About Our Scholarships

Scholarship Funds help local students meet their academic and vocational goals in the name of the donors who established the funds. Dozens of local people review scholarship applications to match the donor’s intent with the current class of students, providing financial support to help them continue their education or training after high school. The scholarship awards vary in amounts and focus and are available to students with a variety of experiences and future plans. In every case, the Community Foundation aims to help our local kids succeed. 

Thanks to our generous donors, we are pleased to offer more than 100 scholarships every year to graduating high school students, with a few available to those continuing in post-secondary programs. Investing in our youth is a long-standing value of the Community Foundation, and by supporting students pursuing higher education, we continue youth development beyond high school—making the future brighter for hundreds of young adults.

The scholarships range from $300 to $6,000 and are available to students from a variety of backgrounds with varied interests.  (Several scholarships are also available for Emmet County residents.) 

Pictured: Some of the 2022 scholarship recipients

 

TO SEE A LIST OF OUR RECENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS, CLICK HERE

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS: GREATER IMPACT FOR GRADUATES WITH COLLABORATIVE GEOGRAPHIC AWARDS

We know that students who attain valuable post-secondary credentials beyond high school, including professional or technical certificates and academic degrees, typically have better outcomes as adults and citizens. The Community Foundation's Scholarship Program supports local students aiming for a brighter future by working with local high schools and committees of knowledgeable reviewers to provide meaningful financial support over multiple years to help students complete post-secondary credential and degree programs.

The Community Foundation is working to provide graduates with larger, renewable awards by offering donors more choices. Gifts of all sizes can make a difference for local students by supporting Scholarship Endowments established for each of the community high schools in Charlevoix County. For donors that would like to name a Scholarship Endowment that will provide resources for students graduating from a specific local high school, a fund can be established for a minimum of $10,000.  Larger awards will be possible for our graduates when these funds make awards collaboratively - in other words, several funds dedicated to supporting a student will combine available award dollars for a single award.  Existing funds can also be modified to work collaboratively with other funds serving a geographic area. 

Scholarship Endowments have been established by the Community Foundation to benefit area students and accept gifts of all sizes. Links to established scholarship endowments are included in the list below. 

For more information about Scholarship Endowments and/or how to start one, contact Sara Ward by email or phone at 231-536-2440. 

To contribute to a Scholarship Endowment today, click here for the full list of funds, or use the links in the list below to give directly to a specific Scholarship Endowment. 

 

For more information related to a specific scholarship fund, please contact the Community Foundation at 231-536-2440.

 

Available scholarships are listed below, by school district. Students should contact the Community Foundation office for eligibility criteria and for more information about these funds. 

 

BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Beaver Island Collaborative Scholarship Award

        Beaver Island Scholarship Endowment

Beaver Island 21st Century Kitty McNamara Scholarship Fund

 

BOYNE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Boyne City Collaborative Scholarship Award

        Boyne City Scholarship Endowment

        Sam & Vera Tokoly Educational Endowment Scholarship Fund

Boyne Valley Lions "Clive & Ruby Vollick" Memorial Scholarship Fund

Casey & Mark Newville Memorial Fund

Christy Gill Memorial Scholarship Fund

Industrial Magnetics Memorial Scholarship Fund

Henry Lee & Elizabeth C. Lee Educational Endowment Scholarship Fund

 

BOYNE FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Boyne Falls Collaborative Scholarship Award

        Boyne Falls Scholarship Endowment

Boyne Falls Polish Festival Memorial Scholarship Fund

Boyne Valley Lions Club "Ed Bobowski Memorial" Scholarship

Choice Snyder Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

Leszek Wasylewski Memorial Scholarship Fund

Joe Schwem Memorial Scholarship Fund

Laurie Howell Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

CHARLEVOIX PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Charlevoix Collaborative Scholarship Award

        Charlevoix Scholarship Endowment

        Arthur Taylor Scholarship Fund

        Charlevoix Development Corporation Fund

        Elizabeth Griffin Herman Scholarship Fund

        Peter Pace Scholarship Endowment

        Robert and L. Georgine Craig Scholarship Fund

Buck and Shirley Golovich Scholarship Fund

Pete Spieles Cross Country Scholarship Fund

Ray Kipke Athletic Scholarship Fund

Shawn McCraney Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund

 

EAST JORDAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

East Jordan Collaborative Scholarship Award

        East Jordan Scholarship Endowment

        Alice Garlock Memorial Scholarship Fund

        Becky Bos Memorial Scholarship Fund

        East Jordan Garden Club Fund

        Leatha Larsen Memorial Scholarship Fund

        Marion Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund

Bob Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund

East Jordan Rotary Club Scholarship Fund

East Jordan Rotary Opportunity Scholarship Fund

East Jordan Rotary Vocational Education Scholarship Fund

F. Bruce Malpass Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jeremy and Nicholas Bingham Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kenneth Diller Memorial Scholarship Fund

Larry R. Gee Memorial Scholarship Fund

Miss East Jordan Scholarship Pageant Fund

Muriel and Bill Zoulek Memorial Scholarship Fund

Norm and Genevieve Bartlett Scholarship Fund

R. Loren and Kay Hughes Scholarship Fund

Robin Coon Scholarship Fund

Shepard Family Scholarship Fund

Ted & Nancy Sherman Scholarship Fund

Teddy Jeffery Memorial Scholarship Fund

Teddy Slough Memorial Music Scholarship

Walter & Norma Thorsen Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

ALL CHARLEVOIX COUNTY SCHOOLS

Boyne City Cooperative Scholarship Fund

Charlevoix County Farm Bureau Endowment Fund

Chx Co Chapter MARSP Scholarship Fund

Eary/Conrad Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

I.O.O.F. Vocational Education Scholarship Fund

John D. Juracko Scholarship Fund

Kristen Cleary Memorial Scholarship Fund

Marge Ferguson Mayville Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mark R. Yager Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sheila Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund

U.S. Marine Corps League - No. MI Detachment Scholarship Fund

 

SCHOLARSHIPS THAT SUPPORT CONTINUING EDUCATION

Nursing Collaborative Scholarship Award

        Bill and Jerry Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund

        Edna Brown Nursing Scholarship Fund

        Peggy Carey Northway Nursing Scholarship Fund

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Nursing Scholarship Fund

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Staff Education Fund

 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS THAT SUPPORT STUDENTS

Belvedere Scholarship Endowment Funds

Ellsworth Community Scholarship Fund

Frank J. Lamesfield Boyne City Scholarship Fund

Harbor Industries, Inc. Fund

Industrial Magnetics Memorial Scholarship

Teddy Slough Memorial Music Scholarship