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.

The Forty & Eight of St. Joe County Scholarship
The Forty & Eight is a charitable honor society of American veterans whose purpose is “To assist and promote the welfare and well-being of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States, during all wars and conflicts recognized by the Congress of the United States, and their widows and orphans; to participate in all memorial services for and to be part in and to encourage others to participate in the proper observance of all days honoring veterans; to preserve the memories of our Services in the Armed Forces of our Country; to actively participate within our membership in projects relating to (a) the welfare of the children of America; (b) the health of our Nation by fostering a nurses training program; and (c) selected charitable endeavors.”

The Forty & Eight has 35,000 member Voyageurs worldwide. Voiture Locales meet at Legion Posts or at their own Chateau (club house). Membership is invitation only to honorably discharged veterans and active duty personnel.

One (1) $750.00 scholarship will be awarded annually ($250.00 per semester for 3 semesters) to a student pursuing a degree in Nursing at Glen Oaks Community College.

Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship

  • Student must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative gpa.
  • Student must be accepted into the Nursing program at Glen Oaks Community College.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) or the enrollment level pursuant to meeting the course requirements each semester.
  • Financial circumstances, academic ability, and career goals will be taken into consideration.
  • Student must submit a letter of recommendation from a Glen Oaks Community College faculty or staff member

Maintenance Criteria for Scholarship

  • Student must maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative gpa each semester while receiving the scholarship.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time (per the eligibility criteria above) each semester receiving the scholarship.
Altrusa International of Branch County

Altrusa International of Branch County is now accepting applications for scholarships.

  • Open to non-traditional students pursuing post-secondary education.
  • Applicants must be Branch County residents.
  • Selection is based on:
    • Financial need
    • Career/educational goals
    • Community service
  • Applications are available at:
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.

Follett Bookstore Scholarship
Follett Bookstore will award ten (10) $200.00 Follett gift cards to be used for textbooks only. Gift cards will be awarded each academic year. Limit one scholarship award per student per academic year.

Note: High school dual enrolled students are not eligible.

Applicants for this scholarship must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • ESSAY: Student must submit a typed essay describing future educational and/or vocational plans.
  • GPA: Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • PACE: Must have completed at least 2/3 of cumulative credits attempted.
  • ENROLLED CREDITS: Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during semester receiving the scholarship.

Please contact the GOCC Financial Aid Office at 269-294-4260 or via our Contact Form with any questions.

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
OMNI Community Credit Union @Work Scholarship Program
OMNI Community Credit Union would like to assist those members who have graduated from college with a scholarship to help with their college debt. At a minimum, must be currently employed for at least one year after graduation to be eligible. We would provide six college graduates with a two-thousand five hundred dollar scholarship paid directly to the student loan provider. College graduates must be members of the Credit Union in order to be eligible for the scholarship.
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarship

Established in 2007, this $750 scholarship is intended for a Glen Oaks student.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current resident of St. Joe County
  • Graduate of a St. Joe County high school
  • Full time student (12+ credit hours per semester)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA at Glen Oaks Community College (in 1st semester)

Application Process

  • Complete the application, including Statement of Aspirations and Goals
  • Request official transcripts from High School and GOCC Registrar’s Office
  • Obtain a Letter of Reference from a non-relative.
  • Submit the application with transcripts, letter(s) of reference, and Statement.
  • Application Committee will determine recipient and notify the winner and other applicants.
  • GOCC will receive $750 check in winner’s name to be used for education expenses in the 2021–2022 academic year.

Please Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that all required documentation is submitted to Glen Oaks by the deadline date.

Deadline is May 21, 2021 by 4:00pm and the application should be submitted to the GOCC Financial Aid Office.

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Sturgis Exchange Club Swihart Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be accepted into a Glen Oaks Allied Health or Nursing degree program.

 

Sturgis Hospital Auxiliary Medical Scholarship Guild
Awarded to students pursuing a degree in Health Occupations.