Graduating high school seniors within the Kellogg Community College district are eligible to receive the Trustee Scholarship. One graduating senior from each high school will be nominated by high school administrative and/or counseling departments. Nominees will then receive an application for a brief meeting to discuss requirements.
The Kellogg Community College Foundation Board of Directors will then approve the nominees. Financial need is not a criterion for the KCC Trustee Scholarship. If you would like to be nominated please contact your high school administrative and/or counseling departments.
The KCC Trustee Scholarship equals the cost of tuition and fees for four semesters, to a maximum of 64 credits at KCC.
Criteria and Guidelines
- Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or eligible non-citizen.
- Recent high school graduate entering as a full-time freshman with fewer than 24 college credit hours completed by the beginning of the fall semester 2014.
- 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher.
- Students must be a graduating senior from one of the following area high schools:
- Battle Creek Academy
- Battle Creek Central
- Bearcat Alternative Center
- Calhoun Christian School
- Calhoun Community High School
- Harper Creek
- Mar-Lee District
- Marshall Academy
- Marshall Alternative
- St. Philip Catholic Central
- Union City
- Demonstrate leadership experience; community and service activity and school involvement.
- Scholarship funds will be credited to the student’s KCC account. Scholarship awards can be used for KCC tuition and fees. Unused funds will not be refunded.
- Scholarship funds cannot be used at a different college or university.
Trustee Recipient Responsibilities
- Register for HUMA 200 (Honors Seminar) in your first fall semester as a KCC student. Registration and participation is required.
- Adhere to the KCC Student Code of Conduct, as specified in the student handbook.
- Be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credits or more) for the fall and spring semesters and maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average.
- Become a member of the KCC Honors Program, which includes fulfilling Honors Program completion requirements.
- Attend the KCC Foundation Scholarship Dinner held each October; you will receive an invitation in the mail.
- When eligible, join Phi Theta Kappa (the International Honors Society of the Two-Year College) and maintain active involvement.
- Write a thank you letter to your scholarship donor each spring semester.
- Actively participate in one or more college co-curricular activities each fall and spring semester, which may be through, but not limited to: Student Leadership Institute, Student Life events/programs, student organizations, vocal and/or instrumental music, theater, and/or the Bruin Newspaper.
- Attend at least one enrichment program each fall and spring semester, on or off campus, such as, but not limited to: theater productions, guest lectures, concerts or film presentations.
- Schedule an appointment each fall and spring semester with the Manager of Student Life to discuss your scholarship responsibilities and progress; you are responsible for setting up this appointment.
- Submit a completed Trustee Scholarship application by March 14, 2014. Answer each question to the best of your ability.
- Submit an essay at least a 150 words but no more than two pages addressing each of the following:
- What college(s) you plan to attend after KCC.
- 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.
- Attach a copy of your official high school and college transcripts (if applicable). If you have taken classes at KCC print a course history from KRIS.
- Provide a copy of your ACT scores.
- Attach a résumé of employment history, school, community, and service activities.
- Enclose three signed letters of recommendation from teachers/instructors, counselors/academic advisors, employers, and/or community members.
If any of the above items are not received by the deadline, the application will not be considered.
Applications are not available on this page. Applications will be provided to those students who have been nominated. If you would like to be nominated please contact your high school administrative and/or counseling departments.
For the 2014-15 academic year, the deadline was 5 p.m. March 14, 2014.
Faxed applications will not be considered. Applications received or postmarked after this published deadline will not be considered.
Please return completed application and all documents to:
Kellogg Community College Foundation Scholarship
450 North Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3397