We Empower Through Scholarships!
Empower: Student Scholarships and Endowment
A key goal for empowering students is to add to our current list of scholarships, now made available to high school seniors:
Scholarship Guidelines and Eligibility
Carl Bruce Scholarship
The Carl Bruce Memorial Scholarship awards $500 to graduating senior of USD 500 high schools. This award is in honor of the former principal who exhibited high moral character. He was a man of his word who was punctual, dependable, and reliable. The student recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate such character and should be reflected in the essay, and a student's academic, club, community and athletic involvement. Funds awarded will be directed to supplement the cost of books and fees at a college, university, or trade school of choice.
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 awarded is paid to the college of the student’s choice.
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 $3,000 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 to award scholarships based on financial need. Other scholarships and grants that have been awarded will be considered in the need analysis.
George Breidenthal Memorial Scholarship
George G. Breidenthal Jr. served 32 years as a USD 500 School Board member who strongly believed in education and what it can mean for children. This memorial scholarship was established to honor his legacy and spirit of giving; awarding $2,000 to one graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5. 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.
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 Wyandotte County 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 be based on economic need and scholastic performance, ranked in the upper one-third of class.
Reasons to Believe Scholarship
The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has established the Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll to honor graduates of the school district for their achievements and inspiration for today’s students. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $1,250. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on academic performance and achievement in community service. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
The Lane Family Scholarship
The Lane Family Scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to one high school senior pursing music or music education. To qualify for this scholarship, the student must be on track to graduate Diploma+.
The Promise of Learning Foundation Scholarship
The Promise of Learning Foundation Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to one eligible high school senior. To qualify for this scholarship, senior students must be on track to graduate Diploma+ with a minimum of 9-College Credits w/a GPA of 2.5, a High School GPA of at least 2.5, and an ACT score of 21 or higher. Students must also qualify for Free or Reduced Lunches and/or be a First-Generation College Student.
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and the Kansas City, Kansas community, lost one of its most recognized and honored coaches in March of 2011. Troy Hodges taught and coached at Harmon High School for 25 years. Coach Hodges may have lost his battle with Leukemia, but his presence will be felt for years to come through the “Troy Hodges Memorial Scholarship”. Annually seniors from the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools will be awarded $500.00-$2500.00 scholarships in ‘Coach Hodges’ honor. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on academic performance and achievement in community service. JC Harmon students preferred.
Virginia E. Shinkle Scholarship
The Virginia E. Shinkle Scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded to two eligible high school seniors. The award is paid to the college of the student’s choice. Preference will be given for students interested in a career in Family and Consumer Science (FACS) (i.e. Professional Cooking, Child Care, Interior Design, Social Work).
Wyandotte Masonic Lodge #3 AF AM Scholarship
The Wyandotte Masonic Lodge #3 AF AM Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to two eligible high school seniors from each high school. To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, qualify for free or reduced lunch, and have a proven track record in community/extracurricular involvement and leadership. Please include details in your essay.
In addition, an endowment will help secure the Foundation’s work long term.