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Welcome Seniors! Here is information that will be very useful as you make your postsecondary plans:

Seniors, below are some very useful documents that we recommend downloading and looking over:

The Legacy Scholarship

The Legacy Scholars program was established as a component of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's 75th anniversary in 2005. It was created with the intention of investing in the educational future of Battle Creek youth. The Legacy Scholars program supports students attending Battle Creek Public Schools and Lakeview School District 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 in addition to a book stipend.

What are the requirements for eligibility?

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). The student must attend 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 determined in error can schedule an appointment with Legacy Scholars staff to submit a formal appeal for review. Please see the chart below which outlines eligibility for the scholarship:

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


How do I apply for the Legacy Scholarship?

The Legacy Scholarship is housed within the Battle Creek Community Foundation and this organization offers more than 300 scholarships for students in the greater Battle Creek area. Students can submit applications online to be considered for multiple awards simultaneously--including the Legacy Scholarship! Remember to submit the application by the posted deadline each year. The online scholarship application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available again from November 1, 2019 - March 1, 2020.


What are the components to the online Battle Creek Community Foundation General Application?

The BCCF general scholarship application is fairly easy to navigate and complete. Students will provide basic information (biographical information, extracurricular and employment history, etc.), respond to two short answer questions regarding family and financial circumstance, and complete a 500 word (or less) essay about their post-secondary aspirations. Each applicant must upload three attachments to complete their scholarship application:
Most Recent Transcript - An unofficial copy of the student's High School or most recent college transcripts;
Student Aid Report - A copy of the current year SAR provided within the student's FAFSA account (;
Financial Aid Award Letter - A copy of the current year Award Letter or No Need Email produced by KCC (

Once the student submits the application and all required attachments, they will be ready to read and sign the scholarship Terms & Conditions. This one-page document allows the student to officially accept the award by agreeing to the outlined terms. Legacy Scholars staff cannot notify KCC of any student's status until this document is received. If done in a timely manner, the student should not experience any delays as they register for classes.


Are there any resources available that contain this information?

Absolutely! KCC offers information on their website and we have paper resources available as well: Legacy Scholarship & Legacy FAQ.


Who can I contact with more questions?

Terry Burleson, BC CAN Program Manager, 269-719-8228, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laura Zalle, BC CAN Program Officer, 269-719-8228, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.