Kindness Action Scholarship

Kindness Action Scholarship Winners 2023

Scholarship winners, above: Claire Joseph, Blue Valley High School, Project: The Kidney Gala; Chloe Christensen, Lee’s Summit North High School, Project: Chloe’s Soles4Souls Campaign; Jackson Rees, Blue Valley Southwest High School, Project: Building a Buddy Bench to Help Kids Find Companions Who Hear the Same Drummer; Sydney Bohachick, Winnetonka High School, Project: The Foster Pawrent Project; Natalie Goldman, Blue Valley High School, Project: Teaching Tolerance with the Torah.

You can make a ripple that changes the world!


All KC metro area high school seniors


A kindness action + essay competition - up to 5 winners to each receive a $1,000 scholarship


Scholarship applications are due
January 12, 2024!

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.

Scholarship applications are due January 12, 2024!

Scholarship Details

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.
  • Scholarship applications are due January 12, 2024.
  • Complete a Kindness project that makes ripples in the community.
  • Follow mechanics listed on the application.

Scholarship Amount

Up to five scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors for higher education tuition in the amount of $1,000 each.

Questions? Contact Jill Andersen.