CHEBOYGAN – Fifteen students from Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City are receiving scholarships through the Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) this year.
“Students from the Straits Area have received $32,500 through 23 scholarships in 2022,” said Community Foundation Program Director Jennifer Dingman. “Most of these awards are for the 2022-2023 academic year. Some students also received awards from funds held by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) whose eligibility includes students from Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City.
“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 students in Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City. 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 SACF will be open in early January.
The Straits Area 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.