Community Foundation awards scholarships to 334 local students

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 334 area students over the summer. 

The scholarships come from 53 funds at the Community Foundation, covering a variety of eligibility criteria with awards ranging from $250 to $15,000. 

The Community Foundation has awarded more than $27 million in scholarships to local students over the years. “We’re so appreciative of the donors who make this possible, and the volunteers who participate on our scholarship committees,” says Nancy Timmons, scholarship manager. “Education is one of our priorities as an organization, and our scholarship program is an important part of that work.”

According to Timmons, the next scholarship deadline, for the Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship, is December 1. Remynse scholarships go up to $7,500, depending on financial need, and are renewable. The Remynse is for high school seniors who plan to attend school full time and pursue a degree in business, education, engineering, math, psychology, science, and pre-law or pre-med studies. 

The online application for the Remynse Scholarship will be available on this website mid-September.The online application for other Community Foundation scholarships will be available at the beginning of 2017 with a deadline of March 1, 2017. 

Paper applications are available for those without computer access. Students also may make arrangements to fill out the online form using a computer at the Community Foundation. For more information, students should contact the Community Foundation's Scholarship team at 269.381.4416 or scholarships@kalfound.org.

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