Local students looking for tuition assistance will have the opportunity to apply for annual scholarships through the Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF).
Awarded each year to students residing in Midland County, funds for 2019 are expected to exceed $725,000. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, current college students and adults resuming postsecondary studies or training for re-entry into the job market.
Applications are open and available online through MACF until March 1, 2019. Recipients must reside in Midland County and a limited number of scholarships are available for Gladwin County residents as well. Since 1978, more than $7 million in scholarship funds has been awarded to students for education.
2018 recipient Justin Sanderson and donor Ken Mault at last year's award ceremony.
“The scholarship season is a busy, exciting time for us,” said Heather Crowl, Scholarship Coordinator at MACF. “We expect to process over 300 applications, which means we need nearly as many volunteers to review submissions and essays.”
Scholarships are available for a wide range of studies, and there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply. The annual awards come from over 200 individual funds that organizations and individuals have established at the Midland Area Community Foundation. For 2018, a total of 299 scholarships totaling $724,100 were awarded to local students.
The entire group of 2018 MACF scholarship recipients at Northwood University.
“The Midland Area Community Foundation has supported local education efforts through scholarship opportunities for over 40 years,” says Sharon Mortensen. “We are thankful to have so many donors who help fund this effort each year and are proud of our history of making continuing education more affordable to Midland and Gladwin County students.”
There are other ways you can get involved if you are not a student. Volunteers are needed for the review process, which involves reading and reviewing applications, which are expected to total over 300 applications. Interested volunteers are encouraged to reach out to Heather Crowl, Scholarship Coordinator at MACF.
Eligible applicants can find more information and apply online at www.midlandfoundation.org. For details or assistance in completing the application, visit the website or contact MACF at 989.839.9661.