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. Shirmer Memorial Scholarship Megan Adkerson
Unity Hospital Education Scholarship Cloe Mittan (LMC)
Emily Riley (SMC)
Brenna Ropp (SMC)
Sydney Bauer (U of M)
Natasha Makumbe (U of M)
Eugene Smith Scholarship Maya Schuhknecht
Harriet J. Schwartz Scholarship Payton Morgan
Ellis Family Memorial Scholarship Emily Waggoner
Katherine Kaltenbach
Mary Ella Powell Memorial Scholarship Jessica Kean
Aria Nowlin
Barbara Walkden Scholarship Sierra Abrahamson
Destinee Coleman
Robert J. Rotzien Scholarship Destinee Coleman
Roma Holmes Scholarship Madison Phillips
Hike for Higher Education Scholarship Evan Nowak
Buchanan-Galien Lions Club Scholarship Jillian Demler
Aria Nowlin
Trull Family Scholarship Aria Nowlin
Ray Ricordati Jr. Memorial Scholarship-LMC Sierra Abrahamson
Janet Funk Racht Memorial Scholarship Garret Lollar
Janet L. Mottl Memorial Scholarship Emily Riley
Galien Ambulance Scholarship No Applicants 2019
Ray E. Babcock Memorial Scholarship Kaitlyn Lukkarila
Ida Hacking Memorial Scholarship Robert Fay BHS Class of 2018
George and Margaret Contois Scholarship Brooke Timm
Jeanne Griffin Memorial Scholarship Katie Bruckner
Stephen Tyler Memorial Scholarship Brooke Timm
Niles Historical Scholarship (Combined) Emma Rauch and Taylor Haboush
         Baxter Memorial Scholarhship
         O. W. Coolidge Scholarship
         Sarley Family Scholarship Combined
         Mary Swan Scholarship
Terrill Alan Powell Music Eduation Fund Scholarship Alexandria Robinson
Carol Thurston Scholarship Nicole Sachman
Jay and Cecile McCombs Scholarship Destiny Patrolia
Ralph & Margaret Vosburgh Family Scholarship Grace Burge
Class of 1973 Alumni Scholarship Emily Burge
Ann Coulston Memorial Scholarship Destiny Patrolia
Class of 1967 Memorial Scholarship Kylie Mesecar
Jane Davis Health Careers Scholarship Li Goshorn (Niles)
Emily Riley (Buchanan)
Fay Frazee Nursing Scholarship Emily Riley (Buchanan)
Niles-Buchanan Rotary Scholarship Emily  Burge (Brandywine)
Cass School Fndtn Scholarship Non-Endowed Lane Francis
Sydnie Wellman
Caryl Beck-Miller Pets Alive Scholarship No Applicants 2019
Marabeth Wright Mem. Scholarship Non-Endowed Madison Suseland
Joseph Norton Sheteron Memorial Scholarship McKenna Rogers (Marcellus)
Lee F. Auble Memorial Scholarship No Applicants 2019
Lloyd Bywaters Mem. Scholarship Non-Endowed Chase Sager
Helen and Dale Cropsey Educational No Applicants 2019
Semper Fi Scholarship Non-Endowed Colton Berg