First Aired May 27, 2023
On May 17, 2023, Battle Creek Public Schools Superintendent Kim Carter announced a new college tuition scholarship for BCPS graduates – including those graduating in 2023.
The partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is called Bearcat Advantage and provides tuition and mandatory fees to any Michigan college or university – or historically black institution nationwide. The amount of the award depends on a sliding scale based on how long the student has been in the district.
Listen to Superintendent Carter discuss the details and early effects of the announcement.
BCPS Bearcat Advantage website and FAQs
BCPS Bearcat Advantage announcement video
ABOUT COMMUNITY MATTERS
Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.
Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln.
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