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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 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.

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

Schwenk Scholarship

Community Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education

Award
$500

Renewability

Renewable for one year. This scholarship is only available in even-numbered years.


Deadline
March 1

Scholarship Information

This scholarship was established in 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schwenk to provide financial assistance to people pursuing a degree in elementary education for the purpose of promoting quality preparation in a field that has a major impact on our youth.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or attends a Kalamazoo County High School; planning to pursue an elementary education degree; evidence of leadership and academic achievement; full-time enrollment. Financial need may be a consideration but is not a requirement for application.

Application Requirements

  1. eGRANTscholarship application.
  2. If you are matched to this scholarship we will notify you, via email, that two Letters of Recommendation and recommendation forms, completed by adults other than family members, will be required.
  3. Official cumulative high school transcript through the first semester or trimester 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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