KCC Foundation announces 24 recipients of the 2021-22 Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Promise Scholarship

KCC's Grahl Center campus in Coldwater.

The Kellogg Community College Foundation is pleased to announce $23,000 in total awards to 24 student recipients of the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Promise Scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year.

This year’s recipients of the scholarship include:

  • Dental Hygiene: Alexys Clark, of Quincy; Madison Hoard, of Union City; and Heidi Murphy, of Coldwater
  • Nursing: Rasha Alisaid, of Coldwater; Veronica Arroyo, of Coldwater; Baylee Breese, of Hastings; Haleigh Harper, of Coldwater; Jami Hull, of Charlotte; Jamie Lyons, of Union City; Angelique Midkiff, of Coldwater; Emma Moore, of Jackson; Kayla Mullineaux, of Union City; Email Ramos Nunez, of Coldwater; Harley Otis, of Quincy; Aubrie Rabideau, of Coldwater; Jennifer Smith, of Coldwater; Jasmine Spencer, of Union City; Gerardo Torres, of Quincy; Desiree Waltz, of Sturgis; Abigail Weddle, of Quincy; and Alexys Wolfinger, of Bronson
  • Radiography: Nicole Adams, of Coldwater; and Haila Omer of Coldwater
  • Industrial Trades: Jake Mittelstadt, of Coldwater.

With an initial three-year grant of $60,000 in 2019 from the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Club and Foundation, the KCC Foundation is administering this scholarship program to allow students an opportunity to complete their educational goals and receive financial support along the way. To date, the KCC Foundation has made 67 scholarship awards from this fund.

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 sciences: 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
  • Industrial/skilled trades: HVAC, Industrial Machining Technology, Industrial Technology, Pipefitting, Welding, Industrial Trades certificate or Renewable Energy certificate

Funds for the program have been secured for an additional four years due to generous gifts from the Thomas Bott Donor Advised Fund, the Hal and Lillian Creal Fund, the George and Kathie Babcoke Trust, Southern Michigan Bank & Trust, Century Bank and Trust, ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital and Clemens Food Group, as well as support from members of the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Club and its Foundation.

More than $350,000 has been raised towards a $500,000 goal to fund the Promise Endowment in order to insure the long-term sustainability of the program.

“The KCC Foundation is excited to continue its partnership with the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary for this amazing program that is making a positive impact,” Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation, said. “We are honored to steward this grant fund to the benefit of our students and the community, and we applaud the efforts of the Rotary to help raise the level and quality of education in the region.”

For more information about the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Promise Scholarship Program, call Promise Project Communication Liaison Jon Harpst at 517-202-7849 or visit coldwatersunriserotary.com.

Kellogg Community College has had a significant presence in Branch County since opening its Grahl Center campus (pictured above) at 125 Seeley St. in Coldwater in 1994. The center consists of a building with 13 classrooms, including nine standard classrooms, two computer labs, a science lab and an Allied Health classroom as well as a student lounge and free parking for the public. For more information, visit kellogg.edu/coldwater.

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