Trend Talk 4

KC Scholars: Uncommon Results for Equitable Futures

Oct. 26 | 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Presented By

Dr. Angie Besendorfer and Natalie Lewis

Session Description

KC Scholars is achieving uncommon results with scholarship programs for low and modest income individuals in the Kansas City Metro. The program serves 6,069 scholars with 81% individuals of color in three scholarship programs. The first cohort of traditional scholarship awardees have a 94% annual persistence rate and a projected 70+% graduation rate for next spring. Learn about the this program as well as the exciting new endeavors for KC Scholars including short term pathways to jobs paying $45,000-$85,000 and the KC Talent Network.

The headshot of Angie Besendorfer. She has short blond hair, wears glasses, and is smiling. She is wearing a navy blazer and white shirt with a pearl necklace in front of some lovely pink flowers.

Dr. Angie Besendorfer

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KC Scholars

Natalie Lewis

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KC Scholars