BizFest Scholarship

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Have successfully completed the KC BizFest program;
  • Be eligible for graduation from a Kansas high school in May 2019;
  • Be Kansas in-state tuition eligible.

Persons without lawful immigration status, including students with “Deferred Action Status,” must have signed and filed a “KCKCC HB 2145 Affidavit” form;

  • Have attended an accredited Kansas high school for three or more years and;
  • Have either graduated from an accredited Kansas high school or earned a GED issued in Kansas

If the above requirements are met, to be considered for the scholarship, the student must complete the following before May 1, 2019:

  • Apply for admission and provide a copy of an unofficial transcript;
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application and essay
  • Take the COMPASS placement exam and receive a minimum score of 75.

If the applicant is offered and accepts the scholarship, he/she must:

  • Provide an official post-graduation high school transcript with graduation date;
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA enrolled “full-time” (12 credit-hour minimum) or “part-time” (6 credit-hour minimum) to continue on  the KCKCC-BizFest scholarship;
  • Full-time students will receive $1,000 per semester of study, and
  • Part-time students will receive $500 per semester of study;
  • Must maintain continuous enrollment (except summers) to be eligible for scholarship;
    The scholarship will pay for a maximum of 66 credit hours;
  • Complete the Associate’s Degree/Technical Certification within five years;
  • Pay for any retaken classes due to withdrawals and/or failing grades;
  • Be an active member of a KCKCC student organization and/or other approved organizations;
  • Be mentored by a current KCKCC-BizFest Scholarship student, an approved internal KCKCC mentor, and/or a KC BizFest Steering Committee member.

Eligibility Documents

KCKCC-BizFest Scholarship Info - Eligibility

KCKCC-BizFest Scholarship Info - Eligibility (Spanish)


Download the scholarship PDF fill out the form and mail with supporting documentation to KCKCC.

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