Scholarship and grant recipients share the impact on their lives through an award from the Anchor Bay Community Foundation.

“By awarding me the Velma Cullen MacDonald Continuing Education Scholarship, you have reduced my financial burden, which will allow me to focus more on my studies and not worry so much about how I am going to pay for school….I feel that I am one step closer to achieving my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse.”  Elizabeth (2017 recipient of Velma Cullen MacDonald Continuing Education Scholarship)

“I am truly humbled and thankful to have received the Greg and Mary Ann Bayer Family Scholarship. It will be put into great use as I pursue my ultimate goal of becoming a disability lawyer.”  Gabrielle (2017 recipient of the Greg and Mary Ann Bayer Family Scholarship)

“This award allowed me to attend my desired school and study mechanical engineering. Scholarships like this one help a lot with the expenses of college.”  Matthew (2017 recipient of the Lois & Dick Pierson Building Trades and STEM Scholarship)

“This scholarship provided money for my saxophone, which was required for my program.” Paige (2014 recipient of the Bette Dunlap Carrothers Music Scholarship)

“….To find out I had been chosen for the Keith W. Marcola Medical Scholarship was a great accomplishment…. I hope to honor Keith’s memory and make his family proud of me by becoming a Physician’s Assistant.”  Lauren

“I want to thank you for the generosity of a Velma Cullen MacDonald Fund for the Future Scholarship. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, as it will help me to continue my educationa and allow me to pursue my major of Pre-Med.”  Emily, Senior at Anchor Bay High School

“I was very happy to learn that I am the recipient of the Justin Mello Scholarship. I appreciate the generosity of the donors helping students continue our education and become successful in life. I am thankful to the board members and the scholarship committee for choosing me to be the recipient of this scholarship.”  Victoria

“I would like to extend my thanks to the Community Foundation Members and Bette Carrothers for choosing me as a recipient of the Bette Dunlap Carrothers Music Scholarship. This scholarship will help me reach my goals and complete my double major in Clarinet Performance and Biochemistry at Oakland University.”  Elaine

“I would like to express my excitement and extreme appreciation in being selected as the recipient of the Pierson Hard Hats and Tool Belts Scholarship. It means a lot to me that you deemed me worthy of this exceptional award. I plan to one day pay it forward to someone else.”  Sam

I wanted to take the time to say thank you for giving me the help and opportunity to go one step further with my education. I am grateful for the Keith W. Marcola scholarship.”  Brianna

I want to thank you for your generosity in awarding me the Stuart MacDonald Business & Technology Scholarship. It will be put to good use as I continue my studies at MSU.”  Victoria

Thanks for the award on senior’s night. College is expensive and this will go a long way towards helping me complete my education.” Jason

I am so excited to start my new adventure and studies at MSU and am grateful for the aid with the Velma Cullen MacDonald Book Award and the Frank C. Ruzzin scholarship.”  Rachel

Thank you so much for awarding me the Wayne and Joan Webber Scholarship. I am beyond excited. This will help me continue my education and ultimately pursue my dream of becoming a physician assistant!”  Sarah