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Mildred Chaffin Portner Scholarship

$1,000

March 08, 2019

Awards Available: 1

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  • Scholarship Description
  • 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.
  • Contact
  • Brenda Acre
  • 168 East Center Street
  • PO BOx 248
  • Ithaca , MI 48847
  • bacre@gratiotfoundation.org
  • 989-875-4222

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