2019 Scholarships Available


The BCCF does not award the same scholarships every year. Each year, a certain amount of money is awarded from the Foundation in the forms of grants and in scholarships. This year, $16,000 in Grants and $16,000 in Scholarships is being presented to the community, for a total of $32,000 that the Foundation will be disbursing according to our spending policy perimeters. We select those Funds that have the greatest accumulated income from which to make our disbursements as a general rule. Next year, other Scholarship Funds will be considered from which to make disbursements. 

BARAGA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP CYCLE 2019 
Applications and information are available in your School Office
If you need help with your application CONTACT: 906-353-7898

Elizabeth Moyer Shelden Scholarship  Educational/Vocational Trades Scholarship Award to Baraga Area School

Ina McClintock Been and Olof Been Scholarship available to L’Anse Area School

L’Anse Achievement Award – 3 Scholarships to L’Anse Students

DEADLINE FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS – FRIDAY, April 5, 2019
Please return Senior High School applications to your High School Office

The Stark Family Memorial Scholarship
$3,000.00 scholarship award for attendance to ‘Concordia Language Villages’ in Bemidji, MN, a program of Concordia College, for German/Finnish language programs only. Awards limited to attendance at 13 through 31 day programs.

Deadline for Stark Family Memorial Application is – Monday, April 8, 2019 Mail to: The Baraga County Community Foundation 100 Hemlock Street, Baraga, MI 49908

Elizabeth Moyer Sheldon Scholarship Fund – $5,000
A scholarship for student or students graduating from Baraga High School who will be entering study in the field of Education in an institution of higher learning. The student must maintain a G. P. A. of 3.0 or higher during their first college semester. The student must complete one semester of college and submit first semester transcripts to the Baraga County Community Foundation to receive the award. In addition to the primary selection of individual applicant candidates entering the field of Education, if no candidates have applied, a secondary consideration will include vocational training, ie. Trade School education.
You must have completed your first semester/term of higher education and submitted evidence of second semester/term tuition payment and first term grades in order to receive this award.

The Ina McClintock Been and Olof Been Scholarship
FINANCIAL NEED IS A MAJOR FACTOR OF THIS AWARD:
Students MUST provide a statement explaining critical financial need.
A $5,000.00 scholarship award intended for especially gifted students maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher who are enrolling in a college/university in the study of mathematics and/or physics, including those proceeding directly to university without graduating.
Students MUST PROVIDE a one paragraph statement on why they wish to enter the field of mathematics and/or physics.

L’Anse Area Schools Achievement Award 
3 – $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded to one student each pursuing degrees in each of these fields:
Engineering                 Vocational/Craftsman             Medical

Stark Family Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Funding Available
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS OF BARAGA AREA SCHOOLS FULFILLING THESE REQUIREMENTS:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must be attending a school in Baraga County.
  • Student must be studying or be desirous of studying the Finnish or German language.
  • Student must complete an application along with a handwritten essay of 250 words or less entitled, “How Foreign Language Study Will Impact Me”.
  • $3,000.00 Scholarship is available for attendance to ‘Concordia Language Villages’ in Bemidji, MN, a program of Concordia College.
  • Available for German/Finnish language programs only.
  • Available for optional attendance dates from June 10th through August 24th, 2019
  • Awards limited to attendance for 13 through 31 day programs.

APPLICATIONS TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD, ALONG WITH A HANDWRITTE ESSAY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ARE DUE  

April 8, 2019 – And should be mailed to –

THE Baraga County Community Foundation
100 Hemlock Street
Baraga, MI 49908
(906)353-7898

CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGES

The mission of Concordia Language Villages is to inspire courageous global citizens. See the link below for the summer program schedule.

http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org

A courageous global citizen lives responsibly by:

•    appreciating and seeking to understand diverse cultural perspectives;
•    communicating with confidence and cultural sensitivity in multiple languages;
•    respecting human dignity and cultivating compassion;
•    engaging critically and creatively with issues that transcend boundaries;
•    advancing a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world for all.

There are no language prerequisites for most of our foreign language immersion programs, and our staff are trained to challenge learners at all levels from novice to highly proficient.

“At Concordia Language Villages, our approach to language teaching puts villagers into a grand simulation of a trip abroad and into a culturally authentic setting—similar to what you might find in that foreign country—but filled with carefully designed learning opportunities and well-trained language teachers who help villagers understand what they hear, learn how to respond and converse, and practice new skills all day, every day.

Because language education alone does not lead to the formation of world citizens, our language immersion program teaches language and culture in global contexts. The disciplines of geography, history, political science, physical science, environmental science, the Arts, and international relations are drawn upon to create learning situations that prompt villagers to use language as a tool for understanding the complexities of the world around them and to “live the language” in significant and meaningful ways.

Experience-based learning is emphasized in every aspect of the curriculum. The educational objectives of Concordia Language Villages are reinforced through the everyday living, learning, social and recreational dimensions of Village life.”

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