Crystal falls area community foundation

A nonprofit organization and affiliate of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation (DACF) in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Mission

The Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation (CFACF) encourages philanthropy at all levels, provides donor services and responds to the ever-changing needs and opportunities in the community. The CFACF supports Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services, and Youth Programs. Donors receive the simplicity and tax advantages of a public charity combined with the personal recognition, involvement and flexibility of a private foundation. Donors also gain access to the highest level of strategic thinking on ways to meet community challenges. We make grants in broad program areas of education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment, community and economic development. In addition to our unrestricted funds, our granting, through field of interest funds, addresses specific needs and issues of our community. To establish a fund reach out to our Executive Director, Tamara Juul at the Dickinson Area Community Foundation.

Board Members & Trustees

Seated from L-R Char Anderson (Secretary), Gene Dziubinski, Susan Flood Dziubinski, Allison Soderberg, Faith Peterson (Vice President). Standing L-R Brock VanOss, Bev Wilcox (Treasurer), Al Anderson, Kim Bjork, Debbie Smithson (YAC Advisor), Stephanie Nocerini, Bill Leonoff, and Dan Surface (President).

officers

Dan Surface, President

Faith Peterson, Vice President

Beverly Wilcox, Treasurer

Char Anderson, Secretary

trustees

Al Anderson

Kim Bjork

Gene Dziubinski

Susan Flood Dziubinski

Bill Leonoff

Stephanie Nocerini

Allison Soderberg

Brock VanOss

Youth advisory council (YAC)

Debbie Smithson

COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT

(formerly known as Mini Grants)

The CFACF has four field of interest funds and 34 scholarship funds. The earned income from the field of interest funds go towards grants to area non-profit agencies and organizations within the Crystal Falls area community and scholarships are available to Forest Park High School graduates. Donors may establish new funds or donate to existing funds.

Community Impact Grant (CIG) Fund formerly known as Mini Grants

Our Community Impact Grant Program is available throughout the year for up to $500. The form is located below. The Community Impact Grant is available to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, agencies, or organizations that are affiliated with non-taxable organizations i.e. schools, churches, city governments located or servicing people in Dickinson County and surrounding Michigan and Wisconsin areas.


The new fund is made possible through the Dickinson Area Community Foundation's partnership with the Pasahow Family. Read more about David and Clair Pasahow's vision here.

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Submit your application by email or by US Mail to:

Dickinson Area Community Foundation (DACF)

220A E Hughitt Street

Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801

Field of interest grant funds

Forest Park Community Projects

This fund supports charitable, educational, cultural, recreational, environmental or social welfare of the people of the Crystal Falls area.

Forest Park Howard Koob Historic

This fund promotes historic preservation of the Harbour House Museum in Crystal Falls until the organization is no longer viably functioned. After that the fund will be used for anything of similar intended purposes (i.e. historical preservation as applied for by a valid functioning area organization or group) in Crystal Falls and the surrounding area.

Forest Park Howard Koob Youth

This fund promotes financial support for the Contemporary Center in Crystal Falls until the organization is no longer viably functioned. After that the fund will be used for anything of similar intended purposes (i.e. youth activities as applied for by a valid functioning organization or group) in Crystal Falls and the surrounding areas.

Forest Park Youth

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) made up of Crystal Falls/Forest Park youth distribute the income within this fund.

Our scholarships

Scholarship funds are established by donors. Donors identify the criteria for selection. The scholarships listed below are for the Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation. Please check our parent foundation, the Dickinson Area Community Foundation (DACF) for additional scholarships that they offer. Click here for DACF scholarships. Applications and criteria for the scholarships below will open in a new window.

Alina Snell Memorial

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

There are two awards available: one for a male student and one for a female student.

Eligibility:

  1. The student chosen must have been accepted in a 4‐year program at a college or university.

  2. The student's field of study must be in a curriculum leading to a degree: Earth Sciences (Geology, Hydrology, Mineralogy, Meteorology, etc.), Civil Engineering or Medicine.

  3. The student must attach a Personal Statement which includes their comments on how their field of study will lead to a degree in the Earth Sciences (Geology, Hydrology, Mineralogy, Meteorology, etc.), Civil Engineering, or Medicine fields.

  4. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

  5. A transcript of the student's high school records must be supplied demonstrating the student is in the upper 25% academically of his/her graduating class and has obtained a 3.5 Grade Point Average (GPA).

