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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.

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Scholarship Details

Bob Block Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education

Award
One $500 award

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.

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Scholarship Information

Remembered for his competitive, yet caring nature when working with the young people he coached, Bob Block's memory continues to live on. Raised in Kalamazoo as part of an athletic family--his father was a professional boxing standout--Block chose the water and became an award winning diver at Loy Norrix. He went on to win an NCAA Division III championship at Alma College and then moved to Cleveland for a career opportunity. Block's return to Kalamazoo to attend graduate school at Western Michigan University was this community's gain. He was on his way to becoming a premier coach for swimmers and divers in the area when he was killed in an auto accident in the 1990's. In 1996 his wife, Susan, established the Bob Block Memorial Fund at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation to assist graduating high school athletes who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to competitive swimming or diving, and their education.

Eligibility Criteria

High School graduating senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or enrolled in a Kalamazoo County high school. Must be planning to enroll in an accredited college/university as a full-time student in the fall. Must have demonstrated dedication and commitment to competitive swimming or diving at either the high school or club level and to his/her education with a minimum 3.00 GPA.

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. You will need to provide us with an official cumulative high school transcript through the first semester or trimester of your senior year including SAT/ACT score(s).

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