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5 KPS Students Earn Heyl Scholarships
Students Will Study Science or Nursing
Eleven local students were awarded Heyl Scholarships to the WMU Bronson School of Nursing and Kalamazoo College. This year five of the 11 scholarships were awarded to Kalamazoo Public Schools’ seniors.
The winners from Kalamazoo Public Schools were: Kalamazoo Central students Samuel Meyer and Subi Thakali, and Loy Norrix students Hannah Pittman, Reace Hammel and Julia Townley.
Pittman, Meyer and Thakali will attend Kalamazoo College; Hammel and Townley will attend WMU School of Nursing.
The scholarship provides tuition and fees, housing and a book allowance for students studying nursing at Western Michigan University or science or math at Kalamazoo College.
Winners generally have a high school grade point average of 3.5 or better; a SAT verbal of 500 and math of 550 or greater; or an ACT composite greater than 25; a challenging high school curriculum including one year each of biology, chemistry, and physics and four years of math; an interest in science, math, or nursing; strong writing skills; and strong teacher evaluations.
High school seniors from Kalamazoo Public Schools and seniors from other high schools or home school programs who earn certificates of completion from the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center (KAMSC) are eligible to apply for Heyl Scholarships to Kalamazoo College or the WMU Bronson School of Nursing.
Alumnae of KPS (any year) or of other eligible programs (class of 2009 or later) are also eligible to apply, but if a substantial length of time has elapsed between high school graduation and application, recent post-secondary coursework and evaluations may be required.
2017 Kalamazoo Public Schools Heyl Scholars -- Front Row; L to R: Hannah Pittman, Reace Hammel and Julia Townley, all from Loy Norrix HS. Back Row, L to R: Samuel Meyer and Subi Thakali, both from Kalamazoo Central HS. Pittman, Meyer and Thakali will attend Kalamazoo College; Hammel and Townley will attend WMU School of Nursing.
Photo courtesy of Anthony Dugal Photography