Scholarships

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The 2020 deadline for submission of scholarship applications and accompanying required documents was March 15. However, there are limited scholarship opportunities available. Learn more here.

Complete Your Degree and Come Home applications are accepted year-round.

The Community Foundation of St. Clair County administers a variety of scholarship funds - both traditional scholarships and nontraditional - Come Home Award and Complete Your Degree. The scholarship funds were established by individuals and organizations wanting to assist students in obtaining a college or vocational education and each have their own set of specific criteria.

The scholarships listed below with the expandable boxes are all traditional scholarships. These are awarded at the ‘front-end’ of your college education and paid directly to your college or university. Traditional scholarships are available beginning in early January of each year with a priority deadline of mid-March.

We also offer a Come Home Award. This scholarship may be awarded once you have completed your degree, as an incentive to come back to St. Clair County to work and live. Come Home Award applications are accepted year-round.


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Scholarship Funds

Alexander & Celestine Lamere Fund

Alexander & Celestine Lamere Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Lamere created this fund to provide support beyond tuition for students attending St. Clair County Community College. Celestine was a teacher for over 30 years and spent her entire career at the elementary school in Marine City.

This fund is a proud supporter of our Complete Your Degree success program and is restricted to current and former graduates of Marine City High School, with a preference for students with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

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Barbara Ann Kessler Saph Memorial Scholarship Fund

Barbara Ann Kessler Saph Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Val A. Saph and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kessler established this scholarship fund for St. Clair High School and Marine City High School students. The recipients, chosen by the High School Principal or a committee appointed by principal, must meet the criteria set in leadership, need, good academic standing, and strong service to their school and community.

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Beth Linscheid Duff Memorial Scholarship Fund

Beth Linscheid Duff Memorial Scholarship

In 2011 the Beth Linscheid Duff Memorial Scholarship was created. This scholarship fund will award scholarships to graduating seniors of Port Huron High School and Port Huron Northern High School.

Beth Linscheid Duff grew up in Port Huron before moving on to the University of Michigan and eventually earning four master degrees. Among many things, Beth valued education, along with public service and conservation. Beth passed away on St. Patrick’s Day 2010 after a 10-year battle with cancer. She left a strong legacy not only at her job but also to her family, her community and the world.

To be eligible for the Beth Lindscheid Duff Memorial Scholarship, students must:

  • Be a graduating senior of Port Huron High or Port Huron Northern High School
  • Recipient will be determined based on difficulty of class load (AP Class and/or college level courses) and achievement
  • Demonstrate high level of participation in extra curricular activities/community involvement
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Catherine C. Gellein Scholarship Fund

Catherine C. Gellein Scholarship Fund

This fund was established to benefit students who attended Theo Eddy Elementary School.

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Charles Myron & Betty Gossman Veterans Fund

Charles Myron & Betty Gossman Veterans Fund

This fund was established by his children in recognition of Mr. Gossman receiving the 1996 “Veteran of the Year” award from the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council.

To be eligible for the Charles Myron & Betty Gossman Veterans Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a St. Clair County Resident
  • Be an honorably discharged military veteran or be the child of a veteran, or have attended Garfield Elementary
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at St. Clair County Community College
  • Have maintained a “C” average prior to entering St. Clair County Community College

Applicants will be selected based on financial need, community involvement and academic performance.

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Darin Conrad Memorial Fund

Darin Conrad Memorial Fund

This scholarship is for graduating seniors of Capac High School.

This scholarship requires a special application. Applications available at the high school.

Contact Capac High School at (810) 395-4321 for more information.

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Evonne L. VanderHeuvel Scholarship Fund

Evonne L. VanderHeuvel Scholarship

In 2012, the Evonne VanderHeuvel Scholarship Fund was established in memory of long-time Port Huron Area School District teacher Evonne L. VanderHeuvel.

Mrs. VanderHeuvel taught journalism and led her students to the completion of several award winning yearbooks. She retired from teaching in 1996 and she and her husband, Ed, enjoyed operating Van’s Greenhouse at the corner of Krafft and Parker Roads for many years.

