July 12, 2012

Carrollton Education Foundation – Max Fisher Scholarship

Max Fisher was a long time resident of Carrollton where he and his wife Caroline raised four children; Cheryl, Mark, Craig and Michelle, all of whom graduated from Carrollton High School.

Max believed strongly in the promise of youth and the life-long advantages a good education would afford. This was apparent in his 33-year career with the YMCA of Saginaw and those organizations with which he was involved. Max was a past president of the Carrollton Athletic Association and the Carrollton Lions Club and, after retirement, was a volunteer with the HOSTS program at Carrollton Elementary School, where he helped students improve their reading skills. He also was an official for SVSU track.

Max belonged to Carrollton VFW Post 1859, the Elf Khurafeh Shrine, where he was a member of the Shrine Circus Club and the Arab Patrol. He also was a former member of the Noon Optimist Club and the chairman of the Carrollton Bicentennial Committee. Additionally, he initiated the development of the work release program between the YMCA of Saginaw and the Michigan Department of Corrections.

It is the hope of the Fisher family that the recipient of the Max Fisher Scholarship recognizes the value of community involvement and the importance of service to others.


  • Carrollton High School senior
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Pursuing an associate or undergraduate degree or Career and Technical Education (CTE) training

Evaluation Criteria

  • Character
  • Leadership
  • Citizenship
  • Financial need
  • Overall participation and effort in school