Kalamazoo Community Foundation
We believe the community members who will have the most impact on our community in the future are our young people. And we believe that each and every one must have an equitable chance to take advantage of the opportunities available.

This is why we have a scholarship program that each year helps hundreds of students who live or go to school in Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties go to college or a trade or technical school after high school.

For more information about this scholarship opportunity, please visit the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website.

Kalamazoo Promise

All students who graduate from KPS, are residing in the district, and have been KPS students four years or more are eligible. (Enrollment and residency must be continuous.) The tuition benefit will be graduated on the basis of length of attendance in the Kalamazoo Public School system.

Student must be admitted to and enrolled at any public State of Michigan university or community college and making regular progress toward a degree or certification, maintaining a 2.0 grade point average at the post-secondary institution and completing a minimum of 12 credit hours. If the GPA drops below 2.0, a student may be reinstated if he/she is able to bring their GPA back to at least a 2.0.


For more detailed information please visit the Kalamazoo Promise website.

National Farmworker Jobs Program
This is a grant from the Department of Labor that assists those who have done seasonal and migrant farm work within the last 2 years. Unlike student loans, this is a grant and therefore does not have to be paid back. This grant can only be considered by students who are only planning on obtaining a two-year degree or less. This grant can assist students with tuition, books, tools, and a weekly stipend for time spent in the classroom.

Contact: Proteus, Inc, 851 Marietta Street, South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: 574-855-5326
MassMutual Scholars
MassMutual Scholars is a national scholarship program for high-achieving African American, Asian, and Hispanic students interested in careers in the insurance and financial services industry.
Sturgis Area Community Foundation Student Loan Program
Graduates of Sturgis, Burr Oak, and Bronson High Schools are eligible to borrow money to attend an accredited college, university or community college of their choice. Please check Sturgis Foundation Scholarships & Grants page for information on this program and other Scholarships & Grants available through the Sturgis Area Community Foundation.
Three Rivers Area Community Foundation Scholarships
The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation (TRACF) is a tax-exempt, public charity that allows us to put your charitable dollars back into the hands of the community. Since its incorporation in 1974 the foundation has been funding a variety of projects, programs and scholarships through your charitable giving. Scholarship applications are available after January 1st with a March 1st deadline to submit.

Please visit the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation page to access information about the available scholarships.
Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships
Awarded to graduating area high-school seniors who have an excellent academic record in high school and who have potential for outstanding achievement while attending Glen Oaks. The scholarship will cover all educational costs up to award amount. Scholarship award will be pro-rated for less than full-time (12 credits) enrollment. Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours while receiving the award. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the student maintains the required GPA at Glen Oaks.

Presidential Scholarship Requirements-
A minimum 3.5 GPA is required to apply for this scholarship. Finalists for this scholarship will interview with the President of Glen Oaks, the Dean of Students, and the Director of Financial Aid.

Dean’s Scholarship Requirements-
A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: March 1, 2020 at 4:00pm

Apply online

Glen Oaks Community College Faculty Scholarship
Awarded to returning Glen Oaks Community College students.

This scholarship is meant to recognize outstanding collegiate academic achievement and is funded entirely by the Glen Oaks Community College faculty. To be considered eligible for this award, all potential recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a returning full-time student (12 hours or more per semester)
  • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program
  • Have completed at least 12 credit hours at Glen Oaks Community College
  • Have an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or better.

This scholarship may be applied to tuition, books, and fees. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better to continue receiving the scholarship each semester.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2020.

Apply for the GOCC Faculty Scholarship

Career Technical Education Scholarship
Awarded to graduating area high school seniors.

Glen Oaks is offering 14 CTE scholarships to graduating high school seniors enrolled in the Career Technical Education (CTE) program and intending to continue in the same field as their CTE program after high school graduation. The CTE Scholarship award is $500 per year. This scholarship may be applied to tuition and fees only. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to continue receiving the scholarship each semester.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2020.

Apply for the CTE Scholarship

Professor Emeritus David Gosling Memorial Scholarship Fund
Background:
Among the many accomplishments in his life Dr. David Gosling was the first faculty member hired by Glen Oaks Community College. Pursing his interest in biology and the sciences he taught at the college from its inception until his retirement in June 1993. While biology was his main interest, he taught other subjects including physical and regional geography and english composition. He was considered a dedicated and demanding instructor that helped prepare students to excel at higher level university classes after their graduation from Glen Oaks Community College.

Eligibility:

  • Second year student pursuing a science degree or career in the sciences that plans to transfer to a four year institution. Preference will be given to applicants seeking a career in education.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more)
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA.

Preference:

  • GOCC Service Area

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic ability, financial circumstances and career goals will be given consideration in selecting the recipients.

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipient of the Professor Emeritus David Gosling Memorial Scholarship will be expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA while receiving this scholarship.

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the scholarship committee based upon the above criteria.

Use:

  • The scholarship may be applied to all education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • There shall be no limit on the number of said scholarships provided.
  • The scholarship will be awarded until funds are no longer available pursuant with a conversation with the donor.

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply

Disbursements:

  • The Office of Financial Aid will disburse the scholarship according to the standard school policy.

 


If, at any time, the College Foundation policies and procedures in effect for the administration of award and scholarship funds are changed, these provisions are automatically modified to conform.

Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation would confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification of the plan. If the Foundation is unable to locate the donor or their representative after reasonable efforts, then the Foundation is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education.