Scholarship

The Scholarship program provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors, as well as non-traditional community college students, to assist them with the cost of pursuing a degree. Over $110,000 in scholarships have been awarded to local students who might not otherwise have been able to afford a post-secondary education since the Scholarship program began in 2017.
To qualify, students must meet specific requirements and demonstrate financial need. Applications are available in January of each year.   The number of scholarships and the amount of each scholarship may vary depending on Assistance League’s revenue annually.

2021 –  2022 Program Review

15

Scholarships Awarded

12

School Districts Served

30

Thousand Dollars Spent

Scholarship History

2021-2022:  15 students awarded scholarships totaling $30,000.

2020-2021:  14 students awarded scholarships totaling $35,000.

2019-2020:  7 students awarded scholarships totaling $7,000.
ddddddddd(lower  awarded scholarships due to the pandemic)

2018-2019: 19 students awarded scholarships totaling $21,000.

2017-2018: 20 students awarded scholarships totaling $20,000.

  The application deadline for high school seniors is February 28, 2023.

Districts served include:

      • Center
      • Excelsior Springs
      • Kearney R-1
      • Liberty
      • North Kansas City
      • North Platte R-1
      • Park Hill
      • Platte County R-3
      • Smithville R-2
      • St. Pius X
      • West Platte R-3
      • Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Kellen Turner – Smithville High School – $3,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend University of Missouri-Kansas City with a major in political science and a minor in anthropology and sociology, and eventually a graduate school degree. His reference writes “I believe this young man has outstanding character, morals and discipline to successfully accomplish his goals in life. His focus on academics, music and employment point […]

Reina Suzuki – Smithville High School – $1,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend Truman State University majoring in psychology and minoring in child studies to become a child psychologist. Her reference notes “she consistently proved to be well organized, kind, responsible and self-motivated. These qualities were invaluable in her interactions with her peers”.

Kailey Casebolt – Smithville High School – $1,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend Missouri State University to major in Exercise and Movement Science, with a goal of obtaining her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. As Varsity cheer captain for 3 straight years, she motivated teammates and helped coaches create a positive culture for the program in which each member is working towards a common shared goal.

Grace Winheim – Park Hill High School – $2,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia. And from one of her references ” these examples speak volumes about her integrity – her work was her own, she was truly there to learn the content all year long, and she’s willing to help others for no motivation other than it’s the right thing to do…”.

Zoe Saleem – Oak Park High School – $3,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to pursue her dream and degree in journalism. From one of her references “, She genuinely cares about being the best version of herself as a person and as a journalist”.

Maya Horn – Oak Park High School – $2,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend Missouri State University in Springfield to pursue a degree in Biomedical Science or Biology, and a minor in Criminology, eventually working in the forensics field. Described by one of her references as a “teacher’s dream to have in class: caring, insightful and always prepared”.

Brandon Cobb – Oak Park High School – $2,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend Missouri S&T to obtain a degree in computer science. One of his references stated, “he is an expert communicator and team player. He has a natural ability to fit in with a team and help them achieve their goals”.

Morgan Bland – Oak Park High School – $3,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend the University of Central Missouri and obtain a master’s degree in social work. One of her references stated she demonstrates compassion, determination, and a work ethic in and out of the classroom.

Riley Hyde – North Platte R-I High School – $1,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Macy Hughes- Kearney High School – $1,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend Park College to pursue an athletic and academic career where she will play soccer. Future plans also include opening her own orthodontist practice.

Gabriella Acosta -Park Hill South High School – $5,000 Scholarship winner

Plans to attend University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences, eventually attend dental school and open her own practice to serve non-profit organizations benefitting children.

Sydney Cobb – Reoccuring Student – $2,000 Scholarship winner

Currently attending University of Missouri-Kansas City 6-year medical school program. She has done exceedingly well, not only serving as vice president of her residence hall council but finished at least her 1st semester with a 4.0 GPA!!

LaToya Williams – Metropolitan Community College – $1,000 Scholarship winner

Will attend Metropolitan Community College – Blue River Campus. She passed her high school equivalency test and realized that only her education could get her and her four beautiful children where they deserve to be. She’s been at MCC for three semesters and plans to stay on course until she is successful enough to get […]

Brandi Stewart – Metropolitan Community College – $1,000 Scholarship winner

Will attend Metropolitan Community College – Longview Campus. With this scholarship, her hope is to give her son Edward a better chance in life, gain financial stability, and elevate in the nursing field.

Amber DeSimone – Metropolitan Community College – $2,000 Scholarship winner

Will attend Metropolitan Community College – Blue River Campus. She is a single parent of a 9-year-old and currently lives in transitional housing with a program through the City Union Mission, going to school part-time and working part-time. Will attend Metropolitan Community College – Blue River Campus. She is a single parent of a 9-year-old […]

Helping students reach their goals.

Investing in our future is such a privilege.