Scholarships

The scholarship portal is open December 1 - March 1.
   

All-New 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.  Please use 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 65 scholarships are available to all students.

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.

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

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

If you have any questions about the scholarships you are eligible for, or if you believe you should be eligible for something that is not listed, please contact [email protected] .

Dates to Remember

The Scholarship Application site will open on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  It will close at midnight on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Committees will review applications throughout March and April.  Scholarship recipients will be notified in May.

Scholarship payments are made beginning in August, once the Foundation has received the required documentation.

Unclaimed scholarships are returned the source scholarship fund in October.

If you do not need to use your scholarship award for the Fall Semester, please 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

The site is not available until December 1, 2020

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

Attention Blue Water Middle College, STEMM Academy, Early/Middle College, and dual enrollment students: Please do not apply for Four County Community Foundation scholarships until January of your final year, in other words, the January before you will require tuition payments.  Some scholarships may not be available to BWMC, STEMM Academy, and Early/Middle College students.

Trouble or Questions?

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

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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 any questions please email [email protected]

Almont Community Schools 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 any questions please email [email protected]

Armada Area Schools 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 any questions please email [email protected]

Capac Community Schools 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 any questions please email [email protected]

Dryden Community Schools 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 any questions please email [email protected]

Imlay City Community Schools 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 any questions please email [email protected]

Lapeer Community Schools 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 any questions please 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 any questions please email [email protected]

Romeo Community Schools Scholarships

  • American Legion – Vern Hilliker Post #109 Scholarship
  • Dan Barnabo Memorial Scholarship
  • Nancy B. Barr Scholarship
  • John & Iris Bartholomew and Polly Ann Boldt Scholarship
  • David Brockman Scholarship
  • Mary Chinoski Scholarship
  • Ellis C. Haskell Scholarship
  • Haskell Trust Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • Al Moran Scholarship
  • North Macomb Soccer Club 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
  • 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
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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 any questions please email [email protected].

More Local Scholarships

  • Richmond Rotary Foundation  – Robert “Tiger” Fruin Memorial Scholarship
  • Gary K. Jeffery Memorial Scholarship – Memphis Community Schools
  • St. Clement Church & K. of C. #7018 College 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 any questions please 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

Completing Your Application

Submit a complete scholarship application, including recommendation letters, grade transcripts, and answers to all questions.  Take the time to write a quality essay.  Our 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.

Further Information

Several of our 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 1.

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 mid-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 mid-June, every recipient should have received a congratulations letter with a Grant Agreement. Contact our office if you have questions or concerns.

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 before your scholarship check is processed and mailed to the 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 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, SAT scores, academic transcript(s)
  • 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

What is the Foundation's timeline for scholarship season?

  • October: Application period for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • December: Application portal at www.4ccf.org for all of our scholarship funds OPENS
  • January-March: Fund Representatives are contacted about available spending and award amounts are agreed upon
  • March 1: Application portal at www.4ccf.org for all of our scholarship funds CLOSES
  • Mid-March through Mid-April: Scholarship selection committees convene, discuss applications, and generate award recommendations
  • Late April: Foundation Board of Trustees acts on all award recommendations
  • May – June: Applicants for scholarships are notified if they have received an award at the Foundation’s Award Recipient and Donor Event
  • July – August: Awarded funds are paid directly to the educational institution provided the student has submitted all requested documents to the Foundation

Is there a required application form?
Yes.  Four County County Community Foundation’s application will be available online starting in December until the deadline (midnight, March 1). 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.

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 counselor or our office.

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?
 As long as the GPA reported is the cumulative GPA and as long as it is apparent that the transcript is generated by your educational institution, your downloaded student transcript is acceptable.

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?
 YES!  This is a completely new application software system.  Everyone will be making a new account for the 2021 scholarship season.

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 any questions you may contact the Foundation 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, 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 [email protected] anytime.