Scholarships

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation is honored to work with donors who make a direct impact on the lives of students in our area. Currently, we have approximately 146 different scholarships valued at $170,000.

The application process is simple. Students are invited to complete one application that will automatically match them to the scholarships for which they qualify.  They then can complete any supplemental information required for each scholarship.  Click on Apply For A Scholarship to begin.

Applications are accepted from February 1 – March 1 each year. If you are planning to pursue education or training, please be sure to apply!

Scholarship Listing

Click the link below to view current available scholarships.

Claim Your Scholarship!

In order for us to process your scholarship, we need to know where you are going to school.  Return to the Scholarship Portal, and complete the “Claim your Scholarship” form that is attached to your application.  If you received more than one scholarship, you only need to complete one form. Deadline to Claim your Scholarship: July 15.

REMEMBER to send a note or letter of appreciation for your scholarship.  The name and address of where to send the note is located in the packet you were presented. If you need a reminder of where to send your thank you, please call the Foundation (218) 999-9100.

Northland Scholarships

If you are a recipient of the Northland Scholarship (Northland Community School – Remer, MN),  you must submit a copy of your cumulative transcripts to the Community Foundation at the end of the December semester in order to have your next payment sent.   (All Northland Scholarship payments are sent in January, after receiving an acceptable transcript.) New Northland Scholarship recipients must still claim the scholarship by July 15.

Transcripts are uploaded through our Scholarship Portal. Once signed in, click APPLY on the top of the page, and scroll to the bottom of the list.  Select “COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS”.

It is the intention of the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation for you to receive a reduction in the direct cost of your education and/or your student loans/work study.  If you have questions or concerns, contact your school financial aid office or the Community Foundation at: (218) 999-9100.

Transcripts are uploaded through our Scholarship Portal. Once signed in, click APPLY on the top of the page, and scroll to the bottom of the list. Select “COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS”.

Support Your Community

As a donor, you select the type of fund that best matches your charitable goals. You can either provide a gift to an existing fund or you can establish a new fund to help you achieve your philanthropic goals and to leave a personal legacy.