Mildred Chaffin Portner Scholarship

The Gratiot County Community Foundation, incorporated in 1992, is a vehicle for receiving charitable gifts that will remain forever in Gratiot County. As a non-profit corporation, we are classified as a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code, making donors eligible for federal tax deductions and a State of Michigan tax credit. Gifts to the Foundation may be in cash, real estate, securities, life insurance policies, and/or personal property and may be made during one's lifetime or through wills and trusts. Eligibility:-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 a 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 For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $1,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes