Laura Heintzelman
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Apply for an Academic Scholarship

The Manistee County Community Foundation scholarship application cycle for the 2018/19 academic year will open on January 1, 2018.  The application deadline is March 1, 2018.  Students apply using an online Common Scholarship Application form; a single form allows applicants to be considered for all Foundation scholarships for which they may be eligible.  Scholarship awards will be announced at high school award ceremonies.

Applicants must be a Manistee County resident or graduating senior at a Manistee County high school.  Current college students should contact the Foundation office prior to beginning an application to inquire about eligibility.  Please note that there may be additional application requirements for some scholarships. Review the  List of Scholarship Funds to learn more about eligibility criteria and application requirements, which vary by fund. Manistee County Community Foundation staff and their family members are not eligible to apply.  In addition, donors and related parties are not eligible to receive a scholarship from funds which they established.  Please contact the Foundation office if you have questions about your eligibility. 

Apply for a Scholarship  Note:  You will be asked to create an account through SmarterSelect.  This will enable you to save your work along the way and complete the application in more than one session as needed.  

The Community Foundation is proud to play a part in the success of our County’s students. During 2016, the Foundation awarded scholarships to 40 students, including renewals, which represents commitments over the next four years of $30,300.