Application deadline for KCC Foundation Gold Key Scholarship is Feb. 1

A group photo of the 2015-16 KCC Foundation Gold Key and Trustee scholars.

The deadline to apply for the Kellogg Community College Foundation’s Gold Key Scholarship is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1.

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

The KCC Foundation named 15 Gold Key Scholarship recipients in 2015.

The Gold Key Scholarship is the first of several KCC Foundation scholarships with upcoming application deadlines. The KCC Trustee Scholarship application deadline is Feb. 15, the general KCC Foundation Scholarship application deadline is March 11, and the deadline to apply for the KCC Foundation’s three transfer scholarships is March 18.

Scholarship applications, specific recipient criteria and application guidelines for each scholarship are available online at KCC Foundation 2016-17 Scholarships booklets including all KCC Foundation scholarship information and applications are also available in the KCC Foundation office on KCC’s North Avenue campus, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship can also obtain an application from their high school counseling office.

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

The above photo of the 2015-16 class of Gold Key and Trustee scholars was taken by photographer Sarah Huling.

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