Scholarship Opportunities

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Education is a priority for a prospering community. Thanks to our generous donors, Bay Area Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year to college-bound students and individuals pursuing skilled trades or other certificates.

The Foundation’s first endowed scholarship fund started in 1984 and awarded for the first time in 1985: $300 to a Pinconning High School senior. Since then, the Foundation has awarded over $3 million to more than 4,000 students throughout Bay and Arenac counties.

  • High School Students (at a high school in Bay or Arenac county)
  • Current College Students (and residents of Bay or Arenac county)
  • Adults Students (Bay or Arenac county residents returning to school)
  • Skilled Trades or Certificate Students (and residents or Bay and Arenac county)

 

Browse our Scholarships

Bay Area Community Foundaiton offers hundreds of scholarships for every kind of student, for a vast array of studiy focuses, and for a number of different schools. Some or our scholarships are very specific while others have less requirements to meet. We invite you to search and sort through the list below by using the arrows or typing in key words. Unless otherwise noted, the GPA listed is the minimum GPA requirement. For this purpose, "Financial need" is defined as an EFC between 5,000 and 20,000 on your FAFSA.

SCHOLARSHIP NAMESPECIFIC HIGH SCHOOLGPAFINANCIAL NEEDHIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ONLY
Alpha Delta Kappa-Alpha Pi/Fidelis Gamma Chapter Fund3.2NONO
Brett N. Alvesteffer Memorial Educational ScholarshipWestern High SchoolYESYES
Arenac County Scholarship Fund2NOYES
Auburn Jaycees Educational FundWestern High School2.5NONO
Jeffrey D. Ballance Memorial FundBay City Central High SchoolNOYES
Willard & Eleanor Ball Scholarship FundBay City Central High School, Western High School, Garber High School3YESYES
Bangor Township Schools Scholarship FundJohn Glenn High School3NOYES
Bay Commitment FundAll Saints Central High School, Bay Arenac Community High School, Bay City Central High School, Garber High School, John Glenn High School, Pinconning Area High School, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), Western High SchoolNOYES
Edmond H. Borgioli Educational FundYESNO
Bay Area USBC Bowling Association/W. E. Matthew Educ. Fund2.5NOYES
Amy J. Brennan Memorial Scholarship FundGarber High School3NONO
Max and Peggy Brown Educational Scholarship FundNONO
Alan Bryant Leadership AwardWestern High School2.5NOYES
Katy Bryant Memorial Scholarship FundNONO
Arthur H. Cansfield Educational FundYESNO
George R. Davidson Educational FundYESNO
Bay County Dental Auxiliary Scholarship FundNONO
Doner Family Scholarship FundAll Saints Central High School, Bay Arenac Community High School, Bay City Central High School, Garber High School, John Glenn High School, Pinconning Area High School, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), Western High SchoolNONO
Dow Corning Employees Educational Fund2.5NOYES
James T. Doyle Scholarship FundJohn Glenn High SchoolNOYES
Mary Dupuis and Katherine Gustafson Education FundGarber High School2YESYES
Jean J. Fischer Educational FundBay City Central High SchoolYESYES
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #103 Benevolent Scholarship Fund2.75YESNO
Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #103, J. Sebald Educ. Fund2.5NONO
Green Hut Charities "Leo Malecki" Educational FundYESNO
Josephine S. and Harry P. Gill Scholarship Fund3YESNO
GM Powertrain - Bay City Educational FundNONO
Paul B. Grein Scholarship3NOYES
Marie Guoan Scholarship FundJohn Glenn High SchoolNONO
Handy Intermediate Booster Club Scholarship Fund3NOYES
Hugh G. Hanson Memorial Scholarship Fund3YESYES
Elizabeth C. Heath Scholarship Fund3YESNO
Art Hopp Leadership AwardPinconning Area High School2.65NOYES
