The Helzberg Kansas City Symphony Scholarship Program was established to assist children of full-time Kansas City Symphony musicians and staff who plan to continue their education in college, vocational, technical, or graduate school programs. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice for the upcoming school year.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,000 to $4,000.
Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic information, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.
Financial need will be considered. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated.
Applicants will be notified in June.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Shirley and Barnett Helzberg Foundation. Payments are made to the school/university in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 25, 2021 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.