Scholarships for Humanities and Fine Arts Majors

O. James Clark Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland Public School graduate who is currently enrolled in college and is a junior or senior with preference given to those with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or above.  The student must be studying a humanities field (language, art, social studies, etc.) and previous recipients may reapply.

Jeanette House Memorial Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual scholarship to a Midland County resident who is enrolled in an accredited college and at the time of receiving the award will have senior class standing with a literature related major in any language.

John M. Hoy/Arline Kroeger Endowed Scholarship Fund ($750)

Provides an annual scholarship award to assist a student in completing a degree program in either music education, history or early childhood education.  Student should be pursuing a teaching degree and should be in either junior or senior year of college.

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.

James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating high school senior from Midland Public Schools.  The successful recipient will be pursuing a career in fine arts (music, visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and will have demonstrated outstanding achievements in - and a passion for - the discipline.  Financial need will also be among the criteria.

Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund ($10,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award(s) to a graduate of a Midland County High School who is pursuing an education in fashion/clothing design, retail merchandising or interior design.  The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must communicate their passion and commitment to the industry in the essay.

Steven and Kathleen Dolan Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of a Midland County high school who is pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, healthcare, or arts at an accredited four year college or university.  The applicant must have a 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate financial need.  The essay for this scholarship should state the student's personal and career goals as well as a description of school and community activities in which the student has participated.

Betty Thompson-Shuler Endowed Scholarship Fund ($200)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Meridian High School who is pursuing a teaching degree in English, a general teaching degree or a degree with a major in English.  A preference will be given to a student pursuing a teaching degree in English.

Jeannette Brandt Memorial Scholarship Fund ($5,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to encourage and foster study and use of foreign languages with a preference to those studying the French language.  The student may be pursuing any college major but must evidence an interest in foreign language.

Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($5,000)

Provides annual scholarship awards to a student graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award, pursuing higher education in a humanities-related field such as English, foreign language, art, music, journalism, etc.

Larry C. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide an annual scholarship award to an intermediate, middle school, or junior high school student in the Midland Public Schools to attend the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.  Significant consideration would be given to students who could most benefit from this experience and who also have financial need.

Helen Lucile Doherty Scholarship Endowment for the Fine and Performing Arts ($2,000)

Provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of Clare High School for the purpose of pursuing higher education for the study of the fine arts or the performing arts.