Community Foundation announces availability of 2019 scholarships

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is accepting applications for its 2019 competitive scholarship season. Current and former graduates of high schools in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties are invited to apply.

Scholarship opportunities through CFNEM are based on a wide variety of criteria, including the student’s high school, year of graduation, college they plan to attend, or their planned field of study. Many scholarships are for students who have already graduated from high school, and also for those planning to attend a certificate program or trade school. To be eligible, students must complete the application by the March 1 deadline.

New scholarships, or those being awarded for the first time this year, include the Michael and Billi Murch Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors of Posen High School, the Professional Trade Scholarship, which is for any graduate, current or former, from Montmorency, Presque Isle or Cheboygan Counties planning to attend a Michigan school to study welding, machining, electrical or automotive mechanics. and the Addison Bushey Memorial Scholarship, which is for Alpena Community College students enrolled in the nursing program, with preference given to students interested in the obstetrics and gynecology field of nursing. This scholarship is for residents of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties.

The Community Foundation also holds scholarships that are available for students through CFNEM’s affiliate foundations: the Iosco County Community Foundation (iccf-online.org), the North Central Michigan Community Foundation (ncmcf.org), and the Straits Area Community Foundation (sacf.net). These counties include Cheboygan, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Iosco. Affiliate scholarship applications are accessed through a separate online platform, available through each affiliate website.

Scholarship applicants should visit the “Scholarships” section of the Community Foundation’s website at cfnem.org, as well as the affiliate websites.