Fact Sheet: Excellence in Education

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May 18, 2012


This year, $326,000 will be awarded in scholarships to 192 recipients.


Since 1987, the foundation has awarded more than $2.6 million to students.


The foundation currently administers about 150 scholarships.


People can begin applying for 2012-2013 scholarships on Nov. 1, 2012.



“The purpose of the annual Excellence in Education event is to recognize, award and inspire students who have earned scholarships from the Saginaw Community Foundation. We also honor the donors who have established scholarship funds at the foundation.” – LeeAnn Martuch, program officer


“People traditionally think scholarships are just for high school seniors. But the Saginaw Community Foundation offers scholarships for all sorts of people – from displaced workers to the single mother just returning to school to a student working full-time and attending college part-time.” – LeeAnn Martuch, program officer


“The foundation currently administers about 150 scholarships, helping to fulfill the wishes of donors who want to provide financial support to promising students in the Great Lakes Bay Region and throughout Michigan.” – Reneé Johnston, president and CEO


“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.” – Reneé Johnston, president and CEO


Keynote speaker

Stuart Schweigert, a Heritage High School alumnus, played professional football for the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Omaha Nighthawks. In 2008, Schweigert established a scholarship and a group called “Stu’s Crew” as a way to give back to families in his hometown through charitable contributions and scholarships to Heritage High School seniors. He currently resides in Hemlock, Mich.

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