KC Scholars

Avila Scholars

Welcome to KC Scholars!

Step One:

Register for Orientation

The first step in supporting you is a required Virtual Orientation Session. During orientation, you will:

· Learn about the KC Scholars program, scholarship requirements and renewal process,
· Learn what you need to do during your senior year of high school to remain eligible,
· Hear about college advisement and completion supports,
· Meet KC Scholars staff and fellow Avila scholarship recipients. 

You only need to attend one orientation session, please choose a date below and register at the link. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. 

Saturday, June 24 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM  

Tuesday, June 27 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – In English with Spanish Translation


(Please select one date from the drop-down menu on the registration page) 

Step Two:

Mark the date and time on your calendar and your parent/guardian’s calendar

Step Three:

Attend the Session with your parent/guardian and learn about your KC Scholars award!!

You MUST attend one session to continue with the KC Scholars program.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding orientation:

Yes, you must attend a KC Scholars virtual orientation to remain in the KC Scholars program. If you do not attend a scheduled orientation session you will be dismissed from KC Scholars and no longer eligible for the KC Scholars Avila-Only Scholarship

We will share all the details during your orientation session. In the future, come back to this page for next steps after orientation and updates.

Yes, please register for another session. KC Scholars will not be offering one on one sessions, you must attend one of the sessions offered.

Yes, a parent or guardian is required to attend your orientation session to learn more about KC Scholars and your Avila-Only Scholarship.  

Please call or email Kaylie Smith 816-406-1641 or email KSmith@kcscholars.org

You can email Kaylie Smith at KSmith@kcscholars.org

KC Scholars Contact

Hello scholars! My name is Kaylee Sundeen, and I am your KC Scholars Program Coordinator. I will be your go-to for everything related to KC Scholars. I work closely with your college adviser to make sure you are on track to receive the scholarship at the end of your senior year. A little about me – I moved to Kansas City after graduating from K-State (go Cats!) and have loved living here ever since. I love my two dogs, Ollie and Cooper, trying new restaurants in KC and helping students get to and graduate from college! I’m so excited to work with you!