North Central Michigan Community Foundation Awards Over $76,000 in Scholarships

 

“Students from NCMCF’s service area have received $76,025 in scholarships in 2020,” said Community Foundation Program Director Laurie Nugent. “Most of these awards are for the 2020-2021 academic year, and include 88 individual awards, including those from the West Branch-Rose City Educational Support Partnership and Oscoda County College Fund.”

 

“The Scholarship Review Committees have their work cut out for them every year, but this year was especially unique as we adapted to doing reviews a bit differently than past years,” said Nugent. “These students have so many demands placed on them in a very competitive atmosphere, and for many, the way their first semester of college looks will be much different than planned. The benefit of receiving a scholarship – no matter the size – can have a real impact on their future and helping them with their education.”

 

The Foundation’s Executive Director Patrick Heraghty says that behind each fund entrusted to the Community Foundation, including scholarship funds, is a legacy for the donor and a gift of promise to the next generation.

“It is only because people who care about our communities and those who live here chose to give back, that the Foundation was able to award these scholarships this year,” said Heraghty. “What an incredible gift it is for these students to be cared for in this way by generous people they may never even meet.”

 

One of the unique aspects of the NCMCF scholarship program is that many of its scholarships are not just determined by academic achievement. Each scholarship reflects the intentions of the donor, and in some cases, that means the emphasis is placed on student interests such as farming, a trade such as welding or plumbing, the arts, or healthcare. All area students planning to attend college are encouraged to apply for scholarships, regardless of whether they plan to attend a trade certification program, community college or a four-year university.

 

To see a full list of 2020 scholarship recipients, or to learn more about scholarship opportunities offered through NCMCF, visit ncmcf.org. Scholarships for the 2021 season for NCMCF will be open in early January.

The North Central Michigan Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to providing people who care about the future of our area with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come.

 

North Central Michigan Community Foundation 2020 Scholarship Recipients

 

ESP Larry Bellor Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Wenkel

Emma Withers

 

ESP Crystal Bohlinger Memorial Scholarship

Grace Johnson

 

ESP Building Trades Scholarship

Jacob Rhine

 

ESP Jerry Bunch Golf Scholarship

Tyler  Eedy

 

ESP Maxine Calvin Memorial Scholarship

Makenzie Rea

 

ESP Drs. Chris & Mary Chrysler West Branch Family Dentistry Scholarship

Macy Griffus

 

ESP Educational Support Partnership Scholarship

Brooke Hoydic

Jillian Stovall

 

ESP VFW Orren Fox Scholarship

Hannah Simmons

 

ESP Craig Funsch Ogemaw Heights High School Memorial Scholarship

Tyler Walters

 

ESP Reynold A. Gogarn Memorial Scholarship

Tyler Eedy

Nathan Fisher

Todd Frank

Jacob Grezeszak

Ivy Ingleson

Samantha Kartes

Ember Sappington

Benjamin Walby

Emma Withers

Brady Zettle

 

Grayling Kiwanis Club General Fund

Madison Hehir

 

ESP Griffin Beverage Scholarship

Alexis Berdan

Makenzie Rea

 

Sheryl Krantz Memorial Scholarship

Denna Cole

Samantha Yorton

 

ESP Irene McMinn Scholarship

Lauren Zaske

 

ESP Mercantile Bank of Michigan Scholarship

Nicole Zettel

 

ESP Ogemaw Heights Student Activities Scholarship

Mallory Meier

 

ESP Optimist Club of West Branch Education Scholarship

Alex Kennedy

 

ESP Orioles Forever West Branch High School Alumni Scholarship

Abigail Ahearne

Caleb Gleeson

Robert Griffin

Brianne Hines

Sara McKinney

Grace Nowakowski

Haven Riedel

 

Oscoda County College Scholarship

Nathan Alchin

Brendan DeFlorio

Nathaniel Eastman

Jaela Holberton

Grant Lietzke

Lexus Marsh

Phynix Rickett

Pete Socia

Austin Spies

Dawson Utley

Makayla Wiltse

Jaedyn Winton

Connor Wysocki

 

ESP Richard Pauley Memorial Scholarship

Brady  Zettle

 

ESP Irene E. Peterson Scholarship

Anna Myers

Evan Prusinski

Kyler Schmitt

 

ESP Kristin Marie Provoast Memorial Scholarship

Morgan  Barrett

Hannah Winters

 

ESP Tanya Lynn Reilly Memorial Scholarship

Olivia Dack

Kaylee Diaz

Macy Griffus

 

ESP Richard Riling Memorial Scholarship

Grace Johnson

 

ESP Bernice Ruh Scholarship

Nicole Zettel

 

St. Mary Church Scholarship/Our Lady of the Woods Shrine Scholarship

Brandon Banks

Thomas Galbraith

Lauren Kuffel

Emily Ladensack

Emily Mangutz

Autumn Neff

 

ESP Arthur E. and D. Jane Short Memorial Scholarship

Courtney Tolfree

 

ESP Cindy Short Memorial Scholarship

Courtney Tolfree

 

ESP Clarice L. Sperry Scholarship

Morgan  Barrett

 

ESP Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home Scholarship

Kaylee Diaz

 

ESP Chester Surline Memorial Scholarship

Haley Curtis

 

Sharon Sutton Memorial Scholarship

Jaedyn Winton

 

ESP John "Jack" G. Thompson Scholarship

Brooke Hoydic

 

Sheriff Kirk Alan Wakefield Memorial Scholarship

Vanessa Nielson

 

ESP Willard & Irvadene Wangler Scholarship

Olivia Dack

 

ESP Lee H. Ward Memorial Scholarship

Haley Curtis

 

West Branch Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Samantha Kartes

Brady  Zettle

 

Whaley Steel Scholarship

Brendan DeFlorio

Jaela Holberton

Lexus Marsh

Phynix Rickett

Austin Spies

Makayla Wiltse

Connor Wysocki

 

ESP Daniel Wilber Memorial Scholarship

Jocelyn Jones

 

ESP Terry Zettel Memorial Scholarship

Tyler Walters

 

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