Application deadline is May 1 for $1,000 from LCCF Women’s Fund


TRI-CITY AREA — The Women’s Fund of the Lapeer County Community Foundation (LCCF) is currently accepting application for the Arretta Jickling Hill Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship is available to non-traditional female students in Lapeer County pursuing post-secondary studies at an accredited community college, university, trade/technical school, apprenticeship, or certificate program.

Arretta Jickling Hill passed away in 2020 from pancreatic cancer. Her daughter, Peggy Patten, wanted to honor her mother’s memory in a way that would have a positive impact on other women who, like her, would be pursuing educational dreams in a non-traditional manner.

The scholarship honors Arretta’s passion for the undeterred pursuit of education goals later in life. Peggy had this to say regarding her mother, “To say my mother was an amazing role model for me would be an understatement. She taught me that there is always something to be learned in every situation; it was my responsibility to find it. I believe it was this mindset that was the driving force in her life that helped her accomplish so much against so many challenges.”

The Women’s Fund honors Arretta’s legacy by awarding a yearly scholarship of $1,000 to a Lapeer County woman seeking education in their adulthood. Information regarding eligibility as well as the scholarship application can be found on the Lapeer County Community Foundation website at: The deadline to apply is Monday, May 1, 2023 at 5 p.m.

The Women’s Fund is a unique legacy established by the generosity of one hundred founding women who wanted to make a difference in our community. These special women continue the tradition of leadership and service to Lapeer County by shaping the present and future just as their mothers and grandmothers did before them. Through their endowed fund, the Women’s Fund awards grants and scholarships that support and enhance the lives of women and their children in Lapeer County in areas of health, human service, education, and enrichment.

The Women’s Fund is dedicated to helping meet the short and long-term needs of women, children, and their families.

For more information, contact Nancy Boxey, Executive Director, at 810-664-0691.