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There are literally thousands of local and national scholarships available to students today. We want to help you find and take full advantage of all the opportunities available to you. This scholarship search tool focuses on the sources of aid available in Kalamazoo County, including scholarships offered by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

Many of the scholarships listed here are for high school seniors, but there also are several for students already enrolled in college and non-traditional students.

All Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarships (those denoted by ) may be used for tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation and personal expenses associated with the cost of education. To apply for a Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship, you must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien (green card holder).

To compare more than one scholarship: Using the check boxes to the left, select the scholarships you are interested in (or click Check All to select all scholarships), scroll to the bottom of the screen and click View All Checked.

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Bhargava Family Scholarship  
High school senior; Minimum 3.75 GPA; Minimum 28 ACT; Outstanding leadership; full-time enrollment at a college/university.
UndergradMarch 31
Bob Block Memorial Scholarship  
High school senior; Full-time enrollment at a college/university; Dedication to competitive swimming or diving during high school; Minimum 3.0 GPA
UndergradMarch 31
Ronald C. Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship  
Incoming college Junior, Senior or Fifth-year Senior enrolled full-time in the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University; 2.5-3.5 GPA. 
UndergradMarch 31
Jim Cristy Swimming Scholarship  
Elementary, jr. high or high school student enrolling or enrolled in a competitive swimming program within Kalamazoo County; Financial need
BothYesAugust 15
George L. Disborough Trout Unlimited Research Grant  
Graduate school student; Trout Research
GraduateFebruary 15
Nancy C. Niles Donovan Scholarship  
Resident of or graduated from a high school in Kalamazoo or St. Joseph County; enrolling or enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University; Full- or part-time enrollment.
GraduateMarch 31
Enhancement Ministries Scholarship  
Non-traditional male or female student; Reside in Kalamazoo or Calhoun County; Seven years of work experience beyond high school; Community service involvement; full- or part-time enrollment.
UndergradMarch 31
Brady & Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship  
Loy Norrix High School senior; Demonstrate ability and interest in creative arts; full-time enrollment at a college/university; financial need; renewable.
UndergradYesMarch 31
Frank and Hildegarde Goodrich Family Scholarship  
Junior or senior college undergraduate or graduate student (any level) at Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, University of Colorado or the University of Wisconsin; full-time enrollment at a college/university; minimum 3.00 GPA; participation in college/community activities; work experience.
BothMarch 31
Benjamin and Cherie Gubin Scholarship  
Master's, Ph.D. or professional degree program; full-time enrollment at a college/university; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need.
GraduateYesMarch 31
High on Heroes Scholarship  
Family member of a certified law enforcement officer, certified firefighter, licensed EMT, licensed medical first responder or licensed paramedic employed within Kalamazoo County; minimum 2.5 GPA; full- or part-time enrollment to earn certificate, associate's or bachelor's degree; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 31
Jean Hunse Scholarship  
Western Michigan University business major; preference for accounting; minimum 3.50 GPA; full- or part-time enrollment; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 31
Derek Jeter Scholarship  
High school senior; demonstration of leadership and involvement in school and community activities that advocate a substance free lifestyle; minimum 3.0 GPA and 21 ACT; full time enrollment at a college/university; renewable.
UndergradMarch 31
CIS/Kalamazoo Public Education Foundation Scholarship  
Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) high school senior; education major; full-time enrollment at a college/university; minimum 2.75 GPA; financial need may be considered; renewable. 
UndergradMarch 31
Kalamazoo Science Foundation Scholarship  
High school senior or college undergraduate; major in science, math or engineering; full-time enrollment at a college/university; high school seniors: minimum 3.5 GPA; current college undergraduates: minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need; renewable.
UndergradYesMarch 31
Kreager Family Scholarship  
High school senior; loss of a parent through death or abandonment; vocational, technical training, associate's or bachelor's degree; full- or part-time enrollment; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 31
David and Barbara Kruse Paw Paw High School Scholarship  
Graduating or graduated from Paw Paw High School; enrolled full time or part time in a vocational or technical school or two- or four-year degree program leading to a career in a technical field; minimum 2.0 GPA.
UndergradMarch 31
S. Rudolph Light Medical Education Scholarship  
Full-time enrollment in medical school, dental school, or master's of nursing program; financial need.
GraduateYesMarch 31
Ann N. MacGregor Scholarship  
High school senior, current undergraduate or graduate student; major in visual arts; minimum 2.75 GPA; full-time enrollment at a college/university; preference given to students with financial need.
BothYesMarch 31
Mildred McConkey Memorial Scholarship  
Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) high school senior; improvement in English composition; exceptional writing ability; full-time enrollment at a college/university.
UndergradMarch 31
The Montague Myers Scholarship  
High school senior or graduate; abused, abandoned or neglected as a child; full-time or part-time enrollment; two- or four-year degree or vocational training; financial need; renewable.
UndergradYesMarch 31
Gail and Hilda Oster Scholarship Fund  

Van Buren County resident or graduate of a Van Buren County high school; undergraduate majors in education or mathematics at Western Michigan University or the University of Michigan; minimum 2.75 GPA; financial need.

Scholarship also available to graduate students in the College of Veterinary Medicine or veterinary technology program at Michigan State University; full-time enrollment; financial need. 

