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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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Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship

Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education


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

The Melissa Wroblewski Memorial Scholarship was established in loving memory of Melissa Wroblewski, a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School. This award is presented annually to a graduating senior from Kalamazoo Central or Loy Norrix High School who desires to pursue higher education with a goal of a career in the visual arts.

Eligibility Criteria

Kalamazoo Central High School or Loy Norrix High School graduating senior who has taken art classes at Kalamazoo Central and/or Loy Norrix and plans to pursue a two- or four-year degree in the visual arts as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited college or university. Demonstrated academic achievement and ability/accomplishment in the visual arts. Financial need may be a consideration in the final step of the selection process but it is not a requirement for consideration.

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 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. If you are matched to this scholarship, we will ask you for examples of your artistic work. A link to a private Dropbox folder will be emailed to you after you submit your application so that you may upload samples of your work.
  5. 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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