Graduating Seniors Scholarships

Opportunities for Students & Teachers of All Grade Levels

Did you realize that the Marshall Community Foundation awards thousands of dollars to graduating seniors each year? These are dollars that can help one achieve their educational goals.

However, before applying for a scholarship from the list below, be sure to check the criteria. Each scholarship has specific requirements, and not all the scholarships are offered annually. The dollar amount for any scholarship awarded may vary each year.

Below you can download the complete description and application of each scholarship. Please read each description carefully for specific qualifications. If you need additional information or assistance, contact us.

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Richard Brown Scholarship for Future Engineers

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall or Tekonsha High School graduating seniors or previous MHS/THS graduates who will be attending a four-year college or university and pursuing a degree in engineering (biomedical, electrical, chemical, civil or mechanical). Preference may be given to students pursuing a career in mechanical engineering.  Volunteerism or participation in relevant activities and financial need may be determining factors.  A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.  Previous graduates must submit proof of graduation from MHS/THS as well as current transcripts.  Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Coury and Kesselring Natural Resources Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Calhoun County residents seeking to further their education in natural resources or a related field at any Michigan college or university. Applicants may enroll at a two-year institution with plans to complete at a four-year institution. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Judy Lutz Davidson Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a degree in the legal support services, such as but not limited to legal secretary, paralegal, legal clerk, legal assistant, compliance specialist or title examiner. GPA is not a determining factor, however, transcripts are requested. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years. 

Al and Marge Bassage Exchange Club of Marshall Scholarship

Due:
1st May Friday
Scholarships awarded to Marshall graduating seniors selected for the Marshall Exchange Club “Youth of the Month” Program, which begins in October and typically runs through March. Students and their selected guests are invited to attend a regularly scheduled club meeting to present an essay on a predetermined topic. The students are then judged upon academic excellence, presentation skills, essay content, community involvement and other extracurricular activities. DO NOT use the Marshall Community Foundation online application process.

Rolland and Dorothea Face Family Christian Ministry College Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to students who have received Jesus Christ as his/her Savior and are in good standing as a member of a local Christian church. Applicants must be pursuing a career as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ or other full time ministry and show proof of enrollment to the following Christian colleges: Cornerstone University, Springfield Bible Baptist College, Moody Bible Institute, Northland Baptist College, Pensacola Christian College and/or any additional Christian colleges approved by the committee. Preference may be given to applicants with associations to Calhoun County, Mich. and the surrounding area. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Fraternal Order of Police Wayne B. Fitch Lodge 138 Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a graduating senior residing in Calhoun County or graduating from a school within the CISD who is pursuing a career in law enforcement or as a corrections officer. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need, and be accepted to a Michigan college or university with an accredited Law Enforcement Program. GPA is not a determining factor.

Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School or Coldwater High School graduating seniors planning to continue studies in visual arts at a four year college, community college or trade school. GPA is not a determining factor.

Charles W. and Cheryl A. Groesbeck Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to female graduating seniors or previous graduates from Calhoun County and Olivet High Schools pursuing a college education in math or the sciences, with preference toward food science.  Applicants must be enrolled in as a full- or part-time student at a two- or four-year college, with preference given toward those attending Alma College or Michigan State University.  Evidence of involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities, financial need may be determining factor.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred.  Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Kari Hamaker Performing Arts Scholarship

Due:
March 1, April 1(Enrichment)
A scholarship awarded to a student in Marshall, Olivet or the surrounding area, during school or upon graduation, seeking a degree in Performing Arts or for additional enrichment opportunities in performing arts. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. GPA is not a qualifying factor; however, transcripts and test scores are required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Michael L. Hamaker Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a graduating senior or previous graduate from Marshall, Olivet or the surrounding area seeking a career in engineering, manufacturing or industrial technologies with programs such as, but not limited to, architecture, construction, drafting, electronics, welding and/or other related technologies. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. GPA is not a qualifying factor; however, transcripts and test scores are requested. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Ayla Lankerd Scholarship for Dreams

