Welcome Match Scholars

Welcome to KC Scholars!

Step One: Register for Orientation  

The first step in supporting you is a required 1.5-hour 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 traditional 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 4th 10-11:30 AM (Spanish Translation Available for Missouri Residents) 

Saturday, June 4th 12-1:30 PM 

Tuesday, June 7th 6:00-7:30 PM (Spanish Translation Available for Kansas Residents) 

Thursday, June 16th 6:00-7:30 PM  

Wednesday, July 6th 5:00-6:30 PM

Register Here 

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

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 good standing with KC Scholars. If you do not attend a scheduled orientation session you will be dismissed from KC Scholars and no longer eligible for the KC Scholars College Savings Match & Incentives Award.
We will share all the details during your orientation session. More to come!
Yes, please register for another session. KC Scholars will not be offering one on one sessions, you must attend one of the four sessions offered.
Students must identify an account owner in whose name the account is opened and considered the property of. The account owner selects investments, assigns the beneficiary (the student awarded), and determines how the account funds are used.

Your account owner can be a parent, guardian, or any individual over the age of 18, if s/he is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a valid social security number and permanent U.S. address.

The Account Owner MUST be present at KC Scholars orientation.

The student who has been awarded by KC Scholars, the person the account owner has opened the account for. The beneficiary must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien with a valid Social Security number or other taxpayer identification number.
No. After your orientation session, you will enroll in the Missouri MOST or Kansas Learning Quest Savings Plan online. Step-by-step instructions will be provided during and after the orientation session. Your account owner must be present for you to do so.
Parents are not required to attend your orientation session UNLESS they are the Account Owner. If they are NOT the Account Owner, they are still highly encouraged to learn more about KC Scholars and the College Savings Match Program.

KC Scholars Contact

Hello scholars! My name is Bryan Woodson, and I am your KC Scholars Program Coordinator and your go-to for all things College Savings Match or anything KC Scholars related! I will help you with your 529 College Savings accounts and reaching your Milestones from the time you are awarded up to when you enter college. In my free time, I love to listen to music and collect vinyl records. I also like to play a little PS5 and Nintendo Switch. Welcome to KC Scholars! I love helping students get to college and I am excited to work with you!