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Baccalaureate Scholars

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The Baccalaureate Scholars program offers a full-tuition scholarship, plus $500 per semester for books. 

As a Baccalaureate Scholar, you will pursue challenging programs of study that meet your educational goals and prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Personalized assistance with course planning and academic advising is part of the program to ensure a smooth transfer experience. 

Here's how to apply to the Baccalaureate Scholars scholarship program. The application period is Jan. 1, 2018 - March 1, 2018. Applications may be mailed, delivered, faxed to 815-802-8521, or emailed to Mailing instructions are in the accompanying application checklist.

Please apply for both Foundation scholarships and the B​accalaureate Scholars Program. If you do not become a Baccalaureate Scholar, this enables you to be eligible for other KCC scholarships. If you are chosen as a Baccalaureate Scholar, any Foundation scholarships will go to an alternate.


  • Challenge and stimulate participants in their intellectual, creative, and cultural growth. Assist high achievers in their pursuit of academic excellence
  • Provide a community of scholars to encourage intellectual development
  • Provide peer and mentor assistance and support to exchange ideas and foster growth

Program admissions standards (preferred)

  • Rank in the top 15% of graduating class (if applicable)
  • SAT reading score of 24 and a math score of 530
  • Have an ACT composite score of 25 or above with no standard score under 23
  • Qualifying assessment scores (ACT, SAT, Compass, ACCUPLACER or ALEKS)
  • Have a high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher
    Applicants need not meet all of the requirements to be considered.

Requirements for retention

  • Maintain grade point average of 3.25 or higher
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours each semester
  • Participate in Baccalaureate Scholars events and activities
  • Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year of participation


  • Full scholarships for tuition and fees, plus a $500 per semester book scholarship
  • Participation in off-campus cultural events
  • Eligibility for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, international honor society of the two-year college
  • Personalized academic advising and assistance in planning your academic program
  • Direction and support in planning a successful transfer to a four-year university
  • Graduate recognition dinner honoring you and your family

For more information about KCC's Baccalaureate Scholars Program, phone 815-802-8208 or email​​​​