BATTLE CREEK, Sept. 10, 2020 — Kellogg Community College announced today it will serve as a Frontliners Champion to support the Futures for Frontliners program unveiled by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
“We believe strongly that those who worked in essential jobs during the state shutdown this past spring so that the rest of us could stay safe are heroes and deserve our thanks,” said Dr. Adrien L. Bennings, president of KCC.
“Providing these frontline workers in essential industries with access to tuition-free community college to pursue their career and personal dreams is a wonderful way to say thank you,” Dr. Bennings said.
As a Frontliners Champion, KCC has committed to making sure employees in the College’s service area — Barry, Branch, and Calhoun counties — know about this opportunity.
Futures for Frontliners offers Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the April 1 through June 30 period — but who do not have a college degree — free resident-rate tuition to their local community college to pursue an associate degree or a skills certificate on a full-time or part-time basis while they continue to work.
Those without a high school diploma or equivalency are eligible for services to help them prepare for and complete this credential and go on to a community college or job training program. The application period runs through Dec. 31, 2020, with enrollment available beginning in January 2021. KCC’s Spring 2021 semester begins on Jan. 19, 2021.
To apply and learn more about Futures for Frontliners, visit www.Michigan.gov/Frontliners.
In addition to applying for the Futures for Frontliners program through the State of Michigan, anyone interested in attending KCC also should submit an admissions application at KCC and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
KCC offers the following degrees and certificates, all of which can be explored in further detail at Kellogg.edu:
About Kellogg Community College
Kellogg Community College, founded in 1956, serves approximately 8,400 students annually via five campuses, customized training and online coursework. The College offers 59 pre-professional transfer curricula; 35 associate degree programs; 28 certificate programs; six categories of professional certifications; and a variety of short-term, non-credit courses.