Hensley Transfer

The Hensley Transfer Scholarship application for 2017-2018 has closed! The deadline to apply was March 24, 2017. Please contact the KCC Foundation at 965-4161 for further information.

The Virginia M. Hensley Education or Health Care Two-Year Transfer Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement, and is awarded to a graduating Kellogg Community College student transferring to one of the following Michigan Public Colleges or Universities, which offer baccalaureate degrees in Education or Health Care.

  • Central Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Oakland University
  • University of Michigan
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University

The recipient(s) of the Hensley Transfer Scholarship will receive an award equal to the lesser of the annual tuition and fees of the year of the award in question at Western Michigan University or the actual annual tuition and fees for the year of the award in question at the university the recipient elects to attend. This award will be given for two years, provided the student maintains eligibility.

All scholarship applications are given equal consideration by a scholarship committee appointed by the KCC Foundation. The selection committee will review the applicant’s academic records, school, community, and service activities and conduct personal interviews.

Criteria and Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or eligible non-citizen.
  • Applicant must graduate from Kellogg Community College during the academic year of the application submission, and transfer to a Michigan Public College or University which grants a baccalaureate in Education or a Health Care field and be a full time student.
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Demonstrate leadership experience, community and service activity and school involvement.
  • Applicant must provide an acceptance letter from the college to which they will transfer.
  • All awards will be sent directly to the baccalaureate degree granting institution.

Recipient Responsibilities

  • Maintain 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Remain a full-time student Fall and Spring semesters.

Application Requirements

  • Submit a completed Hensley Transfer Scholarship Application by the deadline. Fill in the fields on the application form and print. Answer each question to the best of your ability.
    • Include a copy of your Student Aid Report, if you completed a FAFSA, or complete the financial information section.
    • Include a copy of DD Form 214, if you are a military veteran.
  • Submit an essay with at least 150 words, but no more than two pages addressing each of the following:
    • Why you have chosen your field of study; what led you to this decision?
    • Future career goals; the profession or occupation you intend to enter.
    • Describe your leadership experience and what you learned from it.
    • Who influenced you the most while attending Kellogg Community College and why?
  • Attach a copy of your course history (unofficial KCC transcript).
  • Attach a copy of your acceptance letter to the baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
  • Attach a résumé of employment history, school, community, and service activities.
  • Enclose two signed current letters of recommendation from professors, academic advisors, employers, and/or community members.

If any of the above items are not received by the deadline, the application may not be considered.


The deadline for the Hensley Transfer Scholarship has passed. Scholarship application period will re-open in Dec. 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Faxed applications will not be considered. Applications received or postmarked after this published deadline may not be considered.

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

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