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ACC Scholarships

The ACC Foundation offers numerous scholarships funded by individuals, service clubs, corporations, and foundations to provide financial assistance to ACC students who meet the criteria established by the scholarship donors.

Recipients may:

  • Be new or returning students depending upon the scholarship offered
  • Reside in or out of district depending upon the scholarship offered
  • Be full-time or part-time depending upon the scholarship offered

A student who wishes to be considered for a specific scholarship must meet the qualifications and fill out the scholarship application form. An applicant must have a high school diploma or GED or demonstrate the ability to benefit from a particular program of study. Some scholarships require letters of recommendation and/or essays, and may be renewable for a second year provided all requirements are met.

Scholarship offers are applied to the student’s account in equal amounts over the fall and spring semesters. If the scholarship recipient does not attend ACC for the fall semester, the scholarship offer will be forfeited.

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship Applications are due in March each year. Offers are applied to the following fall semester. ACC only notifies students that are offered Scholarships, therefore, if you did not receive a Scholarship, you will not be notified.

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In order to qualify for a scholarship, you must first apply for admission to the College and your Student Aid Report (S.A.R.) must be on file in the Registrar's Office. Scholarship Applications are due in March each year. Offers are applied to the following fall semester.

Fall 2020 Besser Foundation Scholarships

Besser Foundation Scholarship Application
In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Besser Foundation has announced the gift of education to five students planning to attend Alpena Community College this fall. 

One student pursuing an Associate Degree in each of the Business Administration, Concrete Technology, Nursing, and Utility Technology programs, as well as one student pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Systems Technology, will be selected to receive a full-tuition, multi-year scholarship. Each scholarship will cover tuition, fees, books and supplies, and will be renewable each academic year needed to complete the degree.

Students wishing to apply for this one-time-only scholarship assistance should visit and navigate to the scholarship page.  The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, March 27. Applications must be submitted via mail, fax, or email. For more information, please contact the ACC Foundation at 989.358.7297.

Mailing address:
ACC Foundation
665 Johnson Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Fax: 989.358.7553

While the criteria for the selected recipient varies by scholarship, each applicant must be a graduate of Alpena High School and live in Alpena or the surrounding community.