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Health and Teacher Education Pipeline Program

Healthcare Industry

Philanthropic Orgs

Organizations Involved

Grand Valley State University, Battle Creek Public Schools, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Occupations Involved

College students, general; Nursing students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession


The BCPS Health and Teacher Education Pipeline Scholarship Program is an initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that supports high school seniors from Battle Creek Public Schools that were admitted to GVSU with funding to cover tuition, fees, housing and dining and a book stipend for 8 semesters of college. Students must declare their undergraduate major in Teacher Education, Nursing or Health Professions and are required to complete at least one internship in Battle Creek. Some goals of the Scholarship Program are to provide resources and support to ensure students complete their degree, encourage students to pursue experiential learning and opportunities in Battle Creek, and increase the number of teachers and healthcare professionals in the nearby communities.

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