Health and Teacher Education Pipeline Scholarship

GVSU-BCPS Pipeline Scholarship Program

Through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek Public Schools, and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) grant partnership, graduating seniors from Battle Creek Central High School have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship that includes the cost of tuition and fees, housing, dining, and a book stipend for eight (8) semesters of full-time undergraduate study at GVSU.

Eligibility Requirements to apply for the Pipeline Scholarships:

  • Students must be graduating seniors from Battle Creek Central High School.
  • Students must be admitted into Grand Valley State University.
  • Students must declare an undergraduate major in Teacher Education (Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education) or in Nursing or Health Professions when applying for this scholarship.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) at GVSU.
  • Students declaring an undergraduate major in Teacher Education must be willing to complete their Student Teaching placement with Battle Creek Public Schools.
  • Students declaring an undergraduate major in Nursing or Health Professions must complete at least one experiential learning experience with a healthcare facility in Battle Creek.


Pipeline Scholarship Value Defined: each scholarship covers the following costs for a total of eight (8) semesters of full-time undergraduate study including:

  • Cost of tuition and fees per semester (12 - 15 credit hours per semester)
  • Cost of housing and dining- either:
  • Book Stipend per semester

Additional Information About the Scholarships:

  • Receiving a scholarship does not guarantee admission into secondary admissions programs.
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Pipeline Scholarship Program Overview

As a recipient of this scholarship, students are a part of the Pipeline Scholarship Program. This support program serves to provide resources to support students' overall success at GVSU. 

The following resources are provided in this program:

  1. Mentorship: Each student is partnered with a GVSU mentor. Through this mentorship, students will develop their skills and experiences, by acclimating more to GVSU along with preparing them for their future careers. 
  2. Events: Students will participate in program events on-campus or in Battle Creek throughout the year to connect with each other.
  3. Advising: Students will meet with GVSU Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center on-campus Career Navigator on a regular basis to engage in reflections on their learning, progress, and overall experience at GVSU.
GVSU faculty mentor

The scholarship application is closed for 2022.

To complete the application, login to GVSU's scholarship database "myscholarships". You must be admitted to GVSU before completing the scholarship application. You will login using your GVSU login information. Once logged in, search for the BCPS Health and Teacher Education Pipeline Scholarship application. You will need to complete a short essay to complete the application. The essay prompt is: "Please tell us about your career goals and why remaining connected to Battle Creek is important to you?"

Battle Creek high school students earn scholarship through W.K. Kellogg Partnership

Battle Creek high school students earn scholarships through W.K. Kellogg Partnership

Six high school seniors from Battle Creek interested in pursuing education, nursing or health professions received scholarships to attend Grand Valley in fall 2020 through a partnership among the university, Battle Creek Public Schools and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Learn more by reading this GV Next article.

Page last modified June 7, 2022