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.

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 e-mail and notify you if additional information is necessary to process your application.

If you have an account, please log in using your E-mail 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.
The application is in two parts. Once you submit Part 1, 4CCF will review it and send you a link to Part 2. Allow two business days to receive Part 2. Consequently, you will not be able to complete the application process in one day. Please plan ahead!

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 or Janet Bauer.

 

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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 Micaela Boomer at [email protected].

Almont Scholarships

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

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 Micaela Boomer at [email protected]

Armada Scholarships

  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • April Millsap Memorial Scholarship
  • William and Betty Morrison Memorial Scholarship
  • George Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship
  • Youth Advisory Committee Scholarships

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 Micaela Boomer at [email protected]

Capac Scholarships

  • Andy Beam Memorial Scholarship
  • Capac Youth Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial High School Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial Post HS Scholarship
  • Hilda Hill Memorial Vocational/Special Needs/Non-Traditional Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • George Souten Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Vera Souten Medical Field Scholarship
  • Youth Advisory Committee Scholarships

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 Micaela Boomer at [email protected]

Dryden Scholarships

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

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 Micaela Boomer at [email protected]

Imlay City Scholarships

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

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 Micaela Boomer at [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 Micaela Boomer at [email protected]

Oxford Scholarships

  • Russell W. Ligon Memorial Engineering Initial Scholarship
  • Russell W. Ligon Engineering Renewal Scholarship
  • Youth Advisory Committee Scholarships

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 Micaela Boomer at [email protected]

Romeo Scholarships

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

 

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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 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 very competitive. Take the time to complete a quality application.
  • Only one-year scholarship awards are granted through 4CCF. Some scholarship funds offer students the opportunity to reapply from two to four years, depending on the fund. But all scholarships have to be applied for each year. Again, the deadline is March 15.

Notification of a Scholarship Award

There are hundreds of applications processed and many review committees assembled 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.  Please contact our office if you do not receive notification.

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

How to have your scholarship funds moved to another college is 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. 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:

  • 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 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 new scholarship application works differently.  Each student fills out a questionnaire, answering a variety of questions.  The online system will then determine for which scholarships the student qualifies.  Students will receive a link to the full application(s). It may take two business days to receive the link. Please plan ahead!

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.

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).

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.

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.  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.  Everything else will need to be entered or uploaded new.

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

We are here to help you with your scholarship application process.  If you have any questions you may contact us by phone, email, or by stopping in at the office.  We are 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.