To be eligible for this scholarship students must:

  • Be a graduating senior of Port Huron Northern High School
  • Be a member of the Port Huron Northern High School yearbook staff
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Father Rene Desmarais & Sister Margaret Dowd Scholarship Fund

Father Rene Desmarais & Sister Margaret Dowd Scholarship

The late Reverend Rene L. Desmarais was a life-long resident of Port Huron. Known and loved by many, he was a man of compassion for his community and the ministry. From 1969 to his passing in 2006, Father Desmarais was the director of campus ministries at St. Clair County Community College and the Newman Center. He was also pastor at St. Joseph Church beginning in 1990 and St. Stephen beginning in 2004.

His service to the community went beyond his parishes. He served on committees and boards with Mercy Hospital and helped create the People’s Clinic. As a spiritual leader, teacher and volunteer, Father Desmarais showed his care and love for the community and its residents.

Another long-term area resident and Port Huron native, Sister Margaret Dowd led her ministries in Port Huron from 1966 to 2013 as a teacher at St. Stephen High School, and as a campus minister at St. Clair County Community College and the John Courtney Newman Center. In 1991, she became co-director of the John Courtney Newman Center and continued in this ministry until 2004.

Through the Father Rene Desmarais & Sister Margaret Dowd Scholarship Fund, their love and generosity will live on. The fund bearing their names provides support for students meeting the following criteria:

  • Attending St. Clair County Community College or the Baker Culinary Institute in Port Huron
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Preference for single parent households
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Jack S. Campbell Memorial Fund

Jack S. Campbell Memorial Fund

This fund was established by Mary M. Campbell to provide tuition assistance to students who desire to further their education at a Michigan education institute and will be majoring in a STEM related field. Preference will be given to residents (or their family members) who are employed full time in the wholesale industrial supply and lighting business.

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James Wilhelm Memorial Scholarship Fund

James Wilhelm Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Dr. Daniel J. and Marcia A. Wilhelm in memory of their son, James T. Wilhelm. He was killed in a car accident in July 1987. The 23-year-old was the 1981 Golf Association of Michigan Junior Amateur Champion and was considered one of Port Huron’s outstanding athletes.

This fund provides academic scholarships for scholar-athletes from area high schools, pursuing a college degree or other secondary education.

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Joseph Caimi Scholarship Fund

Joseph Caimi Scholarship Fund

This fund was established on February 4, 2004 to provide scholarship support as follows:

  • Graduates of Algonac High School
  • Eligible students may be pursuing a college education at any college or university in the United States
  • Primary selection will be based on economic need with a secondary emphasis on community involvement
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in education
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Lillian M. Perry Scholarship Fund

Lillian M. Perry Scholarship Fund

This fund grants scholarships to female graduates of Port Huron Northern High School who will minor or major in English. You may be eligible for this scholarship for up to 5 years, as long as you pursue a major or minor in English.

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Memphis High School Alumni Association Fund

Memphis High School Alumni Association Fund

This fund was established by the Memphis High School Alumni Association on December 23, 2005 to provide scholarships for the benefit of graduating seniors who have attended Memphis High School from 9th through 12th grades.

Primary selection will be based on economic need with a secondary emphasis on community involvement and a requirement of at least a 2.5 GPA.

It may be used to pursue a post secondary education at any college, university, trade or vocational school.

“The two cardinal reasons that Memphis High School Alumni Association voted to create an endowment scholarship fund with the Community Foundation of St. Clair County were to have a greater opportunity to make larger awards in the near future, and to help insure the continued existence of a M.H.S.A.A. Scholarship.” – Hildred Lewis, Memphis High School Alumni Association

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Port Huron Area School District Scholarship Fund

Port Huron Area School District Scholarship Fund founded by Cyril Smith & James T. Kreger Memorial Funds

The James T. Kreger Memorial Committee established the James T. Kreger Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund was established to support the educational needs of students from Port Huron Northern or Port Huron High School.

Lois C. Smith created the Cyril Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund in 1990. The fund is in memory of her husband, Mr. Cyril Smith. Mr. Smith was a teacher at Port Huron Northern High School.

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River District Hospital Auxiliary McFern-Smeltzer Scholarship Fund

River District Hospital Auxiliary McFern-Smeltzer Scholarship

This scholarship fund is named after Genevieve McFern and Ann Smeltzer. McFern was a member of the hospital governing board - she served on a number of committees and was well-known in the community. Smeltzer was a Canadian-American nurse who donated monies specifically for health education.

