The Community Foundation is privileged to administer scholarship funds on behalf of the communities we serve.

The Community Foundation accepts Scholarship Funds that are able to accomplish three goals:

  1. To qualify as a charitable activity so as not to jeopardize the tax-exempt status of the Community Foundation;
  2. To provide donors to scholarship funds with an income tax deduction; and
  3. To provided income to scholarship recipients that is non-taxable.

An application is available for students nearing graduation in our area schools. To be eligible for a Michigan Gateway Community Foundation Scholarship, applicants must use the Online application form.

Scholarship Application
Funding Your Education Information

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2017 Scholarship Recipients

Walter E. Schirmer Memorial Scholarship Alexandra Tobler
Eugene Smith Scholarship Autumne Peoples
Harriet J. Swartz Scholarship Ryan Cronin
Robert J. Rotzien Memorial Scholarship Tevin Tyler
Ellis Family Memorial Scholarship Triston Lee
Mary Ella Powell Memorial Scholarship Candyce Peppers, Allison Voit, Lauren Capron
Ida Hacking Memorial Scholarship No Award in 2017
Ruediger and Karin Kappe Scholarship Jared Valentine
Roma Holmes Scholarship Taylor Reed
Hike for Higher Education Scholarship Chad Adkerson
Trull Family Scholarship Taylor Sobolewski
Berniece Samson Scholarship Donovan McPherson
Donna Raymond Scholarship Christopher Wentworth
Ray E. Babcock Memorial Scholarship Taylor Reed
Ray Ricordati, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Jacob Smith
Galien Buchanan Lions Club Scholarship No Award in 2017
Richard Dougherty LMC Scholarship Jacob Hearington, Dalton Riddle
Janet L. Mottl Memorial Scholarship Morgan Zelmer
Unity Hospital Health Education Scholarship Lauren Capron, Carson Carrigan, Shyann Foster, Samantha Luzadre, Kathleen King, Jennifer Nordstrom, Taylor Reed, Lauren Roberts
Janet Funk Racht Memorial Scholarship Michelle Dykstra
George and Margaret Contois Scholarship Madeline Stanton
Niles High School Class of 1962 Jakob Huffman, Jacob Ruelle
Baxter Memorial Scholarship Dylan McAllister
Jeanne Griffin Memorial Scholarship No Award in 2017
O.W. Coolidge Scholarship Rachel Uhl
Sarley Family Scholarship Kayla Lindsley
Jane Davis Health Careers Scholarship Aaron Casto, Drew Mikel
Fay Frazee Nursing Scholarship Kathleen King
Mary Swan Scholarship Makenzie Kuhns
Stephen Tyler Memorial Scholarship Vanya Ruppart, Alex Jasper
Carol Thurston Scholarship No Award in 2017
Lee F. Auble Memorial Scholarship Jocelyn Pletcher
Galien Ambulance Scholarship Taylor Reed
Ann Coulston Memorial Scholarship Emilee Seggerman
Brandywine 67 Alumni Scholarship Aaron Casto
Ralph and Margaret Vosburgh Family Memorial Scholarship Chelsie Luczkowski
Brandywine 73 Alumni Scholarship Sam Burge
Jay and Cecile McCombs Memorial Scholarship Madison Bergan
Semper Fi Scholarship No Award in 2017
Niles Buchanan Rotary Scholarship Kaytlyn Metz, Dylan McAllister, Dylan Catalano
Lloyd Bywaters Memorial Scholarship No Award in 2017
Cassopolis School Foundation Scholarship Madeline Collins, Nicole Keefe, Kyrah Taylor
Caryl Beck-Miller Pets Alive Scholarship No Award in 2017
Joseph Norton Sheteron Memorial Scholarship No Award in 2017