Foundation Scholarships

Improving educational opportunities

Graduation cap above stack books with degree paper on wooden table

Scholarships improve the educational opportunities available to new and returning Bay College students. Approximately two-thirds of Bay students qualify for financial aid, making scholarships vitally important to their future. Together, we can remove barriers to success and make a positive difference in people’s lives with scholarship support. Gifts of any amount, at any time, are greatly appreciated and are added to the general scholarship fund. Or create your own scholarship legacy to support student success, paying dividends year after year. Our Advancement office will help you identify your preferences and customize your scholarship to meet your desires. The Financial Aid office will award deserving students based on your criteria.

"Dear donor, thank you so much for the scholarship you've given me. I cried I was so happy. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been dreaming of going back to school. I wanted the chance to do better and this has been amazing! I can’t wait to continue to work hard and make a difference wherever I go or whatever I do."

- Nursing Student

Annual Scholarships

Create an annual scholarship award honoring a special someone, family, alumni, organization or business. Funds are update annually and scholarships awarded to students the upcoming academic year.

Criteria: Delta, Dickinson, Alger, Schoolcraft, Marquette, Menominee, Marinette or Florence County Students; Financial Need; Completion-Based; Renewable

Criteria: Female; Delta County; Financial Need; Transfer Program

Criteria: Female; Delta County; Non-Traditional Student

Criteria: Female; Delta County; Non-Traditional Student; 12 Credits or More

Criteria: Sophomore; Accounting Field; 3.0 Minimum GPA; Financial Need

Criteria: Escanaba High School Graduate; Delta County Resident

Criteria:Escanaba Campus Students

Criteria: 24 or More Credits; Faculty Recommended

Criteria:Financial Need; Textbook Purchases

Criteria:Pursuing Mechatronics / Robotics Systems Degree; Letter of Recommendation Required from FIRST Advisor

Criteria: Dickinson County Resident; Students from Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway and North Dickinson High School Preferred; Pre-Engineering Student

Criteria: Dickinson County Resident; 35+ Years of Age; 8+ Credit Hours

Criteria: Academically Deserving; Delta County Residents; Financial Need

Criteria: Financial Need; Preference to Mid Pen High School Graduates Active in Church Congregation; Gladstone and Rapid River High School also Considered

Criteria: Faculty / Staff Recommendation for Students with Barriers to Success; Financial Need; at Least 12 Credits

Criteria: Nursing Student; 3.0 GPA

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Education or Nursing Student

Criteria: Delta County Resident; High Academic Achiever

Criteria: Scholarships

Criteria: Dickinson County Resident Attending West Campus; Full Time; Financial Need; Graduate of Iron Mountain, Kingsford or Norway High School

Criteria: 2.5 GPA; Nursing Student; Rotate Scholarship Recipient Between a Gladstone High School Graduate & a Non-Traditional Student from Delta County; Enrolled on the Escanaba Campus

Criteria: Pre-law, Criminal Justice or a Degree with a Legal Connection; Delta County Resident; Merit Based; Letter of Recommendation Required

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Non-Traditional Student; Age Range 21 - 39; Taking 6 or More Credits; Financial Need; GPA >3.0

Criteria: Delta or Dickinson County Resident; Non-Traditional Student (26+ years of age); Financial Need; Pursuing a Degree in Vocational or Trades Program; Letter of Recommendation from Faculty Member Required

Criteria: Escanaba Student

Criteria: Escanaba Student

Criteria: 2nd Year Student; Financial Need; Must have 24 Credits; Delta County Resident

Criteria: Female; Delta County Resident; 3.0 GPA or Above; Financial Need

Criteria: Scandinavian Descent

Criteria: Delta County Resident; 2nd Year Nursing; Single Parent

Criteria: Full-Time Student; Delta County; Financial Need; Renewable

 Criteria coming soon!

