Kellogg Community College Foundation Gold Key Scholarship recipient Amiee Ayres graduated from Pennfield High School in 2020 and is studying toward Associate in Arts and Associate in General Studies degrees, with hopes to transfer to a four-year university after KCC.
Below, Ayres answers some questions about her experiences as a student at KCC and specifically as a Gold Key Scholarship recipient.
What does being a Gold Key Scholar mean to you?
Being a Gold Key Scholar means that I have had the ability to give back to the community through education and volunteering.
What is your favorite thing about the Gold Key Scholarship program?
Making connections has been my favorite thing so far. I have met people that I otherwise would not have met.
What is something you learned from your scholarship program leadership, enrichment or service activities?
I have learned to get out of my comfort zone. I have participated in events and groups that I otherwise would not have attempted to be a part of.
What is one thing you learned about yourself through your development activities as a Gold Key Scholar?
During my service-learning class I learned about unique leadership qualities. I was given the resources to learn and identify my own qualities through volunteer work.
What is a special memory or experience you’ve had that wouldn’t have happened if not for the Gold Key Scholarship program?
Being a member of Kampus Activities Board was one of my favorite experiences. Because of this group, I experienced many fun events that the group put together for the campus.
What do you ultimately want to do for a career, and why did you choose that profession?
Ultimately I want to be a juvenile correctional counselor. It is important for kids and teenagers to have resources that allow them to be successful.
KCC Foundation scholarship applications for new, returning and graduating KCC students are available now and can be completed entirely online for free. Visit kellogg.edu/kccscholarships for links to scholarship applications and more information about scholarships for KCC students.
The photo of Ayres above is courtesy of Jasmine McMaster.