The Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF) is accepting applications for its 2019 competitive scholarship program. Current and former graduates of high schools in Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City are invited to apply.
Many of the scholarship opportunities available through SACF depend upon the high school from which a student is graduating, the college they plan to attend, or their planned field of study. Additionally, some scholarships are for students who have already graduated from high school, and also for those planning to attend a certificate program or trade school. To be eligible, students must complete the application by the March 1, 2019 deadline.
“For those who are familiar with our scholarship program, there are a few significant changes this year,” said Community Foundation Program Director Julie Wiesen. “While the applications are available sooner, the application deadline has been moved to an earlier date as well. All scholarship applications are now due on March 1st.”
Additionally, Wiesen says all scholarships must be applied for directly through the Community Foundation’s online platform. Students applying for awards will complete one online application, and will be considered for any scholarship for which they are eligible.
Being awarded for the first time this year is the Professional Trade Scholarship, which is for any graduate (current or former) from Cheboygan, Montmorency or Presque Isle Counties planning to attend a Michigan school to study welding, machining, electrical or automotive mechanics.
Students from the SACF service area should visit sacf.net to apply for scholarships from the Straits Area Community Foundation.
“If you’re from Cheboygan County or Mackinaw City, and you see a green piggy bank picture, you’re in the right place to apply for scholarships,” said Wiesen.
Scholarships awarded during the 2019 competitive scholarship program are for the 2019-20 academic year, and are paid directly to the educational institution the student will be attending.
The Straits Area Community Foundation 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 permanently endowed funds from a wide range of donors. Gifts of all sizes from individuals, families, businesses and agencies are invested in a balanced, well-managed portfolio to build endowments, enabling support for local community nonprofits now and forever. SACF is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.