In 2012, the MLB-KC Royals All-Star Scholars Program started providing scholarships to five students per year with new students selected each year through 2016 as a result of MLB All-Star Lasting Legacy Funds. That MLB funding will support those scholarships and students through 2019. In 2016, Royals Charities announced that it would honor the 2012 All-Star Game legacy by providing scholarships for five additional students each year through 2021 as selected by the MoKan 20/20 Leadership organization with the opportunity for a $2,500 scholarship per year to any college in Kansas or Missouri.
"When I learned I had received the MLB-KC Royals All-Star Scholarship, I was ecstatic and at a loss for words. My father brought my family to the United States in hopes of reaching the American dream that so many immigrants yearn for. I know that this generous scholarship will help me reach my American dream of becoming a psychiatrist." -Martha Linares, University of Kansas
"By awarding me the MLB-KC Royals All-Star Scholarship, I am able to cover a lot of my education instead of focusing on how to pay for my debts. Also, it lifted the weight off my parents' shoulders knowing that I am able to cover a few years of my education. I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goal just as you have helped me." -Power Lee, William Jewell College
"Soon, I'll be starting my senior year, and I'm excited for the next chapter of my life. I'm looking into graduate programs and will pursue my MBA. A lot has changed during college but what has remained constant is the generosity of the MLB-KC Royals All-Star Scholarship. I could not have done this without you and will be forever grateful for this program." -Ciara May, University of Missouri