The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and a generous anonymous donor developed the Kansas City STEM Goes Red Scholarship with  the goal of bridging the gap between student interests in pursuing a career in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and achieving their goals. The Kansas City STEM Goes Red Scholarship will award three (3) scholarships of $2,500 each to qualifying  applicants.  

Qualification Requirements:  

  • Current or previous Kansas City STEM Goes Red event participant, OR a 9th-12th grade student currently attending a school within 5 major counties of the Kansas  City Metro (Missouri counties: Jackson, Clay, & Platte. Kansas counties: Wyandotte  & Johnson) 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Female 
  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident of the U.S. 
  • Applying for funding for the following: 

o Attendance at a college or university with the intent to major in a STEM related field 

o Attendance at a vocational or technical trade institution with a focus on  earning a degree/certificate in a STEM-related field 

  • Past award recipients are not eligible to re-apply. 

In addition to meeting the scholarship qualifications, a review committee will select  finalists based on:  

  • Academic achievement 
  • Interest and commitment to pursue a career in a STEM field 
  • Two letters of recommendation; one from an educator and one from a community  service representative (organization, employer, clergy or coach). Qualities should  include maturity, motivation, self-confidence, leadership, interest & commitment  to STEM, and potential for success. 
  • Five (5) paragraph essay (500 words maximum, typed, double-spaced, one-sided)  which addresses two of the application questions. 

Application submissions for the 2021-2022 Kansas City STEM Goes Red Scholarship will be  accepted via email to between the dates of October 15,  2021 – the new extended deadline date of May 1, 2022. 

Three (3) Awarded Scholarship recipients will be notified in May of 2022.

2021-2022 KC STEM Scholarship Application EXTENDED FINAL (1)