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Scholarship Search

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

Dr. Jack and Charlene Sauer Scholarship

Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education

Award(s) up to $1,000

Renewable for up to three additional years (dependent upon the program of study)

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 by Dr. Jack and Charlene Sauer to support scholarships for  higher education for graduating high school seniors with financial need from Schoolcraft High School. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students who plan to enroll in a Michigan vocational or technical school or a two- or four-year college or university.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior enrolled at Schoolcraft High School and be planning to enroll full time to pursue vocational or technical training or a 2- or 4-year degree at a regionally accredited, not-for-profit college or university in Michigan. The student must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and demonstrate participation in extracurricular activities and community service. Preference will be given to  applicants with work experience. Must be able to demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Renewable.

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.
  3. Official cumulative high school transcript through the first semester or trimester of the senior year including SAT/ACT score(s).
  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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