KC Scholars can help you make your career and college graduation dreams a reality.
KC Scholars supports you on your journey to fulfill your career advancement goals by providing access to college scholarships, 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’ mission has been to enrich our community. Colleges and businesses recognize KC Scholars as one of Kansas City’s most prized and transformative programs dedicated to creating a strong, college-going culture in the region.
We’re a nonprofit with a local Board of Directors. Since we launched in fall 2016, KC Scholars has continued to enhance our unique approach to creating opportunities and ultimately transforming our workforce and economy. We’re proud to have served over 6,000 Scholars and changed the lives of thousands of low- and modest-income households in the Kansas City region (Johnson, Wyandotte, Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties).
What we provide
EXCITING NEW PROGRAM
There are many adults in our community who want to create a better future for themselves and their families, but know that college isn’t for them. KC Scholars now provides adult learners with tuition assistance for approved job training programs in high paying and high-demand industries such as:
With the support of Great Jobs KC, adults 18+ can develop the skills needed to earn between $45,000-$85,000 annually, and begin a fulfilling career in one year or less. KC Scholars also provides support services, including childcare and transportation support, to ensure that nothing gets in the way of completing the program and achieving your goals.
Scholar Malcolm was making $15 an hour when he began the short-term pathways program. After completing his CDL training and passing his driving test, he has accepted a position driving making $62,400 a year!
Making life changing impacts! #BeBold with KC Scholars.