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Scholarship Opportunities

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.

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Bay Area Community Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships for every kind of student, for a vast array of study 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 25,000 on your FAFSA.

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Taking on the role of donor relations and communications officer allows me to touch on many different levels of the work we do here at BACF.