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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

Eva L. Ozier Scholarship

Scholarship Type
Undergrad/Post-Secondary Education

Two $1,000 awards

Not at this time

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 Mrs. Ozier's family to honor her for the many contributions she has made to the community of Kalamazoo and a way for her to give back to her community for years to come.

Eligibility Criteria

The Traditional Student:

Must be a Kalamazoo County resident who is a graduating high school senior or a high school senior graduating from a Kalamazoo County high school. Must be a Black student, who enrolls part-time or full-time at a community college, university/college, vocational or technical institute. Must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

The Non-Traditional Student:

Must be a Kalamazoo County resident or a graduate of a high school in Kalamazoo County. Must have had at least a two-year break in their education and be planning to enroll for the first time or planning to return to a community college or university/college as an undergraduate student or to a vocational or technical institute. A Kalamazoo County resident who has earned a GED is also eligible. Applicant must be a Black student, planning to enroll part-time or full-time. 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. Official cumulative high school/college 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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