Criteria: Automotive Students

Criteria: Outstanding Sophomore Student (25+ Credits); Faculty Recommended; Board of Trustees Scholarship

Criteria: Sophomore; Nursing Student; Delta County Resident

Criteria: Delta County Resident

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Full Time; Sophomore; Financial Need

Criteria: Nursing Student; Graduate of North Central or Escanaba High School

Criteria: Delta or Dickinson County Resident; Pursuing a Degree in Education; Financial Need

River Valley Bank employees holding a large check

Criteria: Dickinson County Resident attending Bay West; Pursuing a Degree in Business, Finance or Banking

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Nursing Student; Financial Need

Criteria: Water Resource Management Student; Financial Need

Criteria: Financial Need; Merit Based; Freshman and Sophomore

Criteria: Full-Time; Accounting; 3.5 GPA

Criteria: Non-Traditional; Delta County Resident; Nursing Program (ADN Final Year)

Criteria: Financial Need; Former Delta County 4-H Club; Sophomore; Full-Time

Criteria: Business Oriented; One Delta County Resident; One Dickinson County Resident

Criteria: Automotive Students

Criteria: Emergency Need

Criteria: Water Resource Management Student; Financial Need; GPA 2.0 or Higher; Written Letter of Acceptance Required

Criteria: Wells Township Student; Renewable for 2nd Year

Criteria: Full-Time; Freshman; Upper Peninsula Resident pursuing a degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math, Pre-Med or a High School Science Educator.  This scholarship is donor-advised.

Endowed Scholarships

Leave a lasting legacy with your own scholarship in perpetuity, funding student scholarships or programs year after year. A $10,000 donation paying 5% creates a $500 scholarship forever.

Criteria: Female; Delta County; Non-Traditional Student

Criteria: Member Post 82 Including Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion Members; Spouse of Post 82 and /or Auxiliary; Extended Family Post 82 and/or Auxiliary

Criteria: Delta County; Art and Design; Financial Need

Criteria: Delta County; Academic Merit

While living, Art and Lois Anderson initiated the Anderson Funeral Home/Passageways Travel Scholarship endowment fund to honor the community that supported them and their local businesses. “Our community has been instrumental in our success and we wanted to share this gift educating others. We thought about creating a scholarship for a long time and feel honored we could make it happen through the Bay College Foundation.”

Criteria: Academically Deserving; Dickinson County Resident

Criteria: Escanaba or Gladstone High School Graduate; GPA 2.5 or Above

Criteria: Financial Need

Criteria: West Iron County Graduate

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Nursing Students; Pursuing Associate Degree and Employment in Delta County; Demonstrated Ability to Provide Quality Care through Clinical Experience

Criteria: Academic Merit

Criteria: Top Student at Gladstone High School; Strong Academic Achievement

Criteria: Sophomore

Criteria: Sophomore Student (25+ Credits); Merit Based

Criteria: Science/Engineering Program; Sophomore

Criteria: Delta County Resident; 50-59 Years Old; Enrolled in More than 8 Credit Hours

Criteria: Dickinson County Resident; Students from Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway and North Dickinson High School Preferred

  • Nursing Program Preference
  • Non-Traditional Student
  • Part-Time
  • Financial Need Based
  • Renewable

Kim Carne with Diane and Bill Bennet

Diane is a retired nursing instructor, teaching heath care courses at Bay College over a 29 year span, working in the field for 45 years, and a graduate of the first Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) class at Bay de Noc Community College. “Practicing healthcare and teaching nursing has been a very rewarding and enjoyable career. I feel I have been able to positively assist so many patients and students through the years” quoted Diane. Bill was also an educator, teaching middle school math for 36 years. Both are excited to give back to students who start their education a little later in life.

Criteria: Nursing Student; Financial Need; Delta or Menominee County Resident

Escanaba native, Bob Bero, developed a scholarship as a memory of his wife Shirley and to give back to the local communities where he ran successful auto dealership businesses for many years.  

