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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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Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship

Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education

Multiple awards between $250 to $7,500

Awards are renewable for three additional years.

December 1

Scholarship Information

Clarence L. Remynse, a native of Kalamazoo, was a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and Kalamazoo College. Upon graduation from Kalamazoo College, he stayed in Kalamazoo to eventually establish the Remynse Construction Company. Upon his death in 1989, a scholarship fund bearing his name was established at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation along with a legacy of education, hard work and devotion to community.

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to apply for the Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship if you are a graduating high school senior or college freshman, who has been a permanent resident of Kalamazoo County for a minimum of 12 months prior to application or a graduating high school senior who has been enrolled in a high school within Kalamazoo County for a minimum of 12 months prior to application. Must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); Plan to enroll full time in a regionally accredited college or university in a course of study that leads to a bachelor's degree in business, science (including mathematics and engineering), law, education, psychology or medicine. Must demonstrate good citizenship qualities, high moral character and potential for leadership and academic success. While there is no minimum GPA required for scholarship consideration most recipients have had a GPA of at least 3.0. In addition, only semifinalists who demonstrate financial need according to the FAFSA and meet all other eligibility criteria will ultimately be considered.

Application Requirements

The following must be electronically submitted to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation by December 1:

  1. Online scholarship application. Resumes and/or additional pages will not be accepted.
  2. One copy of an official cumulative high school transcript (through the junior year). You will have an opportunity to "Request Transcript" within the eGrant scholarship application.
  3. You will have an opportunity to "Request Reference" letters within the eGrant scholarship application.
  4. Essay typed into the text box in the online application addressing the following questions: 1) What individuals or experiences inspired you to pursue the college major and eventual career that you've chosen? In what ways would you like to use this degree after you complete it? 2) High school years are a time of personal growth. In what ways have the knowledge, situations, people, or difficulties that you encountered during this time helped you to grow, and  how do you see this influencing your outlook and choices post-high school? 3) (Optional) If you have overcome significant challenges and/or obstacles that you feel affected your ability to participate in activities and/or employment, please tell us about your experiences.s and/or employment, include this information where indicated in the online application.

*If selected as a semi-finalist you will be required to demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA. The FAFSA can be completed online at

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