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Raytown School District Students and Staff Selected for the KC Scholars Program – 5/14/19

Students and staff from around the District were selected to receive scholarships from the Kansas City Scholars program (KC Scholars)…

LSHS STUDENTS RECEIVE UP TO $50,000 SCHOLARSHIPS FROM KC SCHOLARS PROGRAM – 5/14/19

Four Lee’s Summit High School students received a visit from KC Scholars this week to announce the college assistance they’ve earned…

Marionville High School graduates receive scholarships, awards – 5/11/19

A total of 27 Marionville High School graduates have earned scholarships and awards to be applied toward collegiate expenses as they enter the next phases of their lives…

Forget the college cheating scandal. KC Scholars students achieve on their own merits – 4/24/19

This past month, the news and your social media feeds have been buzzing about the scandal of wealthy individuals paying for their children’s admission into colleges. Bribery. Cheating. Test-faking. And while we could dwell on the unlawful, unethical, inequitable nature of this issue, we want to tell you a different story happening right here in Kansas City…

External Affairs, Marketing and Advancement Committee holds public meeting – 4/7/2019

The UM System Board of Curators External Affairs, Marketing and Advancement Committee held a public meeting Wednesday to provide updates regarding the Translational Precision Medicine Complex, UM System endowments and annual giving numbers…

Annual giving increases across University of Missouri System – 4/3/2019

Annual giving has increased at all University of Missouri System campuses so far in fiscal year 2019, system President Mun Choi said Wednesday. The University of Missouri-St. Louis has seen the largest increase, up by almost a third over last year…

What the college admissions scandal teaches us about higher education in KC – 3/30/2019

As president of one of the many fine institutions of higher learning in greater Kansas City, I marvel at the recent scandal revealing that parents placed such a premium on so-called elite education that they bribed school officials to secure their children’s admission. Their actions reveal that for many, higher education has been reduced to currency, an experience leading not to purposeful lives, but transactional ones…

Giving Day raises $13.3 million as MU inches toward fundraising goal – 3/15/2019

MU’s third annual Giving Day fundraiser came to a close at noon Thursday, cresting at $13.3 million raised from 4,029 gifts in 24 hours, according to a news release from MU News Bureau…..

Scholarships for mom and daughter make a way for higher education – 2/7/2019

Maegan Huffman had tried to finish her college degree for years, but working full time and being a mom made it difficult.

The KC Scholars program is changing that, opening up millions of dollars in scholarship opportunities to local learners including Huffman and her daughter, Micala….

KC Scholars and KC Degrees Provide Financial Boost and Navigation Assistance for Adult Students – 1/3/2019

In January 2015, Randi Perry’s college experience was unexpectedly cut short when she was seriously injured in an automobile accident while commuting from Independence to the University of Central Missouri (UCM) Warrensburg campus. After a short period as a homebound student, the busy mother of two children found herself unable to return to college due to her injuries…

New MU scholarship announced – 12/17/2018

A $40 million scholarship fund will provide money for up to 800 students from the Kansas City region to attend the University of Missouri over the next eight years, MU and leaders of KC Scholars announced Monday…

MU and Kansas City nonprofit offer $40 million scholarship program – 12/17/2018

The new funding will support 800 additional scholarships at MU over the next several years, each worth $10,000 per year for up to five years, to Kansas City area students…

MU unveils scholarship program for Kansas City-area students – 12/17/2018

COLUMBIA, Mo. – High school students in the Kansas City area will now have access to new scholarships to the University of Missouri…

This new scholarship fund could help 800 Kansas City high schoolers attend Mizzou – 12/17/2018

Corbin Smith grinned as he held up a certificate promising him up to $50,000 in college scholarship money to attend the University of Missouri…

Program makes $40M in scholarships available to KC-area students – 12/17/2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High school students in the Kansas City area could be eligible to participate in a new $40 million scholarship program, the University of Missouri – Columbia announced Monday…

A New Scholarship Could Help 800 Kansas City High Schoolers Pay For College – 12/17/2018

Iqra Aden was one of hundreds of students across the Kansas City area who a scholarship of $10,000 a year for up to five years to attend the University of Missouri…

KC Scholars, MU, UM System will provide $40 million in scholarships for Kansas City students – 12/17/2018