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors pursuing an advanced degree or post-secondary certification in the arts or sciences at a two- or four-year educational institution.  Applicants must exemplify Ayla’s attributes of independence, wittiness, intelligence, tenacity, nonconformity, courage, competitiveness, desire for perfection and quirky sense of humor. Ayla Lankerd was born on August 31, 2010 and attended Marshall Public Schools until a sudden illness took her from earth on June 8, 2021. Although she was only alive for 10 short years, she lived each moment to the fullest. She was a competitive gymnast and loved to play soccer and basketball. She liked owls, sloths, rainbows and peace signs. She was unapologetically herself. At one time, she wanted to cure cancer and then wanted to be a rock scientist (her words). She created beautiful artwork from the pictures in her mind. She was a leader, never really caring what others thought of her, only concerned with her self-realization. She had anxiety but always worked herself through it and overcame it. She always pushed through. This scholarship fund was created in her memory as a way to remember her beautiful soul that left this earth too soon. This scholarship also gives the family an opportunity to provide support to other students that embody Ayla’s personality traits so they can go forth and carry out their dreams whether it’s to cure cancer, become a rock scientist or make a living in artistry.  Financial need, GPA and evidence of involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities, may be determining

Ann and Anthony La Pietra Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing majors/careers in community service and/or the arts, or who show signs of continuing these activities in the future in their essays. Recipients are chosen based on their current community activism and creative endeavors, such as, but not limited to, music, dance, theater and art. Applicant’s financial need and future plans, including plan of study and intended careers, will also be a consideration. Conventional academic success is important, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Merrily Jane Lloyd Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a graduating senior residing in the greater Albion area with plans to attend a two- or four-year institution as a full-time student. Concord, Homer, Marshall, Marshall Opportunity, Marshall Academy, and Springport High Schools may each nominate one student whom demonstrates the characteristics that Merrily embodied: dignity, class, grace, compassion and selflessness. The committee will then select a recipient from this pool of nominees. Financial need and involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities such as, but not limited to, employment and student organizations, may be determining factors. Personal interview with the committee may be requested.

Marshall Bowling Council Smith/Dannenberg Scholarship

Due:
April 15
A scholarship awarded to an active, certified member of the Marshall Youth Bowling Association/United States Bowling Council (USBC) who plans to further his/her education in a college or vocational school. Applicants must be an amateur as defined by the USBC. Service in USBC state, local and league offices will be considered. Civic, curricular and co-curricular activities; grade point and hobbies outside of bowling may be determining factors. DO NOT submit a Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship Application.

Marshall Rotary Club Gauss Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded annually to Marshall High School graduating seniors or graduating seniors who are residents of Marshall, MI. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year undergraduate college as a full time student. Financial need, involvement in community service activities, co- and extra-curricular activities and GPA may all be determining factors.

Olivet High School Class of 1982 Scholarship

Due:
April 30
Scholarship(s) awarded to Olivet High School graduating senior(s) planning to attend any two-year or four year college or university. Applicants must exhibit community and school involvements coupled with leadership skills and maintain a GPA of 3.0. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. DO NOT use the Marshall Community Foundation online application process.

Harvey Randall and Dr. Gwyn Randall Hartman Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
The Harvey Randall and Dr. Gwyn Randall Hartman Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a Tekonsha High School graduating senior to assist with expenses in the first year of post-secondary education. Applicants should demonstrate community and school involvement. GPA is not a deciding factor.

Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area residents pursuing a career in the criminal justice, emergency medical services, or other public safety related fields, such as but not limited to, fireman, policeman, legal secretary or dispatcher. Applicants must demonstrate the drive and ability to be successful in pursuing a college education and/or a certification process in the fields aforementioned. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Bonnie Kay Rocco Community Kindness Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall and Tekonsha High School graduating seniors, or previous graduates, pursuing a degree in the field of education at a two- or four-year college or university.  Applicants must show a strong sense of community involvement through co- and extra-curricular activities and volunteerism as related to his/her field of interest.   Financial need and GPA may be determining factors.

