Community Foundation Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

Application Deadline is March 1, 2017

Muskegon, MI: The Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) announces that the Foundation Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for 2017.


The Community Foundation for Muskegon County manages one of the largest scholarship programs in West Michigan, awarding over $1,500,000 annually to both graduating high school seniors and current college students in new and renewed scholarships each year.

The Community Foundation does not make awards solely on the basis of need. Academic achievement, community involvement, extra-curricular activities, and financial need are all taken into consideration. Many scholarships were created by donors for specific colleges or fields of study. Scholarships range from $500 to $25,000 and will be announced at school awards assemblies in spring 2017.

Applications are submitted electronically through the Community Foundation website, The application process has been streamlined into three easy steps for students and families. Scholarship applications are managed through a “single general application” method. Each application is reviewed and matched with the best-fitting scholarship sources.

In order to maximize scholarship support for all students in Muskegon County, the Foundation concentrates scholarship dollars on students who are not eligible for the Muskegon Promise.

“We are excited that we’re able to offer more Muskegon County students access to higher education,” said Janelle Mair, CFMC director of grantmaking. “This is a significant investment in our community and we hope that many of these young adults return to Muskegon to live, work, and give back to the community that invested in them.”

All Community Foundation scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.