Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
LHS FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
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Please note: Current year due dates will be found on each scholarship website. Scholarships are due approximately the same time each year. Many scholarships have a specific open period. If the link indicates not open or not available, you may try a search for that scholarship or look for an 'open' date.
Check the LHS announcements regularly through PowerSchool for scholarship opportunities that are shared as we become aware of them. They are also added here with a link (if applicable) and more information. Always check due dates.
LHS Common Application for Scholarships— The due date for the LHS common application is April 22 by 4:00pm. This new form gets automatically "collected" when you hit submit at the end. Once you do that, you will be able to go back and edit your responses until the due date when the form closes. Students are asked to submit a list of four references (2 from a school association and 2 from the community). Details on this process are in the NEW LHS Common Application for Scholarships.
The Adam Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000 one time award
This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Adam Murphy, a student of LHS and Ludington Area Catholic Schools known for his passion for learning, creative spirit, fierce intelligence and for being true to himself. This one-time award for a $1,000 will be given to an LHS senior graduate who is accepted and enrolled in a two or four year college or university and was a member of LHS Quiz Bowl team for at least two years.
In the spirit of Quiz Bowl, this scholarship applications requires eligible candidates to answer a set of questions in addition to completing the LHS Common Application for School-Based Scholarships. Eligible candidates, after completing the Common App and all necessary documentations are submitted, will find requirements and the questions here.
Community Foundation for Mason County (CFFMC)
Successful completion of the CFFMC scholarship program will automatically activate candidacy for all available Foundation scholarship awards applicable to the scholar. Community Foundation Scholarships have their own application process and awards may be granted by an outside committee or in conjunction with the LHS Scholarship Committee. Community Foundation for Mason County scholarships are subject to available funding. Specific scholarships and known criteria follow. Keep in mind that completing the CFFMC application process activates candidacy for any available awards.
The CFFMC Scholarship Application is due February 15. Please visit the Community Foundation for Mason County website and click on scholarships to begin an application and to check for any updates or revisions to their award process.
These are some of the CFFMC sponsored awards for which you are automatically considered:
Merry E. Petersen Memorial Scholarship $500.00
- Mason County resident, graduate or past-graduate of any Mason County high school
- Pursuing a nursing degree
- Financial aid/needs will be considered
Knizacky Family Scholarship Awards vary
- Graduating senior who is a resident of Freesoil or has significant Freesoil connection
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA
- Will be attending any Michigan two or four-year college or university or vocational/technical school
Mason-Oceana-Manistee Board of Realtors Scholarship Awards vary
- Graduating senior from low to middle income resources
- Minimum of 3.0- 3.75 range GPA
- Demonstrated leadership ability and/or community involvement
Marlene Schoenberger Scholarship Awards vary
- Mason County resident
- Attending/Will attend University of Michigan to pursue Fine or Performing Arts degree
Joe Lancour Memorial Scholarship Awards vary
- Graduating senior from LHS who is pursuing a degree in any Health/Medical Field
- Minimum of 2.0 GPA
Lee Shipman WSCC Scholarship Awards vary
- Mason County graduating senior attending WSCC admitted to an Engineering program
- Academic achievement and financial need will be considered
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- financial need
Michael and Rebecca Magee Scholarship
- Graduating senior pursuing a degree or certification within the state of MI in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
- Demonstrating financial need
Alberta Muzzin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
- Graduating senior who is attending WSCC
- Demonstrate leadership ability, community involvement, and volunteer work
- Preference to students who may not be eligible for academic scholarships
West Shore Community College Foundation Scholarship
- Residents of Mason County attending WSCC
Other Local Scholarships
Applications for the following scholarships are done individually and local scholarship committees at each organization determine awards. Individual community-based scholarship applications are available for download only. Click the orange links to download each form. Each scholarship has different criterion and deadlines for application submission. Because specific dates are not available at this time for each application, it is highly recommended that candidates complete each application before the month in which it is historically due (usually March or April). The LHS Counseling Office does not maintain these scholarships, so please read each application carefully and adhere to all submission requirements. All awards are non-renewable, one-time awards unless otherwise stated.
Michigan Education Association Scholarship
For dependents of MEA member or retired member in good standing. See other criteria and fill out the application at http://www.mea.org/mea-scholarship
Due by March 15. Student applicants are not required to have any Masonic affiliation. DO NOT follow submission instructions on application. Send completed app to Jim Frost at the Ludington Daily News or mail to Jim Frost 111 Russell Rd Scottville, MI 49454
Carol Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Due April 1 $1500 Must submit 1500 word maximum writing sample online using .doc format. Detailed information here.
