PLEASE USE THE COMMON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM FOR THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP, AND THE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP.
The Helen and Harvey Pell Fund was originally established on April 1, 1997 by Cadillac residents, Helen and Harvey Pell as a Student Loan Program. The Pells’ are well known in the Cadillac Community. Pell’s Radio Center, the business built by Harvey Pell, is a downtown Cadillac landmark. In addition to working with her husband, Helen Pell embodied the spirit of the community through her volunteer work.
Through the establishment of this educational loan fund, the Pell’s served as wonderful role models for philanthropy. Through their vision and personal charitable actions, they embodied the true spirit of community and assisted students who may not otherwise have been able to achieve their ultimate academic goals.”
In 2000, Helen and Harvey Pell made it known that they wished to expand their Fund in the future and broadened the scope of its philanthropic works in education. The Fund was amended in 2000, and in 2010 became the Helen and Harvey Pell Fund for Education. The Fund became available for use as intended by the Pell’s.
The Fund has expanded to include student scholarships for post high school education, grants to educational institutions, grants for innovative educational projects or programs to nonprofits and/or educational institutions, and a career development scholarship.
ELIGIBLE STUDENT DEFINED
The term “Eligible Student”, in reference to the student scholarships, refers to legal residents of the Wexford-Missaukee ISD area, who have graduate from high school or obtained a GED, or individuals who have graduated from a high school within the designated area regardless of their current legal residences. Any Eligible Student may submit an application for a scholarship from this Fund.
To be eligible for a Professional/Career Development scholarship, an applicant must be a current resident within the Wexford-Missaukee ISD.
ELIGIBLE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The Helen and Harvey Pell Fund for Education provides scholarships for eligible students who are attending or planning to attend an educational institution offering a certificate program, or a two-year or four-year college or university offering post-high-school degrees. Any eligible student may submit an Application for a scholarship from this Fund. Applications are accepted annually.