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Scholarship Search

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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Scholarship Details

CIS/Kalamazoo Public Education Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education

Minimum $1,000

Award is renewable for up to three years.

March 1

How To Apply

Complete and submit one online scholarship application. We will match you to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship(s) that you are eligible for.

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Scholarship Information

The Kalamazoo Public Education Foundation Scholarship, established by the directors and officers of the Kalamazoo Public Education Foundation, is awarded annually to a Kalamazoo Public Schools graduating senior planning to enter the field of education.

Eligibility Criteria

Kalamazoo Central High School, Loy Norrix High School or Kalamazoo Public Schools alternative high school graduating senior planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree leading to a career in education. Planning to enroll full time in an accredited college or university. Must have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in core curriculum classes through the first semester of the senior year in high school and show evidence of participation in school and community activities. Financial need may be a consideration but is not a requirement for application.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete and submit one online scholarship application. We will match you to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation scholarship(s) that you are eligible for.
  2. If you are matched to this scholarship we will notify you, via email, that two Letters of Recommendations and recommendation forms, completed by adults other than family members, will be required.
  3. An official cumulative transcript through the first semester of the senior year including SAT/ACT score(s).
  4. Financial need may be a consideration for this scholarship. 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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