Mildred Chaffin Portner Scholarship


Scholarship Information


Scholarship Criteria


    • Must be a Gratiot County high school junior or senior;
    • Must use scholarship in pursuit of a post-secondary education at a college or university or in a vocational or technical program;
    • Must complete and submit the Foundation's Scholarship Application;
    • Must complete and submit an historical essay focused on a person, place or event in Gratiot County.  The essay must:
      • Be typewritten and double-spaced in a 12 point font size with one inch margins all around;
      • Include a title page, annotated bibliography and the body of the paper be no more three 8.5 x 11 inch pages in length;
      • Not be bound in any way other than a paper-clip;
      • Utilize at least one original source identified in an annotated bibliography;
      • Follow current and generally accepted rules for writing an historical essay. 
    • Students are encouraged to use the Gratiot County Historical and Genealogical Society, and/or other local historical and genealogical societies, as a resource in writing the historical essay;
    • Essays will be archived at the Gratiot County Historical and Genealogical Society as a resource for future research.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One scholarship available for as much as $1,000.



    Previous Recipients

    John Lambrecht

    Hunter Wilson

    Scholarship Recipients

    Lauren Jernstadt
    Fulton High School
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