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.
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 has passed. Applications for 2018 will open in February.
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 January.