NKC Schools Scholarships

Please see each 2020 application - available in Word and PDF formats - for specific criteria and deadline information. Since 2004, the Education Foundation has awarded 655 scholarships totaling nearly $600,000. To view a list of 2019 scholarship winners, click here. 

To assist with the transition to an e-learning environment, the Education Foundation has delayed most scholarship deadlines by one week. You may submit scholarships via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail them to: NKC Schools Education Foundation, 2000 NE 46th Street, Kansas City, MO 64116. 

If sending electronically, please submit one scholarship per email, with your name and the scholarship’s name in the subject line. For now, we will forego requiring student or parent signatures on applications. The Education Foundation can request transcripts and test scores from high school registrars if needed.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 816-321-5550 if you have questions.

A. Catherine Anderson Fashion Design Scholarship

Winnetonka High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 1, 2020

This $1,000 scholarship will benefit a Winnetonka senior who plans to pursue a two-or four-year degree at an accredited institution in Missouri or at an institution known for its fashion design program. Financial need also will be taken into consideration when selecting a recipient.

Alice & Elmer Black Vocational Training Scholarships

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

Two $1,000 scholarships will assist students who plan to pursue vocational training, including the construction trades, culinary arts, cosmetology, automotive technology, agriculture, landscaping, nursing and other certifications.

AMC Graphics Scholarship

Winnetonka High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

The Winnetonka Booster Club selects an annual recipient for a scholarship provided by local businessman Chuck Campobasso of AMC Graphics.

Bill & Ann Grace Scholarship

Oak Park High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 10, 2020

This $500 scholarship honors former Vocal Music Director Bill Grace and his wife Ann, who passed away in 2019. It is awarded to an Oak Park student who has participated in vocal music.

Bill Overbey Future Educator Scholarship

Oak Park High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 7, 2020

For over three decades, Mr. Overbey coached, taught, counseled and positively influenced thousands of students. This memorial scholarship assists current Oak Park students who wish to follow in his footsteps.

Blair Family Traditions Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 2, 2020

Established by Allen and Libby Blair, this scholarship will be awarded to a senior who upholds the traditions set by their children – Amy, Catherine and David, proud graduates of North Kansas City High School.

Buddie Butterfield Hornet Golf Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 7, 2020

Members of the North Kansas City High School boys and girls golf teams are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship established in memory of Buddie Butterfield, a 1951 graduate.

Carol L. Stockton Music Education Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 1, 2020

This $1,000 scholarship was established in memory of Carol Lynn Stockton, a former music teacher for North Kansas City Schools.  It provides a scholarship for a student who is graduating or has graduated from the district, and is pursuing a degree in music education.

Chris Bartholomew Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 7, 2020

A $1,000 scholarship is given in memory of Chris Bartholomew, a 2004 graduate of North Kansas City High School. Applicants must participate in a sport and plan to pursue a degree in criminal justice.

Construction Team Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 7, 2020

This $750 scholarship will assist graduates who plan to pursue a career in any of the following construction trades: plumber, electrician, mason, iron worker, carpenter, draftsman and HVAC technician.

Cummings Family Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 7, 2020

Established by the family of Dr. Tom Cummings, former superintendent of North Kansas City Schools, this $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has participated in orchestra for at least two years.

Darin Martinez Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 10, 2020

This $500 scholarship honors the memory of Darin Martinez, an English teacher at North Kansas City High School who was loved by both his students and his colleagues. It will assist a graduating senior who shows strength of character, perseverance, a solid work ethic and the ability to give it his/her all, even in the face of adversity.

Delta Kappa Gamma Future Teacher Scholarship

All High Schools
DEADLINE PASSED

The Women’s Educator Society of Delta Kappa Gamma will provide one $750 scholarship to a grading senior who pursues a degree in education.

Don & Pamela Davison Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

This scholarship honors Don and Pamela Davison and their lifelong dedication to education. It will assist a North Kansas City Schools graduate who plans to pursue a degree in elementary education.

Education Foundation Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

These $1,000 scholarships were established for dependents of North Kansas City Schools employees. At least two are awarded annually to graduating seniors who display exemplary involvement in their schools and communities. Applicants are NOT required to attend North Kansas City Schools.

