Making education a priority

Each spring, Bay Area Community Foundation grants out nearly half a million dollars in scholarships to our local Bay and Arenac county students and residents looking to return to school. This is just one way the Community Foundation is supporting education in our community.

We work with hundreds of donors that are passionate about education in our community. Thanks to them, we are able to offer more than 200 scholarships to graduating seniors, current college students, and adults returning to school.

Scholarships are available for:

  • High School Students (high schools in Bay or Arenac counties)
  • Adult Students (Bay or Arenac county residents going back to school)
  • Current College Students
  • Students Pursuing Skilled Trades or Certificates
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Bay Area Community Foundation Scholarships

Every year, Bay Area Community foundation awards more than 200 scholarships to graduating high school seniors, current college students, and adults returning to school. This includes our Bay Commitment Scholarship and MLK Regional Scholarship.

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Bay Commitment Scholarship

This unique scholarship is available to first-generation college students, those whose parent/s they live with do not hold a bachelor’s degree. We award $2,000 to up to 100 students each year who plan to attend either Delta College or Saginaw Valley State University.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Scholarship

In collaboration with Saginaw Community Foundation and Midland Area Community Foundation, the MLK Regional Scholarship is awarded each year to area high school seniors who actively embrace Dr. King’s dream of improving racial harmony and social justice.

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Our Scholarship Stories

More than $335k Awarded in Scholarships to Bay and Arenac County Students

Scholarship Stories
Bay Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that 221 Bay and Arenac county residents will receive a total of more than $335K in scholarships for continuing education. Click here to see the recipients and learn more.

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