George Sherman Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors, or Marshall area residents 20 years of age or younger who have earned their GED, pursuing a two- or four- year degree or advanced education and/or training in the skilled trades. Applicant should show evidence of involvement in co or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism related to the applicant’s field of interest. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

Jack Sherman Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors, or Marshall area residents 20 years of age or younger who have earned their GED, pursuing a two- or four- year degree or advanced education and/or training in the skilled trades. Applicant should show evidence of involvement in co or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism related to the applicant’s field of interest. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

LaVern Smith Scholarship

Due:
April 1
Scholarships awarded to members of a 4-H or a FFA chapter within Calhoun County. Applicants must be seniors in high school or enrolled in a technical school or college, and under the age of 19 at the time the application is submitted. GPA is not a determining factor.

UAW Local 220 Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to graduating seniors from Barry, Branch, Calhoun and Eaton Counties who will be attending a trade school, community college and/or a four-year institution. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, leadership skills, involvement in the community and extracurricular activities. Preference may be given to applicants related to UAW members and/or retirees. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Beatrice Williams Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a degree in the field of education at a two- or four-year institution as a full-time student. Preference may be given to those pursuing a degree in Elementary or Early Childhood Development. GPA is not a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Zink Family Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to residents of Marshall and surrounding townships pursuing an education or advanced training in skilled trades, as defined by the Committee and reflective of current industry needs, including but not limited to, the fields of healthcare technician, agriculture, information technology, manufacturing, construction or automotive. Applicants must prove admission to a two-year college or an apprenticeship program through a member-college of the U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium. Evidence of involvement in co- or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism and financial need may be determining factors. A minimum GPA is not required, however, copies of transcripts or GED requested. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years; however, scholarship may be awarded for no more than two years to one recipient.

AAUW Patrice Elms Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors who plan to attend a four-year institution or community college with the intent of completing a four-year degree. Applicants need to demonstrate initiative, positive personal characteristics and a strong work ethic. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Faye Berry Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior, or previous MHS graduate, pursuing a career in Education at a two- or four-year institutions, or pursuing a post-graduate certification/degree in an educational “support personnel” field.  Preference may be given to those expressing long-range interest in Special Educational-related services positions with a desire to help students “blossom” despite difficulty learning.  In the spirit of Faye Berry, special consideration will be given to applicants who have been able to succeed with a little bit of extra encouragement or extra effort (add to essay).  Scholarship applicants should demonstrate community involvement, financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years. 

BluFish Marketing Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall Public School graduating senior who has chosen to seek a degree in creative studies, such as but not limited to, advertising, marketing, or design at a two- or four-year college or university. Financial Information and transcripts/scores may be a determining factor.

Richard Brown Scholarship for Future Engineers

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall or Tekonsha High School graduating seniors or previous MHS/THS graduates who will be attending a four-year college or university and pursuing a degree in engineering (biomedical, electrical, chemical, civil or mechanical). Preference may be given to students pursuing a career in mechanical engineering.  Volunteerism or participation in relevant activities and financial need may be determining factors.  A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.  Previous graduates must submit proof of graduation from MHS/THS as well as current transcripts.  Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Nicole Marie Burmeister Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior seeking a degree at a two- or four-year institution as a full time student. Applicants should exhibit Nicole’s personal traits of persistence, a willingness to help others, a willingness to try and a love of the outdoors and life. GPA is not a determining factor.

Don and Ruth Chadderdon Music Scholarship

Due:
March 1
The Don & Ruth Chadderdon Music Scholarship is awarded to Marshall High School instrumental music students, during high school or after graduation, seeking a career in teaching or performance, for music camps, seminars or summer programs in instrumental music,  such as but not limited to the Interlochen Music Camp.

Ella “Gwen” Collins Nursing Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates who can prove acceptance and enrollment to an accredited nursing program. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Coury and Kesselring Natural Resources Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Calhoun County residents seeking to further their education in natural resources or a related field at any Michigan college or university. Applicants may enroll at a two-year institution with plans to complete at a four-year institution. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Judy Lutz Davidson Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a degree in the legal support services, such as but not limited to legal secretary, paralegal, legal clerk, legal assistant, compliance specialist or title examiner. GPA is not a determining factor, however, transcripts are requested. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years. 

