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Scholarship Application at the Mackinac Island Community Foundation

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Check back for the next scholarship application deadline. 2020 deadline has passed.

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation (MICF) offers scholarships to help area students with financial responsibilities associated with higher education. Most scholarships offered through the MICF are for Mackinac Island graduating seniors. To learn more about the various scholarships, please call or email the MICF office.

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Application Process Overview

  • Academic Transcript and, if applicable, your college transcript with up-to-date CGPA (digital file ready to upload)

  • It is recommended that transcripts be added to applications closer to the due date.

  • A compiled list of all academic and extra-curricular school activities throughout high school (activity, time involved/month, school year)

  • A compiled list of all community service throughout high school (activity, time involved/month, school year)

  • A compiled list of all honors and awards received (include school year(s)

  • Your employment history and/or use of summertime

  • Acquire letters of recommendation as required by the criteria of the specific scholarship (PDF form ready to upload).

  • Personal essay telling us about you, your educational goals, where you see yourself in 10 years, your goals in life including those you have achieved as well as those you still wish to achieve and other pertinent information about yourself (PDF form ready to upload)

 

GRADUATING SENIORS (INCLUDING EARLY COLLEGE 5TH YEAR SENIORS):

If you are an Early College Program participant, you need to apply in your fifth year, the last year of the Early College Program.

 

Payment Process

If you receive a scholarship, the Community Foundation will provide you with an award form requesting your contact information, a class photo, as well as the name of the college you will attend.

Scholarship checks cannot be processed until the completed award form is returned to the Community Foundation. The Community Foundation will make scholarship checks payable to the college or university indicated on the form and the check will be sent directly to the financial aid office in mid-July.

The scholarship must be used for non-taxable purposes including tuition, books, fees and/or equipment for coursework according to the Internal Revenue Service guideline.

Scholarship amounts are based on the availability of funds and are non-renewable unless otherwise indicated.

If you are awarded the Founder’s Scholarship, you will be required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per term/semester and maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA. If a student fails to complete either requirement, they will lose the scholarship for the following term/semester. Should the student return to good standing with a 2.5 GPA or higher, the scholarship would be reinstated. The scholarship of four (4) years for college or two (2) years for Community college or trade school will be available for six (6) years following the student’s graduation from the Mackinac Island Public School. The student will be required to submit their past term grades and future term class schedule to receive the next terms tuition payment.

Students may request a deferred payment for up to one year. This exception is made on a case-by-case basis, depending on the student’s circumstances. Please contact the Community Foundation at 906-847-3701 if you need to take advantage of having your scholarship deferred.

NOTE: Scholarships must be claimed or deferred by October 31 or the scholarship will no longer be available and the dollars will be directed back to the fund.

Please notify the Community Foundation of any changes in your contact information that was originally provided on your award form. This includes: Name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number and E-mail Address.

Questions about the application process? Talk to your high school student support specialist or give Stephanie McGreevy a call at (906) 847-3701