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There are several scholarship opportunities available for Kellogg Community College students looking for financial assistance in funding their education. Read on for more information.

Kellogg Community College Foundation Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available through the KCC Foundation and are based on financial need, academic achievement or special circumstances. The scholarship selection committees will make the final determination of awards by matching students with these specific criteria and guidelines.

  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen
  • Applications with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA will be given preference. Applicants with less than a 2.5 may be considered with a recommendation from an instructor and/or academic advisor.
  • An applicant who has received an associate degree or bachelor’s degree will not be considered for a scholarship unless the applicant can demonstrate special circumstances.
  • Scholarship funds will be credited to the student’s KCC account. Scholarship awards can be for KCC tuition, fees, and/or books only. Unused funds will not be refunded or forwarded to the following year.
  • KCC employees and their dependents are not eligible.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a year-to-year basis. Students must re-apply every year by submitting a new application with all the required documents.
  • Incomplete applications or applications received after deadlines will not be considered.

Please return completed applications by published deadlines to the KCC Foundation office, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017-3397.

KCC Foundation Gold Key Scholarships

The Kellogg Community College Foundation Gold Key Scholarships are the College’s most prestigious scholarships. Recent high school graduates entering as a full-time freshman with fewer than 24 college credit hours completed by the fall semester. The scholarships demonstrate the College’s commitment to recognizing and encouraging outstanding intellectual achievement, and are open to students in all degree programs. Gold Key Scholarships are fully-funded scholarships in the amount of $6,000. Recipients are awarded $2,500 annually for two years, with an additional $1,000 available for continuing their educational pursuits after completion of a two-year degree program at Kellogg Community College. Application forms are available from the KCC Foundation office or online at, or contact the Foundation office at 269-965-4161.

KCC Trustees Academic Scholarship

This award covers the cost of tuition and fees for four semesters at Kellogg Community College. One scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors at each of the high schools in the Kellogg Community College district. These schools are: Albion, Athens, Battle Creek Academy, Battle Creek Central, Family Altar Christian, Harper Creek, Homer, Lakeview, Marshall, Pennfield, Tekonsha, St. Philip Catholic Central, and Union City. Boards of Education controlling each of the high schools may develop their own methods to select a recipient based on the following criteria:

  1. The student must be a graduating senior who plans to attend Kellogg Community College full time starting the fall semester following his/her high school graduation.
  2. The student must be in the top 20 percent of his/her graduating class and have at least a B average.
  3. For the scholarship to continue in the second year, the student must maintain a B average at KCC and participate in the College Honors program.

Information is available from the participating high schools.

KCC Athletic Scholarships

Kellogg Community College is a member of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The College competes in intercollegiate men’s baseball, basketball, and soccer; and women’s basketball, softball, and volleyball. The MCCAA and NJCAA regulate all athletic competition and eligibility standards for all member colleges. Athletic scholarships are available for outstanding male and female athletes. Athletic scholarships can cover tuition and fees associated with KCC costs. Contact the Athletic department for further details at 269-965-4151 or visit our Athletics page.

Additional KCC Scholarships

A listing of additional scholarships offered by Kellogg Community College is available in the academic catalog. Additional information can be found on the Kellogg Community College Foundation website. Kellogg Community College has scholarships available. Applications can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office or at any KCC campus center. We have also put together a Digital Folder to provide additional scholarship resources.

State of Michigan Scholarships
The State of Michigan (SOM) Office of Postsecondary Financial Planning provides multiple programs available for students. Students are encouraged to visit for programs offered including the following:
Futures for Frontliners
Michigan Reconnect

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships are available from a variety of sources.

Students pursuing private sources of funding should begin looking at least one year in advance.