KC Scholars

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Qualified Educational Expenses

KC Scholars Each Scholar’s financial aid package is unique, and we encourage Scholars to connect early with their institution’s financial aid office to understand their financial aid package and the institution’s process for distributing scholarship funds. Scholars should contact KC Scholars for questions specific to their KC Scholars Funding Generally, the first cost covered by …

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Incentives Matter: Modification to College Savings Account Program

KC Scholars At this juncture in the program’s lifespan – based on lessons learned through practice and our annual external third-party evaluation – KC Scholars is modifying some program components. Starting with the May 2021 award cycle, KC Scholars will award 250 College Savings Match & Incentive awards and all 250 will be eligible for …

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Announcing Inaugural Director of Workforce & Alumni Engagement

KC Scholars We are pleased to announce that KC Scholars has hired its inaugural Director of Workforce and Alumni Engagement, Sharmelle Winsett. Sharmelle will start her role with KC Scholars on November 2, 2020. Sharmelle brings 20+ years of professional and entrepreneurial experience with expertise in business and brand development, marketing and sales. Winsett most …

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Connecting Scholars to the Regional Workforce

KC Scholars KC Scholars Makes a Game-on Commitment to Connecting Scholars to the Regional Workforce Intentional Focus and New Appointment Speaks to Commitment  (Oct 12, 2020) – KC Scholars is reaching for their ultimate goal to connect their Scholars to regional workforce opportunities and that decisive game-on goal is 80% of Scholar graduates stay in …

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Key Findings/Action Steps – Adult Learners

KC Scholars Key Findings and 13 Actionable Steps to Improve Experiences for Adult Learners  The Urban Education Research Center (UMKC) and CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning), in partnership with KC Scholars and with funding support by The DeBruce Foundation, recently released a report and practice guide. The guide contains  actionable steps for higher …

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