21st Century Health Careers Scholarship Fund
Aaron W. Howard Scholarship Fund
The Aaron W. Howard Scholarship was established by the parents, family and friends of Aaron Howard. Pfc. Howard died in February 1991 while serving in the U.S. Army in the Persian Gulf War. He was a 1989 Lakeview High School graduate.
AccessVision Support Fund
Adult Education Assistance Community Project Fund
Al Leibert Family Scholarship Fund
Members of the community once stated, "Al Leibert, a coach, teacher, and former principal, has given this community a profound legacy of personal action, perseverance, compassion and love. He's a role model, mentor, confidante, disciplinarian, arbiter, friend and molder of ideals for thousands of this city's youth and adults. The positive effect he still has on lives, no doubt, will ripple outward and down throughout the generations on a path to rewarding and productive lives."
To honor Al's amazing career and love for sports, the Al Leibert Family Scholarship was established in 2007.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Battle Creek Central High School who played football throughout their high school career. The recipient is selected based on demonstration of good character, citizenship, and good academic standing.
Al Leibert Scholarship Fund
Alano Club of Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Alano Club of Battle Creek Endowment Fund
Aline F. Blanc Memorial Scholarship Fund
Allyn and Dorothy Miller Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established to honor Allyn Miller and his 37 years of dedication to Harper Creek Community Schools, where he served as an outstanding teacher, counselor and administrator. Eligible candidates are graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School who will be attending the University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, or Grand Valley State University in the fields of education, health sciences, or engineering.
Altrusa Day Nursery, Inc. Fund
Alzheimer's Association Fund
American Association of University Women-Battle Creek Branch Scholarship Fund
The American Association of University Women mission is equality for women, education, positive societal change, and self-development. Applicants must be female students who have graduated from a Calhoun County, MI high school and are presently enrolled in a STEM field baccalaureate/undergraduate program. Financial need may be considered and applicant must have completed, or in process of completing, sophomore status or above at their respective college or university.
American Business Women's Association Unity Chapter Education Fund
American Red Cross-Calhoun County Chapter/Bernice Sackrider Volunteer Forum Fund
American Red Cross-Calhoun County Chapter/Betty Beese Safety Service Training Fund
American Red Cross-Calhoun County Chapter/Charlie Hines-Don Thomason Executive Director Fund
American Red Cross-Calhoun County Chapter/Mjr. Helen B. Hollins Volunteer Nurses Fund
Amy Yeast Tennis Fund
This scholarship recognizes senior tennis team members from Battle Creek area schools. Amy competed as a student at Lakeview High School and Western Michigan University, being inducted into the WMU Hall of Fame in 1997. Amy died unexpectedly on December 21, 1985. In that same year, she was ranked the #1 Singles Player in the U.S. Tennis Association Women's Amateur Conference.
Andert Family Scholarship Fund
Andrew R. Lepper Memorial Fund
Angela Nicole Booy Memorial Fund
Angelcheeks Foundation Fund
Angood/Arnold Scholarship Fund
The Angood/Arnold Scholarship Fund was established in honor of and memory of their parents, Bernard and Marguerite Angood and K.L. "Ping" and Marian Arnold, whose emotional and financial support enabled both Judith Arnold Angood and Arthur Angood to reach their goals in life. The scholarship fund was established by the Angoods with the knowledge that dreams are nearly impossible to reach without financial support. Lifelong resident of Battle Creek, and former assistant superintendent of Battle Creek Public Schools, Arthur wanted to create a scholarship fund for individuals from Battle Creek Public School high schools to attend the University of Michigan, his and Judith's alma mater. Judith, a native of Flint, whose parents supported her musical talent, wished to honor them for helping her discover her talent. Arthur and Judith decided to give the support that may be impossible for young people to receive at home so that they may reach their goals and possibly return to contribute to the community.
Anita M. Clark Mathematics Scholarship Fund
The Anita M. Clark Mathematics Scholarship was established in 1993 with funds from the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support for academically successful students graduating from Marshall High School who are pursuing a career in mathematics or a field related to mathematics.
Ann J. Kellogg School/Lincoln School Graduates Life Enhancement Education Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide support to students who are seeking to enhance their lives - either after high school or later in adulthood whether or not they have a traditional high school diploma or a G.E.D. from Battle Creek Public Schools. The donor stated, "You may be a parent or grandparent who has chosen to place your children in BCPS, a graduating senior, a graduate or even someone who dropped out of BCPS, whatever the scenario, you choose to stick with BCPS and stay associated with the district in some way instead of transferring to another district, that speaks volumes to me. This is the primary reason I established the BCPS Life Enhancement Education Fund, I want to support those who support the district and this fund helps me do that."
Ann Platusic Memorial Scholarship Fund
Believing in the power of higher education, friends and family established this fund in 2007. Ann was born in Alberta, Canada and was naturalized as an American citizen in 1949. Ann worked for Michigan Carton Company for 10 years and Kellogg Company for 31 years until her retirement in 1970. In retirement, she enjoyed working as a beautician in a salon above the former Speaker Pharmacy.
Anna Theodore and Mary Theodore Memorial Fund
Anne and Dave Hunt Advised Fund
Anne and Dave Hunt Scholarship Fund
The Anne and Dave Hunt Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing tuition scholarships, testing, books, supplies, room and board for those pursuing educational opportunities beyond high school and seeking a nursing degree or certification such as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Anne E. Schwarz Scholarship Fund
As a civic leader and ambassador for Battle Creek, Anne Schwarz is remembered fondly by many people in the community. Mrs. Schwarz was an inspired volunteer with S.A.F.E. Place, Leila Arboretum, the Battle Creek City Parks and Recreation Department, and Junior League. In 1988, she received the Battle Creek Enquirer's George Award for her civic activities.
Annette Bornor Adult Scholarship Fund
Annette Marie Probol Scholarship Fund
Jo Probol, wife of the late Manfred W. Fred Probol established this fund in memory of their daughter, Annette Marie Probol, who passed away August 7, 1954. This fund is a way for the family to give back to those who, over the years, have supported their educational goals and dreams.
ANY bodies Playground Improvement Fund
In 2005, for WKKF's 75th Anniversary, a challenge went out to Michigan communities to design and build inclusive playgrounds, places where all children of all abilities are welcome. Fond memories of a Battle Creek community that took up that challenge with commitment, enthusiasm and broad support inspired the establishment of the ANY bodies Playground Improvement Fund in 2015, a fund aimed at keeping the playground vibrant and up-to-date. Its establishment, by retired WKKF program Vice President, Gail McClure, honors two visionary community leaders and tireless advocates for children and youth, the late Norman A. Brown, former President and CEO of WKKF and David P. Lucas, attorney and project lead for ANY bodies Playground 2005. Gail shared, "My wish is that the city will continue to serve its children and youth well and strive always to make Battle Creek one of the best places in Michigan for a child to grow up."
Arc of Calhoun County Fund
Art and Izora Ward Scholarship Fund
Arthur Mason Ward, Sr. and Izora Vereachia Ward met at Tennessee State University where they both received Bachelor's degrees. They moved to Battle Creek in 1955 and became committed servant leaders at their church, Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. Their mission was to effectively serve civic and religious organizations to foster a higher quality of life for their community.
Art Center of Battle Creek Fund
Arts and Culture Community Project Fund
As Scene By Richard and Shirley DeRuiter Scholarship Fund for Future Visionaries
In recognition of the impact Richard and Shirley DeRuiter, founders of Scene Magazine, have had on our community, their children established this fund in 2009. Because of their firm belief in the strength and attributes of our local community, the DeRuiter Fund supports students who pursue their post-secondary education at a local college/university.
ASMO Manufacturing, Inc. Scholarship Fund
The ASMO Manufacturing, Inc. Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to graduates or graduating seniors from the Battle Creek area. Selection criteria is based on academic achievement, career plans, and involvement in school and community activities.
Athens Area Arts and Culture Endowment
Athens Area Community Foundation
Athens Area Community Foundation Operating Fund
Athens Area Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund
Athens Area Community Foundation Youth Fund
Athens Area Economic Development Endowment Fund
Athens Area Historical Society
Athens Area Schools Alumni Fund for Student Excellence
Athens Area Schools Student Awards Endowment
Athens Area Youth Baseball Community Project Fund
Athens Area Youth Baseball Community Project Fund
Athens Community Association Fund
Athens Community Helping Hands Project Fund
Athens Easter Egg Hunt Community Project Fund
Athens Easter Egg Hunt Endowment Fund
Athens Excellence in Education Scholarship Fund
Athens Farmers' Market Community Project Fund
Athens Follies Curtain Community Project Fund
Athens Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council, Inc. Fund
Athens Historical Arch Restoration Community Project Fund
Athens Lions Club Scholarship Fund
Athens Rotary Club Scholarship Fund
Athens Unrestricted Scholarship Community Project Fund
Athens/Tekonsha/Union City College Access
Athens/Tekonsha/Union City College Access Network Community Project Fund
B-Cycle Community Project Fund
Contributions to this fund shall be used for the purchase, maintenance and enhancements of B-Cycle station(s) to be located in Battle Creek.
B. and J. Kirkwood Fund
Barbara Ann Whitehair Scholarship Fund
Barbara Knapp Hill and Jerry L. Hill Fund
Barbara, Henrietta & Jack Curtis Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Barbara and Henrietta Curtis Memorial Scholarship was originally established in 1989 by Jack C. Curtis, Lakeview High School Class of 1941, his son Randy, class of 1967, and his daughters Jane Curtis Geluso, class of 1968 and Vicki Curtis Wolf, class of 1971. The scholarship honors Barbara Curtis, wife of Jack and mother of Randy, Jane and Vicki, and Henrietta Curtis, mother of Jack and grandmother of Randy, Jane, and Vicki. In 2016, in memorial tribute, Jack Curtis' name was added to the fund, it is now named the Barbara, Henrietta & Jack Curtis Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate or graduating Lakeview High School senior who is physically handicapped or has orthopedic disabilities, has potential for success in higher education, and has demonstrated an ability to live above the handicap.
Barriers to Post Secondary Education
Barton Farm Co. Endowment Fund
Barton Farm Co. Scholarship Fund
Battle Creek Academy 3 R's (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic) Tuition Assistance Fund
This fund was established by an anonymous donor whose children were able to attend the Battle Creek Academy through tuition assistance. The donor would like to "Pay It Forward" so other youth with financial needs will also have the opportunity to attend the Battle Creek Academy.
Battle Creek Academy Endowment Fund
Battle Creek Academy Fine Arts Education Support Fund
Battle Creek Academy Foundation
Battle Creek Academy Science Endowment Fund
Battle Creek Academy Support Fund
Battle Creek Area AMBUCS Scholarship Fund
The objective of the Battle Creek Area AMBUCS Scholarship Fund is to enhance direct therapy services to functionally handicapped and disabled citizens by providing financial assistance to men and women for professional training in the various fields of clinical therapy.
Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools Foundation Fund
Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools Foundation, Inc.
Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools/Bauman Family Memorial Fund
The BCACS/Bauman Family Memorial Fund was established by William (Bill) Bauman in memory of his father and his eight siblings: Joseph F. Bauman, Mary Agnes (Bauman) Kopplin, Justin A. Bauman, Theresa (Bauman) Hogan, Sister Marianelle (Margaret) Bauman I.H.M., Vincent Bauman, Paul L. Bauman, Helen (Bauman) Schoder, and JoAnn (Bauman) Smith. This endowment fund provides operational support to the St. Philip Catholic Central High School.
Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools/Dr. Gordon E. and Elizabeth S. Peckham Fund
Battle Creek Area Chess Activity
Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center Fund
Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center/Harold Greene Fund
Battle Creek Boychoir and Girls' Chorus Fund
Battle Creek Brass Band Fund
Battle Creek Central 100th Anniversary Fund
Battle Creek Central Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund
In 2005, the first class of Battle Creek Central Hall of Fame recipients were honored. The following year the board voted to support future Bearcats through scholarships with funds raised while honoring past Bearcats at the annual recognition banquet. Thus, the Battle Creek Central Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund was established and has been awarding since 2007 to Battle Creek Central High School graduating seniors who are destined to continue Central's legacy as "Pride of the State."
Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
The Battle Creek Central High School Alumni Association Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to individuals who reside within the Battle Creek Public School District, or are graduates of Battle Creek Central High School, who seek educational opportunities beyond high school.
Recipients must demonstrate extra-curricular or community involvement, exemplify trustworthiness, respect for others, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The student must be in need of financial assistance and have attained a 2.5 GPA.
Battle Creek Central High School Class of 1949 Scholarship Fund
During the Battle Creek Central High School Class of 1949's 50th Class Reunion, class members were asked if they wanted to support scholarships for graduating seniors, they unanimously answered yes and quickly established the Battle Creek Central High School Class of 1949 Scholarship Fund. It has expanded over the years to not only support children and grandchildren of members of the Class of 1949 but now includes graduating seniors or graduates of Battle Creek Central High School.
Battle Creek Central High School Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund
The members of the class of 1951 have enjoyed a camaraderie and spirit over the years that has been a source of pride. Its most successful members have been people of "good character." With that fact in mind this fund was established by the BCCHS Class of 1951 for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors of Battle Creek Central High School or the grandchildren of the members of the BCCHS Class of 1951, wherever they may live, who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. It is their intention to reward students who have achieved academically, demonstrated positive citizenship and exemplify the following character traits: trustworthiness, fairness, respect for others, caring, responsibility and citizenship. The Class of 1951 hopes that recipients of this scholarship will continue to live as "people with character."
