How to Apply for and Renew Your Scholarship

We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1,075,000 committed to students across four counties and over 600 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year. But it’s not about the money. It’s about the future we’re making for our community.  

Scholarships are paid to accredited institutions and split between fall and winter terms. The scholarship will be used for the recipient's tuition, fees, room and board, books or course-required supplies and equipment only.  

Application process opens November 1, 2014.  Deadline to apply March 1, 2015. 
You will be asked to register with eGrant before beginning your scholarship application. There will be one general application that all applicants will need to complete.

When will scholarship awards be announced?
If you are a graduating high school senior, scholarships will be announced at your high school awards ceremony.  If you are a current college student, you will be notified by mail mid to late June.

Questions about our scholarship program? Call Dana Scott, Scholarship Coordinator, at  231-332-4104.

Apply for a new Muskegon, Oceana, Mason or Manistee County Scholarship
Complete the scholarship renewal application

Note: Scholarship renewal requirements are at the bottom of this page.

How to Apply for a Scholarship – Muskegon County

We award scholarships once per year. The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm on March 1, 2015. To be eligible, you must be a resident of one of the 12 local constituent school districts of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District and a graduate of a Muskegon County school, private or public. There some exceptions to this rule. Our staff and their family members may not apply. Some awards for current High School students may require an interview. You will be notified when interviews begin. Questions about your eligibility? Please call Dana Scott (231-332-4104).

How to Apply for a Scholarship – Oceana County
The Community Foundation for Oceana County awards scholarships once per year. The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm on March 1, 2015. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Oceana County and a graduate of a public or private Oceana County school. Community Foundation for Oceana County staff and their family members may not apply. Questions about your eligibility? Please call Dana Scott (231-332-4104).

How to Apply for a Scholarship – Mason County
The Community Foundation for Mason County awards scholarships once per year. The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm on March 1, 2015. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Mason County and a graduate of a public or private Mason County school. Community Foundation for Mason County staff and their family members may not apply. Questions about your eligibility? Please call Dana Scott (231-332-4104).

How to Apply for a Scholarship - Manistee County
The Manistee County Community Foundation awards scholarships once per year. The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm on March 1, 2015. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Manistee County and a graduate of a public or private Manistee County school. Manistee County Community Foundation staff and their family members may not apply. Questions about your eligibility? Please call Dana Scott (231-332-4104).

How to Renew Your Multi-Year Existing Scholarship
If your scholarship was for more than one year, you must submit an official transcript of your fall grades and renewal application by February 15, 2015.

Click here to complete the scholarship renewal application 
Note: Not all scholarships are renewable.