Experiential Opportunities

Academics and Social

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As a Heyl Scholar, you need to select a major in the Division of Natural Sciences at Kalamazoo College or pursue a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing at the Western Michigan University Bronson School of Nursing. During your studies, take time to get involved with student organizations that allow you to expand the breadth and depth of your work and interests.

Study Abroad

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Heyl Scholars should not forego the opportunity to study abroad. Besides enhancing your academic qualifications, studying abroad is a valuable experience that: promotes an increased understanding of the world and your place in it, increases your independence, and provides you with valuable life-long skills.


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All Heyl Scholars are encouraged to conduct hands-on laboratory research. Working in a lab setting will help you to determine if graduate school is the right pathway for you. It is important to note that by “research” we mean hypothesis-driven research in a lab setting. Experiences in research can vary in setting and topic.

Policies and Forms


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The eligibility requirements and policies for Heyl Scholars are outlined in the award agreement. Heyl Scholars seeking support for a requirement and/or policy not outlined in the award agreement will need to submit a petition to the Board.


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Heyl Scholars can utilize forms to submit end of term/semester transcripts, housing information, and proposals for summer research funding.


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If you are a graduating Heyl Scholar, please complete this questionnaire to provide information about your undergraduate experience and feedback to the Heyl Science Scholarship Foundation.