Salifu Sesay Perseverance Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 16

Thursday
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, renewable for up to three additional years so long as the student maintains a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 16

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 16

Applications and information about the Salifu Sesay Perseverance Scholarship are available online at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (GKCCF) website. To be considered for this scholarship, students must submit a completed online application form as well as the following documents and responses to the supplemental questions: a completed educational budget section of the application; an essay of up to 500 words in length addressing the topic on the application; a brief personal statement detailing any unusual circumstances or causes of financial need; and a letter of recommendation from someone who is not related to the applicant. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online by the deadline date. Any late or incomplete submissions will be discarded.
Contact: -
Address: 1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130 Kansas City, Kansas 64105

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