The KC BizFest Scholarship Application is currently closed and will reopen in Fall 2024 for KC BizFest 2025.

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s BizFest Scholarship is awarded to participating KC BizFest Participants during their Junior or Senior year of High School.

KC BizFest, a Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative program, offers high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Greater Kansas City area an opportunity to learn a variety of life skills and business techniques. The majority of KC BizFest participants come from the emerging Latino Community but everyone is invited to apply. During a four-day intensive training seminar, KC BizFest focuses on helping students turn hobbies and skills into profit-making ventures, establish entrepreneurial and leadership goals, create plans for business and life, and become effective leaders and team players.

Available Aid

Kansas City Kansas Community College offers ten BizFest Scholarships a year to eligible prospective students.

  • Full-time students receive $1,300 per semester of study, totaling $2,600 per year attending.
  • Part-time students receive $650 per semester of study, totaling $1,300 per year attending.
The scholarship will pay for a maximum of 66 credit hours.
You must earn an associate’s degree or technical certification within five years.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Have successfully completed the KC BizFest program.
  • Be eligible for graduation from High School.
    • Junior KC BizFest graduates will apply for the KC BizFest scholarship during their senior year of high school. 
  • Be Kansas in-state tuition eligible.

Persons without lawful immigration status, including students with “Deferred Action Status,” must have signed and filed a “KCKCC HB 2145 Affidavit” form.

Application Process

If the above eligibility requirements are met, to be considered for the scholarship, the student must complete the following before the application deadline:

  • Apply for admission and provide a copy of an unofficial transcript.
  • Enroll for the Fall Semester.
  • Complete and submit the KC BizFest Scholarship Application.
    • Deadlines are provided on the application form. 

Complete the KC BizFest Scholarship application in its entirety by the deadline to be eligible to receive KCKCC's BizFest Scholarship. This scholarship may only be awarded to students that completed the KC BizFest competition.

Only an initial application needs to be completed. The BizFest Scholarship will be automatically awarded after the first semester if all retention requirements are met each semester after. 

Retention Requirements

The Scholarship funds received may pay for any retaken classes due to withdrawals and/or failing grades if a 2.0 GPA is maintained.

The KCKCC BizFest Scholarship Committee will guide and mentor all BizFest Scholars throughout their academic journey at KCKCC.

KCKCC’s BizFest Scholarship Committee

Mike Torres
Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Reem Rasheed
Coordinator, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tammy Reece
Director, Financial Aid
Sean Neyland
Coordinator, Financial Aid
Teressa Hill
Director, Admissions
Julius Brownlee
High School Partnerships, Admissions