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.
Browse our Scholarships
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.
Preserving our Resources and Community Assets
The Riverwalk/Railtrail has been a shining example of what can be achieved when many people work together for the good of the community since the
A New Way to Give
Being a part of the Women’s Philanthropy Circle or the Men’s Philanthropy Group is an incredible way to get involved in giving back for someone
Reawakening an Interest in Nature
A few years ago, Northern Bay area community members such as Mike Stoner started noticing that local people, especially younger generations, were disconnected from the
Carrying on a Legacy of Students
Jean and Donald Massnick met one fall day at a University of Michigan football game where they were attending school. At the time, they had