Health & Teacher Education Pipeline Scholarships

GVSU-Battle Creek Public Schools Pipeline Scholarship Program

Through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek Public Schools and Grand Valley State University grant partnership, Grand Valley State University is excited to announce six (6) Kellogg Foundation scholarships for Battle Creek Central High School graduating seniors in the Class of 2021 to attend Grand Valley State University in the Fall 2021 semester. These six (6) scholarships will include the cost of tuition and fees, housing, dining and a book stipend of $700 per semester for eight (8) semesters of full-time undergraduate study. 

Eligibility Requirements to apply for the Pipeline Scholarships:

  • Students must be graduating seniors from Battle Creek Central High School in the Class of 2021.
  • 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 Grand Valley State University starting the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 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 (12-16 credit hours per semester)
  • Cost of housing and dining- either:
  • Book Stipend: $700 per semester


Additional Information About the Scholarships:

  • Receiving a scholarship does not guarantee admission into the secondary admit programs.

GVSU Pew Campus

The scholarship application is available now! The deadline to complete is February 1, 2021.

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?" 

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship program, please reach out to Matthew Bozzo, Career Navigator, at OR 616-331-7611. 

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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.