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    Marvin Brooks Educational Fund

    Offered by Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 1, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $500

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Introducing the Marvin Brooks Educational Fund: an incredible opportunity that aims to support graduating seniors from high schools in Jackson County, Missouri, who have big dreams of pursuing higher education. Whether it’s a two-year or four-year college or university, or even a technical school, this scholarship is here to help make those dreams a reality. Inspired by Marvin Brooks’ unwavering dedication to education, this fund carries on his legacy of compassionate service to others. To be eligible, applicants must be graduating seniors from a high school in Jackson County, Missouri, with a burning desire to further their education. Financial need and academic progress are also important factors, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 required. Selected recipients will receive a generous $500 towards their post-secondary education. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to turn your dreams into a reality!

    About Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

    The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s founders passed a hat in 1978, collecting $200 and some change. Thereafter, the Community Foundation grew from an extraordinary idea: Charitable giving should be the responsibility of many, not just a select few. Driven to improve the metropolitan area, the Community Foundation has become one of the largest and most entrepreneurial public charities of its kind. In the 1990s, their innovative spirit led them to become the first and only charity to receive, hold and, in 2000, sell a major league sports team – the Kansas City Royals. In 2004, they created Greater Horizons to serve those who wish to use their services under a national entity. Today, the Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in Greater Kansas City by increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs they care about, and leading on critical community issues.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Minimum GPA

    2.5

    Other Category

    Low Income

    State

    Missouri

    County

    Jackson County

    Application information

    In addition to submitting the materials below, applicants must submit a copy of their 1040EZ, 1040A or 1040 IRS Forms filed by all household members.

    250-word essay

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Greater Kansas City Community Foundation at [email protected].

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