Kansas City Kansas Community College’s BizFest Scholarship is awarded to participating KC BizFest Participants during their Junior or Senior year of High School.

KC BizFest, a Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative program, offers high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Greater Kansas City area an opportunity to learn a variety of life skills and business techniques. The majority of KC BizFest participants come from the emerging Latino Community but everyone is invited to apply. During a four-day intensive training seminar, KC BizFest focuses on helping students turn hobbies and skills into profit-making ventures, establish entrepreneurial and leadership goals, create plans for business and life, and become effective leaders and team players.

Kansas City Kansas Community College offers ten BizFest Scholarships a year to eligible prospective students.

Full-Time Students receive $1300 per semester of study, totaling $2600 per year attending.
Part-Time Students receive $650 per semester of study, totaling $1300 per year attending.

  • The scholarship will pay for a maximum of 66 credit hours
  • You must earn an Associate’s Degree or Technical Certification in five years

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Have successfully completed the KC BizFest program
  • Be eligible for graduation from High School
  • 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.

KCKCC BizFest Scholarship Application Process

If the above requirements are met, to be considered for the scholarship, the student must complete the following before the application deadline:

  • Apply for admission and provide a copy of an unofficial transcript
    • Complete Before applying for the KCKCC BizFest Scholarship
  • Enroll for the Fall Semester
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application and essay

Basic Eligibility Requirements to Continue KCKCC BizFest Scholarship Aid

The Scholarship funds received may pay for any retaken classes due to withdrawals and/or failing grades if a 2.5 GPA is maintained.

The KCKCC BizFest Scholarship Committee will guide and mentor all BizFest Scholars throughout their academic journey at KCKCC.

KCKCC’s BizFest Scholarship Committee

Gabriela Flores
Director of Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Engagement
Janel Sanders
Community Education Coordinator
Shai Perry
Art Gallery Coordinator
Erin Anderson
Financial Aid Coordinator
Nora Brown
Site Coordinator, Wyandotte High School / Downtown KCK