Due April 16 by 3 PM $1,000 non-renewable award
- Attendance at Ludington High School for not less than four (4) years.
- Acceptance and plans to attend a 2 or 4 year Michigan college or university program
- US Citizenship and a resident of the LAS District
- GPA is not a factor for this award, but applicant must be of good character and honor with peers and educators
Due March Awards may vary
Two awards $1,000 Per Year/2 Years
- Attendance at Ludington High School for not less than one (1) year.
- Cumulative High School GPA of 3.5 or Higher
- Demonstrated all-around abilities throughout high school.
- Final selection determined after all candidates are interviewed by a panel of Rotarians
Due May 7 $1,000 one time award
- LHS graduating senior
- Awarded to inspire students to "inhabit the moment that is high school"
- Hard copy of applications available in the LHS counseling office
Due May 1 $750.00
- Open to all high school graduates of Mason County
- Residency in Mason County at least one year preceding the date of the award.
Sahlmark and Emanuel Lutheran Church
Due March 31
- Open to high school graduates, those who have completed their GED., or those enrolled in college who are confirmed members of Emanuel Lutheran Church
AAUW College Scholarship
Due early April of every year.
- Graduate Of LHS
- Attendance at a four-year college or university only (not community colleges)
- GPA 3.0 or higher
- Click here for the application
Ludington Area Catholic Education Foundation Scholarship
Due May 5 $1000
A deserving full-time student, who has attended the final year available at Ludington Area Catholic School and/or participated in St. Simon Faith Formation and who has recently completed, or will complete, the senior year of high school and will pursue a post-secondary degree. Click here for the application.
Due April 1 $500.00
- LHS Graduate
- Planning a career in math-science field
- Preference given to those interested in a health care field
The Chamber Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber Of Commerce
Due March 17 to Counseling Office $500/semester for 2 semesters. Click here for the application 2017.
This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and other expenses incurred for educational purposes and will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office at West Shore Community College.
This scholarship will be awarded based on leadership and volunteer work both in the school and in the community. It is geared toward the student who may not be eligible for academic scholarships.
Applications are now available for the 2017-18 school year. Log on to my.westshore.edu, click on Students, click on myScholarship, click on scholarship application. Deadline is March 3, 2017. Any questions, contact 231-843-5518. Must have applied to WSCC to access.
Mason County Democratic Party Scholarship
Due May 3 $500 Submit a 500 word essay on the topic “What is the importance of a free and independent press in the United States today?” Winning essay to be published in the Ludington Daily News. Send essays to Chair at Mason County Democrats, PO Box 205 Ludington, MI 49431
More information here.
Mason County 4-H Youth Scholarship
Due May 1 $700 This Scholarship and 4-H participant support is offered in memory of the life and accomplishments of Rose and Elmer Peterson as they served as examples of 4-H leadership in Mason County. Their interests in conservation and resource preservation are a cornerstone of their legacy. Must be an active member of Mason County 4-H. Provide a 4-H portfolio. More information and application here.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (Note deadlines on websites). Arranged by month due, pay attention to DUE DATES on websites, some are due the first day of the month.
Various Due Dates
The American Legion, Department of Michigan offers high school students several scholarship opportunities for a son, daughter, grandchild or great-grandchild of a war time veteran. This includes The Guy Wilson Scholarship, William D & Jewell Brewer Scholarship, The Oratorical Contest Scholarship, Boys and Girls State, the Michigan State Police Student Trooper Program, and more. Information and applications can be found at www.michiganlegion.org/scholarships. The Oratorical Contest Scholarships, awards $800 to $18,000. You must register by November 19 and be sponsored by an American Legion Post. (Late notice, but just received info)
The following scholarships offer monthly award opportunities:
The No Essay College Scholarship Enter online or mail in a postcard. Details at https://about.niche.com/scholarship-rules/no-essay-scholarship/
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Check out the numerous scholarships at www.studentscholarships.org/2013scholarships.php. There are several opportunities each month here, many don't require much time.
http://schooltutoring.com/scholarship/ Monthly opportunity for $500. Requires a short essay reply to a prompt.
Satellite for Internet Scholarship $500 fall/spring-check site for due dates. In 400 to 600 words, respond to the prompt on the site. https://satelliteforinternet.com/satellite-internet-scholarship
Planet DISH Check site for due dates. Planet DISH, one of the nation’s largest DISH Network retailers, is excited to offer a $500 college scholarship to both incoming freshmen and current students!
