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 are 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. 

2020-21 Scholarship Recipients

Emily Bachelor
Overland Park, KS          
Olathe East High School

Joshua Barron
Olathe, KS          
Olathe Northwest High School

Michael Bartkoski
Lenexa, KS          
Saint James Academy

Jessica Binckley              
Kansas City, MO       
Park Hill High School

Braden Black
Overland Park, KS          
Olathe East High School

Brian Blood
Roeland Park, KS           
Shawnee Mission North High School

Kaitlyn Boehringer        
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley High School

Tate Brungardt           
Lenexa, KS          
Saint James Academy

Theresa Burg      
Olathe, KS          
Olathe Northwest High School

Lindsey Crowell
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Taylor Crowell
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Katherine Dickerson           
Olathe, KS          
Olathe South High School

Jack Dillavou               
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley High School

Lauren Dornbusch         
Fairway, KS          
Shawnee Mission East High School

Chase Eccles   
Gardner, KS          
Gardner Edgerton High School

Danny Eckerberg           
Olathe, KS          
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Krista Else       
Overland Park, KS          
Olathe East High School

Peyton Falen    
Olathe, KS          
Olathe West High School

Emily Farthing              
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Dylan Feist     
Lenexa, KS          
Saint James Academy

Katherine Free      
Shawnee, KS          
Saint James Academy

Isaac Freeman     
Shawnee, KS           
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

Joey Gillette
Shawnee, KS          
Mill Valley High School

Joshua Glunt    
Shawnee, KS          
Mill Valley High School

Leah Heeren
Olathe, KS          
Olathe North High School

Aiden Higgerson           
Prairie Village, KS          
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Luke Horsch 
Overland Park, KS          
Olathe East High School

Nathan Hurst    
Olathe, KS          
Olathe North High School

Hannah Huyett 
Kansas City, KS          
Turner High School

Brandon Kirmer 
Overland Park, KS          
Shawnee Mission South High School

Samantha Kopecky
Leawood, KS          
Saint James Academy

Danielle Larson  
Lenexa, KS          
Christ Preparatory Academy

Ries Laster   
Shawnee, KS          
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

Abby Lee        
Shawnee, KS          
Mill Valley High School

Katherine Lewis    
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley West High School

Elvia Lopez-Morales 
Kansas City, KS          
Turner High School

Peter Mallon 
Liberty,  MO       
Liberty High School

Lacy Mathes
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Olivia McCready          
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley North High School

Stacia Mendoza
Lenexa, KS 
Saint James Academy

Kennedy Mounce
Olathe, KS 
Spring Hill High School

Matthew Murphy
Merriam, KS          
Shawnee Mission North High School

Kyle Odgers         
Overland Park, KS           
Blue Valley West High School

Airianna O'Donohue        
Olathe, KS          
Olathe North High School

Sean Perkins
Overland Park, KS          
Shawnee Mission West High School

Cade Rapp         
Olathe, KS           
Olathe Northwest High School

JD Reece    
Shawnee, KS           
Saint James Academy

Micah Roening              
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley North High School

Nicholas Saia       
Olathe, KS          
Olathe Northwest High School

Elizabeth Sandstrom         
Prairie Village, KS          
Shawnee Mission East High School

Lauren Stanton
Shawnee, KS          
De Soto High School

Avanelle Stoltz    
Leawood, KS          
Notre Dame de Sion

Aidan Taylor   
Shawnee, KS          
Mill Valley High School

Victoria Ward    
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley High School

Analiese Wilhauk               
Shawnee, KS          
Mill Valley High School

Renewals

Madison Brown  
Shawnee, KS          
Shawnee Mission North High School

Josie Carey
Shawnee, KS 
Mill Valley High School

Ariana Cecil      
Leawood, KS          
Blue Valley High School

Erin Cocjin   
Overland Park, KS          
Blue Valley Northwest High School

Ariana Coker   
Shawnee, KS          
Shawnee Mission West High School

Thomas Colling  
Shawnee, KS          
Mill Valley High School

Kayla Craigmile            
Shawnee, KS          
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

Meghan Dillon
Shawnee, KS 
Mill Valley High School

Michael Dowd   
Olathe, KS          
Spring Hill High School

Josi Frigon
Liberty, MO 
Liberty High School

Braden Funk
Overland Park, KS 
Blue Valley High School

Katherine Horton 
Overland Park, KS          
Olathe East High School

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      
St. 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

Natalie Mullin  
Gardner, KS          
Gardner Edgerton 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

Olivia Pruss    
Olathe, KS          
Olathe Northwest High School

Sarah Rose     
Lenexa, KS          
Saint James Academy

Emily Sweat  
Overland Park, KS          
Olathe East High School

Matthew Swords
Gardner, KS          
Gardner Edgerton High School

Anna Traynham 
Lenexa, KS 
Piper High School

Vivian Weaver
Lenexa, KS          
Saint James Academy

Previous Scholarship Recipients
2019-2020
2018-2019

2017-2018
2016-2017