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Saginaw Community Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) is now accepting scholarship applications. Each year, SCF awards hundreds of scholarships to post-secondary education students (community college, university, nontraditional and Career and Technical Education [CTE]/vocational students). Applications for 2021 scholarships are due Feb. 15, 2021.

To apply, students need only complete a single online application to be considered for one or more of the nearly 230 scholarships available, including the Saginaw Promise Zone scholarship. Many of the scholarships offered are awarded to multiple students and students can individually earn more than one award. Visit to review instructions, begin an application or review a directory of scholarship opportunities. Besides offering scholarships for residents of Saginaw County, SCF offers many opportunities for residents of Bay and Midland Counties and even many parts of Michigan.

“Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Scholarships can help people in our region obtain a degree, certificate or other training that will help further their aspirations and goals,” said Reneé Johnston, president and CEO at the Foundation.

Earlier this year, a total of 389 high school, college and nontraditional students were awarded 588 scholarships representing 51 schools. A record-setting total of $803,250 was awarded to recipients.

“The scholarships we award each year are made possible because of the generosity of our donors and their commitment to education,” said Mai Lee, program officer at SCF. “Our donors are individuals, families, civic groups and businesses who believe in the value of education. To them we extend our deepest appreciation as they make the dream of higher education come true for so many students.”

Since 1987, the foundation has awarded more than $7.2 million to students to help them achieve their educational goals.

“People traditionally think scholarships are just for high school seniors,” Lee said. “At the Saginaw Community Foundation, we offer scholarships for many individuals seeking higher education – from displaced workers to the single mother just returning to school to a student working full-time and attending college part-time.”