Scholarship Funds

Establish a scholarship with us and inspire young people while investing in your community's future.

Higher education is one of the surest paths to opportunity. Unfortunately, many people who could benefit the most from a college education are least able to afford it. Work with us and make college a bit more affordable while creating a lasting legacy in your name or the name of a loved one.

The benefits of establishing a scholarship:

  • You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is made.

  • You establish the selection criteria when you set up a fund.

  • Scholarships can be awarded to graduating high school seniors or current college students.

  • Recipients live in the foundation's geographic service area of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.

  • We take care of all the paperwork.

Of course, the true benefit is in helping deserving students. We can help you find them and handle all administrative details, including working with schools to set up a committee to review the applicants. And you can get as hands-on as you wish in the selection process. Or, sit back and watch the impact of your gift.

Students Seeking Scholarships:

  • The best way to start is by contacting your high school advisor.
  • A very helpful local resource is the Capital Area College Access Network. CapCAN is committed to making college both accessible and affordable, and maintains a database of national, state and local scholarships.
  • If you are a legal dependent of a Michigan Auto Parts Association employee, you may be eligible to apply for a MAPA Scholarship.