  6. All completed applications must be returned to the Guidance Office by March 15th.

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Amasa Gibson

Selection Criteria:

One (1) or more scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Scholarship is renewable up to a 4-year maximum. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted in a 2- or 4-year program at a college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. First preference shall be given to students who reside in Hematite Township.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to this Scholarship.

5. Proof of achievement of a 2.50 GPA or above on a 4-point scale in the preceding year is required to renew the scholarship for the next three (3) years.

6. Students should submit their official college transcripts for the preceding year no later than June 30th of each year to the Dickinson Area Community Foundation at 220A E Hughitt Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. (Phone: 906-774-3131; E-mail: information@dickinsonareacf.org)

7. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

8. Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Anna & Caroline Schmid Memorial

Selection Criteria:

One (1) or more scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Scholarship is renewable up to a 4-year One (1) or more scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Amount of the award may be up to $4,000 per year for a 4-year maximum. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted in a 2- or 4-year program at a college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied demonstrating the following traits: scholarship and commitment to his or her continuing education. Grade Point Average (GPA) shall not be a consideration for receiving this scholarship.

4. The student shall have demonstrated a strong work ethic throughout their high school years and must provide an acknowledging reference letter from a teacher recognizing their “strong work ethic”, and specific examples of such.

5. The student shall have demonstrated honesty, good citizenship and volunteerism in the community and must provide an acknowledging reference letter from a person who is familiar with the student (not family) recognizing these traits and citing specific examples of such.

6. Students applying for this scholarship will be asked to write an essay on a topic to be determined by the Schmid Scholarship Committee. The writing competition will be held during non-school hours and interested students will be notified of the date and time for the essay competition.

7. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to this Scholarship.

8. Financial need of the applicants shall also be taken into consideration.

9. Proof that student remains in good standing at college or university is required to renew the scholarship for the next three (3) years. Students should submit their official college transcripts for the preceding year no later than June 30th of each year to the Dickinson Area Community Foundation at 220 E Hughitt Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. (Phone: 906-774-3131; E-mail: information@dickinsonareacf.org)

10. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship. Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Christ United Methodist Church's Gladys Henskey Memorial

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient may be chosen annually. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. Candidates will be considered regardless of age.

2. Candidates will not be limited to high school seniors.

3. Candidates will not be limited to any place of residence.

4. Candidates must have been accepted into a 2 or 4 year program at a college or university.

5. Candidate’s field of study must be in a curriculum leading to a degree in a field of service to people or a community of people.

6. Candidate must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study will lead to a degree in a field of service to people or a community of people.

7. Recipient is expected to attend a service of Christ United Methodist Church to receive the scholarship award.

8. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship. Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Clark Schwedler Memorial

Selection Criteria:

One (1) or more Scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School.The recipient(s) shall receive a renewable Scholarship Award in an amount to be determined annually (based upon earned income in the fund).

Eligibility:

1. The scholarship shall be a renewable award with up to 4 equal payments over a 4-year period (or, in special circumstances with the approval of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees, the 4 equal award payments may be paid out over a 5-year time period.)

2. Applicants must have been accepted at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university.

3. Applicants must be graduating Forest Park High School Seniors or a past graduate of Forest Park High School who served in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation and was honorably discharged from service not more than one year prior to the date of application (a “Military Applicant”).

4. Applicants must have a 2 .0 or greater G.P.A. in high school and demonstrated ability to do college-level coursework.

5. Applicants should be students who have demonstrated a noticeable growth in their coursework grades over the years of high school.

6. Applicants must submit a reference letter from a teacher who has known the applicant for a minimum of one (1) year. The reference letter must address the teacher’s personal perception of the student’s capabilities and skills to succeed in their chosen field of study. In addition, the reference letter should address the teacher’s perception of the student’s overall character.

7. In the case of Military Applicant, the Applicant must also submit a reference letter from a commanding officer who has known the applicant for a minimum of one (1) year. The reference letter must address the commanding officer’s personal perception of the Military Applicant’s capabilities and skills to succeed in their chosen field of study. In addition, the reference letter should address the commanding officer’s perception of the Military Applicant’s overall character.

8. Applicants must have demonstrated strong values for themselves and their community through extra-curricular activities and volunteerism throughout their high school years.

9. Applicants must write an essay stating:

♦ How their intended field of study applies to the profession they are pursuing.

♦ How they feel their grades and commitment to their education have grown

♦ How their volunteerism and commitment to community service has made a difference in the community and in their lives. How they have grown as a “leader”, and why they feel that they would be considered a “leader” by their peers.

