Community Foundation Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

Muskegon, Mich. — The Community Foundation for Muskegon County is now accepting scholarship applications for students planning to attend college in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The Community Foundation for Muskegon County manages one of the largest scholarship programs in West Michigan, awarding over $1.3 million annually to both graduating high school seniors and current college students across Muskegon County.

The Community Foundation manages over 220 scholarship funds started by donors who wish to support students in continuing their education. There are awards based on a variety of factors including academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities, field of study, and financial need. Scholarships are not just for college; there are awards for technical and trade school, as well as for adult students starting college or completing a degree after a break from high school. All students planning to continue their education should apply!

Applications are submitted electronically through the Community Foundation’s website, The application process has been streamlined into three easy steps for students and families. Scholarship applications are managed through a “single application” method. Each application is reviewed and matched with the best-fitting scholarship source. Students will be notified of scholarship awards in April and will be recognized at their school awards assembly. Current college students will be notified by mail in June.

In order to maximize scholarship support for all students in Muskegon County, the Community 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 vice president of community investment. “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.