Benjamin W. Dorr Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior with a demonstrated record of service to others and a desire to work in a field that includes community service as a major component.  Priority will be given to applicants pursuing a degree that entails service to others, such as but not limited to, teaching, social work, nonprofit management, community building, or caregiving for those with special needs.  Preference will be given to those attending an in state school.   Scholarship applicants should demonstrate financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years; however, scholarship may be awarded for no more than two years to one recipient. 

Richard and Anita Drake Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who has chosen to attend a community college as a full-time student. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

Dube and Katie Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors who have experienced a major life loss or challenge and have overcome it or are persevering to overcome it. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be pursuing a college, technical, or trade school degree. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required.

Eaton Corporation Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A $2,000 scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who is pursuing a mechanical or electrical engineering degree. Applicants must have four years of high school math through Algebra II. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Application obtained from High School Guidance Office; DO NOT use Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship Application.

Al and Marge Bassage Exchange Club of Marshall Scholarship

Due:
1st May Friday
Scholarships awarded to Marshall graduating seniors selected for the Marshall Exchange Club “Youth of the Month” Program, which begins in October and typically runs through March. Students and their selected guests are invited to attend a regularly scheduled club meeting to present an essay on a predetermined topic. The students are then judged upon academic excellence, presentation skills, essay content, community involvement and other extracurricular activities. DO NOT use the Marshall Community Foundation online application process.

Rolland and Dorothea Face Family Christian Ministry College Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to students who have received Jesus Christ as his/her Savior and are in good standing as a member of a local Christian church. Applicants must be pursuing a career as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ or other full time ministry and show proof of enrollment to the following Christian colleges: Cornerstone University, Springfield Bible Baptist College, Moody Bible Institute, Northland Baptist College, Pensacola Christian College and/or any additional Christian colleges approved by the committee. Preference may be given to applicants with associations to Calhoun County, Mich. and the surrounding area. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or former MHS graduates who will be attending a four-year institution and major in fine arts, performing arts, theater or architecture. Preference may be given to applicants attending University of Michigan or Kalamazoo College. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Fraternal Order of Police Wayne B. Fitch Lodge 138 Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a graduating senior residing in Calhoun County or graduating from a school within the CISD who is pursuing a career in law enforcement or as a corrections officer. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need, and be accepted to a Michigan college or university with an accredited Law Enforcement Program. GPA is not a determining factor.

Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School or Coldwater High School graduating seniors planning to continue studies in visual arts at a four year college, community college or trade school. GPA is not a determining factor.

Bruce, LeMoyne and Stephen Gray Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors who demonstrate a sense of school involvement by providing positive leadership for the students of Marshall High School. Recipients shall clearly demonstrate personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, sincerity, thoughtfulness and respectfulness.

Greene Family Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates pursuing higher education in business or accounting, teaching, law or medicine. Applicants should demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.25 GPA

Charles W. and Cheryl A. Groesbeck Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to female graduating seniors or previous graduates from Calhoun County and Olivet High Schools pursuing a college education in math or the sciences, with preference toward food science.  Applicants must be enrolled in as a full- or part-time student at a two- or four-year college, with preference given toward those attending Alma College or Michigan State University.  Evidence of involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities, financial need may be determining factor.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred.  Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

The Guardian Scholarship

Due:
N/A
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors seeking a finance- or business-related degree at a two- or four-year Michigan-based college or university.  Nominees will exhibit an exceptionally positive attitude, strong work ethic, and the ability to overcome obstacles while remaining optimistic.  Nominations only:  DO NOT submit a Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship Application.   

