Kansas City, Kansas School Foundation For Excellence Scholarship Opportunities

High School seniors in the Kansas City, KS Public School District (USD #500) can apply for the following scholarships provided by the Kansas City, Kansas Schools Foundation for Excellence.

Application Requirements:

  1. Complete and submit application by February 28, 2023.
  2. Must have been accepted for the 2023 fall semester at an accredited college, university, or technical school.
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation – from a high school counselor, principal, teacher, community member, or employer.
  4. Should have at least 90 percent attendance during the senior year.
  5. Submit a resume with information about school activities and community involvement.
  6. Submit a 500 word essay.

Kansas City Kansas School Foundation for Excellence Scholarship
The KCK School Foundation for Excellence has endeavored to establish scholarships for tuition, books and fees that will be paid for continuous enrollment until $5,000 is awarded. Continuous enrollment is required. Seniors at each of the district’s high schools are eligible to apply for a Foundation Scholarship.

A student’s academic, club, community, and athletic involvement as well as awards and honors in high school will be considered in evaluating scholarship applications. An effort will be made toaward scholarships based on financial need. Other scholarships and grants that have been awarded will be considered in the need analysis.

The John Taylor Lewis Sumner Class of 1954 Scholarship
John Taylor Lewis was a proud alumni and member of the Sumner Class of 1954. The John Taylor Lewis Sumner Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund is a result of the love for his alma mater.
Graduating high school seniors of Sumner Academy of Arts & Science are eligible of this scholarship. A student’s academic, club, community, and athletic involvement as well as awards and honors in high school will be considered in evaluating scholarship applications.

Connie and Donald Moritz Scholarship
The Connie and Donald Moritz Scholarship awards an unspecified scholarship based on endowment earnings. An eligible senior for this award must meet the following criteria:
Student(s) must be graduates of Sumner Academy, Kansas City, Kansas.

Award will be used for tuition assistance for higher education, college, university, or community college. Qualify for needs-based assistance, as directed by federal guidelines.
The student’s academics, club, community, and athletic involvement, as well as awards and honors in high school will be considered in evaluating scholarship applications. The scholarship awardedis paid to the college of the student’s choice.

Harvey L. Baker Scholarship
The Harvey L. Baker Scholarship awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior accepted to attend Kansas City, Kansas Community College. Seniors of USD 500 high schools in WyandotteCounty are eligible to apply.
The student’s academics, club, community, and athletic involvement, as well as awards and honors in high school will be considered in evaluating scholarship applications. Applicant awarded will bebased on economic need and scholastic performance, ranked in the upper one-third of class.

Maccochaque Scholarship
The Maccochaque Scholarship Fund awards two $3,000 scholarships to seniors studying math and computer science. Graduating seniors attending J.C. Harmon High School are eligible for thisscholarship. The student’s academics, club, community, and athletic involvement, as well as awards and honors in high school will be considered in evaluating scholarship application.

Foundation for Excellence – Zak Family Scholarship
The Zak Family has endeavored to establish scholarships for tuition, books, fees and other student needs that will be paid for continuous enrollment. Continuous enrollment is required. Seniors at Wyandotte High School are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

A student’s academic, club, community, and athletic involvement as well as awards and honors in high school will be considered in evaluating scholarship applications. An effort will be made to award scholarships based on financial need. Other scholarships and grants that have been awarded will be considered in the need analysis.

Award
Varies
Deadline
02/28/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Select all of the scholarships you would like to apply for. You may select more than one. (Please read the descriptions on the landing page for additional information.) *
  2. Does your family qualify for the free or reduced lunch program at school?
  3. Please upload a copy of your student resume.
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. ESSAY: Select ONE of the following prompts and upload a 500 word essay, double spaced as a word document. As a header on your essay, please include the question you are answering.
    • A) How has the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools prepared you for your future and career goals?
    • B) How have your life experiences contributed to your immediate and long range career plans?
    • C) In what ways will your college major, or educational focus, contribute to your immediate or long range career plans?
    • D) Explain the importance of your college major, or educational focus, in today’s society.
    • E) What are some of the most important issues facing your field of study?
    • F) Do you plan to come back to your community? If so, how will you give back to your community? If not, why and what opportunities would need to be in place, for you to return to our community?