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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.

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

S. Rudolph Light Medical Education Scholarship

Scholarship Type
Graduate Education

Up to $2,500

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 S. Rudolph Light Medical Education Scholarship provides financial assistance to medical students, dental students and master's of nursing students.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an S. Rudolph Light Medical Education Scholarship, the applicant must have been a permanent Kalamazoo County resident while attending high school or must be a graduate of a Kalamazoo County high school and applying to or admitted to a school of medicine, dentistry or a master's of nursing program. Must demonstrate the necessary aptitude and other qualities requisite to his/her chosen profession; Able to demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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. Recommendations should address your aptitude and other qualities essential for your chosen profession. At least one should be from a professor.
  3. Currently enrolled medical, dental and nursing students must; submit one copy of the S. Rudolph Light Medical Education Scholarship - Dean's Form completed by a representative of the dean's office of the school you attend. This will serve as one of your two required recommendations.
  4. Proof of admission to the medical, dental or nursing program if you are entering your first year.
  5. An official college transcript through the most recent term/semester.
  6. 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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