In 400 to 600 words, please explain “How streaming has changed the way we watch TV in the last 10 years“.Winnings will be paid directly to the University to be used towards graduate or undergraduate tuition and/or on-campus room and board! Learn more here: https://planetdish.com/dish-network-scholarship/
$2500 Twice yearly GPA 3.0+
Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer's favor.
To apply, in 800 words or less, answer the following question:
When the population of a city grows, low-income people are often forced to move to more affordable areas outside of the city. Many initiatives have been proposed or implemented to keep affordable housing within city limits. Identify one such initiative and discuss its pros and cons. More info at https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship
FormSwift Scholarship Program
http://formswift.com/startup-scholarship (check website for dates)
Create a Business Plan Infographic about one of the listed industries for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship Program. The Winner of the FormSwift Scholarship Program will receive $1,000.
Howtostartablog accepts applications year round. $2500 is awarded March 31st. Click the link for info.
Due Sept. 30 $1000 Must be 18 by the due date. Must be pursuing an education in welding, marketing, or engineering education. You will be required to do research and complete a 1000 word essay on one of 7 topics. Your article must be properly sourced and will be checked for plagiarism. Find the information at http://www.weldingstars.com/?scholarship
Top Reveal Scholarship
$500 Due Sept 30, age 17+ Smart Homes are the wave of the future, but like college, it’s a learning process. From apps to control temperature and lighting to digital assistants, there is no limit to what you can control and enhance with the right know-how. Which is why we here at Top Reveal have created a scholarship celebrating “smart” gadgets and “smart” students, both of which are the best of what’s to come. Submit a 700+ word essay centered around this title: “What Future Smart Home Means to Me”. We want your unique perspective on the Smart Home trend, and hope to find someone as passionate and excited about this realm as us. Full details: http://topreveal.com/scholarship
Michigan Tech Leading Scholar Award
Honors students from all academic areas who demonstrate outstanding leadership and scholarly achievement in the classroom and beyond. This scholarship covers full tuition, room and board, plus $1,000 for fees and other expenses; it's renewable for four years (eight semesters) based on academic performance. The deadline to apply is October 15. Visit http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/scholar/ for scholarship details, application directions, the essay response assignment, and the link to apply. You must have a completed application to MTU on file.
http://momdiscuss.com/scholarship/ $1000 Submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay: “Building Stronger Parent-Child Relationship” We are not looking for any particular information, you are free to express your ideas provided they remain on the topic. First and most important is the quality of the article in both information and writing. It is important to ensure that you make your piece as interesting as possible and full of valuable information for the reader.
Spelling and grammar are also considered, so be sure to proofread. The winner will be the student with the best story and with the least errors if any.
Hagan Scholarship Foundation Awards up to $40,000 Applicants must authenticate financial need. Recipients are selected based on character, leadership, academic ablility, achievement in and out of school, and future promise. Recipients must attend a free summer workshop and work a minimum of 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college. Must maintain at least a 3.0 each semester. Check the website to see which colleges are eligible and much more information. www.hsfmo.org
Best Skin Host
$1500 Applications will be accepted from April 10, 2017 to November 25, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT).
Applicants should complete a 1,500-2,000 words essay on skin care topic. All applications must include:
A 1,500 to 2,000 words essay about a topic relevant to natural skin care
A 100-150 words bio
A scholarship application form, you download form at http://www.beskinhost.com/scholarship. A panel of BeSkinHost’s leaders will choose 3 finalists to participate in a phone interview. Applications will be accepted from April 10, 2017 to November 25, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT). All requirements at http://www.beskinhost.com/scholarship/
$1000 Due Nov 30, 2017 Having a strong passion for gardening, farming, raising livestock, green living, homesteading, agriculture, and permaculture is a major factor. You don't have to have actual experience.Write 1500-2000 words long essay about how people living in the urban area can adopt the sustainable lifestyle. In other words, what are the ways or steps people can take in order to reduce carbon footprint and their use of Earth's natural resources? Essay should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information: http://gardenercorner.com/scholarship/
Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to present the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program. The theme of 2015-16 Voice of Democracy Program is: My Vision for America. Winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., Feb 27 – March 2, 2016, to tour the city and receive their portion of $152,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000. Requirements for eligibility can be found by clicking the link above.
