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Bay Area Community Foundation College Scholarships Available

Deadline March 2 for Bay and Arenac County Students to Apply for 80 Grants

January 15, 2009       Leave a Comment
By: MyBayCity Staff

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The Bay Area Community Foundation's college scholarship application for the 2009/2010 school year is now available at

Scholarships will be awarded this spring from over 80 donor sponsored scholarship funds to graduating seniors and current college students from Bay and Arenac County.

The deadline for applying (including all accompanying required materials) is March 2, 2009. Questions about the application process should be directed to Renee Courier, Program Officer, at the Bay Area Community Foundation,

The 2009 scholarship application can be completed online through Students will create an account on the Bay Area Community Foundation's website and submit their information. If a student does not have INTERNET access, please contact Renee Courier at the Bay Area Community Foundation, 989-893-4438.

"In 1985, the Bay Area Community Foundation awarded one $300 scholarship. Since then, the Foundation has awarded over $1.6 million in scholarships to more than 2,700 students.

"In 2009, we hope to award more than 400 scholarships. We are delighted the Bay Area Community Foundation has grown to where we can help this many students with the financial burden of paying for college,said Eileen A. Curtis, BACF executive.

"The Bay Area Community Foundation believes education after high school is essential for the future of our community. Our donors support the efforts of local students seeking additional training or college education," Curtis stated, adding: "As a community based foundation we assist donors fulfill their desire to provide funds for college education."

If you would like more information on how to establish a donor sponsored Scholarship Endowment Fund, please contact Eileen A. Curtis at the Bay Area Community Foundation (989-893-4438).

The Bay Area Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization working to improve the quality of life in the Bay County area. The Foundation's mission is to fulfill a wide array of donors' charitable wishes throughout Bay and Arenac Counties by building permanent endowment funds and serving as a leader for community improvement through effective grant-making and collaboration. Current location of the Bay Area Community Foundation is Pere Marquette Place, 919 Boutell Place, Suite 200, Bay City, Michigan 48708. ###

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