The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation on Wednesday launched a new three-tiered scholarship and college-savings program, KC Scholars.
The foundation announced it is investing $79 million into the program, which is designed to carry forward a Kauffman mission to help low- and modest-income families complete a higher education.
Additionally, 17 two- and four-year Missouri and Kansas colleges have partnered with KC Scholars to provide academic support to any selected scholar who attends their institution. Scholarship winners would have to attend one of the partner institutions.
Scholarship applications will be accepted starting Jan. 1.
Read more: Kansas City Star