KC Blind All-Stars
KC Blind All-Stars Foundation (KCBAS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the Kansas State School for the Blind. KCBAS stands by the belief that blind/visually impaired youth can be valuable, contributing members of their school and communities. KCBAS provides financial support for the School for the Blind in a wide range of creative programs: Technology; Education, Employment & Entrepreneurial; Athletics & Extracurricular Activities; Music & Arts; and Skill Building.
Scholarship Award Program
The Gwendolyne Hawley Trust Scholarship Award Program is designed to assist deserving post-secondary students who are blind or visually impaired with their education. Students are selected for the award based on a variety of factors that indicate their high potential to make our investment in their future a worthwhile venture.
The Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB) and its foundation, the KC Blind All-Stars, are responsible for distributing the Gwendolyne Hawley Trust on behalf of the Hutchinson Community Foundation. The late Mrs. Hawley, of Hutchinson, Kansas, left this trust to assist blind students with their post-secondary education. The amounts of the scholarship award(s) have ranged from $500 to $1,800.
To enhance employment options for the blind or visually impaired; education and leadership opportunities; and experiences in sports music and the arts.
Founded in 1973, the KCBAS Foundation provides financial support to programs and activities in the following “TEAMS” endeavors: (T)echnology; (E)ducation, Employment, Entrepreneurship; (A)thletics and Extracurricular Activities; (M)usic and Arts; (S)kill Building.