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 National Honors Society Scholarships
The National Honors Society supports scholarships from funds raised during the year at TC Central and TC West. Scholarships are awarded to worthy...
The National Honors Society supports scholarships from funds raised...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Old Mission Peninsula Scholarship
The Old Mission Peninsula Scholarship was established in 1995 to recognize an outstanding graduating senior who attended Old Mission Peninsula...
The Old Mission Peninsula Scholarship was established in 1995 to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Otho Mathias Scholarship Endowment
Available to a Mancelona High School graduating senior, or a previous recipient of this scholarship, who is pursuing or planning to pursue a...
Available to a Mancelona High School graduating senior, or a previous...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Owen James Anderson Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Elk Rapids School District, with preferences for students who are Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa...
Available to graduating seniors from Elk Rapids School District, with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Owen P Williamson Musical Theater Scholarship
Established in 2013, in memory of Owen Williamson, this scholarship will support a Traverse City West Senior High graduating senior each year....
Established in 2013, in memory of Owen Williamson, this scholarship will...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Patrick J. Carroll Memorial Scholarship
The Patrick J. Carroll Memorial Scholarship exists to further Patrick’s legacy of loving without reservation, courageously facing challenges...
The Patrick J. Carroll Memorial Scholarship exists to further Patrick’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Peter James Gorno Scholarship Endowment
Available to one graduating senior from Elk Rapids High School and one graduating senior from Caro High School who are pursing a post-secondary...
Available to one graduating senior from Elk Rapids High School and one...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Pioneer State Mutual Insurance Co. Merit Scholarship 
This scholarship is available for a graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in business/management related field. The recipient must exhibit...
This scholarship is available for a graduating senior who is pursuing a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Recovery Road Scholarship
Available to students from the Region who have a parent that has lost their battle with drug addiction.
Available to students from the Region who have a parent that has lost...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Riopelle/Dowden Technical Scholarship Endowment
Available to students from the five county area that are enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an associate’s degree, certificate, or apprenticeship...
Available to students from the five county area that are enrolled, or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert Paul Dost Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating high school seniors in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties who are planning to pursue electrical...
Available to graduating high school seniors in Antrim, Benzie, Grand...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert S. “Robbie” Detwiler Memorial Scholarship
Available for enrolled college students from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau County that are pursuing a degree in architecture.
Available for enrolled college students from Antrim, Benzie, Grand...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Scott Day Memorial Scholarship
Available to a graduating senior from Kalkaska High School. Priority consideration will be given to students that plan to pursue a major and career...
Available to a graduating senior from Kalkaska High School. Priority...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Scott Miller Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2011 in memory of Scott Miller, this scholarship is available to a member of the TC Central hockey team that; practices as hard as...
Established in 2011 in memory of Scott Miller, this scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Suzanne Cline-Walthour Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Available to graduating seniors from Elk Rapids High School with preference for, but not limited to, students planning to pursue an elementary...
Available to graduating seniors from Elk Rapids High School with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Sylvester J Beaton Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2006 by the Beaton family to honor their father and grandfather Available to a Traverse City West Senior High graduating senior....
Established in 2006 by the Beaton family to honor their father and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies TBAISD Career Tech Center Scholarship Endowment
Available to students from the five county area that are enrolled at the Career Tech Center. Students may apply for two types of scholarships:...
Available to students from the five county area that are enrolled at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies TC Central Senior Class Scholarship
The Central Senior Class Scholarship was established in 2006 and is based upon funds donated by each Senior Class. It recognizes achievements...
The Central Senior Class Scholarship was established in 2006 and is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies TC West Academic Boosters Scholarship
The WSH Academic Boosters Scholarship was established in 2008. Recipients must earn a minimum 3.25 GPA. Four – five $500 scholarships awarded...
The WSH Academic Boosters Scholarship was established in 2008....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies TC West High Staff Scholarships
The Traverse City West High Staff Scholarship was established in 2006. The WSH staff raises funds to honor students who have shown academic...
