Scholarships for Kalamazoo County (MI) Residents

Feeling a little burned out trying to find (and compete for!) scholarships that accept applications from students across the country? Give yourself a break, and then shift your focus to right where you are. You may not realize it, but there are scholarships available right in your own county of Kalamazoo, Mich. These scholarships are provided by the local government and local community organizations that hope to make higher education more affordable for Kalamazoo residents. Local private foundations also award scholarship funds to select students who show great potential. All of these scholarships have different eligibility and application requirements, but you can expect to submit a transcript, a personal essay and a letter or recommendation. Plus, of course, proof of residency in Kalamazoo County. Here is a list of just some of the scholarships available in your county.

Showing 1-20 of 26 scholarships
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): |University|Two-year|Four-year|Trade School|College|Vocational School|Technical School|
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The Wade and Clio Van Valkenburg Scholarship is awarded to a resident of Kalamazoo County Michigan. Applicants must be enrolled in a vocational, technical or trade school or college or university
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Earl Haas Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Trade School|Vocational School|Technical Training School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school graduate|
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The Earl Haas Scholarship is awarded to graduate students of high school in Kalamazoo county. Applicants must be resident of Kalamazoo county and demonstrate financial need
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Kreager Family Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (K-12): |South Haven High School, South Haven, MI|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Two-year|Four-year|
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This scholarship was established by the Kreager family to provide financial assistance to college-bound graduating high school seniors that have suffered the loss of a parent or parents through death or abandonment after infancy. Applicants must be graduating high school senior of South Haven High School or must reside in Kalamazoo County and must be planning to attend an accredited institution for vocational/technical training or a two- or four-year degree either part or full time.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details E. Earl Wright Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): Attend a |Community College|Vocational School|Trade School|
  • Extracurricular: |Volunteer Activities|Extracurricular Activities|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school seniors, graduates or students receiving GED within Kalamazoo County. Applicants must be pursuing or enrolled in a two-year associate degree program at a community college or a technology curriculum at a community college, trade or vocational school. Applicants must have involvement in extracurricular or community volunteer activities and work experience. Financial need may be considered but not a requirement.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Ann N. MacGregor Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
  • Major: Study |Visual Arts|
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The scholarship was created through a gift from the estate of Ann N. MacGregor. It is available to graduating seniors or graduates Kalamazoo County resident who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time in a degree-granting college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in a visual arts program. Applicants must provide photocopies, photographs or digital media with samples of your original visual art.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Bhargava Family Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Bhargava family created this scholarship to award graduating high school seniors who demonstrated high academic performance and have involvement in school, community and work activities. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Applicants must also demonstrate leadership abilities and commitment to school and community involvement. Applicants who are Asian Indian, attend Portage Public Schools, or attend KAMSC are preferred but not a requirement for application.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Derek Jeter Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|Community Activities|
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This scholarship was established in 1997 by the Turn 2 Foundation, which supports signature programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and "Turn 2" healthy lifestyles. The purpose of this scholarship is to support graduating high school seniors planning to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate leadership in their community while promoting abstinence from drugs and alcohol and promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Duane Young Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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This scholarship was established in 1994 by Duane Young, a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and Michigan State University and a professional football player. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarship assistance to student athletes who have the desire and the skills necessary to participate in athletics. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from Kalamazoo high schools planning to participate in athletics at a two- or four-year college/university. African American applicants and/or students pursuing a degree in education are preferred.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,200
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school seniors of a Kalamazoo County high School. Applicants must have participated extensively in extra-curricular activities and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Students must be planning to attend a four-year college or university. Financial need may be considered but not a requirement.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Schwenk Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • Major: Study |Elementary Education|
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The Schwenk Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of Kalamazoo County High School. Applicants must demonstrate good leadership and be pursuing major in elementary education
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details The Montague Myers Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|High school graduate|GED Certificate Holder|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school seniors or graduates of a Kalamazoo County high schools. Applicants must be residing in Kalamazoo County who have been orphaned abused abandoned or neglected as a child according to legal documentation. Students must be pursuing a vocational or technical training or a two- or four-year degree. Financial need is required.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Benjamin and Cherie Gubin Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • Major: Study |Law|Medicine|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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Through a bequest from the Benjamin Gubin estate, this scholarship was started in 2005 to support students pursuing a graduate education. Applicants must be graduates of a Kalamazoo County high school and planning to enroll full time in an accredited master's, Ph.D. or professional degree program such as law or medicine. Students must demonstrate academic achievement, potential to succeed and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Enhancement Ministries Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 700
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|Calhoun, MI|
  • Major: Study |Community Service|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Adults|Non-Traditional Students|
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Dr. V. Yvonne Conner, founder of Enhancement Ministries established this scholarship in 2002. This scholarship was intended to benefit adult men and women who have had at least seven years of employment beyond high school and seeking education or training to make a mid-career transition into a field of community service or seeking to enhance their skills within current service-related employment.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Weber Specialties Company Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • Major: Study |Manufacturing Engineering|Manufacturing Technology|Integrated Supply Management|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College|High school graduate|
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The Weber Specialties Company Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior or college undergraduate of Kalamazoo county Michigan. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and pursuing major in manufacturing technology, manufacturing engineering or integrated supply management.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Evelyn Prince Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The family and friends of Evelyn Prince established this scholarship to benefit female graduating high school seniors of a Kalamazoo County high school or a high school that participates in the Greater Kalamazoo High School Women's Golf Tournament. Evelyn was an avid golfer who twice participated in the state championships for Kalamazoo Central High School. Applicants must be pursuing a four-year degree as a full-time student and must have been a member of the high school varsity golf team for at least her junior and/or senior year. Students must also demonstrate school and community involvement.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Brian Thiele Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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The Brian Thiele Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior from Kalamazoo County. Applicant must be member of high school soccer team for four years
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Bob Block Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Bob Block Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of any Kalamazoo county high school. Applicants must be commitment to swimming or diving
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Roy G. Walters Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Roy G. Walters Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of Kalamazoo County Michigan. Applicants must be involved in athletics and community activities
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kent, MI|Allegan, MI|Kalamazoo, MI|Van Buren, MI|Calhoun, MI|Berrien, MI|Cass, MI|
  • Employer: |Descendant of Welch's Company, Lawton Michigan Employee|Descendant of National Grape Cooperative Member|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited Technical School|Accredited Vocational School|
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The Welch's/National Grape Cooperative created this scholarship to support graduating high school seniors who are sons, daughters or grandchildren of an employee of the Welch's Company located in Lawton, Michigan or sons, daughters or grandchildren of a National Grape Cooperative member residing in Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent or Van Buren County. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited vocational or technical school or a two- or four-year college or university.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Nancy C. Niles Donovan Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|St. Joseph, MI|
  • School (College): Attend |Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI|
  • Major: Study |Veterinary Medicine|
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Nancy Niles Donovan created this scholarship in 2003 to benefit students who graduated from a school within Kalamazoo or St. Joseph Counties. Nancy loves animals and so she wished to support students pursuing a career in the field of veterinary medicine at Michigan State University. Applicants must demonstrate an affinity for animals and a commitment to the protection of animal and human health, including the advancement of biomedical knowledge through research and education.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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