Scholarship Opportunities 

We offer over 120 scholarships yearly to Monroe County residents.
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Scholarship Funds can be established by any person who would like to support the education of a student or students at any level. Scholarships are the only grants the Community Foundation makes to individuals.

Application season will open December 2. Deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year is February 21.  Please click on apply here for other scholarships to learn which ones you qualify for.

Exclusive Scholarships

In addition to our general scholarships, we offering the following exclusive scholarships, funded by different community groups. These require separate applications that must be filled out by clicking the buttons next to the descriptions

Dr. Annetta Kelley Scholarship Fund

Endowed by Dr. Kelley, this fund provides scholarships to 8th grade graduates from St. John’s School who will be attending S.M.C.C. High School in Monroe.  Recipients shall be based on their grade scores and leadership qualities, resulting in achievement potential.

“Heart of the Badge” Criminal Justice Police Academy Training Scholarship

For Monroe County residents attending the Criminal Justice Program at MCCC who have been accepted into the Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy at Schoolcraft College.

Mary Daume Scholarship Fund

Endowed by the Monroe County Library System in honor of Mary Daume to provide scholarships to Monroe County residents. Student must be pursuing a degree in library science.

Milt & Sally Knabusch Ministerial & Parochial School Teacher Endowed Scholarship Fund

Endowed by Milt Knabusch for those students in Monroe County who have expressed a desire to pursue full-time careers working in churches and schools of any Lutheran denomination as Pastors, Teachers, Deaconess, Family Life Minister, Directors of Christian Education or Parish Lay Specialist, Assistant or Minister.

Monroe County Bar Association Scholarship

This fund was endowed by the Monroe County Bar Association. The fund provides scholarships to Monroe County graduates and/or residents who have been accepted by and are attending an accredited school of law in the United States.

Rewarding Academic Excellence (RAE) “The Sky’s the Limit” College Scholarship

$500 To Be Awarded to One (1) 11th Grade National Honor Society student at Monroe High School.

Rewarding Academic Excellence (RAE) Enrichment Scholarship

This scholarship is for Monroe Public School students in grades 3-8 who are interested in pursuing, in greater depth, academic subjects beyond those available in the classroom. Awards of up to $250 per student are available. Students may apply for an opportunity that takes place during the school year or in the summer.

Ryan Wolniewicz Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was endowed by the 2003-04 Bedford Hockey Team, Parents, Alumni & Friends to honor the memory of Ryan Wolniewicz.  This fund awards to a Bedford High School varsity hockey player.

Thelma M. and Joseph N. LaHood, Sr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

Endowed by Dr. Barbara J. LaHood, this fund provides scholarships to St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School.

General Scholarships

Advanced Manufacturing Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established to provide a scholarship to provide training and education in advanced manufacturing (machining, electronics, robotics/automation and welding) to individuals to learn the right skills needed for employment in the Monroe’s geographical region at Monroe County Community College.

Ahadi Women in Science Scholarship

Endowed by Dr. Soudabeh Ahadi, this fund provides an annual scholarship to a female graduating senior of any Monroe County high school who is entering any field of science.

Brent Ansted Memorial Scholarship Fund

Endowed by the Ansted and Uller family to provide scholarships to graduating Seniors of Bedford High School pursuing a degree in the Liberal Arts anywhere within the US. Preference will be given to those students pursuing the following fields: Computer Design, Graphic Design, Culinary Arts, Photography and Music. A sample portfolio should be included. 

Geri Antonelli Scholarship Fund

Endowed by the Antonelli Family, this fund will provide scholarships to students from St. Charles Grade School. Grades 1-7 are welcome to complete an application.

Robert and Luella Breitner Scholarship Fund

Endowed by the Breitner family, this fund will provide a scholarship to a senior at Summerfield High School that has been accepted at a college or community college on a full time basis, of good moral character and has at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Christy Carducci Memorial Scholarship Fund

Funds will be provided to Monroe Public Schools Music Department for students to attend the Toledo Opera.

Community Foundation of Monroe County Scholarship Fund

This endowed fund provides scholarships to an adult resident of Monroe County pursuing advanced education in a skilled trades industry at any college.  May be renewable upon application each year for up to four years.

Thomas & Rosella Day / ACS Scholarship Fund

Endowed by Airport Community Schools to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Airport High School.

John E. Dickinson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Endowed by Shannon Dickinson in the name of her father, this fund provides a scholarship to a Flat Rock High School graduating Senior who has been accepted to pursue a degree at a college, university or community college in biology or education.

