Scholarship winners, above: Gabriel Decker, Blue Valley North High School, Project: Music for All; Alexis Dominic, Blue Valley Southwest High School, Project: Blessing Box; Avery McKenna, Staley High School, Project: A New Yard for NewHouse; Fargol Rozati, Blue Valley West High School, Project: Empowering Minds: Nurturing Education and Creativity in Iran; Benjamin Soyka, Leavenworth High School, Project: Blue Heartbeat.
You can make a ripple that changes the world!
SevenDays® Make a Ripple, Change the World Scholarship
Just one act of kindness has the power to start a RIPPLE to CHANGE the WORLD.
SevenDays® believes the youth of our community have the power to make the world a better place through projects that promote ongoing kindness. Does your kindness project make ripples in the community? Does it encourage others to gain knowledge, change their mindset and have more kind behaviors? How is it continuing kindness once you have completed the project?
We challenge you to be a force for good. SevenDays® has seven themes: Love, Discover, Others, Connect, You, Go, and Onward. We are looking for high school seniors who will take one or more of these seven themes and apply them to a lasting project that will start a ripple to change the world.
On April 13, 2014, Dr. William Corporon, Reat Underwood, and Terri LaManno were tragically murdered in an act of hate at the Jewish Community Campus and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas. SevenDays® was formed after this tragedy to combat hate and senseless violence crossing cultures, races, and religions.
Essays will be evaluated on the strength of the impact the project makes on the community, the creativity and/or originality of the project and the longevity of the project. Writing skills will be taken into account as they help convey the message effectively.
The scholarship application deadline for the 2025 Program will be end of 2024. Please check back then. (Please note, this scholarship is intended for students in the Kansas City Metro Area.)
Write an essay explaining your kindness project. This is a project that you conceived and led. We not only want to know what you did, but how it impacted you and your community, i.e. what ripples it is continuing to make. Your essay must meet the parameters detailed on the application.
- High school seniors (grade 12) in the Kansas City metro area are eligible to participate. (This scholarship is intended for students in the Kansas City Metro Area.)
- Scholarship applications will be due in January 2025.
- Complete a Kindness project that makes ripples in the community.
- Follow mechanics listed on the application.
Up to ten scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors for higher education tuition in the amount of $1,000 each.
Questions? Contact Jill Andersen.