Deadline:
Deadline: 
June 15

Value of Scholarship:
Up to $5,000 per calendar year.

Level Of Study: Bachelor Degree


The purpose of the Dr. Risdon Memorial Development Award shall be to provide scholarships to parents who desire to attend or are currently attending a college or vocational school, either part or full time, to pursue an education in the field of nursing.

Eligibility: 

The students eligible for assistance shall meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area to include Lawrence, Kansas and Leavenworth, KS; 
  • Be a single parent with dependents under the age 18 years old; and
  • Be currently enrolled or an applicant at an accredited nursing program in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, as previously defined.

A scholarship award may be renewable based on re-application and continued successful development. 

Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in equal payments in August and January.

How to apply:

  1. Visit the Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal.
  2. The portal finds scholarship opportunities that are relevant to you.
  3. Register or Sign In (first timers should ignore the deadline stated in Dashboard).
  4. Click Complete Application.
  5. Submit your qualification questions and general application.
  6. The Dashboard will show a list of scholarships for which you are eligible.
  7. Click Complete Follow-Up for each scholarship you are matched to.
  8. Submit the Follow-Up Application to be considered for the above scholarship.
Amount: 
Up to $5,000 per calendar year.
Deadline: 
June 15
Contact: 
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (scholarships@growyourgiving.org)




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