Scholarship Information


Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications.

The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation manages more than 70 permanently endowed scholarship funds which provide opportunities for a growing number of young people (and some not so young) in our community. Scholarships have been established by local individuals, businesses, and organizations wanting to help students achieve their educational goals. Some funds award multiple scholarships, but not all funds award scholarships every year.

Applications open on January 1, 2021.


All scholarship applications must be completed using our online system, and must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Students will not need to make multiple copies of application materials, and school administrators will be able to submit transcripts electronically. However, the online application system will require students to answer more questions in order to determine their eligibility for each scholarship offered. We highly recommend every applicant review the Frequently Asked Questions and Scholarships by School before proceeding to the Scholarship Application System.

Academic/Merit Based Scholarships

Mid Michigan College

The Laker Distinction Award program is a full-ride scholarship competition at Mid Michigan College for seniors planning to attend MMC in the Fall. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership, service and character. You must register to participate in the competition process – the first selection event date is Saturday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. Students must also submit a creative project and resume prior to the first selection date. To find out more information and register, go to:

Elizabeth Hotton Memorial Scholarship

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021

To be awarded to one Native American high school senior with the intent to be used for the sole purpose of assisting their college expenses. Detailed information about the scholarship can be found here: Elizabeth Hotton Memorial Scholarship.

MidMichigan Health Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities.

Optimist International Essay Contest (Michigan District)

Deadline to apply is January 6, 2021

Essay Details and Requirements

20-21 OI Essay Application Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

MEA Scholarship

Go to to access details and the application. Application deadline is Thursday, February 18, 2021.

The application can be typed into or filled out by hand. However, they are no longer requiring applicants to mail their documents. Instead, applicants will need to send their application documents by PDF format to

Last year, MEA awarded 50 scholarships totaling $49,000 ($1,200 scholarships to 28 new winners and $700 scholarships to 22 returning college students). We have not yet determined the number and amount of scholarships for 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the application or scholarship, please contact Barb Hitchcock at or 517-333-6276.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: Profile In Courage Essay Contest

Deadline: January 15, 2021

A variety of College Board Scholarships are available. Turn your efforts into scholarships!

ROTC Scholarships

Central Michigan University ROTC Scholarship

For more information:

Call or text: or (989) 714-2520

or Text “CMUROTC” to GOARMY (462769)

or visit

Athletic Scholarships

Please contact MPHS Athletic Office, 989-775-2204, for more information on the following scholarships.

Simons’ Scholarship

Booster’s Club Scholarship

Jack Long & Grimm-Beebe Scholarship

Needs Based Scholarships

GRBS Scholarship Application Instructions

Application deadline is March 14, 2021

General Scholarships

College Board Opportunity Scholarships
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships is a program that guides juniors and seniors through the college planning process and offers them a chance to earn money for college.
For more information, go to: