This fund was established by the Black Community Fund Board of Directors to provide scholarship support to African-American students from the Greater Kansas City area seeking educational advancement through a college or university degree or accredited certificate program in areas and fields determined by the Black Community Fund Board of Directors.
This is a highly competitive opportunity. BCF receives well over 100 applications annually. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following:
The students eligible for assistance shall be of African-American heritage and, at the time of application, reside in the six (6) county Kansas City metropolitan area (Jackson, Platte, Clay and Cass counties in Missouri, Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas).
The student must be a graduating high school senior, a current college student, or an adult seeking educational or career advancement through an accredited degree or certification program at a two or four year college and/or nonprofit technical school. The 2016/2017 scholarships will give priority to students pursuing degrees in the fields of Healthcare, Education, Youth Development, Liberal and Performing Arts or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
By accepting the scholarship, the awardee agrees to perform 16 hours of community service within the year with an organization mutually approved by the student and the Black Community Fund Board of Directors.
Consideration will be given to the student’s academic and civic performance, community service record and essay quality.
Student must continue to attend classes regularly and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average (or equivalent).
Qualified applicants (see above) should submit a scholarship application, with all necessary attachments, on the Black Community Scholarship Fund form which is available through school academic counselors or the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.
Decisions are made at the sole discretion of the Black Community Fund Board of Directors or its designees.
Previous recipients of a BCF scholarship may reapply through this process.
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.