2021 Applications are now closed.
The next application cycle will begin in January 2022.
The Kirkwood School District Foundation Named Award Scholarship Program applications are processed via an online Application Form. Beginning in 2021, scholarship applications are received through Kaleidoscope, a secure, cloud-based scholarship management program.
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. Links to the 2-year and 4-year scholarships for graduating seniors, Woodard Family Arts Grant, Glunt Family Award, and Myrtle Agnew Walker Endowment for the Visual Arts are found above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
2. Supporting Documentation: The following documents must be uploaded in the application. Please inform us if you cannot upload your documents.
1) Digital photograph,
2) Unofficial transcript,
4) Personal Essay. (Please include why you are qualified for the specific award or awards that you have applied for.)
For those applying to the Herb Jones Memorial Scholarship, an additional essay and an example of journalism work will also be required. For those applying to the Kirkwood Teachers of Color Scholarship, an extra essay will be required.
3. Letter(s) of Recommendation: The selection committee must also receive at least one but not more than two recommendation letters for your application to be considered complete. It is your responsibility to inform those submitting a recommendation letter on your behalf. Word or pdf files are the preferred format, and the file name should include your first and last name (For example, Sally Smith_Recommendation Letter_1).
Once the application process closes on February 26, 2021, 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 time. Interviews will likely be scheduled via Zoom for 2021. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive notification via email. Interviews will occur in late March. Music auditions and and Art portfolio reviews will occur in April. Award selections will be made in late April and announced by the first Tuesday in May.
Should you have any issues or questions throughout the application process, please feel free to contact any of the following:
Kirkwood School District Foundation Named Awards Scholarship Committee: email@example.com
Kirkwood School District Foundation Office: 314-213-6123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselors (Abby Peterson and/or Josh Jaworowski)
Thank you for considering the KSDF Named Awards Scholarship Program!