“We partnered with KC Scholars for the second year in a row to place shared billboards across the metro area to highlight our ongoing, close relationship with this amazing organization,” Vice Chancellor Anne Hartung Spenner said. “Many scholars each year choose UMKC as their university of choice. We are proud of that and proud to work with an organization whose mission and core values so closely align with ours.”  

Kansas City Scholars is a not-for-profit that provides the means – through scholarships, financial incentives to promote college savings, and support services – for low- and modest-income students to attend college. The goal is to increase the college completion rate for low- and modest- income students and adult learners across their six-county, bi-state service region. KC Scholars provides the opportunity for college for those that likely would not have otherwise attended or completed postsecondary education.