Schoolcraft College Foundation
For over forty years, the Schoolcraft College Foundation has partnered with its donor community to transform lives. The Foundation provides scholarships to remove the financial barriers that often prevent individuals from pursuing higher education. Additionally, the Foundation provides grant funding for innovative and emerging initiatives developed by our faculty and staff for the benefit of the campus community. The funding priorities of the Foundation are grounded in the firm belief that higher education should be accessible to the greatest number of our students.
Although our tuition may be modest by some standards, many of our students simply could not afford a Schoolcraft College education without some form of financial aid. We view donor contributions as investments in our institution and our students, which yield long term rewards and forge an enduring legacy in the lives of our students and in the future of our communities. Scholarships allow students to improve their careers, their lives and the lives of their families. You make the dream of higher education a reality and the hope of a better future possible.
Schoolcraft College faculty members are dedicated to expanding their students’ intellectual and practical potential. In the classroom they often lead in partnerships of discovery, structuring the quest so that students take ownership of the ideas they discover or develop. To that end, the Foundation has long recognized the need for supplemental grant funding for emerging or innovative initiatives developed by our faculty and staff. These grants provide our students and the campus community with exceptional learning experiences—academic out of the box experiences— that may not have been otherwise possible in these times of state and federal budget reductions.
Often the College leverages these grants to secure additional funding through matching gift programs from public and private sources. The Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants over the past twenty years.
Over the years the Foundation has partnered with its donors to play an active roll in making the campus a more supportive and attractive environment. The Foundation and its donors have committed to providing funding for the Center for Biomedical Technology. Past examples of support also include supplemental funding for the Bradner Library renovation, the construction of the VisTaTech Center and the renovation of the Waterman Center, and various pieces of campus art and sculpture.