Welcome UMKC 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. 

Tuesday, June 15th 6-7:30PM – Register Here Spanish Translation Available 

Saturday, June 19th 10-11:30AM – Register Here 

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 the KC Scholars program. If you do not attend a scheduled orientation session you will be dismissed from KC Scholars and no longer eligible for the KC Scholars UMKC Scholarship
We will share all the details during your orientation session. In the future, come back to this page for next steps after orientation and updates.
Yes, please register for another sessionKC Scholars will not be offering one on one sessions, you must attend one of the two sessions offered. 
Parents are not required to attend your orientation session but highly encouraged to learn more about KC Scholars and your UMKC Scholarship. If your parent(s) are available to sit next to you to view the orientation, please encourage them to join you
Hello scholars! My name is Cherelle Washington, and I am your KC Scholars Program Manager. I will be your go-to for everything related to KC Scholars. I work closely with your college adviser to make sure you are on track to receive the scholarship at the end of your senior year. A little about me – I am from St. Louis (314!) I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, and spending time outdoors. I love helping students get to college and I am excited to work with you!