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Scholarships

Deadline for Winter 2014 Scholarships:  NOVEMBER 12, 2014

Please only apply to scholarships in which you meet the requirements (below).

Your application will be scored by the following criteria:

Scholarship Score Card

 

Download the Kirtland Foundation Scholarship Application
 OR Complete the Online Application

 

Anna Biernat Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship gives first preference to students residing in Lovells Township and second preference to students residing in Crawford County.  Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be part-time or full-time.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application (and proof of residency.)

In fall of 2012 the Lovells Historical Society decided to use a portion of their funds to help out students whom reside in Lovells Township by way of scholarships. This scholarship is open to students in any program.

Herbert & Evelyn Miller Scholarship

Herbert and Evelyn MillerEligibility: This scholarship is limited to Level I LPN students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their core courses and a minimum of 2.5 GPA for all other courses. Residency must be in the college district with preference given to Oscoda County students.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application (and proof of residency.)

Herbert and Evelyn Miller, who lived near Mio during the 1950’s and ‘60’s remained frequent visitors for many years afterward. The couple had a soft spot in their hearts for the north and Kirtland in particular. Herbert was a man of many trades and an entrepreneur. He developed the Lost Creek Sky Ranch in Luzerne and a few months later built the Lost Creek airport. Evelyn was a registered nurse and later worked as an anesthetist in Detroit. The Millers’ sizeable donation was given with the intent that the funds be used towards scholarships.

Home Schooled Student Dual Enrolled Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is limited to in-district students dual enrolled into any program of study.  Student must maintain a High School GPA of 3.0.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application (and proof of residency.)

Otto & Martha Krauss Honors Scholarship

Eligibility:  The applicant must be a Kirtland Honors Program student in good standing. This scholarship is a competitive award that will provide one Honors Program student up to $2000 per academic year for two years to cover tuition, books, and other expenses. Amount is determined by credit hours per semester.

Requirements:  Submit completed application and any supporting reference letters or documentation the applicant believes supports their application.

The scholarship was established in 1996 through a donation from Dr. and Mrs. Otto Krauss of Higgins Lake and Sarasota, Florida.

 

Robert Bovee Scholarship for Health Sciences

Robert BoveeEligibility:  Limited to residents in Kirtland District. Applicant must have cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Financial need is not a requirement but may be considered during selection.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application.

Robert Bovee lived in Grayling, he passed away in 2009 at the age of 82.  In 1966 Bovee was one of the first six board members to help determine the direction of Kirtland after a vote passed to establish the two year college.  He was known as a strong advocate for students, foremost maintaining the stance that the college should provide affordable education opportunities to local students. When Fay Bovee was asked of her husband’s bond with Kirtland throughout his long career she said “See, he liked kids. He liked young people it’s something he like to do. He believed in young people.”

Lawson F. & Anne L. Chambers Scholarship

Lawson & Anne ChambersEligibility: Limited to residents of Rose City and Lupton, Michigan.  Preference is given to new students.

Requirements: Submit completed application and any supporting reference letters or documentation the applicant believes supports their application, and proof of residency.

The Lawson F. and Anne L. Chambers Scholarship was established in 1994 in honor of the Chambers. They were owners of Telephone Pioneers, and the scholarship fund benefits students living in the local Rose City and Lupton areas of Ogemaw County.

F.O.P. AuSable Lodge #189

Eligibility: This scholarship is limited to 2nd year criminal justice students.  Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and be enrolled full-time.  Preference will be given to students residing in Crawford County and also to those demonstrating financial need.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application.

Donald N. Fenton Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Limited to sophomore students enrolled at least half-time, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must be planning to transfer to university/college for degree in environmental science or teaching of science.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application. Also include an instructor recommendation.

Donald Fenton was born in Merrill, Wisconsin. He moved to Roscommon in 1966 after receiving his Masters degree from Central Michigan University. Don married Patricia Gaines in 1977 and worked as an instructor of natural resources and chemistry at Kirtland for 30 years. He finished the last three years of his career at the Gerrish- Higgins schools before retiring in 2000. Mr. Fenton was a published author, avid outdoorsman, sports fan, artisan and crafter. He passed away in April 2005 and over the years more than $5000 has been contributed in memory of Don. The Donald Fenton Scholarship is one of the first memorial scholarships established and funded by Kirtland employees and friends/family.

James D. Fryfogle Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Limited to Level II Associate Degree Nursing students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their core courses and a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all other courses. In-district residency required.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application. Also include an instructor recommendation.

This fund was set up in memory of Dr. James D. Fryfogle, a nationally known thoracic surgeon who retired to his residence on Higgins Lake in 1986. Contributions to the fund were made by friends and associates of Dr. Fryfogle and by the W.D. Fryfogle Research Library. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for students of Kirtland’s nursing program who reside in the college district.

Marguerite Gahagen Scholarship

Marguerite GahagenEligibility: Students applying for this scholarship must be majoring in journalism at Kirtland. They must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to those who reside in Roscommon County and/or show financial need.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application.  Include FASFA to show financial need.

Marguerite Gahagan was an early Michigan conservation journalist who founded The North Woods Call in 1953, following a career at The Detroit News. In 1959, Marguerite purchased ten wooded acres in Roscommon and moved herself and The Call to the site of today’s Gahagan Preserve. She was known as a hard-driving reporter who made weekly visits gathering the latest news from field stations of what was then the Michigan Conservation Department. The view from her cabin inspired her regular column “Pine Whispers” which chronicled the daily events of her woodland sanctuary. In 1969 she sold The Call to Glen Sheppard. On January 5, 2011, Mr. Sheppard passed, ending more than fifty years of Michigan’s first and most enduring conservation newspaper.  When Marguerite passed in 1997, she gave her ten-acre property and her cabin home as a nature preserve. The property consists of mature pine forests, cedar swamps and the beginnings of Tank Creek, which feeds into the South Branch of the Au Sable River. The preserve is affiliated with the Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority and includes another fifty acres, which were acquired later.

Patricia Hill Nursing Scholarship

Patricia HillEligibility: Students enrolled in the LPN to ADN program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Residing in-district with a preference to students residing in Crawford County whom are single parents or married with children.  Students must be enrolled half-time for the semester.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application.

Pat Hill attended the Providence School of Nursing and obtained her nursing degree in 1973. She worked at Sinai for a year before moving north to the Grayling area where she began a 30+ year career at Mercy Hospital. Her love of people didn’t end there as she continued to work another five years at the West Branch Regional Medical Center. Patricia Hill passed away in 2008 due to a reaction to a flu shot. She is proudly survived by her husband Paul, and children Jim and Patty.

Jean King Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is limited to students majoring in fine arts or commercial arts at Kirtland. They must be residents of the college district. First preference will be given to residents of Ogemaw County.

Requirements: Submit completed application and any supporting reference letters or documentation the applicant believes supports their application.

Raymond King of West Branch started the Jean P. King Memorial Fund in 1987. It was the intention of the donor that the primary educational purpose of the fund is to promote the understanding and importance of fine art and commercial art and to advance the quality of education in this field.

Ron & Melanie Marino Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Individuals seeking a degree or certificate on at least a half time basis. Students must also have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as financial need is a consideration. Employees or immediate family members of Weyerhaeuser Company shall receive first consideration.

Requirements: Submit completed application and any supporting reference letters or documentation the applicant believes supports their application. Also include an instructor recommendation.

The Ron and Melanie Memorial Scholarship was founded in 1997 as the result of a tragic car accident. Melanie was a part time instructor in the art department and Ron was employed by Weyerhaeuser. They had two teenage daughters, Carly and Holly and the girls went to live with Ron’s brother and his family. Friends and family of the Marino’s contributed over $900 to the cause and an additional $10,000 was given to the foundation on behalf of Ron and Melanie. It was agreed upon by Kirtland employees to use the money to create a scholarship and so they did.

The Keith Rich Trust

Eligibility: Limited to students majoring in nursing or other medically related programs at Kirtland. Applicants or their parents/guardians must be residents of Lyon Township, Roscommon County, Michigan. Preference is given to new students.

Requirements: Submit completed application and any supporting reference letters or documentation the applicant believes supports their application. Also include an instructor recommendation and proof of township residency.

This trust was established by Mr. Rich in 1982 and became active upon his death in 1985. The purpose of the trust is to provide financial assistance for nursing or medical students.

Patrick J. Trahan Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Limited to students in recognition of academic performance in chemical science, with preferential treatment given to students pursuing a career in conservation or natural resources. Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher is required.

Requirements: Submit completed application, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application.  Also include an instructor recommendation.

The Trahan Memorial Scholarship Endowment was created thanks to a large contribution from Sarge Harvey Ford Dealership in 1975.

Marguerite D. Wiltse Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Limited to students from Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon counties pursuing nursing.   Student must show financial need.

Requirements: Submit completed application and any supporting reference letters or documentation the applicant believes supports their application. Also include an instructor recommendation.

Ms. Wiltse willed a portion of her estate proceeds to Kirtland to be used for scholarships. Marguerite was especially interested in the field of nursing and for the students who reside in the C.O.O.R. counties. It was her purpose and desire to award the scholarships to those who would not be able to attend school without it.

Student Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in the winter semester ONLY.  Students will receive an email when the scholarship is available.

Eligibility: Must be a current Kirtland student (full-time or part-time) on any Kirtland campus (Roscommon, Gaylord or West Branch) and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.  Must be a leader on campus or in the community.

Requirements: Submit a completed application (get one from Jo Ann Gave in Student Services (989) 275-5000 x289) and return it with your letters of recommendation and any other documentation that supports your leadership activities.

Veterans Helping Veterans at KCC

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to all veterans at Kirtland enrolled in any program of study.  Student must have cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Requirements: Submit a completed application, a copy of discharge form DD-214, supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application.  Also include any type of achievement medals.

General Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to all Kirtland students enrolled in any program of study

Requirements: Submit a completed application, transcripts and any supporting reference letters and documentation the applicant believes supports their application.

Phylis J. Thompson Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to all Kirtland students enrolled in any program of study

Requirements: Submit a completed application supporting reference letters, transcripts and documentation the applicant believes supports their application.  When answering the essays, be sure to provide examples to show how you have helped other people.

Phylis J. Thompson was born in Grayling, Michigan and lived her whole life helping her family and friends.  She was an energetic, generous person who attended Grayling High School and at age 19, married a World War II Grayling hero, Ross Thompson. After devoting her life to raising three children and one granddaughter, she began attending Kirtland Community College at age 60 for piano and music classes.

Carl Fernelius Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to all in-district Kirtland students enrolled in the Liberal Arts program.  Student must be full time and have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Requirements: Submit a completed application, transcripts and any supporting reference letters and documentation the applicant believes supports their application. Also, include proof of residency.