Lakeview High School Class of 1961 Scholarship

At their 30th class reunion, members of the Lakeview High School Class of 1961 discussed leaving a legacy to commemorate their times together at Lakeview. They wanted their legacy to mean something that would make a difference in people’s lives; they wanted to help motivate and assist adult students who wish to pursue their education.

The Class of 1961 attained its financial goal in just two years; it has set an innovative example of how the bond between past graduates and their commitment to education and their community can make a lasting impact.

Purpose of Scholarship
This non-traditional scholarship was established to assist adults who wish to finish high school and/or attend Kellogg Community College, or a technical school. Awards shall be available for costs associated with the completion of a high school degree, if necessary, and then part- or full-time study at KCC or a Technical School.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be residents of the Battle Creek area who graduated from Lakeview High School, attended Lakeview High School, or who currently live in the Lakeview School District.

Criteria to be considered include:

  1. Demonstrate the desire and ability to succeed
  2. Complete the financial statement included in application packet
  3. Submit most recent transcript
  4. Submit TWO (2) letters of recommendation
  5. Complete all sections of the scholarship application form, including an essay focusing on the importance of attending college and what having a degree would mean to you
  6. Participate in a personal interview (Optional for Selection Committee)

How To Apply
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Scholarship Applications and Deadlines
Scholarship applications will be available through the Battle Creek Community Foundation’s website and/or other college access/scholarship related websites or similar interactive multimedia. Scholarship application assistance is provided by the Battle Creek Community Foundation, high schools, select community locations and college access/scholarship related organizations.

Number, Amount and Stipulations of Awards
The amount and the number of awards will be determined annually by the foundation, based on its Spending Policy.

The Lakeview High School Class of 1961 Scholarship is renewable, but is not automatic. Prior recipients may reapply annually.

Renewal consideration shall be given to applicants who wish to reapply as long as recipients continue to 1) perform well academically; 2) provide most recent transcript; and 3) demonstrate financial need.

The scholarship recipients will be notified by letter informing them of the scholarship, the amount, and the conditions. The monetary award will be sent to the designated college, university, or technical school.