Ottawa Sportsmen's Club Endowment, Scholarship, Grant, & Donation Programs


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ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE OPERATING PRINCIPLES

CALENDAR

  1. January 1 to April 1 applications may be made and sent to the committee.
  2. By February 1 committee decides what dollar amount will be available for scholarships and grants for the current calendar year. This is accomplished from review of the year end statement.
  3. At the regular monthly meeting in February the committee chairman will inform the OSC membership of the fund status and the dollar amount to be granted.
  4. April 1 to 30 applications are reviewed by the committee.
  5. Grants will be announced the 1st week of May.
  6. Available funds which were not formally granted through the application process may be granted to worthy projects, approved by the committee, between May 1 and December 31.

GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS ON SHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

  1. SCHOLARSHIPS: Students from Baraga, Houghton and Ontonagon County high schools.
  2. RESEARCH: Projects in the Western Upper Peninsula. Baraga, Houghton, Gogebic, Ontonagon, Iron and Keweenaw counties.
  3. HABITAT PROJECTS: Baraga, Houghton, Ontonagon counties and Keweenaw and Huron Bays.
  4. CONSERVATION EDUCATION PROJECTS: Baraga, Houghton, and Ontonagon counties.
  5. SECOND AMENDMENT PROJECTS: Local, Statewide, or National.

Within the context of the above and the original resolution, the OSC endowment committee may grant funds to worthy projects where applications were not received as deemed appropriate and subject to approval by the general membership. Examples of such would be Camp Nesbitt, or libraries for conservation materials.


SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Ottawa Sportsmens Club Scholarship program was established November 2, 1998 by establishment of an endowment and resolution of the general membership. Scholarships will be awarded annually, subject to approval by the Ottawa Sportmens Club endowment committee, for studies in the fields of environment, conservation, and natural resources.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicants for this scholarship must be graduating seniors, or past graduates from high schools in Baraga, Houghton, and Ontonagon Counties.
  2. The appiicant must have at least a 2.5 academic average during high school.
  3. Good citizenship and participation within the school and community will be considered.
  4. Neither race, creed, sex or national origin shall be considered.
  5. Financial need will be considered only if a choice must be made between two candidates who appear to be equally qualified.
  6. The applicant must submit a written application to the Ottawa Sportsmens Club endowment committee by April 1 of the year of graduation. The written application will be considered in its entirety when evaluating a candidate.
SELECTION OF CANDIDATES
  1. Selection of recipients will be made by the endowment committee of the OSC.
  2. Each appiicant will be carefully considered and successful candidates will be advised the first week of May. The award will be announced at an appropriate awards ceremony or at commencement.
  3. The OSC endowment committee's decision will be final and all applicants agree to abide by the committee's decision.

METHOD OF PAYMENT

  1. One or more scholarships of $100. to $1000. may be awarded annually depending on fund earnings and the availability of qualified candidates.
  2. Payment will be made in full upon recipientís completion of one term or semester as a full-time student, as defined by the studentís institution, while maintaining a 2.5 grade point average overall and in his/her core curriculum, and providing proof of full-time enrollment for a second term or semester. Upon presentation of a grade report and proof of future full-time enrollment to the Ottawa Sportsmenís Club, the payment will be made directly to the studentís institution.
  3. The recipient may reapply for scholarships for subsequent years of study, up to 4 years, by submitting an application as outlined above.

Scholarship Form


GRANT PROGRAM

The Ottawa Sportsmens Club grant program was established November 2, 1998 by establishment of an endowment and resolution of the general membership. Grants will be awarded annually, subject to approval by the Ottawa Sportmens Club endowment committee, for studies, materials, or research which would advance knowlege in the fields of environment conservation, and natural resources. Grants may also be made for wildlife habitat improvement projects, conservation education projects and projects or endeavors which would protect or advance second amendment rights.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. RESEARCH GRANTS must be for the western Upper Peninsula counties of Baraga, Houghton, Ontonagon, Marquette, Iron, or Gogebic.
  2. HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR FISH OR WILDLIFE must be located in Baraga Houghton, or Ontonagon counties or in Keweenaw or Huron Bays of Lake Superior.
  3. CONSERVATION EDUCATION MATERIALS OR PROJECTS must benefit students or citizens of Baraga, Houghton, or Ontonagon counties.
  4. SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS projects or endeavors may be local, state wide or national depending on need and decision of the endowment committee.
  5. Neither race, creed, sex or national origin of applicants shall be considered.
  6. The applicant must submit a written application to the Ottawa Sportsmens Club endowment committee between January 1 and April 1. The written application will be considered in its entirety when evaluating a project. In addition to the one page application form, a detailed project plan should be submitted where appropriate.

SELECTION OF CANDIDATES

  1. Selection of recipients will be made by the endowment committee of the OSC. The OSC endowment committee's decision will be final and all applicants agree to abide by the committee's decision.
  2. Each application will be carefully considered and successful candidates will be advised the first week of May.

METHOD OF PAYMENT

  1. One or more grants of $100. to $1000. may be awarded annually depending on fund earnings and the availability of qualified projects.
  2. Payment of the grant will be made in full to the agency, institution, or individual 10 days prior to the scheduled starting date of the project.
  3. Recipient must agree to provide evidence of project completion to the OSC.

Grant Form


DONATION PROGRAM

The Ottawa Sportsmens Club donates to worthy causes from time to time as well as yearly.
Some donations have been for:


THANKS

To the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club:
Your thoughtfulness was appreciated.
Thank you for selecting me as the recipent of the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club Scholarship.
Your generosity was greatly appreciated.
Thank You
Sincerely
Christopher Schwartz

No enlarged view available of L'Anse Sentinel Picture
Photo from the L'Anse Sentinel 12 Dec 2001 - Baraga County's Ottawa Sportsmen's Club (OSC) joined up with Indian Country Sports of L'Anse to help purchase 30 pair of snowshoes to be utilized by C.J. Sullivan Elementary sixth graders in their winter nature studies. Monies were provided through an OSC endowment. C.J. teacher Helen Stenvig secured the funds through a grant application to OSC. Pictured above are C.J. sixth grade students and teachers along eith the following, back row, l-r: Bob Love of Indian Country Sports, OSC Vice-president Joe Dyke, OSC President Emil Filpus, OSC members Jack Lehto and Wayne Meir, Indian Country Sports owner Steve Koski.
Thanks for Snowshoe Grant
Snowshoes Donated by OSC Elizabeth, Steven, and Jessica

Thanks for Courtney Lake Trip and Library Books Donations
Thanks for Courtney Lake Trip Thanks for Library Books

Thanks for MUCC Tracks Magazine Donations
Thanks for Tracks L'Anse Thanks for Tracks from White Pine
Thanks for Tracks from L'Anse Individual Animal Shaped
Thanks for Tracks Magazine
Thanks for Tracks Magazine


Joe Fedie Parker Miller Michael Williams
Dedinne Kent Mitch Fedie
OSC Community Service
Several of the many thank you cards were read from the 4th Grade students in Heather Grentz's C.J. Sullivan classroom at L'Anse Area Schools. The children made their cards as colorful paper cut outs of woodland creatures and penned their thoughts imaginatively and creatively as a way of thanking the Sportsmen for their donation of a classroom subscription to the Michigan United Conservations Clubs' "Tracks" magazine. This publication, which the OSC also donates to other area schools, has taken on a terrific new format that the children really seem to enjoy. Copies are available at the club for anyone interested in taking a look at what all the fuss is about and single, rather than classroom, subscriptions can be had for $6.00 annually by contacting Paula Robison at probison@mucc.org.
We are forwarding these thank you cards to the editors of "Tracks" so that they can read enjoy some of the student's comments and learn what these youngsters would like to read about in future issues.
Samantha Tammelin Tony V.
Haley Yaniskivis Marcus Pirkola Michael Williams


Ice Rescue Boat:
Made possible, in part, by OSC donation. - Click for Newsletter
Ice Rescue Boat Osc Pres. Emil Filpus This could be you

Nest Boxes: Osc Grant to White pine Students
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