scholarship bannerAnn Arbor Educational Foundation Scholarships help students pursue education beyond high school.  These Student Awards enhance the school experience for students.  Each year a number of notable students, many with financial need, receive scholarships and monetary awards through the AAPS Educational Foundation.  The Educational Foundation manages almost $500,000 in Scholarships and Donor Funds. Through this program the Foundation annually may award nearly $15,000 to students and the schools, in addition to its annual Teacher Grant awards.

Private Donors generously establish AAEF scholarships and student awards. Creating a named scholarship, student award, or fund to enhance programs gives donors the chance to honor or remember loved ones and special educators, while making a difference in areas of personal interest for students in school today and students of tomorrow.

Please contact the Foundation to learn how you can create a named scholarship or student award fund.

Ann Arbor Educational Foundation Scholarship Committee

Board members and community volunteers review applications from students, and recommendations by teachers, counselors, coaches and others.  These volunteers are committed to ensuring the awards are given to the most worthy candidate as outlined in the award criteria.

To REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. Select your school in the menu to the right, or review the full list of scholarships below. 
Students: Select the Fund Name for criteria and to download an application. Not all student award funds require applications. On the Fund Page, you will find the criteria for the award.  The Application (where required) are located at the bottom of each individual Fund Page. You may apply for more than one. 
  • Please carefully follow directions for completion and submission, listed on the application
  • Applications can be submitted starting on January 2 of each year.
  • All applications must be submitted by April 15, no later than 5pm.
  • Questions may be directed to


John_BaublitBAUBLIT Business ScholarshipUp to 2 Scholarships at $2,000 each
For a graduating Pioneer High School Senior(s) who plans to start college or university in the fall of the following school year, and who have completed, or be currently enrolled a business education class.




Yolanda BELL Memorial Scholarship – $400 minimum
For a student with an IEP who plans to attend college or other type of post-school training




Rick Burgess Memorial Music Scholarship – $1,200
Junior or senior jazz band student dedicated to the art and creation of jazz music




Taylor CalhounTaylor CALHOUN Memorial Awards
For Huron High School students, these awards are to recognize special members of the women’s varsity tennis and soccer teams in honor of Taylor Elizabeth-Blair Calhoun. There are no student application processes for these awards. Selection is made by team coaches.

Taylor Calhoun Sunshine Awards – $300 each – for 2 student athletes, one each from the Women’s Soccer and Tennis Teams

Taylor Calhoun Individual Assistance Awards – Award amounts vary to enhance the high school experience for students in need.  There is no student application process.  Selection is made by teacher and coach referral to student counselors.


Kacee CronkKacee CRONK Scholarship – varies, but typically $1,000.00 
For a graduating female who displays dedication to succeed in academic and athletic endeavors




Lisa GallagherLisa Ann GALLAGHER Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
For a graduating female student planning to attend college




IRIS Scholarship – Amount varies by year – In 2015,  2 scholarships will be awarded at $1,500 each. For up to two graduating students who demonstrate leadership and community service

Jill AwardThe JILL Award – $ amount varies
For a graduating senior who made Community High “a happier place”, displaying the happy, generous spirit of the late teacher, Jill Donnellan.  There is not a student application process. Selection is made by a committee.



Joseph J. KEELEY Memorial Scholarship  – $100
For a graduating senior who excels in academics and athletics (swimming, water polo or softball). There is not a student application process. Selection is made by a committee.

Robert E. LEWIS Award – $300
For a graduating student who is a scholar, athlete and student leader

Evy Eugene MAVRELLIS Student Leadership Award – $500
For a graduating female displaying leadership through community service, academic achievement and commitment to education and  human service

Kent Overbey Track DedicationKent D. OVERBEY Scholarship – $250 to $500 per scholarship, number of recipients varies
For a graduating male senior and member of the cross country team




Emilie PFISTERER Scholarship – 2 Scholarships at $500/each
For one graduating male and one graduating female attending U of M (Ann Arbor), EMU, Concordia or WCC with high academics and financial need.

Dorothy M. RUSSELL Scholarship – $500
For a graduating senior who plans to attend college and major in education

Don Simonds Picture-1Donald E. SIMONS, Jr. Memorial Award – $250 scholarships, number of recipients varies.
For a student-athlete on the basketball or football team needing assistance with participation fees



Peter J. STAMOS Memorial Scholarship – up to $200 each
For two 3rd or 4th grade students to attend KidSport Summer Camp at University of Michigan

Spencer grade 6 photoSpencer J. STEIFF Music Camp Scholarship – $450 (or current Wolverine Band Camp tuition).  Number of scholarships vary.
Provides financial assistance for band students at Scarlett Middle School to attend Wolverine Band Camp.



WOMEN’S Symphony Scholarship – $200 (can be multiple awards)
For varying numbers of students to attend summer music camps.