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Over $300K in scholarships given to Midland area students

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Over $700,000 in scholarships was awarded Tuesday to area students from the Midland Area Community Foundation. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

MIDLAND, Mich. – Over $700,000 in scholarships was awarded Tuesday to area students from the Midland Area Community Foundation.

The ceremony was held at Northwood University's Hach Center.

Nearly 300 scholarships were awarded to students.

“So really when you give a scholarship it’s a life-long gift it continues long passed your lifetime to help students for generations to come,” said Midland Area Community Foundation CEO Sharon Mortensen.

The community foundation manages the scholarships, which have an application process that begins in December.

Over the last 40 years, nearly $7 million has been awarded to area students.