Finish Strong Scholarship

All High Schools
DEADLINE PASSED

The Darrel Bland Sertoma Club of North Kansas City provides at least two $1,000 scholarships to district seniors who demonstrate a critical financial need and a commitment to academics and community service.

Gary Pinkel GP MADE Foundation Scholarships

All High Schools
DEADLINE PASSED

Former Mizzou Football Coach Gary Pinkel and his foundation will award a $2,000 renewable scholarship to a graduating senior from each district high school. Recipients must plan to attend a university, college or trade school in Missouri and demonstrate good character, a financial need and a motivation to succeed.

Gary W. Sparks Memorial Scholarship

Staley High School
DEADLINE PASSED

This $300 scholarship is awarded annually to a Staley senior volleyball athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of faith, family and friendship.

Heather Reed-Flynn Journalism Scholarship

Oak Park High School
DEADLINE PASSED

The Oak Park Journalism Department has always encouraged students to record the news, stories, and history of the school. This scholarship recognizes its most outstanding scholastic journalists.

Janet Stevens Art Education Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

This $1,000 scholarship was established in memory of Janet Stevens, who taught art in the district for more than 30 years and also served as visual arts coordinator. Applicants must plan to pursue a degree in art education.

JJK Friendship Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 8, 2020

A senior from each district high school will receive a $500 JJK Friendship Scholarship. It honors the memory of Jason, Jeff and Kyle, three Oak Park graduates and friends who died in a car accident on April 1, 2001.

Jo Anne Baker Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 7, 2020

A $500 scholarship honors the memory of Jo Anne Baker, who was an essential part of Oakwood Manor Elementary School since 1959. It is awarded to a district graduate who attended Oakwood Manor.

Joe Crouthers Wrestling Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 7, 2020

Members of the first wrestling teams at North Kansas City High School have established this $2,500 scholarship in honor of Coach Joe Crouthers who became the primary promoter of wrestling in Missouri beyond the St. Louis area.

Joy H. Browne Music Education Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 1, 2020

A $500 scholarship honors the memory of Joy Browne, who served as the district’s elementary music supervisor from 1971 to 1986. Applicants must plan to pursue a degree in music education.

Kauk Family Healthcare Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

The Kauk Family established this $1,000 scholarship for a student who plans to pursue a career in healthcare and who demonstrates a financial need and ability to overcome an obstacle to be successful.

Leo's Buddy Scholarship

Oak Park High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 1, 2020

This scholarship was established in memory of Leo Scott, a 1975 graduate of Oak Park known for his positive attitude, genuine personality and smile. It is intended to inspire Oak Park graduates to further their post-secondary education and mentor others through community involvement and paying it forward.

Loy Perkins Jr. Memorial Math Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

This $1,500 scholarships honors Loy Perkins Jr., a former math teacher at North Kansas City High School. It will benefit a graduating senior who has demonstrated an aptitude for math, as well as a financial need.

N2Sports Scholarships - Broadcast & Marketing

All High Schools
DEADLINE PASSED

N2Sports provides students with a hands-on, authentic career-based experience to better prepare them to work in sports marketing, broadcast sports journalism, media production and communications. There are two scholarships: one for students involved in broadcasting and the other for students involved in marketing N2Sports.

Nancy Richards Scholarship

Winnetonka High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

This scholarship was established in memory of Nancy Richards, a longtime Communication Arts teacher at Winnetonka High School whose passion was teaching mythology. It will assist Winnetonka graduates who have shown significant growth in Communication Arts during their high school careers.

Northland Festivals Skilled Trades Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

Many floats in the Snake Saturday Parade are constructed by individuals with trade skills. This $1,000 scholarship will assist a student who plans to pursue a career as a carpenter, iron worker, mason, plumber, electrician, draftsman or HVAC technician.

Northtown Class Of 1952 Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: March 31, 2020

Members of the Class of 1952 established this $500 scholarship in grateful appreciation for the outstanding education they received at Northtown. It is awarded to a student who plans to attend a two-year college or trade school.

Oak Park Alumni Scholarship

Oak Park High School
NEW DEADLINE: March 31, 2020

The Alumni Association awards a scholarship to the son or daughter of an Oak Park graduate who has maintained a 3.4 GPA or higher and who is active in school and/or community activities.

