Scholarships

The scholarship portal is open December 1 - March 1.
   

Early Middle College (13th Year)

If you will be in a college program while still enrolled in high school during the 2022/2023 school year, you are not yet eligible to apply for scholarships.  If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact us.

Scholarship Application Software – General Instructions

  • FIRST VISIT: Click on Register.  Select the role of “Student.”  Enter your first and last name. Enter a permanent email address and a password. Create User.
  • SUBSEQUENT VISITS: After the initial registration, you will sign in with your email and password.

NOTE:  All communications from Four County Community Foundation will be sent to the email address that you provide when you register your account.  Register a permanent email address that you use regularly, not your high school email address.  All follow-up documents will be sent to your registered email account.

Signing in will take you to your DASHBOARD tab.  Your dashboard will have all of the follow-up tasks you will want to complete.  You may click on START APPLICATION or 1 ITEM REQUIRING COMPLETION.  Either one will take you to the general application.

The SCHOLARSHIPS tab lists all of the 65+ scholarship applications administered by Four County Community Foundation.  Not all of the scholarships are available to all students.  By submitting the common application, you will be invited to complete one or more follow-up tasks for specific applications.

The APPLICATION tab is where you will begin to complete the common information necessary to assign you to the correct tasks.  Complete each section.  Then click on Submit Application.

After you have submitted the general application, your DASHBOARD will open and tell you the number of tasks to complete.  Completing each task results in a finished scholarship application.  You may be eligible to complete one task or ten tasks.  Complete as many as you choose.  Re-visit your dashboard as often as needed to complete the follow-up tasks.  You may have to write essays, request letters of recommendation, or answer other questions to complete the tasks.

Transcripts:  Review committees require a Fall semester transcript.  For many high school students, the Fall grades may not be available until late January.  In order to submit the application and receive access to specific scholarship follow-up tasks (essay questions, letters of recommendation, portfolio requirements, etc.) before late January, upload a previous transcript.  When the Fall transcript becomes available, re-visit the APPLICATION tab and upload the new transcript to replace the old.  If you have questions or problems email [email protected] 

Personally contact any person from whom you have requested a Letter of Recommendation.  It is the student’s responsibility to be sure the letter(s) are submitted before the due date.  Students with pending (missing) letters of recommendation will be scored accordingly.

Once the individual tasks are finalized, you will see a message stating you have completed all required questions for a particular scholarship, and you may hit the SUBMIT button. That specific application will be moved to APPLIED SCHOLARSHIPS.  Applied scholarships cannot be changed.  Double-check to be certain your letters of recommendation are no longer pending but have been submitted.

Continue completing tasks until you have applied for as many scholarships as you wish.

ALL submissions to APPLIED SCHOLARSHIPS must be made by midnight on MARCH 1, 2021.

If you have any questions about your scholarship eligibility, or if you believe you should be eligible for something that is not listed, contact [email protected]

Dates to Remember

The Scholarship Application site will open on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.  It will close at midnight on Monday, March 1, 2022.

Unclaimed scholarships cancelled and awards are returned to the source scholarship fund October 31.

AVOID CANCELLATION.  If you do not need to use your scholarship award for the Fall Semester, contact our office as soon as possible.  The Foundation is willing to hold your award for the second semester, or even the following year, but you must email the Foundation with an explanation of your plan for using the funds by October 1.

Begin or continue an application

OPEN December 1, 2021

Visit your local school district page (below) to see the many scholarships administered by Four County Community Foundation.

Trouble or Questions?

