you make your career and college graduation dreams a reality.
KC Scholars supports you on your journey to fulfill your life goals by providing scholarships to college, career training programs, and support services to ensure your success.
“I always knew I wanted to finish college, but I didn’t know how I could. KC Scholars gave me another chance. My dreams have come true.”
Who We Are
From our inception, KC Scholars has enriched our community. We’re recognized by colleges and businesses as one of Kansas City’s most prized and transformative programs, creating a strong, college-going culture in the region.
We’re a nonprofit with a local Board of Directors. We publicly launched on September 28, 2016 and awarded our first scholarships in May 2017. KC Scholars is proud to have served over 6,000 Scholars to date and our impact has been immediate.
Unique in our approach to creating opportunity, we continue to build our unique program and culture, changing the lives of thousands of low- and modest-income households in one of six eligible counties: Johnson, Wyandotte (KS) or Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte (MO) across the six-county, Kansas City region to transform our region’s workforce and economy.
What we provide
Our program aspires to nothing less than the bold transformation of individuals, families, neighborhoods, a city, across our six counties. We’re talking about breaking cycles and systems and helping to elevate everyone in our communities in profound ways.
By investing in the postsecondary education and credential programs of our scholars and connecting them with regional employers, we can grow the talent pipeline and ensure our best and brightest live, work and contribute here. Our six-year history is evidence that KC Scholars has bold shoes to fill! Join our movement and together we will be #kcproud.
EXCITING NEW PROGRAM
With the support of Great Jobs KC, adults 18+ can learn faster, develop the skills needed to earn between $45,000-$85,000, and begin a fulfilling career in one year or less. KC Scholars also provides support services, such as help with childcare and transportation, to ensure that you successfully complete the program and achieve your goals.
Scholar Malcolm Adair completed his CDL training and passed his driving test recently. He was making $15 an hour when he began the short-term pathways program and has accepted a position driving making $62,400 a year!
Making life changing impacts! #BeBold with KC Scholars.