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.

Watson Family Scholarship Fund

Elayne Watson established the Watson Family Scholarship Fund in 2017 in order to provide scholarships to Isabella County students pursuing higher education.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Student shall be a high school senior graduating from an Isabella County high school;

  • Student shall demonstrate academic ability with a grade point average 2.5 – 3.5;

  • Student shall be planning to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school;

  • Student shall be planning to pursue a career in the fields of education, medicine, or skilled trades, and must describe these plans in a written essay.



In selecting the most qualified applicant to receive the scholarship, reviewers should give preference to the following, listed in priority order.

  • Student has demonstrated financial need, as expressed in the applicant’s written essay.

  • Student has held a paying job during their high school years, as described in the applicant’s written essay.

2019 Scholarship Award: $500

Application Deadline: March 8, 2019