Scholarships

The scholarship portal is open from January 1-March 15.
The 4CCF Scholarship Application is on-line only.  

Visit your school district page (below) for information about scholarships administered by Four County Community Foundation. Contact your advisor for information about many other scholarship opportunities handled by your school.

The 4CCF application is in two parts. Part 1 is an eligibility form which decides which applications a student will receive. Part 2 is the actual scholarship application. A student may be eligible to complete several Part 2 applications.
Once the applicant submits Part 1, 4CCF will review it and send a link to Part 2. Allow two-three business days to receive Part 2. Consequently, you will not be able to complete the application process in one day. Please plan ahead!

The Part 1 eligibility form will close at midnight on March 11.
All Part 2 complete applications are due at midnight on March 15.

Blue Water Middle College and dual enrollment students: Please do not apply for 4CCF scholarships until January of your 13th year, in other words, the January before you will require tuition payments.  Some scholarships may not be available to dual-enrollment middle college students.

Want to submit or continue an application?
Login or Create an Account

An account allows you to access your saved and submitted applications at any time. It also allows us to send you a submission confirmation email and notify you if additional information is necessary to process your application.  4CCF recommends you set up account using an email address you will continue to use after you leave high school.

If you have an account, please log in using your email address and password.

Once you’ve started an application, you can return to edit or continue at any time. If you have trouble logging in, try the “forgot password” link and re-set your password.

This grant application system uses the following email domain: [email protected]. Please add it to your safe-senders list to be sure you receive all communications.

Trouble or Questions?

For any questions regarding grant applications please call (810) 798-0909 or email Micaela Boomer.

 

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Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation.
Contact your advisor for information about other scholarships handled by your school.

The 4CCF Scholarship Application is on-line only.
The scholarship portal is open from January 1-March 15.

If you have any questions please email [email protected].

Almont Scholarships

  • Hilda Hill Memorial High School Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial Post HS Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial HS Vocational/Non-Traditional Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial Post HS Vocational/Non-Traditional Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • Murdie Educational High School Scholarship
  • Murdie Educational Post HS Scholarship
  • Albert Himes and Jean Currey Stanwood Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation.
Contact your advisor for information about other scholarships handled by your school.

The 4CCF Scholarship Application is on-line only.
The scholarship portal is open from January 1-March 15.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Armada Scholarships

  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • ACTA Ruth Isaacson Memorial Scholarship
  • Cryderman-Hebblewhite Agriculture Scholarship
  • Victoria E. Hill Memorial Scholarship
  • April Millsap Memorial Scholarship
  • William and Betty Morrison Memorial Scholarship
  • George Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation.
Contact your advisor for information about other scholarships handled by your school.

The 4CCF Scholarship Application is on-line only.
The scholarship portal is open from January 1-March 15.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Capac Scholarships

  • Andy Beam Memorial Scholarship
  • Justin C. “Jut” Bullock Memorial Scholarship
  • Capac Youth Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial High School Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial Post HS Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial HS Vocational/Non-Traditional Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial Post HS Vocational/Non-Traditional Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • Ruth M. Sayles Memorial Scholarship
  • George Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation.
Contact your advisor for information about other scholarships handled by your school.

The 4CCF Scholarship Application is on-line only.
The scholarship portal is open from January 1-March 15.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Dryden Scholarships

  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • Murdie Educational High School Scholarship
  • Murdie Educational Post HS Scholarship
  • Dr. Bernard J. Stremler High School Scholarship
  • Dr. Bernard J. Stremler Post HS Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation.
Contact your advisor for information about other scholarships handled by your school.

The 4CCF Scholarship Application is on-line only.
The scholarship portal is open from January 1-March 15.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Imlay City Scholarships

  • Hilda Hill Memorial High School Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial Post HS Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial HS Vocational/Non-Traditional Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial Post HS Vocational/Non-Traditional Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • Murdie Educational High School Scholarship
  • Murdie Educational Post HS Scholarship
  • George Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation.
Contact your advisor for information about other scholarships handled by your school.

The 4CCF Scholarship Application is on-line only.
The scholarship portal is open from January 1-March 15.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Lapeer Scholarships

  • Andy Beam Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation.
Contact your advisor for information about other scholarships handled by your school.

The 4CCF Scholarship Application is on-line only.
The scholarship portal is open from January 1-March 15.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Oxford Scholarships

  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation.
Contact your advisor for information about other scholarships handled by your school.

The 4CCF Scholarship Application is on-line only.
The scholarship portal is open from January 1-March 15.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Romeo Scholarships

  • Karras Pelfrey Post HS Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • George Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship

 

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The Women’s Fund Scholarship

Michigan Association of Professional Insurance Agents Scholarship

Completing Your Application

Submit a complete scholarship application, including recommendation letters, grade transcripts, and answers to all the questions.

Take the time to write a quality essay. Review Committees are not impressed by careless essays, incomplete sentences, and misspelled words. Check online or with your counselor for examples of good essay resources.

Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Scholarship Recommendation Form

One requirement of the Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship is a recommendation form completed by any one of the following non-relatives: Principal, teacher, employer, coach, advisor, minister, or family friend. Applicants may down-load the form below. Be sure to attach the completed recommendation form in the appropriate place within your on-line scholarship application.
Download Form

Further Information

  • Receiving a scholarship award is competitive. Take the time to complete a quality application.
  • Several 4CCF scholarship funds offer students the opportunity to reapply from two to four years, depending on the fund. Awards to post-high school students tend to be more generous. Don’t forget to reapply each year! Again, the deadline is March 15.

Notification of a Scholarship Award

Four County Community Foundation receives hundreds of applications each year. Many review committees assemble to review each student’s application. Review committees start meeting as soon as possible, from late March until all applications and scholarship funds have been awarded.

Once the committees make their decisions, notification letters and Grant Agreement documents are either given to students at High School Awards Nights, OR mailed to those students who received a scholarship. By July, every recipient should have received a congratulations letter with a Grant Agreement. Contact our office if you have questions or concerns.

Your Next Step

You must mail back two items before your scholarship check is processed and mailed to the college:

  • A signed and dated Grant Agreement
  • Proof of college enrollment such as an invoice or class schedule (upcoming semester)

4CCF must receive both of these documents before any funds are released to your college.

Scholarship funds are for tuition, books, and fees only.

College Transfers

Instructions for transferring scholarship funds from one college to another are outlined on the back of the Grant Agreement. It is your responsibility to talk to your financial aid office and to contact 4CCF if you need to transfer scholarship funds. Any scholarship rules and requirements would still apply to the new college.

 

Scholarship FAQ

Is there any specific information that I need prior to applying for a scholarship?
Yes. At minimum you will need the following to complete Part 2:

  • SAR and estimated amount of family contribution (EFC), for financial-need based scholarships
  • GPA, SAT scores, academic transcript(s)
  • Work history
  • List of volunteer and extracurricular activities
  • Your top three colleges and the estimated tuition costs for one year

Is there a required application form?

Yes. Four County County Community Foundation’s application will be available online starting in January until the deadline (March 15). When you visit our website at www.4ccf.org  and click on the “scholarships” tab you will have access to the link which will direct you to the online application.

Where is the list of scholarships and the criteria for each scholarship?

Our scholarship application works differently. Each student fills out a short questionnaire (Part 1), answering a variety of questions. The online system will determine which scholarships the student qualifies for. Students will receive a link to the full application(s) (Part 2). It may take two-three business days to receive the link. Please plan ahead! All completed Part 2 applications must be submitted by midnight on March 15. No exceptions.

Will you accept paper copies or applications submitted via e-mail?

No. All applications must be submitted using our online scholarship portal.

Should I have someone else proof-read my application for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors?
        Yes. Allow time to make corrections and edits to your essays before you submit the application.

Do I have to complete the FAFSA if I know I won’t qualify for federal financial aid?
 

Yes. A complete application includes the portion of the SAR (student aid report) which shows the EFC (estimated family contribution). A copy of the SAR (student aid report) must be included with your application. In addition, we hold some scholarships for which you have to prove that you do not qualify for financial aid. If you cannot complete a FAFSA, please contact your HS counselor.

How much of the SAR do you need? Is it necessary to provide all 7+ pages of the SAR?
 

We need the portion of the SAR that shows the estimated family contribution (EFC).  Redact any social security numbers before submitting the EFC.

If my EFC is too high, will I be disqualified from Four County Community Foundation scholarships?
 

No, unless you apply for scholarships for which financial need is an eligibility criterion.  For the majority of the scholarships we hold, financial need is not an eligibility criterion. We hold some scholarships for which you must prove that you do not qualify for financial aid.

Do I need an Official Transcript or can I submit Course History Report?
 

As long as the GPA reported is the cumulative GPA and as long as it is apparent that “course history report” is generated by the educational institution, a course history report is an an acceptable substitute for an official transcript.

How do I submit my attachments electronically?
 

Scan your attachments, save them as pdfs, and attach them to the online application. You will not be able to submit your application without the required attachments. Please note that the attachments must be pdf documents unless specified otherwise. You will need to attach a copy of your SAT report (high school seniors only), the EFC from the FAFSA, and your most recent transcripts.

I am a returning applicant. Do I have to make a new account to apply for this scholarship year?
 

No. Please do not create a new account. If you have forgotten your Username or Password credentials, please use the “reset password” option or contact 4CCF email at [email protected] to reset. If you have a new email address, please login with the old one and update your information.

Once logged in to your account each applicant will need to create a new application for the current year.  Many fields including name, address, phone, email, etc., will carry over into any application that the applicant starts. Some fields may need to be updated.  Please review your application carefully before you submit it.

How do I contact Four County Community Foundation if I have any further questions?
 

4CCF staff is here to help you with your scholarship application process. If you have any questions you may contact 4CCF by phone, email, or by stopping in at the office. The staff is involved in many community activities, and there may not always be someone available in the office or by phone. If you leave a message please leave your name, return phone number, best time to call, and your question so that we can be prepared with an answer when we return your call. Email [email protected] anytime.