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THE PROCESS

All scholarship funds directly managed by the Community Foundation have one, common online application process. All you need to do is submit one application through our online application portal and you will be considered by all scholarship funds.

Here are some dates to keep in mind:

November 15: The application forms go live! You can begin to draft your online application.

March 15: Application deadline!

March to June: All applications will be reviewed during this time, a determination will be made as to the winners, and all applicants will be notified whether or not they have received a scholarship.

June: If you are selected for a scholarship, you must submit your college choice forms to us at this time so we know where to direct your scholarships.

July to August: Awards will be sent to schools once college choice forms are received.

Additionally, there are some scholarship funds managed directly by schools. The majority of those have March 15 deadlines and are awarded on a similar timeline. Information regarding which schools have such programs can be found in the Apply section further down on this page.

 

APPLY

Online Scholarship Applications

Before starting an application, make sure that you approve receiving mail from scholarships@cfsem.org, so emails will not be blocked by your spam filters. Also, if you are using Google Chrome, please read our special note about this browser, found here.

Our online application makes applying for one of our scholarships easy.

By filling out one application form, you will be considered by all of our scholarship funds.

Start Your Application

Apply to our special funds established for employees and their children from English Gardens, Plante & Moran, the Michigan Teamsters or the Intertape Polymer Group.

Start An Employer Based Application

School-Based Scholarship Applications

To apply to any of the school-based scholarship programs, you simply need to visit the guidance counselor in the school district of the program.  Participating schools include:

  • Bloomfield Hills High School – Robert C. J. Traub Memorial Scholarship Travel Fund
  • Chelsea High School – For the Robert L. Daniels, George Palmer, and Brewster E. and Emily C. Peabody Scholarships
  • Chippewa Valley High School – Sanford W. and Elaine E. Feig
  • Cornerstone Schools – For the Renaissance of Values Scholarship
  • Dearborn Public Schools District – Charles Lomas Memorial Scholarship
  • Divine Child High School – For the Monsignor Herbert Weier Scholarship
  • Everest Academy – For the Renaissance of Values Scholarship
  • Ferndale High School – Lorraine Giles Scholarship
  • Fowlerville High School – For the Imelda “Mel” and Ralph Lemar Scholarship
  • Gaylord High School – Cheryl Wojtas Memorial Scholarship
  • Howell High School – Beta Sigma Phi Iota and Bernie Gibbons Memorial Scholarships
  • L’Anse Creuse High School – Sanford W. and Elaine E. Feig
  • Mason High School – Reighard Family Memorial Scholarship
  • Mt. Clemens High School – Sanford W. and Elaine E. Feig
  • North Farmington High School – For the Dick DePaolis Memorial Scholarship
  • Port Huron Area Schools – Cheryl Wojtas Memorial Scholarship
  • Whitmer High School (Toledo, OH) – Reighard Family Memorial Scholarship

Special Forms

For School-Based Scholarship Programs Only:

Below is a list of forms for the school-based scholarships for use by the students and guidance counselors in the schools that offer them directly. Simply click on the name to download a PDF of the form:

Common Application Form: This form is used for any of our school-based programs.

Recommender Form: This form is an optional template for our school-based programs to use.

Renewal Application Form: This form is used by former school-based program awardees who are now applying for additional support, as allowed by some of the scholarship programs.

Special Forms for Renaissance of Values Fund Only:

Cornerstone Application Form: This is for eighth graders at Cornerstone School who want to apply for funding for private, accredited high schools.

Everest Application Form: This is for eighth graders at Everest Academy who want to apply for funding for private, accredited high schools.

Financial Aid Form: This form is for both Cornerstone and Everest applicants to complete for inclusion with their applications.