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Kauffman Scholars

Kauffman ScholarsKauffman Scholars is a multi-year college access and scholarship program designed to help low-income urban students in Kansas City prepare for and complete a college education.

Launched by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2003, Kauffman Scholars provides support to students beginning in seventh grade and works with students until they complete their college education. Students receive extensive support from program leaders, coaches, and collegiate, community, and corporate partners throughout their years in the program.

The University of Kansas is a Kauffman Scholar Network Institution.


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