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.

Gary Moe Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gary Moe called Mt. Pleasant home for fifty years. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School, received his bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University, and obtained a Master's degree in Social Work from Michigan State University.

Gary dedicated his life's work to better the lives of the clients at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Center. His favorite work assignment was as Director of Training. He thrived on the knowledge that learning opportunities enhanced employee skills and improved their ability to meet the needs of their clients.

In honor of the opportunities Gary had throughout his life, his family wants to continue to honor his strong belief in educational opportunities. The Gary Moe Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to non-traditional students from Isabella County who plan to attend an accredited post-secondary college, university, or vocational school.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Isabella County High School planning to pursue a degree in social work or special education; OR

  • Applicant must be a graduate of an Isabella County High School currently pursuing a degree in social work or special education.

  • Applicant must be continuing his or her education at an accredited post-secondary college, university, or vocational school.

  • Applicant has demonstrated academic ability with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Preferences:

  1. Student has volunteer experience, as expressed in their written essay.

  2. Student has served a developmentally disabled population, as stated in their written essay.

2019 Scholarship Award: $1,000

Application Deadline: March 8, 2019