Salifu Sesay Perseverance Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded
Awarded By:

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Salifu Sesay Perseverance Scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher and unmet financial need. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the Salifu Sesay Perseverance Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: The Salifu Sesay Perseverance Scholarship is provided in memory of Salifu Sesay. As a child, Salifu survived a brutal attack on his village in Sierra Leone, and was eventually brought to the University of Kansas for treatment. Upon adoption by a local family in the Olathe area, Salifu became known as a kind-hearted, generous, and always optimistic young man. Tragically, his time on this Earth was cut short in his 21st year of life, but each year a scholarship is provided in his name to a young student who exemplifies his qualities. This scholarship is administered through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (GKCCF), a local area charity founded in 1978 with the purpose of providing a dedicated and consolidated resource for diverse and otherwise unrelated charity efforts. From its humble beginnings, the scope of the GKCCF has expanded to include the broader regional area, as well as national inititatives, scholarships, and other programs designed to benefit communities across the country.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Contact: -
Address: 1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130 Kansas City, Kansas 64105

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