Thanks to the generosity of community members dedicated to the scholastic development of area students, scholarship funds have been established to help local students continue their education and expand their talents and dreams.
The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation holds fourteen scholarship funds. Some of these funds are making scholarships now, and others will be making scholarship awards in the near future.
Alberto Moreno Memorial Scholarship Fund
Amy Elizabeth Kelbel Scholarship
Anna Funk Memorial Scholarship Fund
Baiardi Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
Barry Potter/HOPE Scholarship Fund
Bay Harbor Foundation Scholarship Fund
C. W. McClellan Scholarship Fund
Thomas Dale Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Janet and Richard Gorman Scholarship Fund
Graduate Studies Fund
Hillcrest Scholarship Fund
Little Traverse Association of Home Builders Building Industry Career Scholarship Fund
Mary McClutchey Amacher Scholarship Fund
Olofsson Family Scholarship Fund
Paul and Mary Smarks Scholarship Fund
Petoskey Area Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship Fund
Applications for scholarship awards will be available from your school’s guidance counselor or this website from mid-January to early April each year. Most applications have the same deadline in mid-April, but please pay special attention to the “Application Information” section within the description of each fund. We encourage you to work with your school counselor when preparing scholarship applications.
APPLICATION INFORMATION FOR 2007-2008 SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2007.
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Once you open our Scholarship Program packet, please look at the scholarship index to see which scholarship fund(s) pertain to you. Please read all instructions and the detailed descriptions of each scholarship fund to learn more about the eligibility criteria and selection criteria before you complete the application.
The Annual Bob Schulze Poetry Contest
Bob Schulze was a long-time summer resident of the area north of Harbor Springs who loved the woods and the beach, and loved to write poetry. As a boy in Springfield, Illinois, Bob won a writing prize that sparked his lifetime interest in writing.
The Schulze family decided to use funds given for Bob’s memorial to start a poetry prize open to youngsters of middle school age, whether in the local Emmet County schools, home school or summer visitors. The grand prize for the winning entry is $100. In addition, there are prizes for winning entries from each participating middle school and from the Emmet County libraries. An advisory committee made up of members selected by the Schulze family will choose the winning entries.
The deadline for entries in the Seventh Annual Bob Schulze Poetry Contest will be in November, 2006.
Here are the results from the Sixth Annual Bob Schulze Poetry Contest. We received 98 poems in November, 2005 from six Emmet County middle schools. Every student who entered the contest should be contratulated for their effort!! The award ceremony took place at St. Francis Xavier School on Thursday, March 23, 2006.
Ginny Bonnee, St. Francis Xavier School
“Special Bond” (click on the title to read her poem)
Runner Up Awards
Mariah Sweeney, St. Francis Xavier School
Holly Laser, Littlefield Middle School
Rachel Morris, Harbor Springs Middle School
Sarah Grosskopf, Harbor Light Christian School
Claire Audia, Petoskey Middle School
“Think Like A Fudgie”
Amanda Brilley, Pellston Middle School
“I Wish I Could Be”
Honorable Mention Awards
Jolie McCarty, Harbor Springs Middle School
Emily Ford, Harbor Springs Middle School
Drew Dean, Harbor Light Christian School
“A Very Lovely Place”
Erin O’Keefe, Harbor Light Christian Middle School
Suzannah Simon, Harbor Light Christian School
“Two Brown Eyes”
Tara Mangham, Petoskey Middle School
Hannah Harris, Pellston Middle School
“I Miss You”
Stephanie Temple, Pellston Middle School
“The One Who Left”
Congratulations to all and thank you to St. Francis Xavier School for hosting the award ceremony this year!