10th Anniversary KC Appreciation Scholarship

The 10th Anniversary KC Appreciation Scholarship opportunity is Grantham University’s way of commemorating its 10-year anniversary of relocating to the Kansas City metro area, and the warm welcome and support it received following the University’s move from Slidell, Louisiana, as a result of the Hurricane Katrina devastation.

The scholarship is a one-time, full scholarship for a resident of the Kansas City metropolitan area to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate, valued up to $38,600* (inclusive of tuition, textbooks, software and fees). The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a solid commitment to selflessly serving the Kansas City community and who meets the following eligibility requirements.

Initial eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be a resident of the Kansas City metropolitan area, of one of the following counties: Carroll, Caldwell, Clinton, Lafayette, Johnson, Ray, Clay, Platte, Jackson, Cass, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Miami, Jefferson, Douglas, Franklin. Official proof of residency must be supplied with application. Two of the following items must be provided:
    • A current utility bill (gas, electric, telephone or cable) that shows your name and address, sent to you via mail or electronically, and dated within the previous 30 days.
    • Bank account statement.
    • Proof of Kansas City employment (pay stubs)
    • Rental or home mortgage agreement
  • Applicants must meet Grantham University’s minimum admissions requirements
  • Applicants must meet any special program admissions requirements
  • Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a Grantham University degree program
  • Applicants who are current students must be in good academic standing and be free of any financial holds on their account
  • Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application and all required materials by the published application deadline
  • Applicants must complete a 1500-word essay on: “The benefits of higher education in helping me serve and be a strong contributor to bettering the Kansas City community.”

Continuing eligibility requirements

  • Scholarship recipient must begin studies at Grantham University within six months following award of the scholarship
  • Scholarship recipient must maintain good academic standing**
  • Scholarship recipient must remain continuously enrolled**

Authorization for a degree change must receive prior approval from the Grantham University Scholarship committee.

Selection criteria

The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Grantham University Scholarship Committee based on the following criteria:

  • The applicant must meet all initial eligibility requirements
  • Quality of the essay
  • Does the content properly address the essay question
  • Organization of ideas
  • Proper formatting, grammar, spelling and other writing mechanics

As a condition of accepting the scholarship, each applicant will be asked to grant permission to Grantham University to release information contained in the scholarship application to the news media in the event that he or she is awarded a scholarship as part of the 10th Anniversary KC Appreciation Scholarship. Additionally, the scholarship recipient must provide a biography and photo for use by Grantham University. Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee’s decision via email approximately 30 days after the scholarship application deadline. Following receipt of the Scholarship Committee’s decision, the chosen recipient must respond to the Committee within 30 days indicating his or her intent to accept the scholarship.  Should the chosen recipient fail to timely respond to the Committee, the scholarship will be awarded to the next highest qualifying applicant. 

Application Closed

Application opens: August 24, 2015 EST
Application deadline: October 31, 2015 @ 11:59 PM EST

* Estimate based on current tuition rates
**As defined in the Grantham University Catalog

NOTES:
This scholarship is not transferrable to another individual or to another institution other than Grantham University.
The scholarship will only cover the costs of tuition for courses, textbooks, software and fees required for the recipient’s chosen degree program. Courses outside of the degree program may be taken, but at the expense of the scholarship recipient. The Grantham University Scholarship Committee reserves the right not to award the scholarship if there is not a qualified applicant.