Battle Creek Chamber Foundation - Collective Leadership for Community Change Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Chamber Foundation - Self Employment Program Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Chamber Foundation - Silent Observer Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Child Guidance Clinic Fund
Battle Creek Civic Theatre Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Civic Theatre Fund
Battle Creek Community Chorus Fund
Battle Creek Community Foundation Adult Education Scholarship Fund
Battle Creek Community Foundation Arts and Culture Operating Fund
Battle Creek Community Foundation Children's Fund
Battle Creek Community Foundation Education Fund
Battle Creek Community Foundation Fund for Battle Creek
Battle Creek Community Foundation Health Fund
Battle Creek Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
Battle Creek Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
Battle Creek Community Prayer Breakfast Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Disc Golf Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Diversity Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Family YMCA/McPherson Fund
Battle Creek Family YMCA/Robert B. Miller Fund
Battle Creek Festivals Cereal Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Festivals Int. Summer Fest Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Growth Fund
Battle Creek Health System Foundation
Battle Creek Health System Foundation Fund
Battle Creek Historical Society Fund
Battle Creek Host Lions Club Fund
Battle Creek Japan Club Scholarship Fund
In 2012, the Battle Creek Japan Club's newly elected board officer's, comprised of 19 Japanese firms, established this fund to provide opportunity and support to Battle Creek area graduating seniors. It is with sincere hope that establishing the scholarship will contribute to the Battle Creek area and support a young person's education.
Battle Creek Kennel Club Scholarship Fund
The Battle Creek Kennel Club is a member of the American Kennel Club. It encourages and supports good sportsmanship and responsible dog ownership. This scholarship is awarded to a student currently attending the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.
Battle Creek Lodge #12 Free and Accepted Masons Scholarship Fund
The Battle Creek Lodge #12 Free & Accepted Masons, established January 14, 1847, belong to the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. They are deeply involved in helping people by creating scholarship programs, performing public service activities, and supporting many community-based charitable projects.
Battle Creek Master Singers Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Memorial Park Association Endowment Fund
Battle Creek Morning Musical Club Youth Division Fund
Battle Creek Museum Fund
Battle Creek Police Department Law Enforcement Community Education Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Public Schools Education Foundation
Battle Creek Public Schools Education Fund
Battle Creek Public Schools Memorial Brick Fund
Battle Creek Rotary Club Educational Fund
This fund supports excellence of education in the Battle Creek area in the broadest sense of the term "education". It is recognized, with changing times and changing needs, that innovation, enterprise, and initiative need to be exercised in determining the most effective use of this fund.
Battle Creek Skate Park Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Sports Promotion Economic Development Community Project Fund
Battle Creek Symphony Gould Memorial Fund
Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra Fund
Battle Creek Symphony/Binda Fund
Battle Creek Symphony/Ethel C. Sterling Fund
Battle Creek Symphony/Lonning Fund
Battle Creek Symphony/Robert B. Miller Fund
Battle Creek Symphony/Slagle Fund
Battle Creek Youth Orchestra Fund
BBCH Community Partners Community Project Fund
The purpose of the BBCH Community Partners is to support health and wellness initiatives throughout Battle Creek and Calhoun County Region.
BCPS/GJM Athletic Fund
This scholarship was established to support the community and inspire future generations of leaders, mentors and friends in athletics and beyond.
BCPSEF Bearcat Opportunity Community Project Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the various actions associated with components of the BC Vision.
Beatrice B. Forward Memorial Fund
22 years...that's how long "Auntie Bea," as Mrs. Forward was affectionately known, taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and served as elementary school principal at Beadle Lake. According to co-workers, "Auntie Bea" was like family to many, beloved by everyone, very kind, and full of energy. Although she retired from Harper Creek in 1978, her unwavering devotion to projects that benefitted Harper Creek and area youth continued and added greatly to the district far beyond those 22 years. The establishment of the Beatrice B. Forward Memorial Fund continues her presence at Beadle Lake and other elementary schools in the district which is of no surprise to those who knew her. Upon hearing about the fund and who it helps, a co-worker stated with certainty, "that sounds like Bea."
Becky Rocho Education Fund
Becky Rocho Education Fund
Bedford Fire Department Community Project Fund
Believe in Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Berenice Bryant Lowe Fellowship Fund
Bessie Edwards Education Fund
Bessie L. Smith Scholarship Fund
Bettie and Jim Cox Scholarship Fund
This fund has been established for the increasing number of individuals entering the field of manufacturing technology in the Calhoun Area Career Center's service area, including but not limited to; welding, computer assisted design, machine shop and drafting. Eligibility is limited to CACC manufacturing technology program graduates.
Betty J. Christ Endowment Fund for Sexual Assault Services
During the 20th anniversary year of Sexual Assault Services (SAS), an endowment fund was established in honor of its founding champion, Betty J. Christ. Since the inception of SAS in 1996, Betty has been a steadfast leader, advocate and supporter for survivors of sexual assault. Her continuous strong support for the work done at SAS has helped the SAS staff reach thousands of people who need help after sexual violence.
Betty M. Root Scholarship Fund
Betty M. (Kiblinger) Root graduated from Delton Kellogg Agricultural High School in 1940. She was a member and Past Matron and Life Member of the Prudence Nobles Chapter #366 of the Eastern Star. Eligible applicants are graduating seniors from Delton Kellogg High School.
Beverly L. Pierce and Robert L. Pierce Sr. Fund
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Fund
Big Homies Community Outreach Community Project Fund
Bill Bornor Athens Athletic Assistance Endowment Fund
Bill Evans Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund
The Bill Evans Memorial Athletic Scholarship was established as a memorial tribute to the life of Bill Evans. His 27 year education career included time at Battle Creek Central High School, where he was chairman of the business department, wrestling coach, coaching three individual state champions, and athletic director. He was also a City of Battle Creek sports promotion director.
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc./Gretchen B. and Paul A. Humiston, Jr. Fund
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc./Keith M. and Mary L. Schroder Fund
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc./Lonning Fund
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc./Robert B. Miller Fund
Blady Sports Foundation
BlueOx Foundation Business Fund
Bob and Madelyn Fogg Memorial Fund
Bob and Nan Windsor Fund
Boy Scouts of America-SW Michigan Council Fund
Boya G. Byelich Fund
Boys and Girls Club of Battle Creek Fund
Brass Band of Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Brass Band of Battle Creek Endowed Chair Fund/Dr. Waldo E. Frankenstein
Brass Band of Battle Creek Endowed Chair Fund/Marilyn Frankenstein
Brass Band of Battle Creek Scholarship Fund
Breanne Blodgett Memorial Scholarship Fund
Through the combined efforts of the Climax Rotary Club and other local individuals, the memory of a little girl with a gentle smile and kind heart, Breanne Blodgett, will live on each year through this fund. Breanne, who was energetic, loving and full of life, will be remembered as a little hero after her organs touched eight individual's lives.
Brenda L. Hunt and Robert and Eleanor DeVries Scholarship Fund
Bridges to Cultural Understanding Alliance Community Project Fund
Brittany Despins Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Brittany Despins Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of Brittany Despins, a Marshall native dedicated to helping others. Calhoun County residents in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) basic and paramedic certification programs at Kellogg Community College are eligible for this scholarship. Brittany's family hopes her brave and selfless spirit will continue through the work of others through this fund.
Bronson Battle Creek Medical Staff Scholarship Fund
The Battle Creek Health System Medical Staff Scholarship was established to support students whose career goals are specifically in a patient-oriented program such as nursing, medical technician, dental hygienist, etc. Applicants must live in the greater Battle Creek area and plan to attend an educational institution in southwest Michigan.
Buckenberger Opportunity Fund
Buhler Children's Fund
Burnham Brook Appeal Fund
Burnham Brook Billiards Club Community Project Fund
Burnham Brook Community Center Title Holding Corporation Endowment Fund
Burnham Brook Community Center/Angela Wiseley Memorial Fund
Burnham Brook Community Center/Preston and Marge Kool Scholarship Fund
Burnham Brook Dance Club Community Project Fund
Burnham Brook Golf League Community Project Fund
Burnham Brook Singers Club Community Project Fund
C. Glen Walter Scholarship Fund
C. Glen Walter served the Harper Creek Community Schools for over 33 years. He began as a teacher at Harper Creek Junior High in 1962 and became Junior High principal in 1966. Next he served as curriculum director for seven years and then as assistant superintendent for instruction for five years. Glen served his later years as superintendent, retiring in 1995. During his tenure as superintendent, he performed in an exemplary manner, bringing both political and financial stability to a once troubled district. This scholarship was initiated by friends and supporters at the time of his retirement in honor of his many contributions to the students, school and community.
Calder-Gilbert Math and Science Scholarship Fund
Calhoun Area Career Center Automotive Service Technology Scholarship Fund
This fund has been established for the increasing number of qualified auto service technicians in the Calhoun Area Career Center's service area. Scholarship recipients are graduates of the Calhoun Area Career Center Auto Service Technology Program, who are pursuing a career in automotive technology.
Calhoun Area Career Center Clara Miner-Fuller Scholarship
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121:8. This fund was established by Clara Miner-Fuller as a memorial tribute to her deceased husbands, Charles Miner and George Fuller. Clara passed away on December 1, 1990.
Calhoun Area Career Center/Connie Dillard Scholarship Fund
Eligible recipients for the CACC Connie Dillard Scholarship are graduating students from the Calhoun Area Career Center. Students must be enrolled in a non-traditional occupation (any occupation in which women or men comprise 25% or less of total employment) and enrolled at a post-secondary training school.
Calhoun Christian School Endowment Fund
Calhoun Christian School Scholarship Fund
Calhoun County Arts Council/Richard G. and Clara D. Phelps Fund
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C) Community Project Fund
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C) Endowment Fund
Calhoun County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarship Fund
The Calhoun County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) was established in 1923, with four objectives, two of which directly impact the education of our youth, 1) to furnish a practical basis for united action among those devoted to the cause of public education and 2) to promote voluntary participation by its members in civic and educational affairs.
Calhoun County Chapter/American Red Cross Fund
Calhoun County Community Foundation Alliance Community Project Fund
Calhoun County Fire Prevention Week Program Fund
Calhoun County Medical Care Facility/Fern F. Robinson Memorial Fund
Calhoun County Medical Society Alliance Nursing Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established to provide scholarships to students who are residents of or employed in Calhoun County and enrolled in a nursing program at an accredited Michigan college/university, or the nursing program at Kellogg Community College. It is the Alliance's hope that the scholarship recipient will be employed in Calhoun County for at least one year following graduation.
Calhoun County Safe School Alliance Community Project Fund
Calhoun County Spartan Club
This fund was established to support the activities of the Calhoun County Spartan Club Advisory Board.
Calhoun County Trailway Alliance Community Project Fund
Calhoun County Trailway Endowment Fund
Carattini Scholarship Program
Carl C. Gawart Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in memory of Carl C. Gawart, a former superintendent of Harper Creek Community Schools. Mr. Gawart exemplified the traits of honesty, integrity, and devotion to duty. Mr. Gawart was a devoted administrator who strove to provide the best educational opportunities to the students of the Harper Creek Community Schools.
Carlos M. Gutierrez Scholarship Fund
Carlos M. Gutierrez was Chairman and CEO of the Kellogg Company from 1999 until 2005, when he was named United States Secretary of Commerce under the Bush Administration. Mr. Gutierrez had a thirty-year career with the Kellogg Company, and through his inspiring leadership, has left a strong legacy in this community.
Carol M. Ott Memorial Fund
Carolyn L. Burnett Scholarship Fund
Carolyn L. Burnett Scholarship Fund
Carolyn Burnett established this fund for one simple truth, I would not have gone to college had it not been for the scholarship I received. Carolyn wanted to help others as she had been helped, knowing when others support your educational dreams in some way, you should do your best and persevere over whatever the obstacles are to succeed.
Carolyn Nordstrom Scholarship Fund
The Carolyn Nordstrom Scholarship was established for graduating seniors from Battle Creek public and private high schools who will be pursuing a degree in public relations and communications at Michigan State University. Candidates should demonstrate potential to succeed in their college curriculum.
Carson Scholar's Support Fund
Cates Family Education Endowment Fund
Catholic Vocation Fund
Celebrating Street Culture Community Project Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the activities of the Celebrating Street Culture advisory committee.
Celeste Abraham Clark Family Foundation Fund
In the spirit of community and philanthropy, the Celeste Abraham Clark Family Foundation Fund was established in 2014 as a support for a variety of interests including education, health and wellness, and the arts. As long-time community advocates, it is the hope of our family that this fund will not only help this community thrive but will seed a movement that inspires individual responsibility for the betterment of all humanity.
Cereal City Pro Am Slam Community Project Fund
Ceresco Community Club Scholarship Fund
The Ceresco Community Club Scholarship Fund was established from the proceeds generated through the sale of the Ceresco Community Club building. These proceeds were specifically designated to serve Harper Creek High School youth through the establishment of an educational scholarship. In addition to strong academic performance, recipients of the Ceresco Community Club Scholarship have made significant volunteer contributions to their community.
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Fund
Charles C. Brackett and Jessie Atkins Brackett Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Charles C. Brackett and Jessie Atkins Brackett Memorial Scholarship Fund was created with the remaining assets of a charitable trust of the same name in Mrs. Brackett's will which was created in 1942. The fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors of any Battle Creek public high school for further education in engineering, medicine or law.
Charles E. and Mary H. Richmond Memorial Fund
Charles H. Slauson Memorial Fund
Cheff Center for the Handicapped Fund
Cheryl J. Begg Educational Fund
Child Abuse Prevention Endowment Fund for Calhoun County
Chris and Betty Christ Family Fund
Chris and Myrtle Tucker Memorial Fund
Chris Wigent School Wellness Program Community Project Fund
Christa Ferree Scholarship Fund
The Christa Ferree Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 by the family and friends of Christa Ferree, who was a student at Harper Creek High School until her untimely death in 1991. She played baseball, was a cheerleader, served as Vice President of her class, and enjoyed long bike rides. Most special to Christa were stray animals that easily found their way to her home. Eligible applicants are female graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School. Awarding criteria: GPA of 2.5 or above, financial need (determined by federal guidelines), strong desire to continue education beyond high school, creativity, ambition and initiative.
Christian J. and Elaine M. Seedorf Scholarship Fund
After being married for almost twenty years, Christian, a Navy veteran who was working as a pattern maker, suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on the left side and unable to provide for his family. Following the stroke, Elaine, who was 38 years old at the time, was determined to return to school and earn a Nursing degree from Kellogg Community College. Elaine overcame many obstacles as she had to become the breadwinner for her spouse and six children. She was often discouraged, overwhelmed and fatigued but she was determined to succeed. This fund was established by the Seedorf family to honor their parents' commitment and perseverance towards a goal in hopes of supporting others who despite the obstacles are determined to succeed.
