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Scholarship Funds

Establishing a scholarship fund provides an opportunity for scholarships to be awarded in your name or the name of a loved one, while helping to educate and train our future work force. Creating a scholarship opportunity to help others achieve their educational goals is certainly making a difference in the lives of individuals in this community! The Battle Creek Community Foundation is working with partners to implement program elements that will help lead us to our ultimate goal of making sure that every individual, regardless of financial status, has an opportunity to complete college or technical training education.

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21st Century Health Careers Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Barbara Ann Whitehair Scholarship Fund
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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.

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Battle Creek Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Becky Rocho Education Fund

Becky Rocho Education Fund

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Berenice Bryant Lowe Fund

The Berenice Bryant Lowe Scholarship Fund was established by the Historical Society of Battle Creek and the Lowe family to honor and perpetuate the legacy of the pioneer local historian who tirelessly researched and passionately promoted Battle Creek's heritage for more than twenty years. Berenice Bryant Lowe was a graduate of the University of Michigan and a drama and speech teacher at Battle Creek Central High School. To recognize Berenice Lowe's twin interest in local history- research and education- the fellowship was established in 1999 with the purpose of providing funding to individuals to develop educational materials and to publish local historical research for use in the community. In 2018, to recognize Berenice's passion for education and her secret sponsorship of students attending KCC, a scholarship was added to support students attending Kellogg Community College in the professional trades and nursing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bradford Memorial Scholarship Fund

Major Helen Hollins funded the Bradford Memorial Scholarship Fund with money from her brother's estate, the late Dudley Bradford. Major Hollins had a vision for the future of young people at Second Missionary Baptist Church. A scholarship committee was appointed by then pastor, Rev. Albert Thomas, to evaluate potential recipients. To date numerous scholarships have been given out.

Major Hollins' vision is now a reality.

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Brass Band of Battle Creek Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cheryl J. Begg Educational Fund
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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.

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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.

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Christopher Higgins Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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Community Leadership Academy Scholarship Fund
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Connie Amos/Orville E. Strang Vocal Music Scholarship Fund

In 2015, the Connie Amos/Orville E. Strang Vocal Music Scholarship Fund was established as a combined fund to address and promote vocal excellence and instruction.

Connie Amos was a young woman who loved singing and loved being a member of the Battle Creek Community Chorus. Following her tragic death in an automobile accident in 1980, her parents established the Connie Amos Memorial Scholarship Fund in her memory. The fund has provided and will continue to provide other young people with the means to pursue their interest in vocal music.

Orville E. Strang was an active member of the Battle Creek Community Chorus for fifty years. During that time he performed as a soloist in many Chorus productions. Orville studied with private voice teachers during his adult life in order to develop his rich bass-baritone voice. It was his wish that the Strang scholarship would provide the opportunity for private study to young people and adults who wished to become excellent choral singers and soloists. The Strang scholarship was established following his death in 2004.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dave Kennedy Sportsmanship Scholarship

Dave Kennedy is remembered by his family and friends as a humble, cheerful, respectful and responsible man who profoundly loved those nearest to him and the sport of hockey. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1986, David joined the Air Force as a pilot with the 110th Fighter Wing. David served his country for over 23 years and was decorated with two Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor and a Bronze Star. It was during his service that he met and married the love of his life and best friend, Renee Kennedy. David and Renee were married for over 25 years and have two children. During this time, David coached the Battle Creek Bruins Youth Hockey league for over 11 years, while also playing hockey on the Men's League. After his passing in 2016, the Battle Creek Men's League established the annual David Kennedy Award for sportsmanship, and the Kennedy Cup.

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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.

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David Wallace Sportship Scholarship Fund
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Delia M. and Dora D. DeMaso International Study Fellowship
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Roman Zaplitny Memorial Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Endeavor Charter Academy 8th Grade Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Glyn Lake WMU Engineering Scholarship Fund
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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hookway Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jean McLean Arts and Educational Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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John R. Shaw Memorial Fund
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kay Earline Vanderford Nursing Scholarship
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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.

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Ken Ervin Athletic Scholarship Fund in Memory of Joel S. Ervin

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Leon Buford Memorial Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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Mac & Betty Behnke Scholarship Fund

The Mac & Betty Behnke Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to Battle Creek area students who seek educational opportunities beyond high school. Eligible applicants are graduates and graduating seniors of greater Battle Creek area public and private schools pursuing a degree at Notre Dame University. Applicants pursuing an engineering degree may be given preference. Selection criteria are based upon GPA and SAT/ACT scores, and the student's service to the community. Financial need is not necessary. In the event a scholarship is not awarded for two consecutive years or more, an eligible applicant attending Saint Mary's College may also be considered. Former recipients may reapply.

