Salifu Sesay Perseverance Scholarship Fund

The Salifu Sesay Perseverance Scholarship fund is intended to honor Salify Sesay’s memory by assisting students in the Kansas City area who have demonstrated perseverance in overcoming significant challenges and are pursuing higher education.

The students eligible for assistance shall:

  1. Be graduating high school seniors or current college students who will be enrolled at a two- or four-year colleges/universities or technical schools.
  2. Continue to attend classes and keep a 3.3 grade point average.
  3. Submit a 500-word essay that describes how they have persevered and overcome challenges to be successful in school.
  4. Demonstrate financial need.

The scholarship amount will be a minimum of $1,000 annually, to be paid in two equal installments, subject to the availability of funds in the Scholarship Fund. Recipients are eligible for automatic renewal for up to 4 years, provided the student continues to meet criteria.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Essay: Describe how you have persevered and overcome significant challenges to be successful in school.