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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

Brady & Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education

Award
Up to $3,000

Renewability
The award is renewable for three additional years.

Deadline
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.

Click here to apply online


Scholarship Information

The Brady and Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship was established by their family to provide financial assistance to a Loy Norrix High School graduating senior who has demonstrated ability and interest in the area of creative arts (band, orchestra, choral, drama, fine arts or creative writing).

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating Loy Norrix High school senior planning to enroll full time in a two- or four-year college or university; must demonstrate ability and interest in the area of creative arts (band, orchestra, choral, drama, fine arts or creative writing) as evidenced by participation in school and community activities. Financial need may be a consideration but is not a requirement for application.

Application Requirements

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

  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. Please summarize your history of interest in the arts and/or your plans for involvement in the arts in the future.
  3. If you are matched to this scholarship we will notify you, via email, that the following is required:

  • The Brady & Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship-Activities Form must be filled out and attached to the online application.
  • One copy of the Brady & Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship-Teacher Recommendation Form completed by a teacher in the creative arts (band, orchestra, choral, drama, fine arts or creative writing).

  • A Letter of Recommendation, completed by a parent/guardian or an adult with a significant relationship, describing why you should receive this scholarship. The Letter of Recommendation must be accompanied by the Scholarship Recommendation Form . Optional: a second Letter of Recommendation from a community member attesting to your interest and talent in the arts; The Letter of Recommendation must be accompanied by the Scholarship Recommendation Form .
  • Official cumulative high school transcript through the first semester of the senior year including SAT/ACT score(s).
  • Photocopies, photographs or digital media with samples of your creative art and/or performances. Please choose up to four examples of your creative art or up to 5 minutes of a taped performance. A link to a private Dropbox folder will be emailed to you after you submit your application so that you may upload your samples.
  • Financial need may be a consideration for this scholarship. If you have applied for financial aid by filing 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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