Character Scholarship

character logoThe Lee’s Summit CARES Community of Character Business Sector will award four scholarships annually in the amount of $750.00 each. The scholarships will be awarded to one individual at each of the three Lee’s Summit high schools as well as one at an additional local school. The focus of this grant is to reward excellent character. The scholarships are one-time awards granted at the end of the student’s high school senior year and are to be used for expenses related to attending a two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the post-secondary educational institution of the student by the Community of Character Business Sector.

Important Qualifications

Selection Process

The application and essay are to be turned into the Lee’s Summit CARES office by March 16, 2016. If mailed, the postmark on the envelope must be dated no later than March 16.

Lee’s Summit CARES
901 NE Independence Ave.
Lee’s Summit MO 64086


The essay will be reviewed anonymously. Final approval will come from the Community of Character Business Sector’s Visions Team.

A check in the amount of the scholarship will be sent directly to the post-secondary educational institution of the student. The institution will be instructed to refund the amount back to the Community of Character Business Sector if the student does not complete the semester.