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Alumni Success

We are tremendously proud of our Kauffman School Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 graduates!
Highlights:
  • 100% of graduating seniors in our first two graduating classes from The Kauffman School were accepted to a 4-year university.
  • 54% of students in the "Class of 2023" (EMKS Class of 2019) were accepted to top 150 National Universities (as ranked by U.S. News and World Report).
  • The Class of 2023 has 180 college acceptances in a class of only 38 students.
  • Class of 2023 students were awarded over $5.2 million dollars in scholarships during their senior year of high school.
  • In their freshman year of college, the Class of 2023 raised their average GPA by .43 points from first to second semester, no easy feat given the impact of COVID-19 on higher education.
  • 43% of students in the "Class of 2024" (EMKS Class of 2020) are going into their freshman year of college with a full ride to their university!
  • 88% of students in the class of 2024 will be able to fund their freshman year of college by taking out $5,500 in loans or less, the national average is $10,000.
  • 49% of the Class of 2024 were awarded the KC Scholars Scholarship, worth $50,000 for each student -- $1 million collectively earned.
  • 58% of students in 2024 are starting college with 12 credit hours from their Dual Credit high school courses!
     
 
Student Spotlights:
  • Asia (EMKS Class of 2019; University of Southern California Class of 2023; Questbridge Scholar)
    • Asia completed a virtual internship with Americorps, assisting low-income and/or first-generation college students with their college application process. Asia used materials from her high school College Access department support for her mentorship.
    • Asia was awarded the Questbridge scholarship to attend University of Southern California! Questbridge gives students a full-ride to their match school.
    • In her first semester at USC, Asia made the deans list.
 
  • Jason (EMKS Class of 2019; Brown University Class of 2023)
    • Jason, a rising sophomore at Brown University, was awarded the Ron Brown Scholarship. The Ron Brown Scholarship is a four-year $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.
    • Before entering college Jason was chosen as a LEDA scholar, and had the opportunity to study on Princeton’s campus while still in high school.
 
  • Monty (EMKS Class of 2019; Wichita State University Class of 2023)
    • Monty was a finalist in the Koch Innovation Challenge during his freshman year at Wichita State University for his group’s innovative design. Along with receiving an additional scholarship he got to pitch his idea to a panel in May.
 
  • Tajah (EMKS Class of 2019; University of Central Missouri Class of 2023)
    • In her first semester at University of Central Missouri, Tajah worked with a group to organize and execute a benefit concert!

  • Josiah (EMKS Class of 2020; Swarthmare Class of 2024; Questbridge Scholar)
    • Josiah was awarded the Questbridge scholarship to attend Swarthmore College outside Philadelphia, PA! Questbridge gives students a full-ride to their match school. Josiah plans to major in mechanical engineering; we are so proud of him!
 
  • Naya (EMKS Class of 2020; Pomona Class of 2024; LEDA Scholar)
    • Naya was named a LEDA (Leading Entrepreneurs for a Diverse America) scholar this past year, which allowed her to study at Princeton University’s campus this past year, and to attend Pomona College outside Los Angeles, CA this fall! She plans to major in computer science!
 
  • Ma’Kahsa (EMKS Class of 2020; Macalester Class of 2024)
    • Ma'Kahsa was accepted into the Bonner Scholars program, which is an exclusive scholarship for students who promote and participate in meaningful community service throughout their undergraduate career. We look forward to seeing Ma’Kahsa participate in those activities at Macalester College in Minneapolis, MN this fall!
 
  • Demetrius, Oscar and Lynnette (EMKS Class of 2020; UMKC Class of 2024)
    • Demetrius, Oscar and Lynnette  were all recipients of the Bloch Scholarship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. This scholarship covers their full tuition for each of their 4 years on campus - we are so proud of their hard work!
 
  • Ann (EMKS Class of 2024; Macalester Class of 2024)
    • Ann spent her summer in 2019 at Yale University for the Yale University Summer Scholars program and plans to matriculate at Macalester College in Minneapolis, MN to major in neuroscience.