Clare County Community Foundation Awards Thirty-Five Scholarships to Local Students

all scholarship recipientsOn Sunday, May 15, thirty-five Clare County students were awarded scholarships from the Clare County Community Foundation.  In front of family, friends, donors and community members, the students received scholarships to help pay for the cost of education after high school.  The thirty-five scholarships given out this year is the largest number of scholarships ever granted by the Foundation.  The event was generously sponsored by; Central Michigan Community Federal Credit Union, Chemical Bank, Firstbank and Isabella Bank.

Hosted at the Doherty Hotel, the event gave students the opportunity to mingle with not only each other, but also with the donors or scholarship fund representatives themselves. “This event allows scholarship recipients and donors to actually meet, the youth get a sense of their future through the generosity of the Foundation donors,” said Mike Jenkins, Board Chair.scholarship recipient

“It’s been a great day,” said Jan McGuire, President and CEO. “Not only is the Foundation growing it’s scholarship funds, we’ve also been able to award more grants in 2010 than ever before and we realized our goal of 2 million dollars in assets last year.”

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