Criteria: Financial Need

Criteria: Financial Need Based; Grants to Help Students with Financial Barriers to Success and Emergency Needs

Criteria: Faculty/Staff Recommendation for Student with Barriers to Success; Financial Need; at Least 12 credits

Criteria: Delta, Dickinson, Iron, Schoolcraft, or Menominee County

Criteria: Delta County Resident

Criteria: Nursing Students

Criteria: Dickinson, Iron or Florence County Resident; Full-Time; Academic Merit

Criteria: Dickinson County; Nursing Student

Criteria: Student in Creative Arts; Sophomore Preferred

Criteria: Technology Program; Freshman

Criteria: Non-Traditional Student; Financial Need

Criteria: Nursing Students and Vocational Tech

Criteria: Students Pursuing a Career in K-12 Education; Financial Need; Academic Merit

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Nursing Student

Criteria: High School Graduate; Good Character; Academics; Leadership; Financial Need

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Veteran

Criteria: Sophomore; Delta County Resident; Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement

Criteria: Delta County Resident; 1st year in Liberal Arts, Journalism, or English; 2nd Year Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement

Criteria: High School Graduate from Cornell Area/Mid Pen

Criteria: Nursing Student; Delta County Resident; Financial Need

Criteria: Nursing Student Pursuing RN

Criteria: Welding or Other Trades; First Generation College Students

Criteria: Financial Need; Pursuing High Demand Career in Delta County

Criteria: 1/2 to Delta County Students, 1/2 to Delta County Students Transferring to a University

Criteria: Female; Delta County; Sophomore Preferred

Criteria: Dickinson County Students (West Campus)

Criteria: Disabled Veteran or their Families or other Veterans Enrolled Full-Time

Criteria: Nursing Student; Delta County

Criteria: U.P. Residents; Education Field

Criteria: Water/Wastewater Program; Sophomore

Criteria: Preference to Special Education Major, 2nd Choice Early Childhood Development

Criteria: (2) Key Club Members from Escanaba High School, Mid Pen, or North Central; (1) Special Needs Student from Delta County

Criteria: Full-Time; Delta County Resident; Freshman

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Final Year Nursing Student; Financial Need; Merit

Criteria: Outstanding Female; Transfer Student from Delta County; Preferable to Pursue a Bachelor's Degree in the Arts; 2nd Year Student

Criteria: Student with Special Needs

Criteria: West Campus Students

Criteria: Dickinson County Resident; Enrolled at West Campus; 25+ Credits; Financial Need

Criteria: CWB&I Student (Career Programs)

Criteria: Student Emergency Needs

Criteria: Past or Present Involvement in Scouting

Criteria: Academically Deserving Students; Dickinson County

Criteria: Financial Need

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Non-Traditional Student

Criteria: Gladstone Resident; Financial Need; >2.5 GPA

Criteria: Financial Need; Academic Merit (3.0 GPA min); Returning Adult Student; Pursuing a Career as a Registered Nurse

Criteria: Career Programs Student (CWB&I)

Criteria: Handicapped Student with Financial Need

Criteria: Single Parent and Primary Caregiver of Minor Children; Financial Need; Good Character; Renewable; Transferable; Delta County Resident

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Financial Need

Criteria: Financial Need; Escanaba High School Graduate; Not Eligible for Other Scholarships because of GPA; Business Student

Criteria: Nursing Students

Criteria: Water Tech or Engineering Student

Criteria: Delta County; Business Major; >3.0 GPA; Financial Need

Criteria: Full-Time; Financial Need; Single Head of Household

Criteria: Health-Related Field (Prefer Nursing)

Criteria: Delta County Resident; 2nd Year Student; Preferably a Single Parent; RN Program

Criteria: Dickinson County Students; Financial Need; Demonstrated Hardship or Emergency Need to Obtain Assistance

Criteria: Financial Need; Good Character; Academic Merit

Criteria: Financial Need; Good Character; Academic Merit

Criteria: Expanding the Arts and Art Education

Criteria: Nursing Student

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Program of Study: Home Healthcare, CNA, PN, RN

Criteria: Average GPA Student; Financial Need

Criteria: Broadcasting, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, TV, Film Production; 2.33 GPA or Above

Criteria: Nursing Student

Criteria: Outstanding Sophomore Student

Criteria: Students with Learning Disabilities (not required); Financial Need; Renewable

Criteria: Escanaba High School Graduate; Pursuing a Career in Elementary Education; Accounting or Business; Financial Need

Criteria: Member or Family Member from Delta, Marquette, Alger, or Schoolcraft County; 12 Credits or More Earned

Criteria: Graduate from Bark River-Harris High School

Criteria: Dickinson County Student; Renewable for Second Year; Based on Financial and Academic Merit