Applicants must be enrolled in at least their second year of a health care related course of study and must reside in St. Clair County.

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Robert & Sophie Mordis Student Success Fund

Robert & Sophie Mordis Student Success Fund

This fund provides scholarships to qualified individuals in accordance with the criteria and preferences outlined below. This includes support for life needs during students' college education, thereby removing some financial barriers and increasing the chances for successfully completing a college degree.

Criteria for scholarship eligibility will be as follows:

  • Demonstrated life need for expenses such as, but not limited to, stable housing, food, reliable transportation, nominal health expenses and childcare
  • Preference given to Community Foundation of St. Clair County current or former scholarship recipient
  • Students must be in good academic standing

This scholarship requires a special application.

For more information call (810) 984-4761.

St. Clair High School Scholarship Fund

St. Clair High School Scholarship Fund founded by the Trumble and Frank & Bula Carney Memorial Funds

The Trumble Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Merlin Trumble, Lester Trumble and LuLu E. Trumble.

The Carney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dr. Frank Carney and Mrs. Bula Carney. Dr. Frank V. Carney was born in LaGrange, Indiana on October 24, 1885. He attended LaGrange High School graduating in 1905 and after teaching five years in elementary school in LaGrange he entered the Detroit College of Medicine, graduating in 2015.

Dr. Carney came to St. Clair in 1915 to practice medicine. Then duty called and he spent 13 months in the Medical Corps during World War I. He returned to St. Clair where he remained the rest of his life. At the time of his death he was completing his 15th term as Mayor of St. Clair. He died of a heart attack during lung surgery.

Dr. Carney was a quiet but very active man dedicated to his town ‘St. Clair’. Not only was he Mayor for 15 terms, but also served four years as alderman. In addition, he was a member of the school board for 24 years, active in three hospitals - St. Clair, Mercy, and Port Huron. He actively worked for better schools, roads, hospitals, city hall, fire hall, park improvements and the rebuilding of the Methodist Church and other city improvements too numerous to mention.

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Vera Fuller Hansen Educational Trust Fund

Vera Fuller Hansen Educational Trust Fund

Vera Fuller Hansen was born on September 24, 1904 in Algonac. As a child she attended Pte. Tremble School where she later taught. Vera graduated in 1923 from Algonac High School. She taught in the Algonac School System for many years.

Vera also owned and operated the Vera Fuller Real Estate Office in Clay Twp. She was a member of the Eastern Star of Marine City.

She married Walter Hansen in 1947 in New Baltimore. Walter died in 1987. He was a member of the Algonac Rotary Club and a veteran of World War I. He worked with his wife at Vera Fuller Real Estate and was a wheelsman on the Great Lakes.

Vera died on May 26, 2004 at the age of 99. Upon her wishes that scholarships be given from her estate, a trust was established with the Community Foundation of St. Clair County in her name. Vera had requested that students living in both Algonac & Marine City who “wished to help people in their profession” be considered for scholarships.

The Fuller Hansen Education Trust Fund was established on December 10, 2004 to provide scholarship support as follows:

  • To graduating high school seniors or those who have graduated from high school no more than twelve months prior to submitting the application for the purpose of furthering their education at such college or university as the students may desire to attend for the purpose of becoming doctors, medical technicians, dentists, research scientists, ministers, teachers, or such other professions or pursuits that will benefit mankind
  • Applicants must be a resident of Algonac, Clay Township, Marine City or Cottreville Township with continuous residency of at least twelve months prior to submitting the application
  • Applicant must provide two written letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a teacher, minister or pastor. The other may be from any other source, excluding family members
  • Grantable funds from the Fuller Hansen Education Trust Fund will be divided between Algonac, Clay Township and Cottreville Township, Marine City
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Alice W. Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund

Alice W. Moore Memorial Scholarship

This Fund provides scholarships for graduates of St. Clair High School to advance their skills at vocational centers of learning (ex: apprenticeships in mechanics, carpentry, cosmetics, etc.).

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Bert D. & Rose E. Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund

Bert D. & Rose E. Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund

Charles K. Wright established this fund in the name of his parents, Bert D. and Rose E. Wright, to provide scholarships to students attending St. Clair County Community College in a business program.

