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Community Scholarships


In addition to Community Foundation scholarships, college-going and college-bound students may be eligible for scholarship opportunities available outside of the Community Foundation. Use the links below to learn more about the following opportunities.


American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners. The Traverse City Area Branch of AAUW was chartered in 1954 with the mission to empower and advance equity for women and girls. Various community projects, congenial interest groups, networking with other women’s groups, and issues and topics of interest are all a part of the overall programming offered by the branch. LEARN MORE about AAUW Scholarships.  

Cherryland Electric Cooperative

Commitment to community is one of Cherryland Electric's guiding cooperative principles. Every year they help youth and adults in their service territory as they build the skills that our community needs to be ready to meet future challenges. LEARN MORE about Cherryland Electric's Scholarships.

Economic Club of Traverse City

Each year the Economic Club of Traverse City holds an essay contest for high school juniors and seniors in the five-county area. LEARN MORE

Lake Michigan Credit Union 

Established in 1990, this scholarship program honors the legacy of Lloyd F. Hutt- teacher and founder of LMCU. Each year, LMCU establishes a question for high school seniors to answer in the form of an essay, and they award (15) $2,000 scholarships. LEARN MORE about the LMCU Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship.

NALS of Michigan 

NALS of Michigan is offering one annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to an indivdiual enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a school of advanced education pursuing a degree in the legal field. High school seniors, as well as college students, are eligible. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2020. Download Rules & Regulations  Download Scholarship Application

TBA Credit Union

The TBA Credit Union offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year. LEARN MORE (Click the "Scholarship" tab) 

Traverse Area Human Resources Association

TAHRA will provide two $1,000 college scholarships to students pursuing a career in Human Resources. High school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply; both full-time and part-time students are eligible. Application and essay submission opens January 1 and are due by March 1. The philosophy of the TAHRA scholarship program differs from traditional scholarship programs that reward only the highest level of academic achievement. TAHRA scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s 500 - 1,000 word essay submission, which conveys their interest and desire to become a human resource professional, what challenges they have faced in life or character traits that set them apart from others seeking a career in this field. To apply and/or find out more information go to:  https://tahratc.org/Certification___Scholarships

Zonta Club of Traverse City

The Zonta Club of Traverse City works to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. LEARN MORE about Zonta Club Scholarships and Awards.


Would you like to request a community based scholarship be added to our list? Email Gina Thornbury, Program Officer

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