Scholarships in Kalamazoo

Geographic Region Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be an entering freshman who is residing in Michigan counties outside of Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne who wish to live on campus. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Recipients of award are required to live in university housing for their first two years.

Ann N. MacGregor Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or graduate who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is graduating or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school who plans to enroll or currently enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-granting college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in a visual arts program. Minimum 2.75 GPA required.

Bhargava Family Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or currently attending a Kalamazoo County high school. Applicant must be planning to enroll in an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Demonstration of leadership abilities and commitment to school and community involvement are required. Preference may be given to applicants who are Asian Indian, attend Portage Public Schools, or attend KAMSC (listed in order of preference) but this is not a requirement for application.

Brian Thiele Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or who is attending a high school within Kalamazoo County, planning to pursue a certificate or two- or four-year college or university as a full-time student. Applicant must have participated for four years on their high school soccer team.

CIS/Kalamazoo Public Education Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior at one of the following high schools: Kalamazoo Central High School, Loy Norrix High School, or Kalamazoo Alternative Public High School. Applicant must be planning to enroll as a full-time student studying education at an accredited college or university.

Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship

Award: $7,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a permanent resident of Kalamazoo County for a minimum of 12 months prior to application or a graduating high school senior who has been enrolled in a high school within Kalamazoo County for a minimum of 12 months prior to application. Appliacnt must plan to enroll full-time in a regionally accredited college or university in a course of study that leads to a bachelor's degree in business, science (including mathematics and engineering), law, education, psychology or medicine. Financial need is required.

Derek Jeter Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or currently attending a Kalamazoo County high school and is planning to enroll as a full-time student in an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.0 GPA and minimum composite ACT score of 21 are required. Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership including fitness and sportsmanship in the school and community while advocating a substance-free lifestyle.

Edmond B. Woodruff and Beth Woodruff Shipman Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Kalamazoo County graduating high school senior or a high school senior attending a Kalamazoo County high school who has participated extensively in extra-curricular activities and has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Applicant must be planning to enroll as a full-time student in a four-year college or university. Minimum 3.8 GPA and minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1320 (composite ACT score of 30) required.

Evelyn Prince Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a female graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is currently attending a Kalamazoo County high school or high school that participates in the Greater Kalamazoo High School Women's Golf Tournament. Applicant must have been a member of the high school varsity golf team for at least their junior and/or senior year. Minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstration of school and community involvement are required.

Frank and Hildegarde Goodrich Family Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Kalamazoo County or a graduate of a high school within Kalamazoo County and be a full-time incoming junior or senior college undergraduate student or be enrolling full-time in or currently enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in a bachelor's degree program or currently in a master's degree or professional degree program at Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, the University of Colorado, or the University of Wisconsin. Minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstration of participation in college and/or community activities as well as demonstration of work experience are required.

High on Heroes Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or student already enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Applicant must be the family member (child, stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild, or spouse) of a person employed as a certified law enforcement officer; certified firefighter; or licensed EMT medical first responder or paramedic within Kalamazoo County; or family member of a person retired from one of the above professions in Kalamazoo County. Minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstration of financial need are required. Kalamazoo County residence is not required.

Jean Hunse Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Kalamazoo County high school senior or current undergraduate or graduating high school senior or graduate of a Kalamazoo County high school planning to enroll or currently enrolled in business at Western Michigan University. Minimum 3.5 GPA and financial need are required.

Kalamazoo Science Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or graduate who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is a graduating high school senior or graduate of a Kalamazoo County high school. Applicant must be planning to attend a four-year university or college full-time and major in science, mathematics or engineering (does not include architecture, nursing or allied health professions). Minimum 3.5 GPA (3.0 for college undergraduates) and financial need are required.

Partners in Education

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or currently attending a Kalamazoo County high school. Applicant must be planning to enroll full time in a bachelor's degree program at a regionally accredited college or university within the State of Michigan. GPA between 2.8 and 3.8, school/community involvement, and financial need are required.

Ronald C. Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or attending a high school within Kalamazoo County who is planning to enroll at Western Michigan University as a full-time student, pursuing a major in the school of business. GPA must be between 2.5 and 3.5. Evidence of leadership and potential for success in the field of business is required.

Roy G. Walters Memorial Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is attending high school within Kalamazoo County. Applicant must be planning to enroll in an accredited college or university as a full-time student in the fall. Involvement in athletics, school, and community activities and financial need are required.

Schwenk Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or currently attending a Kalamazoo County High School and planning to pursue an elementary education degree. Leadership and academic achievement are required.

The Montague Myers Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Kalamazoo County resident attending high school or a student enrolled in or graduated from a high school within Kalamazoo County who was orphaned, abused, abandoned, or neglected as a child according to legal documentation. Applicant must be planning to pursue vocational or technical training or a two- or four-year degree. Financial need is required.

Wade and Clio Van Valkenburg Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Kalamazoo County resident who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a vocational, technical or trade school or a two- or four-year college or university. Applicant must have, either through a plea bargain or conviction, been found guilty of a criminal offense and be able to document how they have overcome adversity and/or obstacles in his or her life. Financial need is required.

Weber Specialties Company Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Kalamazoo County high school senior or college undergraduate or graduating or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school who is planning to earn a certificate or two- or four-year degree in a manufacturing curriculum such as manufacturing technology, manufacturing engineering or integrated supply management.

William R. Steers Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or who attends school within Kalamazoo County and is planning to enroll full-time in Albion College who shows extensive participation in extra-curricular and community activities as well as outstanding academic achievement measured by grade point average and test scores. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.