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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.

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Scholarship Details

Nancy C. Niles Donovan Scholarship

Community Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Type
Graduate Education

Minimum $1,000

March 1

Scholarship Information

The Nancy C. Niles Donovan Scholarship was established in 2003 by Nancy Niles Donovan. Because of Donovan's love of animals, she wished to assist students who plan a career in the field of veterinary medicine.

Eligibility Criteria

Kalamazoo or St. Joseph County resident or a student who graduated from a school within Kalamazoo or St. Joseph Counties. Enrolling or enrolled in a graduate level veterinary medicine program at Michigan State University, part time or full time. Applicant must be able to demonstrate an affinity for animals and a commitment to the protection of animal and human health, including the advancement of biomedical knowledge through research and education.

Application Requirements

The following must be electronically submitted to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation:

  1. eGRANTscholarship application.
  2. Essay typed into the text box in the eGRANT application addressing why you merit consideration for this scholarship. Include how extracurricular activities volunteer experiences and leadership roles have helped to prepare you for your choice of study. If you have overcome challenges or improved in motivation and achievement during high school and/or college please provide this information also.

The following must be received by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation by March 1:

  1. Two copies of the Scholarship Recommendation Form completed by adults other than family members.
  2. An official cumulative transcript through the most recent semester.

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