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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 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 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
Jim Cristy Swimming Scholarship
Elementary, jr. high or high school student enrolling or enrolled in a competitive swimming program within Kalamazoo County; Financial need
 YesAugust 15
George L. Disborough Trout Unlimited Research Grant
Graduate school student; trout research
GraduateFebruary 26 *
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
Kalamazoo Public Library Amanda Green Scholarship

Resident of Kalamazoo County or graduate of a Kalamazoo County High School. Earned an undergraduate degree or will be earning one within a year of applying. Graduate school enrollment status will be at least part time. The field of study pursued is Library and Information Sciences in a school that is accredited by the American Library Association. Person of color.

GraduateMarch 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 a Black student, 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
Leon A., Donald J. and Jean K. Schau Scholarship
Established by a bequest from the Jean Schau Estate to provide renewable grant assistance to nontraditional students who are legal residents with home addresses in Kalamazoo County or are graduates of a high school or adult education program within Kalamazoo County or are graduates of Plainwell or Otsego High Schools.
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

South Central 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
John C. Volderauer Scholarship
Undergraduate in radiologic technology, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound sonography or nuclear medicine technology; clinical or didactic training in Kalamazoo County; or continuing education for current radiologic technologist employed in or resident of Kalamazoo County. 
BothSeptember 15
Jerry A. and M. Christine Walker Scholarship
Kalamazoo County resident or graduate of a high school, alternative school or GED program within Kalamazoo County; must be pursuing vocational or technical training, trade school, a certificate program, a two-year or four-year degree; full-time or part-time, minimum 2.5 GPA; if attending college/university; if attending a community college; trade or vocational school; minimum 2.0 GPA; Financial Need
BothMarch 1
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

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