How to Apply

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

NOTE: All Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarships 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 2021 general application will open January 1, 2021 and have a March 1, 2021 deadline.


Step 1

Visit the Scholarship Search page of this website and look for the scholarships offered by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. The online scholarship application is available in January.

Step 2

After clicking on the Apply Now button at the bottom of this page, begin your application by sharing some basic information and completing the Family Details, Education, School & Community Activities and Work Experience sections in Kaleidoscope. You'll also have the opportunity to upload your scholarship essays, letters of recommendation and even request transcripts.

Step 3

Review your profile 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 4

After you've completed each section on Kaleidoscope, hit the submit button! Your online application must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. of the deadline.  

Step 5

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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    Text GENERAL to 833.974.1412 for reminders about general scholarship deadlines!
    Text REM to 833.974.1412 for reminders about the Remynse Scholarship Text WEC to 833.974.1412 for reminders about the Women's Education Coalition Scholarship deadline.

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