Kari Hamaker Performing Arts Scholarship

Due:
March 1, April 1(Enrichment)
A scholarship awarded to a student in Marshall, Olivet or the surrounding area, during school or upon graduation, seeking a degree in Performing Arts or for additional enrichment opportunities in performing arts. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. GPA is not a qualifying factor; however, transcripts and test scores are required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Michael L. Hamaker Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a graduating senior or previous graduate from Marshall, Olivet or the surrounding area seeking a career in engineering, manufacturing or industrial technologies with programs such as, but not limited to, architecture, construction, drafting, electronics, welding and/or other related technologies. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. GPA is not a qualifying factor; however, transcripts and test scores are requested. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Ruby Hamilton Henry Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous MHS graduate pursuing a major in Education at Michigan State University or Western Michigan University. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Harvey Hoeltzel Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors who wish to further their education at a community college or a four-year institution. To qualify, an applicant must be the first member of his or her extended family (including siblings, parents, and grandparents) to attend college. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Nancy Hoeltzel Early Educational Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates who will be attending a four-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in education (elementary, middle school, or high school). Students who can demonstrate commitment to a career in early childhood education (Pre-K to 3rd grade) are especially encouraged to apply. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Previous graduates must submit proof of graduation from Marshall High School as well as current transcripts. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Milt and Irene Jenks Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior pursuing a career in criminal justice/law enforcement or the medical field at a two- or four- year institution. A minimum GPA is not required; however transcripts and test scores are required.

Kari On Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors in pursuit of a college education. Applicants should exemplify Kari (Searles) Jolink’s attributes of honesty, respect, responsibility, caring and community service. GPA is not a determining factor.

Jeff Kittinger Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior pursuing higher education in engineering. Applicants should demonstrate strong academic standing, engineering focus, out-going personality and exemplary citizenship. Preference may be given to automotive interest, part-time employment during high school, and acceptance to a major Michigan college or university. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

Ayla Lankerd Scholarship for Dreams

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors pursuing an advanced degree or post-secondary certification in the arts or sciences at a two- or four-year educational institution.  Applicants must exemplify Ayla’s attributes of independence, wittiness, intelligence, tenacity, nonconformity, courage, competitiveness, desire for perfection and quirky sense of humor. Ayla Lankerd was born on August 31, 2010 and attended Marshall Public Schools until a sudden illness took her from earth on June 8, 2021. Although she was only alive for 10 short years, she lived each moment to the fullest. She was a competitive gymnast and loved to play soccer and basketball. She liked owls, sloths, rainbows and peace signs. She was unapologetically herself. At one time, she wanted to cure cancer and then wanted to be a rock scientist (her words). She created beautiful artwork from the pictures in her mind. She was a leader, never really caring what others thought of her, only concerned with her self-realization. She had anxiety but always worked herself through it and overcame it. She always pushed through. This scholarship fund was created in her memory as a way to remember her beautiful soul that left this earth too soon. This scholarship also gives the family an opportunity to provide support to other students that embody Ayla’s personality traits so they can go forth and carry out their dreams whether it’s to cure cancer, become a rock scientist or make a living in artistry.  Financial need, GPA and evidence of involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities, may be determining

Ann and Anthony La Pietra Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing majors/careers in community service and/or the arts, or who show signs of continuing these activities in the future in their essays. Recipients are chosen based on their current community activism and creative endeavors, such as, but not limited to, music, dance, theater and art. Applicant’s financial need and future plans, including plan of study and intended careers, will also be a consideration. Conventional academic success is important, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Merrily Jane Lloyd Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a graduating senior residing in the greater Albion area with plans to attend a two- or four-year institution as a full-time student. Concord, Homer, Marshall, Marshall Opportunity, Marshall Academy, and Springport High Schools may each nominate one student whom demonstrates the characteristics that Merrily embodied: dignity, class, grace, compassion and selflessness. The committee will then select a recipient from this pool of nominees. Financial need and involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities such as, but not limited to, employment and student organizations, may be determining factors. Personal interview with the committee may be requested.