Christopher Higgins Scholarship Fund
Chuck Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Battle Creek Central High School and friends of Chuck Turner at the time of his retirement in 2000, in honor of his 29 years of dedicated service to Battle Creek Public Schools. Chuck coached basketball for 32 years and touched the lives of many individuals. His coaching accomplishments are legendary. At a ceremony in January 2000, Battle Creek Central named the court at Central Field House "Chuck Turner Court."
Coach Turner was a vital part of Battle Creek and Battle Creek Central Bearcat basketball history. He developed and led the Bearcats to a 517-190 record over two stints with the Bearcats from 1967-77 and 1979-2000. He also coached at Willow Run in Ypsilanti, MI and finished with 565 wins overall and at the time of his death in 2006 was fourth for most wins in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) history. Turner coached four Bearcat teams into the Class A Final Four and watched 15 teams win 20 or more games in a season. He was named City Coach of the Year 14 times and Regional Coach of the Year 7 times. Other accolades include: 1989 Detroit News Coach of the Year, 1990 voted into the Coaches Hall of Fame by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM), 1991 BCAM Class A Coach of the Year, 1992 MHSAA Coach of the Year, and 1996 Associated Press Class A Coach of the Year.
Cindy S. Ruble Educational Endowment Fund
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association Community Project Fund
Clarence and Ruth Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund
Judith Cole Arnold and LaVaughn Cole established this scholarship in memory of their parents, Clarence and Ruth Cole, who maintained a life-long interest in the education of young people in the community. Their primary interest was helping young people develop to their full potential. Clarence and Ruth Cole realized that by giving to others, it would come back in abundance.
Clark Initiatives Fund
Clifton J. Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mr. Woods was a life member of the NAACP, the Urban League and the Battle Creek Civic League. He was also a 60-year member of Strothers Masonic Lodge No. 3 Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliation. In 1988, at 92 years of age, Mr. Woods received the Senior Citizens' Award and District Award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc.
Climate Change Coalition of Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Community Affairs Outreach Community Project Fund
Community Center Access Community Project Fund
Community Leadership Academy Scholarship Fund
Connie Amos/Orville E. Strang Vocal Music Scholarship Fund
Court Kids Community Project Fund
Crandall Family Scholarship Fund
Crider/Bommersbach Scholarship Fund
This fund is being established to recognize all educational personnel who are committed to the success of all students and those in the community who celebrate the small and large successes of every student. This also celebrates those students who have continued to work through adversity to complete their high school educations with clear plans for post-secondary goals.
Cultivating Creative Spaces Community Project Fund
The Cultivating Creative Spaces Community Project Fund is to support healthy and gracious spaces to create a nuturing creative community for everyone.
Cultural Arts Fund
Dale G. Griffin Ride for Life Fund
Dan Petersen Memorial Scholarship Fund
This memorial fund was created from contributions by Dan's friends and several of the organizations to which he belonged. Dan Petersen was a 1975 graduate of Lakeview High School. If he could, Dan would remind us that high school and life, like athletics, can and should be a great experience, but should be enjoyed while not neglecting the other skills and traits that remain with us for life.
Dandamudi Family Fund
Dandamudi Family Scholarship Fund
A local physician's positive volunteer experience led to the establishment of the Dandamudi Family Scholarship Fund in 2010, a fund comprised of two separate scholarship funds under this one name. Awarded under the Dandamudi Family Scholarship name are graduating seniors who attended the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center for four years.
Darrien Ahmad LaGrand Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Music Center of South Central Michigan
Darrington Louis Eugene Lovelace Memorial Fund
Darrington Louis Eugene Lovelace succumbed to colon cancer in November 2015 at the age of 27. Despite his battles with this disease, he yet lived, he danced, he acted, he pressed his way towards achieving his educational goals, dropping out twice, until he could no longer attend classes at Henry Ford Community College due to multiple hospital stays. This fund celebrates his "live above life circumstances" spirit and encourages everyone to pursue their dreams. To honor his memory, a book about his life is planned for release the summer of 2016.
Dave & Sue Eddy Community Fund
Dave and Sue Eddy Community Fund
Dave Smith Memorial Fund
Several community members worked with the Smith family to establish this fund in memory of a respected friend, educator, coach, husband, and father who passed away suddenly in 2008. Dave Smith was well known in the Harper Creek Community for his constant involvement, and was admired for his family-oriented lifestyle. This scholarship is intended for graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School who have participated in athletics. Competitive applicants must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, be "well-rounded" (multiple types of community involvement activities) individuals, and have shown leadership in their church, school, community, athletic, etc. activities.
Dave Studer "50 for 50" Wrestling Program Improvements Fund
As part of Harper Creek's Athletic Department "50 for 50" initiative, this opportunity was created to assist the wrestling program implement equipment and facilities improvements.
Dave Studer Athletic Wrestling Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created in 2001 to honor of Dave Studer's career as a teacher and wrestling coach. Eligible candidates must be graduating seniors, a member or the Harper Creek wrestling team for three years, and plan on attending a 4-year college. Considerations are: character, leadership and financial need.
David and Janice (Gregerson) Francisco Fund
In appreciation and celebration of our memorable years in the Lakeview and Battle Creek Public Schools, the David and Janice (Gregerson) Francisco Fund was established in 2015 to support educational purposes in those public school districts. Distributions from the Fund may support: 1) Innovative educational programs, classroom or library resources, and technology; 2) Educational field trips for students as defined by school policy. Distributions from the Fund are not intended for the benefit of an individual student.
David Scott Turner Memorial Vocal Music Award Fund
The Fund was established in loving memory of David Scott Turner for the purpose of providing scholarships for vocal music lessons to 8th and 9th grade students at Battle Creek Public Schools and Lakeview School District. The scholarship may be used for, but not limited to, the following examples: music lessons offered through private instructor or college such as Kellogg Community College; or towards attending Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Interlochen, the Music Center of South Central Michigan, and/or other music programs and institutions. Criteria includes students that exhibit interest and love of music, are continually working to better themselves, are dedicated to their musical group, and are making an effort to be a team member. Candidates do not need to be making a career in vocal music.
David Wallace Sportship Scholarship Fund
Deborah K. Nickerson Memorial Fund for Breast Cancer
Delia M. and Dora D. DeMaso International Study Fellowship
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship Fund
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world, including the Battle Creek Alumnae chapter, chartered in 1980. Locally, the sorority began soon after it chartered to award scholarships to community-minded, academically-gifted minority women.
Dennis Oberlin Memorial Scholarship Fund
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. Scholarship Fund
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. has established a scholarship to pay homage to qualities such as trustworthiness, modesty, integrity, sincerity, cooperation, vision, innovation and creativity. This award is designed to celebrate the whole student and selects its recipients based on extra-curricular activities, work experience, personal recommendations, interview and an essay.
Dental Needs Community Project Fund
Detective David C. Adams Scholarship Fund for Law Enforcement Education
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Retired Detective David C. Adams for the purpose of providing scholarships to individuals who wish to pursue education in law enforcement.
Detective LaVern S. Brann Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Detective Brann by his family for the purpose of providing scholarships to individuals who are considered a minority by race or representation in the police officer profession. Detective Brann was killed in the line of duty on May 9, 2005. One of the many tributes stated, his smile was contagious, attitude always bright, and integrity steadfast.
Dexter Lake Church of God Fund
Diane Stinson/Jan Amy Extended Day Activity Fund
The Diane Stinson Extended day Activity Fund was established to honor Diane Stinson's service to the students of Harper Creek Junior High School. This fund was established upon her retirement in June of 1998. One year later, Diane decided to add Jan Amy's name to the fund in honor of the many years they spent organizing the Harper Creek Junior High Follies together. Grants from this Fund will be utilized for the purpose of enhancing the educational programming of Harper Creek Junior High with an emphasis of the extended day activities.
Dirty Funk Artistic Expression Community Project Fund
Dirty Funk Artistic Expression Get Money Scholarship Fund
Discover Your Talent Community Project Fund
Domenick and Grazia Pontoni Scholarship Fund
Dominic C. Brown Fund for Early Suicide Prevention (ESP)
Don Trumblee Scholarship Fund
Donald and Gloria Miller Fund
Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Community Fund
The Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Community Fund was established in memory of Don and Bobbie Wilson to fund programs or projects that support or expand the arts, the preservation and/or educational value of nature, and programs of local churches.
Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Fund for Leila Arboretum Society
The Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Fund for Leila Arboretum Society was established in memory of Don and Bobbie Wilson who expressed a desire to create an endowment to provide income and long term protection for the operations of the Leila Arboretum Society.
Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Fund for St. Mark Lutheran Church
The Donald R. & Barbara H. Wilson Fund for St. Mark Lutheran Church was established in memory of Don and Bobbie Wilson who expressed a desire to create an endowment to provide income and long term protection for the operations of the St. Mark Lutheran Church.
Donald R. and Barbara H. Wilson Scholarship Fund
The Donald R. and Barbara H. Wilson Scholarship Fund was established to assist members of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Battle Creek in obtaining a post-secondary degree. Preference may be given to individuals pursuing degrees at Valparaiso University, where Bobbie received an Honorary Degree and her son Dave graduated, Northwestern University, where Don and son Rick received degrees, and Western Michigan University, where Bobbie graduated and also did post graduate work later in life.
Donna (Dee Dee) Hookway Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in loving memory of Donna Mae (Dee Dee) Hookway. Dee Dee had the belief of living life to the fullest and she did just that right up until her final illness. Dee Dee traveled the world with her husband, Charlie, touching lives where she went and greeting each culture she encountered with respect. She was Charlie's constant companion, his executive assistant, his travel facilitator, and a full partner in his life. Dee Dee never met a stranger, always saw the glass as half full, and worried more about others than she did about herself. She was witty, loving and loyal to friends and family. This fund has been established to keep Dee Dee's memory and legacy living on in perpetuity. Scholarships awarded in her memory will be for students of Harper Creek, Marshall and Lakeview high schools who will be pursuing any form of study/degree.
Dora Zanotti Wideman Scholarship Fund
Doris Klaussen Special Education Fund
Dorothy Height Endowment Fund
Dorothy Height served on the Battle Creek Community Foundation Board of Trustees from April 2014 until her passing in May 2016. The Board of Trustees established this fund in Dorothy's honor with lead gifts from her colleagues at the Foundation and continues to recognize Dorothy, posthumously, as a member of the Board of Trustees throughout the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Doty Native Flower Garden Association Community Project Fund
Doty Native Flower Garden Association Fund
Douglas R. Ewing Memorial Fund for TTP Awareness
Downtown Residential Housing Community Project Fund
Dr. Carl Wesley Middlebush Fund for the Haven of Rest Life Recovery Program
Dr. Carl Wesley Middlebush Plainwell Public Schools Scholarship Fund
Dr. Carl Wesley Middlebush Scholarship Fund
Dr. Carl Wesley Middlebush Veterans Enhancement Fund
Dr. Carl Wesley Middlebush Western Michigan University Scholarship Fund
Dr. Mathikere and Lily Rajachar Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was originally established in 1998 by Lily Rajachar in memory of her husband, Dr. Mathikere Rajachar. At the request of the family, Lily's name was added in 2014 after her passing. Both displayed a strong leadership and commitment to education believing that by obtaining a good education, you can achieve anything. Dr. Rajachar and Lily were always willing to help others who were willing to learn, work hard and displayed ambition while pursuing their goals. In fact, Lily had a particular interest in making sure women interested in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers had the supports they needed to succeed.
Dr. Paul V. and Evelyn A. Ponitz Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to support graduates or graduating seniors who will be pursuing a degree at a four-year accredited university or a community college. Recipients must demonstrate the same characteristics shared by Dr. Ponitz: goal oriented, dedicated, energized, and fully committed to obtaining a degree.
Dr. Peter and Laura Hong Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dr. Robert D. Spencer Education Grant Fund
Dr. Roman Zaplitny Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dr. Velma Laws Clay - Sojourner Truth Institute Fund
Dreams of Children Endowment Fund
E3 Achievement Inc. Community Project Fund
The mission of E3 Achievement Inc. is to "empower youth and adults to create a better future through experiential learning and entrepreneurship." The purpose of the organization is to serve youth and adults in Southwest Michigan with special focus on at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities and those with barriers to employment.
Early Childhood Connections Community Project Fund
Easy Accessibility Community Project Fund
Edite Balks Walter, M.D. Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to help women seeking degrees in biology, chemistry, physics and human or animal medicine. Dr. Walter is a graduate of the former Springfield High School. Through the assistance of various scholarships, she graduated cum laude from Kalamazoo College. Dr. Walter remains an inspiration and believes, Women Can Do Science and Should Do Science.
Edith Leonard Scholarship Fund
Edward and Toni Fugate Health Care Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in recognition of Toni Fugate's over 40 year career in nursing, an educational career that began at Kellogg Community College. Because of this, the Fugate's wanted to support those going into a patient-oriented health care program or allied health field at Kellogg Community College.
Edward J. and Doris B. Geise/Binder Park Zoo Fund
Edward L. and Joanne M. Drewno Scholarship Fund
Edward L. & Joanne M. Drewno established this scholarship to recognize and honor their parents, Stanley and Josephine Drewno, and Lloyd and Martha Mason, who by their example and guidance, instilled in Edward and Joanne good moral values and respect for and a desire to help other people. Edward retired from Post Cereals in 1984, and Joanne retired in 1985 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Elementary Enrichment Community Project Fund
Elizabeth Booth Scholarship Fund
Elizabeth Mary List Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is given in loving memory of Elizabeth Mary List. Liz was ranked in the top four in the graduating class of 1969 at Battle Creek Central High School. Liz loved music and played the piano. The song, Climb every mountain, sums up her courage through her long illness which she termed her impossible dream. For 20 years, Liz battled a disease that finally took her life in 1992.
