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Scholarships for Adult Learners

KC Scholars

The adult learner scholarship is given to students in the greater Kansas City area who have completed some college but don’t have a degree and earn low or modest incomes.

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Scholarships for Adult Learners

Applications for the early award cycle is open October 1 to November 19, 2021

Baker University has partnered with KC Scholars to offer scholarships to adult learners in the Kansas City area. The adult learner scholarship provides up to $5,000 a year, renewable for up to five years.

The program is designed for low- or modest-income students who have earned some college credits and plan to go back to school. They must be 24 or older at the time of college enrollment and reside in one of the following six counties: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte (Missouri), or Johnson and Wyandotte (Kansas). See the 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 to determine continued eligibility. They must also maintain continuous enrollment, either full time or part-time.

Early Award Cycle

Applications open Oct. 1, 2021.
Deadline to apply is Nov. 19, 2021.
Scholarships awarded in December 2021.
Funds will be available for fall 2022.

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General Award Cycle

Applications open Jan. 1, 2022.
Deadline to apply is Feb. 25, 2022.
Scholarships awarded in April 2022.
Funds will be available for fall 2022.

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Why Choose Baker?

Baker University is proud to be part of the KC Scholars’ Network of Colleges and Universities. Are you ready to take the next step toward earning your degree? Baker’s degree programs for adult learners are flexible and allow you to earn your degree while continuing to live your life. By taking one course at a time, meeting one night a week or online, you’ll dig deep into the material, really learn it, and use it immediately on the job.

Call or text us at 913.270.1307 or email to learn more.

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