K. John Lord Engineering and Science Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates pursuing a career in the field of engineering or the sciences. Applicants must attend a two- or four-year institution as a full-time student. Preference may be given to applicants demonstrating financial need, but GPA is not a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Ken Machata Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall Public Schools graduating seniors or previous MPS graduates pursuing a career that entails the use of math, with preference given to those pursuing a career as a math teacher.  Applicants must be attending a two- or four-year accredited college or university.  Applicants pursuing a solely online course of study may not qualify.  Scholarship applicants should demonstrate financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Marshall Bowling Council Smith/Dannenberg Scholarship

Due:
April 15
A scholarship awarded to an active, certified member of the Marshall Youth Bowling Association/United States Bowling Council (USBC) who plans to further his/her education in a college or vocational school. Applicants must be an amateur as defined by the USBC. Service in USBC state, local and league offices will be considered. Civic, curricular and co-curricular activities; grade point and hobbies outside of bowling may be determining factors. DO NOT submit a Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship Application.

Marshall Rotary Club Gauss Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded annually to Marshall High School graduating seniors or graduating seniors who are residents of Marshall, MI. Applicants must plan to attend a two- or four-year undergraduate college as a full time student. Financial need, involvement in community service activities, co- and extra-curricular activities and GPA may all be determining factors.

Chelsea Douglas Hurd Mead Memorial Scholarship

Due:
N/A
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors pursuing a degree or certification at a two- or four-year college. Chelsea exhibited and exemplified a deep passion for caring for all she touched. Recipients must possess that passion for helping others. Nominations only: DO NOT submit a Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship Application.

Marie J. O’Mara Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior pursuing a career in elementary education, special education, physical therapy or occupational therapy. Applicants should exhibit involvement in school and community activities, such as community service or as part of a group and/or organization. Financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA are required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years; however, scholarship may be awarded for no more than two years to one recipient.

Joshua L. Parks Memorial MSU Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who demonstrates exceptional involvement in the community, whether through sports, music or active volunteerism. Applicants must reflect Joshua’s characteristics of caring, commitment to helping others, and his love of family. Acceptance and eventual enrollment at Michigan State University and a minimum 3.0 GPA are required.

Marilyn Paskett Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous MHS graduates pursuing a degree in the teaching profession (elementary or secondary) while attending any four-year institution on a part- or full-time basis. Applicants must provide a list of community and school activities and a job history. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years. 

Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area residents pursuing a career in the criminal justice, emergency medical services, or other public safety related fields, such as but not limited to, fireman, policeman, legal secretary or dispatcher. Applicants must demonstrate the drive and ability to be successful in pursuing a college education and/or a certification process in the fields aforementioned. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Bonnie Kay Rocco Community Kindness Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall and Tekonsha High School graduating seniors, or previous graduates, pursuing a degree in the field of education at a two- or four-year college or university.  Applicants must show a strong sense of community involvement through co- and extra-curricular activities and volunteerism as related to his/her field of interest.   Financial need and GPA may be determining factors.

Dale Rosene Alaska Great Lakes Project Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates seeking a degree at a two- or four-year institution as a full- or part-time student. Students attending trade school or seeking other specialized training are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should exhibit the characteristics of the FISH! Philosophy. The FISH! Philosophy includes the following four tenets: Involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities such as, but not limited to, leadership in clubs and student organizations, is a determining factor. Former AGLP participants will be given priority. GPA is not a determining factor, but transcripts are required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Rebecca L. Sadger Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior pursuing a career in Accounting, Business, or Computer/Office Technology. Applicants must demonstrate qualities of personal character that include self-discipline, motivation, persistence, and the ability to encourage and support these qualities in fellow students. GPA is not a determining factor.

Serendipity Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who has demonstrated initiative and a strong work ethic. Applicants must provide proof of part-time employment of 15 hours/week during high school. GPA is not a determining factor.

Jeff Seybert Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors in pursuit of a college education. Jeff was known for his great smile but he was also known to be an active, vibrant, kind-hearted individual. It was important to Jeff to live a humble life not only in his personal accomplishments but in his willingness to help others. Although this is just a brief overview of who Jeff was, it describes not only his outgoing personality and love of life but how much he cared about others. Applicants should exemplify Jeff’s personal attributes of kindness, respect, consideration, and humility with the courage to be a positive influence for Marshall Youth. GPA is not a determining factor.

