Scholarships and Grants

Children's Programs

Mackinac Associates is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1981 to support programs at Mackinac State Historic Parks. Funds are raised through membership dues, appeals and grants. Mackinac Associates supports Mackinac State Historic Parks’ education outreach program that visits 100 or more schools each winter with lively history or natural history programs. Mackinac Associates believes that a visit to Mackinac State Historic Parks’ sites is important to more fully learning and understanding our history and environment. Shrinking funds for schools have made it difficult for schools to budget field trips. Mackinac Associates recently created a scholarship fund so that kids can come to Mackinac.

Scholarship Fund Guidelines:

  • School must be in Michigan Maximum grant amount is $500.
  • Grants will only fund the cost of transportation and/or admission to MSHP sites.
  • Grantees must visit at least 2 MSHP sites during their trip.
  • Grant applications must be received no less than 30 days before date of trip.
  • Grant funds for admissions will be paid directly to Mackinac State Historic Parks.
  • Funds for transportation will be paid to the school.

Grantees will be notified within one week of receipt of application.


Download a grant application.

Applications may be submitted in one of three ways:

Mail to:

Mackinac Associates Scholarship Grant
P.O. Box 567
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Fax to:


If you have questions, call (231)436-4100 or email