Consistent with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21) the Battle Creek Community Foundation, located at 32 West Michigan Ave. and The Kool Family Community Center, located at 200 West Michigan Ave. have shut down onsite operations through April 13.

The Battle Creek Community Foundation is extending the current Grant Deadline to end of business on April 13, 2020.


Legacy Scholars

The Legacy Scholarship

The Legacy Scholars program supports students attending Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview School District, and eligible students from Calhoun Community High School, by providing college and career opportunities, as well as the Legacy Scholarship: a last-dollar scholarship to Kellogg Community College for up to two years of tuition (62 credit hours), mandatory fees, and a book stipend. 



Eligibility for the Legacy Scholarship is determined by a student's enrollment history within the eligible school districts (Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview School District, and Calhoun Community High School). The student must attend, remain enrolled, and graduate from these schools for full consideration. Eligibility decreases each year the student attends a school outside of the eligible districts. Students who feel that their Legacy Scholarship Eligibility was calculated in error can schedule an appointment with Legacy Scholar staff to submit a formal appeal for review. Please see the chart below which outlines eligibility for the scholarship. Eligible students have five years after their graduation to use their eligible credits. 




The Legacy Scholarship is housed withing the Battle Creek Community Foundation and this organization offers more than 280 scholarships for students in the greater Battle Creek area. Students can submit the General Scholarship Applciation online to be considered for multiple awards simultaneously -- including the Legacy Scholarship! Remember to submit the application by the posted deadline each year. The BCCF Universal Scholarship Application is fairly easy to navigate and complete. Students will provide basic information (biographical, extracurricular, and employment history, etc.), respond to two short answer questions regarding family and financial circumstances, and complete a 500 word (or less) eassay about their postsecondary aspirations. Each applicant must upload four attachments to complete their scholarship application: 

Most Recent Transcripts - An unofficial copy of the student's high school or most recent college transcripts

FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) - A copy of the current year SAR provided with the student's FAFSA account (

Financial Aid Award Letter - A copy of the current year Award Letter or No Need Email produced by the Financial Aid Office at KCC (

Eligible students must submit the Universal Scholarship Application each year they wish use to use the scholarship with the required attachments listed above. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Please check our Legacy FAQ for commonly asked questions. 


Contact Us

Have more questions? Please contact one of the following staff members:

Terry Burleson, BC CAN Program Manager, 269-719-8228 or

Laura Zalle, BC CAN Program Officer, 269-719-8228 or 

Rachel Chapin Zapf, Scholarship Development Officer, 269-962-2181 or

Joann Farnham, Scholarship Program Officer, 269-962-2181 or

Celia Compton, BCCF/BC CAN Scholarship Associate, 269-962-2181 or

Annette Chapman, Senior Vice President and BC CAN Executive Director, 269-962-2181 or 


32 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 1  Battle Creek, Michigan 49017 p: (269) 962-2181 f: (269) 962-2182

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