Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents. On December 3, our single, online scholarship application will go live with completed applications due submitted online by February 15 the following year. 


Since awarding our first $500 scholarship in 1987, the Saginaw Community Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships.


These scholarships are possible because of the generosity of our fund donors – including individuals, families, civic groups and businesses. Learn more about all of our 235+ scholarships by using our scholarship directory.


Our online application will open on Nov. 1, 2022. Applications must be submitted using our online scholarship application by February 15, 2023. 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 essays – 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 for 2022 will be notified by mid-May 2022.


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.


Additional resources

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. 


Scholarship applications due February 15, 2023





Additional Scholarship Resources