Annual MACFI scholarships now available to local students
By Stacey Schultz
Marshfield Area Community Foundation
Every little bit helps. Having two kids in college right now, our family knows the power of saving every little bit of money. Whether it’s taking the time to fill out a scholarship application or buying generic cereal to save a few cents, the cost of college today means utilizing all your resources and saving pennies when you can.
At Marshfield Area Community Foundation, we are committed to helping students tap into our more than 70 different scholarships.
MACFI gave over $120,000 in scholarships last year. This is in thanks to our donors who have developed scholarships to benefit a wide variety of students. Whether they are pursuing post education in a tech program or four-year university, pursuing a career in accounting to welding. Our scholarships offer a large range of financial support to a wide range of students all over our service area.
MACFI is very excited to announce a change in the LaSee Scholarship. Jack LaSee called us a couple months ago and said he wanted to donate $100,000 towards the LaSee scholarship and use as much as possible in the first year. The goal – get more students to go into the trades.
He will give out scholarships up to $3,500 each for students graduating from a Marshfield, Spencer, or Stratford schools. They should be pursuing a degree in the trades.
This is an example of Jack LaSee living out our mission of “Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter To Enrich The Quality Of Life In The Marshfield Area.” He sees a big need for people to go into the trades such as welding, plumbing, and electrician.
We see the impact his scholarships and many other scholarships can make.
We have scholarships in Auburndale, Abbotsford, Colby, Columbus Catholic High School, Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Marshfield High School, Neillsville, Pittsville, Prentice, Owen-Withee Spencer, and Stratford. There are scholarships for upcoming high school graduates & non-traditional students. There’s even a scholarship for students entering their junior or senior year of undergrad. That scholarship alone is $1,300. Some scholarships are even renewable for up to four years.
Today, kids try to keep up with academics, a job, volunteer commitments, and extra-curricular activities. They seem to pack more into their 24 hours than anyone ever imagined possible. This is, in part, why we invested in the Foundant Scholarship online program which allows students to create an online scholarship account, apply quickly and easily, and instantly show which of the 70 scholarships they are eligible. This process allows students to check this off their list.
There are, of course, many other scholarship available in our community, and we encourage students to look at these as well. Every little bit helps but we have committed to making our piece just a little easier.
You may view all the MACFI scholarships available and apply online at our website:
Applications are due March 31.