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Leaders from the University of Missouri and KC Scholars announced today that they are creating college opportunities for 800 additional students from Greater Kansas City over the next eight years…

This new scholarship fund could help 800 Kansas City high schoolers attend Mizzou – 12/17/2018

Chancellor Alexander Cartwright unveiled a $40 million fund that will provide 800 Mizzou scholarships for students living in the Kansas City area. It will be supported by Mizzou, the University of Missouri System and KC Scholars…

Jobs Gap: Educators play key role preparing students for changing workforce – 12/14/2018

This is the third installment in our Jobs Gap series. The stories have appeared in the Kansas City Business Journal this past year. Previous reports examined disconnects between area workers and employers, and hiring in a tight employment market…

KC Scholars Awards Two Additional Seniors – 11/29/2018

On November 9, Ruskin High School seniors Zaliya Kennedy and Amyah Williams learned they would each receive a $50,000 scholarship to attend the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC)…

KC Scholars, UMKC Award Scholarships to KCPS Students – 11/13/2018

Five Kansas City Public Schools students were able to take enormous steps forward towards achieving their college and career goals thanks to a recent and generous gift by KC Scholars and the University of Missouri-Kansas City…

UMKC announces investment in Promise and Opportunity Scholarships – 11/13/2018

On Nov. 8, University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal, Ph.D., delivered his first State of the University Address since he began his tenure as the leader of UMKC this past June. His message was ambitious and hopeful. “True greatness can be achieved here,” Agrawal said…

Agrawal aims high in inaugural State of the University Address – 11/13/2018

Autumnal change arrived in full force at UMKC, and not just in the brilliance of the trees on campus.
Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal gave his inaugural State of the University Address Thursday and brought forth some changes of his own…

UMKC, KC Scholars pledge $20M in scholarships for low- and modest-income students – 11/9/2018

During his state of the university address, UMKC Chancellor Mauli Agrawal announced that the school and the KC Scholars program each would donate $10 million to help more metro-area students attend college…

‘True Greatness Can Be Achieved Here’ – 11/8/2018

Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal, Ph.D., announced $20 million in new scholarships November 8 as the capstone to his first State of the University address…

New KCI will help region grow faster than U.S. – 10/19/2018

Kansas City’s economy will fly higher than the rest of the nation in coming years, as construction of a new airport terminal masks the region’s “disappointing” comparison to similar markets, said a forecast released Friday…

Innovative Approaches to Postsecondary Education – 10/10/2018

At a recent Donor-to-Donor, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors gathered to hear from postsecondary education advocates who are working to help make postsecondary education more attainable for more students in the Kansas City metro area. Panelists represented organizations that are newly established and rely heavily on financial support from individual donors…

Quality Jobs Are Key to Economic Advancement – 10/2/2018

Currently, the federal poverty level for a single person is $12,140, while for a family of four with two children, it is $25,100…

Adult Learner Featured in Rockhurst Magazine – 9/12/2018

At one point in her long career in telecommunications, Jo Ann Herron was stuck. The Rockhurst University sophmore, 76, was working at AT&T as an engineer…

Cover Story: KC works to bridge the jobs gap – 7/27/2018

This is the first in our Jobs Gap series, which will appear in the Kansas City Business Journal in the coming months. Future stories will look more closely at such topics as how hiring managers see the evolving needs of companies, how area institutions are preparing to educate tomorrow’s workforce, what a shortage of qualified employees means to the local economy, and what programs and initiatives have successfully narrowed the gap in other cities…

KC addiction recovery program lets moms bring kids. – 7/19/2018

Victoria Worden’s story is the one addiction experts have been warning about for years — the one that shows that the dark spiral from prescription opioid use to illegal heroin abuse can happen to anyone…

KC Scholars: A Model Program Built on Best Practices- 5/23/2018

The students involved in the KC Scholars (KCS) program are not the only ones breaking records and reaching milestones: The nonprofit agency itself is doing that, too. Just two years ago, KCS implemented what was arguably the fastest start-up of any large regional scholarship and student support organization in the nation, going from incubation to launch in only 12 months. ..

Dos Mundos Volume 38 issue 20 – 5/19/2018

In this issue Sofia Martinez- Manuel receives scholarship from KC Scholars…

KC Scholars program expands funding, seeks to expand outreach – 5/19/2018

In 2017, its first year, the program provided financial assistance to more than 600 applicants, estimated Val Salazar, program manager…

Sofia Martinez- Manuel receives scholarship from KC Scholars – 5/17/2018

Sofia Martinez-Manuel recently received a surprise at school – a surprise that could add up to $50,000 in educational funding over the next five years….

