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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

Frank and Hildegarde Goodrich Family Scholarship

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Non-Renewable, however recipients may reapply as first-time applicants.

March 1

Scholarship Information

The endowed Frank and Hildegarde Goodrich Family Scholarship Fund was established through gifts from Frank, Jr.; Walter; and Elizabeth; the children of Frank and Hildegarde Goodrich. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide meaningful financial support to incoming junior and senior undergraduate students and incoming or current graduate students enrolled at Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin. (These are universities from which the family members received degrees.)

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be a permanent resident of Kalamazoo County or a graduate of a high school within Kalamazoo County and be a full-time incoming junior or senior college undergraduate student or be enrolling full time in or currently enrolled full time in a graduate degree program.

Must be enrolled full time in a bachelor's degree program or enrolling in or currently enrolled in a master's degree or professional degree program at Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, the University of Colorado, or the University of Wisconsin.

Must have a minimum 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent) through the  most recent term/semester.

Must demonstrate participation in college and/or community activities as well as demonstration of work experience. Leadership, awards and recognitions will also be considered.

Application Requirements

  1. eGRANT scholarship application: Complete and submit one eGRANT 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 college transcript through the most recent term/semester.

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