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Graduation Ceremony

The Hancock Family Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors from Kansas City area public school districts to attend any public, in-state college, community college, or trade school. Applicants should be promising students who would otherwise not be able to afford a college education but have the desire and potential to better themselves. Once all applications have been reviewed, applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision by email. It is our policy to not provide an explanation for scholarship applications that are not selected.

The 2022 Scholarship Program is currently open. 

Please review eligibility guidelines and submit application by March 31, 2022.

  • Demonstrated financial need (parents' most recent tax return must be submitted along with the application)

  • Graduating senior with B- or above average.

  • Three letters of recommendation: one from a teacher, one from a member of the community (employer, pastor, etc.), and another one of the applicant’s choice are required.

  • Must submit completed and signed application, official high school transcript, three letters of recommendation, and most recent tax return(s) by the deadline, March 31, 2022.

  • Any in-state public college, community college, or trade school (no private, technical, or vocational schools).

  • Tuition, fees, and/or books will be paid directly to the college each semester the student is enrolled.

  • The HFF scholarship is renewable for up to a total of four years.

  • Students must maintain a C average or better to continue each semester (grades will be required to maintain enrollment and must be sent to the Foundation at the conclusion of each semester).

  • Two semesters must be taken each year with a full course load (12 hours or more) to continue receiving funds.

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