INDIVIDUAL IMPACT STORIES

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…

Welcome New Board of Directors

Welcome New Board of Directors Biography Michael L. RoaneMichael Roane is the retired Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, from JEDunn headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. He had national responsibility for all people related activities to include talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, leadership/organizational development, and succession planning for JE Dunn Construction Company. Prior…

KC Scholars Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors Members

KC Scholars Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors Members: Michael Roane and Beto Lopez KC Scholars Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors Members: Michael Roane Beto Lopez KC Scholars provides scholarships to local high school students and adult learners to make college a reality and positively impact the Kansas City region’s economy and workforce KANSAS…

Statement from KC Scholars’ President and CEO

Statement from KC Scholars President and CEO Dear KC Scholars: Right now, we are reading and hearing hundreds of statements and individually and collectively wrestling with our words and emotions. Scholars – I decided to write my statement directly to you. I write to say that you are on our minds and hearts and to…

Jackie Shaver Donor – Ad Astra

Jackie ShaverDonor – Ad Astra On May 1, Maizey, our Chief Happiness Officer, and I decorated our car and headed off to join the celebration. We were welcomed with excitement; Scholars were overwhelmed with joy and disbelief that their biggest dreams were coming true. It was fulfilling, to say the least, to be able to…