Ellen and Teri Christ Memorial Fund
Emergency Medical Services Fund, Battle Creek Area
Emmett Township Fire Department Auxiliary Community Project Fund
Employer Collaborative Community Project Fund
Endeavor Charter Academy 8th Grade Scholarship Fund
Endless Envelope Community Project Fund
Evelyn Conkell Memorial Scholarship Fund
Evelyn Leiderman Memorial Fund
Expert in Residence Fund
Fairgrounds Transition Fund
Fallen Officers Memorial Fund
Families Against Murder/For Equal Justice (F.A.M.E.) Fund
Family and Children Services Endowment Fund
Farley Estes Dowdle Fund
Fin's Journalism Program Fund
Fine Arts Special Assistance Community Project Fund
First Congregational Church Fund/Robert B. Miller Fund
First Congregational Church/ The McKay Fund
First Congregational Church/James H. and Betty J. Siemers Endowment Fund
Jim and Betty Siemers established this endowment fund to support and sustain the First Congregational Church.
First Congregational Church/Leonard W. Dott and Dorotha C. Dott Memorial Fund
First Presbyterian Church Fund
First Presbyterian Church/Robert L. Coriell Memorial Fund
First Tee of Battle Creek Community Project Fund
Florence Leaffy Tucker Class of 1929 Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is to be awarded annually to a Battle Creek Central senior woman scholar-athlete who has also demonstrated service to her school and community.
Floyd C. & Gwendolyn M. Oglesby Scholarship Fund
The Floyd C. and Gwendolyn M. Oglesby Scholarship Fund was established to help provide assistance for high school seniors from BCCHS to attend Kellogg Community College. Floyd and Gwen Oglesby always had an interest in helping students to improve their lives through education. Both were active in the schools and community throughout their many years in Battle Creek. Floyd was involved as a teacher and coach at BCCHS, counselor at KCC and as city commissioner and mayor of Battle Creek. Gwen was in a lifetime supporting role with the Oglesby family, with Community Chorus, and as a dental hygienist for many years. Scholarship recipients must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, exhibit active community service and volunteerism to improve the lives of those living in Battle Creek, while also showing their strong work ethic and passion for civic responsibility.
Folk Family Fund
Food Bank of South Central Michigan Fund
Fort Custer Honor Guard Council Endowment Fund to Honor Military Veterans
This fund is dedicated to honoring and providing assistance to the Veterans of our nation.
Fort Custer National Cemetery Community Project Fund
Fort Custer National Cemetery Fund
Frances Thornton Historical Society Fund
Francis Jim Ackley Fund
Frank and Elizabeth Zanetti Scholarship Fund
The Frank and Elizabeth Zanetti Scholarship was established by Santo and Maria Zanetti to honor Santo's parents who moved from Italy to the United States in 1924. The Zanetti Scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify academic and leadership skills and plan to attend Kellogg Community College.
Freedom School Community Project Fund
Friends of Battle Creek Central Swimming Community Project Fund
Friends of LAC Swimming Community Project Fund
The Friends of LAC Swimming is a group committed to supporting and developing opportunities for the enhancement of health and wellness through swimming.
Friends of Norine Fund
Friends of the Fair Community Project Fund
Friends of the Homer Downtown Development Authority
Friends of the Homer Downtown Development Authority
Fulfilling A Dream Fund
Fund for Children's Dreams
Future Leaders Award Community Project Fund
Gail M. and James K. Sholl Family Trust Fund
Gary & Marlene Beard Athletic Scholarship Fund
By the time May 9, 2014 arrived, the surprise event, "Operation Code Purple" had been successfully kept a secret from the honorees and namesakes of the Gary and Marlene Beard Athletic Scholarship Fund. A fitting tribute to who many see as Lakeview School Districts, "First Couple." No matter what event you go to - football, basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling or golf... just to name a few... you will probably hear Gary and Marlene in the crowd yelling, "Go Lakeview!"
Gear Up Community Project Fund
Gear Up Scholarship Fund
The GEAR UP Scholarship is the educational financial assistance component of the Western Michigan University GEAR UP Learning Centers project, funded in part by the United States Department of Education. The objective is to provide renewable scholarships to graduating seniors of the Battle Creek Public School system who seek educational opportunities beyond high school.
Generation Next Fund
George and Betty Petredean Scholarship Fund
George and Jean Seifert Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established in memory of George and Jean Seifert by their children and through the generous gifts of community members who participated in, benefited from or knew of their ministry over the years. Originally called to Battle Creek to help out at First Baptist Church, Reverend Seifert would soon, two years later, begin pastoring at Lakeview Baptist Church where he served for over 35 years. George and Jean strongly believed in helping people and helping the community.
George Byelich Student Athletic Scholarship Fund
George, Roberta, and Shari Adams Fund for Special Education Teachers
Georgia L. Howard Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to honor Georgia L. Howard, by her children, who acknowledge her as the "mother of mothers," in recognition of her kind, loving and helping spirit for all children in hopes that those who receive it will be blessed and be a blessing.
Georgia Rothberg Nursing Scholarship Fund
Georgia Rothberg was a school nurse. She was very concerned about cancer research and volunteered many hours with the American Cancer Society. In establishing this scholarship fund, it was Georgia's hope that dedicated nursing careers would develop from this assistance. Emphasis should be placed on academic performance, financial need, character and citizenship, and motivation to succeed.
Get A Museum For Battle Creek Area Community Project Fund
Gieser Family Fund
Gill-Kline Scholarship Fund
Eligible recipients are graduating seniors of any public or private high school in the Battle Creek area (or) adults residing in the Battle Creek area who are returning to college, and who will be pursuing a degree in nursing, if not, another field of study may be considered. Recipients must be able to exhibit strong community involvement and maintain a specified level of academic performance.
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan/McPherson Fund
Glenn and June Williams-Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund
This fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to students of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Applicants must be graduating seniors who are active members themselves, or family of active members of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
Glenn Cross Arts and Infrastructure Fund
Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council Fund
Glyn Lake WMU Engineering Scholarship Fund
Good Samaritan Hospice Fund
Goodwill Capital Fund
Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan's Heartland/Richard G. and Clara D. Phelps Fund
Gordon F. Burrows Memorial Fund
Grace Falconer Kleis Endowment Fund
Grace Health Endowment Fund
Gretchen B. and Paul A. Humiston, Jr. Fund
Grow Getters Urban Youth Farming Community Project Fund
The Grow Getters Urban Youth Farming Committee is a community-based initiative committed to engage area youth in all aspects of growing and maintaining their own local food sources.
Guardian Finance and Advocacy Services Fund
Gysel/Morton Scholarship Fund
The Gysel/Morton Scholarship Fund was created to honor the ministries of Rev. Dr. Jim Gysel and Rev. Dave Morton. Recipients of this award are graduate students pursuing theological education and from the United Methodist Church within the Michigan area (State of Michigan).
Habitat for Humanity Fund
HandsOn Battle Creek/Doris B. Laimbeer Fund
Harold Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund
Harper Creek Community Schools Education Foundation
Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation Community Project Fund
Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation Endowment Fund
The purpose of this fund is to generate and distribute financial resources to the Harper Creek Community Schools Educational Foundation for enrichment programs, scholarships, grants, and projects to enhance the quality of education both within the Harper Creek Community Schools and greater Harper Creek community.
Harper Creek Optimist Memorial Scholarship Fund
In May 1994, the President of the Harper Creek Optimist Club authorized the establishment of a scholarship fund to be awarded to graduating seniors from Harper Creek High School. Applicants for this award must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and show evidence of community service
Harper Creek Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was created by Harper Creek Community Schools in 1994 as the district's first scholarship with the Battle Creek Community Foundation. It is a promise to graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School that they will always have a scholarship available to them.
Harry and Helen Davidson Family Scholarship Fund
Harry served as the superintendent of the Battle Creek Public Schools for a number of years and later became the first executive director of the Battle Creek Community Foundation. Much of Harry and Helen's work in this community can be exemplified today through the Foundation's growth and a strong community value for the education of our young people.
Harry and Linda Lucyshyn Memorial Scholarship Fund
Hart's Lake Conservation Community Project Fund
Haven of Rest Ministries, Inc. Endowment Fund
This fund was established to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ so that all may experience God's love. Clothe, feed, and shelter the homeless in the name of Christ. Disciple individuals to become spiritually, physically, and emotionally functional and able to live optimally within God's Kingdom and the community.
Hayley's Ride Foundation Community Project Fund
Hazel Forney Herrick Scholarship Fund
Hazel Special Assistance Fund
Health Care Leadership Forum Fund
Health Community Project Fund
Health Department Community Fund
Healthy Community Activity Group Endowment Fund
Healthy Elementary School Pilot Community Project Fund
Healthy Lifestyles Community Project Fund
Helen Kirkland Scholarship Fund
Helen Kirkland established this fund through a trust fund aimed at supporting "worthy students enrolled in the nursing courses at the Kellogg Community College and who are in need of financial assistance." Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who will be attending Kellogg Community College. Applicants must be enrolled in nursing courses and demonstrate financial need.
Helen M. Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship Fund
Helen Cavanaugh was a history teacher at Battle Creek Central High School from 1929-1936. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago and continued teaching as a professor of history at Illinois State University from 1946-1973. This fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools.
Helen Montgomery Musician Fund
In the aftermath of the terror and violence of the Kalamazoo shootings a "Help Now!" fund has been established to meet the many needs of the community to grieve, heal and address violence and create safer communities now and well into the future. The uses of the fund may include: 1) Sponsoring community vigils and anti-violence education events and activities; 2) Supporting special financial needs of the victims and their families; 3) Specially designed community counseling, healing and safety services that address the aftermath of violence; 4) Citizen safety planning and violence preparedness efforts; and 5) Other activities directed toward reducing violence. This fund is designed to provide a constructive outlet for those who wish to act with financial gifts in the aftermath of the recent Kalamazoo shootings.
Herbert and Clara Swafford Citizenship Scholarship Fund
The Herbert and Clara Swafford Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduates or graduating seniors from Lakeview High School and Harper Creek High School, who seek educational opportunities beyond high school at a four-year college or university. Recipients of this award should demonstrate good citizenship.
Herbert and Elsa Ponting Foundation Scholarship Fund
Heritage Battle Creek - Programming Community Project Fund
Heritage Battle Creek-Rebecca Shelly Community Project Fund
Heritage Battle Creek/Pioneer Homestead Endowment Fund
Heritage Battle Creek/Robert B. Miller Fund
Heritage Center Foundation Fund
Higdon Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Higdon Memorial Scholarship was established by Sharon Gawlak in honor of her parents, Maude and Harold Higdon. Sharon's parents were life-long residents of Battle Creek who exemplified a strong work ethic. Sharon continued the family value by obtaining her college degree and serving as a teacher at Northwestern Junior High School for 30 years.
Hispanics for Educational Progress Scholarship (HEP) Fund
Hispanics for Educational Progress (HEP): The group's purpose for forming and establishing the scholarship program is to promote the importance of education and the opportunities that a college education will create. Education is the means by which individuals compete in the global economy today; if you don?t have an education beyond High School, your opportunities become limited and in some cases non-existent. This fund, established in 2015, will continue in perpetuity the legacy that the founders of the Air Force Cataloging and Standardization Center (CASC) Hispanic Employment Program (HEP) put in motion 40 years ago.
Homer Academic Booster Club Scholarship Fund
Homer Area Community Foundation
Homer Area Community Foundation Capital Fund
Homer Area Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
Homer Area Community Foundation Operating Fund
Homer Area Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
Homer Area Community Foundation Sinking Fund
Homer Area Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund
Homer Area Community Foundation Youth Fund
Homer Arts Community Project Fund
Homer Arts Endowment Fund
Homer Community Based Preschool Endowment Fund
Homer FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund
Homer Firefighter's Association Community Project Fund
Homer Healthy Youth and Healthy Senior Programming Fund
Homer Historical Society Endowment Fund
Homer MSU Extension - Swine Club Scholarship Fund
Homer Public Library Endowment Fund
Homer Recycling Facilities Community Project Fund
Homer Special Event Fund
Homer Village Council Community Project Fund
Hugh F. McPherson Scholarship Fund
Hugh F. McPherson was a successful Battle Creek area businessman, who chose to share his success with a number of organizations. The McPherson Scholarship was established based on his desire to help the students of his adopted alma mater, Battle Creek Central High School, achieve their goals.
Humane Society of South Central Michigan/Olivia Caroline Rayl Fund
Humane Society of South Central Michigan/Robert B. Miller Fund
Humane Society of South Central Michigan/Robert L. Coriell Memorial Fund
Humane Society-Calhoun Area P.E.T.S. Fund
Hunter Arts Endowment Fund
Hunter Health Endowment Fund
Hunter Ty Lesiow Memorial Fund
I-94 Diving Club Community Project Fund
The purpose of the I-94 Diving Club is to support access to diving and build awareness of the sport in the community, particularly for those aged 19 and under.
In God We Trust, Mitchelle T. Savage Memorial Scholarship Fund
The In God We Trust, Mitchelle T. Savage Memorial Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities beyond high school for Battle Creek area graduates or graduating seniors. Eligible recipients will be graduating seniors from Battle Creek area public and private schools who will be attending a college that is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
In the Spirit of Higher Learning Community Project Fund
Inspiration Fund - WKKF Community Project Fund
International Festival of Lights Community Project Fund
International Youth Foundation/Arnold G. Langbo Fund
J. Chris Schweitzer Foundation Fund
J. K. Stanford Memorial Scholarship Fund
Rose Miller and her family established this scholarship in memory of their loved one, J. K. Stanford, who was a talented auto mechanic. According to Rose, My brother J. K. was as good as a mechanic; it seemed like he could simply listen to a car run and tell you what was wrong. He was such a compassionate, kind-hearted person, who had a love of cars from an early age.
J. Kline Hobbs Access to the Arts Community Project Fund
Jack and Lillian Traut Youth Fund for the Sherman Lake YMCA
Jack K. Mawdsley Scholarship Fund
Jack W. & Donna B. Gray Fund for the First Congregational Church's Music Program
Jack W. & Donna B. Gray Fund for the Music Center of South Central Michigan
Jack W. and Donna B. Gray Scholarship Fund
Jacob M. Roller Fund
Jacquelyn Barrone Art Achievement Award Scholarship Fund
Jake and Howard Westrick Scholarship Fund
Jake was employed by Clark Equipment Company for over 27 years. His son, Howard Westrick, a 1957 graduate of St. Philip Catholic Central High School, worked in the plumbing and pipe fitting industry for 33 years. A strong work ethic, personal responsibility, dependability, and punctuality are traits exhibited and valued by both Howard and Jake & acknowledged through this scholarship.
