The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is committed to providing local individuals and students throughout Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties with scholarship opportunities to help them continue their education after high school. Reinvesting money through educational scholarships is one way PHF believes it can uphold its Five Pillars of Emphasis, positively affect the health of the region, and attract and retain future healthcare leaders

Current Scholarship Opportunities

James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship

 The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is proud to award the James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship to a deserving resident of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties of Michigan. PHF will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship each year. It is the intention of PHF that the awarding of this scholarship will assist the individual student with the financial costs and burden associated with pursuing a Master’s level program that will help advance their careers in the health care sector. 

The scholarship applicant must meet the following criteria to apply and be considered for funding. 

Requirements: 

  • The student must be enrolled/accepted into a Master’s level program in an accredited institution/program of education; 
  • Acceptable programs include a Master’s in Business Administration, Master’s in Public Health, Master’s in Health Administration, Master’s in Public Administration; or Master’s in Non-profit Administration. 
  • Proof of acceptance must be provided with the application; 
  • The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA or meet the education institution’s minimum GPA and academic requirements for maintenance in the enrolled program; 
  • The student must be a resident of the four-county area identified above. To prove residence, applicants are requested to provide a copy of driver license and voter registration card with the application; 
  • The student must be intending to maintain or advance their career within a health-related occupation/administration opportunity; 
  • The student must submit a cover letter and accompanying essay in support of their application. 

Here is a PDF for the application to fill out to apply for this scholarship. The student must submit a completed application to the Portage Health Foundation by June 13, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Portage Health Foundation Grants Management Committee will anonymously review the finalist applications and make the award selection. Portage Health Foundation will mail award letters on or before July 31, 2022.

 


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Previous Scholarship Opportunities

2021-2022 Joseph B. Kirkish, PH.D. Phi Kappa Tau Educational Scholarship

 The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has established the Joseph B. Kirkish, Ph.D. Phi Kappa Tau Educational Scholarship award for eligible Brothers of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, Houghton, Michigan / Michigan Technological University Chapter. PHF will award one (1) $2,500 scholarship to two members of the fraternity. The scholarship is a one-time award. The successful recipient will meet the below-referenced criteria and submit their application to PHF who will anonymously review the finalist applications to make an award decision. Deadline was March 18, 2022.

 

2021-2022 PHF Education Scholarship 

 The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce a scholarship program for students graduating from the following schools: Baraga, L'Anse, Calumet, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Hancock Central, Horizons, Houghton, Jeffers, Lake Linden- Hubbell, Ewen-Trout Creek, and Ontonagon. PHF will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from each public high school. The scholarship is a one-time award. Deadline was March 4, 2022.

 

2021-2022 Health Career Scholarship

 The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce a scholarship program for students graduating from the following schools: Baraga, L'Anse, Calumet, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Hancock Central, Horizons, Houghton, Jeffers, Lake Linden- Hubbell, Ewen-Trout Creek, and Ontonagon. PHF will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from each public high school. The scholarship is a one-time award. Deadline was March 4, 2022.

 

2021-2022 PHF/KEDA Career and Technical Educational Scholarship

 The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce a scholarship program for students graduating from the following schools: Baraga, L'Anse, Calumet, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Hancock Central, Horizons, Houghton, Jeffers, Lake Linden- Hubbell, Ewen-Trout Creek, and Ontonagon. PHF will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from each public high school. The scholarship is a one-time award. Deadline was March 4, 2022.

 

2021-2022 PHF Non-Traditional Scholarship

 The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce a scholarship program for students in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties. PHF will award one (1) $2,000 scholarship to three (3) individuals from our service area wishing to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarship is a one-time award. Deadline was March 4, 2022.

 

2021-2022 Joseph B. Kirkish, Ph.D. Educational Scholarship

 The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has established the Joseph B. Kirkish, Ph.D. Educational Scholarship award. PHF will award a $2,500 scholarship to two (2) graduating seniors from the following schools: Baraga, L'Anse, Calumet, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Hancock Central, Horizons, Houghton, Jeffers, Lake Linden- Hubbell, Ewen-Trout Creek, and Ontonagon. The scholarship is a one-time award. PHF’s intention is that recipients use the scholarship to help pay for education costs at a post-secondary school of their choosing. Deadline was March 4, 2022.

 

2021-2022 Joseph B. Kirkish, Ph.D. Congregational Educational Scholarship

 The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has established the Joseph B. Kirkish, Ph.D. Congregational Educational Scholarship award. PHF will award one (1) $2,5000 scholarship to two graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled college/university students from the following schools: Baraga, L'Anse, Calumet, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Hancock Central, Horizons, Houghton, Jeffers, Lake Linden- Hubbell, Ewen-Trout Creek, and Ontonagon. Deadline was March 4, 2022.

 

2021-2022 McIntyre Family Educational Scholarship

 The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has established the McIntyre Family Educational Scholarship award. PHF will award a $2,000 scholarship to two (2) graduating seniors from Ontonagon High School. The scholarship is a one-time award. PHF’s intention is that recipients use the scholarship to help pay for education costs at a post-secondary school of their choosing. The applicant must meet the below-referenced criteria and submit their application to PHF Grants Management Committee who will anonymously review the finalist applications to make an award decision. Learn more about the McIntyre Family Educational Scholarship. Deadline was March 4, 2022. 

 

James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is proud to award the James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship to a deserving resident of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties of Michigan. PHF will award a $5,000 scholarship each year. It is the intention of PHF that the awarding of this scholarship will assist the individual student with the financial costs and burden associated with pursuing a Master’s level program that will help advance their careers in the health care sector. The application Deadline was August 27, 2021. 


Undergraduate Scholarships at FinnU, GCC, MTU and NMU

PHF offers $30,000 in health-science scholarships to local students who attend Finlandia University, Gogebic Community College or Northern Michigan University. $10,000 per school. Students who are eligible for consideration shall originate from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties, seek a degree in the health sciences, demonstrate financial need, maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled fulltime.

School administrators will review applications and make recipient selections for their respective students. Students should contact their school’s financial aid office for more information. Non-traditional students are encouraged to apply. Many additional opportunities at Michigan Technological University are also available, especially for those from our four-county community. If a student is interested in these scholarships and is attending, or plans to attend, one of those four schools, they are urged to contact the financial aid office at those schools.

Partnership Opportunities

If you are an educational institution interested in creating a scholarship program with us or an individual interested in becoming a scholarship donor, please contact the PHF office at (906) 523-5920 or info@phfgive.com. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have and explore partnership opportunities with you.