Wilsterman Scholarships are available to Genesee County students who have graduated from a public high school within Genesee County, Michigan or Luke M. Powers Catholic High School. Unlike typical scholarships, GPA is not a controlling factor. The Wilsterman Foundation is interested first and foremost in finding students who have great potential but may have struggled in High School due to extenuating circumstances such as work, family issues, setbacks or even “late blooming”. Extra-curricular and community service activities are also heavily considered, all with a focus on the student's character, financial need and potential. The typical scholarship consists of $5,000 per year for up to four years. Applications can be submitted for support in any of the six years following the year of graduation from high school. Awards are made at the sole and absolute discretion of the Advisory Board.
Please read these instructions carefully before continuing!
In order to apply for a Wilsterman Scholarship, please download and fill out these PDFs. Although the file will open in a new tab by simply clicking it, *DO NOT* fill it out on your internet browser! You will need to download the file by clicking the download arrow in the top right of the screen in order to be able to save your progress and send us back a completed form. Please save the Main Application with your full name, ex: "LastFirst - Main Application" and each Letter of Recommendation and Work Evaluation in the same manner. After saved to your computer you will be able to open the files in Adobe Reader and begin filling them out. At any point you will be able to simply save the file and re-open it later while maintaining your progress.
After you have completed the forms please send them to with the Subject: "LastFirst - Scholarship Application". Simply attach the Main Application, and any Letters of Recommendation and Work Evaluations you have gathered.
Thank you! If you need any help with this process or have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us at
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Letters of Recommendation and Work Evaluation
Both of these forms are available in a "Fillable" version which you can simply e-mail to the applicable person for them to fill out and send back to you, or a "Print" version which you can print out and have them complete and then scan and return it to us that way. If you choose the "Fillable" form and the individual you sent it to is having problems, they may need to download Adobe Reader. We strongly recommend including at least one Letter of Recommendation with your application, but you can include as many as you would like.