All Opportunities

Welcome! The Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarships each spring. Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply, you must first click “Sign Up” to register. Once logged in using your email address and a password you create, you will have the opportunity to complete a general application and then apply for specific scholarships.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Home Builders' Association of the GT Area Scholarship Endowment
Available to residents from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau Counties who are pursuing continuing education related to the home...
Available to residents from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
Varies Northwest Michigan Osteopathic Scholarship
Available to MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students that are in good standing and that have a connection to rural, Northern Michigan.
Available to MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students that are in...
  • Deadline: 04/12/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/12/2019
Varies Earl Chambers Scholarship
The Earl Chambers Scholarship was established in 2005 and is available to graduating seniors from Traverse City High School. Applicants must...
The Earl Chambers Scholarship was established in 2005 and is available...
  • Deadline: 05/13/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/13/2019
Varies Robert Bursian Memorial Scholarship
The Robert Bursian Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 to recognize an outstanding graduating senior from Traverse City High School. One...
The Robert Bursian Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 to...
  • Deadline: 05/13/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/13/2019
Varies Susan Ruth Pavelka Memorial
The Susan Ruth Pavelka Scholarship was established in 2002 to award a scholarship primarily to students of the TC High School who will be attending...
The Susan Ruth Pavelka Scholarship was established in 2002 to award a...
  • Deadline: 05/13/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/13/2019
Varies AAUW- TC Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship Endowment
Available to assist area women who are seeking opportunities to enrich their educational credentials to enhance their personal and/or career...
Available to assist area women who are seeking opportunities to enrich...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Abby Mahan Gartland Memorial Scholarship
The Abby Mahan Gartland Memorial Scholarship is available to a female graduating senior from Traverse City Central High School that has achieved at...
The Abby Mahan Gartland Memorial Scholarship is available to a female...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Achievement of Excellence Award
Available to a graduating senior who has distinguished him/ herself through academic achievement, leadership, and proven skills in the adult roles...
Available to a graduating senior who has distinguished him/ herself...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Angelo and Michele Vozza More Than Robots Scholarship
The Angelo and Michele Vozza More Than Robots Scholarship is to support scholarship awards for high school juniors and/or seniors in the...
The Angelo and Michele Vozza More Than Robots Scholarship is to support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Arthur F. Lederle Scholarship
The Arthur F. Lederle Scholarship supports a student from Traverse City Central High School who has demonstrated leadership skills and financial...
The Arthur F. Lederle Scholarship supports a student from Traverse City...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barney and Renie Barber Trade Scholarship
Available to graduating seniors from Forest Area, Kalkaska, or Mancelona High School who are planning to pursue a post-secondary program related to...
Available to graduating seniors from Forest Area, Kalkaska, or Mancelona...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bennie M. Kline Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Elk Rapids High School and residents of the Elk Rapids Area. Applicants must be pursuing or planning to...
Available to graduating seniors from Elk Rapids High School and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Benzie Central Science Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating students from Benzie Central High School who plan to pursue higher education in the science field. Applicants must have...
Available to graduating students from Benzie Central High School who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bertha Vos Legacy Scholarship
Available to graduating seniors who attended Bertha Vos Elementary School for the complete 2007/2008 school year.
Available to graduating seniors who attended Bertha Vos Elementary...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Billie Jo Clark Memorial Scholarship
The Billie Jo Clark Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduating senior from Traverse City West Senior High that has an interest in pre-law....
The Billie Jo Clark Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduating...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Brock Safronoff Scholarship
The Safronoff Scholarship was established in 2001 and is awarded to a worthy Athlete/Scholar in memory of Brock Safronoff. Baseball players will...
The Safronoff Scholarship was established in 2001 and is awarded to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Buckley Schools Marie Guyton Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Buckley Community Schools. The Endowment supports three scholarships annually: the Marie Guyton Valedictorian...
Available to graduating seniors from Buckley Community Schools. The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment
Available to college-level juniors and seniors currently completing undergraduate degrees at Michigan-based colleges and universities. Applicants...
Available to college-level juniors and seniors currently completing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Central Lake School District Osborn Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Central Lake Public Schools that are in the top 20 percent of their class and demonstrate strong academic...
Available to graduating seniors from Central Lake Public Schools that...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Chase Newton O’Black Titan Spirit Scholarship
The Chase Newton O’Black Titan Scholarship was established in 2010. One $250 scholarship is awarded annually each of the male and female Titan...
The Chase Newton O’Black Titan Scholarship was established in 2010. One...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Child Care Connections Scholarship
The Child Care Connections Scholarship is available to students at NMC who are earning their degrees in Early Childhood Education and students at...
The Child Care Connections Scholarship is available to students at NMC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Coach Wayne Hintz Scholarship
The Coach Wayne Hintz Scholarship was established in 2007 and is awarded annually to a graduating senior of Traverse City Central High School. To...
The Coach Wayne Hintz Scholarship was established in 2007 and is awarded...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Courtney M. Tilley Memorial Scholarship
Available to a graduating senior that is a varsity athlete and plans to pursue a career in the trades (at a trade school or apprenticeship). One...
