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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Surrounding High Schools

Coury and Kesselring Natural Resources Scholarship

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…

Al and Marge Bassage Exchange Club of Marshall Scholarship

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…

Rolland and Dorothea Face Family Christian Ministry College Scholarship

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:…

Fraternal Order of Police Wayne B. Fitch Lodge 138 Scholarship

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…

Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship

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.

Kari Hamaker Performing Arts Scholarship

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…

Michael L. Hamaker Memorial Scholarship

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,…

Ann and Anthony La Pietra Scholarship

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…

Merrily Jane Lloyd Memorial Scholarship

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….

Marshall Bowling Council Smith/Dannenberg Scholarship

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…

Marshall Rotary Club Gauss Scholarship

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

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…

Harvey Randall Memorial Scholarship

The Harvey Randall 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

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…

George Sherman Scholarship

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…

Jack Sherman Scholarship

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…

Dr. David Sly Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to Marshall or Olivet High School graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a career in a music-related field, such as, but not limited to, vocal, instrumental or conducting. Applicants should possess a positive attitude, ambition and a strong involvement in music. Transcripts and scores are requested but not necessarily a determining factor. Students…

LaVern Smith Scholarship

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

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…

Beatrice Williams Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to Marshall graduating seniors 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.

Zink Family Scholarship

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…

Marshall High School

AAUW Patrice Elms Scholarship

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.

BluFish Marketing Scholarship

A scholarship awarded to a Marshall Public School graduating senior who has chosen to seek a degree in marketing or advertising at a two- or four-year college or university.  Financial Information and transcripts/scores may be a determining factor.

Nicole Marie Burmeister Scholarship

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

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

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

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…

Richard and Anita Drake Scholarship

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

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

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

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…

Rolland and Dorothea Face Family Christian Ministry College Scholarship

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:…

Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship

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…

Fraternal Order of Police Wayne B. Fitch Lodge 138 Scholarship

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…

Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship

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

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

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

Kari Hamaker Performing Arts Scholarship

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…

Michael L. Hamaker Memorial Scholarship

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,…

Ruby Hamilton Henry Scholarship

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

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…

Nancy Hoeltzel Early Educational Scholarship

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…

Milt and Irene Jenks Memorial Scholarship

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

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

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…

Ann and Anthony La Pietra Scholarship

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…

Merrily Jane Lloyd Memorial Scholarship

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….

K. John Lord Engineering and Science Scholarship

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…

Marshall Bowling Council Smith/Dannenberg Scholarship

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…

Marshall Rotary Club Gauss Scholarship

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

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

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…

Joshua L. Parks Memorial MSU Scholarship

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

A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior 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….

Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship

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…

Dale Rosene Alaska Great Lakes Project Scholarship

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…

Rebecca L. Sadger Memorial Scholarship

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

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

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…

George Sherman Scholarship

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…

Jack Sherman Scholarship

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…

Mae E. Sherman Scholarship

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.

Dr. David Sly Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to Marshall or Olivet High School graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a career in a music-related field, such as, but not limited to, vocal, instrumental or conducting. Applicants should possess a positive attitude, ambition and a strong involvement in music. Transcripts and scores are requested but not necessarily a determining factor. Students…

LaVern Smith Scholarship

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

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.

Peter C. Stuart Journalism Scholarship

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

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…

Twist Spartan Scholarship

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

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…

Aart VanElst Memorial Scholarship

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

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…

Beatrice Williams Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to Marshall graduating seniors 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.

Kevin and Kara Wills Family Scholarship

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…

Zink Family Scholarship

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…