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Scholarship Applications Available From Canton Community Foundation

Foundation has awarded $540,000 to more than 500 recipients in past 20 years.

Applications are now available for the Canton Community Foundation’s annual college scholarships for Plymouth and Canton students, according to a news release from the foundation.

In the past 20 years, the foundation has awarded $540,000 to more than 500 recipients, including adults returning to college to complete their educations.

“We remain committed to the scholarship program, especially when the costs of higher education continue to increase and families continue to struggle financially as the slow economic recovery continues,” Canton Community Foundation President Joan Noricks said.

Scholarship applications are available on the foundation’s website, www.cantonfoundation.org and a copy has been provided with this article.

All application materials are due by 5 p.m. on March 15. All materials should be turned in at the foundation offices, 50430 School House Road, Suite 200, near Ridge and Cherry Hill roads, Canton.

The foundation’s scholarship program includes financial aid opportunities for graduating High School seniors that reside in Canton and Plymouth as well as students of all ages who are at different stages in their educational pursuits.  Applicants should be certain they are applying for the scholarship appropriate to their educational plans.

The following scholarships are available for Canton and Plymouth applicants:

  • Canton Community Foundation Scholarship Fund, $1,000, one available.
  • Canton Community Foundation/Eastern Michigan University Scholarship, $1,000, two available.
  • Canton Community Foundation/Penelope Hope Klei Scholarship, $500, one available.
  • Canton Community Foundation/Schoolcraft College Foundation Scholarship, $500, two available.
  • Canton Community Foundation/University of Michigan-Dearborn Scholarship, $500, one available.
  • Jack Demmer Ford Scholarship Fund, $1,000, one available.
  • Jerry and Gayle Grady Fund/EMU Accounting Scholarship for current EMU Accounting School students, $1,000, two available.
  • Denski Family Scholarship Fund, $500, one available.
  • Heather Nicole Hill Memorial /Schoolcraft College Foundation Scholarship for Starkweather Alternative High School seniors, $1,000, one available

Dustin Piepsney Memorial Scholarship Fund, $750, one available.

  • Marvin Schulz Memorial Scholarship, $300, one available.
  • Dr. Syed Taj Family Scholarship, $500, three available.
  • Meredith L. Whalen Memorial Scholarship, $750, one available.

The following scholarships are available for Canton applicants only:

  • Canton Women’s Connection Scholarship, $500, two available.
  • Elizabeth Durack Memorial Scholarship Fund, $500, two available.
  • Leadership Canton Alumni Association Scholarship Fund for Youth Leadership Canton gradutates, $500, one available.

For more information about the scholarship program, contact the Canton foundation at 734-495-1200 or at info@cantonfoundation.org.

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