General Scholarship

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please check back in late December 2019 for the application for 2020-2021. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

KCC Foundation General Scholarship guidelines and a PDF version of the 2019-20 scholarship application are below. Please read through the following carefully prior to completing the application. The scholarship application has fillable fields. To enable the fillable fields, right click on the pdf file, save the file and then open it. Once you complete the application, save it. Send your application and all required documents according to the instructions on the application.

You must have an Admissions Application on file with the KCC Admissions Office prior to completing the scholarship application. You are required to provide your KCC student ID number on the application.

The KCC Foundation provides scholarship assistance to Kellogg Community College students through a variety of named scholarships. These scholarships are available to KCC students based on financial need and/or academic achievement and/or field of study. All scholarship applications are given equal consideration by a scholarship committee appointed by the KCC Foundation. Scholarship committees will make the final determination of scholarship awards by matching students with specific criteria.

Criteria and Guidelines

Applicant with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA will be given preference. Applicant with less than a 2.5 may be considered with a recommendation from an instructor and/or academic advisor.

Scholarships are awarded on a year-to-year basis. Students must reapply every year by submitting a new application with all the required documents.

Scholarship awards:

  • Will be credited to the student’s KCC financial aid account
  • Can be used for KCC tuition, fees, and/or books or required supplies 
  • Cannot be used at a different college or university

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

Scholarship Recipient Responsibilities

For General Scholarship Recipients:

  • Write a thank you letter to your scholarship donor
  • Successfully attend classes
  • Maintain a GPA specific to the scholarship criteria
  • Adhere to the KCC Student Code of Conduct, as specified in the Student Handbook. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the scholarship
  • Register for no less than the number of credit hours required for the scholarship

Application Requirements

Submit one completed Scholarship Application by March 1, 2019.  Download and print the application. Answer each question to the best of your ability. Include a copy of your Student Aid Report, if you completed a FAFSA, or complete financial information section. Include a copy of DD Form 214, if you are a military veteran.

Submit an essay of at least 150 words but no more than two pages addressing all of the following:

  • What college(s) do you plan to attend after KCC?
  • Why have you chosen your field of study and what led you to this decision?
  • What are your future career goals (the profession or occupation you intend to enter)?
  • Describe your leadership experience and what you learned from it.

Attach a high school transcript (if under the age of 25) and transcripts from all colleges attended, including KCC. Applicants with 24 or more college credits must submit transcripts from all colleges attended, including KCC. Transcripts must be submitted, even if you previously submitted them to the KCC Foundation or any other KCC office. All transcripts submitted can be unofficial.

Attach a résumé of employment history, education, school and community service activities and volunteer experiences

Enclose two signed current letters of recommendation from teachers/instructors, counselors/academic advisors, employers and/or community members.

Click on the Scholarship Packet of Tips & Tools for helpful information in completing your application.


The deadline to apply for a 2019-20 KCC Foundation General Scholarship is March 1, 2019.  Faxed applications will not be considered. Applications received or postmarked after this published deadline may not be considered.

Mailing Address

Please return completed application and all documents by mail, email or in person to:

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