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September 19, 2017

community foundation awards scholarships to area grads

Recent Graduates (l-r) Noah Carson (Charlevoix High School), Amber Leinonen (Boyne Falls Public School), Cyndel Thompson (East Jordan High School) and Madison Skop (Boyne City High School) are among the Charlevoix County Community Foundation’s Class of 2017 scholarship recipients.

 

Larry Gee graduated from East Jordan High School in 1960.  He spent the next 31 years giving back to that same school and community, teaching industrial arts, coaching football and basketball, and serving as Athletic Director. Each year a $500 scholarship is awarded to an East Jordan student in his name.  This month the Charlevoix County Community Foundation awarded 140 scholarships worth $202,350 to area graduates from the Larry Gee Memorial Scholarship Fund and others like it.  These scholarship funds have been established by local citizens or groups - to honor family members, civic leaders, educators and others who valued the benefits of a quality education.   

Over the past twenty-five years, the Community Foundation has awarded merit scholarships to outstanding local students. Those scholarships have supported students entering the skilled trades, community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities. These students have demonstrated their eagerness to succeed beyond high school and have shown promise in their work ethic and in their academic achievement. In total, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation has awarded nearly $2.6 million in scholarships since the foundation was established in 1992.

The Community Foundation now holds 270 different funds established by donors to make a difference here in Charlevoix County, 64 of which are designated for scholarships.  The Community Foundation serves as a charitable resource for the entire county, and has distributed grants and scholarships totaling nearly $20.5 million to benefit area residents. 

For a complete list of the 2017 scholarship recipients, please visit Grants and Scholarships.

 

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