Scholarships

2018 Scholarship eligibility by School2017 Scholarship Awards

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 and on our website.  Our applications are fillable forms and will be ready for you to apply after January 11, 2019.  Please be sure you are using the 2019 applications.  Once you click on the application button for each scholarship, it will automatically download to your computer.  Once it is downloaded on your computer, you will be able to type in your information.
  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. All applications are due Friday, March 15, 2019 unless specified otherwise.
  5. If selected for any scholarship, students are expected to assume the following obligations:
    • Maintain the minumum GPA requirement of your scholarship, if directed by the scholarship.
    • Notify the Foundation of any change in college plans including interruption of attendance, transfer to another college, or dropping enrollment.
    • Furnish the Foundation with an official statement of admission from the new institution if transferring schools.

For more information, contact the Executive Director, Nancy Boxey at 810.664.0691 or email to: nboxey@lapeercountycf.org

General Scholarship Application to be used for the following three scholarships listed below.
Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018

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

2018 General Scholarship Application

Eligible for graduating High School Seniors only

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 2018 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.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 required for secondary studies.  Applicant must be a resident of Lapeer County.   Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018; 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.  Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018; 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 2018 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 2018 application and deadline. Award – $500.00

Eligible for Graduating High School Seniors OR Post-Secondary Students

Daley Acres Agricultural Memorial Scholarship – In memory of J. Clifford “Kip” Daley and Thomas J. Daley, the fund awards scholarships to students pursuing a career in agriculture.  Applicant must reside in a Lapeer County School district or be a resident of Lapeer County and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in secondary or post-secondary studies.  Deadline Friday, March 30, 2018; 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 and must be graduating North Branch High School senior or a past Griffin awardee.  Both Part 1 and Part 2 are available on the same application .  Deadline Friday, March 30, 2018.

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 Friday, March 30, 2018.

John Sak Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of long-time Lapeer educator John Sak and awarded to a graduating senior or graduate of Lapeer High School. 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 Deadline Friday, March 30, 2018; 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 is Friday, March 30, 2018.

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 High School or a graduating senior or a graduate of Lapeer High School 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 is Friday, March 30, 2018.

Ronald C. and Abi E. Warner Scholarship – The Ronald C. Warner Scholarship Fund was originally established in 2008 as a memorial to Ron Warner, whose career in education and active volunteerism spanned over 41 years.  It was renamed the Ronald C. and Abi E. Warner Scholarship Fund to recognize the support and dedication of Abi Warner to those pursuing further education and careers in health sciences, education and agriculture.

Applicants must be pursuing a career in health sciences, education or agriculture.  Must be a resident of Lapeer County and be either a graduating senior of a Lapeer County High School or currently enrolled in post secondary studies.  Preference will be given to graduates of Lapeer High School.   Cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher required for secondary or post secondary studies.  Deadline Friday, March 30, 2018; award – up to $2,000.00

Eligible for Post-Secondary Students only

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 High School 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. Deadline Friday, April 27, 2018; award – minimum $1,000.00

Hazel Simms Nursing Scholarship – Established to provide nursing scholarships. 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.

Statement from Director/Faculty of Nursing Program must be mailed directly to the Lapeer County Community Foundation by the deadline or Director can put statement in a sealed envelope and give to student to submit.   Deadline Friday, April 27, 2018; award – minimum $500.00.