Muskegon Community Foundation Welcome Home Scholarship For Teachers

New teacher Welcome Home Scholarship up to $15,000

Total Incentive


The Community Foundation for Muskegon County (Michigan) is promoting a Welcome Home Scholarship, up to $15,000, for new teachers who accept positions with licensed daycare or in-person Pre-K – 12 public and charter employers.

Eligible applicants must accept a position with a qualified employer located within Muskegon County. Applicants must also provide proof of residency (purchase or lease) within Muskegon County. Awards will be paid quarterly over the course of 3 years.

Muskegon County is located on Lake Michigan with 26 miles of beaches. The county is home to about 180,000 residents year-round residents and welcomes thousands of visitors each summer.


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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants cannot already live within Muskegon County and would be limited to graduates or returning professionals with the following criteria:

  • Two and four-year early childhood certificates

  • Pre-K – 12 educators

  • Ancillary staff: school social workers, school speech pathologists, school psychologists, and other necessary staff positions requiring a two or four-year degree or certification .

  • Special consideration to those in high demand positions: early childhood, special education, and ancillary staff.

  • Applicants may not be living within the county when the award decision is made.

  • Graduating college students returning to Muskegon County are eligible.

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1. Apply

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2. Get Pre-Qualified

Qualifying applicants will receive an introduction to the local sponsors of the program who will answer your questions, and help you decide if the community is the right fit.

3. Confirm Eligibility

Once you’ve been selected, we’ll confirm your eligibility for the program and facilitate a formal incentive offer from the community.

4. Accept and Make Your Move

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