10. Financial need of the applicant shall be a factor in the selection of students for the Scholarship, but not the sole factor, as outstanding academic achievement and strength of character shall also be considered major factors in student selection.

11. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied.

12. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Crystal Falls / Forest Park School Retired Teachers'

Selection Criteria:

One (1) or more scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. The recipient(s) will receive a one-time scholarship award. Amount of the award to be determined.

Eligibility:

1. The person chosen must have a sincere desire to attend a college or university.

2. The recipient must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be entering an educational program in an education or health related field of study.

4. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied. Grade Point Average (GPA) shall not be a major consideration for receiving this scholarship.

5. The student shall have demonstrated a good work ethic throughout their high school years and must provide an acknowledging reference letter from a teacher recognizing their “good work ethic”, and specific examples of such.

6. The student must have one character reference from a teacher and one from a person who is familiar with the student (not family).

7. The student must provide a three (3) paragraph personal statement outlining reasons for pursuing either the field of education or health.

8. All completed applications must be returned to the Dickinson Area Community Foundation Office by March 15th. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Dahms Family

Selection Criteria:

One (1) or more scholarship recipient(s) may be chosen annually from Forest Park High School, depending upon funds available. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted in a post high school training program of at least one school year in length. Preference will be given to students pursuing 1 or 2 year program in the vocational/trade/technical areas.

2. The student must attend the training program during the year immediately following his/her high school graduation, beginning with the first regular semester or term.

3. Scholarship recipients must be a graduate of Forest Park High School or a resident of Eastern IronCounty which consists of Alpha, Crystal Falls and Amasa.

4. The intent of the Dahm’s Family Scholarship is to provide financial aid to applicants who otherwise might not receive any other scholarships due to GPA or class ranking. The Scholarship Selection Committee shall strive to meet the Donors’ wishes before granting the scholarship in any other manner.

5. Payment of one half of the scholarship is made to the recipient in mid-August or as soon as the recipient provides verification of registration. The remainder of the annual scholarship is paid at the beginning of the second semester once an official transcript verifying of successful completion of the first semester is provided to the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, 220A E Hughitt Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801 (Phone: 906-774-3131).

6. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Donald & Jean Boulanger

Selection Criteria:

The family will determine the amount of the scholarship and how many to be awarded once they receive information on what is available each year. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in the Fund.

Eligibility:

1. Available to graduating Forest Park seniors and non-traditional students from the Crystal Falls areas who have been out of school and are returning to school.

2. Students must show proof they are enrolled in their program of choice before the scholarship is awarded.

3. Must be pursuing a certification less than a bachelor degree in a Vocational or Technical school in a program but not limited in the following; building trades, welding, auto mechanics, machine tool, electrical, health care, dietary or agriculture.

4. Students must have demonstrated a degree of work ethics in high school and the community.

5. GPA may be used as a determining factor but more important the student should have a firm foundation in the area related to his/her training.

6. Must submit a one-page essay 12 point font, double-spaced not more than one page: on how they have demonstrated their work ethic in school and the community and what made you choose the vocational or trade program you are entering. Also, how this scholarship will help you meet that goal.

7. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Edward, Lila, and Margaret Jacobs

Selection Criteria:

One scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted in a program at a college, university, or technical school.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be pursuing a degree in a business or commercial field.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to the Business or Commercial fields.

5. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Eugene & Kathryn Sedberry

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to this Scholarship.

4. Three one-time scholarships will be awarded.

5. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Father Gondek

Selection Criteria:

One Scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

2. Selection will be based on the priority considerations listed below:

a. First consideration is to be given to a boy entering a seminary to study for the Priesthood.

b. In the event the first priority does not materialize, the scholarship would then be granted to a girl entering a religious vocation.

c. Should the first two considerations fall short of a recipient, the scholarship is then to be awarded to a qualified boy or girl pursuing a career in the field of music whose plans would include studying toward a degree.

d. Should none of the above materialize, consideration may be given to a past alumnus who meets the criteria for “a” or “b” in that order. Item “c” is excluded from this consideration.

3. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied demonstrating the following traits: scholarship and a potential for success in his or her continuing education.

4. The student chosen shall have demonstrated the following characteristics throughout high school: Christian maturity, character, leadership potential, and personality, and must provide an acknowledging reference letter from a teacher or from a person who is familiar with the student (not family) recognizing these traits and citing specific examples of such.

5. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to this Scholarship.

6. Financial need of the applicants shall also be taken into consideration.

7. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Forest Park Alumni Association

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied demonstrating an overallGrade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.

4. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Forest Park Band Boosters

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. $150 Scholarship Award.

