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Qualified Educational Expenses

KC Scholars Each Scholar’s financial aid package is unique, and we encourage Scholars to connect early with their institution’s financial aid office to understand their financial aid package and the institution’s process for distributing scholarship funds. Scholars should contact KC Scholars for questions specific to their KC Scholars Funding. Generally, the first cost covered by […]

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Incentives Matter: Modification to College Savings Account Program

KC Scholars At this juncture in the program’s lifespan – based on lessons learned through practice and our annual external third-party evaluation – KC Scholars is modifying some program components. Starting with the May 2021 award cycle, KC Scholars will award 250 College Savings Match & Incentive awards and all 250 will be eligible for

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Announcing Inaugural Director of Workforce & Alumni Engagement

KC Scholars We are pleased to announce that KC Scholars has hired its inaugural Director of Workforce and Alumni Engagement, Sharmelle Winsett. Sharmelle will start her role with KC Scholars on November 2, 2020. Sharmelle brings 20+ years of professional and entrepreneurial experience with expertise in business and brand development, marketing and sales. Winsett most

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Donor Reflection

KC Scholars A Donor Reflection on Why They Support KC Scholars  We are thrilled to participate in KC Scholars. Mr. Kauffman would be thrilled to see how his generous legacy to our city is being spent for the benefit of needy students, as he envisioned many years ago. Many lives are being highly impacted for

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Key Findings/Action Steps – Adult Learners

KC Scholars Key Findings and 13 Actionable Steps to Improve Experiences for Adult Learners  The Urban Education Research Center (UMKC) and CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning), in partnership with KC Scholars and with funding support by The DeBruce Foundation, recently released a report and practice guide. The guide contains  actionable steps for higher

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UCM Announces the Opportunity Scholarship for KC Scholars

KC Scholars The University of Central Missouri recently announced a new Opportunity Scholarship for KC Scholars which will begin Fall 2021. To aid in KC Scholars’ persistence and completion of college and help ensure that they are not taking on student loan debt, UCM is providing additional financial support to Scholars to help meet any

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Welcome Jeff Simon

KC Scholars Jeff Simon Elected to KC Scholars Board of Directors   KC Scholars is excited to announce the election of Jeff Simon to the board of directors, starting a three-year term on July 1, 2021. Jeff Simon is the Office Managing Partner at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City. Jeff is a known and respected leader

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Newsletter KCBJ Article

KC Scholars A Bridge To A New Future  By Nicole Dolan  –  Staff Writer, Kansas City Business JournalJul 15, 2021, 7:14pm EDT Amanda Malone was in high school English class when she learned about KC Scholars. It was one of the first times she felt the future she dreamed of was attainable. KC Scholars helps students from underrepresented communities,

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