The Scholarship program provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors to assist them with the cost of attending a post-secondary school. In order to qualify, students must apply, meet specific criteria and attend a high school in one of the school districts served by Assistance League of Kansas City. Those districts are:
- Excelsior Springs
- Kearney R-1
- North Kansas City
- North Platte R-1
- Park Hill
- Platte County R-3
- Smithville R-2
- St. Pius X
- West Platte R-3
Application deadline for high school seniors is February 28, 2023.
The program also awards scholarships to non-traditional students enrolled of the Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City Missouri. To qualify, students must meet specific requirements and demonstrate financial need.
Applications are available in January of each year.
During the inaugural year of 2017-18 – 20, $1000 high school student scholarships were awarded.
In 2018-19 – 17, $1000 high school student scholarships were awarded, and 2, $2000 high school scholarships were awarded.
In 2019-20 – 5, $1000 high school student scholarships were awarded and 2, $1000 single parent/reentry scholarships were awarded to students attending Metropolitan Community College.
In 2020-21 – 14 high school students received a total of $35,000 in scholarship monies.
In 2021-2022 – 11 high school seniors received a total of $24,000 in scholarships, 3 community college single parent students received scholarships and 1 medical school recurring scholarship was awarded, totaling $30,000.
The number of scholarships and the amount of each scholarship may vary depending on Assistance League’s revenue annually.
Feedback from past scholarship recipients include:
“Thank you so much for your generosity and support.”
“I will work hard to prove to you that your faith in me isn’t misguided, and to help students achieve their goals just like you have helped me.”