Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

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.

Dr. Shailer L. Bass Memorial Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides an annual grant to a non-traditional student pursuing post high school studies at a community college, college, or university.  Previous recipients may reapply.

Noah Elliott Cummings Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to traditional or non-traditional students seeking a two or four year degree at an accredited college or university or a certification in the trades.  Preference will be given to the non-traditional student seeking a trade certification.

Robert W. and Veronica M. Cermak Endowed Scholarship Fund ($10,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a student pursuing post high school studies at accredited trade or technical schools, community colleges, colleges or universities.  For a resident of Midland County who meets the about requirements, and who needs to sharpen old skill or acquire new ones to re-enter the job market, or persons whose formal educations have been interrupted either at the high school or undergraduate levels.

Risha and Julius (Jay) Grosberg Fund ($1,000)

Enables residents of Midland County over the age of 25, whose formal education has been interrupted or delayed, to re-enter a formal educational program at the undergraduate level.

Maureen Wright King Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland or Gladwin County resident who did not finish traditional high school, but rather earned a GED.  Preference will be for students supporting themselves; financial need is a consideration.

Howard G. Swift, III Memorial Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to an individual who is looking for a "second chance" by seeking higher education.  Usually this person will be older than the typical college freshman, will have financial need, and will have experienced significant difficulties and/or hardships in their life.

Michigan Blood - Ernie Wallace and Howard Ode Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship(s) to individual(s) who are continuing their education in a health-related field.  The recipient(s) will be a Midland County resident pursuing medical certification at an accredited college, university, or technical training facility.  An emphasis will be given to a non-traditional student who may be returning to, or entering, an institution of higher learning, or one who is currently studying in a health-related field.  Graduating high school seniors will also be given consideration.  Additional criteria include a suggested high school GPA of 3.0 or a current college GPA of 2.5.  Applicants not meeting suggested GPA requirements are encouraged to have two recognized health care professionals fill out the Scholarship Reference Form.  Recipients of the award may again apply for a scholarship in subsequent years.  These applications will be processed the same as new applicants.

Eugene B. Skeebo Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a non-traditional or traditional student (graduating senior or current college student) who is working while attending college.  Non-traditional students may be beginning or continuing post-high school education after being in the workforce for a number of years.  Applicants may plan to attend college on a full or part-time basis, including both day and/or night classes.  Preference will be given to those working toward a business degree with an emphasis in finance, accounting or banking.