The 2014-2015 Community Choice scholarship application period is now closed. Please return later this year for information about the 2015-2016 scholarship program. 

Congratulations to the 2015 Community Choice Foundation Scholars!

Chelsea Carter

North Farmington High School

Kettering University

Computer Engineering

"As a future engineer, I dream about how I could change Michigan for the better."

Aaron Danko

Henry Ford Academy

University of Detroit Mercy


"...motor capitol, world-class sports teams, fortune 500 companies...although these are great reasons to stay in the Great Lakes State, I am staying for a different reason: the revitalization of Detroit."

Caroline Franzen

Utica High School

Michigan State University

Human Resource Development

"My family tree is deeply rooted in this state, which is why my true inspiration is to work voluntarily to make this state even better for my future family."

Calvin Hawkins

Henry Ford II High School

Wayne State University


"I aspire to progress the development of Michigan's bio-medical discoveries and create innovation in the field. Michigan offers the education and opportunity to support my goals."

Emily Jozefowicz

Regina High School

Oakland University

Occupational Safety and Health Management

"I will strengthen communities in Michigan by improving health care delivery, controlling health care costs, and giving back to the community that has supported me."

David Kinchen

Brighton High School

Michigan State University

Computer Science

"I will stay in Michigan because I know that I can start a business here and find highly trained people to help make that business a success."

Crystal King

Renaissance High School

Michigan State University

Actuarial Mathematics and Geography

"...through volunteer work with buildOn, I have personally seen the love and compassion that Detroiters have for one another."

Marissa Kjos

Franklin Road Christian School

Madonna University


"I have a calling to help people who have long forgotten their memories of Michigan because of the terrible disease of dementia."

Eliza Laramee

Berkley High School

University of Michigan


"I know there is a great deal of opportunity for change within the city in order to elevate it to its former level, but I also know that one person can have an impact."

William Lu

Salem High School

University of Michigan

Mechanical Engineering

"My current and future engineering work will contribute to the Michigan automotive industry and keep it a global leader."

Stephen Luckoff

Cranbrook Kingswood

University of Michigan


"If I could alter one thing in the state of Michigan, it would be to alleviate this schism and bring Detroit back to its cohesive days."

Jennifer Lussenhop

Clarkston High School

Michigan State University

Health Sciences

"The simple joy I found through working at SCAMP is why I value that volunteer opportunity so highly."

Shane Neary

University of Detroit Jesuit

Michigan State University


" ensuring that the people of Detroit lead healthy, productive lives, I will be doing my part in rebuilding the city..."

Hope Pickens

Garden City High School

Washtenaw Community College

Photographic Technology

"My head and heart lead me to where my family has been helped the most and where I feel I could contribute the most..."

Samantha Riga


Grand Valley State University


"...I hope to be a small part of a larger movement to show the rest of the country, and the world what Michigan is truly made of."

Mackenzie Roggenkamp

Brighton High School

University of Michigan


"As a nurse I hope to encourage my patients and the community that living healthier is not a burden. It is something that can improve the quality of their life."

Madison Sabbath

Berkley High School

University of Michigan

Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience

"The greatest reward is the act of giving, and so I have decided to become a physician--a career in which I can devote my time, energy, knowledge and smile to those who need a helping hand."

Michael Sacchetti

Grosse Pointe North High School

University of Michigan

Biology and Pre-Med

"...seeing patients' smiling faces when their health is improving and soon ready to leave the hospital reinforces my aspiration to become a doctor."

Rachel Seyfarth

Northville High School

Michigan State University

Business Management

"The state of Michigan has provided me with so many opportunities to better myself as a person, and as an event planner for large non-profit organizations. I plan to give back to the state that has given me so much."

Dylan Stiger

West Bloomfield High School

Michigan State University

Mechanical Engineering

"I would like to help society by inventing products and discovering better, more economical ways of doing business. That would make a real difference in improving lives."