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GKCOA Scholarship Fund


Three 2019 scholarship recipients with Scholarship Fund board member Roger Wendel

The GKCOA Scholarship Fund is dedicated to assisting young people within the Greater Kansas City, Missouri area with their quest for higher education.  Our purpose is to raise funds and award scholarships to outstanding scholar-athletes.  Scholarships are available for current seniors attending a Missouri high school located within the Greater Kansas City Area that are involved in at least one of the following sports programs: baseball, football, softball, volleyball, girls' basketball, or boys' basketball.

The GKCOA Scholarship Fund's commitment is to help address the students' need to fill the financial gap experienced in pursuing higher education.  As higher education costs increase, the ability to meet these costs dwindles.  The GKCOA Scholarship Fund endeavors to lend a hand in the fight.  Our objective is to continue increasing the total cash awards as well as the number of scholarships.  We will continue to solicit assistance from corporations, friends, and supporters who share our vision for tomorrow's leaders.

The GKCOA Scholarship Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) Missouri not-for-profit corporation.  Donations are tax-deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Bequests, legacies, or gifts are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes as provided for in the Code.

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board of directors

All directors are elected by the Greater Kansas City Officials Association's Board of Directors to serve two-year terms which are staggered so that approximately half the number of directors end their terms in any given year.

Board members

Term Expiration

Dixie Wescott, President


Tad Malone, Vice President


Brian Verman, Secretary/Treasurer


Mike Moeller


Roger Wendel


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Scholarship Criteria


  • High School Senior involved in at least one of the following sports programs: baseball, football, softball, volleyball, girls' basketball, or boys' basketball

  • Currently attending a Missouri High School located within the Greater Kansas City Area

  • Intending to enroll in an accredited college, university or technical school

  • 2.5 GPA or Higher

  • Official High School Transcript, including ACT or SAT Scores

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

  • Complete Scholarship Application

  • In addition to the above criteria, a critical financial need is also considered when selecting scholarship recipients


  • Complete applications must be submitted via the online form (or postmarked) no later than March 31st

  • There is no need for special mailings

official rules

  • The recipient will be notified at their high school's award ceremony or by mail prior to May 31st.

  • Submission of an application to the GKCOA Scholarship Fund constitutes permission to use recipient's name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade.

  • No transfer of award is permitted.


  • Each recipient is eligible for an award of up to $500.


  • Submit the Online Application or download, complete and mail the GKCOA Scholarship ApplicationDownload the GKCOA Scholarship Application

  • Completed applications, letters of recommendation and transcript should be mailed to: GKCOA Scholarship Fund, 16657 E 23rd Street #334, Independence, MO  64055

  • Applications must be submitted via the online form or postmarked by March 31st.

  • Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

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