Gull Lake grad Taylor Bradford wins $500 KCC tuition grant

A view of the reflecting pools area in front of the North Avenue campus on a sunny summer day.

Kellogg Community College last week announced that the winner of a drawing for a $500 tuition grant is Taylor Bradford, a student from Kalamazoo who is studying to be a physical therapist assistant.

Bradford, 21, grew up in Richland and graduated from Gull Lake Community Schools in 2012. She plans to graduate from KCC in May 2016.

Bradford was randomly selected to receive the tuition grant from a pool of more than 1,800 students who registered for at least one Fall 2015 course by July 1. As part of an incentive to encourage early registration, all students who registered in the month of June were automatically entered into the drawing. Also, as previously announced, all students who enroll in at least one fall class during the month of July will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $250 tuition grant.

“We’re doing everything we can to encourage students to plan ahead for their education and their careers,” said Nikki Jewell, director of Financial Aid at KCC. “Even though the summer has just begun, this is the perfect time for students coming to KCC this fall to look through our course schedule, make an appointment with an academic advisor and register for courses.”

Fall classes begin Aug. 27 at KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek as well as the College’s regional centers in Albion, Coldwater, Hastings and at the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center in the Fort Custer Industrial Park in Battle Creek.

Students can register for classes at any campus location, online at or via the college’s Ellucian GO mobile app, which is available for iOS and Android devices.

Students seeking advice on courses and programs can contact Academic Advising at or 269-965-4124.

Students with questions about options for paying for college can contact Financial Aid at or 269-965-4123.

Students who would like to complete a free application to apply to KCC can contact Admissions at or 269-965-4153.

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