This fund is a proud supporter of our Complete Your Degree success program.

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Blue Water Shipmaster's Fund

Blue Water Shipmaster's Fund

Established by Captain James C. Acheson in partnership with the International Ship Master’s Association Lodge #2, income from this fund will provide scholarships for a Blue Water resident attending the Deck or Engineering program at either the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, MI, the Great Lakes International Marine Training Centre, Georgian College in Owen Sounds, Ontario, or the St. Clair County Community College transfer program in Port Huron, MI.

For more info:

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Georgian College Marine Program

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Charles G. & Berneice M. Uligian Fund

Charles G. & Berneice M. Uligian Fund

This fund was established to provide scholarships for young adults living in St. Clair County, with a preference for members of First Congregational Church in Port Huron, MI.

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Christian B. & Agness A. Haas Memorial Scholarship Fund

Christian B. & Agness A. Haas Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established to provide scholarships to East China high school students based on merit and need.

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Douglas & Elda L. Webb Scholarship Fund

Douglas & Elda L. Webb Scholarship Fund

Douglas and Elda Webb have lived in Florida for over two decades, but always considered Port Huron their home. A bequest gift from Mrs. Webb established the Douglas and Elda Webb Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund provides tuition assistance to graduates of a Port Huron high school attending a community college, trade, business or technical school in St. Clair County.

This fund is a proud supporter of our Complete Your Degree success program.

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F. William & Patricia D. Schwarz Fund

F. William & Patricia D. Schwarz Fund

To be eligible for the F. William and Patricia Schwarz Scholarship, students must:

  • Be a graduating senior of St. Clair High School or Marine City High School
  • Be a St. Clair County resident
Howard A. Acheson Memorial Fund

Howard A. Acheson Memorial Fund

This fund was established to provide scholarships for students training for careers in chemistry or engineering. Candidates are selected on academic achievement, with a secondary bias on economic need.

To be eligible for the Howard A. Acheson Memorial Scholarship, students must:

  • Be a chemistry major or training for a career in an engineering discipline
  • Be a St. Clair County resident
Jake Jahn Fund

Jake Jahn Fund

Steven Jacob Jahn “Jake” was born on May 16, 1994. The oldest of four children, Jake was responsible, caring, compassionate and friendly. He was an amazing flute player and enjoyed music in general. He also had a passion for photography. He was accepted to Michigan State School of Music and was due to attend in the Fall of 2012. He wanted to become a band director.

In a most unexpected turn of events, Jake died on March 19, 2012 at the age on 17. To honor his memory, his parents Steve and Crystal Jahn have set up the Jake Jahn Scholarship fund. The criteria selected for this scholarship represents what Jake stood for and what we think he would have liked.

To be eligible for the Jake Jahn Scholarship, students must:

  • Have a minimum of a 3.5GPA
  • Be attending the College of Music at Michigan State University
  • Must demonstrate a passion and a lifelong joy of music
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John F. & Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship

John F. & Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship

John F. Wismer and Rose Marie Wismer Mr. and Mrs. Wismer were long time residents of the Blue Water Area. At the time of Mr. Wismer’s death, no one contributed more to the Port Huron area or had a greater impact as philanthropists on this area.

The John F. Wismer and Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship will provide a renewable scholarship to graduating students of a St. Clair County high school for as long as they pursue a bachelor’s degree. Candidates must demonstrate high intellectual and academic achievement and will be evaluated on their interest and respect for their fellow citizens, the ability to lead, and successful involvement in fine arts, athletics, co-curricular activities, service work and economic need.

To be eligible for this scholarships, students must:

  • Be a St. Clair County resident
  • Be a graduating senior of a high school in St. Clair County
  • Demonstrate high intellectual and academic achievement and will be evaluated on their interest and respect for their fellow citizens, the ability to lead, and successful involvement in fine arts, athletics, co-curricular activities and service work
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Kenneth & Verl Fleury Foundation Scholarship Fund

Kenneth & Verl Fleury Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships for graduating seniors of Cros-Lex, Port Huron High School and Port Huron Northern High School. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Little Brothers, Little Sisters of St. Clair County Scholarship Fund

Little Brothers, Little Sisters of St. Clair County Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to students from one-parent families with consideration given to individuals serviced by any Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization in St. Clair County.