The hitched Wedding Scholarship
Hitched is offering an annual $1000 scholarship to all US, Canadian and UK students. This scholarship is based on merit, financial needs and/or academic standing. Special consideration will be given to students studying for a career in English/creative writing, journalism, fashion or design. The successful applicant will receive $1,000 towards the cost of their education. All of the application details and the online application form is available on the website http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-scholarship/
Aspiring Healthcare Professional Scholarship $250 Due anytime July 1-Dec 31Tell us why you want to become a healthcare professional in a short essay of 100 words. We want to know which healthcare field you dream of entering, what inspired you, and how you plan to make an impact through your service once you graduate. http://www.dentalhygienistprograms.com/scholarship/
DialMYCalls School Notification System Scholarship 1st place awarded $1500, second place $500 GPA 2.0+ Submit a 750 word essay on this topic:
Have you done something in the past year that has made a difference in your community? What was your experience like? Tell us all about your contribution and the inspiration behind reaching out to help with a local cause.
All details here: https://www.dialmycalls.com/scholarship.html
MelbourneRehabs Scholarship $1000 https://www.melbournerehabs.com/scholarship/ Applicants just have to share their views on how to make our society free of drug abuse. Students are required to write an essay of 600-800 words covering the following details:
– How is drug abuse and addiction a serious problem in our society?
– How a drug addiction free world would differ from the world today?
– In what ways we can overcome this drug addiction epidemic?
Headphones Encyclopedia Annual Scholarship Program $1500 Must be 18
Write an 1,500 + words long essay on the following topic: “The History of Headphones”
The essay must be 100% unique. Please note that the winning essay is going to be published on our website.
Full details: http://www.headphonesencyclopedia.com/scholarship/
The Hexter & Baines’ Scholarship $1,250 Write an essay that is 500-1,000 words in length. Describe your academic and career goals.Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. Explain why you need financial assistance. Details: https://www.hexterandbaines.com/scholarship
LaserGolfRangefinder.Com Scholarship For the golf enthusiast! $1,000 This scholarship opportunity is open for application by all students who are passionate about golf. Passion is a broad term, and various things can demonstrate it. They include things like writing about the sport or playing it actively at both amateur and professional level. And so if you love the game and are contributing to its growth in one or more ways you are welcome to apply for this scholarship. Also, those who are pursuing golf-related careers and those that are working in golf product development or a golf facility as they continue with their studies are welcome to apply. Write a 1000-2000 word story on any golf related topic... see https://lasergolfrangefinder.com/scholarship/ for more ideas and full details.
Aperture Education Essay Scholarship Contest $1000 Submit online a short (300-400 word) essay: Describe a high school teacher that made an impact on you in a non-academic way. http://www.apertureed.com/funding/scholarship/
Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship $1000 This scholarship was designed for those students studying theater, set design, art, or STEM programs, but we made it an open scholarship for anyone who can demonstrate a passion for building or solving puzzles! There’s no essay to write. Instead, show off your creativity. Fill out the form on their website, and as part of the application we’re asking you to submit your own puzzle to demonstrate your creative thinking skills. https://escapetactic.com/scholarship
Drones Inspector Scholarship $1000 Research and write a 100% unique essay about “The History of Drones”
The essay must be over 1500 words long. It is important to know that the winning essay and the winner’s name will be published on www.DronesInspector.com.
BESTHEADPHONESUNDER100.NET $1000 Research and write a 1,000+word essay about the “The Best Headphones For Students”.
IP Address Definition $1000 Due December To participate in the IP Address Definition.org Annual Scholarship Program, students are required to perform a thorough research and write a 1,500 word essay on the topic – “How to Set Up a Wireless Router”.
Free Speech Essay Contest. Various awards up to $10,000- thefire.org/contest Drawing on the videos and any other resources available on FIRE’s website, explain in 800-1000 words why free speech is so important to higher education, and why censorship undermines the ideals of liberal education and a free society.
StudyPug Math Help Scholarship $1000 Applicants submit a 500-1000 word essay on a specified math-related topic. The topic changes annually, for more information, including past award recipients, please refer to https://www.studypug.com/scholarship.html
GottaHaveFit.Com Youth Fitness Scholarship $1500 Write a 1,000+ word essay (submitted as a .docx file) with your answer to the question: “What are the most critical health & fitness topics that are not be taught in America’s school system today?” More details at https://www.gottahavefit.com/scholarship/
Rove Pest Control Scholarship
$500 Applicants for this scholarship must be attending college by the Fall 2017 semester and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education. Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/
The Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship $1,000 Scholarship For Emerging Marketing Geniuses https://publicity.ai/?scholarship
Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining the best use of content marketing --the act of producing content to compel your audience to appreciate and share it-- that they have seen. In 5 paragraphs or less, you should share what you saw (feel free to link to it if its online), how it made you feel, the call-to-action, and ultimately explain why a certain marketing campaign was the best use of content marketing that you have ever seen for the purposes of achieving business goals (typically increasing revenue and profits).
