Scholarships

The scholarship portal is open from December 1-March 1.
Four County Community Foundation Scholarship Application is on-line only.  

To receive the appropriate applications, the student should:
• set up an account using an email and password
• complete Part 1 (a short eligibility form)
• check email for the link to Part 2 (complete requirements for one or more scholarships)
• sign in using the SAME email, click on Requirements
The grant application system uses the following email domain: [email protected]  Add it to your safe-senders list to be sure you receive all communications.  All communications from Four County Community Foundation will be sent to the email address that you provided when you set up your account.

The Four County Community Foundation application is in two parts.
Part 1 is an eligibility form which determines which applications a student will receive.
Part 2 is the complete scholarship application. A student may be eligible to complete more than one Part 2 applications.
Once you submit Part 1, Foundation staff will review it and send a link via email to Part 2. Consequently, you will not be able to complete the application process in one day.
Allow two-three business days to receive the link to Part 2. Check your email, including clutter, spam, and junk mail folders.

If you do not receive a link to Part 2 within 2-3 days, please email [email protected] right away. I am here to help.

The Part 1 eligibility form will close at midnight on February 23.

All Part 2 complete applications are due at midnight on March 1.

STUDENTS: If you have completed Part 1, and/or are continuing with Part 2, access your published requirements via: https://grantrequest.com/sid_5390?sa=am
Sign in with your email, and click on the Requirements tab. If you have started and saved your requirements, you may need to click on Requirements and then “in progress”.

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 to 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.

Four County Community Foundation recommends you set up account using an email address you will continue to use after you leave high school. Once you set up the account, complete Part 1. Then use the same email address to find your available requirements.

If you already have an account, please log in using your email address and password. You may make changes to your account if you wish to update any information.

Once you’ve started an application, you can return to edit or continue at any time via: https://grantrequest.com/sid_5390?sa=am.  If you have trouble logging in, try the “forgot password” link and re-set your password.  If you lock yourself out, email [email protected] for help.

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

Trouble or Questions?

For any questions regarding grant applications please call (810) 798-0909 or email Micaela Boomer.  I am here to help.

AlmontArmadaCapacDrydenImlay CityLapeerOxfordRomeo

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

The Four County Community Foundation Scholarship Application is online only.
The scholarship portal is open from December 1-March 1.

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

Almont Scholarships

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

The Four County Community Foundation Scholarship Application is online only.
The scholarship portal is open from December 1-March 1.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Armada Scholarships

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

The Four County Community Foundation Scholarship Application is online only.
The scholarship portal is open from December 1-March 1.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Capac Scholarships

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

The Four County Community Foundation Scholarship Application is online only.
The scholarship portal is open from December 1-March 1.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Dryden Scholarships

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

The Four County Community Foundation Scholarship Application is online only.
The scholarship portal is open from December 1-March 1.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Imlay City Scholarships

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

The Four County Community Foundation Scholarship Application is online only.
The scholarship portal is open from December 1-March 1.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Lapeer Scholarships

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

The Four County Community Foundation Scholarship Application is online only.
The scholarship portal is open from December 1-March 11.

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 Four County Community Foundation Scholarship Application is online only.
The scholarship portal is open from December 1-March 1.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Romeo Scholarships

  • Karras Pelfrey 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 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

You must return 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 a current invoice or class schedule for the upcoming semester.

The Foundation must receive both 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 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 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 December until the deadline (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?

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 1. 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 only need the portion of the SAR that shows the estimated family contribution (EFC).  Redact any private information (such as 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 the Foundation 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?
 

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, 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.

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