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Pauline Groff Music Scholarship Endowment Fund

Pauline Groff Music Scholarship Endowment

This fund, established by Patricia Schwarz in memory of Pauline Groff, offers music scholarships for outstanding students selected by the Port Huron Music Teachers Association.

This scholarship requires a special application.

Eligibility Requirements:

1. The applicant must be a high school senior who is planning on attending an accredited School of Music in the fall, or a college freshman currently attending and accepted into a School of Music. Auditions may be conducted before a high school senior student has learned of their acceptance into a music school. If the student is determined eligible for the award, and later learns they are not accepted into the School of Music, the award must be forfeited.

2. The applicant may choose between sending a DVD of their performance by March 31; or attend a live audition and perform their music memorized. Audition times and location will be determined after receipt of the application.

  • Recorded auditions must include: a photo copy (judges will destroy the copies upon use) of the music performed, with measures numbered. The DVD must be labeled with the applicants name and titles of the pieces. The performance must include 2 or 3 pieces from different musical eras, in contrasting styles, less than 15 minutes total in duration.
  • Live auditions must include 2 or 3 pieces from different musical eras, one of which is memorized, from different musical eras, in contrasting styles, less than 15 minutes total in duration.

3. The applicant must submit a questionnaire listing their music experiences in the past, their present involvement with music and their future plans in a music career. The questionnaire may be found as part of the application below.

4. Include a written recommendation from your music teacher.

5. All applications, recommendations, “taped performance” and other applying necessities must be submitted before March 31 to Pauline Groff Committee Chair, Ruth Fry, 2102 8th St., Port Huron, MI 48060.

For additional information contact Ruth Fry at (810) 989-9516 or ruthsmusiclessons@sbcglobal.net, or Marcia Collins at (810) 984-8046.

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Randy Sugars Memorial Scholarship Fund

Randy Sugars Memorial Scholarship

Randy Sugars passed away before he could realize his dream of enlisting in the Marine Corps. In his memory, the Sugars family established a scholarship fund that recognizes the qualities that Randy admired, including a spirit of patriotism, good citizenship, community involvement and military service.

To be eligible for the Randy Sugars Memorial Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a current or past graduate of St. Clair High School
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA upon high school graduation
  • Demonstrate a spirit of patriotism and exemplary citizenship through community involvement, volunteerism, military service and/or support of military families
  • Both recent graduates and adults returning home from military service are encouraged to apply
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Robert & Marilyn Kovach Scholarship Endowment Fund

Robert & Marilyn Kovach Scholarship Endowment Fund

This fund provides scholarships for students of Yale High School who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating senior
  • Will be attending St. Clair County Community College
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Preference for students not receiving the Michigan Merit Award
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St. Clair Foundation Fund

St. Clair Foundation Fund

This fund provides scholarships to graduates of St. Clair High School.

St. Clair Music Study Club Endowment Fund

St. Clair Music Study Club Endowment

Music scholarships for residents and/or students of the East China School District in grades 7-11 who have studied one year or more with an accredited music teacher and/or a member of a band or chorale group. Must audition and have a letter of recommendation.

This scholarship requires a special application. Application information is available in January of each year with auditions being held the beginning of March.

Multiple scholarships are awarded each year and include:

  • Patron Scholarship – Piano, Voice or Instrumental
  • Dr. Richard Sargent Scholarship – Instrumental
  • Betty Winslow Piano Scholarship – Piano
  • Dr. JT Winslow Vocal Scholarship – Voice
  • Mary Moore Organ Scholarship
  • Agness A. Haas Scholarship in memory of George W & Lillian L McLeod - Piano, Voice or Instrumental

For additional information contact Mr. Scott Fryer at (810) 676-1838 or sfryer@ecsd.us

The St. Clair Music Study Club was organized in May of 1930 by a group of St. Clair women. The purpose of the Club was to study music and promote music appreciation.

The Club usually had a theme- opera, music of the times, chorus, symphonic, etc.- and that theme guided their programs through the year. Upon the start of the Club, they soon started their first of many on-going projects, the “Christmas present”, a Christmas program for the community that included solos and instrumentals.

The next project they undertook was the creation of The Hymn Singers, directed by Lillian McLeod.

