The Marvin Brooks Educational Fund continues Marvin Brooks dream of compassionate service to others through education. He devoted his life to education as a teacher, principal and leader in the Kansas City, Missouri School District.
Mr. Brooks was the first African American graduate of Park College in 1952. He was a Fullbright Exchange Teacher at Fryerns School in Basildon England and Director of Secondary Education of the Kansas City, Missouri School District. Mr. Brooks was a life member of NAACP, founding member of Kansas City Consensus and Co-Chair of its Race Relations Task Force, and a member of the Boards of the Charlie Parker Memorial Foundation and the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime.
The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from high schools in Jackson County, Missouri, who intend to further their education at a two-year or four-year college or university or technical school.
- Graduating seniors from a high school in Jackson County, Missouri
- Must plan to further their education at a two-year or four-year college or university or technical school;
- Must demonstrate financial need; and
- Must demonstrate academic progress on their transcripts showing a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Scholarships will be supplemental for students who have already earned other scholarships. Students must submit a scholarship application on a form provided by the Community Foundation.
Previous Marvin Brooks Educational Fund Scholarship recipients may reapply.
How to apply:
- Click here to access the application.
- Create a new AwardSpring user account or login.
- Complete all APPLICATION sections.
- You will be matched to the scholarship(s) you are eligible for based on your answers to the QUALIFICATION QUESTIONS.
- Complete all FOLLOW-UP questions in the AwardSpring DASHBOARD.