Nathan R. Hugo Educational Scholarship Fund3YESYES
Bradley J. Johnson Educational FundBay City Central High School, Garber High School1.8 to 2.9NOYES
Virginia C. Johnston Scholarship FundNONO
Bay City Kiwanis Educational Fund3.5YESNO
Shirley A. Klida Memorial Scholarship FundWestern High SchoolNOYES
Raymond & Elaine Kraenzlein Scholarship FundBay City Central High School3NONO
Karl K. Leibrand Educational Fund2.5NONO
Trevor D. Leser Memorial Scholarship FundWestern High School3NOYES
Lily Marie Tarkowski Memorial Scholarship FundGarber High School3NOYES
Catherine Jean MacDonald Fine Arts Scholarship FundYESNO
Daniel B. MacKenzie Scholarship FundWestern High School3YESYES
Michael A. Majchrzak Memorial Educational FundWestern High SchoolYESYES
Warren F. and Ruth P. Mandley Memorial Educational Fund2.75YESYES
Dale Martin Family Educational FundBay City Central High School, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), Western High School3NOYES
Hazel E. McClure Commercial Art Educational Fund2.5NONO
Thomas Drummond Memorial Scholarship FundAll Saints Central High School, Bay Arenac Community High School, Bay City Central High School, Garber High School, John Glenn High School, Pinconning Area High School, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), Western High School2.5NOYES
James C. LaPrairie Memorial Scholarship3NONO
Bay Area Runner's Club Scholarship2.5YESYES
Coach's Champions Scholarship Fund3YESYES
Damon A. Simon Memorial Scholarship FundGarber High School3NONO
Emilee Ann Prime Veterinary Field Educational Scholarship3YESNO
Dr. James J. Tarter Memorial Scholarship FundNONO
The F.P. Horak Company - Frederick Douglas and Natalia Ruth Horak Memorial Scholarship Fund2.5NONO
Danette DeCorte and Emilee Prime Scholarship FundBay City Central High School3YESYES
Frederick Kindinger ScholarshipNONO
Ronald K. & Greta A. McGillivray Scholarship FundNONO
Bay County Medical Society Alliance Merit Fund3NONO
Martin Luther King Scholarship FundNONO
Art & Helen (Miller) Nickless Scholarship FundBay City Central High School3NONO
John & Marian (Munsch) Olfer Scholarship FundBay City Central High School2.5NONO
Oscar & Louise Osthelder Scholarship Fund - GeneralNOYES
Oscar & Louise Osthelder Scholarship FundBay Arenac Community High SchoolYESYES
Patricia M. Scholarship Fund3YESNO
Beth Pawlak Scholarship FundBay City Central High SchoolNOYES
Jodi Peplinski Educational FundGarber High SchoolNOYES
Velma Phillips Scholarship FundBay City Central High School, Western High School, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), 2.8YESNO
Dorothy I. Piering Scholarship FundNONO
Bay City Western High School Plant Medical Scholarship FundWestern High SchoolNOYES
Bay City Central High School Plant Medical Scholarship FundBay City Central High SchoolNOYES
Albert O. & Lillian Rathke Educational Fund2.5NONO
Ted and Alice (Karbowski) Rezmer Education FundPinconning Area High SchoolNONO
Paul A. Rowley Delta Educational FundYESNO
Ryan Family Scholarship FundBay City Central High School3NONO
Schairer Family Scholarship FundAll Saints Central High School, Bay Arenac Community High School, Bay City Central High School, Garber High School, John Glenn High School, Pinconning Area High School, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), Western High SchoolNONO
Richard A. and Katherine A. Shockley Scholarship FundNONO
Huntington Bank of Bay City Educational Fund3NONO
Nelda Taylor Memorial ScholarshipBay City Central High SchoolNONO
Walter & Helen Thorsberg Scholarship FundYESNO
Robert E. and Kathleen A. Vanderberg Family Scholarship Fund2.5NONO
Marion H. Whittaker Educational FundYESNO
Peter A. and Laurel L. White Scholarship Fund Bay City Central High SchoolNOYES
Clair & Hannah White Educational FundBay City Central High School, John Glenn High SchoolNONO
Stephen and Dena Wirt Scholarship FundNONO
