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.

Kenneth and Hilda Schmeck Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

The Kenneth and Hilda Schmeck Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund was created by friends and family to provide a scholarship to support a student currently accepted into or planning to enroll into Mid Michigan College’s Nursing Program.

Ken and Hilda Schmeck met at Saginaw General Hospital while Ken was working as an x-ray technician and Hilda was completing her degree as a registered nurse. After they were married the Schmeck's became longtime residents of Midland. Hilda used her nursing skills in a variety of ways, working at Midland Hospital, a local doctor’s office, and finally retiring from industrial nursing at the Dow Corning Corporation. Ken’s career took him to The Dow Chemical Company where he worked as a senior lab technician for 40 years, retiring in 1980.

Both Ken and Hilda were kind and generous people, always willing to help someone in need. Additionally, they recognized the value of a good education. As a tribute to both of them, their family and friends established this scholarship fund so the Schmeck’s legacy could live on with the Foundation forever.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student shall be accepted into Mid Michigan College’s Nursing Program; OR

  • Student shall be enrolled at Mid Michigan College with a goal to enter the Nursing Program.

  • Be a resident of Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, or Midland counties.

  • Exhibit outstanding attitude toward school and community.


  • Students who have already been accepted to Mid Michigan College’s Nursing Program will be given preference. They must upload their acceptance letter with the application.

2019 Scholarship Award: $600

Application Deadline: March 8, 2019