Scholarship Criteria

Graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or attends a Kalamazoo County High School; planning to pursue an elementary education degree; evidence of leadership and academic achievement; full-time enrollment.

Type of Student

  • Graduating High School Seniors

Award Amount Range


Required to Demonstrate Financial Need



1 additional year

Residence Eligibility

Kalamazoo County resident

High School Eligibility

  • Kalamazoo County High School

Scholarship Information

This scholarship was established in 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schwenk to provide financial assistance to people pursuing a degree in elementary education for the purpose of promoting quality preparation in a field that has a major impact on our youth.