James A. Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in loving memory of James A. Hansen to provide scholarships to Athens area students seeking educational opportunities beyond high school.
James E. & Rose M. Yore Early Childhood Education Fund
Rose & Jim Yore have a lifetime of advocacy for youth and the importance of an education, especially early childhood education, as part of their legacy. Rose stated, "The research is clear. An investment in early childhood intervention programs has shown to yield significant benefits in the areas of academic achievement, behavior and educational progression. Therefore, developing and acquiring educational skills and the desire to learn at an early age is where the greatest need lies." This fund will support scholarships, programs & initiatives that address, encourage and enhance a pre-school or early childhood education.
James E. Sherman Family Fund
James E. Sherman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jim Sherman graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1955 and attended Western Michigan University. Participation in extra-curricular and school activities provided him first-hand lessons in the importance of responsibility, discipline, fairness, and respect. Jim was a superb craftsman in the printing field. His family established this scholarship in Jim's memory.
James F. Hettinger Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2008 by the board of directors and staff of Battle Creek Unlimited, Inc. (BCU) to celebrate and honor the visionary leadership of James F. Hettinger at the time of his retirement. Mr. Hettinger served with distinction as President and Chief Executive Officer of BCF from 1979 to 2008. He is credited with attracting nearly 100 companies and 9,400 jobs to Battle Creek's Fort Custer Industrial Park during his tenure. The fund represents a heartfelt expression of gratitude towards Jim for his commitment to community, education, jobs and sustainable families. Jim is a graduate of Albion High School and earned both bachelors and master's degrees in political science from Western Michigan University.
James H. Mahoney Memorial Sports Fund
James R.C. and Donna Jean Hazel, Jr. Community Fund
Janet & Kipp Katz Literacy Fund
Jean Creech Shear Art Fund
Although Jean Creech Sheer didn't choose art as a career, it choose her... A chance encounter with art in grade school started a love and participation in art that carried her throughout her life including the more than 10 pastels she painted during her time at the nursing home until her passing November of 2015. For Jean, art was love, encouragement and beauty. Jean enjoyed taking and looking at pictures, quilting, drawing, collecting Hallmark Christmas ornaments, puzzles, coin collecting, crafts and holiday decorating. Mrs. Shear was also an active member of the Lakeview PTA. This fund, established by her children, celebrates her life and the power of art and will provide support to Lakeview School District students who, through this fund, just may have their own chance encounter with art and fall in love with it as she did.
Jean McLean Arts and Educational Scholarship Fund
Jenny Ann Dragoo Memorial Fund
Jerry and Rita Askler Fund
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen and Marge McCoy Nursing Scholarship Fund
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen Capital Fund
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen Education Scholarship Fund
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen Fund for Promoting Reading for Children and Adults
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen Fund for Public Radio and Television Stations
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen Live Theatre Fund
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen Nature Fund
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen Scholarship Fund for Kellogg Community College Foundation
Jerry C. & Janet M. Petersen Scholarship Fund for Veterinary Science Education in Memory of Blossom & Pepper
Jim Hazel Leadership Fund
The purpose of the Jim Hazel Leadership Fund is to help youth and adults attend leadership training.
Jimmie Carpentier-Taylor Memorial Fund
Jo Ann Shumway Fund
Joanne J. Konkle Community Project Fund - Calhoun County Medical Care Facility
Joe Brutsche Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is a memorial tribute to Earl Joe Brutsche IV who lived the Boy Scout oath and law in his daily life and never hesitated to help a friend regardless of the time of day. Joe was a 2006 graduate of St. Phillip Catholic Central High School. It is hoped that individuals receiving this award will continue to display the same character, dedication and willingness to give as Joe did.
Joe Miller Family Fund
Joe Stewart-WKKF Trustee Fund
John Avery Family Fund
John Craig Allen Scholarship Fund
Mr. Allen was a highly respected English teacher at Battle Creek Central High School from 1926 to 1936. He later went on to accept a position as director of personnel at General Foods. Mr. Allen especially loved music and drama and often traveled to New York and Europe to see top programs in the fine arts.
John R. Shaw Memorial Fund
John T. Berry Memorial Scholarship Fund
The scholarship is for a BCCHS graduating senior with an interest in pursuing studies in economics, political science, or government. Consideration will especially be given to a student who has been able to succeed with a little bit of extra encouragement or extra effort.
Joseph J. and Marion L. Hempel Fund
Joseph Norrod Scholarship Fund
Joyce A. Sickle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Judi Dolezal Memorial Scholarship Fund
Julia V. Milner Park Fund
Julian Ptacin Scholarship Fund
Honoring Julian's memory led to the establishment of this fund by the Ptacin family, students, friends and community members. While Julian's untimely death will linger, his accomplishments and potential as an individual will be honored annually through the Julian Ptacin Scholarship. Recipients must demonstrate actions that support anti-drinking and other positive lifestyle behaviors.
Julie Karamchandani Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established as a memorial by her parents, Dr. Mahesh C. and Roshan Karamchandani, family, and friends. To her parents, she was like a beautiful flower that bloomed in the garden for a very short span of time, but during this short stay she charmed the hearts of all the people she came across. Julie was a very warm, friendly, and loving child with a great interest in music and painting.
Juliee T. Hazel Norman Scholarship Fund
We carry on her caring for strangers and friends alike; for community and woman-kind no matter what the plight. The Juliee T. Hazel -Norman Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Juliee T. Hazel Norman. Throughout her life, Juliee served in positions of leadership at school, church, dance, college, career, and community.
Junior Achievement - Sherry Hill Scholarship Fund
Sherry Hill was a valued member of the staff of Junior Achievement of S.W. Michigan at Operation G.R.A.D. prior to her tragic passing. The scholarship fund was initiated by the staff of Junior Achievement as a memorial. Sherry is remembered as an inspirational force in the lives of many young people that she worked with at Operation G.R.A.D.
Junior Achievement Fund
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan/Thomas F. and Gloria J. Olin and Peter and Susan Ordway Fund
Junior League of Battle Creek Fund
Junior Theatre/Mary McQuiston Fund
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Autism Society Fund
Kaleigh Woodman Memorial Fund
The Kaleigh Woodman Memorial Fund was established in memory of Kaleigh Woodman who died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in December 2015. Kaleigh lit up a room with her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She was a Tomboy Princess, a tough - never get hurt, I can do it outlook and a tender helpful, always willing to help no matter what the project attitude. Her Pennfield Schools and extended cheer families were a very important part of her life.
Kambly Living Center Endowment Fund
Kambly Living Center Support Fund
Kathleen Carpenter Garland Scholarship Fund
Kathrine Lee Brutsche Memorial Fund
Kathrine (Kathy) Brutsche, a Washington native, moved to Battle Creek in 1968. The 1975 Lakeview High School graduate later attended Michigan State University and upon graduation, returned to Battle Creek, where she became actively involved in the community. The Kathrine Lee Brutsche Memorial Fund was created to honor Kathy's life and legacy in the Battle Creek community and support local nonprofit organizations in her memory.
Kathy Petrich Music Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 as a memorial tribute by friends and colleagues, Kathy was director of choral activities for Marshall Public Schools. Her high school groups consistently earned first division ratings in Michigan, national and international competitions. Kathy was held in the highest of esteem by her colleagues and students for her compassion, dedication, selflessness, and commitment to excellence.
Katie McCann Scholarship Fund
Kay and Karl Randels Grant for the Arts Endowment Fund
Kay Earline Vanderford Nursing Scholarship
Kay Earline Vanderford Nursing Scholarship Fund
Keiffer G. Johnson Memorial Fund
Kellogg Community College/Leonard W. Dott and Dorotha C. Dott Memorial Fund
Kellogg Community College/McPherson Fund
Kellogg Company-Tony McGee Scholarship Fund
The Kellogg Company - Tony McGee Scholarship was specifically established to support scholarships for minority students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Priority consideration will be given first to those who plan to attend a historically black college or university (HBCU), second to four-year Michigan colleges, and third to Kellogg Community College.
Ken Ervin Athletic Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in honor of Ken Ervin for being the voice of high school sports in Battle Creek for over 25 years. Ken, a Highland Park, Michigan native, graduated high school, joined the Navy then attended college in Virginia. Locally, he's been a balloon festival announcer and has broadcast local sports for WBCK and baseballs minor leagues at Bailey Park.
Kendall Electric Community Project Fund
Kenneth B. and Mary L. Puls Family Fund
Kenneth L. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund
Kevin Swafford Memorial Fund
This fund was established in memory of Kevin B. Swafford. Eligible applicants are graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School who will be attending Kellogg Community College and can demonstrate some financial need. No specific grade point is required, however, the applicant should possess the characteristics of someone who is working hard on their academics, taking hard classes but not necessarily a straight "A" student. Students who meet the eligibility and play soccer will be given special consideration.
Kimmy Newberry Memorial Fund
Kingman Museum Collections Fund
Kingman Museum of Natural History Fund
Kiwanis Arts Fund
Kiwanis/Hebble Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by the Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek to honor the Andrew and Esther Hebble legacy. This scholarship further demonstrates the Kiwanis Club's commitment and long tradition of caring for young people in the community. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership skills, community service commitment, and maintained a specified level of academic performance.
Kool Family Community Center Charitable Community Project Fund
Kraft Foods Scholarship Fund
The Kraft General Foods Scholarship was established to support students interested in skilled trades or manufacturing technology careers. The support from this fund assists in improving career options for minorities and women in the skilled trades by 1) increasing their knowledge and appreciation of manufacturing and skilled trades careers; 2) encouraging the development of skills to improve career options through apprenticeships; 3) developing relationships with local journeymen in the student's area of interest; and 4) producing a group of qualified individuals ready for entry level skilled trades careers.
L.M. Mike Mullins Memorial Fund
Lakeside Treatment and Learning Center Fund
Lakeview & Urbandale Kiwanis Club Community Project Fund
Lakeview Alumni Scholarship Fund
Lakeview Alumni Scholarship Fund Resolve for a better tomorrow exists in the hearts and minds of young adults. The Lakeview Alumni Scholarship embodies a legacy of achievement observed through the civic contributions of previous graduates. Eligible students will demonstrate depth of character including civic responsibility, maturity, kindness, respect, educational enthusiasm, and human integrity. Consideration will be weighted to support those who have financial need.
Lakeview Area Council PTA Scholarship Fund
Lakeview Band and Orchestra Boosters Community Project Fund
This fund is to support the activities of the Lakeview Band and Orchestra Boosters.
Lakeview Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund
The Lakeview Class of 1968 Scholarship was established in 2009 as a legacy to its graduates and as a promise to Lakeview High School future graduates. Recipients are Lakeview High School graduating seniors or graduates who have demonstrated academic success and show strong character and compassion through involvement in community service.
Lakeview Ford Community Fund
Lakeview High School Baseball Boosters Community Project Fund
Lakeview High School Class of 1961 Education Fund
At their 30th class reunion, members of the Lakeview High School Class of 1961 discussed leaving a legacy to commemorate their times together at Lakeview. They wanted their legacy to be something that would make a difference in people's lives; they wanted to help motivate and assist adult students who wish to pursue their education. The Class of 1961 attained its financial goal in just two years; it has set an innovative example of how the bond between past graduates and their commitment to education and their community can make a lasting impact.
Lakeview High School Commemorative Brick Fund
Lakeview Lions Club Community Project Fund
Lakeview Schools Educational Foundation
Lakeview Schools Educational Foundation-Jefferson Fund
Larry Anderson EMS Improvement and Technology Fund
Larry Lee Liskow Memorial Scholarship Fund
Latino/Hispanic Community Project Fund
Lauren Nicole Johnson Memorial Fund
Lavern K. and Helen L. Mitchell Scholarship Fund
Helen L. Mitchell established this fund through an estate gift to the School District of the City of Battle Creek for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who plan to attend Kellogg Community College. Recipients must have exhibited outstanding citizenship and high academic standing.
Legacy Endowment for the United Way of Greater Battle Creek Foundation Fund
Legacy Scholars Program Fund
Legacy Scholars Student Success Endowment Fund
Legacy Scholars Supporting Organization Fund
Leila Arboretum Society Fund
Leila Arboretum Society/Donald and Evelyn Pope Fund
Leland, Dorothea, and Barbara McLain Scholarship Fund
The Leland, Dorothea, & Barbara McLain Scholarship was established by Barbara in honor of her parents who provided a good home and strong upbringing for her. Barbara, a 1945 graduate of Argubright Business College in Battle Creek, has had a lengthy and successful career at the Kellogg Company.
Lena G. Bonham Scholarship Fund
Lena G. Bonham established this fund through an estate gift to the School District of the City of Battle Creek for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school, "who shall be deemed worthy and in need of assistance in that pursuit." Scholarship awards will be distributed to graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who pursue and education in the field of nursing.
Lena Maddalena Wood Tuition Support Program Fund for the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools
Leon Buford Memorial Scholarship Fund
Leonard and Shirley Mitchell Scholarship Fund
Leonard L. White Educational Fund
Leota N. Nihart Scholarship Fund
Leota N. Nihart taught at Battle Creek Public Schools LaMora Park Elementary for 14 years and continued volunteering for more than 13 years, well into her 90's. When discussing the considerable amount of time she has spent at LaMora Park Elementary, she stated, "I loved every minute of it." Her heart for the children of this community and her desire to help those who need a little support pursuing their post secondary dreams led her to establish the Leota N. Nihart Scholarship Fund in 2015.
Les Swartz Memorial Fund
Leslie Rardin Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Bill Rardin, along with the Battle Creek Enquirer to honor Leslie's memory for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating local high school seniors who plan to study journalism, creative writing, or a related field.
LifeCare Ambulance Service Fellowship Fund
The intent of this fund is to create a fellowship program that would provide compensation for one or more qualified individuals to assist LifeCare management with implementing and monitoring programs and research that will improve its delivery of care and services to the communities served by LifeCare.
