The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship

The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology provides an annual scholarship to a graduating female high school senior or returning female college student who intends to further their education at a two-year or four-year college, university, vocational or technical school who share Kris Paper’s love of technology and will be seeking a degree in a technology related field.
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About Kris Paper

Learn more about Kris Paper – the reason this scholarship was created. Her lifetime of helping people realize their potential and achieve their goals inspired us to continue the tradition.

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Support the cause

There are many ways to support the scholarship ranging from attending fundraising events to donating directly to the scholarship fund.

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Apply Now

If you are a graduating high school senior or returning female college student who intends to further their education in a technology related field, you can link to the application here.

ELIGIBILITY: The students eligible for assistance shall be graduating female seniors or returning female college students from the greater Kansas City area, have a minimum 3.2 GPA (rigor of curriculum will be taken into consideration), and regularly attend classes. Financial need and community service will also be taken into consideration.

AMOUNT: A minimum of $1,500 annually to be paid in two equal installments in August and January to the educational institution.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS APRIL 15, 2019

About Kris Paper

Kris Paper espoused and lived by these three tenants: teamwork, attitude and leadership.

EDUCATION:
Masters: Application Management- Bellevue University
Bachelors: Science in Business Management- Buena Vista University

WORK HISTORY:
VICE PRESIDENT AND CIO - BURNS & MCDONNELL October 2006 – April, 2014
SR VP AND CIO - PRIMEDIA August 2003 – August 2006
VP AND CIO - AQUILA/ UTILICORP UNITED 1983 – 2002

ACCOMPLISHMENTS / RECOGNITION:
Featured on the cover of CIO Magazine
Led Burns & McDonnell to be recognized as one of the top 500 innovative users of technology from Information Week magazine (Download Report: Fall, 2012)
Graduate of the Institute for Career Advancement Needs Influence Leadership Program
Graduate of the Greater Missouri Challenge As a leader, Kris also sponsored dozens of others in both the ICAN and Greater Missouri programs.
Speaker at the WiSTEMM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine) Program, October 30, 2012
Member of Rockhurst University CIO Council

Kris Paper

August 29, 1953 – April 26, 2014
Kris Paper

Support The Cause

There are many ways to support the scholarship ranging from sponsoring or partnering on fundraising events to donating directly to the scholarship fund. Either way, you can be sure that your support will directly help women in the technological field achieve their goals - just like Kris did every day.

Whether you want to donate to the fund, have a fundraising partnership idea, or just want to tell us how Kris impacted your life, drop us a line below. We'd love to hear from you!