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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.

Click on the name of the scholarship to see detailed information and eligibility criteria. To view information for more than one scholarship, use the check boxes to select the scholarships you are interested in, then click the blue View All Checked button at the bottom of the screen

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Bhargava Family Scholarship  
High school senior; Minimum 3.75 GPA; Minimum 1310 SAT or 28 ACT; Outstanding leadership; full-time enrollment at a college/university.
UndergradMarch 1
Bob Block Memorial Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior; full-time enrollment at a college/university; Dedication to competitive swimming or diving during high school; Minimum 3.0 GPA
UndergradMarch 1
Ronald C. Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship  
Student who is a permanent resident of Kalamazoo County or has graduated from a high school within Kalamazoo County enrolling or enrolled full-time as a college Junior, Senior or Fifth-year Senior in the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University; Preference will be given to applicants with a 2.5-3.5 GPA. 
UndergradMarch 1
Covert Township Community Foundation Scholarship  

Covert Township resident for the past three years. Must be a young adult between the ages of 17 through 25. Must be pursuing vocational or technical training, trade school, certificate program, 2- or 4-year degree program. Must demonstrate financial need.

UndergradYesMarch 1
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 1
Enhancement Ministries Scholarship  
Non-traditional male or female student; Reside in Kalamazoo or Calhoun County; Five years of work experience beyond high school; Community service involvement; full- or part-time in a certificate program, vocational/technical school, trade school, or two-year or four year degree program.
UndergradMarch 1
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 1
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; minimum 3.00 GPA; participation in college/community activities; work experience.
BothMarch 1
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 1
Earl Haas Scholarship  
Kalamazoo County resident who is a graduate of a high school, alternative school or GED program; or graduate of a Kalamazoo County high school, alternative school or GED program in Kalamazoo County; part-time or full-time enrollment pursuing vocational or technical training, trade school or two-year or four-year program; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 1
Earl Haas Hackett Catholic Prep Scholarship  
The applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Hackett Catholic Prep and planning to enroll in an accredited college or  university as a full-time student in the fall. The applicant must have earned a 2.50 to 3.50 GPA and demonstrate financial need to attend the college or university of choice; Renewable.
UndergradYesMarch 1
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, bachelor's, or post-graduate degree; financial need.

