Bank sets up Bay business scholarship

JAMES HELGREN OF River Valley Bank presents a scholarship check to Bay West Foundation Board members Nancy Finch, left, and Julie Olson.

IRON MOUNTAIN — River Valley Bank recently established a $500 scholarship at Bay College to be awarded to a Dickinson County resident pursuing a degree in business.

“We are fortunate to have local businesses that believe in the importance of higher education,” said Nancy Finch, a member of the Bay College Foundation Board. “River Valley Bank’s scholarship will help a Bay West student reach their goal of receiving a college degree.”

The Bay College Foundation Board meets with local businesses to encourage scholarship development and hosts events to fundraise for campus improvements.

The support from residents and businesses of Dickinson County recently generated funds to create the Student Success Center at Bay West.

Founded in 1972, the Bay College Foundation connects businesses, organizations and individuals to the rewards of advancing communities through higher education.

For more information on the Bay College Foundation or if interested in creating a scholarship or gift of education at the college, go online to, email or call 906-217-1700.