Legacy Scholars

Welcome! The Legacy Scholarship is a great opportunity from the Battle Creek College Access Network (BCCAN) for Battle Creek Public and Lakeview students. The scholarship provides tuition to Kellogg Community College for five years or up to 62 credit hours, which translates into an associate degree! The application process requires steps through both the Battle Creek Community Foundation (BCCAN’s parent organization) and Kellogg Community College. Your journey for obtaining the scholarship intertwines between both organizations.

General Steps:

  1. Submit a FAFSA to KCC and complete necessary additional documents. Applications are available Jan. 1, every year.
  2. Submit a scholarship application to the Battle Creek Community Foundation. Applications are due around April 1, every year.
  3. Using the Bruin Portal, print a copy of your Financial Aid Award letter or your No Need (not eligible for aid) letter. Officially accepting your Legacy Scholarship requires that you submit to the Battle Creek Community Foundation your Award or No Need Letter and your Terms and Conditions.
  4. Sign up through your High School Guidance Counselor for a Legacy Scholars Orientation. Parents: You will attend a Legacy Parent Orientation.
  5. Register for classes and sign up with KCC’s payment plan, FACTS (tuition payments will be deducted from your scholarship).

Quick Reference Guide

Scholarship eligibility is based on the year you began as a student in the Battle Creek Public or Lakeview school district. The table below indicates the percentage you are eligible for based on your entrance in the school district.

Legacy Scholars Eligibility
At or before 6th – 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th – 12th Grade
100% 75% 50% 0%
62 Credit Hours 46.5 Credit Hours 31 Credit Hours 0 Credit Hours

Guest Students Can Use Their Legacy Scholarship!

If you attend another institution but plan to take a few courses at KCC while on break, you can use your Legacy Scholarship while you attend KCC. Be sure to apply by the posted deadline each year and notify the Legacy Scholars office of your desire to take summer classes. Attending KCC as a guest student is smart, financially responsible, and may help you graduate faster. It is essential to talk with your home institution about transfer-ability of courses from KCC.

For questions about the Financial Aid Process at KCC, contact: Financial Aid office 269-965-4123 or finaid@kellogg.edu

For questions about enrolling at KCC, contact: Admissions 269-965-4153 or adm@kellogg.edu

For questions about scholarship eligibility and application process and deadlines, contact the Battle Creek College Access Network:

  • Terry Burleson, BCCAN Program Manager 269-719-8228 or terry@battlecreekcan.org
  • Laure Zalle, BCCAN Program Officer 269-719-8228 or laura@battlecreekcan.org
  • Rachel Chapin, Scholarship Officer 269-962-2181 or rachel@bccfoundation.org
  • Joann Farnham, Scholarship Manager 269-962-2181 or joann@bccfoundation.org