KCC Foundation offering $75,000 in additional scholarships

The clock is ticking for students to apply for scholarships through the Kellogg Community College Foundation.

The foundation is offering up to 50 awards of $500 to $1,500 to qualified applicants who meet the Aug. 3 filing deadline.

“The KCC Foundation’s primary scholarship application deadline occurs in March each year,” Teresa Durham, Executive Director of the KCC Foundation, said. “We reopen the scholarship application window for students accepted to nursing and allied health programs as well as new students to KCC, thus the extended deadline date.”

Students must be accepted into KCC and have an application on file before applying for a general scholarship.

Students with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average are given preference. Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered if they provide a recommendation letter from an instructor or advisor.

“Extending the application deadline provides an opportunity for the KCC foundation to serve additional students intending to enroll in the fall,” Durham said.

Awarded funds are credited to the recipient’s KCC financial account. The money can be used for tuition, fees and/or books or required supplies – but only at KCC.

Unused awards will not be refunded and KCC employees, spouses and dependents are not eligible.

Applicants are expected to answer each question to the best of their ability, include a student aid report. Military veterans must include a copy of DD form 214.

“Oftentimes a scholarship can make the difference in a student’s decision to attend college and we want to support them in their educational goals.”

Teresa Durham, Executive Director of the KCC Foundation

The following is a brief summary of application questions:

  • Submit an essay of at least 150 words but no more than two pages addressing topics including: field of study, educational and career goals, leadership experience and why a committee should give scholarship award consideration.
  • Submit a copy of KCC Placement Test Scores and transcripts from all colleges attended, including KCC.
  • Attach a résumé of employment history, education, school and community service activities, volunteer experiences, honors and awards.
  • Enclose two signed current letters of recommendation from teachers/instructors, counselors/academic advisors, employers and/or community members.

Applications must be returned by Aug. 3., via email, hand delivery or postal delivery, faxed applications will not be considered.

The KCC Foundation mailing address is as follows:

Kellogg Community College Foundation
Roll Building Room 301
450 North Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3397

KCC students have already received more than $500,000 in general funds scholarships from the foundation for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.

The KCC Foundation, established in 1998, is a separate entity from the college, and is considered a nongovernmental, nonprofit 5019(c)(3).

Per foundation guidelines, scholarship recipients are expected to write thank-you letters to their scholarship donor, successfully attend class, maintain a GPA specific to the scholarship received, adhere to the KCC Student Code of Conduct and register for no less than the scholarship specified amount of credit hours.