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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 in Kalamazoo County, including scholarships offered 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 (those denoted by ) 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

The Montague Myers Scholarship

Community Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education


Minimum $500


Renewable for up to three years

March 1

Scholarship Information

A graduate of Thornapple Kellogg High School, Montague Myers attended design schools in Detroit and Los Angeles. He owned interior design studios in Kalamazoo and Fort Wayne, Indiana and was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. This scholarship was established in Myer's memory in 1996 to provide financial assistance to individuals who have been orphaned, abused, abandoned or neglected as children, and who desire to pursue education beyond high school.

Eligibility Criteria

Kalamazoo County resident while attending high school or a student enrolled in or graduated from a high school within Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo County residents who have earned their GED also are eligible. Must have been orphaned,  abused, abandoned or neglected as a child according to legal documentation. Planning to pursue vocational or technical training or a two- or four-year degree. May be a part- or full-time student. Must be able to demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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 Recommendation and recommendation forms, completed by adults other than family members, will be required. One recommendation must be from a professional that can verify that you have been orphaned, abused, abandoned or neglected.

  3. An official cumulative high school or college transcript or a copy of your GED -- whichever is applicable.
  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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