ALPENA – The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is accepting applications for its 2017 competitive scholarship season.
Scholarship opportunities through CFNEM are based on a wide variety of criteria including the student’s high school, year of graduation, college they plan to attend and planned field of study. To be eligible, students must complete the application by the April 3 deadline. Applicants can visit the Community Foundation's Scholarship Page for more information and to apply.
“The Community Foundation awarded over $400,000 in scholarships in 2016,” said CFNEM Program Director Julie Wiesen. “This year, we will be awarding scholarships from over 70 different funds. Our donors take great pride in opening doors to area students through scholarships.”
Wiesen says that while most of the awards are for one year of study, many of the available scholarships are multiple-year awards or renewable scholarships.
Scholarship applicants should visit the “Scholarships” section of the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfnem.org. Many scholarships use an online application system, with only one application needed for numerous awards. Additionally, many scholarships use an alternative application procedure. Full details of each scholarship’s application criteria can be found online.
Scholarships awarded during the 2017 competitive scholarship program are for the 2017-18 academic year, and are paid directly to the educational institution the student has chosen. The application deadline for all CFNEM scholarships is April 3, 2017.
The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is a 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. Led by a volunteer board of local citizens, the foundation oversees a group of permanent endowment funds from a wide range of donors. Gifts of all sizes from individuals, families and corporations are invested in a balanced, well-managed portfolio to build endowments, enabling support for students and local community nonprofits now and forever.