Youth Advisory Council Scholarship


Scholarship Information


Supporting members of the Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council in pursuit of post-secondary education

The Youth Advisory Council is the Foundation’s 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 applicant’s life AND applicant’s community;
  • Must submit at least one and no more than three letters of support of` applicant’s community service and moral character (family members and YAC advisors excluded).

One scholarship available for as much as $500.


Scholarship Recipients

Madelyn Rattay 
Fulton High School


Previous Recipients


Isabella Poquiz

Shelby Stoneman

Aubrey Griffith

Mallory Munderloh

Rachel Kolb

Katie Duffy

Chelsea Sherlock

Landon Defever

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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