New Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Promise Scholarship available for KCC students

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The Kellogg Community College Foundation is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for KCC students beginning this fall: the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Promise Scholarship.

Applications for the new scholarship are now available and will be accepted through Sept. 1.

The Promise Scholarship is a result of several years of visioning and planning by the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Promise Project Team. With a grant of $15,000 from the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Club and a $5,000 grant from the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Foundation, the KCC Foundation is able to implement this scholarship program to allow students another opportunity to complete their educational goals and receive financial support along the way.

George Babcoke, Promise Project Coordinator and Sunrise Rotary Foundation Chairman, said the Promise Project Team, in partnering with the KCCF and with the support of the Sunrise Rotary Club and its Foundation, is proud to have reached this important milestone.

“With the recent establishment of the Promise Endowment Fund, the Project Team will continue to develop regional support with other community support organizations, including the other regional rotary clubs and private donors, to create a sustainable model of generational support for this project that is so important to the future of the region,” Babcoke said.

Eligible scholarship applicants must either reside in Branch County or have graduated from a Branch County high school or home school; demonstrate financial need; and be accepted to or enrolled in one the following KCC health or skilled trades programs:

  • Health science: Basic Emergency Medical Technician, Computed Tomography, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Home Care Coding, MRI, Medical Assistant, Neurodiagnostic Technology, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Paramedic, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography or Surgical Technology
  • Skilled trades: HVAC, Industrial Machining Technology, Industrial Technology, Pipefitting, Welding, Industrial Trades certificate or Renewable Energy certificate

Scholarship awards will vary in amount and number of awardees. Awards can be used for the Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 semesters at any KCC campus location.

“The KCC Foundation is excited to partner with the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary on this amazing project that has tremendous potential,” Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation, said. “We are honored to steward these grant funds to the benefit of our students and the community, and applaud the efforts of the Rotary to help raise the level and quality of education in the region.”

Scholarship applications and guidelines are available on KCC’s website at, at KCC’s Grahl Center campus in Coldwater or by calling the KCC Foundation at 269-965-4161.

The deadline to apply for the first round of awards is Sept. 1. Anyone interested in learning more about the scholarship or about participating in the project should contact Promise Project Communication Liaison Jon Harpst at

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