Scholarships

The Lapeer County Community Foundation is dedicated to attracting and managing permanently endowed funds serving a wide range of charitable purposes in order to strengthen the quality of life in Lapeer County. As part of the Foundation’s focus on education, we maintain a growing scholarship program.

Scholarship Information

  1. Applications are available at area schools, on our website, or by contacting the Foundation office. Be sure your application states “Updated February, 2016” on the bottom of page 2.
  2. An application will not be considered unless all questions are completed and all required information is furnished.
  3. Students should be prepared to participate in a brief interview should the scholarship selection committee so desire.
  4. Most applications are due Friday, April 1, 2016 unless specified otherwise.
  5. If selected for any scholarship, students are expected to assume the following obligations:
    1. Maintain the minimum GPA requirement of your scholarship, if directed by the scholarship.
    2. Notify the Foundation of any change in college plans including interruption of attendance, transfer to another college, or dropping enrollment.
    3. Furnish the Foundation with an official statement of admission from the new institution if transferring schools.

For more information, contact Executive Director Ashley White at (810) 664-0691 or awhite@lapeercountycf.org

NEW SCHOLARSHIP - TRAVER-CARTER FUND

Established in memory of Burton Traver and Nellie Traver, and Laverne “Poddy” Carter and Agnes Carter, the applicant must be a graduating senior or a graduate of LakeVille Community Schools or Lapeer Community Schools.  See below for more details and the application.

General Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Ross P. Broesamle Education Fund – Assists students seeking post-secondary education.  Must reside in Almont Township, Village of Almont, Dryden Township, or the Village of Dryden.  Awards are based upon financial need and scholastic record.  Award – minimum $500.00.

Wayne Hildebrant Police Scholarship Fund – in memory of Wayne Hildebrant, long-time Metamora police chief.  Provides scholarships to students accepted into and enrolled in a police academy or college/university law enforcement program.  Applicants must be residents of Lapeer County, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and show financial need.  Award – $500.00    

Lapeer County Medical Fund
 – established to promote various medical related purposes, including scholarship. Applicants must be residents of Lapeer County, at least a second year-enrolled college student in a pre-science medical professional career such as medical, dental, nursing, or physician’s assistant program; and maintain a 3.2 GPA. Preference is given to applicants based on financial need. Award – minimum $500.00

General Scholarship Application

Individual Scholarships

Dr. James and Doris Richardson Scholarship – Established by the Women’s Service League of Columbiaville, Mich. in memory of the Richardsons, long-time residents and healthcare providers of Columbiaville. Must be at least a second year-enrolled college applicant in a pre-science medical professional career such as medical, dental, nursing, or physician’s assistant program, physical therapy, or pursuing a technical support position such as x-ray or lab. The applicant must be a current resident of Lapeer County or Genesee County and have graduated from LakeVille schools or a Lapeer County school. Must hold a 3.2 GPA or higher in post-secondary studies. This scholarship application is available in MS Word by contacting the Foundation office. Deadline April 30, 2016; award – minimum $500.00.

Individual Scholarships: Graduating High School Seniors

Clarke Adams Memorial Fund Created in memory of Clarke Bevan Adams. The Fund also includes a memorial for Clarke’s friend, Richard (Dick) Allen Rickett. Both Clarke and Dick grew up in Lapeer and graduated from Lapeer High School.

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lapeer High School. Preference given to applicants who have lost an immediate family member (please include any pertinent information in your application); however, all students are encouraged to apply. Check with the counseling office for the 2016 application and deadline. Award: (5) – $1,000 scholarships

Philip Hart Scholarship – The Philip Hart Scholarship Fund honors the life and work of Michigan’s U.S. Senator Philip Hart, who served from 1959 to 1976. Known as the “Conscience in the Senate,” he was a leader in the fight for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other progressive legislation of his era.  

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lapeer High School and a resident of Lapeer County.  Half of the award will be issued at the beginning of freshman year. The balance will be paid in the fall of the second year, following satisfactory completion of the first year. Check with the counseling office for the 2016 application and deadline.

Jacob N. Johnson Memorial Scholarship – Established in 2009 in memory of Jacob Johnson, beloved son of Morris and Suzette Johnson of Lapeer. Jacob attended Lapeer East High School and would have graduated in 2009.

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lapeer High School and must exhibit excellent characteristics of leadership, community service, and artistic ability.   Preference given to an applicant who is a transplant patient, a transplant donor, part of the immediate family of a transplant recipient, or facing a significant health challenge; however, all students are encouraged to apply.  Applicant must be a resident of Lapeer County. This scholarship application is available in MS Word by contacting the Foundation office.  Deadline: April 1, 2016; award – $500.00.

