Mecosta County Community Foundation

Scholarships

MCCF

Scholarships

Every year, the Mecosta County Community Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing career training. These scholarships assist students with tuition, fees, books and other course required materials.

MCCF

How to Apply

By completing our general scholarship application, you will be considered for over 15 scholarships. You will need the following information to complete your online application. You should also submit a copy of the financial information form to your first-choice academic institution as soon as possible.

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GPA

Your cumulative GPA, class size, and class rank (class size and rank can be estimated).

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SAT

Your SAT score.

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Employment

Your employment history.

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Essay

A 500-word essay addressing your goals, activities, accomplishments, and more (details can be found in the application).

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Activities

A list of your academic or extracurricular activities since ninth grade.

Ready to Apply?

Click the button below to apply for a Mecosta County Community Foundation scholarship.

Scott D. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship to a Morley Stanwood High School graduating senior and two scholarships to two (2) Ferris State University students.

Preference:
Morley Stanwood High School Students:

  • Must be academically successful, but not in the top 5% of his/her class, with a GPA of 2.5 or better (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must demonstrate desire and enthusiasm to succeed
  • Preference is given to students with a physical handicap, at-risk students, or students who would not attend if not for this financial assistance

Ferris State University Students:

  • Must be enrolled in FSU’s College of Technology
  • Must be a full time student and have completed 24 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, 2.75 in major (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Financial need is a consideration
  • Preference is given to students enrolled in the manufacturing, design or graphic arts department and students with a physical handicap

Barry Barratt Scholarship

Preference:

  • Graduating senior of Big Rapids High School with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Have financial need
  • Have strong desire to attend a college or university
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Participation in community and/or volunteer service

Boerma Eagle Scout Scholarship

Preference:

  • Graduating Senior in the Mecosta County Area (may live outside Mecosta County)
  • Active member of Troop 114 for at least the past 3 years (active meaning participating in at least 30% of weekly meeting, campouts, and special events)
  • Earned the rank of Eagle Scout prior to application date
  • Preference shall be given to the most active applicant from the Troop
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who have held Scout leadership positions
  • Financial need shall not be a criterion

Horticulture and Technology Scholarship

A scholarship Mecosta County graduating high school senior or a current FSU student. Preference to a technology student in odd numbered years and to horticulture student in even numbered years.

Preference:
Mecosta County High School Students:

  • Planning to attend FSU College of Technology or Horticulture programs
  • High School GPA of 2.75 or better (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • School/Community Service
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Leadership Roles
  • Financial information is required, but will not be the final determinant in awarding a scholarship
  • Summer/part-time employment

Ferris State University Students:

  • Enrollment in Ferris State University’s College of Technology
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 or better (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Financial information is required, but will not be the final determinant in awarding a scholarship

Robert D. Miller Scholarship

Preference:

  • Must be a senior student at the Mecosta-Osceola Career Center who has attended the center for at least one year
  • Has been accepted at and will attend: an accredited community/junior college, four-year degree institution, accredited technical or vocational training institution that grants a degree or certification
  • Students must complete appropriate application and the following will be considered in the selection: MOCC grades
  • Attendance record, school/community service, extra-curricular activities, leadership roles, summer/part-time employment, work ethic, endorsement, self-inventory summary

Morley Stanwood Education Association Scholarship

Preference:

  • Graduate of Morley Stanwood Community Schools
  • A student pursuing a degree in education

Alice Stephenson Schuberg Scholarship

Preference:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior, current college student or continuing education student who has graduated from a Mecosta County high school pursuing a career in education and attending Ferris State University
  • Intend to pursue a career in the Mecosta County area after graduation
  • Have realistic goals and plan to achieve them
  • Demonstrate academic achievement and experience in chosen/related field with grade point meeting the standards set by the program the student desires to pursue
  • Be a graduate from a Mecosta County high school
  • Must attach a copy of transcript of current high school or college grades to application

Class of 1974 Linda Willette Scholarship

Preference:

  • Graduating high school senior of Big Rapids High School who has participated in Equestrian Club (or a cheerleader if no Equestrian Club applicant)
  • Involvement in the community and volunteer service, particularly scouting
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities
  • Rank in top 30% of his/her class
  • Have financial need

Jacob and Gertrude VanDyke Scholarship

Number of scholarships varies as well as the amount of scholarships.

Preference:
Must be accepted at an accredited college or university, community college or technical/trade program and in a health career field.
Must Also Be:

  • Residents of Mecosta County, Michigan or
  • Students in a Mecosta County school district for at least two (2) years, or
  • Students in Mecosta Osceola Intermediate School District (MOISD) Career Center, Health Occupations program or Math/Science Technology program (regardless of county of residency)
  • Interested in contributing to the future health care needs of Mecosta County
  • Have realistic career goals for a career in the health field as well as a plan for achieving these goals
  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need when that can be determined
  • Transcript of current high school or college grades to the application

Ken and Althea Sutherland Family Scholarship

Preference:
It is Donor’s intent that the scholarship shall be awarded to Chippewa Hills High School graduates with good academic records and financial need.

Rita and Jerry Conrad Scholarship

Preference:

  • Realistic career goals and a plan to achieve these goals
  • Participation in community/volunteer service
  • In even numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter the teaching field and in odd numbered years, consideration will be given to those planning to enter pre-med

Noah Stauffer Scholarship Fund

Preference:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrates Civic Leadership
  • Preference to applicants pursuing electrical engineering
  • Preference to applicants attending Michigan Technological University

Jerome A. Conrad Family Scholarship

Preference:

  • Realistic Career goals and a plan to achieve these goals
  • Participation in community/volunteer service
  • Consideration will be given to those planning to enter the education field
  • Preference to students with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher
  • Preference to students attending Aquinas College

Lynn and Gary Trimarco Scholarship

One non-renewable scholarship to a student entering their Junior or Senior year at FSU.

Preference:

  • Applicants need to be a graduate of a Mecosta County high school
  • Applicants need to be entering their Junior or Senior year at FSU
  • Applicants need to have a current GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Applicants must have financial need
  • Preference give to students that work or take an internship opportunity during the summer semesters(s)

Ready to Apply?

Click the button below to apply for a Mecosta County Community Foundation scholarship.