Scholarship & College Savings Match
The program is designed for low- or modest-income students who live in one of the following six counties: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte (Missouri), or Johnson and Wyandotte (Kansas). See the full list of requirements.
This traditional college scholarship awards up to $10,000 per year for up to five years. It is available to 11th graders and will be awarded directly to the college or university of enrollment. In addition to your KC Scholars Scholarship, Baker is excited to offer you an additional award, which could be from $12,500 to $22,000 per year.
Students are required to maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average and complete certain graduation requirements in their senior year of high school in order to receive the scholarship in the first year of college. Students must enroll in college full time beginning the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
To remain eligible once enrolled in college, students must meet minimum annual requirements and complete a short renewal application each year.
College Savings Account/Match for 9th Graders
This college savings match program is available to 9th graders and is a one-time award. Up to 250 students selected through the application process will receive $50 in a 529 College Savings Plan. All 250 9th graders selected will be eligible for a 1:1 match of up to $1,000 and an additional $400 of incentives. This is one time award..
Students must enroll in college full-time beginning the fall immediately following high school graduation. The college savings match and incentives funds will be sent directly to the college or university.