The Club also took on Music at the Gazebo. This program continued until the Club ended in 2001-2002. Upon the ending of the Clubs programs, they still were very interested in nurturing young musicians through scholarships and have continued to do so through this scholarship fund.

The individuals named in the scholarships provided by this fund all played a significant role in the St. Clair Music Study Club throughout the years.

Betty Winslow served as president of the Club for eight terms. She initiated “Patron Membership”, Music at the Gazebo and created a piano scholarship. Betty passed away in 2011 after giving many years to the community.

Agness Haas was a long time choir participant and member of the St Clair Music Study Club, and was also active in the choir at St. Peters Lutheran Church. She came to St Clair in 1949 and passed away there in 2006 at the age of 95. She had a great passion for music and helping people.

George and Lillian McLeod dedicated their lives to music education. Before and after coming to St Clair in 1953, George taught music at the University of Detroit and the Musical Institute of Arts in Detroit, and directed numerous choirs and choral groups. He directed the St Clair Music Study Club choir, gave private voice lessons in the area, and was also choir director for the Congregational Church in St Clair as well as several churches in Port Huron. He passed away in St Clair in 1970 at the age of 68. Lillian also taught piano in her home to many young students in St Clair. She also sang in the Music Study Club and Congregational Church choirs, while raising six children. She passed away in St Clair in 1994 at the age of 78. The McLeod’s brought a music culture to St Clair that greatly enhanced the community over many decades!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Do I have to reapply if I received a Community Foundation scholarship last year?
Yes, the majority of scholarships are one-time awards. If you have received a renewable scholarship you will be notified by the Foundation in January and instructed to reapply.
2Is it possible to apply for Community Foundation and SC4 Foundation scholarships at the same time?
No. Students interested in applying for SC4 Foundation scholarships must apply through the SC4 financial aid website.
3How do I get an application started?

Answer the pre-qualifying questions completely and honestly. This will generate a list of scholarship funds for which you are eligible. Checkmark all that appear and create your profile. Returning students should log in to your existing profile.

Once you answer the pre-qualifying questions and start an application you do not need to answer them again. Doing so will only create duplicate applications. Instead resume your application via the Student Dashboard.

4What if I can’t remember my username or password for the online scholarship portal?
If you are having issues logging in, please contact Audrey Sochor for help at audrey@stclairfoundation.org or 810-984-4761.
5Are scholarships available for current college students?
Some scholarships are available for current college students. Students are always encouraged to answer the pre-qualify questions when the application portal is open to help determine what is available.
6Is an unofficial transcript of my grades OK?

College students – An unofficial transcript or internet printout of your transcript is acceptable as long as it is a complete transcript of your college work to date, is clearly labeled with your name, current academic year, your cumulative grade point average, and the name of the college or university.

High school seniors – your complete transcript, including: your first semester senior-year grades, cumulative grade point average, SAT score, and class rank is required.

7How do I find my SAT/ACT test scores?

An older student trying to track down ACT, SAT, Accuplacer or Compass test scores for the required upload may contact the testing center at their college or university, or reach out to the high school from which they graduated as test scores are part of a student’s permanent record.

More recent high school graduates may log into their profile on the SAT or ACT website if the test scores are not already listed on a transcript.

8When will I find out if I have been awarded a scholarship?
All applicants are notified of award decisions via email by the end of May. Some recipients may also be notified during award ceremonies, but it is important to check email because if you are approved an acceptance link is included.
9May I receive scholarships from more than one fund?
Occasionally a student may be selected to receive a scholarship from more than one Community Foundation or SC4 Foundation scholarship fund. However, this is the exception rather than the rule.
10If I am awarded a scholarship, how is it paid?
Checks are made payable to and mailed directly to the college after you have returned the required scholarship acceptance paperwork, thank you note and photo. This is usually by early July.
11What can these scholarships be used for, and are they taxable?
These awards may be applied to expenses built into a college’s cost of attendance. Tuition, fees and books are nontaxable. If a student has other gift aid that covers those expenses it may then be used for taxable expenses such as room and board, and the college will issue a 1098-T to the student.
12If I receive an award, is it important to send the donor a thank you note?
Absolutely! These awards are generous gifts from donors and should be acknowledged as such. All thank you cards are gathered at the Community Foundation office and given to the individual donors who read and cherish them.