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Ann Arbor Community Foundation NOW Accepting Applications For 2016 College Scholarships

Most AAACF Scholarship Funds use the common online application.     

Some funds have their own paper applications. For a  list of scholarships that use a paper application.

Please note that each scholarship has its own selection criteria and requirements.

To help students investigate what scholarships for which they might be eligible:  

If you have questions, please contact AAACF Community Investment Officer Maryellen Ferro.


The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation works to enrich the quality of life in our region.

  • We award more than $3 million in grants and scholarships each year.  Since 1963, AAACF has awarded nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships that have made a meaningful difference in the arts, education, the environment, health and human services, seniors, and youth programs.”

John E. Lawrence presents the “Magic of Christmas” Holiday Concert

image.jpg“Magic of Christmas” is a holiday concert presented by master guitarist, John E Lawrence, and featuring the Power Band, with special guests. Tickets are $25.00. The show runs from 7-9pm in the Towsley Auditorium, at the Morris Lawrence Building, of Washtenaw Community College. All proceeds benefit the children’s programming of *All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc.     
This Saturday’s concert will be a homecoming of sorts for Lawrence, who retired last year as the former Director of Music Performance, at Washtenaw Community College. Come out and catch up with John E. Lawrence and his Power Band!

*ATAMI produces “Standing On The Shoulders of Giants,” a yearly, children’s theatrical production, based on the lives of different, local, African American leaders. 

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National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Club Jazz & Comedy Evening wsg Randy

Jazz & Comedy event

Another Ann Arborite to Executive Produce film based on the life of Black Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Short Film Screening

Short Film Screening

Another Ann Arborite Deborah Meadows is Vice-President of the Board of The Ann Arbor Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, and the Executive Producer of the historical film ALL OR NOTHIN’This soon-to-be-produced feature film is based on the life and times of Asher Aray. Aray was an abolitionist, Underground Railroad conductor, and member of the first Black family in our area. He, along with other conductors on the Underground Railroad, helped 28 people who were fleeing Kentucky, liberate themselves from slavery.  

Deborah Meadows and her team are holding a fundraiser to help off-set production costs for the film that begins shooting in August. The May 14th  fundraiser will include:

The screening of a short film that will be expanded and turned into the feature ALL OR NOTHIN’ 

 A performance by a Washtenaw Community College student

An auction of donated items from local sources

A video produced by University of Michigan film students

Remarks by Carol Mull, local author and historian

Remarks from Asher Aray’s Descendants 

For more information contact Deborah Meadows at or 1-734-819-8182

History Alive: Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Featuring Dr. Joetta Mial, Apostle Robert A. Hill & Mr. John E. Lawrence

Featuring Dr. Joetta Mial, Apostle Robert A. Hill & Mr. John E. Lawrence

Ann Arbor Latin Festival

imageThe first Ann Arbor Latin Festival takes place this Saturday at The Washtenaw Farm Council and Fairgrounds in Ann Arbor, 5055  Ann Arbor Saline Rd. 

Black Chamber of Commerce holding political forum for 2014 elections

imageOn July 19th, the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce will host a meet-the-candidates day at Washtenaw Community College. Minority business owners and community members will have an opportunity to address candidates who are running for office in the 2014 elections, with their questions, comments and concerns. Candidates will share their platforms, qualifications, track records, and where they stand on issues of importance to area African American and other minority communities. This AAYBCC 2014 Political Forum takes place in the Morris Lawrence Building at 4800 E. Huron River Drive, in Ann Arbor. This event is free and open to the public. For more info: 734-328-3025

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