The Shawnee Economic Development Council Career Ready Scholarship provides financial assistance in the amount of $1000 to graduating Shawnee high school seniors seeking a career in construction or construction trades such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, or other related professions. A successful applicant must identify either trade school where they will continue their education or acceptance of direct employment by a licensed Kansas City metro area contractor (preference given to SEDC members).  Financial award must be used to cover costs related to tuition, books, fees, tools and/or equipment related to the construction industry.  Awardees utilizing scholarship funds to prepare for careers in construction will be paired with a SEDC Scholar mentor who will assist with selection of tools and supplies required to be work ready on first day of employment.

Applications Are Currently Open

2024 Application

Marlene Shirley, Operations Manager

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce

15100 W. 67th Street, Suite 202

Shawnee, KS 66217

913.631.6545 - phone