Online Application

AWARD: $500 scholarship

Applications must be received by: March 15th, 2023

The Louanne Saenz Scholarship will offer one scholarship to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship monies can be used for tuition, books and classroom materials for any qualified institute of higher learning. The awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an essay and a completed application.

Applicants must be high school seniors and be a current resident of the City of Wixom and have resided in Wixom for at least 2 years OR be a high school senior at any Walled Lake Consolidated High School.

ESSAY: Applicants must write and submit a 500 word essay in MLA (Modern Language Association) format on the topic provided. For more information go to Essays will be judged by a panel and selected based on creativity, adherence to the essay topic and technical merit. Many essay writing guides exist to help students through this process. Only one essay per applicant will be accepted. You will be prompted to upload your essay at the end of the application form.

ESSAY TOPIC: Outline your academic/career goals and how this scholarship would help to achieve those goals.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: A letter of recommendation from a current or past instructor, administrator, community or church leader familiar with your qualifications and character should be included with the application.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM: The applicant’s contributions to community service and volunteerism will be a large part of the selection criteria. Make sure to list all of your activities including one-day events.

TRANSCRIPT(S): Copies of your official high school transcripts should be submitted with the application.

Questions regarding Wixom Community Foundation scholarships may be directed to the WCF by e-mail at or by letter to Wixom Community Foundation.

Documents can uploaded at the end of this application.

Saenz Form

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