Marshall Community Foundation Enrichment Scholarships Now Available
Applications due April 1

MARSHALL, Mich.—The Marshall Community Foundation announces nearly $100,000 in enrichment scholarship opportunities for local students and educators.

Enrichment Scholarships for students help reduce expenses associated with participating in co- and extra-curricular programs and camps in areas such as the performing or visual arts, science, math, writing, drawing, robotics or coding, for example. The requests are as varied as the students who receive the scholarship support.

Enrichment Scholarships for educators provide resources to enhance curriculum, purchase classroom materials, host guest presenters, offer special field trips or educational experiences, or create new academic units or programs that enhance the student experience, for example.

“These resources are available to help make enrichment opportunities more affordable for our local families and educators,” said Shannon Tiernan, Foundation Executive Director. “They are offered as a means to encourage individuals to continue to learn, grow and gain knowledge in areas that are important to them. The footprint of these scholarships far exceeds the single experience the Foundation supports, as scholarship recipients often share the knowledge they gain with their peers.”

The following enrichment scholarship opportunities are available for local students and educators. The application deadline for all enrichment scholarships for both students and educators is April 1, unless otherwise noted. For a more detailed criteria or to begin the application process, visit

The Don and Ruth Chadderdon Music Scholarship provides awards to Marshall High School instrumental music students (grades 9-12) seeking additional training through music camps, seminars or summer programs such as, but not limited to, Interlochen Music Camp.

The Phillip R. Clissold Vocal Music Scholarship provides awards to Marshall Public School choir students (grades 7-11) wishing to attend a summer vocal music camp or seminar.

The Jacob Dannenberg Education Enrichment Scholarship provides support to Elementary School Educators for such things as: necessary classroom/additional materials; student participation in special field trips to exceptional exhibits or involvement in other educational experiences; guest faculty/speakers.

The Tom and Lucy Franke Education Enrichment Scholarship provides support for Marshall Public School students participating in enrichment programs, such as, but not limited to, weekend seminars, music or fine arts camps, educational forums or regional, national or international travel for educational purposes. It also supports Marshall Public Schools educators for such things as: creation of special units in science, math, the arts, necessary classroom/additional materials, student participation in special field trips to exceptional exhibits or involvement in other educationally sound experiences, guest faculty/speakers.

The Karissa “Kari” Hamaker Performing Arts Enrichment Scholarship provides support for Marshall and Olivet area students seeking additional enrichment opportunities in performing arts, such as, but not limited to, weekend seminars, summer camp or workshops.

The Helen Mack Poetry Award is awarded every other year to Marshall Elementary School students. Each contestant may submit up to three (3) entries. 

The Marshall Music Fund is for Marshall Public Schools educators seeking to enhance music programs for fifth through twelfth grade. All music fields, including instrumental and vocal, are eligible to apply. Funding supports programming up to one year.

The Success Fund for Marshall Public Schools Scholarship was established for Marshall Public Schools students seeking assistance with non-school related programs and experiences, such as but not limited to arts and STEM camps and educational travel opportunities. It also supports Marshall Public Schools educators seeking assistance with new and innovative programs that directly impact the student experience. Awards will be renewable for educators up to three times per Scholarship requirements, or as determined by the Scholarship Committee.

The Sullivan Family Enrichment Scholarship was established to encourage participation in enrichment programs for Marshall Area students. The scholarship provides financial support to students willing to raise half of the necessary funds for participation in an enrichment activity.

The James and Linda Tarmnel Enrichment Scholarship provides assistance to Mar Lee and Marshall Public Schools students grades K-12 who exhibit financial need, to participate in academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular experiences within the schools. This scholarship is available only by nomination from the student’s teacher and/or other school personnel. Submissions are accepted all year.

For more information please contact the Marshall Community Foundation at (269) 781-2273 or e-mail at [email protected].


The Marshall Community Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in Marshall, and throughout Calhoun County. The Foundation holds permanently endowed funds from a range of donors, and serves as a conduit for special projects and the distribution of grants in support of innovative programs. For more information about the Foundation, visit