Kauffman Foundation Partners with Donnelly for New KC Scholars Program

Kauffman Foundation Partners with Donnelly for New KC Scholars Program

Donnelly College is a proud partner of the new Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's KC Scholars program. KC Scholars is a scholarship and college savings program that aims to help low and modest income students, as well as adult learners, complete college without the financial burden.

KC Scholars offers three scholarship opportunities – traditional, adult learners and college savings match. Donnelly College is one of 17 colleges and universities that partner with KC Scholars to accept recipients of these scholarships.

KC Scholars is the third college scholarship program the Kauffman Foundation has invested in, according to a Kansas City Star article. The Kauffman Foundation is investing $79 million through KC Scholars.

By the year 2020, two out of three jobs will require more than a high school diploma, according to the KC Scholars website. This program has been created to help close that gap and assist local students in achieving their academic goals by awarding 500 scholarships annually.

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. Applications can be submitted online beginning Jan. 2 - March 3, 2017. For more information about KC Scholars, visit kcscholars.org. For more information about applying to Donnelly College, visit www.donnelly.edu/admissions or email.