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There are literally thousands of 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. The descriptions shown are a summary and may not provide complete eligibility requirements. 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.

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Scholarship Details

Kreager Family Scholarship

Community Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education

Award
Up to $2,500; More than one scholarship may be awarded 

Deadline
March 1

Scholarship Information

This scholarship was established in 2001 by the Kreager family to provide financial assistance to college-bound graduating high school seniors that have suffered the loss of a parent or parents through death or abandonment after infancy

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or attends a high school within Kalamazoo County; or a graduating high school senior who is enrolled in South Haven High School; planning to attend an accredited institution for vocational/technical training or a two- or four-year degree either part or full time. Must have suffered the loss of a parent or parents through death or abandonment after infancy. Demonstration of financial need according to the FAFSA; Preference may be given to graduating high school seniors from Gull Lake and South Haven High Schools, but this is not a requirement to apply.

Application Requirements

The following must be electronically submitted to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation:

  1. eGRANTscholarship application.
  2. Essay typed into the text box in the eGRANT application addressing why you merit consideration for this scholarship. Include how extracurricular activities volunteer experiences and leadership roles have helped to prepare you for your choice of study. If you have overcome challenges or improved in motivation and achievement during high school and/or college please provide this information also.

The following must be received by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation by March 1:

  1. Two copies of the Scholarship Recommendation Form and Letters of Recommendation. One must be completed by an adult who can evaluate your character and potential; one must be completed by an adult who can verify you meet the eligibility criteria.
  2. An official cumulative transcript through the first semester or trimester of the senior year including SAT/ACT score(s).

This scholarship requires that you demonstrate financial need. Please provide us with a copy of your college/university award letter and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR) that includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) no later than March 31. 

 

 


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