Each year, as the administrator of two scholarship funds endowed with the University of Kansas Endowment, the Greater Kansas City AOII Alumnae Chapter is proud to award scholarship funds to female students who meet the requirements of each award.

The Alpha Omicron Pi Scholarship and the Jessie Marie Cramer Scholarship have slightly different requirements. The AOII Scholarship is awarded to an initiated member of AOII at the undergraduate or graduate level. The Jessie Marie Cramer Scholarship must go to a female student who has completed her junior year with preference given to students from the Greater Kansas City area. Both scholarships require applicants to demonstrate financial need.

For the 2020-2021 school year, KCAOII is pleased to award the full amount of both scholarships to one deserving recipient, a fellow KCAOII sister.

Kimberly Younger is a current first year medical student at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her current medical interests include internal medicine, geriatrics, immunology, oncology,  and critical care. At KUMC, Kimberly is a part of the medical student a Capella group “Doctor’s Notes”, a mentor for local Wyandotte county high schoolers through “ Health Care Collaborative”, and a volunteer at the community JayDoc free clinic. Before medical school, Kimberly lived in California and worked as an Electrical Engineer, having graduated with honors in 2017 from California State University Long Beach with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical & Clinical Engineering. While at CSULB, Kimberly was very active in the Lambda Beta Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, serving as Vice President of Education, Assistant New Member Educator, Philanthropy Chair, and Chapter President. After graduating, Kimberly continued to be involved by becoming an advisor for Lambda Alpha Chapter, at the University of La Verne, for both Communications and External Operations. Kimberly’s current hobbies include reading, going to dog parks with her puppy, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family.

Congratulations to Kimberly!