5 Things to Know About Foundation Scholarships


1. Just One Application:

One application is used to apply for a variety of scholarships with the exception of just a few school-specific scholarships.  For more information regarding these scholarships, please see your school counselor or call the Foundation. To complete the application you will need to have available your cumulative high school (or college if applicable) transcript reflecting a cumulative GPA, a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) only providing the calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid-www.fafsa.ed.gov and any scholarship specific documents.

2. You Don’t Need to be the “Perfect” Student: 

Every scholarship has different required qualifications and the evaluation criterion varies.  GPA is considered for many of the scholarships but not all of them.


3. “Financial Need” Isn’t a Factor for All Students: 

Not all of the scholarships consider financial need.


4. Not All Scholarships are for a 4 Year College: 

The Gratiot County Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities ranging from nontraditional, vocational, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as high school senior, athletic, and artistic scholarships.


5. The Evaluation Process is Extremely Fair: 

Community volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and locations review all student applications. Decisions are judiciously based upon the verified qualifications presented in the applicant’s application and whether or not they meet the requirements of the scholarship

Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship


The Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship was established in November 2020 by the family of Sally Kaufmann to honor her decades of service to teaching and continue her legacy in foreign language and education.  Señora Kaufmann’s passion for teaching Spanish and Hispanic culture, along with her special gift for connecting with her students and colleagues, made her a beloved educator.

Sally Kaufmann was dedicated to helping students further their education, achieve their goals, and literally explore the world.  She was a loyal confidant to countless students with whom she shared her wisdom and listened to their dreams. It is her family’s hope that the Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship will assist Alma High School and other Gratiot County students pursue their passion in foreign language, travel, and international studies. 

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