Criteria: 2 Year Tuition Scholarship (renewable); Delta County Farm Children; IRS Schedule F Required

Criteria: Freshman; Engineering; Delta County

Criteria: 2nd Year Nursing Students; Delta County Resident; Financial Need

Criteria: High School Graduate; Pursuing Health-Related Field

Criteria: Potawatomi or Native American with ID Card; Returning Student

Criteria: Award to Student that Successfully Completed A&P I and Enrolled in A&P II; Prefer Delta or Schoolcraft County

Criteria: Students in Health-Care Field

Criteria: Delta County High School Graduate; Financial Need; Academic Ability

Criteria: Escanaba High School Graduate; Nursing Program; Financial Need; Academic Merit

Criteria: Financial Need; Second Year Voc-Tech Students

Criteria: Sophomore; Vocational Tech

Criteria: Vocational Tech Student; Delta County

Criteria: Non-Traditional Student; Nursing LPN or RN; >3.0 GPA; Prefer Previous Health-Care Experience

Criteria: Freshman; Automotive Program; Graduate of Escanaba High School

Criteria: Nursing Student; PN/ADN Program; Dickinson or Delta County; Good Academic Standing; Faculty Recommended

Criteria: Full Time; Delta County Resident; RN Program

Criteria: Nursing Student; Delta or Schoolcraft County; Full-Time; Sophomore; Merit Based; Financial Need Based

Criteria: Automotive Students

Criteria: Business Student

Criteria: International Student

Criteria: Nursing Student Pursuing RN; Delta County Student Preferred; Person with Compassion

Criteria: Debate Student; Outstanding Speaking Skills; Faculty Recommended

Criteria: Skills USA Competition Awards

Criteria: Sophomore Transfer Student; Prefer Music Major

Criteria: Financial Need

Criteria: Full-Time Student Nearing Degree Completion; Financial Need; Merit Based

Criteria: Students from Bark River Harris or North Central High School; Financial Need and Merit Based; Preference to Technical / Occupational Program

Criteria: Delta County Students

Criteria: Nursing Student

Criteria: Student from Escanaba Success Center; Awarded No Other Scholarships from High School

Criteria: Freshman; CWB&I Program or Voc Tech

Criteria: Nursing Student; North Central or Escanaba High School

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Education Field

Criteria: CWB&I Student (Career Programs)

Criteria: Water Tech or Wastewater Management Student from the U.P.

Criteria: Michigan or Wisconsin Resident; Full Time or Part Time; Freshman, Sophomore or Non-Traditional Student; Financial Need; Pursing a Technical Degree or Degree Curriculum on Campus or Online; Letter of Recommendation Required by Faculty or Native Community Elder, Tribal Registration or Parent with Federally Recognized, including Brothertown Nation of WI; Participation in Community / Cultural Service or Education

Criteria: Financial Need; Delta County Student

Criteria: Nursing Student; Financial Need

Criteria: Student Emergency Needs

Criteria: Financial Need; Delta County Resident; Renewable in Associate Degree Program

Criteria: Renewable; RN Program; Financial Need; Residency Preference in this Order - Marquette County, Dickinson County, Alger County, Schoolcraft County, Delta County

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Non-Traditional Student; Financial Need; 3/4 of Award to Student in Natural Resources / Renewable Energy; 1/4 of Award to Student in Automotive Technology

Criteria: Financial Need Preferred

Criteria: Voc-Tech Student

Criteria: Academically Deserving; Gladstone Resident; Financial Need; Nursing

Criteria: Social Work Students

Criteria: Art Major, Art Education or Related Field

Criteria: Presidential Award Winners

Criteria: Pre-Professional Health Student, Preference to Pharmacy

Criteria: Single Parent and Primary Caregiver of Minor Children; Financial Need; Good Character; Renewable; Delta County Area

Criteria: Single Parent & Primary Caregiver of Minor Children; Financial Need; Good Character; Renewable; Delta County Area

Criteria: U.P. High School; Financial Need; Education or Engineering Student Preferred; GPA 3.5 or Higher

Criteria: Members of Elks 354 or their Families

Criteria: Sophomore; GPA of 3.0 or Above; Financial Need; Career in Oral Communications, Theater or Speech