Oak Park Future Teacher Scholarship

Oak Park High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 17, 2020

Members of the Oak Park faculty present this scholarship to a senior who plans to become a teacher.

Oak Park Theatre Scholarship

Oak Park High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 10, 2020

The Theatre Department will award up to four scholarships annually based on overall service to the department, academic achievement and written essays.

Paul E. Webb Memorial Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 7, 2020

Established in memory of 1949 Alum and Hall of Fame member Paul E. Webb, this $500 scholarship will assist a student who plans to pursue a career in fire science, criminal justice or emergency medical services.

Raedele Sissom Scholarship

Winnetonka High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

This scholarship was established in memory of Raedele, a member of Winnetonka’s first graduating class in 1972. A $1,000 scholarship is presented annually to a senior who has a physical disability or who plans to pursue a career that assists people with physical disabilities.

R.B. Doolin Scholarship

All High Schools
DEADLINE PASSED

The North Kansas City PTA Council partners with the Education Foundation to provide scholarships at each of the district’s four high schools. At North Kansas City High School, two additional Lions Club Scholarships are awarded to R. B. Doolin applicants.

Robert L. Dameron Memorial Scholarship

Oak Park High School
NEW DEADLINE: March 31, 2020

The family and friends of 1969 Oak Park alum Bob Dameron established this memorial scholarship honoring his will to excel in academics and sports while in school and throughout his life. Two $1,500 scholarships go to seniors who also demonstrate a drive and determination to be successful.

Snake Saturday Scholarship

All High Schools
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

These $2,000 scholarships were established for district students who have shown a unique dedication to community service and volunteerism.

Staley Class of 2013 Legacy Scholarship

Staley High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 10, 2020

This scholarship provides financial assistance to a Staley graduate who will be a full-time student at an institution of higher learning and who has been involved in school and community service. 

Staley Journalism Scholarship

Staley High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 10, 2020

The Staley Journalism Scholarship recognizes outstanding scholastic journalists who have done an exceptional job of recording the news, stories and history of the high school.

Stuart Hunt Family Athletic Leadership Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

Established by Stuart Hunt, this $1,000 scholarship will assist a senior who has shown outstanding leadership and sportsmanship qualities while participating in high school athletics..

Sue and Bill Woods Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
DEADLINE PASSED

Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Sue and Bill Woods, longtime Northland residents, business owners and supporters of North Kansas City Schools.

Theresa Moore (Johannes) Scholarship

Winnetonka High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 1, 2020

This $500 scholarship was established in memory of Theresa, Winnetonka’s first homecoming queen. It is awarded to a female graduate who plans to major in math or a related field.

Vicki Barmann SOAR Memorial Scholarship

Staley High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 10, 2020

Members of the faculty and staff present two college scholarships – one to a male senior and one to a female senior who exemplify Staley High School’s Core Values of Service, Ownership, Achievement and Respect.

Winnetonka Class Award for Freshmen

Winnetonka High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 17, 2020

Established by Ed Moore, this $500 award encourages Winnetonka freshmen to think about the future and what they plan to do following high school. Students are eligible to apply for an additional $500 during their sophomore and junior years.

Winnetonka Class Award for Sophomores

Winnetonka High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 17, 2020

Established by Ed Moore, this $500 award continues to encourage Winnetonka sophomores to think about the future and practice the process of applying for college scholarships. Students may reapply during their junior year.

Winnetonka Class Award for Juniors

Winnetonka High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 17, 2020

Established by Ed Moore, this $500 award inspires Winnetonka juniors to think about their future careers and gives them even more practice in applying for college scholarships prior to their senior year of high school. 

Winnetonka Visionary Award

Winnetonka High School
NEW DEADLINE: March 31, 2020

The Winnetonka Visionary Award was established to provide financial aid to graduates with a vision for making an impact on the world around them.  It specifically recognizes a graduate’s: 1) dedication to improving his or her  local, national, and/or global communities; 2) strong character; and 3) high academic performance and desire to learn.

Woodson Moore Scholarship

North Kansas City High School
NEW DEADLINE: April 3, 2020

This $500 memorial scholarship was established by the family, friends and former colleagues of Woodson Moore, who taught accounting and business at North Kansas City High School for 32 years. It will assist a Northtown graduate who plans to pursue a degree in business or education.

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