Scholarship & College Savings Match

KC Scholars is a scholarship and college savings program for low- to moderate-income students living in the greater Kansas City area. It was developed with input and guidance from more than 70 community members.

Traditional Scholarship for 11th Graders

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 $20,500 per year.

Students are required to maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average and complete certain graduation requirements their senior year of high school in order to receive the scholarship the first year of college. Students must enroll in college full time beginning the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.

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 full list of requirements.

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. Each year, up to 500 students selected through the application process will receive $50 in a 529 College Savings Plan. Out of those 500 9th graders, 50 will be selected to be in the four-to-one match and incentives program in which a student can earn up to $7,000 paid toward college.

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.


Why Choose Baker?

Baker University is proud to be part of the KC Scholars’ Network of Colleges and Universities. Our academic reputation is built on our liberal arts tradition and professors who challenge students while giving them the tools to rise to new heights. We offer more than 40 areas of study and encourage students to explore unique educational experiences through internships, study abroad, and research opportunities. With more than 75 student activities and organizations from which to choose, students have no trouble finding their niche. At Baker, every person matters and everyone is connected. Students either learn together, play together, or live together, and in many cases, it’s all three. LEARN MORE

Application Process

Applications open on Jan. 1, 2020. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2020.  Scholarships will be awarded in May 2020.


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785.594.8325 | fax: 785.594.8353

618 Eighth St.
Baldwin City, KS 66006

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