Scholarships for Vocational or Technical Trades

Midland Area Community Foundation Founders' Scholarship ($2,500)

The Midland Area Community Foundation FOUNDERS' Scholarship is an annual award that is intended to enable an individual with financial need to pursue occupational programs that may be completed in two years or less.  One scholarship will be available for a Midland County resident and one for a Gladwin County resident.  The term 'occupational education' includes, but is not limited to, such programs as welding, automotive mechanics, nursing, office skills, electronic repair and services, and residential construction.  These programs would normally require 60 credit hours or less.

W. Herman Gieseler Endowed Scholarship Fund for Chippewa Hills High School ($3,000)

Provides an annual scholarship(s) award to a Chippewa Hills High School (located in Remus, Michigan) graduate who is pursuing a degree in Skilled or Advanced Technical Trades Education and Training which includes but is not limited to welding, engineering, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, automotive service technology or mechanical or electrical engineering or someone pursuing an education in teaching in any of these fields.

Herbert D. Doan Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides annual scholarship awards to Midland and Gladwin County residents pursuing post high school skilled and technical education the area of Advanced Construction, Advanced Manufacturing (i.e. chemical process technology), Health or Information Technology.  Educational opportunities can be taken at a community college, university, trade or technical school, or through an industry-recognized certification program.  Graduating high school students, current college students, adult and non-traditional students will be eligible.  Financial need is not a consideration.  The essay for this scholarship should describe motivation for choosing skilled and technical training, personal background, personal achievements, education or work experience and personal career goals.

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.

Great Lakes Safety Training Center Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a resident of Midland County who is pursuing a degree or certification in trades, construction or engineering with an interest in safety.  The student must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher and provide an essay outlining their interest in the intended field of study and safety related career goals.  Two letters of reference are required; one must be from an employer or instructor, whichever is applicable.

Home Builders Association of Midland Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides scholarships to encourage higher education in fields supporting the home building industry.

Dale Waller Memorial Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual, nonrenewable scholarship to a graduate of a Midland County high school enrolled in a college vocational curriculum.

Curtis and Barbara Shaffner Family Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a graduate of Bullock Creek High School who displays a financial need and is pursuing an education in a field supporting the home building industry or commercial/industrial trade industry.

Oscar Hahn Construction Trades Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

The Oscar Hahn Scholarship Fund provides an annual award to Midland and surrounding area high school student(s) desiring to participate in post high school graduate studies in the Construction Trades industry. Educational opportunities can be fulfilled at a 4-year university, community college, accredited vocational, technical and/or an accredited building trades apprenticeship program. Applicant must be receiving or has received a high school diploma or GED. Transcripts will be used in the evaluation process but no minimum average grade point required. Financial need will be considered but not a requirement. Applicant must request two letters of recommendation (non- family member) as part of their application. One must be from teacher and/or employer.

Charles E. Pardue Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($300)

To provide an annual scholarship award to graduates of Harrison Community High School who are pursuing an education in the Skilled or Advanced Technical Trades which includes but is not limited to welding, engineering, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, automotive service technology or mechanical or electrical engineering.

Ben Walter Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award to one or more graduating seniors from Clare High School who are pursuing a skilled trades or technical field of study.  Students attending Mid Michigan Community College will be given preference.

Jessie Maxwell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

To provide one annual scholarship award to a Beaverton High School graduating high school senior and one award to a Gladwin High School graduating senior.  The successful applicants must a) be a resident of Gladwin County, and b) have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and c) be of upstanding moral character, and d) demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to those individuals pursuing post high school education in the area of construction or manufacturing at a community college, university, trade or technical school, or through an industry-recognized certification program.