Scholarships

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

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS UNTIL FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022.  

  1.  Applications are available at area schools and on our website.  Our applications are fillable forms and will be ready for you to apply on Friday, January 7, 2022.  Please be sure you are using the 2022 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 must be delivered in person or postmarked on or before Friday, March 11, 2022.  
  5. If selected for any scholarship, students are expected to assume the following obligations:
    • Maintain the minimum 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.

The General Scholarship Application is to be used for the two scholarships listed below.
All applications must be delivered in person or postmarked on or before
Friday, March 11, 2022.

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.

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

Eligible for graduating High School Seniors only

Mike Bammer Memorial Scholarship –The Mike Bammer Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the legacy of Mike Bammer and his commitment to career and technical education and support of the skilled trades.  The Fund is established to provide scholarships for graduating seniors attending the Lapeer County Education and Technology Center pursuing post-secondary studies at an accredited community college, university, trade/technical school, apprenticeship or certificate program. The application can be found at Lapeer County Education and Technology Center.

Check with the office for the 2022 application and deadline.

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 Lapeer High School counseling office for the 2022 common application and deadline.

Jacob N. Johnson Memorial Scholarship –The Jacob N. Johnson was a student at Lapeer East High School.  He lost his life due to complications following a transplant.  A gifted artist, Jacob was also the type of person who cared very deeply about the world around him and for people in need.  He was a giant in character and remains an excellent example for those who knew him.        Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lapeer High School and a resident of Lapeer County.

Preference will be given  to any student who is: A) A transplant recipient    B) A transplant donor         C) Part of the immediate family of a transplant recipient       D) Facing a significant health challenge.  Deadline extended through April 8, 2022 for this scholarship only.

 

Patricia A. Kuhlman Memorial Scholarship – Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lapeer High School and pursuing post-secondary studies at a community college, university, trade/technical school, apprenticeship or certificate program.   Check with the Lapeer High School counseling office for the 2022 common application deadline.  A minimum of (1) $1,000.00 award is to be distributed annually. 

LakeVille Memorial High School Alumni Scholarship Applicant must be a graduating senior of LakeVille Memorial High School and must be a resident of Lapeer or Genesee County.  Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher and plan on attending a post-secondary instutution not later than the first fall following his/her graduation.  The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, and fees.  Deadline for this scholarhip has been extended to Friday, April 1, 2022.  Award – $1,000.00

 

Lapeer High School Boosters Scholarship – This scholarship is for seniors of Lapeer High School who can demonstrate good citizenship and service to school and/or community through participation in school functions and extracurricular activities (not specifically sports).  Must have a GPA of 2.0 or above.   Check with the Lapeer High School counseling office for the 2022 common application and deadline.   Award -$500.00

Fred Pasternak Memorial Scholarship – The Fred Pasternak Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Fred Pasternak and and his commitment to the field of agriculture and skilled trades.  Applicant must be a graduating senior of North Branch High School and reside in Lapeer County.  Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary studies at a community college or university in the field of  agriculture or a vocational or technical career training and earn a degree, certificate or apprenticeship from an accredited program.  Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Award – up to $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 Lapeer High School counseling office for the 2022 common 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 Lapeer High School counseling office for the 2022 common 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 11, 2022; 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 11, 2022.

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 11, 2022.

 

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 11, 2022; 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 11, 2022.

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 for this scholarship has been extended until  Friday, April 1, 2022 for LakeVille students only.

 

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 11, 2022; award – up to $2,000.00

Max. H. Whitton Scholarship-Established to provide scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary studies at a community college, university, trade/school, apprenticeship or certificate program within the state of Michigan.  Must be a current high school senior or graduate of a Lapeer County high school and live within a Lapeer County school district boundary.  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and  must demonstrate financial need.  Deadline is Friday, March 11, 2022; award – minimum $1,000.00.

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 CountyDeadline Friday, March 11, 2022; award – minimum $1,000.00

 

Dr. James and Doris Richardson Scholarship – Established to provide scholarships for a pre-science medical professional career.  Must be a current resident of Lapeer County or Genesee County and/ or have graduated from LakeVille Community Schools or a Lapeer County school.  Applicant must be a 2nd year enrolled college student and hold a 3.2 GPA or higher in post-secondary studies.  Deadline Friday, March 11, 2022; award $500.00.

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, March 11, 2022; award – minimum $500.00.