Harper Transfer Scholarship


The Harper Transfer Scholarship guidelines and a link to the 2020-2021 application are available below. Please read through the guidelines carefully prior to completing a scholarship application. When you open the link to the application, follow the online instructions at the top of the page.

The Walter and Lucille Harper Transfer Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement, and is awarded to graduating Kellogg Community College students transferring to a state-funded baccalaureate degree granting institution of higher learning to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree.

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.

Criteria and Guidelines

  • Applicant must graduate from Kellogg Community College during the same academic year as the application submission, and transfer to a state-funded baccalaureate degree-granting institution as a full-time student seeking a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 3.0 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.
  • Financial need is a requirement for this transfer scholarship.
  • All awards will be sent directly to the baccalaureate degree granting institution.

Application Requirements

  • Submit a completed Walter and Lucille Harper Transfer Scholarship application by 5 p.m. April 14, 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 the financial information section.
    • Include a copy of DD Form 214, if you are a military veteran.
  • Submit an essay at least 150 words, but no more than two pages addressing each of the following:
    • Why have you chosen your field of study and what led you to this decision?
    • What are your future education and career goals?
    • Describe your leadership experience and what you learned from it.
    • Who influenced you the most while attending Kellogg Community College and why?
    • Why should we consider you for a scholarship?
  • 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, education, school and community service activities, and volunteer experiences.
  • Enclose two signed current letters of recommendation from instructors, 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.

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

  • Deadline

    The deadline to apply for the Harper Transfer Scholarship is 5 p.m. April 14, 2020. 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
    Roll Building Room 301
    450 North Ave.
    Battle Creek, MI 49017-3397