Special Assistance Scholarships


Leonard L. White Scholarship

The Leonard L. White scholarship provides assistance for basic and/or emergency needs in order to support a student’s positive development. This scholarship is for students 5th through the 12th grades attending a public or private school in the school districts contingent to and within the City of Battle Creek. Applicants must exhibit financial need for assistance and apply through their school counselor.

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Staff Sargent Michael A. Dickinson II Memorial Scholarship  

Michael was born and raised in Battle Creek. He attended Post School, K-6th grade, he then went to Harper Creek Schools and graduated in 1998. At an early age he decided that he wanted to follow in his Grandfather’s footsteps and join the Army. At age 17, he joined the delayed entry program. He left for basic training one week after graduation. Michael was a dedicated and commited young man who believed in his Country and in preserving the freedoms that we enjoy. Michael was a member of A Company, 9th Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne). He was also a jumpmaster. Michael was a respected leader who truly lived his life according to the Non-Commissioned Officers Creed. He believed it was his duty to make sure his men all came home, and they always did.SSG. Michael A. Dickinson II served 1 tour in Kosovo, 2 tours in Afghanistan and was in his 2nd tour in Iraq, 9 days before he was to leave. On his last mission he was killed in action by a sniper in Ramadi.

The SSG. Michael A. Dickinson II Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to continue the legacy of Michael’s commitment of selfless service. The goal is to preserve his memory while also helping at-risk children ages 5-18 by affording them the experience of a summer camp. It is with this belief, that the experience will allow these children a chance to explore their talents and interests in a positive atmosphere as well as the opportunity to participate in wholesome activites that will help them find a positive life path.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the application below and send to Scholarships at the Battle Creek Community Foundation. If you would like to donate to this fund, please go to the top of this page and select the “Donate Now” button for online giving or call us at 269-962-2181.



David Scott Turner Memorial Vocal Music Award Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide 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: voice lessons offered through a 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. This scholarship will be awarded each trimester, however applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; please contact our offices for upcoming awarding dates. 




Nurse Aide Certification Scholarship

The purpose of this initiative is to provide scholarships to students who have successfully completed the Kellogg Community College Nurse Aide Training Program who are in need of financial assistance to pay for the Nurse Aide Certification Exam through Prometric. 

Applicants must send their complete application packet to the Kellogg Community College Foundation within 60 days of successful course completion in order to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship award or denial within three business weeks.  Awarded scholarship funds and Prometric applications will be sent in directly to Prometric by either BCCF or KCCF.  No students will be directly reimbursed for test fees. For additional information, please see the application below.  



F.A.M.E. (Families Against Murder/For Equal Justice) Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is to provide assistance to children and/or grandchildren of victims of unsolved homicides in the state of Michigan.  These scholarships can be for diverse needs such as counseling services, clothing, tutorial or other health & educational related services to support a healthy recovery lifestyle (usually not to exceed $100).  Applicants must be of school age (up to 18 years in age.)  Scholarships may be provided to eligible families who reside in Battle Creek.


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