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Tompkins Scholarship Endowment Awards $38,500

The Tompkins Scholarship Endowment was established at the Community Foundation in 2016 through the Jim and Ida Tompkins Scholarship Trust. The Community Foundation awards scholarships annually for the benefit of graduates from Traverse City Area Public Schools. Awards are based primarily on academic achievement. 

Mrs. Tompkins was the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance and later a member of the Board of Education, serving TCAPS for 48 years. Mr. Tompkins had a career of 36 years with the City of Traverse City, serving as City Clerk, City Commissioner, and Mayor. Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins dedicated their lives to the local community, both professionally and through their volunteer work.

This year, the Community Foundation awarded nine scholarships from the Tompkins scholarship endowment to six graduating high school seniors and three current college students who all previously graduated from Traverse City Area Public Schools. In total, the Tompkins Scholarship Endowment granted $38,500 this year to TCAPS students pursuing higher education.

For more information on this scholarship or the Community Foundation, please contact Gina Thornbury, Program Officer at gthornbury@gtrcf.org or 231.935.4066. For more information on the Tompkins Family, please contact Mary Ann Tompkins Galic at georgegalic@chartermi.net or 231.933.8017.

Recipients Include:


Macy Fouch, TC Central                                Carly Issac, TC Central


Issac Coulter, TC Central                                Max Ranger, TC Central



Mary Chesney, Grand Valley                          Abigail Fox, TC Central

Morgan Schichtel, TC West              

Not pictured: Jordan Query and Miranda Winowiecki

Issac Coulter Michigan Technological  University Engineering
Macy Fouch University of Michigan Engineering
Abigail Fox University of Michigan Computer Science & Chemistry
Carly Issac Northwestern Michigan College Nursing
Max Ranger University of Michigan Biomed Engineering, Neurology, Biology
Morgan Schichtel Michigan State University Biology, Pediatrics
Mary Chesney Grand Valley State University Business Administration
Jordan Query Ferris State University Criminal Justice
Miranda Winowiecki Grand Valley State University Nursing BSN


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