Lift the Spirit Scholarship Fund

At DEMDACO, we strive to lift the spirit in our consumers, in each other, and in our communities. We believe in supporting families and the communities in which our colleagues live and work, and we believe that a commitment to education is an important investment in the lives of young people. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund shall be to provide scholarships to children, stepchildren, or grandchildren of employees of DEMDACO who intend to further their education at a two-year or four-year college or university, or a trade or vocational school. Eligible employees are those individuals who have been employed full-time at DEMDACO for at least two years at the time of application.

Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a natural, adoptive child of, stepchild, or grandchild or step-grandchildof a current employee of DEMDACO for at least two (2) years at the time of the student’s original application.
  2. Be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student (or its equivalent) at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, trade school or technical school; and
  3. Be at least age 16, but no older than the age of 26

And should demonstrate the following:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted)
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities (community involvement, school activities, participation in sports, performing arts, employment and/or other time-consuming activities while in school).
  • Submit an essay via the application provided by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Provide two (2) letters of reference from individuals who are non-relatives that either have observed you lifting the spirit of others, or you have lifted their spirits.

Award
$5,000
Deadline
04/01/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is the first and last name of the DEMDACO employee you are related to?
  2. What is your relationship to the DEMDACO employee?
  3. Please submit an essay answering the following: What does lift the spirit mean to you? How have you lifted the spirit of others? What is your vision for lifting the spirit and what does that look like in three (3) years?
  4. Letters of Reference - Lift the Spirit Scholarship application
    • Upload first letter of reference from an individual (non-relative) who has observed you lifting the spirits of others, or you have lifted their spirits. (1/2)
    • Upload second letter of reference from an individual (non-relative) who has observed you lifting the spirits of others, or you have lifted their spirits. (2/2)