KCC Foundation receives $80,000 grant from Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Foundation to support Promise Scholarship Program

KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham receives a scholarship check from members of the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Foundation.

The Kellogg Community College Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a four-year, $80,000 grant from the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Foundation to support the group’s continuing Promise Scholarship Program.

The Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Promise Scholarship Program supports students in the health care and/or industrial trades certificate or associate degree programs at Kellogg Community College. The program initiative provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to help ensure successful degree or certificate completion.

The grant supports the Rotary Foundation’s project goal of attracting more students to community college programs, working with community colleges to potentially expand regional program offerings, improving successful completion rates with these programs, reducing local student debt and hopefully retaining critical talent in Branch County.

The Promise Scholarship opportunity launched in 2019 and through May 2022 awarded 67 scholarships to 49 students. The KCC Foundation announces the following 30 students have been awarded scholarships for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 academic year:

Ashley Ballinger, of Bronson; Scyler Cary, of Coldwater; Leandra Castro, of Coldwater; Victoria Cross, of Burlington; Alexandra Curtis, of Coldwater; Tonya Field, of Coldwater; Shelbie Fisk, of Coldwater; Jami Hull, of Lake Odessa; Brittaine Lewis, of Coldwater; Autumn Liskovec, of Tekonsha; Shelby Loftis, of Quincy; Jamie Lyons, of Union City; Shanna Marsh, of Coldwater; Gavin Miller, of Quincy; Ashleigh Morick, of Coldwater; Heidi Murphy, of Coldwater; Haila Omer, of Coldwater; Kimberly Ramos, of Coldwater; Lissbet Ramos, of Coldwater; Kali Reeg, of Bronson; McKenzie Rock, of Coldwater; Brooke Rogers, of Coldwater; Brianna Roush, of Coldwater; Ciarra Rumph, of Coldwater; Brianne Scantlen, of Coldwater; Kaitlyn Sexton, of Coldwater; Jennifer Smith, of Coldwater; Samantha Sylvester, of Coldwater; Virginia Torres-Ojeda, of Coldwater; and Abigail Weddle, of Quincy.

Nineteen students are studying Nursing, six are studying Dental Hygiene, two are in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, two are in the Radiography Program and one is in the MRI Program.

Qualified Promise Scholarship applicants must graduate from a Branch County high school or reside in Branch County, be accepted in a KCC Nursing, Allied Health or Industrial Trades certificate or associate degree program and demonstrate financial need.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary Foundation in offering this tremendous opportunity for individuals to achieve their educational goals,” KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham said. “This is an amazing program with many dedicated supporters who want to see the project goals fulfilled.”

For more information about the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary, visit coldwatersunriserotary.com. For information about the organization’s Promise Scholarship Program, contact the KCC Foundation at 269-965-4161.

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