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100 Local Scholarships Now Available

Jan. 19, 2022

Nearly 100 college and trade scholarships are now available to local students via the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. The scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, current college students, and students pursuing vocational training and trade professions in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties.

Community Foundation scholarships include both regional opportunities benefiting students from one or more schools and nearly 40 opportunities for students attending Traverse City Area Public Schools. Some students may qualify for both scholarship types.

Last year, the Community Foundation awarded 212 scholarships to 184 students in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties, totaling more than $316,000.

This year, two new scholarships are available:
 - The Traverse City Tourism Hospitality Scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Benzie or Grand Traverse Counties, or current Northwestern Michigan College students pursuing a career in the hospitality and/or tourism field.
 - The LGBTQ Pride Scholarship is available to LGBTQ+ seniors and LGBTQ+ student allies from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, and Leelanau Counties who that are pursuing post-secondary education.

Scholarship applications are available online and are due on March 1. Students are encouraged to begin their applications now. Some scholarships require a separate application, and others may have different deadlines and supplemental materials required. Click here to learn more and to apply. Community Foundation staff are also available to provide guidance on eligibility here

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