George Sherman Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors, or Marshall area residents 20 years of age or younger who have earned their GED, pursuing a two- or four- year degree or advanced education and/or training in the skilled trades. Applicant should show evidence of involvement in co or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism related to the applicant’s field of interest. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

Jack Sherman Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors, or Marshall area residents 20 years of age or younger who have earned their GED, pursuing a two- or four- year degree or advanced education and/or training in the skilled trades. Applicant should show evidence of involvement in co or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism related to the applicant’s field of interest. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

Mae E. Sherman Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors seeking a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must show a strong sense of community involvement. The required essay is weighed heavily in the committee’s decision process.

LaVern Smith Scholarship

Due:
April 1
Scholarships awarded to members of a 4-H or a FFA chapter within Calhoun County. Applicants must be seniors in high school or enrolled in a technical school or college, and under the age of 19 at the time the application is submitted. GPA is not a determining factor.

Frances Stevens Stuart Theater Production Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates who are interested in pursuing studies in theater production such as costume design, stage setting, lighting and sound. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Amelia M. Stuart Trevelyan Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous MHS graduate pursuing a career in Art or Art History.  Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Peter C. Stuart Journalism Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous MHS graduate pursuing a career in journalism or a clearly related curriculum at a four-year institution. Applicants must maintain passing grades for the year of the scholarship. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Michael Stulberg Performing Arts Scholarship

Due:
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Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors who exhibit exceptional talent or have been actively involved in more than one of the following: orchestra, band, theater or vocal music. Recipients must demonstrate community involvement and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Each of the above mentioned MHS departments will also receive an annual award on a rotating basis. Nominations only: DO NOT submit a Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship Application.

Twist Spartan Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors who show leadership skills and involvement in extra-curricular activities at Marshall High School. Acceptance and eventual enrollment at Michigan State and a minimum 2.5 GPA are required.

UAW Local 220 Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to graduating seniors from Barry, Branch, Calhoun and Eaton Counties who will be attending a trade school, community college and/or a four-year institution. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, leadership skills, involvement in the community and extracurricular activities. Preference may be given to applicants related to UAW members and/or retirees. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Aart VanElst Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior who plans to attend a trade school, community college and/or a four-year institution. Applicants must demonstrate community and school involvement, a strong work ethic and financial need. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.

Steve Wasielewski Memorial Bookstore Scholarship

Due:
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Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors who displayed active involvement in, and appreciation for, their class and Marshall High School. Steve was always smiling, active in a wide variety of school and class activities, loved by his classmates and respected by all who knew him. He was humble, didn’t need to be the center of attention and was often the unsung hero who could always be counted on. He truly made the most of his high school years and the recipients should represent those qualities. Nominations only: DO NOT submit a Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship Application.

Beatrice Williams Scholarship

Due:
March 1
Scholarships awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a degree in the field of education at a two- or four-year institution as a full-time student. Preference may be given to those pursuing a degree in Elementary or Early Childhood Development. GPA is not a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Kevin and Kara Wills Family Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School or Marshall Opportunity High School graduating senior or previous graduate, including those currently attending a community college for one or more semesters. Applicants must prove enrollment to Eastern Michigan University or the University of Michigan. Financial information is requested but not necessarily a determining factor. The scholarship is renewable for one additional year to a previous recipient who maintains a status in good standing.

Zink Family Scholarship

Due:
March 1
A scholarship awarded to residents of Marshall and surrounding townships pursuing an education or advanced training in skilled trades, as defined by the Committee and reflective of current industry needs, including but not limited to, the fields of healthcare technician, agriculture, information technology, manufacturing, construction or automotive. Applicants must prove admission to a two-year college or an apprenticeship program through a member-college of the U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium. Evidence of involvement in co- or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism and financial need may be determining factors. A minimum GPA is not required, however, copies of transcripts or GED requested. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years; however, scholarship may be awarded for no more than two years to one recipient.