Gold Key Scholarship deadline for graduating high school seniors is March 1

Portraits of the KCC Foundation's 16 2017-18 Gold Key Scholars.

The deadline to apply for the Kellogg Community College Foundation’s Gold Key Scholarship for graduating high school seniors is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

The Gold Key Scholarship is the KCC Foundation’s most prestigious award for KCC students, totaling $9,000 per recipient distributed over two academic years. Applicants must be 2018 high school graduates entering KCC as full-time freshmen the following fall with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and an ACT score of 22 or higher or SAT score of 1030 or higher. They must also demonstrate leadership experience, involvement in school activities, community service and volunteerism.

Gold Key Scholarship information, including the scholarship application, is available online at Students interested in applying for the scholarship can also obtain an application in the KCC Foundation office on KCC’s North Avenue campus, at all KCC centers or from their high school counseling office.

The KCC Foundation named 16 Gold Key Scholarship recipients in 2017, pictured above.

Additional scholarship deadlines

The Gold Key Scholarship is just one of several KCC Foundation scholarships with upcoming application deadlines. The application deadline for the KCC Trustee Scholarship, also for graduating high school seniors, and the application deadline for general KCC Foundation Scholarships for new and returning KCC students, is also March 1. The application deadline for the KCC Foundation’s three transfer scholarships for graduating KCC students is March 23.

Scholarship applications, specific recipient criteria and application guidelines for each scholarship are available online at KCC Foundation 2018-19 scholarship booklets including all KCC Foundation scholarship information and applications are also available in the KCC Foundation office, at all KCC locations and in area high school counseling offices.

The KCC Foundation was founded in 1998 by the College to seek private funding to assist students with various needs. A nongovernmental, nonprofit 501(c)(3) with its own funds, the KCC Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors.

For more information about the KCC Foundation or Gold Key Scholarships or to contribute to scholarships, please contact KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham at 269-965-4161 or visit

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