Eligibility:

1. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

2. The student must demonstrate that they have been a member of the Forest Park High School Band who has shown superior commitment to the tradition of excellence in the Forest Park Band Department by providing an acknowledging reference letter from a member of the Music or Band Department.

3. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to this Scholarship.

4. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Forest Park Business

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient may be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon donations received to the Fund (1/2 of annual donations received in a given year are awarded).

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted in a 4-year program at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be pursuing an education in business.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to the Business field.

5. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied demonstrating an overallGrade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75.

6. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Forest Park Humanities

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at a college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be studying in the field of humanities.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to the Humanities field.

5. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Forest Park Science

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at a college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be studying in the field of science.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to the Science field.

5. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied demonstrating an overallGrade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.

6. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Forest Park Vocational/Technical

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at a technical/vocational school.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to this Scholarship.

4. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Gladys Henskey Memorial

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be pursuing a career in the Education field.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to the Education field.

5. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Gus & Vi Eckola

Selection Criteria:

One (1) or more scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. The recipient(s) will receive a one-time scholarship award. Amount of the award to be determined annually.

Eligibility:

1. The recipient shall be a graduate of Forest Park High School; and shall be a student entering in a vocational/technical or college/university educational program in a music field of study (instrumental, vocal, or educational). If no applicants fulfill the music field of study, second consideration shall be a student entering a vocational/technical or college/university educational program in an education field of study.

2. The recipient shall have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of no less than 2.0.

3. A three (3) paragraph personal statement must be attached stating how your field of study relates to either the music or education field you are entering into.

4. One scholarship will be awarded.

5. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Howard F Koob Memorial

Selection Criteria:

Scholarship recipients may be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Scholarship(s) will be awarded to student(s) pursuing a 1-2 year technical/vocational degree, and student(s) pursuing a 4-year degree in any field. Exact award amount and number of awards is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The students chosen must have been accepted in a 1–2-year program at a technical/vocational school, or to a 4-year program at a college or university.

2. The recipients must enroll and attend the program during the school year immediately following his/her high school graduation, beginning with the first regular Fall semester or term.

3. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

4. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied demonstrating the student’s scholastic ability, good possibility of continued academic success and seriousness of purpose.

5. Applicants shall be judged on citizenship and participation in extra-curricular activities.

6. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to this Scholarship.

7. Applicants must be able to show that financial need exists.

8. All completed applications must be returned to the Guidance Office by March 15th.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Irving & Kathleen McLeod

Selection Criteria:

One or more scholarship recipients may be chosen annually from Forest Park High School to receive a one-time scholarship award. The award amounts are determined annually based upon the earned income of the Fund over the preceding year.

Eligibility:

1. The recipient must be a graduating Forest Park High School senior.

2. The scholarship is for a one-year period only and may not be renewed.

3. The recipient must be entering a degree granting program at a vocational/technical school or a 2- or 4-year post-secondary institution of higher learning.

4. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA.

5. The individual financial need of the applicant for scholarship assistance will be a consideration of the scholarship committee when applicants have met all other criteria fort he scholarship.

All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Joyce Salmi Memorial

Selection Criteria:

Patricia A Butler, TTEE will determine the amount of the scholarship and how many to be awarded once they receive information on what is available each year. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in the Fund.

Eligibility:

1. Available to graduating Forest Park seniors with a 2.5-3.0 GPA (preferred).

2. Students must show proof they are enrolled in a Postsecondary Education (including vocational and trade schools) before the scholarship is awarded.

3. Students must be pursuing a Postsecondary Education in a vocational and/or trade school.

4. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Judge Oswald Casanova

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in the Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted in a 4 year program at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be pursuing a law related degree.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to the Law / Legal field.

5. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Lillian Galbraith Community Service

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student must have been accepted in a public institution of higher learning in the State of Michigan.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student shall have demonstrated service to the community and must provide an acknowledging reference letter from a person who is familiar with the student (not family) recognizing the student’s commitment to the community and citing specific examples of the service(s) the student has provided to the community.

4. The student shall have demonstrated honesty, good citizenship and volunteerism in the community and must provide an acknowledging reference letter from a person who is familiar with the student (not family) recognizing these traits and citing specific examples of such.

5. The student must attach a brief statement (3-4 paragraphs) addressing the following:

a. How have the services you provided to the community impacted the community?

b. How have the services you have provided to the community impacted you?

c. What suggestion do you have for involving young people in community service in the future?

6. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to this Scholarship.

