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The KCC Foundation continues to accept scholarship applications for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.  All applications to be submitted online.

Click the “Apply for Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 Scholarships!” button above to access the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 scholarship application. The priority deadline for most scholarship opportunities was March 1, 2023, with an extended application deadline of July 31, 2023 for a limited amount of opportunities. Those who applied by March 1 can expect to be notified by email of their scholarship status by early May. For applications received after March 1, notifications will be emailed by August 31.

Transfer scholarship applications for students graduating in the 2022-2023 academic year (or have 30 or more credit hours from KCC) and plan to transfer to a four-year college/university were due on April 1, 2023. This application has now closed.

All award notifications will be sent to students’ KCC email addresses.

Whether you are working toward an associate degree, certificate or transfer credits, KCC offers programs and scholarships designed to help you succeed. The majority of scholarship funds are awarded during the spring prior to the start of a new academic year.  Therefore funds may be limited or not available for summer semester or at other times in the year.

A variety of scholarships are available through the KCC Foundation to all students based on financial need, academic achievement and/or field of study. These scholarships are funded by generous contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations. Scholarships provide varying amounts of financial support.

Please note: Scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, books and/or required course supplies*. Scholarships cannot be used at a different college or university**. Unused awards will not be refunded to students. Dependents of KCC employees are not eligible for Gold Key, Board of Trustees or Field of Study/General Scholarships**.

* Some scholarships may have additional restrictions. **Transfer scholarships are an exception.

KCC Foundation scholarships include:

Additional Scholarship Information

Scholarship Application Process

To apply for a scholarship, you may:

  • Be a new or returning student
  • Be a graduating KCC student in the year of application
  • Be a full-time or part-time student
  • Reside in or out of district
  • Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (while this is highly encouraged, it is not required to apply for KCC Foundation scholarships)

To apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • Have officially graduated from high school, home school or obtained a GED in the year of application or be officially graduating from high school, home school or obtaining a GED in the year of application.
  • Have an admission application on file with the KCC Admissions Office (be sure to allow the Admissions Office a few days to process). A KCC username and password is required to submit a scholarship application. Please note: If you are currently a dual-enrolled student, you will still need to apply for admission to KCC.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (some scholarships require a GPA higher than 2.0).
    • If you have below a 2.0 GPA, you may be considered for scholarships if you have a letter of recommendation from a KCC faculty member, counselor or financial aid staff member.

Here is the application process:

  • Visit Academic Works to complete a General Application, The scholarship programs are competitive.
  • When finished filling out the application, click submit at the bottom and make sure your application is complete. This will submit your application for consideration for all the scholarship opportunities you are eligible for.
  • Click the “Opportunities” tab at the top of the page and see if there are any additional recommended scholarship applications. If there are, complete those additional questions to be considered for specific scholarships.

Changes to Existing KCC Foundation Scholarship

If you have received a KCC Foundation scholarship for the current academic year and need to request a change to your scholarship, please follow these steps:

  • Access the Etrive Forms by going into the KCC portal and clicking EForms and then select Forms.
  • To update the KCC Foundation on a change in your status (full time to part time, part time to full time, or a change of your program of study) complete the form “FND – Request for Change in Status”
  • To request that your scholarship be changed to first-dollar (meaning it will pay out before other aid), complete the form “FND – Request First Dollar Scholarship”
  • To shift your scholarship from one semester to another (can only be done within one academic year: Fall-Spring-Summer), complete the form “FND – Application to Transfer Scholarship.”

Please note: not all requests can be granted. Monitor your KCC email to see if your request has been approved or denied.

The KCC Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other restricting classification in its application process.