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Program makes $40M in scholarships available to KC-area students

Posted at 3:43 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 16:43:44-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — High school students in the Kansas City area could be eligible to participate in a new $40 million scholarship program, the University of Missouri – Columbia announced Monday.

The program ties into the KC Scholars program, which launched in 2016 and had already been providing scholarships for 500 students from the Kansas City area.

Monday’s announcement includes an additional contribution of $20 million, with MU and the University of Missouri system chipping in another $10 million each. The $40 million total hopes to provide an additional 800 scholarships.

The scholarships are worth $10,000 per year for a maximum of five years.

“This commitment will take our partnership with KC Scholars to a new level,” MU Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright said in a release. “KC Scholars works hard to provide financial assistance to students who want to attend college, and this partnership will ensure that even more students who qualify for KC Scholars will benefit from this important effort."