Youth Advisory Council Scholarship


Scholarship Information


Supporting members of the Foundationís Youth Advisory Council in pursuit of post-secondary education

The Youth Advisory Council is the Foundationís program to instill the value of philanthropy and service to community in the next generation.  YAC membership is open to all Gratiot County high school students.  

This scholarship was established with an anonymous contribution in 2006.  Its purpose is to support YAC members in the pursuit of post-secondary education.  Eligible YACers must have been active in YAC meetings and service projects for at least two years, as well as have demonstrated academic achievement and high moral character as representatives of the Foundation and the Gratiot Community. 


Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a graduating senior of a school in Gratiot County pursuing post-secondary education;
  • Must be a member of YAC for at least two years and have participated in no less than five meetings and/or YAC community service activities each year;
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  • Must submit confirmation of service from YAC Advisor;
  • Must submit a one-page, typewritten essay illustrating the impact of YAC on applicantís life AND applicantís community;
  • Must submit at least one and no more than three letters of support of` applicantís community service and moral character (family members and YAC advisors excluded).

One scholarship available for as much as $500.


Previous Recipients

Landon Defever

Chelsea Sherlock

Katie Duffy

Rachel Kolb
Mallory Munderloh
Aubrey Griffith


Scholarship Recipients

Shelby Stoneman
Ithaca High School

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