The Traverse City West High Staff Scholarship was established in 2006....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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$0.00 TC West Key Club Scholarship
The West Senior High Key Club Scholarship was created in 2011. This scholarship is given based on involvement in Key Club.
The West Senior High Key Club Scholarship was created in 2011. This...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 TC West Scholarship in Memory of Carol Bowman
Established in 2007 and awarded in memory of Carol Bowman, former West Senior High staff member. The Student Senate funds the memorial award to...
Established in 2007 and awarded in memory of Carol Bowman, former West...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies TC West Senior Class Scholarship
The Senior Class Scholarship is supported annually by the graduating class with the intent of recognizing achievements during school in a variety...
The Senior Class Scholarship is supported annually by the graduating...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies TC West Student Senate Scholarship
The WSH Student Senate Scholarship was established in 2008. This scholarship will recognize a senior in Student Senate who has excelled in student...
The WSH Student Senate Scholarship was established in 2008. This...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies TCAPS Employee Scholarship
The scholarship is available to students that demonstrate financial need and have shown academic improvement over their high school career, with...
The scholarship is available to students that demonstrate financial need...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies TCAPS Transportation Association Scholarship
The Transportation Association Scholarship was established in 2006. It is awarded to a student who has improved his/ her GPA during the school...
The Transportation Association Scholarship was established in 2006. It...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies TCHS Classes of 1944 and 1945 Scholarship
The TCHS Classes of 1944/ 1945 Scholarship Endowment was established by the Traverse City High School graduating classes of 1944 and 1945. One $500...
The TCHS Classes of 1944/ 1945 Scholarship Endowment was established by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies The Les and Anne Biederman Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
In keeping with the visions and determinations that were held by the late Les Biederman, this scholarship is available to students who endeavor to...
In keeping with the visions and determinations that were held by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Tompkins Scholarship Endowment
The Tompkins Scholarship Endowment was established be to provide scholarship awards to benefit graduates from Traverse City Area Public Schools....
The Tompkins Scholarship Endowment was established be to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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$0.00 Traverse Area Human Resources Association Scholarship
The Traverse Area Human Resources Association Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Traverse City West and Traverse City Central who...
The Traverse Area Human Resources Association Scholarship is available...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Traverse City Administrators’ Association Scholarship
Available to a worthy senior who is pursuing a career in education. One annual $500 scholarship is awarded at each Central High School and West...
Available to a worthy senior who is pursuing a career in education. One...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is to support a graduating senior that is planning to pursue a career in the hospitality and/or tourism field, has achieved a 3.0...
This scholarship is to support a graduating senior that is planning to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Traverse City National Writers Series Scholarship                                         
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
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Varies Traverse City Track Club Scholarship
Available to graduating high school seniors or current college students from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau County. Eligible...
Available to graduating high school seniors or current college students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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$0.00 University Center Marvin & Luella Rorick Scholarship
The University Center Marvin and Luella Rorick Scholarship is available for students enrolled at the NMC University Center who are pursuing a...
The University Center Marvin and Luella Rorick Scholarship is available...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies University Center Richard & Clarine Olson Scholarship
The University Center Richard and Clarine Olson Scholarship is available for students enrolled at the NMC University Center who are pursuing a...
The University Center Richard and Clarine Olson Scholarship is available...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Westwoods Community Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2014 to support a Traverse City West Senior High graduating senior that attended at least one year of...
This scholarship was established in 2014 to support a Traverse City West...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Women’s Auxiliary of Crystal Downs Country Club Scholarship
Available to Crystal Downs Country Club employees or their children, Crystal Downs Country Club golf professionals, and Golf Shop staff.
Available to Crystal Downs Country Club employees or their children,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Zonta-Ann Mapes Scholarship Endowment
Available for women pursuing a degree in business, science, maritime, aviation, culinary or nursing, leading to career employment. Eligible...
Available for women pursuing a degree in business, science, maritime,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Ron Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Ron Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to support scholarship awards for graduating seniors from Suttons Bay High School who have...
The Ron Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to support...
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  • Award: $0.00