CARH Scholarship

All MRDC Member residents are eligible to apply for any of the five CARH Scholarships. The CARH Scholarship Foundation provides five scholarships each year, each giving students $1,500 per semester for up to four years. Follow the link below to apply. Receiving the CARH Scholarship does not make you ineligible for the MRDC Scholarship Program.

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Scholarship Programs

The Michigan Rural Development Council (MRDC) is honored to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2019 scholarships. MRDC is providing two scholarships to deserving residents of MRDC member affordable rural housing properties. Each scholarship will be a one-time contribution of $1,000 towards educational expenses. Scholarships are available to both full and part-time students.

In addition to the scholarships that will be awarded, MRDC would like to recognize the integral role that property managers place in the lives of their residents. In recognition of this work, MRDC will be awarding the manager of each complex where there is a scholarship recipient $250 and recognize them for their effort at the MRDC Annual Meeting and on its website.

This year’s recipients will be presented at a special Awards Lunch during MRDC’s Annual Meeting which will be held on Thursday October 10, 2019 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

There are two types of applications for scholarships:

Application for Traditional Students: This application is for those students/individuals, that are currently a candidate for high school graduation or within the past five years received a high school diploma (or equivalent)
Traditional Student Application 

Application for Non-traditional Students: This application is for students/individuals, with a high school diploma or equivalent, who have been out of school for five years or more.
Non-Traditional  Student Application

Both Traditional and Non-Traditional applications will be considered for the scholarships. Applications must be received no later than 
Monday, August 19 ,2019.


Qualified applicants must be a resident of a MRDC member property*; a U.S. citizen; hold or be a candidate for a high school diploma or equivalent; demonstrate scholastic or work achievement; demonstrate financial need; and be accepted, or currently enrolled, as a full or part-time student at an Accredited 2 or 4 year College, University or a Vocational Educational School. A minimum of 6 credit hours are required to be considered part-time. If you have any questions, please contact the MRDC office at (517) 347-9665, by email at or

*Please note, a property is considered to be an “MRDC member property” if it is under the management/ownership of an MRDC member and the annual Membership fee has been paid for by that property.