Kellogg Community College is pleased to announce 15 recipients of the KCC Foundation’s Gold Key Scholarship – the College’s most prestigious scholarship – totaling $67,500 in student awards for the 2023-24 academic year.
Gold Key Scholarships are awarded to full-time freshmen to recognize and encourage outstanding academic and personal achievement, leadership and community service. Recipients are awarded $4,500 each year for up to two academic years to use toward tuition, fees and books.
Applicants for the Gold Key Scholarships must be current high school graduates entering KCC as full-time students and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. They must also demonstrate leadership experience, community and service activity and involvement in school activities.
“Gold Key Scholars are selected based on a comprehensive application and interview process. They demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership and service to their community they will carry from their high school career to KCC,” said Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation. “We are proud of their achievements and look forward to seeing their success in their educational pursuits at KCC.”
The KCC Foundation’s 2023-24 Gold Key Scholars, entering KCC this fall as freshmen, include:
- Rachel Chapman, of Battle Creek, a Calhoun Christian School graduate. Chapman, who dual-enrolled at KCC and the Calhoun Area Career Center, plans to study arts, communication and English.
- Berlynn Conley, of Plainwell, a Plainwell High School graduate. Conley, who will play soccer for KCC, plans to study radiography.
- Kaley Cortright, of Olivet, an Olivet High School graduate. Cortright, who dual-enrolled at KCC, plans to study nursing.
- Jessie Cummins, of Battle Creek, a Harper Creek High School graduate. Cummins, who dual-enrolled at KCC, plans to study radiography.
- Kate Doyle, of Battle Creek, a St. Philip Catholic Central High School graduate. Doyle who dual-enrolled and will play volleyball at KCC, plans to complete her Associate of Science degree and go on to pursue a degree in diagnostic medical sonography.
- Rachel Feldpausch, of Hastings, a home school graduate. Feldpausch, a 4-H member, plans to pursue an Associate in General Studies degree for transfer to a four-year university and sees herself owing her own business one day.
- Zara Franklin, of Hastings, a Hastings High School graduate. Franklin plans to complete an Associate in General Studies degree and transfer to a four-year university to pursue clinical/counseling psychology with a focus on helping children.
- Aydin Holley, of Battle Creek, a Harper Creek High School graduate. Holley, who dual-enrolled at KCC, plans to study science and transfer to a four-year university to pursue his passion for nutritional science.
- Antonia Keith, of Charlotte, a Charlotte High School graduate. Keith, who dual-enrolled at Lansing Community College and will play volleyball at KCC, plans to study manufacturing, skilled trades and applied technology.
- Lucy Lampart, of Kalamazoo, a home school graduate. Lampart, a 4-H member who dual-enrolled at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, plans to play soccer and complete an Associate in Arts degree with a psychology transfer pathway.
- Joshua Midbo, of Chesterfield, a L’Anse Creuse High School North graduate. Midbo, who will play baseball at KCC, plans to study science, mathematics and engineering and then transfer to complete degrees in aerospace engineering.
- Ryan Smith, of Coldwater, a home school graduate. Smith, who dual-enrolled at KCC and the Branch Area Careers Center, plans to study nursing.
- Brooklynn Taylor, of Battle Creek, a Harper Creek High School graduate. Taylor, who is a business entrepreneur, plans to complete an Associate in General Studies degree then may pursue marketing.
- Spencer Williams, of Battle Creek, a Harper Creek High School graduate. Williams, who dual-enrolled at KCC, plans to study manufacturing, skilled trades and applied technology and then transfer to become an aviation mechanic.
- Casey Zinsmaster, of Scotts, a Vicksburg High School graduate. Zinsmaster, with a heart for helping others, plans to join the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at KCC.
Photos of each scholarship recipient are available for download for use by the media from KCC’s 2023-24 Gold Key Scholars folder in Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/kdren6lni8ny22qoofmn8/h?rlkey=mn0vsrh4y5nyfq6yyjqn284wm&dl=0.
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 kellogg.edu/foundation.
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