Community Action Scholarships

At Community Action, we fight poverty. We are a place of hope and support to individuals and communities. Education is proven to be an effective poverty-fighting asset. Your Community Action Agency wants to help you get the education you need to be economically secure.

We are not accepting applications at this time. Check back here for upcoming dates for our 2018 Scholarship opportunities.


 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Annual household income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Resident of Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Lincoln, McPherson, Ottawa, Russell, Saline, Shawnee, or, Wabaunsee county in Kansas
  • Enrolling in at least 9 or more hours of post- secondary education for the Winter, 2017-2018 semester
  • Has an identified career goal within the human/ social services, or early childhood education fields

Additionally, applicants must submit a compelling, 1000 or less word essay describing how their community and volunteer service experience has impacted their decisions to pursue a degree in their selected field.

Important Dates:

DEADLINE: Applications must be completed by July 31, 2017 online.

FINALISTS/DOCUMENTATION: Applicants selected as finalists will be notified by August 15 of further information necessary to document eligibility. All required documentation must be provided by August 31, 2017.

NOTIFICATION/AWARD: Scholarship recipients will be notified by September 15, 2017 and will be asked to attend an October 12 evening event to receive the award.

NOTICES

NOTICES: All decisions made by Community Action, Inc. will be considered final and applicants not selected will have no appeal rights. This scholarship opportunity is made possible, in part, through the Federally-funded Community Services Block Grant.

Do you know someone who might qualify? Click here to download a PDF version! 

Upcoming Events

Jan
25
Thu
12:00 pm Housing Cmte Meeting @ Comm Action Admin at Avondale East
Housing Cmte Meeting @ Comm Action Admin at Avondale East
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Jan
31
Wed
9:00 am Income Tax Prep @ Avondale East Elementary
Income Tax Prep @ Avondale East Elementary
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Between February and April, certified AARP volunteers and Community Action staff members will be providing free income tax preparation services. To schedule an appointment, please call Alice Schimmel at 785-235-9561. Appointments will be available every[...]
Feb
1
Thu
9:00 am Income Tax Prep @ Avondale East Elementary
Income Tax Prep @ Avondale East Elementary
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Between February and April, certified AARP volunteers and Community Action staff members will be providing free income tax preparation services. To schedule an appointment, please call Alice Schimmel at 785-235-9561. Appointments will be available every[...]
Feb
7
Wed
9:00 am Income Tax Prep @ Avondale East Elementary
Income Tax Prep @ Avondale East Elementary
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Between February and April, certified AARP volunteers and Community Action staff members will be providing free income tax preparation services. To schedule an appointment, please call Alice Schimmel at 785-235-9561. Appointments will be available every[...]
12:00 pm Executive Cmte Mtg @ Comm Action Admin at Avondale East
Executive Cmte Mtg @ Comm Action Admin at Avondale East
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exec Cmte Agenda Apr 2015