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 attracting and holding permanent endowed funds from a wide range of donors, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

Nancy Carey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Nancy Carey served Isabella County as a teacher for over twenty years. She was passionate about Speech and English, challenging her students to achieve academic excellence and become effective communicators. Her teaching extended well beyond the classroom as she was heavily involved in her school’s debate and forensics extracurriculars. Nancy served as a debate coach for over two decades, a passion that sparked when she competed on Wayne State University’s debate team as an undergraduate.

Nancy was inspired to become an educator by her mother, who served as a teacher and school administrator in the Detroit area her whole life. Nancy taught in Lakeview Public Schools, Mt. Pleasant High School, and Sacred Heart Academy, impacting hundreds of students in the process. In addition to teaching, Nancy gave back to the community through the League of Women Voters and local Community Cancer Support Groups.

The Nancy Carey Memorial Scholarship honors her legacy by recognizing her commitment to her students and helping graduating seniors pursue the academic subjects about which she was most passionate. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Mt. Pleasant High School with achievement in English, Speech, Debate, or Forensics.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a graduating senior from Mt. Pleasant High School.

  • Have an interest in pursuing educational growth.

  • Have maintained a 2.5 minimum grade point average.

  • Have taken, or be taking, a class in the English Department of Mt. Pleasant High School your senior year.

2019 Scholarship Award: $1,250

Application Deadline: March 8, 2019