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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

  • Graduating high school senior, home-schooled student, or previous recipient

  • 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 

  • Must attend 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 

Dorothy and Dick Burgess

*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. 

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