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Scholarships: How to Apply

How to Apply for Community Foundation
College and Academic Scholarships

Please read the 2024 Scholarship Application Guide completely before submitting any scholarship applications. 

Download a copy of the 

2024 BCCF Scholarship Application Guide 

The Branch County Community Foundation is privileged to administer a wide variety of scholarships within our community.


Currently, applicants can access and apply for over 30 different scholarships with just one application!


BCCF offers scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors and current college students who graduated from or reside in Branch County and Colon, Michigan. To qualify, applicants must be pursuing a certification, trade school diploma, two-year degree, or four-year undergraduate degree from an appropriately accredited institution of higher education. Eligibility and selection criteria vary greatly by scholarship, so we encourage anyone working to obtain higher education to apply.

Important Scholarship Dates

Dec. 1, 2023

The scholarship application portal opens for submissions.

April 5, 2024

Last day to submit applications.

Application portal closes at 3PM.  

May 15, 2024

Scholarship recipients receive notification of award.

Scholarship Application Files for Download

Recommendation Form

Students: This form must be uploaded to the online software when prompted. Please make sure to allow ample time to receive the recommendation back from your references to submit by April 5, 2024.

Recommendation Form (Fillable PDF version)

If you choose to use the fillable PDF version of the recommendation form, please have the person filling out the form attach an additional letter if the comments section is over 180 words.

Additional Attachments List

Please use this list for reference for the additional attachments you will need. Please note some of our scholarships require more than one attachment, so read the list carefully as you select those you think apply to you.

Resume Template and Example

You MUST use this resume format for your resume on the Branch County Community Foundation Scholarship Application. If you do not use this exact format, your application will not be eligible for consideration.

Scholarship List

We are pleased to provide an online scholarship application platform that helps applicants apply for a variety of awards with a single submission.

Scholarship Biography - Helpful Hints

If you need help writing your biography, here is a list of helpful hints!

College and Academic Scholarships Next Steps

Scholarship Application Video Tutorial

2024 Scholarship Application Tutorial
2024 Scholarship Application Tutorial
Our program director, Madison, walks you through filling out the SACF scholarship application in this step-by-step tutorial.
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