Criteria: Student Must be a Former Senior Varsity Volleyball Player; Traditional Student; Full-Time; Female; Freshman Student at Bay College; 1st Choice is Escanaba; 2nd Choice is Gladstone; 3rd Choice is Delta County / Senior Home School; 4th Choice is Upper Peninsula

Criteria: 1/2 to Students Attending Bay College; 1/2 to Graduates of Bay College Attending Other Schools of Higher Education

Criteria: Students Pursuing Business Career; Financial Need Preferred

Criteria: Art/Graphic Students or Funds may be used for Art Work

Criteria: Computer Design or Engineering Student

Criteria: Delta County Residents Studying Agriculture or Related Field

Criteria: Art Work or Cultural Events

Criteria: Student in Speech; Physical Therapy; or Education

Criteria: Financial Need; Delta County Resident Preferred

Criteria:Financial Need; Delta County Resident Preferred

Criteria: Delta County; Financial Need; Nursing Student (prefer RN) or Automotive Student; Motivated Student

Criteria: Student in the Legal Profession; Career Program Preferred

Criteria: Education Students

Criteria: Academically Achieving; GPA >3.5

Criteria: Student in Special Education or Related Field; Renewable for 2nd Year

Criteria: U.P. Student in Wildlife Management; Biology, Forestry, Natural Resources, Ecology or Conservation; 2nd Year Student Preferred

Criteria: Student from Dickinson County; Pursing a Technical Certificate

Criteria: Spouse or Dependent Children of the Escanaba Verso Mill Employees; Minimum 2.5 GPA and 8 Credit Hours

Criteria: Student Emergency Fund

Criteria: Freshman; Business Student

Criteria: Mid Pen Student; Freshman

Criteria: Delta County Resident; Pursing Associate of Science Degree with Preference to Wildlife Management, Fisheries, Biology, Forestry, Natural Resources, Ecology, Water Tech, Conservation, DNR Officer or other Appropriate Degree; 2nd Year Student Preferred

Criteria: Financial Need; Pursuing an Associates Degree; 3.0 GPA; Sophomore

Criteria: Career Programs; Prefer Broadcasting, Journalism, Film Production, Graphics

Criteria: Financial Need

Criteria: Leadership Scholarships

Criteria: Business or Management Student

Criteria: Financial Need; Resides in Rural Areas; Non-Traditional Students

Criteria: Student Studying in Fine Arts (music, theater, dance, creative writing, art and film); or Honor Award Student Completing Studies at Bay, Transferring to a University

Criteria: Students Studying Biology, Microbiology or Nursing

Criteria: Nursing Student; Delta County Preferred

Sally Zimmer created a nursing scholarship endowment at Bay College in celebration of her 30+ year nursing career. “I want to help others create the opportunity I experienced caring for others. Achieving an education is critical to our future, and nursing is very rewarding.” Others continue to add to this fund to honor Sally’s commitment to community, education, and healthcare.

Trusts

Criteria: Delta County Resident; 1/2 to Freshman; 1/2 to Sophomore; Art Student Preferred; Academic Merit; Financial Need

Being a true philanthropist, Betsy Wickman Addison, via her estate, gifted art assets to the college as well as a trust fund to support student scholarships. Robert and Betsy Addison were Chicago Art Institute graduates whom dedicated their lives to creating and collecting art. The Addison’s passion and generous gifts of art live forever at Bay College and within our community where Betsy grew up. It is the largest Addison Collection in the world, and growing. As a result of this generous gift, the community arts are heightened, other collectors are inspired to contribute, and many lives impacted.

Criteria: Financial Need

Criteria: Delta County Residents; Associate Degree Program

Criteria: Financial Need; Student Completion Agenda

Criteria: Bay West Students; Two Letters of Recommendation Required; Maintain 2.5 GPA; Hard Working

Criteria: Bay West Students; High School Graduate of Iron Mountain, North Dickinson, Norway, Kingsford, Florence, or Niagara; Valedictorian & Salutatorian are NOT Eligible; Must be Within Two Years of High School Graduation; One Letter of Recommendation Required; High School GPA 2.5 or Higher; Maintain 2.5 GPA; Hard Working

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