SAGINAW, MI – The application window is now open for almost 230 scholarships offered through the nonprofit Saginaw Community Foundation.
The foundation will accept applications for its 2021 scholarships through Monday, Feb. 15, according to a news release. One application is all it takes for students to apply for all the scholarships, many of which give multiple awards, and students are able to earn more than one award.
With many different criteria and requirements, scholarships are available to high school, college and nontraditional students from Saginaw County, with some opportunities also available for Bay and Midland County residents as well as other parts of the state.
“People traditionally think scholarships are just for high school seniors,” said Mai Lee, program officer at the foundation, in a news release. “At the Saginaw Community Foundation, we offer scholarships for many individuals seeking higher education – from displaced workers to the single mother just returning to school, to a student working full-time and attending college part-time.”
This year, 389 students from 51 schools received 588 scholarship awards. The haul totaled at $803,250, a new record high. The foundation has given more than $7 million in scholarships since 1987, according to the release.
“Education is vital to the growth and future of every community,” said Reneé Johnston, the foundation’s president and CEO, in the release. “Scholarships can help people in our region obtain a degree, certificate or other training that will help further their aspirations and goals.”
When applying students will need to have two letters of recommendation not written by relatives, a copy of their most recent school transcript and a completed FAFSA form. For more information, requirements and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the foundation’s website.
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