Transition into Post-Secondary Studies 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 who plan to seek or who are seeking a two-year or four-year college degree.
Students eligible for assistance shall:
- Be graduates or graduating seniors from high school who plan to seek or who are seeking an Associates or a Bachelor’s Degree
- Reside in Johnson or Wyandotte County in Kansas or Clay, Jackson or Platte County in Missouri.
- Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in high school and, if applying while in college, at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in college.
- The students’ special learning needs must be evidenced by either an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) or a 504 Plan that they can submit with their scholarship application.
- Students must also explain why the college they plan to attend (or that they already attend) is a school that offers programs that align with their special learning needs.
- In addition, college students who are applying for a scholarship must provide evidence that they are using the support services for special learning needs at the school they attend.
Amount: Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded for one year payable in equal installments, one-half will be payable in August for the first semester and one-half payable in January for the second semester, assuming the student continues to meet the criteria set forth above, including a contact with a member of the review committee. Scholarships shall be used for tuition, fees and/or books.