BothYesMarch 1
Jean Hunse Scholarship  
Student who is a permanent resident of Kalamazoo County or graduated from a high school within Kalamazoo County; enrolling or enrolled as a junior, senior, of fifth-year senior  in the Haworth College of business at Western Michigan University;  business major with preference for accounting; minimum 3.5 GPA; full-time or part-time enrollment; Financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 1
Derek Jeter Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior; demonstration of leadership and involvement in school and community activities that advocate a substance free lifestyle; The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum 1060 SAT or minimum 21 ACT score; full time enrollment at a college/university; renewable.
UndergradMarch 1
CIS/Kalamazoo Public Education Foundation Scholarship  
Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) graduating senior; education major; full-time enrollment at a college/university; minimum 2.75 GPA; financial need may be considered; renewable. 
UndergradMarch 1
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 1
Kreager Family Scholarship  
Graduating 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 1
David and Barbara Kruse Paw Paw High School Scholarship  
Graduating or graduated from Paw Paw High School (including Michigan Avenue Academy); 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 1
S. Rudolph Light Medical Education Scholarship  
Full-time enrollment in medical school, dental school, or master's of nursing program; financial need.
GraduateYesMarch 1
Love Where You Live: Scholarship Fund  
Student who is a permanent resident of Kalamazoo County or a student graduating from a high school within Kalamazoo County. Must be planning to enroll full time in a bachelor's or associate's degree program, trade, technology, vocational or certificate program within the State of Michigan. GPA of 2.8-3.8;  Must demonstrate financial need. Renewable
UndergradYesMarch 1
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 1
Mildred McConkey Memorial Scholarship  
Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) graduating high school senior; improvement in English composition; exceptional writing ability; full-time enrollment at a college/university.
UndergradMarch 1
David and Priscilla Morris Scholarship  
Graduate of a Kalamazoo County high school or a resident of Kalamazoo County who was home schooled. Planning to attend or already attending Western Michigan University, full time; Financial need.
BothYesMarch 1
The Montague Myers Scholarship  
Graduating 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 1
William T. Nuyen Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or a senior graduating from a high school within Kalamazoo County; pursuing a full-time degree in aviation or engineering at Western Michigan University; minimum 3.5 GPA; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 1
Phyllis A. Nuyen Scholarship  
Must be a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Kalamazoo County  or is graduating from a Kalamazoo County high school. Pursuing a degree in nursing or occupational therapy at Western Michigan University full-time. Must have earned a minimum 3.5 GPA. Must demonstrate financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 1
Gail and Hilda Oster Scholarship Fund  
Van Buren County resident or graduate of a Van Buren County high school; pursuing undergraduate degree in education, mathematics or science at Western Michigan University or the University of Michigan; minimum 2.75 GPA. OR enrolling or enrolled in the Veterinary Technologist or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs at Michigan State University; OR enrolling or enrolled in the WMU Homer Stryker MD Medical School as a medical student. Financial need; Renewable.
BothYesMarch 1
Eva L. Ozier Scholarship  
Traditional and Non-traditional students who are a Kalamazoo County resident or graduate of a Kalamazoo County high school or GED program; Must be Black, Non-Hispanic/Latinx; enrolled part-or full-time and demonstrate financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 1
Evelyn Prince Memorial Scholarship  
Female graduating 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 1
Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior or college freshman 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  
Graduating Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) high school senior or graduate of KPS; minority; pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree; demonstrate commitment to social justice; attend two- or four-year college or university full time or part time; financial need.
BothYesMarch 1
Mary Ruth Robinson Scholarship  
Kalamazoo Central  High School graduating senior or graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School; must demonstrate a genuine excitement about and enthusiasm for education; full - or part-time enrollment at an accredited college/university; minimum 2.5 GPA in high school; financial need; renewable.
UndergradYesMarch 1
Mary Roe Memorial Scholarship  
Comstock High School graduating senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM (Science, Technology; Engineering or Mathematics). Enroll full-time in an accredited four-year college/university. Minimum 3.0 GPA; Renewable
UndergradMarch 1
Dr. Jack and Charlene Sauer Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior enrolled at Schoolcraft High School and planning to enroll full time to pursue vocational or technical training or a 2- or 4-year degree at a college or university in Michigan; financial need; Renewable
UndergradYesMarch 1
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 1
Schwenk Scholarship  
High school senior; full-time enrollment at a college/university; pursuing degree in elementary education; demonstration of leadership and academic achievement.
UndergradMarch 1
Glen C. Smith Jr./KCC Caddie Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate; golf caddie for two (2) years at the Kalamazoo Country Club or at a member club of the Golf Association of Michigan or the Western Golf Association; preference to applicants with financial need; renewable.
UndergradYesMarch 1
Danial and Joeanna Smith Education Scholarship  
Resident of Van Buren County; graduating 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 1
William R. Steers Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior who will attend Albion College full time; minimum 3.00 GPA. 
UndergradMarch 1
Jim Strehlow Scholarship  
Graduating 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. Demonstrate overcoming adversity; Renewable for one additional year.
UndergradMarch 1
Brian Thiele Memorial Scholarship  
Student who is a permanent resident of Kalamazoo County or a student graduating from a high school within Kalamazoo County; four years of soccer during high school; leadership; community service; full-time enrollment at a college/university; financial need may be considered.
UndergradMarch 1
Wade and Clio Van Valkenburg Scholarship  

Kalamazoo County resident; previous criminal conviction; two-year or four-year degree or vocational or technical training; enrolling or enrolled full-time or part-time. Financial need. A scholarship may be awarded to a law student if no applicants meet the qualifications.

 

UndergradYesMarch 1
Matthew VanderSalm Memorial Scholarship  
Southwest Michigan High School Hockey League defenseman; graduating high school senior; good sportsmanship; attend a 2- or 4- year college or university. Application deadline is January 20, 2020. 
UndergradJanuary 20
Roy G. Walters Memorial Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior; involvement in athletics, and school and community activities; full-time enrollment at a college/university; financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 1
Weber Specialties Company Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior or graduate; certificate or two- or four-year degree in a manufacturing engineering technology. engineering graphics; integrated supply management curriculum; full- or part-time enrollment at a college/university. Financial need.
UndergradYesMarch 1
Welch's/National Grape Cooperative Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior; son, daughter or grandchild of an employee of the Welch's Company plant in Lawton; or son, daughter or grandchild 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. Renewable for one additional year.
UndergradMarch 1
Edmond B. Woodruff and Beth Woodruff Shipman Memorial Scholarship  
Graduating high school senior; minimum 3.80 GPA and a minimum 1390 SAT or 30 ACT; four-year degree; full-time enrollment at a college/university; participation in extracurricular activities.
UndergradMarch 1
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 1
Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship  
Kalamazoo Public Schools graduating high school senior; full-time or part-time enrollment in a college/university; two- or four- year degree in the visual arts. Examples of visual art(s) required. 
UndergradMarch 1

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