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.

Dr. Angie Besendorfer


Natalie Lewis