Scholarships and Grants

Children's Programs

Mackinac Associates is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1982 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
  • Grant funds can go toward the cost of transportation or admission to MSHP sites
  • Grantees must visit at least two MSHP sites during their trip
  • Grant applications must be received no less than 30 days before date of the trip
  • Grant funds will be sent to school prior to trip
  • School is responsible for paying costs such as site admission directly

Grantees will be notified within two weeks 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:


Email  to:

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