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About 2017 Awardees

Key Points About KC Scholars 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Applications Considered for a Scholarship

  • 96 Adult Learners
  • 254 College Savings Program participants
  • 1,083 Traditional Scholars

Internal Administrative Review – Step One in Review Process

  • After administrative review, 4% of fully-completed and submitted applications were declined because they were not eligible or did not provide required materials (3% in Traditional, 9% among College Savings Match, and 4% among Adult Learners). Per NCAN, the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation experienced an average annual rate of 10% not being considered after administrative review.

Awards Made:

  • 94 Adult Learner scholarships
  • 256 college savings accounts seeded
  • 70 in the College Savings Account Match and Incentive program(a 40% increase in awards as compared to original plan)
  • 286 Traditional (11th grade) (a 14% increase in awards as compared to the original plan)

County Representation:

  • For Adult Learner recipients, 1% are from Cass, 10% from Clay, 69% from Jackson, 7% from Platte, 2% from Johnson, and 11% from Wyandotte.
  • For college savings accounts seeded, 0% were from Cass, 6% from Clay, 65% from Jackson, 8% from Platte, 0% from Johnson, and 20% from Wyandotte.
  • Of the 70 people in the College Savings Account Match and Incentive program, 9% are from Cass, 14% from Clay, 23% from Jackson, 14% from Platte, 17% from Johnson, and 23% from Wyandotte.
  • For Traditional (11th grader) recipients, 4% are from Cass, 7% from Clay, 46% from Jackson, 13% from Platte, 4% from Johnson, and 26% from Wyandotte.

Schools Participation

  • Students in the college savings account seeded program are from 56 high schools.
  • Students in the College Savings Match and Incentive program are from 38 high schools.
  • Students selected for  Traditional (11th grade) scholarships are from 67 high schools.
  • One homeschooled student was selected for college savings account seed program.

First- Generation College Status:

  • 80% of Adult Learner recipients are first generation college.
  • 70% of college savings accounts seeded are first generation college.
  • 66% of College Savings Account Match and Incentive program participants are first generation college.
  • 82% of Traditional (11th grader) recipients are first generation college.

 

Race and Ethnicity:

  • 74% of Adult Learner recipients are from communities of color.
  • 72% of college savings accounts seeded are from communities of color.
  • 60% of College Savings Account Match and Incentive program participants are from communities of color.
  • 73% of Traditional (11th grader) recipients are from communities of color.

ACT Scores (only 11th grade applicants submitted an ACT and it was required only if their GPA was below a 2.5. However, about one-half the 11th graders uploaded an ACT score. It is also important to note that these are 11th graders who had taken the ACT test only once and have at least five more test-taking opportunities before the end of their senior year).

  • 57% of Traditional (11th grade) recipients scored at 21 or above (21 is considered college ready).
  • 5% of Traditional (11th grade) recipients scored a 30 or higher on the ACT (30 and above is in the 90th percentile of scorers nationwide).
  • 1% of Traditional (11th grade) recipients scored a 33 or higher on the ACT (33 and above is in the 98th percentile of scorers nationwide) GPAs.
  • Among Adult Learner recipients, 81% earned below a 3.0 on previously taken college credits and 19% earned a 3.0 or higher on previously taken college credits.
  • Among college savings accounts seeded, 20% have a GPA below 3.0; 80% have a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0; 7% have a 3.5 or higher; and 1% has a 4.0.
  • Among the 70 in the College Savings Account Match and Incentive program, 5% have a GPA below 3.0; 95% have a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0; 53% have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; and 31% have a 4.0.
  • Among Traditional (11th grader) recipients, 7% have a GPA below 3.0; 93% have a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0; 73% have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; and 16% have a 4.0.

Low-and Modest-Income Measured by SAI (Student Aid Index) of ≤ $12,000

  • Among Adult Learner recipients, 59% have a zero SAI and 82% have a $4,000 or less SAI.
  • Among college savings accounts seeded, 33% have a zero SAI and 72% have a $4,000 or less SAI.
  • Among the 70 in the College Savings Account Match and Incentive program, 46% have an SAI and 81% have a $4,000 or less SAI.
  • Among Traditional (11th grader) recipients, 51% have a zero SAI and 90% have a $4,000 or less SAI.

Previous College Credits Earned

  • Among Adult Learner recipients, 95% had previously earned 21 or more college credits.

Interesting Facts:

  • There is a set of quadruplets in the college savings account seeding program
  • There are three Adult Learner recipients with one child selected to be in the college savings account or Traditional scholarship recipients
  •  Six adults applicants also had one or two children apply for the college savings or Traditional scholarship program; one adult has a 9th grader and a 11th grader apply
  •  A mother and son were both awarded an Adult Learner scholarship