LifeCare Ambulance Service/Anderson Fund
Linda Anne Tyler Memorial Fund
Linda Holderbaum Art Center of Battle Creek Internship Fund
Linda Linke Endowment Fund for Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR)
Lionel and Muzzie Wood Family Scholarship Fund
The Muzzie Wood Scholarship was established in loving memory of Muzzie by her family after she passed away on March 16, 2001. In 2010, her husband's name, Lionel, was added to the fund name and its support of Battle Creek area students expanded. Muzzie loved the outdoors, Lionel laughingly recalls a time she wore her sneakers in the river, knee-deep, and caught a salmon bare handed.
Lisa Avery Family Fund
Livable Communities Project Fund
Lloyd W. Heselschwerdt Scholarship Fund
Lokeswara R., Asajyothi, Anusha, and Nithin V. Edara Family Fund
Louis and Jewel Peterson Fund
Louis suffered from severe mental illnesses that greatly impacted his life, marriage and family. In spite of his illness, he was dearly loved by his wife who was determined to stand by his side to provide him with the support that he needed, even though she actually had very little knowledge about mental illnesses.
Louis and Margaret Martin Educational Support Endowment Fund
This fund is established to serve as a source of encouragement and support to minority and financially challenged students in the Battle Creek Public School District. The establishment of this fund is motivated by Lou and Margaret Martin's many years of professional, personal and deep seeded human commitment to improving educational outcomes for young people in our community.
Louis N. and Leona I. Jones Ritzee Fund
Love Thy Neighbor Community Fund
Luella M. Sovern Endowment Fund
LUPUS Community Project Fund
Lynne Margaret & Merri Kay Hulscher Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mac & Betty Behnke Scholarship Fund
The Mac & Betty Behnke Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Battle Creek area students. Eligible applicants are graduating seniors of Battle Creek area schools who pursue a degree in engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Other criteria will be based upon GPA/ACT scores and student's service to the community.
Maddie's Pride Community Project Fund
Mahesh and Roshan Karamchandani Family Fund
Maida Schwarzkopf Civic Theatre Fund
Manley and Mabel Loomis Capron Fund
Margaret A. Randall Fund
Margaret and Virginia Hensley Fund
Marian E. Burch Adult Day Care and Rehab Fund
Marian G. Shirk Scholarship Fund
Marian G. Shirk established this fund through an estate gift to the School District of the City of Battle Creek for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school, "for scholarship purposes for needy students." Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school at Kellogg Community College. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or better and be in the top 25% of their high school graduating class. Applicant must have resided in Calhoun County, Michigan for at least one year prior to the date of application and demonstrate financial need.
Marie and Frank Eldridge Scholarship Fund
Marilyn E. Parks Fund
Marjorie A. Pastor Scholarship Fund
Mark Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mark graduated from Harper Creek in 1983, and went on to attend Western Michigan University. He is remembered as being very intelligent, a talented wrestler, and a dedicated friend. Mark was serving in the armed forces in Florida when he was killed in a motorcycle accident on February 22, 1987. The Mark Evans Memorial Scholarship was established in his memory and is awarded to the Harper Creek High School senior who has the highest National Merit Award score in their class.
Martha Matrone Altenburg Scholarship Fund
The Martha Matrone Altenburg Memorial Scholarship was established by her family and friends after her untimely death. This scholarship is awarded annually to female seniors of Battle Creek Central High School to provide advanced training/college study with an emphasis in the area of business.
Martin J. Marty Wendt Memorial Fund
Mary D. Durham Scholarship Fund
Mary Ellen Vanderveer Scholarship Fund
Mary H. Ruth Memorial Fund
Mary Ley Cripps Scholarship Fund
Maternal Advocate Program
Maternal and Infant Health Education Community Project Fund
Maurice Rose, Jr. Scholarship Fund
This fund strives to help support, encourage, and educate African American young men from single-parent homes who are without the assistance or guidance of a biological father in their lives. The recipient will be encouraged to continue throughout their college years to live their life to its fullest by staying focused on education, striving to do their best, and pledging to a drug-free lifestyle.
Mawby Family Fund
Maxwell G. Root Scholarship Fund
Maxwell G. Root graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1937. He was a life member of the Benevolent Order of the Elks Lodge Chapter #131 and active with his alma mater, Battle Creek Central High School, serving on its Alumni Committee and the Class of 1937 Reunion Committee. This fund was created for the purpose of issuing scholarships to students of Battle Creek Central High School.
Melvin H., Doris A., and Fovette E. Dush Education Fund
Melvin H., Doris A., and Fovette E. Dush Health Fund
Melvin H., Doris A., and Fovette E. Dush Scholarship Fund
Melvin H. & Doris A. Dush as well as their daughter, Fovette E. Dush were deeply committed to philanthropy in their hometown of Battle Creek, making grants to some 20 organizations annually, leaving a lasting legacy in our community. Although they are no longer with us, their positive impact on our youth & love for this community are evident through the establishment of this and other funds.
Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Memorial Scholarship, established in July 1920 from a variety of gifts to the School District of the City of Battle Creek, has evolved from a student loan program to its current scholarship fund. Over the years, those with a heart for Battle Creek Public Schools and its students have made individual and memorial gifts to this fund. Eligible candidates will be graduating seniors of Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school at Kellogg Community College. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or better and be in the top 25% of their high school graduating class. Applicant must have resided in Calhoun County, Michigan for at least one year prior to the date of application and demonstrate financial need.
Merlin M. and Marian M. Hart Fund
Merritt Commons Community Project Fund
Metzgar Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
Meyer's Toy World Fund
Michael Labadie Music Fund
Michael Slavoff Education Fund
The Michael Slavoff Education Fund supports integrated education at Marshall Academy.
Michael W. Boies Memorial Fund
Michigan College Access Network Community Project Fund
Michigan Society for Mental Health, Calhoun County Chapter Fund
Michigan Youth Challenge Academy Construction Community Project Fund
Michigan Youth Challenge Academy Fund
Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund
Miles For Memories Community Project Fund
Miller Family Fund
Minges Family Scholarship Fund
Mission Eyes Foundation of Southwest Michigan Fund
Mobile Fresh Food Community Project Fund
Music Center of South Central Michigan Fund
Myers Education Fund
NAACP Community Project Fund
Nancy Hyde Honorary Fund
The Nancy Hyde Honorary Fund was established in 2005 in honor of Nancy's retirement and for the many years of service she has given to Harper Creek Community Schools.
Nancy L. Cummins Home Delivered Meals Endowment Fund
Nancy L. Cummins Safe Shelter Endowment Fund
Nathan and Gloria Zanotti Family Fund
National Center for Food Protection - WKKF Community Project Fund
National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Advisory Board Community Project Fund
The purpose of the fund is to support the 1) operations of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), 2) efforts to generate funds for long-term sustainability of the NCEA, and 3) activities related to the development and advancement of women's equestrian as a NCAA Championship Sport status.
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Franklin Site Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Lakeview Site Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Mt. Zion Site Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Northeast Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Shared Expenses Community Project Fund
Neighborhood Food Pantry - Urbandale Site Community Project Fund
Nexthermal Business Fund
Nexthermal is dedicated to bettering the lives of its employees, and supporting the development of the greater Battle Creek area. To that end, Nexthermal offers employees and their dependents educational scholarships, emergency financial assistance, and other services.
Nicholas and Rose Offenbacher Scholarship Fund
Nicholas Rocca Memorial Scholarship Fund
Nick Rocca was a dedicated band director at Harper Creek Community Schools in the 1960's and 1970's. This scholarship is intended to help Harper Creek secondary students further their music education. Students will be able to apply for summer music enrichment activity scholarships, and also help Harper Creek students continuing their education in the music field through postsecondary scholarships.
Norene Keaton Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Norene Keaton Scholarship is for Battle Creek area high school graduating seniors planning to attend Michigan State University. Norene loved all aspects of Michigan State University, from academics to sports. Norene always was highly motivated to pay back in some way for the outstanding education experience and social environment that she was provided at MSU.
Norma J. Reed Scholarship Fund
The Norma J. Reed Scholarship was established by Norma to assist exemplary graduating seniors of St. Philip Catholic Central High School who have applied themselves to their academics and other activities. I never had a college education, but I've always wanted a degree. I want to make it available for today's youth. To every recipient, I say, Give it your best shot!
Norman Frazier Memorial Fund
NorthPointe Woods Employee Opportunity Community Project Fund
NorthPointe Woods Employee Opportunity Community Project Fund was created to provide scholarships for the educational and life enrichment efforts of the employees that work at NorthPointe Woods.
NorthPointe Woods Fund
NorthPointe Woods Scholarship Fund
Northside Hills Neighborhood Association Community Project Fund
Nursing Clinic of Battle Creek Fund
Officer Mike St. John Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in honor of Officer Mike St. John, longtime Battle Creek Police Officer assigned to the downtown beat. Officer St. John wanted this fund to reach out a helping hand to students who may have experienced challenges in life. Eligible candidates will be Battle Creek area graduating seniors pursuing their education at one of the local Battle Creek colleges or universities.
Operation Freeze Community Project Fund
Support operational needs that enhance access for hockey players to the rink.
Operation Grad Mentorship Program Fund
Optimist Club of Battle Creek Memorial Youth Fund
Ora and Norman Broad Fund
Oren and Madeline "Madge" Pierce Memorial Fund
Oscar H. and Hazel Frey Flanders Fund
Otis Family Education Fund
Outdoor Education Center/Clear Lake Camp Fund
Pack-n-Play Community Project Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support the purchase and distribution of Pack-n-Play cribs to promote the safe sleep of newborns and infants in order to improve the infant mortality rate across Calhoun County.
Pat Tornabene Education Fund
Pathways to Scholarship Fund
Patricia A. Root Clothes for Kids Fund
Patricia A. Root Clothes for Kids Support Fund
To support the operations of the Charitable Union.
Patrick R. (Pat) Garrett Fund for the Battle Creek Health System
Paul A. Riegle Scholarship Fund
In the fast-paced world we live in, slowing down to spend quality time with friends can often get missed. However, for Paul A. Riegle, taking time out for friends was a characteristic you could always count on. That's why it's more than fitting when the family of Paul A. Riegle established the Paul A. Riegle Scholarship Fund in 2016, allowing Paul to continue to take time out for and support "a friend". Paul was a family-oriented and well-rounded person, valuing service, education, business and the trades while at the same time loving and enjoying the majestic beauty of the outdoors through many of his favorite pastimes such as skiing, hunting and fishing. Through the establishment of this fund, it is the family's hope that it will contribute in meaningful ways towards a better life for the recipient and their family.
Paul and Maurine Sinclair Scholarship and Youth Endowment Fund
Paul and Mavis Pitzer Public Service Scholarship Fund
Paul & Mavis Pitzer, lifelong public service employees, believed good people could and should work in areas that promote the well-being and betterment of society. Recipients must exhibit good character and a propensity toward public service through volunteerism, service to others, or service to the community.
Paul Nicolich Harper Creek Memorial Scholarship Fund
Several community members worked with the Nicolich family to establish this fund in memory of Circuit Court Judge Paul Nicolich who passed away suddenly in 1990. He was known as a friend to young attorneys and those who knew him stated, "He was a friend and a fine colleague and a good judge. He was patient, fair and he served the people well." The Paul Nicolich-Harper Creek Memorial Scholarship was established to serve as a source of encouragement and support to graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School who have participated in athletics.
Peggy Sofia Mrozinski Memorial Youth Fund
Pennfield Academic Education Enhancement Community Project Fund
Pennfield Dunlap Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Community Project Fund
The Pennfield Dunlap Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Community Project Fund is to support the activities of the Pennfield Dunlap Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Advisory Board.
Pennfield Legacy Wall Community Project Fund
Pennfield Project Inspire Community Project Fund
Pennfield Schools Educational Foundation
Pennfield Schools Educational Foundation Fund
Pennfield Schools Retirees Memorial Scholarship Fund
Pennfield Visual Arts Community Project Fund
Pennfield Visual Arts Endowment Fund
Pessetti Family Scholarship Fund
The Pessetti Family Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduates from Battle Creek area public or private high schools. Candidates will be eligible and selected upon entering their junior year of college. Students should demonstrate community involvement, good work ethic while attending school, and/or involvement in sports, clubs, etc.
Peter J. Christ Leadership Fund
Peter R. Ellis Youth Fund
Petredean Family Fund
Phil Duff Memorial Scholarship Fund
Pieper Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Pieper Memorial Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Battle Creek area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Applicants must be planning to enroll at a two or four-year college or university, trade school, or similar learning institution until completion of the specific program of study.
Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan Education Fund
Pooled Capacity Building Fund
Post Foundation of Battle Creek
Postum Club Community Project Fund
Project 20/20 Community Project Fund
Project 40th Anniversary Community Foundation Building Fund
This fund will be used for cover expenses associated with new furnishings at the Battle Creek Community Foundation's new administrative office building.
Project Hope Community Project Fund
Project Passion Community Project Fund
Project Team Up Community Project Fund
Promoting Excellent Nursing Care for Elders (PENCE) in Calhoun County Coalition Community Project Fund
PS Food Mart Charities Fund
Purdy Parent Association Community Project Fund
This fund is to support the activities of the Purdy Parent Association by assisting the principal to raise funds for educational purposes, offer fun events and activities to students and generate interest from parents to take more interest in school activities and events.
R.G. Frantz AFL-CIO Technical Trades Scholarship Fund
The R. G. Frantz AFL-CIO Technical Trades Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing educational scholarships to local individuals associated with organized labor. Strong emphasis is placed on merit, need, and academic achievement.
Radiology Consultants, PLC / Kellogg Community College Medical Imaging Programs Scholarship Fund
Radiology Consultants, PLC established this scholarship to support students attending Kellogg Community College who possess the individual desire and work ethic to build a planned and secure career path in the radiology and medical imaging fields. It was important for this scholarship to recognize students, who work hard at a job while attending college, excel in their studies and are deeply motivated in purposeful pursuit of a career.
Ralph D. and Audra M. Nickerson Fund
Ralph L. Deal Memorial Music Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Ralph L. Deal, general music teacher for the Lakeview School District elementary schools, teaching vocal music for 25 years. His love of music and continued after his retirement with an additional 10 years of teaching the part time music program for St. Joseph Catholic Schools. He also served as choir director and/or organist for numerous area churches.
