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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

Love Where You Live: Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education

Up to $2,000

Renewable for three additional years.

March 1

Scholarship Information

The Love Where You Live: Scholarship Fund (formerly the Partners in Education Scholarship Fund) was established by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation's board of trustees for the purpose of investing in the higher education of permanent residents of Kalamazoo County or students graduating from a Kalamazoo County High School.

Eligibility Criteria

Must be a 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 regionally accredited educational institution for a bachelor's degree program, associate's degree program or a trade, technology, vocational or certificate program within the State of Michigan.

If the student is a graduating high school senior planning to pursue a bachelor or associate degree, they must  demonstrate academic achievement with a 2.80 to 3.80 GPA. In addition they must submit SAT/ACT score(s). If the applicant is not a graduating high school senior they must provide an official cumulative high school or college transcript, through the most recent term, if courses have been completed within the past five years.

The applicant must show evidence of school and community involvement, leadership, and a good work ethic.

The applicant must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and/or any other need analysis as required by the educational institution in which the student is enrolled.

Application Requirements

  1. eGRANTscholarship application: Complete and submit one eGRANT 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 one Letter of Recommendation and recommendation form, completed by an adult other than a family member, will be required.
  3. An official cumulative high school or college transcript through the most recent term.
  4. This scholarship requires that you demonstrate financial need. 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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