The Wabash CannonBall Kansas City Scholarship provides scholarships for Kansas City-area high school students to attend Kansas State University.

The Wabash CannonBall Kansas City Scholarship is funded by the annual Wabash CannonBall Kansas City gala through sponsorships and the "Fund a Wildcat" program. Since the inaugural Wabash CannonBall Kansas City in 2007, the event has brought in more than $3 million. 

Applications for 2021-22 were due by midnight Dec. 1, 2020, and 55 $2,500 scholarships will be awarded. The scholarship winners will be announced in February 2021.

Scholarship Qualifications
• Must be a high school senior in the greater Kansas City area (reside in Johnson or Wyandotte counties in Kansas; or Jackson, Cass, Clay or Platte counties in Missouri).
• Must be admitted to Kansas State University and have completed the general university scholarship/awards application by priority date, Dec. 1.
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a weighted or unweighted scale.
• Complete the Wabash CannonBall Kansas City Scholarship application by Dec. 1.
• Scholars will be paid half of the scholarship monies ($1,250) at the start of each semester with the requirement to maintain a 3.0 GPA in their first semester at K-State in order to earn the second half ($1,250) the second semester.
• Scholarships will only be awarded to recipients enrolled in 12 or more credit hours at K-State per semester.
• Freshmen recipients will have the opportunity to apply for renewal of the scholarship the following three years.

Apply for Renewal
Wabash CannonBall Kansas City freshmen scholarship recipients from the 2020-21 school year will be able to apply for the renewal scholarship in spring of 2021. Ten students will be named and awarded at the end of the spring semester and will continue receiving the Wabash CannonBall scholarship their remaining three years of school. 

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients

Jonathan Atchley
Shawnee, KS          
Mill Valley High School

Luke Attard
Kansas City, MO         
Bishop Miege High School

Kayleigh Bednar
Kansas City, MO         
St Pius X High School

Edward Berns-Hoyt
Overland Park, KS         
Shawnee Mission West High School

Blythe Bolar
Prairie Village, KS          
Shawnee Mission East High School

Ella Boxx
Shawnee, KS         
De Soto High School

Aidan Cannon
Shawnee, KS         
Mill Valley High School

Abigail Collins
Overland Park, KS         
Blue Valley North High School

Emily Dowd
Olathe, KS         
Spring Hill High School

Nicholas Edwards
Overland Park, KS         
Blue Valley West High School

Nick Engle
Overland Park, KS          
Olathe East High School

Faxon Freeman
De Soto, KS         
De Soto High School

Emily Gipson
Shawnee, KS         
Mill Valley High School

Jane Grant
Bonner Springs, MO         
St. James Academy

Natalie Greenwood
Lee’s Summit, MO         
Lee’s Summit West High School

Addison Hardy
Olathe, KS          
Olathe South High School

Thomas Hazen
Overland Park, KS          
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Sumner Herold
Overland Park, KS         
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Avery Kapple
Overland Park, KS          
Olathe East High School

Jacob Kenslow
Parkville, MO        
Park Hill South High School

Masen Kindler
Olathe, KS         
Gardner Edgerton High School

Emma Knappenberger
Olathe, KS         
Olathe South High School

Chase Krehbiel
De Soto, KS         
De Soto High School

Luke LeBar
Shawnee, KS          
De Soto High School

Jackson Lindamood
Olathe, KS          
Olathe South High School

Tamara Lopez Monroy
Lenexa, KS         
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Madison Lowen
Lenexa, KS         
Olathe Northwest High School

Grace McLeod
Shawnee, KS         
Mill Valley High School

Jillian Meister
Shawnee, KS         
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

Jackson Meyer
Overland Park, KS         
Olathe East High School

Brenna Morrison
Overland Park, KS         
Blue Valley West High School

Grace Moser
Shawnee, KS
Mill Valley High School

Josh Murdock
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Summer Murphy
Kansas City, MO         
Oak Park High School

Erin Parker
Shawnee, KS         
De Soto High School

Amy Patterson
Leawood, KS         
Bishop Miege High School

Ryan Pope
Leawood, KS         
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Jaden Ravnsborg
Shawnee, KS         
Mill Valley High School

Evie Rodenbaugh
Kansas City, MO          
Staley High School

Alexander Schirk
Leawood, KS
Rockhurst High School

Emily Sheperd
Liberty, MO         
Kearney High School

Kendra Siefker
Sibley, MO          
Forst Osage High School

Sydney Stanton
Overland Park, KS        
Blue Valley Southwest High School

Madison Sutton
Olathe, KS         
Spring Hill High School

Kaylyn Taylor
Kansas City, MO         
Staley High School

Elizabeth Ward
Overland Park, KS        
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Olivia Waren
Lenexa, KS        
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

Lauren Weber
Overland Park, KS        
Blue Valley Southwest High School

Katherine Weigel
Shawnee, KS         
Mill Valley High School

Kate Weisner
Olathe, KS
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Alexander Whipple
Lenexa, KS         
Mill Valley High School

Megan Whorley
Shawnee, KS         
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Cydney Willenbring
Overland Park, KS
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Thomas Wineinger
Kansas City, MO         
Park Hill High School

Trinity Wrightfield
Edgerton, MO         
North Platte High School

Renewal Scholarship Recipients

Jessica Binckley
Kansas City, MO
Park Hill High School

Theresa Burg
Olathe, KS  
Olathe Northwest High School

Josie Carey
Shawnee, KS        
Mill Valley High School

Erin Cocjin
Overland Park, KS
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Thomas Colling
Shawnee, KS  
Mill Valley High School

Kayla Craigmile
Shawnee, KS        
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

Jack Dillavou
Overland Park, KS
Blue Valley High School

Meghan Dillon
Shawnee, KS  
Mill Valley High School

Michael Dowd
Olathe, KS        
Spring Hill High School

Emily Farthing
Overland Park, KS
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Dylan Feist
Lenexa, KS  
Saint James Academy

Josi Frigon
Liberty City, MO
Liberty High School

Braden Funk
Overland Park, KS  
Blue Valley High School

Samantha Kopecky
Leawood, KS        
Saint James Academy

Matthew Lippe
Leawood, KS
Blue Valley North High School

Elena Mannebach
Kansas City, MO
Bishop Miege High School

Shelby Martinez
Peculiar, MO
Raymore-Peculiar High School

Stacia Mendoza
Lenexa, KS  
Saint James Academy

Scout Molder
Kansas City, KS        
Piper High School

Kennedy Mounce
Olathe, KS
Spring Hill High School

Amelia Mullin
Shawnee, KS  
Shawnee Mission South High School

Ben Murdock
Overland Park, KS
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Nicholas Nolkemper
Overland Park, KS  
Blue Valley High School

Noah Pace
Olathe, KS        
Olathe North High School

Cade Rapp
Olathe, KS
Olathe Northwest High School

Nicholas Saia
Olathe, KS  
Olathe Northwest High School

Avanelle Stoltz
Leawood, KS        
Notre Dame de Sion

Matthew Swords
Gardner, KS
Gardner Edgerton High School

Anna Traynham
Lenexa, KS  
Piper High School

Victoria Ward
Overland Park, KS        
Blue Valley High School

Previous Scholarship Recipients
2020-2021
2019-2020
2018-2019

2017-2018
2016-2017