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.

Harry E. Tope Memorial Aviation Scholarship Fund

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.


This Fund was established to honor the memory of Harry E. Tope Jr. and his passion for flying; to provide financial assistance to worthy individuals who wish to pursue a career or hobby in aviation and to promote continued interest and education for private pilots.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be interested in advancing their education in the field of aviation, OR
  • Be interested in advancing their career skills in the field of aviation.
  • Be a resident of the Mid-Michigan Area (Isabella County, Gratiot County, Mecosta County, Clare County, Midland County or Montcalm County).

2017 Scholarship Award: $3,000

Application Deadline: March 3, 2017