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.

Funding Your Education Information

Funding Your Education will give you more information on how to plan for and finance your college education.

Walter E. Schirmer Memorial Scholarship :

Serynn Nowlin


Unity Hospital Education Scholarship :

Claire Shelton

Blaize Orphanidis

Caden Mattingly

MyKyna Meseraull

Grace Overmyer


Eugene Smith Scholarship :

Blaize Orphanidis


Harriet J. Schwartz Scholarship :

Claire Shelton


Ellis Family Memorial Scholarship :

Erin Chase


Mary Ella Powell Memorial Scholarship :

Erin Chase


Barbara Walkden Scholarship :

Tyler Balam


Robert J. Rotzien Scholarship :

Levi Zelmer

Carol D. Baker Memorial Scholarship:

Serynn Nowlin

Frank Furst

Roma Holmes Scholarship :

Katie DeVlaminck


Hike for Higher Education Scholarship :

Caden Mattingly


Buchanan-Galien Lions Club Scholarship :

Katie DeVlaminck

Serynn Nowlin

Kady Roberts


Trull Family Scholarship :

Erin Chase


Ray Ricordati Jr. Memorial Scholarship (LMC) :

Rose Sherwood


Janet Funk Racht Memorial Scholarship :

Rylen Baker


Janet L. Mottl Memorial Scholarship :

Kady Roberts


Galien Ambulance Scholarship :

Sophia Lozmack


Ray E. Babcock Memorial Scholarship :

Sophia Lozmack


Galien Township School District Scholarship:

Sophia Lozmack


Ida Hacking Memorial Scholarship :

Robert Fay


George and Margaret Contois Scholarship :

Ananda Lewis


Jeanne Griffin Memorial Scholarship :

Dominick Thornton


Stephen Tyler Memorial Scholarship :

Angelia Pena

Cade Vota


Niles Historical Scholarship (Combined: Baxter Memorial Scholarship, O. W. Coolidge Scholarship, Sarley Family Scholarship Combined, Mary Swan Scholarship) :

Kaleb Ott

Madeline Lister

Abigail Fruk


Dr. James & Leila Munro Scholarship:

Nevaeh Williams


Terrill Alan Powell Music Education Fund Scholarship :

No Applicants


Carol Thurston Scholarship :

Gabriella Inman


Jay and Cecile McCombs Scholarship :

Meg Pomranka


Ralph & Margaret Vosburgh Family Scholarship :

Meg Pomranka


Class of 1973 Alumni Scholarship :

Kathryn Murphy-Stratton


Ann Coulston Memorial Scholarship :

Megan Wieger


Class of 1967 Memorial Scholarship :

Gabriella Inman


Jane Davis Health Careers Scholarship :

Abigail Hickok

Megan Wieger


Fay Frazee Nursing Scholarship :

Kathryn Murphy-Stratton


Niles-Buchanan Rotary Scholarship :

Serynn Nowlin

Megan Wieger


Cass School Fndtn Scholarship Non-Endowed :

Taylor Herwick

Caitlyn Steensma


Caryl Beck-Miller Pets Alive Scholarship :

No Applicants


Marabeth Wright Mem. Scholarship Non-Endowed :

Caitlyn Steensma


Joseph Norton Sheteron Memorial Scholarship :

Caitlyn Steensma


Lee F. Auble Memorial Scholarship :

Maggie Coulston


Lloyd Bywaters Mem. Scholarship Non-Endowed :

Jackson Hoover


Helen and Dale Cropsey Educational :

No Applicants


Semper Fi Scholarship Non-Endowed :

Renton Joling


Counseling Assoc of SW MI Non-Endowed 2020 :

Arielle Davis

Madeline Herzog