2023 VIBE Brilliantly Scholarship Application (2024-2025 School Year)

You can complete the Scholarship Application right here on our website (Scroll down the page), or you can download the application to complete and mail it in.

You can download the application below and return it via mail, OR complete the online form at the bottom of this page.

Who may apply:  High School students, existing college students and non-traditional college students entering college Fall 2024-2025 that reside within Missouri and Kansas.

Scholarship application opens Monday, August 21st and closes Thursday, September 21st at 11:59pm.

Scholarship recipients will be contacted October 2nd and must be present at the 10th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala Ceremony Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105. Register here for Gala tickets https://ncbwkansascity.org/ 

Help increase the number of annual scholarships given by purchasing a Gala ticket.

Eligibility Criteria for 2023 VIBE Brilliantly Scholarship

Various non-renewable scholarships will be awarded by the chapter to high school seniors and
adult/non-traditional students annually as funds permit.

To be eligible to receive an NCBW-KC scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

a) Resident of Missouri or Kansas.
b) Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
c) High school senior (enrolling in college or vocational studies in Fall/Winter 2024-2025) or
Non-traditional adult student (age 21 or older) enrolling or already in college in 2024-2025 Academic
d) Low-income/Demonstrates financial need*

* If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, we may require you or your parents to submit documents verifying
your income.

Required Documents

  • Completed application (Note: Incomplete or late applications will not be considered)
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, employer, or community member
  • High school or college transcript
  • Personal Essay (500 words maximum) addressing the following questions:
    • Why do you feel you should receive the NCBW scholarship?
    • What are your academic and career goals?
    • How will the scholarship help you achieve your goals?

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by Thursday, September 21,

Please complete the form below OR send all applications and documents to: [email protected]

OR Mail them to:

NCBW – Kansas City
Attn: Scholarship Committee
3125 Gillham Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64109

Online Application

Section 1 - Personal Information

Section 2 - Current Educational Information

(If you are not currently taking classes at a high school or college, please leave this section blank and skip to section 3)
(Current College Students Only)

Section 3 - Future Educational Information


Section 4 - Financial Need

Current Employment Status
Drop files here or
Max. file size: 35 MB, Max. files: 5.
    Required Files:
    Letter of Recommendation
    College or High School Transcript
    Personal Essay (500 words or less)