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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 2024 Scholars

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

Drew Kantor

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Austin Hinkley

Big Rapids High School
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Mechanical Engineering

Jack Gogol

Grass Lake High School
Washtenaw Community College

CarRyn Gilbert

Cass Technical High School
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Social Work

Roman Buatti

Farmington Hills
Oakland Community College

Jace Brainard

Mona Shores High School
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Emma Boler

Trenton High School
Norther Michigan University

Lydia Boland

Walled Lake
Wayne County Community College
Dental Hygiene

Mark Behnfeldt

Fenton High School
Saginaw Valley State University

Adam Almaleky

Dearborn Heights
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Katherine Wright

Walled Lake
Madonna University

Alexa Westergard

South Lyon High School
Western Michigan University

Lindsay Warren

Royal Oak
Central Michigan University
Counseling and Guidance

Nathan Sparschu

Port Huron Northern High School
Michigan State University

McKenna Ryan-Elbert

Shrine Catholic High School
Kalamazoo College

Robert Reynolds

West Ottawa High School
Michigan State University
Political Science

Dyllan Nelson

Michigan State University

Ishmael Miller

Renaissance High School
Michigan State University

Mikayla Mertes

Grayling High School
Kirtland Community College

Alisha Malik

International Academy East
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Biomedical Engineering

Nicole Majors

Michigan State University
Chemical Engineering

Keziah Kudowor

Oakland Flex Tech High School
Western Michigan University
Music Therapy

Brianna Kennedy

University of Michigan-Flint
Liberal Arts

Noah Alvarez

West Ottawa High School
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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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