KC Scholars can help you make your career and college graduation dreams a reality.
The mission of KC Scholars is to increase postsecondary education and credential attainment of low- and moderate-income adults and to significantly expand the number of adults who secure family-sustaining careers.
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
and transform the region by preparing our future workforce and contributing to the regional economy. Led by a local Board of Directors and launched in 2016, KC Scholars has served over 6,000 Scholars and changed the lives of thousands in low- and modest-income households in the Kansas City region.
What we provide
and support for students and adults to attend college or get career training. By investing in our Scholars’ college education or career credential programs and connecting them with regional employers, we can grow the talent pipeline and ensure a strong regional workforce.
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 17+ 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 Great Jobs KC Program. After completing his CDL training and passing his driving test, he has accepted a driving position making $62,400 a year!
Making life changing impacts! #BeBold with KC Scholars.