Scholarships with a Community Service Element

Zonta Club of Midland Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides annual scholarship awards to women of all ages pursuing career goals that will positively impact the status of women.  The scholarships may be used at any post-secondary education institution.  The scholarships are for women re-entering the workforce or who are in the workforce going back to school.  Those entering vocational certification directly from high school will be considered as well.  Applicants must have been a Midland County resident for at least one year.  Previous recipients may reapply.  The successful applicant will have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA.  Preference will be given to women who have supported, and/or plan to support through their education, the advancement of women.  Award will be based on financial need, work/life skills, community service/extracurricular activities (depending on the situation of the applicant), GPA/GED, honors/awards, and references.

Steve Marsh/Terry Stanton Endowed Scholarship Fund ($250)

Provides an annual scholarship award to two Midland County high school senior student-athletes, one male and one female, who have demonstrated excellence in competition, in the classroom, and in the community and are planning to continue their education beyond high school.  Students must havfe a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate community involvement and have played a sport including during their senior year.

Esther Schuette Gerstacker Memorial Junior Achievement Scholarship ($2,000)

The Esther Schuette Gerstacker Memorial Junior Achievement Scholarship is a $2,000 non-renewable award.  Scholarship eligibility: Students who have participated in a Junior Achievement program and who attend high school in Midland County are eligible to apply.  Students must be graduating high school seniors.  Scholarship Criteria: Applicants will be evaluated based on their participation in Junior Achievement programs, strong moral character and community involvement.

Richard E. Woodward Family Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a resident of Midland or Gladwin County that has completed at least two years of college, pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in engineering; including but not limited to chemical, mechanical, industrial or electrical engineering.  The applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated ambition and leadership in the field of engineering through involvement in extra-curricular activities, work experience, or community service.  One reference must be from a college instructor or professor.

Thurman O. Sr. and Mary E. Armstrong Educational Endowment Fund ($2,500)

Provides an annual award to a Midland County resident. Essay should include educational and life goals as well as description of community/volunteer service.  The essay should include information about your academic performance as well as your volunteerism.  Please include any barrier you may have overcome in your life as well as your commitment to a career goal, work ethic and determination.

Ernest R. and Martha E. Britton Memorial Fund ($2,500)

Provides up to two one-time awards of $2,500 for graduating seniors from a Midland County public high school.  Financial need may be considered when all other factors are equal.  The applicants must demonstrate leadership in service projects through school, scouting, church, etc., and participation in activities such as band, cheerleading, pom pom, Pep Club, etc.

Janet M. Dean Opera Cum Laude Scholarship Endowment Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a deserving graduating senior at Bullock Creek High School in the year of the award.  The recipient will display characteristics that Ms. Janet Dean instilled in the school and her students: academic success, community service, citizenship, interests in the school.  The recipient will be a person who has aided and dedicated his/her time to the community far beyond normal expectations.  This is the most important criterion for this scholarship.

Christina J. Fisher Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating high school senior who has been involved with the Midland County 4-H Horse Program.  A previous recipient of the award may reapply one time only.  The successful applicant will have achieved positive youth development in the area of horses, will have significant and active 4-H involvement, and will have demonstrated community service and financial need.

Eyes Can See Clearly Now Endowed Scholarship Fund

To provide an annual scholarship award to a Midland County High School graduating senior who is pursuing an ophthalmology, optometry or optician related field of study at a Michigan educational organization.  Preference will be given to students who have financial need, possess leadership ability and community involvement.  Previous recipients may reapply.  Scholarship amount will be posted in November.

The Glenn R. and Marilyn F. Garrison Endowed Scholarship Fund ($300)

Provides annual scholarship awards to Midland County residents.  The successful applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have a good work ethic, and be involved in Christian church activities, and must demonstrate that they are invested in helping others.  Graduating high school seniors, current college students, or adult and non-traditional students may apply.  One reference should be from a senior pastor, minister, or priest.

James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Endowed Art Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senior art student(s) in the Midland Public School system who will pursue an education in the visual arts, art education or design (including but not limited to interior, fashion or graphic design) degree at an institution of higher education.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be active in the community.  Grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship.  Selection will be based on the application and a portfolio of art and/or design work.

Deputy Sheriff Earl C. Martindale Endowed Scholarship Fund

To provide an annual scholarship award to a first year student at Delta College police academy who is a Midland County High School graduate and has financial need.  Applicants should include in their essay why they want to become a law enforcement officer and how they hope to impact the lives of the citizens they serve.

Della Keyworth Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduate of H.H Dow High School who is pursuing a teaching degree with a preference to those majoring in math education.  The applicant must be active in their community, school, or church; working with children or teens in a volunteer capacity is preferred but not required.

Michael and Janet Leslie Memorial Youth Fund ($3,000)

Finances a scholarship to a student who has been recommended by the Family and Friends of Michael D. Leslie and/or to promote youth leadership and citizenship within the community.

Christian T. and Margaret R. Goralski Endowed Scholarship Fund ($4,000)

Provides an annual scholarship to students who are graduating or have graduated from a Midland County High School.  Applicants will be majoring in science, engineering, mathematics, or accounting at an accredited college or university and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.  The applicant must have achieved a 3.0 GPA in high school, be active in the community and their church, and demonstrate financial need.  While all criteria must be met, financial need should be a strong priority.  Previous recipients may reapply if they are full time students who are majoring in the above fields of study and have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA.

