Education Fund & Scholarships  —  Open the Scholarship Application(pdf file)

The CSA Education Fund was established October 24, 1992 to provide scholarships to CSA and Benzie County students. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the CSA Education Fund Trustees and granted considering the following: financial need, scholastic ability, strong commitment to service within their community, and admission to an undergraduate or post graduate program at an accredited college or university or into a vocational program. Priority is given to those enrolling in an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree, or vocational program. Past recipients are welcome to apply, up to a total of four years.

Contributions to the CSA Education Fund are tax deductible! General, honorary, or memorial gifts to the CSA Education Fund should be sent to:

CSA Education Fund
c/o Beth French
PO Box 1776
Frankfort, MI 49635

Thanks to generous contributions, scholarships totaling $24,500 were awarded in 2020.

The Trustees would like to thank those who gave memorials and to acknowledge those in whose memory or honor the gifts were given. Special thanks to the families of Elizabeth Gottlieb, Barbara McGinnis, Bruce Walker and Patsy Beck for designating the CSA Education Fund for memorials.


Tom and Sue Teteak, Patrice Spitzer, Mary and John Sznewajs, Robert S. Hawley, Pat and Jim Duff, Eddie Ellsworth, Russ Freeburg, Diane Kearney, 2020 Graduates, Brian Leahy, Andy and Diane Campbell, Tim and Marcia Dennison


Elsie and Bob Walton, Miriam Kirbye Schmidt, Glenn Schulz, Phil Hill, Judy Perry, Frank U. Perry, Betty Johnson, Ted Curran, Tom Schopp, Mary Burrows, Mark Clements, Michael D. Potter, Willard I Webb III, Willard I Webb IV, Ethel Sicha Cooper, Jean Sicha Roberts, Luanne Buzzell, Buddy and Katsy Hoerr, John and Jo Lukens, Tom and Emilie Williams, Robert Rodgers, Flip Daly, Jean Deeds and Michael McCaulley

(Every effort has been made to include all memorials. Some may not appear in this issue due to the deadline.)

We are ever grateful for the continued support of the Dutton Foundation and the CSA Women’s Association. The Endowment Fund, which was established in 2018, yielded approximately $1900, which provided a scholarship to one student. 

We look forward to the return of the CSA Education Fund Golf Scramble next summer. Not only was it loads of fun, but it also gave our Funds a real boost! We’ll keep you posted!

Large or small, each donation is truly appreciated. Together, we are making a difference!

CSA Education Fund Trustees:

Gayle Boecker, Jen Daly, Beth French, Ginny Knutsen (chair), John O’Neal, Rather Stanton, Dave Wynne

2020 Education Fund Scholarship Recipients: