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Minority Scholarship Fair
- Urban League of Greater KC and Infinite Scholars is having a Minority Scholarship Fair on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation at 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Register today to reserve your spot Call or e-mail the Urban League at (816) 471-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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is a free scholarship search engine and a great place to start a general scholarship search.
is the Federal Government site for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Information about federal student aid is free and is available from a variety of easily accessible, and reputable sources. Students should also be aware that there is no fee to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service that provides a comprehensive source for student financial aid information.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
, Inc., Beta Lambda Education Institute Scholarship - The Scholarship Advisory Committee of the Beta Lambda Education Institute is now accepting applications from male, graduating high school seniors that plan to attend a college or university in the fall. The application deadline is May 1, 2012.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
(APIASF) - "is based in Washington, DC, and is the country’s largest non profit organization devoted solely to providing scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Since its formation in 2003, APIASF has distributed more than $730,000 in one-time scholarships to high school students in the United States, the Freely Associated States and the U.S. Territories who are entering college for the first time. APIASF also is the administrator of the Gates Millennium Scholars/APIA, which provides outstanding low-income Asian and Pacific Islander American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose. Supporters of APIASF include members of the general public and a wide spectrum of community and professional leaders, organizations and corporations."
Black Community Scholarship Fund
- "This fund was established by the Black Community Fund Board of Directors to provide scholarship support to African-American students from the Greater Kansas City area seeking educational advancement through a college or university degree or accredited certificate program in areas and fields determined by the Black Community Fund Board of Directors." Deadline: April 11, 2012.
Black Achievers Society Scholarship
- The Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City, a non-profit organization, is proud to announce the organization's continued success in awarding scholarships for over 17 years to African American high school seniors in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. To apply for the $1,000 scholarship you must be an African American senior with a 3.4 higher grade point average who meet the following scholarship criteria: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community/civic involvement, and financial need. Click on the title to download a copy of the application forms. Deadline: Postmarked by November 2, 2012 and mailed to Joe Seabrooks, Scholarship, Co-Chair; Black Achievers Society, P.O. Box 411473, Kansas City, MO 64141.
Caretenders Scholarship Program
-$500-1 Award (Deadline: May 31, 2013): To be considered eligible for the Caretenders Scholarship Program you must: A. Be attending an accredited university, college, trades, or technical school in the fall of 2013. B. In the fall of 2013, you must be attending a school in Canada or the United States.
Coca Cola Scholars Program
- "Seniors in high school throughout the United States who meets the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement based scholarships." College JumpStart Scholarship
- "The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to 10th-12th grader, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that students are committed to going to school and can express their goals for getting a higher education." The deadline for the competition is April 15, 2012.
--This scholarship was established by COPE (Community Outreach Partners for Empowerment) to invest in our future by providing scholarship support to students from the 64130 zip code area seeking educational advancement through a college or university degree. This is a one-time award of $2,500 paid directly to the school. Click on the link for the application form
. Deadline: Saturday, June 30.
- The Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship Program is sponsored by Discover Financial Services. Since 1991, it has assisted over 5,000 with more than $12 million of scholarship aid.
Dream Scholarship Fund
--Any student who has successfully graduated from high school (or within one semester of doing so), does not qualify for in-state tuition, and who intends to seek higher education at a U.S. college or university is eligible for financial assistance from the Dream Scholarship Fund. The fund's purpose is to distribute several scholarships to offset the cost of tuition. The application deadline is May 15, 2012. For information on eligibility guidelines, please goto: http://www.dreamscholarshipfund.com/
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship
- This scholarship, named in recognition of Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., serves underrepresented students pursuing careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. As a former astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Harris is an outstanding role model dedicated to serving as a mentor to the scholarship recipients. 2012 Scholarship applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2012.
FIRST Robotics Scholarship
--One scholarship awarded annually to a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) participant in the FIRST Region. The scholarship award will be in the amount of $18,000 ($9,000 per year) to be applied toward any associate's degree program offered at ITT. Deadline: April 13, 2012. To view other FIRST Scholarship opportunities, click on FIRST.
Friendship Baptist Church Community Scholarship
-Friendship Baptist Church has established a scholarship for a high school senior. The student must be a resident of Kansas City, Missouri with a 64128 zip code. Their goal is to help a deserving young person from our community to further his/her education. The application must be submitted by Monday, May 13, 2013. The scholarship will be awarded on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Essence of Spring Banquet. Click on the title to download the application.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program - "The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science."
Healthy Choices Scholarship
--$500-1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2013): To be eligible for the Healthy Choices Scholarship you must: 1. Attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2013. 2. A student can be enrolled at any program that is two years in length or longer. 3. Students must be Canadian or U.S. residents. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.chiropractorkelowna.ca
Henry W. Bloch Scholarship
- Henry W. Bloch, founder of H & R Block, wants to do something to help young people in Kansas City reach their educational and career goals. The H & R Block Foundation has established this special scholarship to help average students get a college education and achieve their dreams. The scholarship will provide you with the opportunity to earn an associate's degree from Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley and the opportunity to go onto the University of Missouri-Kansas City and attain a bachelor's degree. To be eligible, students must:
- have financial need and be Pell eligible
- be a graduating high school senior or have a GED or be a current MCC student with no more than 36 credit hours,
- have a 2.5 minimum GPA,
- plan to attend MCC-Penn Valley, and
- U.S. citizen or resident; currently residing in the Kansas City Public School District service area.
Click on the link above to access the Bloch Scholarship Application or go to www.mcckc.edu/blochscholars
to review scholarship criteria and qualifications. Application is due April 1.
- Aetna Nursing Scholarship--$2,500 for full-time or part-time undergraduate students attending 2 or 4 year HACU member institutions. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be pursuing a degree in Nursing.
- Travelers Scholarship--$5,000 for full-time undergraduate students attending 4 year HACU member institutions with a declared major in Accounting, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, General Business, General Management, and Human Resources. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- United Health Foundation/Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship--$2,000 for full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending 2 or 4 year HACU member institutions with a declared major in Clinical Psychology, Dental Technician, Nursing, (Pre) Optometry, (Pre) Dental, (Pre) Medicine, (Pre) Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Mental Health, or Behavioral Health. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Recipients will be required to submit a professional resume and participate in a pre and post scholarships survey.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975 as a not-for-profit, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's preeminent Latino scholarship organization, providing the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. During the 2007-2008 academic year, HSF awarded almost 4,100 scholarships exceeding $26.7 million. In its 33-year history, HSF has awarded in excess of 86,000 scholarships, worth more than $250 million, to Latinos attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands."
LM Scholarship Program
-$1,000-1 Award (Deadline: May 31, 2013): To be considered eligible for the LM Scholarship Program you must be: Currently enrolled or expect to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years or length or greater) by September. Additionally, to be eligible a student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.forklifttrainingvancouver.com
Lawrence A & Nettie H. Jones Scholarship
- was created in 2007 to honor the legacies of the late Lawrence A. and Nettie H. Jones, founders of the Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor their collective work ethic, family devotion, and community service through an educational gift of $1,000 to a qualified student. The student must exhibit the academic success, leadership and community involvement that Mr. and Mr. Jones championed while serving the Kansas City community. Postmark Deadline: May 31, 2013.
--The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, an African American Women's Service Organization, is pleased to announce the offering of scholarships for high school seniors in the metropolitan area. Application information must be postmarked on or before March 8, 2013. Please send information to: The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, c/o Yvonne Crowe, 3323 North 37th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66104. Download the application at the following link: Link Scholarship Application
Kansas City, Missouri Opportunities Scholarship Fund
- Deadline May 1- A scholarship grant program funded by the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, and area casino gaming operators. The scholarship serves Kansas City, Missouri, young adults ages 17-25 who live in households that have a total annual income of 80% or less of the median income of Kansas City, Missouri, households. Scholarship applicants also must be pursuing educational opportunities at an accredited or certified college, university or vocational/technical school and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The scholarship will provide a minimum of $1,000 per academic year and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, and activity fees. Click on the link for more information.
National Bar Association
13th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition - Deadline is March 15.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship
- The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Beta Omega Chapter has made a tradition of awarding college scholarships to deserving high school graduates in the Kansas City, Metropolitan area. They are awarding two (2) scholarships of $2,500 for male students who have intentions of going to college in the fall of 2012. Click on the link to get an application. Deadline is April 16, 2012.
Siplon Family Foundation Scholarship Fund - The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to graduates of a high school in the Kansas City Public School District who intend to further their education at a two-year or four-year college or university. It is our goal to support talented and highly motivated kids who do not have the means to attend college. The students eligible for assistance shall (a) be graduating from a high school in the Kansas City Public School District and enrolling in a two-year or four-year college or university; (b) have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA; (c) demonstrate financial need; and (d) demonstrate a record of community service and extracurricular activities. A minmum of $1,000 annually to be paid in two equal installments for up to four years. Scholarships shall be used for tuition, fees, books, and/or required course expenses. Please submit applications online at: www.gkccf.org/scholarships
. Deadline: June 1, 2012.
Omicron Xi 2012 Scholarship
--The men of Omicron Xi Chapter awards scholarships to deserving African-American males who have established plans to matriculate to an institution of higher learning. The applicant must be an African-American male who is a graduating high school senior in the greater Kansas City area. the applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale and also demonstrates significant community service beyond what their schools require. Application Deadline: June 18, 2012.
Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship
-$500-1 Award (Deadline: June 1, 2013): In order to be eligible for the Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship Program, you must be attending school on a full-time basis during the fall of 2013 and be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at any level. Additionally, you must have contributed a minimum of 10 hours of non-paid, volunteer service within your community during the last 12 months and have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.southsurreydentists.com
Second Chance Scholarship- The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarships to students who have had some adversity in their lives but who desire a second chance at a brighter future by continuing their education at a two-year or four-year college or university (pursuing an associate, undergraduate and/or graduate degree) or at a vocational or technical school. Deadline: March 30, 2013. To learn more about this scholarship click on the Second Chance Scholarship link.
--"The purpose of this free website is to provide students with the tools they need to make informed decisions about obtaining financial aid for college. This one website gives you an overview of the financial aid process from beginning to end, starting with how to choose a college and finishing with how to keep the awards you earn. We'll let you know how to find college aid by telling you who offers them, who to contact, and how to search for aid online. We also provide information about aid for specific fields of study (such as nursing and law) and give you the tools you need to learn more. We identify college scholarships for women, students with disabilities, and others. Plus, we give you the basics about other funding sources, such as fellowships and student loans."
- Scholarship for 6th-8th Graders: Since 2006, Starlight and local community leaders Greg and Rebecca Reid have awarded the Vincent Legacy Scholarship. The Reids have also organized a generous $50,000 endowment fund for the scholarship "to provide youth who show performing arts promise the opportunity to further refine and improve their skills through professional instruction, but who otherwise might not be able to secure additional training." This scholarship is available to ethnically diverse youth in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade. The scholarship will pay for up to $2,500 of performing arts instruction for the selected recipient. Apply through www.KCstarlight.com
. Deadline: March 26, 2012.
Surety Bond Scholarship
- Through our Small Business Success Student Scholarship program, SuretyBonds.com hopes to hear all about the small business experiences young entrepreneurs across the nation have gained, whether personally or from observing family members working to make a way for themselves. Three deserving individuals will win a $1,500 scholarship to use toward furthering their education at the college or university of their choice. The SuretyBonds.com Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program is open to students in every state. All entries must be received no later than March 31, 2013, to be eligible for the contest. Applications may only be submitted online. Each student must submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay about "How small business ownership (personal, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian) has shaped you into the person you are today." If you have any questions about SuretyBonds.com or our scholarship program, you may contact me via email at Danielle@SuretyBonds.com or via phone at 1 (800) 308-4358 Ext. 210.
Applicant must be a graduating senior of an area high school
Applicant must pursue a higher education degree or specialized trade/vocational training
Applicant must have a minimum GPA 2.5
Applicant must provide record of their involvement in civic, community, or extra-curricular activities
Applicant must submit an essay (less than 1,000 words) that includes why they feel they should receive this award and what their goals are in serving their community in the future.
Interested student may complete an online application form at www.kcchamber.com
. Completed forms are due no later than 5 p.m. on February 15, 2013.
Dr. J.B. and Mrs. Isabella Bisceglia Scholarship Fund--Deadline: March 31
Gold Star Memorial Scholarship Fund - Deadline: October 18
Guadalupe Centers, Inc. Tony Aguirre Scholarship: Deadline: May 11
Harmony Challenge Scholarship- Deadline: April 1
Martha Lofton Scholarship -Deadline: May 1
AABE William Grant Pinkard Scholarship - Deadline: April 1
AgriLabs/Dennis Feary Memorial Scholarship - Deadline: February 15
Hallifax Scholarship for Mothers - Deadline: October 15
Transitions into Post-Secondary Studies (TIPS) Scholarship
- The purpose of the Transition Into Post-Secondary Studies (TIPS) Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to high functioning students with special learning needs from the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area who plan to seek or who are seeking a two-year or four-year college degree. Amount: Up to $1,000 for tuition fees and/or books. Deadline: April 15.
United Negro College Fund
- "UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. UNCF supports education through scholarships and other programs, by supporting its 38 member colleges and universities, and by advocating for the importance of minority education. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs."
Walmart Foundation Scholarship Program
- The Walmart Foundation offers two scholarship programs that benefit Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents. To learn more about these programs or to apply, click on the Walmart Foundation Scholarship link.