KSDF Named Awards Application Process

  • APPLICATION PROCESS (Opens Late Fall 2023 - Mid-January 2024)

    The Kirkwood School District Foundation Named Award Scholarship Program applications are processed via an online Application Form. Scholarship applications are received through Kaleidoscope, a secure, cloud-based scholarship management program.

    Click Here to review the Named Award Scholarship Descriptions before starting your application.

    *An application will not be considered complete unless all three steps below are completed and the required documentation is received. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete the application, to avoid last-minute surprises.*

    1. Scholarship Application: Determine the scholarship(s) that you may qualify for. New in 2024, there will be ONE online application to be considered for all awards. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    2. Supporting Documentation: The following documents must be uploaded to the application. Please inform us if you cannot upload your documents.

    1) Unofficial transcript

    2) Resume/CV

    3) Personal Essay. Please include why you are qualified for the specific award(s) for which you are applying. ***Note: If you are applying for the Herb Jones Memorial Scholarship and/or the Kirkwood Teachers of Color Scholarship, additional essay(s) will be required. Please click the "Additional information needed" on the scholarship application to submit these items.***

    When you have completed your application, press "Submit" and you will automatically be enrolled for consideration into the scholarship(s) for which you qualify and choose to apply.

    Once the application process closes, the KSDF Named Awards Scholarship Committee will review all applications and documentation. 

    Interviews will be determined based on the total number of applications received. A completed application does not guarantee an interview, and the KSDF Named Awards Committee reserves the right to make interview selections. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the KHS Guidance Office to sign up for an interview. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive a notification via email. Interviews will occur in March/early April. Music Auditions and Art Portfolio reviews will occur in April. Award selections will be made in late April and announced by the first week of May.

    Should you have any issues or questions throughout the application process, please contact the following: 

    Thank you for considering the KSDF Named Awards Scholarship Program!