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2020ScholarshipBookCoverBay Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that 231 Bay and Arenac county residents will receive a total of more than $300K in scholarships for continuing education. This includes graduating high school seniors, current college students, students pursuing skilled trades or certificates, and adults returning to school.

In lieu of a scholarship reception this year, we are celebrating these students on Facebook during the week of June 1 – June 5. You can participate in this celebration by congratulating the students at www.facebook.com/BayAreaCommunityFoundation.

Thanks to Foundation’s generous donors, combined with the $166,000 awarded this year from the Bay Commitment Scholarship for first-generation college students, Bay Area Community Foundation has been able to award more than $460,000 to Bay and Arenac County students in 2020.

“For students, an education means more job opportunity. And for our community, a more skilled workforce means a more vibrant local economy,” said Diane Fong, president & CEO of Bay Area Community Foundation. “Bay Area Community Foundation will continue to work alongside donors in our community to transform the lives of our students and the future of the Bay Area.”

View a video celebrating our 2020 recipients and thanking scholarship donors.

We have also created a scholarship booklet that highlights each student. Click here to open the PDF.


Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Recipients:

Stacey Abbs
Brent Ahler
Lindsay Alarie
Rachel Anderson
Sierra Anderson
Jessie Arthurton
Cassidy Bachman
Vanessa Baranek
Hailey Barbeau
Alexander Barris
Beau Bateson
Katherine Bauer
Brendan Beaver
Virginia Berger
Kayla Bergeron
Kelsey Beyett
Joshua Bilodeau
Kiah Bleicher
Brooke Bli
Brendan Bonnell
Katie Boyd
Dylan Brewer
Helen Brooks
Bristol Bruzewski
Jordan Capp-Gallandt
Rylie Carson
Kylie Chase
Megan Christensen
Katlyn Cnudde
Todd Cnudde
David Cobb
Jacob Collier
Kayla Daniel
Sydney Dankert
Samantha Davis
Shayla Day
Chase Derocher
Rachel Diehl
Drew Dillon
Jaydee Dillon
Austin Dinauer
Peityn Dishaw
Brennan Domerese
Olivia Dwan
Allyson Ehlert
MaKenze Eischer-Bridges
Daniel Elder
Morgan Evans
Madison Evans
Laiken Ex
Mattie Fegan
Kristen Fenby
Tegan Ferguson
Hannah Floyd
Alycia Flues
Josie Foss
Olivia Foster
Rayanna Fournier
Amelia Freehling
Grant Fry
Lakin Fryzel
Olivia Garbe
Lucas Garcia
Michaela Garcia
Karli Gasta
James Genow
Lauren Gettel
Rachel Gillespie
Hailey Godi
Caleb Gosselin
Karlee Gourd
Katherine Grant
Courtney Gray
Jordan Green
Erin Hacker
Charles Haller
Kennedi Hardy
Kailee Hartwig
Molly Hecox
Dylan Helmling
Brett Helmreich
Miranda Hildebrant
Austin Hlinka
Viktoria Huber
Frances Gabriella Hugo
Emily Huiskens
Bryce Humphrey
Anna Ireland
Landon Irwin
Sydney Isbell
Nathan Jacobs
Hannah Jatczak
Taylor Jaynes
Emily Jenkins
Alec Jenkins-Krueger
Landon Jennings
Jared Kaufman
Thomas Keenan
Anna Kendziorski
Grace Kendziorski
Taylor Keyes
Nadia Khan
Levi Kiefer
Samantha Kieser
Raegan Koch
Nicholas Kontes
Ivy Kowalski
Brian Kuch
Matthew Kuehne
Olivia Kukla
Grace Lance
Raegan Lanczak
Kassidy LaRue
Brady Laughton
Lauren Laures
Decklyn Leahy
Joseph Legner
Eric Lehmann
Chloe Lemmer
Zachary Lewandowski
Grace Lijewski
Madelyn Linton
Gretchen Linzner
Alisha Lodewyk
Brenna Losinski
Molly Luberda
Skyler Manczak
Stone Manczak
Olivia Martin
Dylan McFarlane
Claire McGregor
Trinity McKeon
Justin Michels
Alexandria Miller
Casey Monville
Marci Moss
Kathleen Murphy
Kayden Mysliwski
Larkin Neering
Andrew Neumann
Cole Nickless
Ellie Norton
Megan Novak
Casie Null
Samantha Olson
Morgan Owczarzak
Adriana Particka
Diva Patel
Elizabeth Pearce
Jenessa Pero
Chaz Petrosky
Karly Pike
Corbin Pilaske
Ashlyn Pinter
Maggie Pitcher
Hailee Prahl
Sally Pudvan
Nicholas Quade
Sierra Rangel
Cole Rechsteiner
Elise Rechsteiner
Olivia Rechsteiner
Kara Reed
Kayla Reed
Emily Reitzel
Gabrielle Reszke
Kellie Ritterscamp
Miranda Robles
Ashley Roper
Erika Rosebrock
Lisa Ross
Michael Rudnick
Timothy Rygwelski
Alexis Samalik
Jonathan Sayles
Samuel Schiavo
Nicole Schnettler
Alexis Schwab
Emilie Seibert
Jared Seibert
Eric Sevilla
Paul Sevilla
Sam Shabluk
Camryn Shankool
Rhyan Shankool
Allison Shotwell
Connor Smale
Alexus Smith
Faith Sneller
Austin Spaetzel
Trenton Sporman
Dylan Steele
Alexis Strano
Haley Suchodolski
Kelly Sullivan
Ethan Sutter
Ryley Taub
Jensen Taylor
Sydney Theiler
Jenna Tilley
Natelle VanTol
Isabella Velasquez
Lillianna Velasquez
Joshua Vink
Rachel Vos
Shea Walsh
Haley Warnemuende
Jacob Watson
Zachary Webb
Shane Weishuhn
Braydon Welch
Keagan Wendel
Delaney Wesolek
Richard West
Landon Whyte
Olivia Whyte
Raven Wieland
Chance Wilczynski
Olivia Willette
Ryan Wilson
Aimee Wisniewski
Madison Wittbrodt
Sophia Wittbrodt
Brianna Woods
Dakota Wozniak
Jocelynn Wyzkiewicz
Rebecca Yager
Megan Zaiter
Alyssa Zettle
Kefira Zink

Click here to view the scholarship book with student photos.

View a short video celebrating our recipients and thanking scholarship donors.



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