You Could Qualify!

Post-secondary education is vital to the future of Saginaw. We’re ensuring that our local workforce is getting all the advantages they can get by supporting scholarship opportunities for people just like you.

Since 1987, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $10.6 million in scholarships for high school, community college, university and Career and Technical Education students.

Scholarship applications open online on November 1 and are due by the second Friday in February the following year.

Before you begin your application, we recommend you review a list of information and items you will need to complete your application. If you have additional questions, review our frequently asked questions or call the foundation at (989) 755-0545.

Selection Process

Community volunteers of all ages and backgrounds review a packet of applications from students they do not know. These volunteers score the students in 10 different areas – such as leadership, volunteer service, extracurricular activities and questionnaires – according to the provided guidelines. To assure fairness, every student is reviewed by five different volunteers and their score is averaged. These scores determine the student that will be awarded each scholarship. Scholarship recipients are notified by mid-May each year.

Looking for help?

Saginaw Community Foundation will offer an opportunity for those applying for scholarships to discuss their application one-on-one with a Foundation staff member. Please feel free to stop by our office during normal business hours, or call us anytime with questions at (989) 755-0545.

Additonal Reources

Looking for additional scholarship resources? We have compiled a listing of scholarships available through other local, state and national organizations. 

Need help with learning how to write a scholarship application essay? The SVSU Community Writing Center can help. The SVSU Community Writing Center periodically hosts scholarship application essay writing workshops. Visit their website for details and a schedule of upcoming workshops. 

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Scholarships Available for Career and Technical Education

Dreaming of Career and Technical Education training or certification? We’re here to help. We have 90+ scholarship opportunities for Career and Technical Education (CTE) training.

Scholarship Directory

Our scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of our fund donors comprised of individuals, families, civic groups and businesses. Visit our scholarship directory to learn more about the background of our scholarship funds and the individual selection criteria for each fund.

Saginaw Promise Scholarship

The Saginaw Promise Scholarship is designed to serve as a catalyst for economic development by retaining and attracting families and business to the region. The Promise is a post-secondary scholarship for all qualifying students who reside and attend school within the boundaries of the Saginaw Public School District.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

We’ve complied a listing of scholarship opportunities available from other regional community foundations, regional colleges and universities, and state and national resources.