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Margaret A. Randall Fund
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Robert and Eleanor DeVries Professional Advancement Fund for Binder Park Zoo

In the summer of 2016, Robert and Eleanor DeVries' long standing and generous support of the Binder Park Zoo led to the establishment of the Robert and Eleanor DeVries Professional Advancement Fund for Binder Park Zoo. Its formation positions Binder Park Zoo as a leading research and educational zoo, aligning full time professionals with endless opportunities both individually and for the Zoo overall.

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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.

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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.

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Robert M. Ward Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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Ron LaParl Scholarship Fund

Website: Ron-LaParl-Scholarship

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.

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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.

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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.

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Rosa Guzman Scholarship Fund
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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.

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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.

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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."

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Sarah M. Hager Memorial Fund
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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.

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Schlatter Design Scholarship

In Celebration and honor of the 2017 ArtPrize public vote grand prize winner, Richard Schlatter, for his piece A. Lincoln, this fund was established to inspire and support scholarships for "designing" students of the greater Battle Creek Area.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Joseph E Bowser II Memorial Fund

Joseph E. Bowser II was born February 10, 1996. At the young and tender age of 22, Joseph's life was tragically stolen on March 23, 2018, as a result of a senseless act of violence. Despite Joseph's odds, he was inspired to be greater than his circumstances. Joseph was an esteemed college student, soon to graduate with a degree in Engineering from Western Michigan University. He was well respected in his community and beloved by all that knew him. The Joseph E. Bowser II Memorial Fund was created with the intent to afford other young African Americans with the opportunities that were so tragically stolen from Joseph. Joseph was described as "Intellectually Gifted" and since Joseph unfortunately did not have the opportunity to finish his collegiate endeavors, Joseph's mother/father, two sisters, along with other family members created the memorial fund to commemorate his life and legacy. Joseph's family would like his legacy to be one of generosity and love, as his family holds him dear to their heart in that regard. To honor his legacy, the family would like to support others in their collegiate journey, in his honor, as it's believed that Joe was destined to do amazing things with his education and his loving, caring heart. Assisting with the financial hardships which our brothers and sisters of the African American community often face due to the unfortunate circumstances that are no fault of their own, the memorial fund wants you to exercise the importance of education with the understanding of why it's important to Joe's family. Life is a gift and it's to be celebrated! So, celebrate Joe's life with his family and make them proud for his name's sake!

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The Joseph E Bowser II Memorial Fund

Joseph E. Bowser II was born February 10, 1996. At the young and tender age of 22, Joseph's life was tragically stolen on March 23, 2018, as a result of a senseless act of violence. Despite Joseph's odds, he was inspired to be greater than his circumstances. Joseph was an esteemed college student, soon to graduate with a degree in Engineering from Western Michigan University. He was well respected in his community and beloved by all that knew him. The Joseph E. Bowser II Memorial Fund was created with the intent to afford other young African Americans with the opportunities that were so tragically stolen from Joseph. Joseph was described as "Intellectually Gifted" and since Joseph unfortunately did not have the opportunity to finish his collegiate endeavors, Joseph's mother/father, two sisters, along with other family members created the memorial fund to commemorate his life and legacy. Joseph's family would like his legacy to be one of generosity and love, as his family holds him dear to their heart in that regard. To honor his legacy, the family would like to support others in their collegiate journey, in his honor, as it's believed that Joe was destined to do amazing things with his education and his loving, caring heart. Assisting with the financial hardships which our brothers and sisters of the African American community often face due to the unfortunate circumstances that are no fault of their own, the memorial fund wants you to exercise the importance of education with the understanding of why it's important to Joe's family. Life is a gift and it's to be celebrated! So, celebrate Joe's life with his family and make them proud for his name's sake!

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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.

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Thomas G. Hardy ATFD Auxiliary Scholarship
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tom Danna Memorial Scholarship

Tom Danna, a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, was a much-loved coach and teacher. Later in his career, Tom moved into school counseling, a field he came to enjoy greatly because he was able to directly help students. This fund was created by Tom's friends and family to celebrate his life. The family would like to help college students who work hard towards their academic goals and have financial need.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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