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College Access Corner

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This initiative launched by the Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation strives to provide all KCPS students with greater access to scholarship opportunities and ACT test prep materials for their college and career goals. Hurdles like poverty, lack of housing, and unfair policies can discourage potential scholars and achievers to aim for higher education.

KCPS actively advocates to increase choices and decrease the barriers in a student’s initial steps of selecting a postsecondary school and financing this journey. 

The KCPS College Access Corner provides a list of resources which are meant to assist students and families with the college application process by providing information about universities, careers, and available scholarships to make a degree realistic and more affordable for all our students.

For individuals or organizations interested in reporting new scholarships or program information on this page, please contact the College Access Coordinator, Joyce Nguyen Hernandez, at

College Access Corner Newsletter


Would you like to receive our College Access Corner Newsletter? This page provides the most current newsletter and most up-to-date scholarship resources. 

Please review the most recent newsletter for timely updates and important announcements.

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Newsletters & Scholarship Master List

Check out the latest scholarships and enrichment activities below. Please add your name to the newsletter sign up if you are not currently on the list.

Upcoming Events

Post-Secondary resources

Early Planning Essentials

For 9th Graders

For 10th Graders

For 11th Graders

For 12th Graders

College Research

Common App and College Matching


Financial Aid

The Educational Opportunity Center is an organization which offers free services like assistance with the completion of the financial aid forms, college and career counseling, and guidance on a range of subjects like resume writing, student loans, and more.

Educational Opportunity Center

Financial Aid Quick Reference Sheet





ACT Test prep resources



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Accommodations on the ACT

Students who have formal accommodations plans (IEP, 504) which provide testing accommodations to students on classroom tests MAY be eligible for those same accommodations on the ACT test.  There are eligibility requirements that must be met, and additional paperwork that must be submitted to ACT.  You can read more about accommodations here. If you believe that your child may be eligible for accommodations, please speak to your child's case manager.


How to Register

Spanish Resources

Education Quest


Links & Resources for High School Students

Upcoming Scholarships

Family of Northeast Student