Expanding access to a college education is at the heart of Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation’s (KHEDF) mission and the driving force behind KHEDF’s scholarship program and its educational initiatives. Since 2008 more than $256,000 has been awarded to 175 bright and deserving Hispanic students.
The “Kansas Hispanic Scholarship Program” is funded through KHEDF in partnership with individuals, educational institutions, businesses, and corporations to provide outstanding Hispanic students an opportunity to complete a post-secondary
education. KHEDF is responsible for the selection of the scholarship recipients,
and fiduciary responsibilities of the program.
High school seniors from the Wichita metro area are eligible to apply for the Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation scholarship in November of each year. They must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and be of Hispanic heritage (50% or more). They must enroll full time in a post-secondary institution the year immediately following graduation, and must maintain a 2.5 GPA. The average scholarship award is $1,000.
The recipients are chosen based on their financial need, their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership potential.