Fifty-two students from Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties are receiving scholarships through the North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) this year.
“Students from NCMCF’s service area have received $82,400 in scholarships in 2022,” said CFNEM Program Director Jennifer Dingman. “Most of these awards are for the 2022-2023 academic year, and include 85 individual awards, including those from the West Branch-Rose City Educational Support Partnership and Oscoda County College Fund.”
Some students from Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties also received awards from funds held by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) whose eligibility includes students from those counties.
“This was my first year working through the Community Foundation’s scholarship season as the new Program Director, and it was wonderful seeing the generosity of people in our communities directly affecting local students who have worked hard, persevered through incredible challenges the last two years, and now have additional support behind them to chase their future goals,” said Dingman.
Dingman added that the benefit of receiving a scholarship, no matter the size, can have a real impact on the recipients’ future and helping them with their education.
“All of these scholarship funds reflect someone’s legacy in action,” said CFNEM Executive Director Patrick Heraghty.” Because people who care about our communities and those who live here chose to give back, the Foundation was able to award 295 scholarships this year, including those for Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. This speaks volumes about our communities, our donors, and the incredible gift it is for these students to be cared for in this way by generous people they may never even meet.”
Scholarships for the 2023 season for NCMCF will be open in early January.
The North Central Michigan Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to providing people who care about the future of our area with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come.