Local scholarships open up opportunities for young people in Battle Creek


In a recent op-ed for the Battle Creek Enquirer, La June Montgomery Tabron, our president and CEO, shares that one of the most promising avenues to helping our hometown of Battle Creek, Mich. recover from the COVID-19 pandemic is to ensure that the city’s young people can get the education and training they need to secure good-paying jobs that set them up for a bright economic future.

"To help our community become a more equitable place of opportunity, we need to guarantee that our young people — from young children to young adults — have access to affordable high-quality educational programs.."

That’s why we are so honored to be a part of the improved Legacy Scholars program announced recently, supporting graduates of Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview Schools and Calhoun County High School in pursuing their dreams of higher education and career training.

Our Legacy Scholars program is part of a broad range of educational initiatives within the Battle Creek Community that we are proud to support, starting in early childhood and running through higher education and career technical training. Our partnerships in the Battle Creek Community continue to prosper and we are proud to engage in this work with Battle Creek College Access Network, Battle Creek Community Foundation, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview School District and Calhoun Community High School, and are excited to welcome new partners, including Michigan Works! and Grand Valley State University.

Read more in the Battle Creek Enquirer → Local scholarships open up opportunities for more of our youth to access higher education


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