University of Michigan Alumni Association



The University of Michigan Club Manistee encourages students in the club area to apply for the local scholarships and awards available.  Applicants who have been accepted for admission to the University of Michigan as first time students and have matriculated for the Fall class are eligible for consideration.  Students should be enrolled at a high school within the club area.

The club area includes; Manistee, Mason and Lake counties, plus parts of Benzie, Oceana and Wexford counties.  Deadline for the application material is April 1, with a follow-up personal interview to be scheduled.

Scholarship Process and Application (link)

Please direct all questions and information to:

U of M Club Manistee
Attention:  Scholarship
PO Box 57
Manistee, MI  49660

Contacts:          Jan Newman-Graham    231-510-6019
                          Cathy Webster                 231-794-9023

GIVE LIKE A VICTOR to our Club Scholarship Fund!

Last year we awarded 3 scholarships and 6 recognition awards to students from OUR area.  This helped make their Michigan experience a reality.

"I am very grateful for your generosity and support towards my college education.  The U-M Club of Manistee summer tailgate was so welcoming and made me feel excited to come to school here at U-M.  I cannot thank you enough for your financial contribution and for all of your efforts to help students like me prosper.  Go Blue!"

Fallon Gates, Manistee High School

 '“U-of-M Alumni club,

I'm halfway through my first year at Michigan and I'm loving it. Thanks so much for your scholarship, it has really helped me cover my school expenses.

……….Kyle DeKryger, Cadillac High School, 2013 Recipient

“Thank you so much for awarding me (one of) your scholarships.  I am truly amazed and grateful for what you’ve done for me.  Thank you!”

……….Elizabeth Bergren, Onekama High School, 2013 Recipient.

Recent email from Elizabeth (Click)

Alumni from the Club area were generous in supporting our local students by financially demonstrating the power of the Michigan spirit.  Continued support is vital  for us to be able to sustain this fund. Learn more about Club Scholarships:

Send your contribution to:

U of M Club- Manistee
P. O. Box 57
Manistee, MI 49660

You are also able to donate directly to the Manistee Club fund on-line at

Berndine Tuohy Trust Loans

U-M Students from Manistee, Mason, Benzie and Wexford counties who have successfully completed at least one year at the University, demonstrating exceptional work, are fortunate to be eligible for  the benefits of the Berndine Tuohy U of M Trust. The Trust provides low interest loans to U-M students from our area and the loans are available to both graduate and undergraduate students. If you know of any students who would benefit from this fund, please contact Mary Jo Jankoviak at West Shore Bank, (231-845-3500,

Click for Scholarship Recipients Since 1996