Ralph P. and Isabel H. Olmstead Endowment Fund
The Ralph P. and Isabel H. Olmstead Endowment Fund continues the enthusiastic support of the arts in Battle Creek expressed by the Olmsteads during their residence in the city from 1937 until their deaths in 1984. Isabel rekindled her interest in painting through the Battle Creek Civic Art Center as soon as her family nest was empty, and served as president of the center's board of directors in the late 1960s. A talented piano and organ player, Ralph was also a member of the Art Center and chaired fund drives for the United Arts Council and United Way. Active in leadership and fund-raising for numerous civic groups and causes, Isabel and Ralph would be pleased to know their legacy could help the visual and performing arts flourish in Battle Creek.
Ralph W. Gardner Memorial Fund
Randall E. Brock Recognition Fund
Randy Sanger Memorial Fund
Ratner Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the Ratner Scholarship is to reward students from Calhoun County who have achieved academic success, exhibited good character and performed services for their communities. Marv and Jane Ratner stated, We hope that the scholarship recipients will achieve continued academic success and continue their record of service in their communities.
Raymond R. Amsler Scholarship Fund
Rebecca "Becky" Porter Health Care Scholarship Fund
Rebecca "Becky" Porter made a lasting impact and impression on all who knew her. Selecting the compassionate profession of nursing led her on a journey that culminated in the founding and establishment of the Holistic Health Center. Becky (and Larry) spent the past 20 years putting her mind, body, and all her strength into helping others through the Center. Therefore, it's no surprise family, clients, Western Michigan University students and friends felt it more than fitting to establish the Rebecca "Becky" Porter Health Care Scholarship Fund in tribute to a loving, gracious soul and giving spirit.
Redemption Lutheran Church Fund
Region 3B Area Agency on Aging Endowment Fund
Regional Health Alliance
Remember Our Children Fund
Resources for Youth Community Project Fund
Rev. Clifton V. Bullock and Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock Minority Education Fund
The Reverend Clifton V. Bullock came to Battle Creek in 1976 as pastor of Washington Heights United Methodist Church. In 1978, he built the new Washington Heights United Methodist Church and Community Ministries. Reverend Bullock is remembered as an individual who promoted among youth the value of taking responsibility for your own life, getting an education, and helping your community. The Clifton V. Bullock Minority Education Endowment Fund was established by the Kellogg Company in 1991 as a tribute to the work and life of Reverend Bullock. In December 2015, after the passing of his wife, Mrs. Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock, the family successfully requested the name of the fund be changed to the Rev. Clifton V. Bullock and Voncile "Bonnie" Bullock Minority Education Fund, in honor of her many years of actively supporting and promoting the fund since its establishment in 1991. The purpose of the fund is to advance the educational opportunities for minorities in the Battle Creek area. The College/Technical Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors, while the Adult Scholarship is awarded to students attending college, individuals living independently from parents, and individuals out of school five or more years. Both the College/Technical Scholarship and the Adult Scholarship provide financial assistance for tuition, books, and/or campus room and board costs for up to four years to the college, university, or vocational/technical institute of the recipient's choice.
Rev. Earl F. Young and Rev. William Young, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is in memory of the late Reverend Earl F. Young and Reverend William Young, Jr. Reverend Earl F. Young was the founder and pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church from 1959 to 1982. Reverend William Young, Jr. was pastor at Macedonia from 1982 to 1997. Both dedicated their lives to the spiritual needs and overall well being of all Battle Creek citizens.
Rev. William Files Male Scholars Program
Richard and Elizabeth Jones Scholarship Fund
The Richard & Elizabeth Jones Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to individuals residing in Calhoun County who will be obtaining an education in graduate school at the University of Michigan. Eligible applicants must exhibit financial need and the potential to succeed in a graduate school program at the University of Michigan.
Richard G. and Clara D. Phelps Fund for the Battle Creek Health System
Richard G. and Clara D. Phelps Fund for the United Way of Greater Battle Creek
Richard McKenzie Memorial Scholarship Fund
Richard McKenzie was a gifted science instructor at Southwestern Junior High School who made learning fun. Acknowledged by both peers and students as a master teacher, Rich shared his warm humor and love of life with all that knew him. Rich also had a deep appreciation for nature and enjoyed bird watching, camping, and canoeing. This scholarship is given in loving memorial tribute of Richard McKenzie.
Eligible applicants of the Richard McKenzie Memorial Scholarship will be graduates or graduating seniors of Battle Creek Central High School, who intend to pursue a degree in education. Applicants must have maintained a 2.75 grade point average in their high school courses. Character will be a primary factor in selection. Consideration will also be given for citizenship, academic performance, and the need for financial assistance. The scholarship is for one year of college/technical study.
Richard R. Montgomery Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Richard R. Montgomery Scholarship was established by his family and friends with the hope that recipients will display the same character and compassion to better their community as did Dick Montgomery. Dick was a talented, enthusiastic person whose positive attitude enriched all who had the good fortune of knowing him.
Richard S. (Clair) Poole Fund
Rick and Debra Baron Second Chance Scholarship Fund
Rick and Debra Baron realize the importance of education to help pave the path to success, and yet realize that sometimes difficult challenges and obstacles get in the way of our educational goals. Life's challenges may include addictions, inadequate family support, poverty, health issues, or sometimes just misguided choices along the way. However, they feel that anyone who is highly motivated to rise above those hardships with determination and hard work, deserve to succeed by being given a second chance. They value and support the belief that help comes to those that are willing to help themselves.
River Legacy Project Fund
Robert A. and Cynthia A. Leach Education Fund
Robert and Doris Folk Scholarship Fund
Robert and Eleanor DeVries Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts
Robert and Eleanor DeVries Professional Advancement Fund for Binder Park Zoo
Robert and Louise Chapman Fund
Robert and Margaret Randolph Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Robert and Margaret Randolph in their Last Will and Testament to assist or enable worthy Battle Creek area public high school graduating seniors to pursue their education.
Robert and Nadine Gifford Educational Fund
Robert B. Miller Sr. Leadership Fund
Robert B. Miller, Jr. & Pattricia E. Miller-Big Brothers/Big Sisters of South Central Michigan Fund
Robert B. Miller, Jr. and Pattricia E. Miller Fund for the Binder Park Zoo
Robert B. Miller, Jr. and Pattricia E. Miller-Binder Park Zoo Support Fund
Robert C. Frook Memorial Athletic Program Fund
Robert C. Frook was very involved in Harper Creek's Football Program for many years. This fund was established in memory of Robert's dedication to Harper Creek Community schools and his belief in the importance of athletics in the physical, moral, and character development in young people.
Robert D. and Shirley M. McFee Scholarship Fund
This fund has been established for the purposes of providing scholarships to the students from the Calhoun County area who have been accepted for attendance at the University of Michigan and must reside in the area of the University of Michigan Club of Calhoun County. Applicants must also agree to attend at least one meeting of the University of Michigan Club of Calhoun County function during the year following receipt of the scholarship.
Robert E. and Norma C. Hamilton Memorial Fund
Robert L. Nendorf Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Robert L. Nendorf by family and friends. A 1964 graduate of Comstock High School, Rob enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966, served a tour of duty in Vietnam and earned a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in battle.
Robert L. Spieldenner Scholarship Fund
Robert L. Weiher Memorial Scholarship Fund
Robert M. Ward Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established in honor of Robert M. Ward after he was named the Michigan High School Principal of the Year in 1990. The scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors or graduates of Lakeview High School who are seeking educational opportunities beyond high school. Criteria will be based on leadership, scholarship, citizenship, service, industry and effort, integrity and responsibility.
Robert M. Ward Scholarship Fund
Robert Miller Jr. Parkinson's Memorial Fund
Robert N. Ostrander Fund for Pennfield Cub Scout Pack 328 and Boy Scout Troop 374
Roberta H. Cribbs Scholarship Fund
As a retired Kellogg Company employee, civic leader, community and political activist, Ms. Cribbs has devoted a great deal of her life to enhancing the lives of others. Most precious to her are young people. Recipients are African-American adults, college students, or graduating seniors of Battle Creek area public and private schools who have demonstrated service to their community, church and/or family.
Roger and Kim Pitzer Calhoun Area Career Center Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in honor of Kim Pitzer, who attended the CACC in 1977. Roger & Kim obtained their education through hard work and a commitment to their goals. They have established this scholarship to help other individuals obtain and achieve their goals. Roger and Kim believe that those of us who have benefited from our community should give something back.
Roland Bartram Scholarship Fund
Ron LaParl Scholarship Fund
Eligible students must have worked as an employee or caddie of the Battle Creek Country Club within the preceding twelve months, must exemplify the highest degree of loyalty to the Battle Creek Country Club and its members, and must possess a specified level of academic achievement from the most recent educational facility attended.
Ronald Clark McDaniel Memorial Scholarship Fund
To honor the life and legacy of Ronald Clark "Ron" McDaniel, family and friends established the Ronald Clark McDaniel Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2008. Ron, born in Harlan, Kentucky, moved to Battle Creek, Michigan at the age of 5. He was involved in the National Honor Society, Boys State, played baseball and football and graduated in the top ten of his class at Pennfield High School. He then served in the United States Air Force obtaining presidential awards and honors before he made his home back in Battle Creek. Ron managed to balance his commitment and love for his family and sports while exhibiting an unequaled work ethic, often working 7 days a week, at the same company for 38 years. This fund was established to carry on his value of education. He believed that all young adults should participate in extra-curricular activities in or outside of school while focusing on education. Most of all Ron McDaniel believed education was the key to success. Scholarships in memory of Ron will be awarded to graduating seniors who have participated in high school athletics and are seeking educational opportunities in teaching/education.
Ronald S. and Linda V. Sootsman Fund
Roosevelt Scholarship Fund
The Roosevelt Scholarship was established to support juniors and seniors of Battle Creek area high schools, as well as the Calhoun Area Career Center, and home-schooled or alternative school students that reside in these districts. To be eligible, a team of three students will prepare a project with emphasis on team work, goal setting, and presentation in the area of personal savings and finance.
Rosa Guzman Scholarship Fund
Rose Community Project Fund
Rose Ferguson Scholarship Fund
Rotary Club of Battle Creek Fund
This fund provides the current income and long term protection for the operations of the Rotary Club of Battle Creek.
Rotary Club of Battle Creek/McPherson Fund
This endowment fund is provided by the McPherson Trust and provides an annual distribution to the spendable side of the Rotary Club of Battle Creek Educational Fund.
Rotary Club of Cereal City Sunrise Community Project Fund
Russell Scott Hein Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Russell Scott Hein Memorial Scholarship was established by his family in October 1988. Russ received his credentials from Lakeview High School, Kellogg Community College and the Calhoun Area Career Center. He received his journeyman's tool and die card October 5, 1987 and passed away October 31, 1987. This scholarship is to help fulfill the dreams of young people.
Rusty Melges Memorial Fund
The Rusty Melges Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 to provide scholarships to male graduating seniors from Battle Creek Central High School who are a scholar/athlete seeking educational opportunities beyond high school at a college, university or technical school.
Students should demonstrate potential to succeed in the college curriculum to be pursued. Financial need, character, and volunteer involvement may also be considered.
Ruth E. Mawby Memorial Garden Fund
Ruth Rowena Whitaker Fund
Ryan Case Memorial Fund for Assistance to Families of Critically Ill Children
S. Emmett Brown Scholarship Fund
The S. Emmett Brown Scholarship Fund was a vision of Reverend Bobby Holley in 2011. This fund was established in honor and recognition of S. Emmett Brown's athletic accomplishments and his giving back to young people in the Battle Creek community. It is S. Emmett Brown's hope that this scholarship will help a young person's dream of a college education come true. Recipients of the S. Emmett Brown Scholarship are African American graduating seniors from a Battle Creek Public School high school. In addition, they are student athletes who have demonstrated service to their community, church and/or family.
S.A.F.E. Place Organizational Endowment Fund
S.A.F.E. Place Support Fund
Sadie W. Penn Scholarship Fund
The Sadie W. Penn Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships for those seeking educational opportunities beyond high school in the field of education at a college or university in State of Michigan. The scholarship recipient(s) shall be acknowledged annually by the Battle Creek Community Foundation.
Salvation Army/Melvin H., Doris A., and Fovette E. Dush Fund
Sammy Howard Endowment Fund for the Battle Creek Academy Foundation
Santo & Maria Zanetti Scholarship Fund
The Santo & Maria Zanetti was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduates or graduating seniors from the Battle Creek area who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. When asked about their motivation for establishing the fund, Santo replied, "Battle creek is a wonderful place to live. We felt we owed something to this community. This is where we made our living - this is where we should share."
Sarah M. Hager Memorial Fund
Satish Koneru Scholarship Fund
Dr. Prasadarao and Lakshmi Koneru established this scholarship to honor their son, Satish Koneru, who died in 1985 at age 23. Satish is remembered as a considerate and compassionate young man, who even during the most difficult moments of his illness, faced each day with courage and accomplished many of his personal goals.
Save the Homer Lake Community Project Fund
Save the Homer Lake Endowment Fund
Schweitzer Employee Opportunity Community Project Fund
Scott E. Kinnisten Scholarship Fund
The Scott E. Kinnisten Scholarship was established in 1992 by the parents, family and friends for deserving students from the Battle Creek area who distinguished themselves in the classroom. Scott was a 1985 graduate of Lakeview High School who participated on the varsity golf team and was selected to the All-State Golf Team. He went on to Western Michigan University on a partial golf scholarship.
Seeds of Growth Fund
Segal Family Foundation Fund
Segal Family Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to honor the life work of Eli Segal, devoted father and grandfather. Mr. Segal was a professor of Media Communication and a media historian. He devoted his life to teaching students the art of communication and the joy of drama, radio and movies. This scholarship provides an avenue to continue his tradition of helping students achieve success.
Sgt. Gary F. Williams Memorial Law Enforcement Program Fund
This endowment fund was established in loving memory of Sgt. Gary F. Williams to help provide support for law enforcement programs, support for officers and their families, and scholarships to individuals obtaining a degree in law enforcement.
