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Community Choice Foundation

Making impact through giving back

Community Choice Foundation provides scholarships to make education more accessible and affordable for students and create a diverse talent pipeline across Michigan. We are also committed to supporting local causes and nonprofit organizations through volunteerism in our community.

Community Choice Scholar with family

Supporting community

We’re giving back where it makes the most impact.


Every year, we offer $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students.

Backpacks for kids

Join us in giving away over 3,200 backpacks to students across Michigan.

Donate today

It takes all of us to make an impact. Donate within e-Banking or via Paypal.

Scholarship Sponsorship

Become a sponsor and help create talent in Michigan.


Team members volunteer their personal time to support local organizations.

Circle of Scholars

Are you a current or past scholar? Let us know how you are Giving Big!

We Give Big

At Community Choice, we believe in the power of giving back to our community. With the endless support of our members and team members, we make a tremendous impact on our community by volunteering thousands of hours each year. We make a significant impact on local nonprofits, community groups, and the people who need it most. Together, we can continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Our sponsors

Empowering our students

Our scholarships go to deserving students who are committed to keeping their skills and future in Michigan.

The 2024 scholarship application period has closed. Want to be notified when the 2025 scholarship application is available?

Graduating high school

It’s the first step toward higher education. We offer $5,000 scholarships to graduating high school senior planning to attend a Michigan college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 

Continuing education

We offer $2,500 and $5,000 continuing education scholarship to students furthering in studies.

Skilled trades

Skilled trades play an important role in Michigan’s economy. We offer $2,500 scholarships for students seeking vocational training or certification through accredited programs. 

Essay question

This year, students were asked to describe their feelings toward the concept of “people helping people.”

Scholarship application checklist

Get ready to show how you GIVE BIG.
To be eligible, all applicants must:

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholars

We look forward to all you’ll bring to our communities.

Mckinsley McCardell

Homer High School
Lake Superior State University
Fisheries & Wildlife Management

April Lark

University of Detroit Mercy

Masters – Counseling

Kaspar Haehnle

Jackson High School
Michigan State University

Mary Gadwood

Will Carleton Academy
Aquinas College

Luca Freise

Novi High School
Grand Valley State University
Mechanical Engineering

Michael Duong

Oxford High School
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Mechanical Engineering

Brandon Dempsey

Washtenaw Community College, Welding


Justin Weller

Michigan State University
Masters – Education

Sara Vos

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Masters – Education

Brittany Thornton

Eastern Michigan University

Natalie Sprouse-Studabaker

Reeths-Puffer High School
Northern Michigan University
Outdoor Recreation & Nature-Based Tourism

Hunter Schrink

Muskegon Catholic Central
Michigan State University

Pernella Rodriguez

Oakland Community College
Respiratory Therapy

Grace Lapasky

Stevenson High School
Grand Valley State University
Healthcare Studies

David Lalaj

Trenton High School
Michigan State University
Supply Chain Management

Emily Lackey

Oakland Community College
Sign Language Interpreter

Martino Kas-Mikha

De La Salle Collegiate
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Vanessa Irish

Jonesville High School
Central Michigan University
Business Management

Kyah Hicks

Holland Christian High School
Adrian College

Caleb Rebandt

Novi Christian Academy
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Tia Peterson

West Ottawa High School
Western Michigan University

Madison Palacios

Michigan State University

Sydney O’Hare

University of Michigan-Dearborn
Computer & Information Science

Alessandra Mireles

Michigan State University
Communicative Sciences & Disorders

Noah Bowers

Roosevelt High School
Wayne State University

Community Choice Back-to-School Bash

On August 8, select locations across Michigan will be filled with fun activities, food, and free backpacks and school supplies. Your support can directly impact a child’s life and give them the confidence they need to be prepared for school. Let’s unite to make education a celebration!

Questions? Email our GiveBig Team

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