Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

50 years of good 1963 - 2013


Each year, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation awards over $150,000 in scholarships to help local students continue their post-secondary education at schools throughout the nation.

Scholarships for local students are made possible by the generosity of local individuals, families, and businesses who have created permanent endowments at the Community Foundation.

To help increase college access and graduation rates for Washtenaw County students with the greatest need, the AAACF Community Scholarship Fund  awards four-year scholarships to three groups:

  • Students from low-income families with household income below 185% of the poverty line
  • Youth of color
  • First-generation college students

AAACF also manages 45 scholarships, each with unique criteria and application requirements. Please review the criteria carefully. Unless otherwise noted, applicants must use AAACF’s online scholarship application.