Leave a Lasting Impression.  Here's How.
Cleo M. Purdy Endowment

A Central Lake native, Cleo Purdy's passion for children and young families lives on because of her generous heart and thoughtful planning. Supporting programming for preschool, playgroups, and family engagement, her gift will continue to impact generations of families.

Gifts great and small make a meaningful difference in the communities we treasure. By aligning our gifts with what means the most to us, we can create a lasting and personal impression.

What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.

Apply for a Scholarship

The Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarships each spring. Download the Scholarship Guide to learn more about scholarship season timelines; each scholarship description and criteria; and to determine for which scholarships you should apply.

We are currently accepting applications for the following scholarships:


2017 Scholarship Information:


  • Nearly 40 unique scholarships are available to students from one or more high schools throughout our five-county region.  
  • Applications open January 16 - March 1.
  • The 2017 deadline for most scholarships has passed. There are several that have a later deadline and are still available. To review available scholarships or to begin or continue an application, CLICK HERE.


  • Scholarships are available for graduating seniors from Traverse City West, Traverse City Central, and Traverse City High School. Scholarship opportunities consider a variety of criteria including planned major, high school participation, academic achievement, financial need and more.
  • The 2017 deadline has passed. Applications for 2018 will open in February.


What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
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