Application open January 1 – February 1, 2021


Previous reviewers report that serving as a Reviewer was among their most impactful experiences. They learned a lot, were inspired by applicants’ stories, and felt a strong connection to one of our region’s most transformative programs.

As a community asset, KC Scholars engages the community through its volunteer community reviewer opportunity. If you are looking for a way to give back, to make a difference, to support individuals through hope and opportunity for college – this is a role for you!

Reviewers dedicate about 20 hours of service in March and April. Reviewing is completed online, making it possible to complete from anywhere.

Applications for new reviewers will open at on January 1, 2021 and are due by January 29, 2021. Help us share this volunteer opportunity with your network: KC Scholars Volunteer Opportunity Graphic


KC Scholars takes great care to ensure a high-integrity and fair review process through these actions:

  • Maintaining confidentiality of applicants (names and identifying information is not viewable by reviewers)
  • A process is in place for reviewers to indicate to KC Scholars when a conflict of interest may be present and then to refrain for reviewing the application
  • School personnel are filtered so they do not review applications from students in their schools
  • Employers are filtered so they do not review applications from their employees

    • Individuals with time to volunteer for training and to review applications during March and April
    • Individuals that can commit to serving as a reviewer for a minimum of two consecutive years
    • Individuals representing the 6 counties in the KC Scholars service region
    • Minimum age of 21
    • As a group, diverse across geography, sector, race/ethnicity, age, gender, and sector
    • Individuals that do not have family members or close friends applying for a KC Scholars’ scholarship
    • If possible, individuals with knowledge/understanding/experience with challenges related to enrolling in and completing college

  • Complete an application online with KC Scholars anytime between January 9, 2023 – January 31, 2003
  • Attend a 2.5 hour virtual training session which includes training on implicit bias

  • Current college admissions or financial aid staff
  • Current KC Scholars’ Board members and their immediate family members
  • Current KC Scholars’ staff members and their immediate family members
  • Current KC Scholars scholarship recipients or their immediate family members
  • Current Kauffman Scholars scholarship recipients
  • Current staff of KC Degrees, College Advising Corps, Missouri College Advising Corps, and Kansas State College Advising Corps