WBRC Education Foundation

The objectives of the West Branch Rose City Educational Foundation are to ensure that resources are available to help change the course of the lives of our children.  In changing their attitudes and aspirations, our lives also will be enriched.  You, as a member of this community, are invited to participate in this project with your generous donations. 

In addition to providing college scholarships to Ogemaw Heights High School graduates, the foundation also sponsors field trips, guest speakers, college visitations and other educational activities that augment the West Branch Rose City Area School district’s mission.

The foundation administers a variety of local scholarships and awards.

West Branch Rose City Education Foundation Booklet
(Revised Dec 2023) - A downloadable guide to college financing and scholarship information. 

West Branch Rose City Education Foundation Administered Scholarships:  

Scholarships that are preceded with "ESP" must be applied for through the North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF)

PDF DocumentApplying for Local Scholarships Guide, due March 1st

NOTE: If you have any questions regarding a scholarships send an email to wbrcesp@gmail.com or contact the NCMCF directly.

All other scholarships: Use the scholarship link to obtain application. (Note: Some can be filled in and then printed; others must be printed first and filled out manually.)

Michigan Achievement Scholarship

Agriculture and Rural Scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship, Department of Michigan

American Legion of Michgan 

ESP - Bellor, Lawrence A - The Lawrence A. Bellor Memorial Scholarship

ESP - Bohlinger, Crystal ~ The Crystal Bohlinger Memorial Scholarship

BPW Scholarship, Dorothy Reed Memorial Scholarship

ESP - Building Trades Scholarship

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
The above link gives access to 20+ scholarships, including general, nursing, history, political science, medical, physical therapy, teaching, law, horticulture, performing arts, chemistry, math and science as well as some for specifically Native American Students.If you or your parents/grandparents are DAR members, be sure to look at these generous scholarships!

ESP - Bunch, Jerry ~ The Jerry Bunch Memorial Scholarship

ESP - Calvin, Maxine  ~ The Maxine Calvin Memorial Scholarship

Diebold Agency Scholarship

Dillon, Karen Lee Scholarship
ESP ~ The Educational Support Partnership Foundation Scholarship

ESP - Fox, Orren ~ V.F.W. Orren Fox Scholarship (also listed under VFW)
ESP - Funsch, Craig ~The Craig Funsch Memorial Scholarship

ESP - Gogarn, Reynold ~ Reynold Gogarn Memorial Scholarship
ESP - Griffin Beverage Scholarship

Haas, Gene_Scholarship Foundation

HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America)

ESP - Kartes, Luke ~ The Luke Kartes Memorial Scholarship

Kimball, Evan James ~ Evan James Kimball Memorial Scholarship
Kiwanis of West Branch Scholarship
Knights of Columbus Scholarship Council 2022

ESP - McMinn, Irene ~ The Irene McMinn Nursing Scholarship

ESP - Mercantile Bank of Michigan Scholarship

Mills, Logan ~ Logan Mills Memorial Scholarship

Native American Programs
1-800-562-4957 or www.itcmi.org
1-202-208-6165 or www.bia.edu

Ogemaw Browns Football & Cheer

Ogemaw County 4-H Council: College Scholarship

Ogemaw County Agricultural Society Scholarship (Print)

Ogemaw County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Ogemaw Hills Snowmobile Club
ESP - Optimist Club of West Branch Scholarship

Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship

ESP - Pauley, Richard ~ Richard L. Pauley Building Trades Scholarship
ESP - Peterson, Irene ~ Irene E. Peterson Scholarship

ESP - Provoast, Kristin Marie ~ Kristin Marie Provoast Memorial Scholarship
ESP - Reilly, Tanya ~ Tanya Lynn Reilly Memorial Scholarship

ESP - Rice, Stephanie~Stephanie Rice Memorial Scholarship

ESP - Riling Richard - Richard Riling Memorial Scholarship - United Steelworkers of America

Rose City Lioness-Lions Scholarship

ESP - Ruh, Bernice ~ Bernice I. Ruh Memorial Scholarship

Sage Lake Association Scholarship Application
ESP - Short, Cindy ~ Cindy Short Memorial Scholarship

ESP - Short, Arthur ~ Arthur E. Short Memorial Scholarship

ESP - Sperry, Clarice ~ Clarice L. Sperry Scholarship
ESP - Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Homes - Scholarship Application 
ESP - Student Activities Scholarship
ESP - Surline, Chester ~ Chester Surline Memorial Scholarship
The West Branch Automotive/Rose City Automotive Award
ESP - Thompson, Jack ~ Dr. John "Jack" G. Thompson Scholorship Fund

Tuttle, William J. - William J. Tuttle Memorial Scholarship

ESP - United Steelworkers of America, Local 15095

ESP - VFW Orren Fox (Also listed under "Fox, Orren")

ESP - Wangler, Willard and Irvadene Wangler Scholarship

ESP - Ward, Lee ~ Lee Ward Memorial Scholarship

West Branch Creative Arts Association Scholarship

ESP - West Branch Family Dentistry Scholarship

West Branch High School Alumni Association Scholarship
ESP - West Branch High School Alumni Endowment Fund Scholarship
West Branch Little League Scholarship
Wiegerink, Dr. ~ Dr. Lloyd Wiegerink Memorial Scholarship
ESP - Wilber, Dan ~ Dan Wilber Memorial Scholarship
ESP - Wilcox, John - John Wilcox Memorial Scholarship

Young, John - John Young Memorial Scholarship

ESP - Zettel, Terry ~ Terry A Zettel Memorial Scholarship

See the informational booklet at the top of the page for more information. 

Juniors and Seniors: Try out SallieMae.com for a free scholarship search based on your interest. Let them search for you and get an alert on your phone when they find a match.