For any questions regarding scholarship applications, email [email protected] 

AlmontArmadaCapacDrydenImlay CityLapeerOxfordRomeo

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected]

Almont Community Schools Scholarships

  • Almont Education & Community Fund Scholarship
  • Hilda M. Hill Memorial High School Scholarship
  • Hilda M. Hill Memorial Post HS Scholarship
  • Hilda M. Hill Memorial Vocational/Technical 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 & Jean Currey Stanwood Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected]

Armada Area Schools Scholarships

  • Ruth Isaacson Memorial Scholarship
  • Cryderman-Hebblewhite Agriculture Scholarship
  • Victoria E. Hill Memorial High School Scholarship
  • Victoria E. Hill Memorial Post HS Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • April Millsap Memorial Scholarship
  • William & Betty Morrison Memorial Scholarship
  • James A. Neely Scholarship
  • George S. Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected]

Capac Community Schools Scholarships

  • Andy Beam Memorial Scholarship
  • Harry & Irene Bussell Memorial Scholarship
  • Capac Educational Endowment Scholarship
  • Capac Youth Scholarship
  • Robert & Marion Fischer Memorial Scholarship
  • Hilda M. Hill Memorial High School Scholarship
  • Hilda M. Hill Memorial Post HS Scholarship
  • Hilda M. Hill Memorial Vocational/Technical Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • McGeorge Memorial Scholarship
  • Ruth M. Sayles Memorial Scholarship
  • George S. Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship
  • John & Susan Zwiernik Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected]

Dryden Community Schools 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 and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected]

Imlay City Community Schools Scholarships

  • The Blonde Scholarship
  • Ken & Marlene Brown Scholarship
  • Howard & Marie Dahn Scholarship
  • Linda M. Felton Memorial Scholarship
  • Grettenberger – Wheeler Scholarship
  • Hilda M. Hill Memorial High School Scholarship
  • Hilda M. Hill Memorial Post HS Scholarship
  • Hilda M. Hill Memorial Vocational/Technical Scholarship
  • Imlay City Educational Endowment Scholarship
  • ICSAA – Imlay City Schools Alumni Association Scholarship
  • ICSAA – Gladys McLean Warner & John Rodney Warner Scholarship
  • ICSAA – Lyle & Joyce Powers Scholarship
  • ICSAA – Linda Muir Grant
  • Laurie Lee Memorial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • Robert & Sharon Muir Scholarship
  • Murdie Educational High School Scholarship
  • Murdie Educational Post HS Scholarship
  • Preisel Family Scholarship
  • Glenn L. Smith II Memorial Scholarship
  • George S. Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship
  • Brian Verstreate Memorial Scholarship
  • Floyd W. West Memorial Scholarship
  • Lee Weyer Athletic Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected]

Lapeer Community Schools Scholarships

  • Andy Beam Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected]

Oxford Community Schools Scholarships

  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • Lewis Wilson Music Scholarship

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected]

Romeo Community Schools Scholarships

  • Dan Barnabo Memorial Scholarship
  • Nancy B. Barr Scholarship (even years only)
  • Bartholomew – Boldt Family Scholarship
  • David Brockman Scholarship (odd years only)
  • Mary Chinoski Scholarship
  • Ellis C. Haskell Scholarship (DEM Academy)
  • Haskell Trust Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • Al Moran Scholarship
  • Karras Pelfrey Scholarship
  • Julie Pihlaja Korb Memorial Scholarship
  • Romeo Historical Society – Charles E. Keller Scholarship
  • Romeo Kiwanis – Steve Fritz Sr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Sisson Scholarship (BEI Academy)
  • George S. Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship
  • Starkweather – Garvin Scholarship
  • Tabar – Schultz Scholarship
  • Watchdog Scholarship
  • Xi Gamma Rho of Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship (HHP Academy)
Four County RegionState of Michigan

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected].

More Local Scholarships

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected].

  • North Macomb Soccer Club – open to MI Wolves Hawks East club members
  • Richmond Rotary Foundation – Robert “Tiger” Fruin Memorial Scholarship (RHS)
  • Gary K. Jeffery Memorial Scholarship – Memphis Community Schools
  • St. Clement of Rome Church & K. of C. #7018 College Scholarship – open to active members of St. Clement of Rome Parish
  • Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress Scholarship – open to DSC club members and their children/grandchildren
  • SCF Scholarship Endowment – open to students residing in Shelby Township
  • Jameson Bates Memorial Scholarship – open to students residing in Shelby Township

 

Scholarships listed below are administered by Four County Community Foundation and the scholarship applications are online only.  The scholarship portal is open December 1 – March 1.

If you have questions, email [email protected].

Open to graduates of any Michigan high school

  • Michigan Association of Professional Insurance Agents Scholarship

Privacy Policy

Four County Community Foundation will only use and share your data with Foundation partners to help you apply for Foundation scholarships.  The Foundation does not use the provided information for commercial purposes, nor does it sell, trade, or share your data with other organizations.

The data we collect:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Contact information such as phone number and address information
  • Demographic information such as age and gender
  • Financial information commonly requested by scholarship and college applications such as income and employment status

In addition to the personal information above, we may collect the following information if you provide it to us:

  • Citizenship information
  • Grade and transcript information
  • Educational attainment and current degree information
  • Family and home environment
  • SAT and other test scores
  • FAFSA – Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Employment information
  • Current enrollment and graduation status
  • College choices and acceptance status
  • Current and intended majors
  • Planned field of study
  • References
  • Community service and other activities
  • Essay prompts and essay content

More Information

Several of our scholarship funds offer students the opportunity to receive awards for two to four years of college, 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 1.

Notification of a Scholarship Award

Students who are selected to receive a scholarship award will be invited, along with their guests, to the Foundation Scholarship Celebration on May 15, 2022.  Awardees will also be announced at each high school awards event in May.

By mid-June, every recipient should have received a congratulations letter with a Grant Agreement. Contact our office if you have questions or concerns.  Students who do not receive awards will be notified by email.

Your Next Step

The Foundation must receive a signed Grant Agreement and Proof of Enrollment from you before any funds are released to your college.  Scholarship funds are for tuition, books, and fees only.  You must return two items to our office in order for your scholarship check to be mailed to your college:

  • A signed and dated Grant Agreement – which was given/mailed to you from the Foundation
  • Proof of college enrollment – a current unpaid invoice OR a copy of your class schedule for the upcoming semester

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 the Foundation 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:

  • The estimated amount of family contribution (EFC), from the FAFSA, for financial-need based scholarships
  • GPA, ACT/SAT scores, academic transcript(s) with grades from the current year
  • Work history
  • Lists of community service activities, athletic activities, and other volunteer activities, including years of participation and leadership roles
  • Your college choice and the cost of attendance for one year.  MI cost of attendance list: 2021 Tuition Comparison Between Colleges in Michigan (collegetuitioncompare.com)

Is there a required application form?
Yes.  ALL of Four County Community Foundation’s scholarship applications will be available online starting in December until the deadline (midnight, March 1).  There are no paper application forms for any 4CCF scholarships.  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?
A short description of each scholarship and its criteria is available once you access the scholarship portal.  As you move through the application, the program will determine which scholarships you are qualified to complete, and will request all necessary information.

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, upload a document describing your financial circumstances.

If my EFC is too high, will I be disqualified from Four County Community Foundation scholarships?
 Not necessarily.  Financial need is a consideration in many applications, but we have scholarships where financial need is not a requirement.

Do I need an Official Transcript or can I download a transcript from my school's website?
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 your college or university.  High School Seniors – your complete transcript, including your first semester senior-year grades, cumulative grade point average, SAT/ACT score (if available), and class rank is required.  It does not have to be marked as “official.”

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/ACT report (high school seniors only), the EFC from the FAFSA, and your current transcript.

I am a returning applicant. Do I have to make a new account to apply for this scholarship year?
 If you were an AwardSpring student-user in 2021, you should be in our database.  Log-in with the same email and password or use the “forgot password” option to gain access.  Be sure to update any changes to your contact information.

How do I contact Four County Community Foundation if I have any further questions?
 Foundation staff is here to help you with your scholarship application process.  If you have questions, contact the Foundation by phone, email, or by stopping in at the office.  If you leave a phone message, include 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 prog[email protected] anytime.