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Scholarship Info 

True to Kelly’s dedicated spirit, the KLL Scholarship Foundation was established to help young adults achieve a college education. Each year the KLL Memorial Foundation will seek out eligible candidates to offer financial and emotional support as they pursue their dreams in the aftermath of cancer. 




Qualifications: To qualify, the recipient needs to meet the following criteria:


  1. Lost the life of at least one parent (biological or not) to cancer before the age of 22.

  2. Be a US citizen and live in Kansas or Missouri.

  3. Attend a 2- or 4-year (minimum) higher education establishment.

  4. Have an interest in education, arts, environment, math, or science.

  5. Show service involvement in the community, church, school, or other non-curricular activity.

  6. Indicate financial need.

  7. Submit the completed application, including personal essay and reference.

  8. Submit a copy of the parent’s death certificate.

  9. Submit a current picture of yourself and a family picture that includes the deceased parent. 


Dispersion: The scholarship will be a $2,000 gift, renewable for up to a total of four years ($8,000 total maximum), and awarded annually. For renewal, the receiver will be responsible to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.


A letter from the educational institution will be required to be submitted to ensure this requirement is met. After confirmation from the previous year, funds for the following year will be released. Funds would be paid to the college or university directly.


Applications are awarded annually. We encourage you to complete and return the scholarship application or forward it to eligible candidates. Applications are available for download at any time and are due in early January each year. Awards will follow the below timeline.


January - Application & associated materials due

March - Recipients notified of awards

July/August - Scholarship recipient award banquet 


Incomplete applications will not be considered so please checkout our application checklist before submitting. 

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