General Scholarship

KCC Foundation General Scholarship guidelines and a link to the 2020-2021 scholarship application are below. Please read through the guidelines carefully prior to completing the application. Once you complete the application, send it and all required documents according to the instructions on the application. When you open the link to the application, please follow the instructions at the top of the page.

The extended deadline for General Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year is Monday, August 3, 2020. You will use the scholarship application link below for General Scholarship, Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Promise Scholarship, and English Language Learning Scholarship opportunities.

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 August 3, 2020.  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:

  • Why have you chosen your field of study and what led you to this decision?
  • What are your educational and career goals including what college(s) you plan to attend after KCC?
  • Describe your leadership experience and what you learned from it.
  • Why should we consider you for a scholarship?

Submit a copy of KCC Placement Test Scores and transcripts from all colleges attended, including KCC. Transcripts must be submitted with this scholarship application, 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, volunteer experiences, honors and awards.

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 KCC Foundation General Scholarship for Fall 2020/Spring 2021 is August 3, 2020.  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