KCC’s Gold Key Scholarship application deadline is Jan. 25

Gold Key Scholarship recipient Makenzie Farmer.

Gold Key Scholarship recipient Makenzie Farmer.

The deadline for students to apply for a Gold Key Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at Kellogg Community College is Jan. 25, 2013.

Gold Key Scholarships, among KCC’s most prestigious awards, recognize outstanding academics and leadership potential as students begin their college careers. A Gold Key provides $6,000 to recipients, who are awarded $2,500 annually for two years, plus an additional $1,000 for continuing their education after completing a two-year program at KCC.

Gold Key application forms and detailed instructions are available at www.kellogg.edu/foundation.  To be considered, applications must be delivered to the KCC Foundation or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 25.

The first Gold Key Scholarships were inspired by Mrs. Elizabeth H. Binda, a former KCC trustee and KCC Foundation board director emeritus. This past academic year, the KCC Foundation awarded 13 Gold Key Scholarships.

The application deadline for other KCC Foundation scholarships is March 1, 2013, with the exception of the Trustee Scholarship, which has a deadline of March 28, 2013. For more information, please call the KCC Foundation at 269-965-4161.

Also, KCC Foundation Scholarship application booklets for 2013-14 are available at area high school counseling departments in addition to the KCC Foundation office and other locations on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

The KCC Foundation was founded by the college in 1998 to seek private funding to assist students.  A non-governmental, nonprofit 501(c)(3) with its own funds, the KCC Foundation is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

For additional information or to contribute to scholarships, please contact Ginger Cutsinger, KCC Foundation executive director, at 269-965-4161.

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