John D. Wright Memorial Educational FundAll Saints Central High School, Bay Arenac Community High School, Bay City Central High School, Garber High School, John Glenn High School, Pinconning Area High School, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), Western High SchoolYESNO
Chalmer A. Young Memorial Educational FundBay City Central High School2.5NOYES
Jeanine Laura Zelnis Memorial Educational FundNONO
The Zoe Fund in Memory of Barbara LivingstonNONO
Bay City Civitan/Marcella Barber Scholarship3NONO
Northern Bay-Arenac Retired School Personnel ScholarshipArenac Eastern High School, AuGres-Sims High School, Standish Sterling Central High School, Pinconning Area High School, Whittemore-Prescott2.5NONO
Mary Kate Carney ScholarshipAll Saints Central High School, Arenac Eastern High School, AuGres-Sims High School, Bay Arenac Community High School, Bay City Central High School, Garber High School, John Glenn High School, Pinconning Area High School, Standish Sterling Central High School, The Academy at AuGres-Sims, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), Western High School, Whittemore-Prescott2.5NONO
MI Trucking Assoc Equip & Maint Council Tri-City Chapter Scholarship Fund2.5NONO
Mitch & Cindy Goodell Family Scholarship FundNONO
John ("Johann") J. Murray Educational Scholarship FundAll Saints Central High School, John Glenn High School3.3YESYES
Great Lakes Safety Training Center Endowed Scholarship2.5NONO
Ashley Smith Memorial ScholarshipStandish Sterling Central High SchoolYESYES
The David and Marika McCann ScholarshipBay City Central High SchoolNOYES
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship3NOYES
Michigan State University Alumni Club of Bay CountyNOYES
David J. English Memorial Scholarship FundJohn Glenn High SchoolNOYES
Christina M. Goyett Scholarship Fund2.5NOYES
Pamela G. Monastiere Scholarships FundNONO
American Business Women's Association Scholarship Fund2.75NONO
Bay City Western Booster Memorial ScholarshipWestern High School2.5NOYES
Duke Pride ScholarshipGarber High SchoolNOYES
Arenac County Farm Bureau Scholarship FundNONO
Bay City Central High School Class of 1960Bay City Central High School2.8NOYES
Mitchell & Janice (Gatza) Hages Scholarship2.5YESNO
Elizabeth and Craig Cooley Scholarship Fund3NONO
Russell H. & Maxine E. Smith Charitable Foundation ScholarshipAll Saints Central High School, Bay Arenac Community High School, Bay City Central High School, Garber High School, John Glenn High School, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), Pinconning Area High School, Western High School2.5NONO
Catherine and John Maser Scholarship FundAuGres-Sims High School2.5NONO
Bay City Central Promise Scholarship FundBay City Central High School2.75NONO
William A. Forsyth ScholarshipStandish Sterling Central High SchoolNOYES
Jean V. and Donald J. Massnick Scholarship FundNONO
NAACP Bay City Scholarship FundBay Arenac Community High School, Bay City Central High School, All Saints Central High School, Garber High School, John Glenn High School, Pinconning Area High School, Eastern High School (Formerly Wenona Center), Western High School2.5YESYES
George Brookins Viele Scholarship Fund2.8YESYES
Northern Bay County Fund CommitteePinconning Area High School2.5NOYES
Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish Scholarship FundPinconning Area High School, Standish Sterling Central High School2.5NOYES
Neal E. and Arliene J. Stremming ScholarshipBay City Central High School2 to 2.9YESNO
Jane L. Davidson Scholarship Fund1NONO
Mary Ellery Memorial Scholarship FundPinconning Area High School2 to 2.9YESNO
Cassidy Christie Memorial ScholarshipJohn Glenn High School2.5NOYES
Danielle DeWyse Special ScholarshipNONO
Wolthuis Family Teaching Scholarship Au Gres-Sims High School and Standish-Sterling High SchoolNONO
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