Scholars & Scholarship

Black Achievers Society Scholarship

Each year the Black Achievers Society awards scholarships to area high school students. We provide several $1,000 scholarships for African American graduating seniors with a cumulative 3.7 or higher grade point average.

Students must attend a high school in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area to be eligible. We encourage students to apply who best meet the following scholarship criteria:

  • academic achievement
  • extracurricular activities
  • community/civic involvement
  • financial need

NOTE: This scholarship is no longer accepting applications


Through our partnership with Honeywell there are additional scholarship opportunities available.  Links to those application forms are below.

Honeywell / BAS Partnership Scholarships

Honeywell offers two $5,000 annual, renewable scholarships exclusively for African American students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science.

Eligible students must graduate from the following schools: Kansas City, KS Public School District (USD #500) Turner School District, Piper School District, Bonner Springs School District, Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, MO Public School District (KCPS), Raytown School District, Center High School, Grandview High School, Ruskin High School, University Academy and Cristo Rey High School. Members of the Big Brothers & Big Sisters and Boys & Girls Club are also eligible to apply.

Students currently at a community college in the greater Kansas City area, pursuing a degree at an accredited 4 – year institution in any of the areas listed below can also apply.

Student eligible for this scholarship must meet the following:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted)
  2. African American student pursuing bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science (mechanical, industrial, electrical, chemical, aeronautical engineering or computer science)
  3. Must be accepted at a 4-year ABET college or university (Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology, Inc.)
  4. Special consideration will be given to students attending a Historically Black College or University

Renewable 4 years if student maintains 3.0 GPA.

NOTE: This scholarship is no longer accepting applications

2023 Black Achievers Society Scholarship Recipients

Amaya Barnes | Lee’s Summit West High School
Connor Beard | Lee’s Summit West High School
Kendal Cunningham | Center Senior High School
Alissa Harris | Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Jha’niece Johnson | North Kansas City High School
Chandler Long | Olathe West High School
Shayne Mcrae | F. L. Schlagle High School
Zuri Primos | Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

2023 Honeywell Black Achievers Engineering Scholarship Award Recipients

Ryan Richardson | Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Said Mohamed Haji | J. C. Harmon High School

2023 Reverend Dr. Nelson “Fuzzy” Thompson Award Recipient

Erin Moody | Shawnee Mission Northwest High School