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TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING KCC STUDENTS

The KCC Foundation is no longer accepting transfer scholarship applications. The application will open for 2023-2024 in mid-December.

The KCC Foundation offers the following scholarship opportunities for students graduating from KCC with an associates degree and transferring to a four-year institution: The KCC Foundation also offers the following scholarship opportunity for students graduating from the Dental Hygiene Program:

Draime Transfer Scholarship

The Lindsay B. Draime Two-Year Transfer Scholarship for Business Students recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement and is awarded to a graduating Kellogg Community College student transferring to a baccalaureate degree granting institution of higher learning in Michigan to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. The recipient of the Draime Transfer Scholarship will receive $5,000 for each of two years for a total of $10,000, provided they maintain eligibility. Applicants must:
  • Attend classes and graduate from KCC with an associate degree in the year of application submission
  • Earn more than half of their credits at KCC
  • Be transferring to a Michigan baccalaureate degree granting institution as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate leadership experience, community and service activity and school involvement
  • Provide an acceptance letter from the college to which they will transfer
The chosen candidate must:
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during the time of the scholarship
  • Remain a business student during the duration of the scholarship

Harper Transfer Scholarship

The Walter and Lucille Harper Transfer Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement and is awarded to graduating Kellogg Community College students transferring to a publicly-funded baccalaureate degree granting institution of higher learning to obtain a bachelor’s degree.  Recipients of the Harper Transfer Scholarship will receive $5,000 for one year at a baccalaureate degree granting institution. Applicants must:
  • Attend classes and graduate from KCC with an associate degree in the year of application submission
  • Earn more than half of their credits at KCC
  • Be transferring to a publicly-funded baccalaureate degree granting institution as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate leadership experience, community and service activity and school involvement
  • Provide an acceptance letter from the college to which they will transfer
  • Show evidence of financial need

Hensley Transfer Scholarship

The Virginia M. Hensley Education or Health Care Two-Year Transfer Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement and is awarded to two graduating Kellogg Community College students transferring to a public college or university in Michigan. Recipients must have graduated high school within the last three years and be seeking a bachelor’s degree in an area of education or health care. One recipient of the Hensley Transfer Scholarship will receive an award equal to the lesser of the annual tuition and fees of the year of the award in question at Western Michigan University or the actual annual tuition and fees for the year of the award in question at the university the recipient elects to attend. This award will be given for two years, provided the student maintains eligibility.  One recipient of the Hensley Transfer Scholarship will receive an award of $6,500 for the year of the award in question at the university the recipient elects to attend. This award will be given for two years, provided the student maintains eligibility.  Applicants must: 
  • Attend classes and graduate from KCC with an associate degree in the year of application submission
  • Earn more than half of their credits at KCC
  • Be transferring to one of the following publicly-funded baccalaureate degree granting institution as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree:
    • Central Michigan University
    • Eastern Michigan University
    • Ferris State University
    • Grand Valley State University
    • Lake Superior State University
    • Michigan State University
    • Michigan Technological University
    • Northern Michigan University
    • Oakland University
    • Saginaw Valley State University
    • University of Michigan
    • Wayne State University
    • Western Michigan University
  • Be majoring in an education or health care field
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Have graduated high school within the last three years
  • Demonstrate leadership experience, community and service activity and school involvement
  • Provide an acceptance letter from the college to which they will transfer
The chosen candidates must:
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher during the time of the scholarship
  • Remain a full-time student in education or health care during the duration of the scholarship

Hites Transfer Scholarship

The Robert F. Hites Family Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement and is awarded to graduating Kellogg Community College students transferring to a baccalaureate degree granting institution of higher learning seeking a bachelor’s degree. The recipient of the Hites Transfer Scholarship will receive $3,000 for each of two years for a total of $6,000, provided they maintain eligibility. Applicants must:
  • Attend classes and graduate from KCC with an associate degree in the year of application submission
  • Earn more than half of their credits at KCC
  • Be transferring to a baccalaureate degree granting institution as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate leadership experience, community and service activity and school involvement
  • Provide an acceptance letter from the college to which they will transfer
The chosen candidate must:
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher during the time of the scholarship
  • Remain a full-time student during the duration of the scholarship

Danette Wilkins Memorial Scholarship

The Danette Wilkins Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Dental Hygiene student to help offset the cost of their Dental Hygiene Board Exam. Applicants must:
  • Be graduating from the KCC Dental Hygiene Program in the year of application submission
  • Demonstrate financial need
Please note: The chosen candidate must successfully pass their Dental Hygiene Board Exam in order to receive the scholarship.

Application Process

  • Visit Academic Works to apply.
  • When finished filling out the application, click submit at the bottom and make sure your application is complete. This will submit your application for consideration for all the scholarship opportunities you are eligible for.
  • Click the “Opportunities” tab at the top of the page and see if there are any additional recommended scholarships. If there are, complete those additional questions to be considered for even more scholarships.
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