This scholarship was established by Michael and Mary Jo (Jody) Watkins to benefit first-generation college students graduating from Raytown School District high schools. Dr. and Mrs. Watkins were both educators in the Raytown School District during their careers. Dr. Watkins was Superintendent from 1996 – 2001, and Mrs. Watkins taught at Robinson Elementary School for 16 years.



Up to $1,200 per academic year.


Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5.


The General Application will be opened December 15 and will be due (including any additional requirements for scholarships you may be matched with) April 1.

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2023. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2023 will not be considered.



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