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Welcome! The Legacy Scholars Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship to Kellogg Community College that provides up to 62 credit hours of tuition and mandatory fees, as well as four book stipends of up to $500 each for required books and materials to be purchased at the Bruin Bookstore. Eligibility is based on continuous enrollment in an eligible district (Battle Creek Public Schools or Lakeview School District) and students must graduated from one of the following high schools in Battle Creek: Battle Creek Central High School, Calhoun Community High School, Lakeview High School, Lakeview Alternative and W.K. Preparatory High School. Legacy Scholars have five years after high school graduation to use their scholarship.

KCC’s Admissions representatives are available to assist Legacy Scholar students either remotely or in person. Students can schedule a Legacy Scholars Admissions appointment in person, by video or via phone call to apply for admission, better understand the enrollment process or register for classes. After the student meets with a KCC Admissions rep, it is still important to follow the general steps below to ensure successful completion of the Legacy Scholars application through the Battle Creek Community Foundation.

Legacy Scholarship Application Steps

  1. Submit a FAFSA to KCC and complete necessary additional documents. The FAFSA can be completed any time after Oct. 1 of the student’s senior year in high school.
  2. An annual application is required to be submitted by the March 1 deadline. Submit a scholarship application to the Battle Creek Community Foundation with your most recent official transcript and current-year FAFSA student aid report attached.
  3. After March 1, use the Bruin Portal to submit any requested documents from the Financial Aid office. Once available, you can print a copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter or your No Need (not eligible for aid) Letter. Officially accepting your Legacy Scholars Scholarship requires that you submit your Award Letter or No Need Letter to the Battle Creek Community Foundation.
  4. Register for classes sign up for a KCC payment plan.

Scholarship eligibility is based on continuous enrollment in an eligible district from eigth grade through graduation. The table below indicates the percentage you are eligible for based on your entrance into the school district.

Legacy Scholars Eligibility
8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th – 12th Grade
100% 75% 50% 0%
62 Credit Hours 46.5 Credit Hours 31 Credit Hours 0 Credit Hours

Guest Students

If you attend another institution but plan to take a few courses at KCC while on break, you can use your Legacy Scholars Scholarship while you attend KCC. Be sure to apply by the posted deadline each year and notify the Legacy Scholars office of your desire to take summer classes. Attending KCC as a guest student is smart, financially responsible and may help you graduate faster. It is essential to talk with your home institution about the transferability of courses from KCC.

Contact Information

For questions about the Financial Aid process at KCC, contact the Financial Aid office 269-965-4123 or [email protected].

For questions about enrolling at KCC, contact the Admissions office at 269-965-4153 or [email protected].

For questions about scholarship eligibility, the application process and deadlines, contact any of the Battle Creek College Access Network or Battle Creek Community Foundation staff listed below: