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The Kendall College Charitable Trust is dedicated to providing financial support for students of need enrolled in the culinary, hospitality, business and education programs at Kendall College. Scholarships are available for all students who have completed their first academic year of study. Applications for scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year are due May 11, 2012.

The Scholarship selection committee is interested in more than just your GPA-who are you and what makes you special? Do you work part-time (or full-time) in addition to your studies? Are you a major breadwinner for your family? Are you involved in Kendall College or community activities? This application presents you with an opportunity to give members of the selection committee a sense of who you are and to convey to them that your leadership, goals and strengths closely match the stated purpose of the scholarships.

KCCT scholarships will be awarded up to $5,000 per student per academic year. Funds will be distributed over fall, winter and spring quarters following confirmation each quarter that the student is registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours and has maintained the required grade point average. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, demonstrated skills and talents, and involvement in Kendall College and other extracurricular activities. Students can apply for scholarships if they demonstrate financial need and meet the qualifications below. We encourage former scholarship awardees who meet the qualifications to reapply for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average or higher.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student at the time of application and continuously throughout the quarter(s) the grant will be applied.1
  • Must have a 2012-2013 financial aid application (FAFSA) filed in the Financial Aid office.2
  • Must have earned at least 25 Kendall credits in addition to transfer credits for a total minimum of 45 credits by the end of spring quarter, 2012.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with KCCT and the scholarship donor.
  • Commit to volunteering for KCCT fundraising events.

Scholarships are available to all students and APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY MAY 11, 20123

1 Education students in Clinical Practice with 8 credit hours and all students on internship are considered full-time.
2 International students must have financial need determined by other financial criteria.
3 Students applying for KCCT scholarships understand and agree that academic and financial records will be shared between Kendall College and KCCT.


Candidates must write an essay of 500-1,000 words detailing aspects of their personality, goals and achievements and how those relate to the scholarship for which they are applying. Emphasize why this scholarship is critical to your success and will help you further your personal, academic and professional goals at Kendall College, and beyond.

Please include the following in your essay:

  • Your motivation for pursuing your course of study and how you plan to use your Kendall College degree following graduation.
  • What has been your most positive experience at Kendall College?
  • How have you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through your leadership or participation?
  • Provide an example of how an instructor or someone in the industry has influenced you.
  • Highlight one of your most meaningful life achievements.
  • Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you?
  • What advice would you give to a prospective Kendall College student?

If you have any questions, please call Robin Malpass at 312-752-2352 or email at robin.malpass@kendall.edu