LakeVille Memorial High School Alumni Scholarship – Established by graduates of LakeVille High School for graduating seniors of LakeVille High School. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Volunteer, community, and extracurricular activities are strongly considered.  This scholarship application is available in MS Word by contacting the Foundation office.  Deadline: April 1, 2016; award – $1,000.00

Jimmy Thompson Memorial Scholarship – The Jimmy Thompson Memorial Scholarship was established by Sherry Thompson and Friends.  Mrs. Thompson dedicated her life to promote a better quality of life for special needs children. Applicant must be a graduating Lapeer High School senior. Preference given to applicants with special needs; however, all students are encouraged to apply. Check with the counseling office for the 2016 application and deadline. Award -$500.00

Tracey Thompson Memorial Scholarship – The Tracey Thompson Memorial Scholarship was established by Sherry Thompson and Friends.  Mrs. Thompson dedicated her life to promote a better quality of life for special needs children. Applicant must be a graduating Lapeer High School senior. Preference given to applicants with special needs; however, all students are encouraged to apply. Check with the counseling office for the 2016 application and deadline. Award – $500.00

Individual Scholarships: Graduating High School Seniors OR Post-Secondary Studies

Daley Acres Agricultural Memorial Scholarship – In memory of J. Clifford “Kip” Daley and Thomas J. Daley, the fund awards scholarships to Lapeer County students pursuing a career in agriculture.  Applicant must be a resident of Lapeer County and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in secondary or post-secondary studies.  This scholarship application is available in MS Word by contacting the Foundation office.  Deadline April 1, 2016; award – $5,000.00

Jack and Carolyn Griffin Memorial Scholarship – Parts 1 and 2 – Established as a living tribute to Walter and Fern Griffin by son and daughter-in-law Jack and Carolyn Griffin.  Preference will be given to students who exhibit excellent attendance, honesty, and sensitivity and service to others.  Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 required and must be a resident of Lapeer County. This scholarship application is available in MS Word by contacting the Foundation office.  Both Part 1 and Part 2 are on the same application.  Deadline April 1, 2016.

Part 1
 Applicant must be a graduating North Branch High School senior.  Award: 5 – $1,000.00 scholarships.

Part 2 Applicant must be a past Griffin awardee.  Award: 2 – $1,000.00 scholarships.

P.E.O. Chapter DX Scholarship –This scholarship was founded by P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Chapter DX, Lapeer, Michigan, to celebrate the advancement of women through education.  Applicant must be a female resident of Lapeer County, a graduating senior or graduate of a Lapeer County high school, and accepted into a post-secondary degree granting college, university, trade school, or certificate program.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required in the last two years of study.  Deadline is April 1, 2016.

John Sak Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in memory of long-time Lapeer educator John Sak and awarded to a graduating senior or graduate of Lapeer Schools. Cumulative GPA 3.25 or higher required for secondary or post-secondary studies. Financial condition of the applicant also considered.  Must be a resident of Lapeer County. This scholarship application is available in MS Word by contacting the Foundation office.  Deadline April 1, 2016; award – $500.00

Schiedegger Engineering Scholarship – Named for Chuck and Bonnie Schiedegger, long-time residents of Metamora, Mich.   The applicant must be a current resident of Lapeer County and either a graduating senior of a Lapeer County High School with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher OR a past graduate of a Lapeer County school and a current sophomore, junior, or senior in post-secondary studies with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  May be pursuing any area of engineering.  Deadline April 1, 2016.

Traver-Carter Scholarship-Established in memory of Burton Traver and Nellie Traver, and Laverne “Poddy” Carter and Agnes Carter, the applicant must be a graduating senior or a graduate of LakeVille Community Schools or Lapeer Community Schools and accepted into or currently attending a not-for-profit college, university, or technical school program of study in the state of Michigan.  Preference is given to those seeking college or university degrees; however, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicant must be a resident of Lapeer County and 25 years of age and under.  Grades and difficulty of the curriculum will be considered.  Deadline April 1, 2016.

Individual Scholarships: Post-Secondary Studies (2nd, 3rd or 4th Year)

Irma Gelhausen Scholarship – The Irma Gelhausen Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 as a memorial to Irma Gelhausen, life-long educator and volunteer in Lapeer County. Preference will be given to graduates of Lapeer Community Schools and those pursuing a career in elementary education studies, although applicants pursuing a career in secondary education will be considered as well.  Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher in post-secondary studies.  Must be a resident of Lapeer County. This scholarship application is available in MS Word by contacting the Foundation office.  Deadline April 30, 2016; award – minimum $1,000.00

Hazel Simms Nursing Scholarship – Established to provide nursing scholarships for residents of Lapeer County. Applicant must either have completed one year or more of college and have been accepted into a nursing program approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing or may also be certified as an RN pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Applicant must also be a resident of the following school districts: Almont, Dryden, Imlay City, LakeVille, Lapeer, and North Branch.

Awards may be used to pay tuition and textbook expenses.

Director/Faculty statement by the member of Nursing Program and required transcripts must be mailed directly to the Lapeer County Community Foundation by the deadline.  This scholarship application is available in MS Word by contacting the Foundation office.  Deadline April 30, 2016; award – minimum $500.00.

Ronald C. Warner Scholarship – The Ronald C. Warner Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 as a memorial to Ron Warner, whose career in education and active volunteerism spanned over 41 years.  

Preference is given to students pursuing a career in education and agriculture, and graduates of Lapeer Community Schools.  Students must be entering the third or more year of college/university studies and a current resident of Lapeer County.  Cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher required for post-secondary studies. This scholarship application is available in MS Word by contacting the Foundation office.  Deadline April 30, 2016; award – up to $2,000.00