KC Scholars announces 2018 scholarship recipients – 5/9/2018

Manuel (Manny) Abarca IV doesn’t mind rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty as he cleans up neighborhoods in the Kansas City, Missouri northeast community, or helping a neighbor when a tree has fallen in a storm…

KC Scholars anuncia ganadores de becas 2018 – 5/9/2018

A Manuel (Manny) Abarca IV no le importa subirse las mangas y ensuciarse las manos mientras limpia vecindarios en la comunidad noreste de Kansas City, Missouri, o ayudar a un vecino a limpiar cuando un árbol cae durante una tormenta…

The smart money: KC Scholars awards promising area students – 5/2/2018

Tuesday brought the promise of a life-changing day for hundreds of high school students and adult students across the Kansas City metro area, including dozens from Eastern Jackson County schools…

‘I am very, very proud of him.’ For 919 in Kansas City, college dream will be reality – 5/1/2018

Phul Biswa simply could not contain the smile that spread across her face as she watched her son receive a $50,000 KC Scholars award Tuesday at Wyandotte High School, in Kansas City, Kan….

41 Action News at 6:00 PM – 5/1/2018

It is a surprise that changes lives for hundreds of high school students right here in the metro…

KMBC 9 News at 4:00 PM – 5/1/2018

KC Scholars awarded scholarships to more than 900 students today…

FOX 4 News at 12:30 PM – 5/1/2018

Some students in Kansas City who can’t afford higher education are getting scholarships in surprise ceremonies

Helping students apply for scholarships – 1/25/2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Scholarships are becoming more valuable as the price of a college education continues to rise…

KC Scholars program sets students of all ages on track to college education – 1/17/2018

Think college might not be for you? A new program called KC Scholars believes college is for everyone, and it’s willing to put money behind this belief…

FAFSA4Caster Workshop – KC Scholars Program – 1/5/2018

The entire Kansas City region is extremely fortunate to be home to KC Scholars a scholarship and student support program for 9th graders, 11th graders, and adults…

KC Scholars Helps Build a College-Educated Workforce – 12/31/2017

There are more than 300,000 adults in the Kansas City area with some college credits but no degree…

MCC student one of the first KC Scholars to graduate – 12/20/2017

Metropolitan Community College will graduate one of the first scholarship winners from a unique citywide program launched just this year…

KC Scholars Provides Scholarships for low and middle income students – 12/17/2017

A junior at Ruskin High School, Shyria Darrington, got a standing ovation from those attending a November lunch sponsored by State Representative DaRon McGee to inform elected officials about the KC Scholars program which provides college scholarships and incentives to save money for college…

KC Scholars Helps Build a College-Educated Workforce – 12/17/2017

There are more than 300,000 adults in the Kansas City area with some college credits but no degree. KC Scholars, a scholarship program established in 2016, set out to solve this problem by helping low- and modest-income students, as well as adult learners, finance and complete a college education…

Opening doors of education – 11/28/2017

Our new neighbor is the kind of neighbor everyone should know about. They help open doors that may have been closed. KC Scholars is a new scholarship and college savings program that will help low and modest income students, as well as adult learners finance and complete a college education…

Kearney students earn KC Scholars recognition – 9/28/2017

Three students at Kearney High School have been named KC Scholars, earning college funding assistance from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation…

Community gives students a hand with KC Scholars – 10/12/2017

By 2020, two out of three jobs will require more than a high school diploma…

Kauffman Foundation offers aid through KC Scholars – 7/20/2017

KC Scholars, a new scholarship and college savings match program incubated by the Kauffman Foundation, has announced its first-ever recipients, 77 percent of whom will be in their families’ first-generation of college students…

ACUE Announces Collaboration With KC Scholars – 6/8/2017

Today ACUE announced a new collaboration with KC Scholars to improve postsecondary attainment through effective college instruction…

Creating College Opportunities for Parents and Students – 6/7/2017

Barriers to getting into, paying for and persisting through college inhibit many students and adults across the country from achieving their dream of graduating from college…

Surprise! Hundreds of students win scholarships from new KC Scholars program – 5/1/2017

When the head of the Ewing Marion Kauffman School pulled 14-year-old Kenyon Childress out of class Monday morning, he started wondering what had he done wrong.