Rich Duvall Memorial Scholarship Fund

Endowed by the family of Rich Duvall to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Flat Rock High School.

Thomas Fox Scholarship Fund

Endowed by Thomas Fox, this fund provides a scholarship to a graduating senior of any Monroe County high school who plans to study computer science or computer information technology.

Terry L. Goins Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship in memory of Terry Goins, a renowned athlete from Monroe, is awarded to graduating Seniors from Monroe and Ida High Schools who are pursuing a degree at a college, university, community college or trade school.

Grattan & Stephen T. Gray Scholarship

Endowed by the employees of the Monroe Evening News at the time of the completion of their buyout of the paper, this fund provides scholarships to graduates of Monroe County High Schools and high schools in Gibralter, New Boston, Huron, Milan or Flat Rock who are entering the field of journalism.

Ida High School Alumni and Community Scholarship

Endowed by gifts from Ida High School graduates, this fund provides scholarships to graduates of Ida High School who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership and character and have been accepted to pursue a degree at a college, university, or community college.

Merel F. Keck and Maggie M. Keck Scholarship Fund

Endowed by Merel and Maggie Keck, this fund provides scholarships to female grads attending MCCC nursing program, graduating seniors pursuing a finance degree from the University of Michigan, and a male grad entering into the Southern Baptist Seminary.

LaRocca Family Scholarship Fund

Endowed by the LaRocca Family, this fund provides scholarships to graduating Seniors at Summerfield High School.

Marilyn lott Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was endowed by the family of Marilyn Iott. The fund awards annual scholarships to graduating seniors of Deerfield and Summerfield High Schools.

Dorothy Manausso-Wuest, Gerakd A. Wuest and Jay Wuest Memorial Scholarship

This fund, endowed by Mrs. Dorothy Manausso-Wuest, awards scholarships annually to outstanding graduates of St. Mary Catholic Central High School.  Mrs. Wuest passed away in 2000, but the fund will continue to provide annual scholarships.

B.D. & Jane E. McIntyre Scholarship

This fund was endowed by the foundation of the same name and Mr. Charles E. McIntyre III. The fund awards annual scholarships to graduates of Monroe County high schools who have been accepted by and are attending Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Damon C. Meyers Culinary Arts Scholarship

Endowed to provide scholarships to Monroe County, MI High School Seniors who have been accepted into any Culinary Arts Program.

MSM Scholarship

Scholarship for St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School grades (K-7) and shall be a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish of Erie, MI for one year or has attended the school for one year.

Michael Newman Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from any Monroe county private or public school or an adult pursuing a degree in the field of business or finance.

Pakideh/Khaghany Endowed Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from any Monroe County private or public school pursuing a degree at a college, university, or community college in the field of science.

Harold & Helen Rammler Nursing Scholarship

Endowment for those pursuing a nursing career.

Shannon Revel Scholarship Fund

Endowed by Larry and Ila Revel for a senior at a Monroe County public high school that has been accepted in a college in the field of environmental engineering or engineering, has financial need and has at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Roy Sanders Memorial Scholarship Fund

Attending St. Charles Grade School and be a parishioner of St. Charles, St. Anne, or St. Patrick’s Parishes.

Adam Schyllander Memorial Scholarship Fund

Endowed by the Schyllander Family to benefit seniors at Summerfield School with interest in sports and community service and are enrolled in a college, community college or trade school.

Judy See Endowed 4-H Scholarship

Endowed by the See family to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from any Monroe County High School pursuing a post secondary degree or certificate of economic value for a Monroe County 4-H member.

Hon. Harry & Midge Seitz Family Scholarship Fund

Endowed by the Seitz family to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from any Monroe County High School pursuing a degree or certificate in agricultural science, fish and wildlife management, environmental science or a similar course of study.

Summerfield Scholarship

This fund was endowed by the Petersburg Alumni Association and is awarded annually to outstanding graduates of Summerfield High School.

Spencer & Lucille Wagar Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was endowed by Mrs. Christine Stevens to honor her parents. The fund awards annual scholarships to graduates of Monroe High School who have been accepted by and are attending the University of Michigan.

Charles & Virginia Whitten Scholarship Fund

This endowed fund is awarded to graduating seniors of any Monroe County High School pursuing advanced education in a skilled trades industry at any college.  This scholarship may be renewable for up to four years by application of a past recipient.

Gregory Wing Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was endowed by Edward and Andrea Wing to provide scholarships to students at St. Charles Catholic Grade School (kindergarten thru 8th grade) and the Sacred Heart Major Seminary for ordained priests for student loan debt.