Scholarships for Advanced Training/Return to Education
If you are currently enrolled in, or are planning to return to some form of higher education, you may be eligible for one or more of the following scholarships:
The Greg Baderschneider Lifetime Learning Scholarshp Fund awards a scholarshp to a graduating senior or nontraditional student planning to enroll or re-enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school.
The Dr. Joyce Ann Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a non-traditional undergraduate student (25-45 years of age) who has successfully completed about two years of college–level academic work. Applicants should be intending to apply their university education, at least in part, to accomplishing some specific socially useful end. Available only in odd numbered years.
The Donna J. and W. Larry Collins/GFWC Scholarship goes to students entering their junior or senior year of college or a graduate program in art, art education, design, fibers, sculpture or public administration.
The Jim Hartman Study Abroad Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a central Michigan area student who is participating in a study abroad educational experience through a college or university with a recognized or certified study abroad program. The scholarship recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior in college, or accepted into a graduate program.
The John P. & Ann S. Jensen Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a student who is going into the junior or senior year of college, or has been accepted to a graduate program. The scholarship recipient must have declared a major of Architecture, Interior Design, Music, Art or Literature.
The Morey Technical Training Scholarships were established to assist students who are graduating from or have previously graduated from the Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center and are pursuing post-secondary education in the fields of welding, machine tool, mechanical drafting, or pre-engineering. Scholarships are intended for students who will be, or are currently attending Ferris State University or Mid Michigan Community College in pursuit of training/education related to their career choice.
The scholarship will benefit students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work Program at Central Michigan University or those accepted in a Master of Social Work program at a public university in the State of Michigan, and pursuing a career in the mental health field.
The scholarship is intendedto recognize and reward a Mid-Michigan Community College student who has achieved admission to the Nursing Program. The scholarship is targeted for students from Clare, Gladwin, Isabella or Midland counties.
The Harry E. Tope Memorial Aviation Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a selected person to advance his or her education or skills in the field of aviation.
The scholarship will benefit students who graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and are pursuing a career in an art related field. Applicants must be at a junior level or above and be taking classes leading to a career in arts. The following are examples of Art related fields that would be eligible for consideration: Fine Arts, Art Education, Architecture, Art Therapy, Art History, Graphic Design, Gallery Direction, Illustration, Museum Curation, Animation, Art Conservation, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design or Industrial Design.
Code of Ethics Policy:
Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation trustees, committee members, and staff will avoid situations in which personal interests might be served or financial benefits gained. It is incumbent upon any trustee, committee member or staff member to disclose himself/herself immediately whenever the appearance of conflict of interest exists. Find more policy information here.
Immediate family members of trustees, committee members, and staff may apply for scholarships as long as those affiliated with the Community Foundation abstain from serving on the selection committee or voting to approve a scholarship for which an immediate family member has been selected. Scholarship Committee Members must disclose any potential conflicts of interest prior to serving on a review panel. Scholarship Committee Members may not serve on a panel that reviews the application of an immediate family member.