Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation

For good. For ever.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Isabella County, now and for generations to come, by holding and attracting permanent endowed funds from a wide range of donors, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

Shepherd Public Schools Scholarship Fund

The Shepherd Public Schools Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to Shepherd High School and Odyssey High School students who are active volunteers that exhibit an outstanding attitude towards the school and community. The scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors to help them attend a college, university, technical or vocational school.

Matthew Showalter, President of the Shepherd Board of Education, describes the scholarship process as follows: “Seeing what the kids have done, all the different students that apply, seeing how their experiences are varied, their classes are varied…realizing how much each student has accomplished. Even if you know the student (personally) you may not know exactly what they have accomplished.”

Since the Shepherd Public Schools Scholarship was founded in 1995 by then-President, Harold Stegman, the Fund has made more than forty scholarships to Shepherd graduates.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be an active community volunteer.
  • Exhibit outstanding attitude toward school and community.
  • Be a graduating senior from Shepherd High School or Odyssey High School.
  • Be accepted to and will attend a university, college or school of higher education, including technical or vocational schools.
  • Have maintained a 3.0 minimum grade point average.

2017 Scholarship Award: 3 - $500

Application Deadline: March 3, 2017