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Check out the featured scholarships for Kansas City teacher candidates.
Check out the featured scholarships for Kansas City teacher candidates.

There are many scholarships and financial aid opportunities available to future teachers in Kansas City. You just have to know where to look!

Get started with the currently featured scholarships below, browse our national scholarship database, and check back often for updates.

Featured Kansas City Scholarships

  • TEACH Kansas City Scholarship

    To make it more affordable to apply to an educator preparation program, you can apply for a $1,000 scholarship directly from us. Your path to becoming a teacher should be full of opportunities. Hit Apply below to get started.

  • Future Kansas Teacher Scholarship

    Offered by the Kansas PTA, this scholarship is open to students in their junior year of college who have demonstrated financial need, maintain a 3.0 grade point average, and intend to teach in the state of Kansas.

  • Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

    This program is focused both at students pursuing bachelor’s degrees and at currently licensed teachers who are seeking to focus in areas of need or who are planning to teach in an underserved geographic area in Kansas.

  • Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship

    The Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Program awards more than $550,000 annually in college scholarships to Hispanic high school and college students from the Kansas City metro area. These awards allow Latino youth to accomplish their personal goals and change their communities. Scholarship amounts range from $500 up to $6,000.

  • Missouri 6th Anniversary Scholarship by WGU

    This is an exclusive opportunity for Missouri residents. The 6th Anniversary Scholarship is available to all new WGU Missouri students who want to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in specific subjects, including education.

  • Teaching Programs

    Teacher preparation programs in Kansas City often offer their own scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Start by reviewing their profiles to see what kind of support you can get before and after applying.

Cost-Saving Strategies

There are many opportunities to reduce or eliminate your training expenses:

  • Loan forgiveness programs
  • Teacher training scholarships
  • Training while in undergrad
  • Earning a salary while completing your coursework

We'll break it down to help you take advantage of these options.

Worth the Investment

Applying for scholarships and other types of aid available to Kansas City teacher candidates can benefit you well beyond your college years. Some of them even provide assistance after you graduate by offsetting your student loans or helping you buy a house. 

Winning scholarships and grants is a great way to build your resume and set you apart from the crowd when you’re applying for teaching jobs later on.

Keep an eye out for colleges and universities that offer their own scholarships, internships, work study and other opportunities for students to offset costs.

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