BothYesMarch 31
Partners in Education Scholarship  
High school senior; pursuing bachelor's degree full time at a college or university in Michigan; 2.80-3.80 GPA; financial need; renewable. 
UndergradYesMarch 31
Evelyn Prince Memorial Scholarship  
Female high school senior; golf team for a minimum of junior and/or senior year; pursuing four-year degree; full-time enrollment at a college/university; minimum 2.50 GPA; renewable 
UndergradMarch 31
Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship  
High school senior; pursuing a bachelor's degree full time in business, education, engineering, law, math, medicine, psychology, or science; demonstrate leadership and involvement in school/community activities; academic achievement; financial need; renewable.
UndergradYesDecember 1
Duane Roberts Scholarship  
Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) high school senior or graduate of KPS; minority; demonstrate commitment to social justice; pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree; attend two- or four-year college or university full time or part time; financial need.
BothYesMarch 31
Peter and Inez Schonveld Scholarship  
Kalamazoo Public Schools graduating high school senior or graduate of Kalamazoo Public Schools; demonstration of determination and good citizenship; part-time or full-time enrollment in a vocational, technical or degree-granting educational institution; financial need.
BothYesMarch 31
Schwenk Scholarship  
High school senior; full-time enrollment at a college/university; pursuing degree in elementary education; demonstration of leadership and academic achievement.
UndergradMarch 31
Glen C. Smith Jr./KCC Caddie Scholarship  
High school senior or current undergraduate; golf caddie for two seasons with minimum of 12 rounds per season; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 31
Danial and Joeanna Smith Education Scholarship  
Resident of Van Buren County; High school senior; pursuing bachelor's degree; full-time enrollment at a college/university; minimum 3.5 GPA; participation in extracurricular activities; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 31
William R. Steers Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarship  
High school senior who will attend Albion College full time; minimum 3.00 GPA. 
UndergradMarch 31
Jim Strehlow Scholarship  
Parchment High School senior and resident of Parchment School District; attend Kalamazoo Valley Community College; part- or full-time enrollment; demonstrate improvement in motivation and achievement in high school.
UndergradMarch 31
Brian Thiele Memorial Scholarship  
High school senior; four years of soccer during high school; community service; full-time enrollment at a college/university; financial need may be considered.
UndergradMarch 31
Wade and Clio Van Valkenburg Scholarship  
Kalamazoo County resident; two- or four-year degree or vocational or technical training; previous criminal conviction; full- or part-time enrollment; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 31
Matthew VanderSalm Memorial Scholarship  
Southwest Michigan High School Hockey League team member; Hockey defenseman; Good sportsmanship; Attend a 2- or 4- year college or university 
UndergradJanuary 20
John C. Volderauer Scholarship  
Undergraduate in radiologic technology, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound sonography or nuclear medicine technology; clinical or didactic training in Kalamazoo County; or continuing education for current radiologic technologist employed in or resident of Kalamazoo County. 
BothSeptember 15
Roy G. Walters Memorial Scholarship  
High school senior; involvement in athletics and school and community activities; full-time enrollment at a college/university; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 31
Weber Specialties Company Scholarship  
High school senior or graduate; certificate or two- or four-year degree in a manufacturing curriculum; merit; full- or part-time enrollment at a college/university.
UndergradMarch 31
Welch's/National Grape Cooperative Scholarship  
High school senior; son or daughter of an employee of the Welch's Company plant in Lawton or son or daughter of a National Grape Cooperative member with residency in Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent or Van Buren County; minimum 2.0 GPA; full-time enrollment at a college/university.
UndergradMarch 31
Women's Education Coalition Grant  
Woman residing in Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph or Van Buren County; under-employed or unemployed with significant break in her education; certificate or degree programs; part- or full-time enrollment; financial need.
BothYesMay 15
Edmond B. Woodruff and Beth Woodruff Shipman Memorial Scholarship  
High school senior; minimum 3.80 GPA and 30 ACT; four-year degree; full-time enrollment at a college/university; participation in extracurricular activities.
UndergradMarch 31
E. Earl Wright Scholarship  
Kalamazoo County resident who is a graduating high school senior or graduate or graduating or graduated from a high school, alternative school or GED program within Kalamazoo County; enrolled full time in a technology or vocational school or two-year program; preferred 2.0 to 3.2 GPA; renewable.
UndergradMarch 31
Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship  
Kalamazoo Public Schools high school senior; full-time enrollment; two- or four- year degree in the visual arts. 
UndergradMarch 31
Duane Young Scholarship  
High school senior; participation in varsity-level high school sports; full-time enrollment at a college/university.
UndergradMarch 31
AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol Scholarship
Graduating high school senior who participated in the AAA Michigan Safety Patrol
UndergradApril 17 *
American Welding Society Scholarships
Available to students pursuing four-year degrees in welding at universities or trade/technical schools or community colleges.
UndergradFebruary 15 *
American Chemistry Society Scholarships Program
African American, Hispanic, Latino or American Indian high school senior or college undergraduate majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or chemical-related science; or pursuing a degree in chemical technology
UndergradYesMarch 1
The Robert P. Amrhein Scholarship
Portage Northern High School graduating senior. Planning to enroll in a two- or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school.
UndergradFebruary 15
Appell Family Scholarship
Vicksburg High School senior
UndergradMay 1
Michael Bailey Memorial Scholarship
Gull Lake High School Junior
BothYesFebruary 27

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