Scholars & 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

The 2022 application is closed.  Information about the 2023 application will be available later this year.

Through our partnerships with Honeywell and the Hogan family, 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.

The 2022 application is closed.  Information about the 2023 application will be available later in the year.

HOGAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Hogan Family Black Achievers Society Business Scholarship is designed to be barrier free and provide scholarship funds for KCMO-Public School’s Graduating Seniors. This scholarship was created to help students, who may have faced personal challenges, achieve their goals for the future. If you are a Black/African American student, regardless of G.P.A., that will be attending University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) majoring in Business, from the Kansas City Missouri Public School district, this scholarship is for you!

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:  5/31/2022

SCHOLARHSIP REQUIREMENTS:

  • Black/African American student
  • KCMO – Public School Senior
  • Financial Need
  • Must be eligible for admittance to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
  • Business Major
  • Two letters of support (Family, Friend, Personal Circle, Church, or School)
  • Personal Essay: Why do you desire this scholarship and how will it further your education?

The 2022 application is closed.  Information about the 2023 application will be available later in the year.

2022 Black Achievers Society Scholarship Recipients

Mwajuma Bilombele | East High School
Brianna Fields | Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Robert Hill | Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Dakota Lee | Lincoln Collee Preparatory Academy
Precious Plaisime | Fort Osage High School
Tiyani Rollins | Blue Springs South High School
Samara Sayid | Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Jayden Sudduth | Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Hailie Webb | Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Nyasia Wright | Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

2022 Honeywell Black Achievers Engineering Scholarship Award Recipients

Austin Daniels | Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Phillip Nelson | Grandview High School

2022 Reverend Dr. Nelson “Fuzzy” Thompson Award Recipient

Precious Plaisime | Fort Osage High School

2022 Hogan Family Black Achievers Society Business Scholarship Recipient

Hunny Mohamed | Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts

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