Available to a graduating senior that is a varsity athlete and plans to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dave Walker Memorial Scholarship
The Dave Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 in memory of Dave Walker. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating...
The Dave Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Roy Vomastek Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Available for Crystal Downs Country Club caddies and bagroom employees. Note: combined application with the Women’s Auxiliary of Crystal Downs...
Available for Crystal Downs Country Club caddies and bagroom employees. ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Drake Tester Memorial Scholarship
The Drake Tester Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the students at Traverse City Central High School who pursue their goals with passion and...
The Drake Tester Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the students at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Drenth Family Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Ellsworth Community School, with priority for students who plan to pursue an occupation in nursing, education...
Available to graduating seniors from Ellsworth Community School, with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Elk Rapids Industrial Development Corporation Scholarship Endowment
Available to Elk Rapids High School graduates and graduating seniors that demonstrate a minimum 2.5 GPA and that are planning to enter a vocational...
Available to Elk Rapids High School graduates and graduating seniors...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Elk Rapids Scholarship Endowment 
Available to graduating seniors from Elk Rapids High School who have earned a minimum 3.75 GPA.
Available to graduating seniors from Elk Rapids High School who have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ernest B. Isaacsen Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties who are planning to attend Northwestern Michigan College,...
Available to graduating seniors from Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gene’s Auto Parts for the GT Academy Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Grand Traverse Academy and/or children of Gene’s Auto Parts employees that are planning to pursue a...
Available to graduating seniors from Grand Traverse Academy and/or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Giving JAR Scholarship
Available to graduating seniors from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau Counties that are planning to attend college with a goal...
Available to graduating seniors from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gordon and Margaret Moores Memorial Scholarship
The Gordon and Margaret Moores Scholarship was established in 2000. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has excelled in in academics,...
The Gordon and Margaret Moores Scholarship was established in 2000. This...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Grand Traverse Area Hospitality Association Scholarship
This Grand Traverse Area Hospitality Association Scholarship is to support a graduating senior that is planning to pursue a career in the...
This Grand Traverse Area Hospitality Association Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Helen and Dale Cropsey Scholarship Endowment
Available to residents of the Suttons Bay or the Bingham area, including graduating high school seniors and students currently attending an...
Available to residents of the Suttons Bay or the Bingham area, including...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ida Palmer Weigand Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Awarded to the male and female with the highest ACT score from the Suttons Bay High School graduating class. No application required.
Awarded to the male and female with the highest ACT score from the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Interlochen Women’s Club Scholarship
The Interlochen Women’s Club Scholarship was established in 2008 and is awarded to a female Interlochen-area resident who attends West Senior High.
The Interlochen Women’s Club Scholarship was established in 2008 and is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jack Edward Allen Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from a Traverse City area high school and who have attained the Eagle Scout ranking from the Boy Scouts of America. 
Available to graduating seniors from a Traverse City area high...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jerry and Carol Inman Scholarship Endowment
Available to students graduating from Kingsley High School. Academic performance, character, leadership, and participation beyond the classroom...
Available to students graduating from Kingsley High School. Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jim Ooley Scholarship
When Jim Ooley retired in 1993 after 39 years of teaching and coaching, it was his desire to establish a scholarship fund to recognize an...
When Jim Ooley retired in 1993 after 39 years of teaching and coaching,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joan Jackson Memorial Scholarship
Available to benefit young conservative women that wish to pursue activities in politics and public service.
Available to benefit young conservative women that wish to pursue...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joe Brisson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Available to a graduating senior from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau County. Applicants must demonstrate adventurous spirit,...
Available to a graduating senior from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies John Rowland Gehring Science Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Benzie Central High School that are planning to pursue a degree in the science field.
Available to graduating seniors from Benzie Central High School that are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies John W. Rennie Memorial Scholarship 
This scholarship was established in loving memory of John W. Rennie who lived his own vision each and every day by contributing his energy,...
This scholarship was established in loving memory of John W. Rennie who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kalee Bruce Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Benzie or Frankfort High Schools who are planning to pursue post-secondary education.
Available to graduating seniors from Benzie or Frankfort High Schools...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kenneth M Koch Memorial Scholarship
The Kenneth M. Koch Memorial Scholarship was established in 1988 and will be awarded to a worthy senior of the Traverse City Central High...
The Kenneth M. Koch Memorial Scholarship was established in 1988 and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kyle Sonnemann Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Kyle Sonneman. One $500 scholarship awarded annually.
This scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Kyle Sonneman. One...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Laura Ann Rennie Memorial Scholarship 
This scholarship will be awarded to a female graduate in memory of Laura Rennie, daughter of John and Harriet Rennie. The John Rennie family has...
This scholarship will be awarded to a female graduate in memory of Laura...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Leslie Lee Nonfiction Scholarship Endowment
Available to public, parochial, or home school students that reside in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau Counties. Students...
Available to public, parochial, or home school students that reside in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lola M. Zaremba Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2014 and in memory of Lola M. Zaremba, a career public school teacher. Annual scholarship awarded to a graduating senior from...
Established in 2014 and in memory of Lola M. Zaremba, a career public...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended