Dorothy and Dick Burgess Scholarship


The Dorothy and Dick Burgess Scholarship was established to provide deserving young students, who might otherwise be unable to afford it, the opportunity to attend a smaller Michigan college.*  "I paid for my own college education and I know the difference it's made in my life. I'd like to help deserving young people in our community do the same." -Dick Burgess.  

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Resident of Jackson County, Michigan

  • Previous recipients only

  • Proof of financial need

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above 

  • Demonstrate good citizenship, high moral character, and potential for leadership and academic success 

  • Plan to pursue a course of study that leads to a degree in earth science, engineering, premedical, or

       Christian ministry 

  • Proof of acceptance to a smaller, public, and accredited Michigan 2 or 4-year college or university 

  • Plan to complete a baccalaureate degree within four consecutive years

        

Scholarship Criteria: An interview may be requested at the discretion of the scholarship committee. 

Renewable: Yes, up to three times


Scholarship Award: Up to $4,000. 


Scholarship Use: Tuition, books, fees, or other academic related costs 
 

*A smaller public Michigan college is defined as a 2 or 4-year College or University whose annual yearly tuition costs do not exceed $17,000. These schools include (but are not limited to) Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Jackson College, Michigan Technological University, or Western Michigan University. Schools that will not be considered include (but are not limited to) the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Hillsdale College, or Spring Arbor University. 

Dorothy and Dick Burgess

Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321

email: jcf@jacksoncf.org

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