The winners of the 2017 Wixom Community Foundation (WCF) scholarships received their awards during Wixom’s Hot Blues & BBQ on Thursday, July 20th.

WCF Scholarship Chairman and Wixom resident, Josh Springer introduced the students and their presenters.

Total Sports Leadership Scholarships (2)

Total Sports Project Manager Mike Moscone presented to Lauren Shay Ahern of Farmington Hills and John Tracy of Commerce.

Applicants are asked to provide real life examples of how a “Team” was used to teach life skills and how being a team has impacted their personal lives. Two winners are chosen for this award, one male and one female.

Wilfred Scholarships (2)

WCF Chairman, Wixom resident and Wixom City Councilman, Nick Kennedy presented to Mark Foster of Wixom.

Wixom resident and Wixom City Councilman and WCF Board member, Robert Smiley presented to Utsav Lathia of Wixom.

Applicants should be entering in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics or environment based areas of study and must include career goals as part of their application.

Rzeznik Family Continuing Education Scholarship

Wixom resident and Wixom City Councilman, Tom Rzeznik presented to Mark Foster of Wixom.

Applicants are asked to reflect on a time when they challenged a belief or idea. What prompted them to act and if they would make the same decision again.

Louanne Saenz Education Scholarship

WCF Executive Director Rene Saenz presented to Shayna Roble of Novi.

Applicants were asked to outline their academic/career goals and how this scholarship would help to achieve those goals. Historically, the winner of the scholarship is entering the education field such as teachers, educators, principals and other educational leaders.

The WCF is looking to add new scholarship sponsors within the community, as well as members who want to make a positive impact on the community by building relationships with both businesses and residents.

2017-2018 scholarships which will be available in September

The Wixom Community Foundation would like to thank the scholarship donors – thank you!

The WCF is proud of these great young people and looks forward to following their college careers. We will be checking in on them from time-to-time and letting you know how they are doing, so check back with us!

Congratulations to the winners of 2017 Wixom Community Foundation scholarships!


Watch the entire presentation (about 6 minutes long) by clicking here.

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For more information on the winners, click here.

For more information on the WCF scholarships, click here.