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John N. Barnes Environmental Education Endowment

In his 24 years of life, John expressed his passion for the outdoors and beauty of Benzie County. 

The endowment in his memory was established in 1993, allowing his spirit to live on through grants supporting environmental education in Benzie County communities and preserving his passion for generations to come.

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AAUW-TC Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship Endowment

The AAUW-TC Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship Endowment is established as a permanent Community Foundation scholarship endowment. The establishing donor is the American Association of University Women Traverse City Area.

The AAUW-TC Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship was established in 1975 with a gift from Minnie Votruba Moore. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and assist area women who are seeking to enrich their educational credentials and enhance their personal and/or career opportunities. In 2016, the AAUW-TC Board decided to endow this scholarship with a gift to the Community Foundation, establishing the AAUW-TC Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship Endowment, creating a lasting legacy for the AAUW-TC’s commitment to supporting educational and career goals of young women.

2018 applications accepted January 15 through March 15. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded in 2018.


  • Women who have completed two or more years of college following their high school education and are enrolled or will be enrolling in at least nine credit hours each term/ semester in an accredited program.
  • Reside in the five-county Grand Traverse Region: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau.
  • Women who are able to delineate a thoughtful and realistic plan for acheiving their goals taking course work directly related to professional or employment goals.
  • Individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to their community.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Please email these (PDF attachments preferred) to gthornbury@gtrcf.org.



Fund Details
Theme: Education
Counties Served: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau

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