How to Apply

Applying for a scholarship from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation is easy. Just follow these simple steps.

All Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarships (the scholarships with a green circle icon on our Scholarship Search) may be used for tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation and personal expenses associated with the cost of education.

Apply for General Scholarships
The 2019 general application will open mid-December and have a March 1 deadline

Step 1

Visit the Scholarship Search page of this website and look for the scholarships offered by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation (those highlighted with a green circle). The online scholarship application is available in January.

Step 2

After clicking on the Apply Now button at the bottom of this page, set up your user account by creating a login ID and password.

Step 3

After you create your login ID and password, click Opportunities on the left side of the screen and select the general scholarship application. You don't have to finish your application all at once. Be sure to click Save before exiting. To return to work on your application another time, enter your login ID and password, then click Draft and select the application you want to work on.

Step 4

Print and review your completed online application before submitting it to make sure all the information you have provided is complete and accurate. Be sure your essay appears in its entirety. Any information that does not appear on the printed page will not be seen by the scholarship committee.

Step 5

Submit your application by using the Submit button on the online application's Submit screen. Your online application must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. of the deadline.

Step 6

Once you have submitted your scholarship application we will match you to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship(s) that your are eligible for. If you are matched to a scholarship that requires additional information, we will notify you by email.

If you have applied for financial aid by filling the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are applying for a need-based scholarship, please complete the student section of the Financial Information Summary form and then forward the form to the college financial aid office where you have been accepted. They will complete the form and return it to our office. 

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