Graduating seniors may take advantage of several scholarship opportunities through the Education Foundation. Some are open to students who attend any one of the district’s four high schools, while others are school-specific. Click on each scholarship name to view selection criteria and to obtain an application. Word documents for each scholarship appear below.
(Applications are available beginning in December with varying deadlines.)
Education Foundation Scholarships
These $1,000 scholarships were established for dependents of North Kansas City Schools employees. At least two are awarded annually to graduating seniors who display exemplary involvement in their schools and communities. Applicants are NOT required to attend North Kansas City Schools.
Chris Bartholomew Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship is given in memory of Chris Bartholomew, a 2004 graduate of North Kansas City High School. Applicants must participate in a sport and plan to pursue a degree in criminal justice.
Finish Strong Scholarships
The Darrel Bland Sertoma Club of North Kansas City provides two $1,000 scholarships to district seniors who demonstrate a critical financial need and a commitment to academics and community service.
Janet Stevens Art Education Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship was established in memory of Janet Stevens, who taught art in the district for more than 30 years and also served as visual arts coordinator. Applicants must plan to pursue a degree in art education.
Joy H. Browne Music Education Scholarship
A $500 scholarship honors the memory of Joy Browne, who served as the district’s elementary music supervisor from 1971 to 1986. Applicants must plan to pursue a degree in music education.
R. B. Doolin Scholarships
The North Kansas City PTA Council is partnering with the Education Foundation to provide three $500 scholarships at each of the district’s four high schools. Members of the selection committee consider financial need first, followed by a student’s GPA. At North Kansas City High School, two additional $750 Lions Club Scholarships are awarded to R. B.. Doolin applicants.
Vicki Baker Scholarships (There is at least one recipient at each district high school.)
These scholarships of $2,500 and $1,000 help financially disadvantaged students who have overcome adversity to be successful in school. Applicants must plan to graduate from one of the district’s four high schools.
(Applications are available beginning in December on this website and from each high school’s website and Counseling Center.)
Byron & Nancy Moats Memorial Scholarship (Oak Park)
This $500 scholarship honors the memory of Oak Park teacher Byron Moats and his wife, Nancy. It is awarded to a graduate who plans to pursue a degree in Education, Special Education or English.
Nancy Richards Scholarship (Winnetonka)
This scholarship was established in memory of Nancy Richards, a longtime Communication Arts teacher at Winnetonka High School whose passion was teaching mythology. It will assist Winnetonka graduates who have shown significant growth in Communication Arts during their high school careers.
Oak Park Future Teacher Scholarship (Oak Park)
Members of the Oak Park faculty present this $1,000 scholarship to a senior who plans to become a teacher.
Raedele Sissom Scholarship (Winnetonka)
This scholarship was established in memory of Raedele, a member of Winnetonka first graduating class in 1972. She lost one of her legs to bone cancer in 1965 and finally succumbed to the disease in 1975. A $1,000 scholarship is presented annually to a Winnetonka senior who has a physical disability or who plans to pursue a career that assists people with physical disabilities.
Robert L. Dameron Memorial Scholarship (Oak Park)
The family and friends of 1969 Oak Park alum Bob Dameron established this memorial scholarship honoring his will to excel in academics and sports while in school and throughout his life. This $1,500 scholarship goes to a senior who also demonstrates a drive and determination to be successful.
Staley SOAR Scholarship (Staley)
Members of the faculty and staff present two college scholarships – one to a male senior and one to a female senior who exemplify Staley High School’s Core Values of Service, Ownership, Achievement and Respect. Click on the scholarship name to access the online application.
Sue & Bill Woods Scholarship (North Kansas City High School)
Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Sue and Bill Woods, longtime Northland residents, business owners and supporters of North Kansas City Schools. Sue, in particular, was a strong advocate of public education. This scholarship is award based on GPA and financial need.
Theresa Moore (Johannes) Scholarship (Winnetonka)
This $500 scholarship was established in memory of Theresa, Winnetonka’s first homecoming queen. It is awarded to a female graduate who plans to major in math or a related field.
Woodson Moore Scholarship (North Kansas City High School)
This $500 memorial scholarship was established by the family, friends and former colleagues of Woodson Moore, who taught accounting and business at North Kansas City High School for 32 years. It will assist a Northtown graduate who plans to pursue a degree in business or education.
The Education Foundation partners with several donors who provide scholarships for students of North Kansas City Schools. This allows the donors to make tax-deductible contributions for the scholarships they support. These can be one-time or ongoing scholarships. The Education Foundation welcomes the opportunity to work with donors to establish new district-wide or school-specific scholarships and help them manage the scholarship process.
To learn more about scholarship opportunities through the Education Foundation, please contact Jan Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 413-5004.