INDIVIDUAL IMPACT STORIES

UCM Announces the Opportunity Scholarship for KC Scholars

UCM Announces the Opportunity Scholarship for KC Scholars The University of Central Missouri recently announced a new Opportunity Scholarship for KC Scholars which will begin Fall 2021. To aid in KC Scholars’ persistence and completion of college and help ensure that they are not taking on student loan debt, UCM is providing additional financial support…

Newsletter Feature – AL Jenaya Robbs

ADULT LEARNER JENAYA ROBBS One down, 2-3 to go‼️ Eleven years ago, I started school at KU, excited for the journey ahead. Almost immediately after beginning my freshman year, my life was in shambles and I was forced to withdraw by that December. I returned to KU a total of three times and each time,…

Key Findings – Adult Learners

Key Findings/Action Steps – Adult Learners Key Findings and 13 Actionable Steps to Improve Experiences for Adult LearnersThe 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…

Donor Reflection

Donor Reflection A Donor Reflection on Why They Support KC ScholarsWe are thrilled to participate in KC Scholars. Mr. Kauffman would be thrilled to see how his generous legacy to our city is being spent for the benefit of needy students, as he envisioned many years ago. Many lives are being highly impacted for the…

Connecting Scholars to the Regional Workforce

Connecting Scholars to the Regional Workforce 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…

Welcome Director of Workforce and Alumni Engagement

Announcing Inaugural Director of Workforce & Alumni Engagement 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…

Incentives Matter: Modification to College Savings Account Program

Incentives Matter: Modification to College Savings Account Program Incentives Matter: Modification to College Savings Account ProgramAt 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…

Qualified Educational Expenses

Qualified Educational Expenses Qualified Educational Expenses Updated May 29, 2020 Download 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 can also reach directly to KC Scholars for questions…

MO SCHOLARSHIP & LOAN FOUNDATION

MO SCHOLARSHIP & LOAN FOUNDATION Provides Funding Resources That KC Scholars Benefit From Not only is the MO Scholarship & Loan Foundation a donor to KC Scholars, it provides needed support to college students statewide. The Foundation increased funding awards to assist students impacted by COVID-19. Director’s Choice Emergency Grant Program This emergency grant was…