How to Apply for a Scholarship
If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or adult/returning student, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) may have a scholarship for you. We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $600,000 committed to students and over 500 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year.
Our scholarship application period opens November 1 and ends February 15. Our scholarships are awarded once per year. Scholarships for graduating high school seniors will be announced at the high school awards ceremony. Current college students will be notified by mail in late June.
To be eligible, you must be a resident of one of the 15 local school districts of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District and a graduate of a Muskegon County school, either private or public, with certain exceptions.
Scholarships are paid to accredited institutions and divided equally between the terms of the academic year. The scholarship award is used toward the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, books, or other educational expenses the student may incur. While many scholarships are for specific types of students, colleges, or fields of study, the Foundation’s process is a “general application.” Each individual application is reviewed and matched with the best-fitting scholarship source. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact us.
Recent Scholarship Recipients
View a complete listing of recently awarded scholarships, including the recipient and amount awarded for each scholarship.Learn More
View a complete list of scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.Learn More
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