Scholarships are available through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Graphic by Victoria Huehn

by HEIDE OTTO
Contributor

Publisher’s Note: In an earlier version of this article, the application deadline was incorrectly stated. It’s March 2nd.

Financing college can be a challenge. Nobody wants a big debt after graduation.

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) offers college scholarships, and you may be eligible. Applicants do not have to be high school graduates or honor students.
Applications for autumn 2021 are accepted; The deadline ends on March 2nd at 3 p.m. AAACF is focused on supporting the communities we live in and share.

Maryellen Ferro, Community Investment Officer, pointed out scholarships for students at Washtenaw Community College. The following information is taken from the AAACF website: “The Morris B. Baker Scholarship offers $ 3,000 for over 20 students. For those attending Cleary University or the WCC. A student must be permanently resident in Washtenaw County, enrolled in nine credit hours, and have a minimum duration. GPA 2.0.

The $ 1,000 Richard D. & Grave P. Leslie Scholarship is for a WCC student in retail, business, and / or marketing.

The AWC Women’s Computer Science Fellowship provides $ 1,500 for a career in computing or a technology-related field. You still need to have at least two semesters of course work. “Ferro said,” Some scholarships [get] only three and some up to 40 [applicants]. ”

A tip for students applying: “Read all instructions carefully. Have someone review your application before submitting it, ”said Ferro.

She continued, “Make sure you include all of the activities, jobs, responsibilities, etc. that you have during your studies. Share as much as you want when you finish the essays. “
What if a student who receives an award is unable to attend in the fall?

“We can keep the scholarship as long as the recipient stays in contact with us,” said Ferro.

You can find the scholarship application here. There is a FAQ page on the website with Help.

Graphic by Victoria Huehn

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