2300 E. Midland Road
Bay City, MI 48706
Tel: (989) 684-7702
Fax: (989) 266-8214

Mr. Michael Connors
School Service Worker
Mr. Craig Nanney

School Hours:
8:36am to 3:30pm
Office Hours:
8:00am to 4:00pm


 Bay City Public Schools

PAWS Scholarship

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McAlear-Sawden PAWS Scholarships

The McAlear-Sawden PAWS Scholarships is intended to recognize students that have embodied McAlear-Sawden PAWS (Proud, Acting responsibly, Working together, being Safe) throughout and beyond their K-12 learning experiences. We are also looking for students who have contributed their time in giving back to the community by volunteerism. These awards are intended to encourage students in their pursuit of higher education, including two-year and four-year colleges and universities as well as career/technical schools. Additionally, the recipients must demonstrate solid academic performance as well as displaying a good work ethic in many facets of their lives.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Letters of recommendation from one Bay City Public School staff member and one supervisor from your volunteer experience(s).
  • Provide the year(s) attended McAlear-Sawden Elementary.
  • Graduating from Western High School, Central High School, or the Eastern High in the Bay City Public Schools.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA (must provide copy of transcripts).
  • Senior who is planning to continue their education at a 2 year or 4 year college, or a career/technical school.
  • Minimum of five (5) documented volunteer hours at McAlear-Sawden once in secondary school. sign in at McAlear-Sawden's office.
  • Scholarship will be awarded within the qualifying school year.
  • Complete the five (5) Written Responses and turn into the principal at McAlear-Sawden Elementary.

Awarding of Scholarships

This scholarship started in the 2013-14 school year, and is funded by school sponsored fundraisers. It will be awarded to students who will be pursuing their higher education at 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities, or their careers through vocational/technical schools. The scholarships of $1000 will be awarded to 2 seniors in the spring of their graduating year.

Applications for the McAlear-Sawden PAWS Scholarships should be completed and sent to Mr. Michael T. Connors, Principal, McAlear-Sawden Elementary, no later than the last Friday of February. Applications can be mailed to 2300 E. Midland Rd. Bay City, Ml 48706, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  No consideration will be given to those submissions after the due date.

Applications will be reviewed by the McAlear-Sawden PAWS Scholarship Team consisting of parents, teachers and the principal. The award winners will be notified by the McAlear-Sawden Elementary Principal and posted on McAlear-Sawden's website prior to the end of the school year.

Documents to Download or View (PDF)
FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (PAWS Scholarship Application.pdf)PAWS Scholarship Application.pdf 81 kB
Download this file (McAlear Sawden PAWS Scholarship Qualifications 16-17.pdf)McAlear-Sawden PAWS Scholarship Qualifications 72 kB