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2016-17 scholarship applications are now Closed.

Applications for the 2017/18  semesters will open in Jan. 2017

Please note that our Immediate Needs application process has changed and now must be completed online.

Dual credit and immediate needs college requests can no longer be made through our Immediate Needs program. Please contact Kylie Boyd at for information on how to apply for these types of requests.

Our Mission

The O’Brate Foundation will strive to improve the opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Kansas by assisting with emergency needs, providing educational scholarships to deserving youth, and addressing specific stumbling blocks lying in their path on the road to success.


Our Vision

The O’Brate Foundation recognizes that the future is in the hands of today’s youth. To make the future brighter for all, disadvantaged youth must be given opportunities for success. The Foundation will strive to improve the chance for success of these Kansas youth.


​O'Brate Scholarships

The O’Brate Foundation invites youth with limited resources who are pursuing higher education to apply for a scholarship. We are committed to helping these youth attain their personal goals and become successful members of society


​Immediate Needs Assistance

The O’Brate Foundation will consider, on an individual basis, addressing immediate needs for youth (ages 17-25) in order to create a stable living environment and help them continue their education/career goals.
The Immediate Needs application must be started by an adult sponsor which includes: teachers, school counselors, DCF Case Managers, or other qualifying professionals.  The access code needed to start an application can be requested by emailing Please allow 24-48 hours for response time.


Who We Serve

Kansas Youth ages 17 - 25:

  • Who have been in foster care and are transitioning independent living.

  • Who have limited resources and/or an immediate need which has created an unstable or unsafe living condition.