Wednesday, October 16, 2013

KCKCC Endowment Association Awards 143 Scholarships for Fall Semester

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- More students than ever before received scholarships from the Endowment Association this fall to attend Kansas City Kansas Community College.

KCKCC’s Endowment Association announced Tuesday that 143 scholarships were awarded for the fall 2013 semester. This represents more than $150,000 in scholarships to help students attend college. Of those scholarships, 10 percent of the students are from Leavenworth County. In addition, for the first time, students at the Technical Education Center were included among the scholarship recipients.

“We want to help as many students as we can,” said Patrick McCartney, director of the Endowment Association. “A lot of times, it is the scholarships that determine whether or not they can attend KCKCC.”

A majority of the scholarships that were awarded came in the form of the Frank and Doris Schlagle Scholarship.

The scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA and completes 100 percent of the courses taken.

Other scholarships the Endowment Association gives include the Assurant Employee Benefits Scholarship for students with disabilities, the Etta Blanche Smith Dahlgren Scholarship and the Gingrich Family Scholarship, among others.

All students who attend KCKCC are eligible to receive an Endowment Association scholarship. Preference is given to those who live in Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties and students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their high school or college coursework. They can also meet established standardized GED test scores.

In addition, students must be pursing an associate degree or certificate, including TEC students, from KCKCC. Along with the scholarship application, students must submit a one page essay describing their college/career plans. Individual scholarship might also have additional requirements, so students should check with the Endowment Association office to see what scholarships are available. Applications for fall 2014 scholarships are due June 1, 2014.

“We want to keep on increasing the number of applicants,” McCartney said. “This year we took care of almost everyone, and we had even more applicants than ever before.”

Interested students can apply for the scholarships online by visiting For more information on scholarships provided by the KCKCC Endowment Association, to obtain a scholarship application or for additional questions, call Dawanna Fangohr at 913-288-7675 or visit the Endowment Association Office.