Welcome! You'll use this site to apply for competitive grants, teacher mini-grants, and scholarships. 

Follow these links to review the instructions:

Applying for a Scholarship? The scholarship deadline is February 1, 2020. Click here for "Scholarship Application Detailed Instructions."

Applying for a Teacher Mini-Grant? Teacher mini-grants will open again in 2020.

Applying for a grant from the Community Foundation for Muskegon or Mason Counties?

  • For Mason County - grant application deadline is February 28, 2020.  There is no application of intent - the only step is the grant application.  Updated instructions will be uploaded soon.
  • For Muskegon County - we are finalizing the process and deadlines for 2020, and will provide that information soon!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Grant Application Assistance: Jocelyn Hines, Program Officer: 231-332-4118, jocelyn@muskegonfoundation.org 

Scholarship Assistance: Dana Scott, Scholarship Program Coordinator: 231-332-4104, dana@muskegonfoundation.org

Technical Assistance: support@submittable.com 

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This application serves the scholarship programs of Muskegon and Mason Counties only.  DO NOT COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF THESE TWO COUNTIES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS WHO ARE ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.  This program is administered in Muskegon by Dana Scott, Scholarship Coordinator.  Your completed application may be submitted in three easy steps:

1.  Complete this application electronically and submit (by 11:59 pm on February 1, 2020) by clicking the "Submit My Data" button on the Finish screen.  You will receive a confirmation via email that your application was submitted successfully.

2.  Request an official transcript showing cumulative GPA, rank in class, and SAT scores.   High school students can submit a transcript using Parchment if available at your school, and college students can have the records office send the transcript electronically to dana@muskegonfoundation.org.  Also, you may mail the transcript to the Community Foundation for Muskegon County at 425 W. Western Avenue, Suite 200, Muskegon, MI 49440 by February 1, 2020.    If you are dual enrolled, please submit your college transcript also!  If you are a current college student, a transcript from the college is the only transcript required.

3.  Provide financial information:  If you have completed your  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please provide the first page of your Student Aid Report (SAR).  Email to dana@muskegonfoundation.org, or mail to the Community Foundation for Muskegon County at 425 W. Western Avenue, Suite 200, Muskegon, MI 49440 by February 1, 2020.  Please notify the Foundation if you are unable to complete your FAFSA or want to be considered for merit-only scholarships.

It is very important to review your application before clicking the submit button. Our Scholarship Committee will use this information when they make decisions, so please make sure it is complete and accurate.  If you do not click the "Submit" button, your application will not be received by the Foundation and you will not be considered for a scholarship.  

When filling out narrative questions, you are limited to the space allowable on the printed version. Please refer to word limits, but also please make sure that nothing is cut-off on the printed version. Anything not visible will not be read.

Please remember to review the application checklist at the top of this page before submitting your application.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the scholarship application process, please contact Dana Scott, Scholarship Coordinator for Muskegon and Mason Counties at the Community Foundation at dana@muskegonfoundation.org or (231) 332-4104.

Please note:   We have limited funds for adult student scholarships remaining for 2019. These resources are currently limited to female-only applicants, as supported by the Robin Bradley Scholarship Fund and the Oceana County Women Who Care. Additional scholarships may be available in January of 2020”  
Adult student scholarships are offered on a rolling basis to Oceana County residents (or residents of a Oceana-based school district) who have been out of high school for at least one year and/or have a gap in their post-secondary education.  Adult students are often (but not always) prospective undergraduate students who are 25 years of age or older. Adult students may also have other identifying criteria, such as full-time employment, parenthood, care of elderly parents, or prior military service. If you meet this criteria, please read on!
This application serves adult students who are residents of Oceana County. Your completed application may be submitted in three easy steps:
1. Complete this application electronically and submit by clicking the "Submit My Data" button on the Finish screen. You will receive a confirmation via email that your application was submitted successfully. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
2. If you are currently enrolled in a degree or credential-seeking program, request an official transcript. You may submit it electronically to dsiegel@cffmc.org, or mail the transcript to the Community Foundation for Oceana County at PO Box 902, Pentwater, MI  49449.
3. Provide financial information: If you have completed your FAFSA, please provide the first page of your (SAR) Student Aid Report. Email to dsiegel@cffmc.org, or mail to the Community Foundation at PO Box 902, Pentwater, MI  49449. Please notify the Foundation if you are unable to complete your FAFSA.
It is very important to review your application before clicking the submit button. Our Scholarship Committee will use this information when they make decisions, so please make sure it is complete and accurate. If you do not click the "Submit" button, your application will not be received by the Foundation and you will not be considered for a scholarship. When filling out narrative questions, you are limited to the space allowable on the printed version. Please refer to word limits, but also please make sure that nothing is cut-off on the printed version. Anything not visible will not be read. Please remember to review the application checklist at the top of this page before submitting your application. If you have any questions or need assistance with the scholarship application process, please contact Danielle Siegel, Scholarship Coordinator at dsiegel@cffmc.org, or call (231) 869-3377.

This form is ONLY to be completed by organizations that submitted their grant application in eGrant, but need to submit a final grant report in Submittable.

If you are submitting a final grant report for an application originally submitted in submittable, you'll use the "additional form" assigned to your grant.

Teacher Mini-Grant Final Grant Report (FGR)


The Youth Advisory Council of the Community Foundation is pleased to have supported your project with a Teacher Mini-Grant. As such, a grant evaluation is due by June 15, 2020.  Please complete this final grant report so that we can consider you for funding in future years! 


To access the final grant report, click on your name and “My Submissions,” and select “All Submissions”.

Click on the Teacher Mini-Grant Application that you’re reporting on, and navigate to the “Teacher Mini-Grant Final Grant Report” tab:

Complete the questions, hit “Submit” and you’re all done! 


The evaluation form has space to include news releases, photographs, and other supplemental materials – please share your successes with us! 


The Community Foundation and the Youth Advisory Council are pleased to support your project. Thank you again for your commitment to education!


If you have questions, please contact your YAC Advisor/Foundation staff: 

Muskegon: grants@muskegonfoundation.org, 231-722-4538

Oceana: Tammy Carey, tcarey@cffmc.org, 231-861-8335

Mason: Andrea Large, alarge@cffmc.org, 231-845-0326

Community Foundation for Muskegon County