7. This scholarship is not renewable.

8. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Paul & Georgiana Schook Memorial

Selection Criteria:

Two (2) scholarship recipients will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

2. The student must be pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: (1) Nursing; (2) Computer Science; (3) Mathematics; (4) Education.

3. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on ho

4. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Perina Sartori & Gene Sartori

Selection Criteria:

Two (2) scholarship recipients (one male one female) will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. Applicant must have a sincere desire to continue his/her education in an accredited vocational/technical school or college/university.

2. Scholarship recipients must be a graduate of Forest Park High School or a resident of Eastern Iron County which consists of Alpha, Crystal Falls and Amasa.

3. Two scholarships will be given per year: one to a male graduating senior and one to a female graduating senior.

4. Failure by the applicant to complete the application entirely and/or failure to provide the requested information may result in rejection of the application.

5. The selection committee will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, handicap, age, sex or creed.

6. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Raise Her Up

Selection Criteria:

One (1) or more Scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. The recipient(s) shall receive a one-time Scholarship Award in an amount to be determined annually (based upon earned income of the fund).

Eligibility:

1. Applicants must have a sincere desire to continue her education in an accredited vocational/technical school or college/university.

2. Scholarship recipients must be a female graduate of Forest Park High School.

3. Applicants must show they demonstrated service to the community.

4. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership potential.

5. Applicants must submit three non-relative references with their contact information. One reference must be a peer and one must be non-academic. Your references should be able to show the committee your community service and leadership involvement.

6. Applicants must submit a five-to-ten-minute video (MP4 file). The video should tell the committee about your community service activities and demonstrate your leadership skills. In addition, it should include how you have positively impacted your peers and how you have been inspired by leaders in your life.

7. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied.

8. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Robert & Jeana Flood Family

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Scholarship is renewable up to a 4-year maximum. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted in a 4-year program at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be pursuing a 4-year degree in one of the following (listed in order of preference): (1) Industrial Distribution; (2) Industrial Technologies; (3) Mechanical Engineering.

4. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied demonstrating good scholarship by a standing in the upper twenty-five percent (25%) of the graduating class.

5. A 2.50 GPA is needed to renew for the next three (3) years by providing a current official college transcript by June 30th to the Dickinson Area Community Foundation at 220A E Hughitt Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. (Telephone: 906-774-3131).

6. Verification of your fall schedule with declared major will have to be provided in order to receive the first payment of the scholarship.

7. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to the Industrial Distribution, Industrial Technologies, or Mechanical Engineering fields.

8. Students must remain in the curriculum of Industrial Distribution, Industrial Technologies or Mechanical Engineering to continue as a recipient of the scholarship, or the scholarship will be forfeited. Verification of curriculum will be necessary to renew by providing a current official college transcript by June 30th to the Dickinson Area Community Foundation at 220A E Hughitt Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. (Telephone: 906-774-3131).

9. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

10. The Forest Park School District committee will be responsible for the selection of the scholarship candidates and make a list of candidate’s available to the Flood Family for input before the candidate is selected as a recipient of the scholarship.

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Robert B Hockings

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund. Graduates pursuing a degree in any field.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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St Edwards

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund. This scholarship is for graduates pursuing a degree in any field.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Steve Warner Memorial

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be pursuing a 4-year degree in the field of education.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to the Education field.

5. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied demonstrating good scholarship by a standing in the upper twenty-five percent (25%) of the graduating class.

6. The student must demonstrate financial need.

7. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Stuart West Memorial

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be pursuing a 4-year degree in following fields: Conservation, Wildlife, Forest Management or Ecology.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field will lead to a degree in the Conservation, Wildlife, Forest Management, or Ecology fields.

5. A transcript of the student’s high school records must be supplied demonstrating good scholarship by a standing in the upper twenty-five percent (25%) of the graduating class.

6. The student must demonstrate financial need.

7. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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Terry Divine Memorial

Selection Criteria:

One (1) scholarship recipient will be chosen annually from Forest Park High School. Exact award amount is determined annually based upon earnings in Fund.

Eligibility:

1. The student chosen must have been accepted at a college or university.

2. The student must be a graduating Forest Park High School Senior.

3. The student must be pursuing a degree in education.

4. The student must attach a Personal Statement, which includes their comments on how their field of study relates to the Education field.

5. All applicants must adhere to Guidance Counselor deadlines. Failure to turn in your application by the due date will result in being ineligible to apply for this scholarship

Guidance Counselors, all completed applications must be returned to Dickinson Area Community Foundation by March 15.

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