Sheila P. Grillo Memorial Scholarship Fund
Shelton C. Penn Memorial Scholarship Fund
Judge Shelton Cosmo Penn is described by those whose lives he positively touched as fair in the courtroom, kind, compassionate, understanding, and a good man who treated everyone with respect. This fund, established in 2009 by his wife, Sadie Penn, is a testament to their belief in education and awards to students attending the University of Michigan Law School, his alma mater.
Shelvy and Gertrude Tedrow Fund
Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center Fund
Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center Leadership Fund
Sherwood B. Winslow, M.D. Distinguished Lectureship Fund
Shriner's Children Hospital/Melvin H., Doris A., and Fovette E. Dush Fund
Sid Maddox Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
Mary Helen Sid Maddox was a registered nurse for over 30 years, of which more than 25 years were spent at Battle Creek Health System. She passed away February 14, 2000. Recognizing her as an outstanding nurse, compassionate, dedicated and knowledgeable, as well as being a special, gentle, and caring person, her family, friends and associates established this scholarship in her honor.
Sisters Family Shelter Community Project Fund
Mission: To provide services that would empower families experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, jobs and provide long term solutions. Provide training tools, financial resources, resume writing, interview techniques that would help make one self sufficient.
SLF/Blair Scholarship Fund
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation Fund
Sojourner Truth Administration Fund
Sojourner Truth Memorial Community Project Fund
The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee is committed to preserving the memory, history, and heritage of Sojourner Truth. Through activities such as a historical ambassador walk, recognition of local sights of significance in Sojourner Truth's life, and other events, efforts are designed to raise the awareness and appreciation of Sojourner Truth. Maintenance of the Sojourner Truth monument and other related artifacts will also be a focus of this committee.
Sonya Trowbridge Memorial Fund
Southwest Michigan Boy Scout 2010 National Jamboree Assistance Fund
Southwest Michigan Council-Boy Scouts of America/Cathy Heinonen Fund
Southwest Michigan Council-Boy Scouts of America/McPherson Fund
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy Stewardship Fund
The Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy Stewardship Fund is an endowment established to provide financial support for the stewardship of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy conservation easements throughout the nine counties of southwest Michigan. Established in 2016, the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy Stewardship Fund assists in the costs of conservation easement stewardship; annual monitoring and legal defense, ensuring the permanence of conserved land and the forever commitment of the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy's mission of protecting nature.
Southwest Michigan Youth Community Project Fund
Southwest Michigan Youth Golf - First Tee
Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center Endowment Fund
Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center-Dr. Mehmet (Zihni) Yilmaz Memorial Fund
This fund was established by Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center in 2011 in honor and tribute to Dr. Yilmaz, who served as the centers medical director for over 15 years. Known to many in local medical staff circles as the Doctor's Doctor. Dr. Yilmaz was adored by his patients and his peers, ultimately taking care of thousands of members of our community.
Spanninga Family Scholarship Fund
The fund is the vision of a community member who worked his way through high school, community college, an undergraduate degree and graduate degree. This strong work ethic, sheer will and determination was the inspiration behind the establishment of the Spanninga Family Scholarship, a fund created simply to help those who help themselves.
Spiritual Care Consultants of West Michigan/Bill Knapp Memorial Fund
This fund was established to support ongoing education and awareness programs and initiatives in the areas of education and health. Some focus areas include Alzheimer's awareness and education & youth health and wellness.
Spring Grove Hills Neighborhood Community Project Fund
Springfield Community Foundation
Springfield Community Foundation Capital Fund
Springfield Community Foundation Fund
Springfield Community Foundation Unrestricted Assistance Fund
Springfield Community Foundation Unrestricted Scholarship Fund
St. Joseph Catholic School Fund
St. Peter Lutheran Church Fund
St. Peter Lutheran Church Support Fund
St. Philip Catholic Central High School Class of 1975 Community Project Fund
St. Philip Catholic Central High School Class of 1975 Endowment Fund
St. Philip Catholic Central High School Fund
St. Philip Catholic Church/The Constance, Mary Anna and Clement Lewandowski Music Endowment Fund
St. Philip Middle School Endowment Fund
St. Thomas Episcopal Church/George and Doris Laimbeer Fund
St. Thomas Fund
Stacy Hart Livingston Live Love Laugh Foundation Community Project Fund
Staff Sargeant Joshua Throckmorton Memorial Scholarship Fund
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Throckmorton made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when he lost his life on July 5, 2011 in Afghanistan. This fund serves as a reminder for us all to live as Josh did - with integrity and respect for others.
Staff Sgt. Michael Dickinson II Memorial Fund
Staff Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson, II was killed by a sniper in Ramadi, Iraq while serving in the U. S. Army. He was a member of A Company, 9th Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) and was finishing his second tour of duty. Michael, who passed away on July 17, 2006, was a 1998 graduate of Harper Creek high school. The Staff Sgt. Michael Dickinson, II Memorial Fund was established in Michael's memory.
Stan & Barbara Beckwith Memorial Fund for the Michigan Chess Association
Stanley L. and Anne M. Lemanski Scholarship Fund
The Lemanskis were a very warm and loving couple. The family has long been a supporter of Catholic education and the values of setting educational standards and achieving them. The Lemanski Scholarship recognizes graduating seniors from St. Philip Catholic Central High School. Selection will be based on academic performance, academic merit, leadership abilities, and financial need.
Stanley L. and Vivian E. Skidmore Memorial Fund
Starr Commonwealth Children's Foundation
Starr Commonwealth Endowment for Children Fund
Stephen F. Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund
Stetler-Piper-Vanderveer Family Fund
Steve Straub Sports Camp Scholarship Fund
Substance Abuse Council of Greater Battle Creek Fund
Substance Abuse Council-Rehab Fund
Substance Abuse Treatment Fund
Superior Women's Community Project Fund
Support A Dream Community Project Fund
Susan and Peter Ordway Fund
Susan E. Rush Scholarship Fund for Agricultural Science
Susan S. and David H. Day Youth Leadership Fund
Swope Family Fund
Symbiosis Community Project Fund
Tad and Bonnie Randolph Scholarship Fund
Tad and Bonnie Randolph were classroom teachers in the Battle Creek Public Schools for many years. Bonnie taught Spanish at W. K. Kellogg, Southwestern and Battle Creek Central High School. Tad was a social studies teacher at Southeastern, W. K. Kellogg, and Battle Creek Central High School. Recipients must have academic merit and strong moral character.
Taffy Hernandez Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Taffy Hernandez by her family. Students receiving this award must be graduating seniors of Harper Creek High School and exhibit leadership, community involvement, work experience, and provide an essay on their educational goals.
Tami Joy Enterprises Fund
Taylor Scholarship Fund
The Taylor Scholarship was created by Richard and Geraldine Taylor. The Taylor's, longtime residents of Battle Creek, believe that many people need extra help to enter or return to the workforce. The Taylor scholar receives a monetary award and accepts the challenge to achieve their training requirements in order to complete their employment goals.
Tenacious G.E.M.S. Community Project Fund
Teresa M. Hewitt and Richard & Marie Johnson Scholarship Fund
Teri E. Christ Memorial Endowment Fund for the Support of Dyslexia Education
The Bhan Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2008, with a true and demonstrated conviction to prevent what appears to be our nation's slipping position in the area of math and science, Mrs. Bhan stated We need more bright scientists for our future. We want to support students going into the science field É and we hope this may add some encouragement and ultimately contribute positive outcomes to our society.
The Buikema/Oursler Charitable Partners Fund
The Hembroff-Formsma Family Fund
The Mentoring Fund
The Music Center/Gretchen B. and Paul A. Humiston, Jr. Fund
The Music Center/Lois Hill and Anna Redden Fund
The Music Center/Mildred R. DeBoer Memorial Fund
The Others Community Project Fund
The Special Achievement Scholarship Fund
Thelma Greer City Tree Fund
Theodore N. Thomas Scholarship Fund
Thomas D. Frey Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by Louis and Beverly Frey in honor of their son Tom, a 1978 graduate of Pennfield Schools. His high math and mechanical interests led him to an engineering career. In 1983, he graduated from Michigan State University and moved to Dallas, Texas. He was beginning his fifth year of working at Texas Instruments at the time of his death in 1988.
Thomas F. and Gloria J. Olin Foundation Fund
Thomas G. Hardy ATFD Auxiliary Scholarship
Thomas G. Hardy ATFD Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
Thomas H. Elliott Scholarship Fund
Thomas H. Elliott was born in Pennsylvania and after completing the 8th grade, began working in the coal mines of that region. At age 23, he came to Battle Creek and worked for the Kellogg Company for 41 years. He was a God-fearing man, whose word was his bond. Although he only completed school through the 8th grade, he always valued the pursuit of higher education.
Thomas R. Kelley Memorial Scholarship Fund
Thomas R. Shaw Scholarship Fund
It is with great pride and a deep sense of humility that the Shaw family presents this scholarship in honor of Thomas R. Shaw. Thomas, born April 2, 1935, was a lifelong Battle Creek resident and a third generation funeral director. He remained dedicated to his community his entire life. He was an active civic and professional leader, a devoted family man and supporter of education and youth.
Todd M. Newman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Todd was a lifelong resident of Battle Creek and a graduate of Pennfield High School, Kellogg Community College and Robert B. Miller College. He retired from DENSO Manufacturing as a Production Planning Specialist after 25 years. Todd will be remembered for his integrity, strong work ethic and leadership qualities and special consideration will be given to applicants who display these attributes.
Tom and Ev McHale Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund, established in 2001 in honor of Thomas "Tom" L. and Evelyn "Ev" C. McHale by their four sons, Tom, Tim, Mike and Jim, will serve as a lasting tribute of their love and commitment to their faith and to education. As longtime residents of Battle Creek, Tom was known for his career in radio broadcasting and journalism while Ev's love of reading and organizing came through as an employee at Willard Library. Both Tom & Ev have countless contributions to the community through their volunteerism which showcased talents such as an emcee, singer and entertainer for Tom and a tremendous sense of humor for Ev. The Tom & Ev McHale Scholarship will provide tuition assistance for Battle Creek Area Catholic School students.
Tom Danna Scholarship Fund
Trevor A. Younker Memorial Fund
Tsoumas Initiatives Fund
U of M Scholarship Fund
The U of M Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to students who will attend the University of Michigan and that have graduated from high schools within the service area of the University of Michigan Club of Calhoun County.
UBUNTU Community Project Fund
United Way of Greater Battle Creek 75th Anniversary Community Fund
United Way of Greater Battle Creek 75th Anniversary Scholarship Fund
United Way of Greater Battle Creek Administration Fund
United Way of Greater Battle Creek Foundation
Urban League of Battle Creek Scholarship Fund
The ULBC, founded in 1966, is an affiliate of the National Urban League, a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. The ULBC is proud to support minority students from the Battle Creek area who are actively involved in the community and pursuing their academic goals.
Urban League Young Professionals Group Fund
Verne and Bonnie DeYoung Family Fund
Viola Johnson Fund for Leila Arboretum Society
Visiting Nurse Services of Southern Michigan Fund
Volunteer Center of Battle CreekÐRomney Fund
Volunteer Community Kitchen Project Fund
Vosburg Scholarship Fund
For Lawrence and Florence Vosburg, teaching was a way to impact lives for generations and they were excellent at it! Their love for being educators was infectious, in fact, not only did they spark an interest in the profession amongst some of the students they had in their classroom, but children in their neighborhood also choose teaching because of their influence. The Vosburg Scholarship Fund will continue their legacy while emphasizing the importance of education beyond high school for Lakeview High School graduates or graduating seniors.
W. James McQuiston Scholarship Fund
W.K. Kellogg High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
The W.K. Kellogg High School Alumni Association Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to descendents of W.K. Kellogg High School graduates who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Eligible applicants must have completed one year of college, or if attending a trade school, the scholarship may be applied to the first year.
Walker Family Fund
Walt and Jackie Redmond Education Fund
Walter F. and Dorothy A. Morris Family Scholarship Fund
Dorothy Morris' surprise 80th birthday party included much more than birthday greetings and well wishes, the occasion marked the establishment of the Walter F. and Dorothy A. Morris Family Scholarship Fund to continue the family legacy of scholarship and philanthropy.
Warren and Myrt Dexter Fund for Children
West Michigan Aviation Foundation
Willard Library Fund
Willard Library/Campbell Fund
Willard Library/Denman Fund
William and Nancy Richardson Community Fund
William E. Boards, Jr. Minority Scholarship Fund
William E. Boards, Jr. was always willing to help people and believed in touching the lives of young people by supporting their educational goals. Throughout his career as an educator, businessman, and community leader, he offered his time, talent and support to help build a better community. This scholarship was established as a tribute to William Board's accomplishments.
William G. and Marion E. Stuckle Fund
William J. & Patricia E. (Patti) Lingenberg Scholarship Fund
As graduates of the University of Southern California, Patti and Jack Lingenberg appreciated the lifetime value of a good education. In honor, their daughters, Christy Halbert and Kathy Riddell, have established this fund to honor their parents' long time commitment to the Battle Creek community, and to make continuing education opportunities possible for worthy Battle Creek high school graduates.
Williams-Richardson Fund for Money Management
Windward Seacadets 094 Community Project Fund
WKKF - SEED Award - Save. Encourage. Educate. Dream. Fund
The WKKF-SEED Award - Save. Encourage. Educate. Dream. Fund was established for the purpose of providing access to higher education through an endowed college savings award program for Kindergarten to 11th grade students of the Battle Creek Public Schools. All BCPS students, from Kindergarteners to 11th graders, will be eligible to apply for the scholarships each year. Awards will be made based on applicants? essays, transcripts, grade-point averages and recommendation forms. Kindergarten through 2nd grade students have the choice to submit an essay or a picture book. 3rd to 11th Grade students will be asked to only complete a general essay, and if their grade point average is below a 3.0, they may still apply but must complete an additional essay explaining their plan for how they will raise their GPA back up again.
Wolf Family Scholarship Fund
This fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools who seek educational opportunities beyond high school at Kellogg Community College. Eligible candidates are Battle Creek Public Schools graduating seniors who attended elementary (Valley View Elementary) and/or middle school (Springfield Middle School) in Springfield, Michigan. Prior recipients can renew award for one year. Recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA, as verified through a Kellogg Community College transcript, to receive renewable award.