College Scholarship & Financial Aid

About the Patrick Kelley Scholarship Program

The Patrick Kelley Scholarship Program is awarded to deserving Las Vegas students seeking an avenue to pursue their academic, social, and personal aspirations. To date, we have donated over $400,000 in college scholarships to first generation students. We also offer mentoring support, occupational training, and lifelong networking opportunities.

Each recipient is awarded $5,000 in scholarship aid over the course of a four year degree. Our students are asked to meet at least a 3.0 GPA, participate in extracurricular activities, and volunteer their time and service to local community groups. Scholarship Applications are due by April 1, 2024.

Required Documents

Please submit the completed application, including the following documents:


What to Prepare

  • Applicant’s General Information 
  • Financial Statement (Note: Combined family income must be less than $65,000) 
  • Two letters of recommendation

Create A One Page Essay About

  1. Educational and career goals
  2. Extracurricular activities & involvement
  3. Why you should be a PKYF scholarship recipient
  4. Email your essay to

Academics & Engagement

  • Transcript (including 7th semester) & test scores 
  • Resume of awards, activities, & employment (including average hours worked per week and community service).


Our goal is to donate 250 bikes each PK Bike Day. A single bicycle & helmet donation is $100. 


Support the goals of a first generation college student from a local Las Vegas high school.


Donations help  purchase new clothes, toys & gifts for families during the holiday season.

Apply for Scholarship AID

Make a Charitable Donation

Your Support Goes a Long Way

Patrick Kelley enjoyed an active life and he lived his to the fullest.  Those who knew him were fortunate, for they found a friend who was patient, steadfast and loyal.  It’s the people that gravitated to Patrick that have made this foundation possible so they could pass on his unconditional love and support. 

We thank you considering the Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation with your contribution, time, and resources.