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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

Gail and Hilda Oster Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Type
Both

Award
One or more awards of a minimum of $1,000

Renewability
Awards are renewable

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

This scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Gail and Hilda Oster for the purpose of providing meaningful support to graduating high school seniors or graduates, who are residents of Van Buren County or graduating high school seniors or graduates of high schools within Van Buren County, who are planning to pursue or are pursuing bachelor's degrees at Western Michigan University or the University of Michigan in the fields of education, mathematics or science; or enrolling or enrolled in the Veterinary Technologist or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs at Michigan State University or enrolling or enrolled in the WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine.

Eligibility Criteria

Van Buren County resident who is a graduating high school senior or graduate, or who is graduating or graduated from a Van Buren County high school. Enrolled or planning to enroll full time in a bachelor's degree program at the University of Michigan or Western Michigan University in education, mathematics or science. Must have a minimum 2.75 GPA for high school seniors and undergraduates. Must demonstrate financial need.

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Van Buren County resident or graduate of a high school in Van Buren County. Enrolling or enrolled in the Veterinary Technologist or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs at Michigan State University. Must have a minimum 2.75 GPA for undergraduate students or 3.0 GPA for graduate students. Must demonstrate financial need. 

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Van Buren County resident or a graduate of a high school in Van Buren County. Must be enrolling or enrolled as a medical student in the WMU Homer Stryker MD Medical School. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA; Must demonstrate financial need; 



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. 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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