That is, until he saw his mother standing in the school hallway….

KC Scholars Announces First-Ever Scholarship Recipients 608 high school students and adult learners in Kansas City to receive college funding – 5/1/2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 1, 2017) — KC Scholars, a new scholarship and college savings match program, announced its first-ever scholarship recipients today, 77 percent of whom will be first-generation college students. Recipients come from 74 high schools in the six-county Kansas City region: Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte in Missouri….

Mom of five surprised with scholarship to go back to school, complete dream of graduating college – 5/1/2017

KANSAS CITY, MO. — A mom of five and one of her children will soon have the opportunity to further their education thanks to surprise scholarships. The two arrived at the Ewing Marion Kauffman School on The Paseo on Monday expecting to fill out paperwork, but were instead informed that they had been selected from a pool of 2,000 applications for scholarships to further their education. Chaquita’s Adult Learning Scholarship includes $5,000 per year for five years. She said in her…

KC Scholars Announces More Than 1,400 Submitted Applications – 3/7/2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 7, 2017) — KC Scholars, a new scholarship and college savings match program, closed its first round of scholarship applications March 3, with just under 1,450 applicants….

KC Scholars: Una gran oportunidad – 3/5/2017

Un nuevo programa de becas y ahorro ofrece ayuda financiera a estudiantes de nuestra comunidad para completar una educación universitaria…

KC Scholars offers scholarship opportunities – 3/1/2017

There is a new scholarship and college savings program available in Missouri and Kansas to help low and modest income students, as well as adult learners…

KC Scholars on Dos Mundos – 1/23/2017

El 2 de enero, la Fundación Kauffman, en colaboración con 70 socios de la comunidad, comenzó una nueva iniciativa de becas…

KC Scholars in the Shawnee Dispatch – 1/18/2017

In addition, Johnson County Library is a partner for the KC Scholars program, which is a college scholarship and support program for high school freshmen and juniors and adults hoping to return to college……

KC Scholars January 2017 Announcement – 1/5/2017

(Kansas City) – Kansas City Scholars announced a series of new developments as it gears up to
its January 2, 2017 application opening….

KC Degrees helps adults return to college and graduate Liberty Tribune – 10/20/2016

More than 300,000 adults in the Kansas City region have some college credits but never earned a degree…

All In: The Many Partners Behind an Effort to Boost College Access in One City Inside Philanthropy – 10/10/2016

The most vexing challenge in the higher education space nowadays is how to make college affordable for a majority of Americans…

Kauffman Foundation invests $79 million in KC Scholars program KMBZ – 10/2/2016

The Kauffman Foundation is leading the rollout of a new scholarship and college savings program aimed at low- and modest-income students…

Kauffman Foundation plans $79M college scholarship effort The Associated Press – 10/1/2016

A foundation named after the pharmaceutical company founder who established the Kansas City Royals has announced a $79 million scholarship program to celebrate…

Kauffman Invests $79 Million for Kansas City Scholarship Program Philanthropy News Digest – 09/30/2016

…students, as well as adult learners, finance a college education Kauffman Invests $79 Million for Kansas City Scholarship Program …

Kauffman Foundation Announces $79 Million KC Scholars Project Thinking Bigger Business Online – 09/29/2016

To celebrate its late founder’s 100 birthday, the Kauffman Foundation is planning to invest $79 million in a new scholarship program….

Kauffman Foundation makes $79M commitment to new scholarship program Kansas City Business Journal – 09/29/2016

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is making a $79 million commitment to support a new scholarship and savings program called KC Scholars.

Kansas City Community Backs KC Scholars, New Scholarship and College Savings Program – 09/28/2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 28, 2016)—The Kauffman Foundation, along with 70 community partners, is rolling out a new scholarship and college savings program…

Kauffman Foundation invests $79 million in new college scholarship program The Kansas City Star – 9/28/2016

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced it is investing $79 million into a new scholarship program during an event at the Kauffman Center…

New Kansas City College Scholarship Program To Benefit 2,000 Students KCUR – 9/28/2016

Educators say students more than ever will need to continue their education past high school to have successful careers…