College can be affordable, especially at Donnelly! At Donnelly, we are committed to helping you receive plenty of financial aid and to making the process as simple as possible.

To apply for scholarships/grants at Donnelly:

  1. Complete the admissions application
  2. Complete the scholarship/grant application - 30+ Scholarship opportunities on one application!

Note: Priority deadline for all 2019 -20 scholarships is February 1, 2019 

Note: Total institutional scholarship amount cannot exceed total tuition and fees. Check with Financial Aid for more information.

Complete list of scholarship opportunities can be found here.

Presidential Scholarship

Merit-based award covers 100% of tuition and fees


  • 3.5 cumulative high school GPA
  • Minimum 24 on ACT or Donnelly placement test equivalent
  • Renewable up to 4 semesters with a 3.25 college GPA 
  • Limit of 5 new recipients per year

Henry W. Bloch Scholarship

Merit-based award covers 100% of tuition and fees for up to six semesters at Donnelly College and then upon transfer to UMKC, 100% of tuition for up to six semesters. 


  • U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident
  • Must live in Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Must be eligible for the Pell Grant
  • Have not earned more than 30 credit hours
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 
  • Must be pursuing an Associates of Arts degree from Donnelly College 
  • Must provide transcripts, supplemental essay, and two letters of recommendation

Learn more about the Henry W. Bloch Scholarship. 

Sister Jerome Scholarship

Merit-based award covers 75% of tuition and fees


  • 3.25 cumulative high school GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Renewable up to 4 semesters with a 3.25 college GPA
  • Limit of 5 new recipients per year

Bishop Donnelly Scholarship

Merit-based award covers 50% of tuition and fees


  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA
  • Completion of FAFSA by March 1st
  • Renewable up to 4 semesters with a 3.25 college GPA
  • Limit of 5 new recipients per year

Catholic High School Award

$1,000 per semester


  • Provide an official transcript from an accredited Catholic high school
  • Maintain full-time enrollment status
  • Renewable up to 8 semesters (excludes summer)

Heartland College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Grant

Merit-based award of $1,650 per semester plus first year academic and social support and loaner laptop.


  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Be identified as a current or former migrant (Definition: Student has, or has at least one immediate family member who has, spent a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months as a migrant or seasonal farmworker; or is eligible to participate, or has participated, in a Migrant Education Program or the National Farmworkers Jobs Programs)
  • Enroll as a full-time student with freshman status
  • Commit to participate in all required Heartland CAMP services and activities
  • Renewable up to 2 semesters (excluding summer)

National Science Foundation STEM Scholarship 

Need-based renewable award of $2,000/semester


  • US citizen, nationals of the US, aliens admitted as refugees, or permanent residents
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or an Associate degrees with emphasis in Information Technology, Math or Natural Science
  • Renewable each semester through graduation as long as you maintain a 3.0 GPA in STEM courses
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA overall or a STEM GPA of at least 2.5 from high school or transfer institution
  • Students receiving scholarship support must maintain full-time student status (minimum 12 credit hours per semester and participate in all required Project S4 activities
  • Both incoming freshmen and transfer students may qualify; associate degree students must be incoming freshmen
  • Demonstrated financial needs as defined for undergraduate students by the FAFSA

Learn more here. 

BizFest Scholarship

Merit-based award of $2,000 per semester


  • 3.5 cumulative high school GPA
  • Participation in BizFest (certificate required)
  • Minimum 18 on ACT or Donnelly placement test equivalent
  • Award is renewable with a 3.25 college GPA
  • Limit of 4 new recipients per year

Endowed Scholarships

More than 25 need, merit, and criteria-based scholarship opportunities of different award amounts

Scholarships have various selection criteria that may include:

  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • Course of study
  • Ethnicity
  • Residency
  • Religious affiliation

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Note the scholarship-specific application processes and deadlines

Student Support Services (TRIO) Grant Aid Award

Limited to current students only; based on availability.


  • Pell Grant eligible (determined by FAFASA)
  • First-generation college student and/or financial need
  • GPA above 2.0 and in academic good standing

How to apply:

Submit completed application to Mary Pflanz in room 211b

Deadline: April 15 for fall semester; November 15 for spring semester

IME Becas Scholarship (Mexican Consulate)

Awarded annually based on availability


  • Mexican citizenship or heritage
  • Financial need 
  • GPA above 2.0 and in academic good standing
  • Recipients must submit written testimony of scholarship impact

How to apply:
Complete Donnelly's online scholarship application and note IME Becas

July 15 for fall semester; December 15 for spring semester (if funds remain)

KC Scholars

Whether you're a high school student or adult learner who is looking to continue your education, you may be eligible to apply for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's new KC Scholars program and attend Donnelly College.

KC Scholars is available to low and modest income students living in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

Donnelly College will accept these two scholarships from the KC Scholars Program:

Traditional Scholarship

  • applications submitted by students in their 11th grade year 
  • awarded up to $10,000 per year, renewable up to five years 
  • must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher 

Adult Learner

  • must be age 24 or older 
  • awarded up to $5,000 per year, renewable up to five years 

Applications can be submitted online. For more information about KC Scholars, visit

Learn more about KC Scholars. 

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