Albert T. and Margaret H. Maasberg Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a high school senior to assist him/her in pursuing higher education.  For a resident of Midland County who is a high school senior having demonstrated academic accomplishment and financial need, who will be attending a Michigan four-year college or University.  Demonstrated community service is also desirable, but not required.  The scholarship may be renewable; that is, a student may reapply for this award in subsequent years if it was originally awarded to him/her as a senior in high school.

Bullock Creek Alumni Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Bullock Creek High School graduating senior or Bullock Creek High School graduate.  The successful applicant will be planning to attend an accredited community college, college or university, or technical or trade school in the year of the award.  Preference will be for applications that show some work experience, financial need, and a career and community service focus.

Tom Gilstad Bullock Creek Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

This fund has been established in memory of Tom Gilstad who was a Bullock Creek teacher and administrator for over 30 years.  The purpose of the fund is to provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of Bullock Creek High School.  Bullock Creek held a special place in Tom's heart and the recipient of this scholarship must display that same love of their high school and school spirit by having participated in extra curricular activities such as but not limited to sports, band, class officer, drama or having represented their school doing volunteer work in the Bullock Creek community.

Jan LaCroix Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Bullock Creek High School graduating senior.  The successful applicant will be a person of compassion, concern for others, integrity and good citizenship.  They will also demonstrate involvement in their school in activities or athletics, and a commitment to volunteerism in the broader community.

Dorothy W. and Elton K. Morris Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides scholarships to Midland County residents who will use this scholarship at a Lutheran Missouri Synod college or university (preferred) and additional criteria will include a balance of academics, financial need, school and church activities/work/community service.  The institution's accreditation should be by a recognized accrediting agency.  Either graduating high school seniors or current college students may apply.   Previous recipients may reapply.

Midland County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship Endowment Fund ($1,000)

Assists Midland County residents financially toward careers in the health field.  The scholarships are based primarily on academic merit, and community service is viewed favorably.  Each year one scholarship will be given to a nursing student in honor of Dorothy Meisel and past presidents.

Louis "Bud" C. Rubens Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland County high school graduating senior or current college student who will be or is currently pursuing a chemistry, physics or biology related field of study.  Preference will be given to applicants with financial need, a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 and to those involved in leadership and community activities.  Scholarship recipients may reapply.

Robert and Barbara Stoppert Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a junior or senior in college who has been admitted to a College of Education and plans to become an educator.  Successful applicants will have graduated from a Midland County high school and will have a positive record of community service and/orextra curricular activities.  Previous recipients of the scholarships are encouraged to reapply.

Alpha Kappa Alpha/MAO (Mu Alpha Omega Chapter) Endowed Scholarship Fund

To provide annual scholarship awards to young people of color who are attending a four-year university or college or Delta College (or another approved two-year college in plant communities serving Dow Employees).  Eligible candidates for consideration will be descendants of African American, Native American or Hispanic ancestry and will be those with a grade point average of 2.9 or above.  In addition, MAO scholars will demonstrate sound character, civic purpose and volunteer service in their school or community and interest in a specified career field.  As part of the scholarship application, one of the references must be from a member of the MAO chapter.

E. N. (Ned) Brandt Endowed Scholarship Fund

To provide an annual scholarship award to a student majoring in public relations or communications.  Preference will be given to students who have give back to the community through service activities and have an interest in history, public affairs or philanthropy.

Midland Believes Endowed Scholarship Fund

To provide annual scholarship awards to Midland County first generation college-going and economically disadvantaged students with preference given to candidates that have both.  Preference will be given to students who have attended a Midland County High School for a minimum of two years, have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and have demonstrated community leadership or community service activities.  This scholarship is renewable for a second year and preference will be given to recipients that maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and also take advantage of the Midland County Career and College Access Network mentorship program.  Recipients must be enrolled or plan on attending a Michigan educational organization.

Harrison Kiwanis Club Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Harrison High School who is also a member of the Key Club (as long as the Key Club remains in existence).  The successful applicant will be highly motivated toward community service.

The Sons of The American Legion Squadron 404 Endowed Scholarship Fund ($750)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of Clare, Farwell or Harrison high school who will be attending a college or trade school that has displayed leadership and community involvement at school, church or an organization such as 4-H or Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.  The recipient must have a parent or grandparent that has served in the Military in some capacity and must provide proof of this service.

Kinne-Millard Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Gladwin High School ($1,000)

To provide a annual scholarship award in memory of Gladys Kinne, Margaret Millard and Rosalie Kinne-Millard to a graduate of Gladwin High School who achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better and displays a financial need and is attending a state supported Michigan college or university.  The recipient must display leadership qualities by having volunteered at Gladwin High School, in the Gladwin community or in their church.  If applicants have equivalent qualifications, preference shall be given to any such applicant who is pursuing a degree in education.

Donald and Grace Irene Lyons Endowed Scholarship Fund ($6,500)

To provide annual scholarship awards to Gladwin High School graduating seniors or Gladwin High School graduates planning to attend an accredited community college, college or university.  Selection will be based on academic achievement and financial need with other factors such as extra-curricular involvement, work experience, community involvement and personal challenges taken into consideration.

Gladwin Kiwanis Dallas Falls Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

To provide annual scholarship awards for post-secondary education.  Scholarship applications will be considered from high school seniors at the following schools: Gladwin, Beaverton High School, Skeels Christian School and Gladwin home schools.  If there is not a qualified applicant at each of these schools then more than one scholarship can be offered to the other schools.  Preference will be given to applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher who is involved in community service activities.  The essay for this scholarship application should describe the applicant's community service activities and should be no longer than 400 words.

Students should contact their school counselor to apply.