Scholarship Criteria

Kalamazoo Public Schools graduating high school senior; improvement in English composition; exceptional writing ability; full-time enrollment at a college/university.

Type of Student

  • Graduating High School Seniors

Award Amount Range


Required to Demonstrate Financial Need


High School Eligibility

  • Kalamazoo Public Schools

Scholarship Information

Friends and family of Mildred McConkey, an English teacher at Kalamazoo Central High School from 1926 to 1958, established the Mildred McConkey Memorial Scholarship as a tribute to her in 1983.

The scholarship provides financial support to a senior from Kalamazoo Central or Loy Norrix High School and is intended to recognize noteworthy improvement during the student's three to four years of high school coursework in English composition.