The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship
A $1,000 Scholarship For Emerging Business Geniuses -Your entry is judged on your ability to market and sell your own ideas! Info and app at https://www.leadroster.com/?scholarship
The AgoraPulse Social Media Management Scholarship
A highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in Social Media Management. The AgoraPulse scholarship puts the tools for winning in your hands by judging your entry on your ability to appreciate and explain genius social media management!
Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining the best use of social media management — the act of engaging with a targeted audience on social media to increase brand visibility and build trust and top of mind awareness — that they have seen. More details and application here: https://www.agorapulse.com/social-media-management-scholarship
Senior Care.com $1500 Due Dec 18 . For students who have volunteered for a senior non-profit or who have acted as caregiver to an adult relative:
Android Hacks Scholarship
Due Dec. 31, 2017 $1000 No Minimum GPA requirement.
This scholarship will help offset the costs of education for students who have demonstrated an interest in Internet Marketing. Write an 800-1,000 word essay on “why android is better than apple”. Visit http://androidhacks.com/scholarship/
The Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship
Due Jan 31-$2000 Write a 750 - 1,500 word essay about the following topic: You have the entire country's attention for one hour. What would you say?
Entrants must complete an application by entering online at https://www.lmcu.org.
The Mensa Education and Research Foundation
Offers scholarships for students of all ages. The application period is open through January 15, 2017. Members of Mensa and non-members may apply. An essay is required. Grades, academic program and/or financial need are not included in the final determination of scholarship recipients. Visit mensafoundation.org or call 888-294-8035 ext. 5509.
The Michigan Association of State and Federal Specialists (MAS/FPS)
Will award three state scholarship awards ($1500, $1000, and $500) this year . Selections will be based upon the NAFEPA application. The applications of the top 2 awardees will be sent on to NAFEPA for consideration for the three (3) NAFEPA Scholarships. Each of the NAFEPA Scholarship awards is $2500 So, one application will afford you the opportunity to be considered for 2 scholarship awards. The full amount of each MAS/FPS scholarship will be made payable to the institution of choice. It is the responsibility of each scholarship recipient to forward enrollment verification and tuition invoice from the institution to the MAS/FPS Treasurer, Sam Ewing. Please note that the scholarship is paid directly to the institution only after a letter is received from the institution verifying the student is enrolled. Submission Directions: Students should submit one (1) original and one (1) copy. Applications must be mailed directly to the address below. No hand delivered applications will be accepted. Please remember, applications must be received no later than January 29. Please click here for application.
Applications may be mailed to:
MAS/FPS - NAFEPA SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
PO Box 163
Tipton, MI 49287
The MEA Scholarship
This opportunity is offered to current seniors who are a dependent of an MEA member or an MEA Retired member and will attend a Michigan Public Community College, four-year degree institution or vocation training institution. Priority is given on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, school and community service. For more information and to access the application, please go to www.mea.org/mea-scholarship.
The Community Choice Foundation
This annual $100,000 scholarship program is accepting applications for 2016! High schools students who will be graduating in 2016, and will be attending a two or four year program at a Michigan college or university are encouraged to apply now. College scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to those who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and dedication to community service. Eligible applicants must pledge to stay in Michigan after college. https://www.communitychoicecu.com/resources/foundation
The Carol Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by the Ludington Writer's Group. The application is now available in the counseling office or from an LHS English teacher. Carol Bennett was an original board member of Ludington Visiting Writers and facilitator of the West Side Gang writers group. She lost a long battle with cancer in 2011. This $500 scholarship was established in her memory for the time she donated and the advice she gave to the group. This is for any aspiring writers and/or journalists. The application is due by February 28. You must submit a writing sample. Details are with the application.
www.parentinn.com/scholarship Deadline: Feb 28th. Applicant must be high school student. Write an article of 600-1000 words on the topic “Why is it important to stop cyber-bullying?"
The Levin Firm
is pleased to be offering two yearly $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. Please visit http://www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/ for more information.
$5,000 for two semesters. Lexington Law is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who write an essay about how they effectively fixed or established their good credit. Lexington Law believes it is never too early to start thinking about your credit score and your credit report. Please visit https://www.lexingtonlaw.com/credit-education/newsroom/lexington-law-news/what-does-a-credit-score-mean-to-you.html for more details.
Buick Achievers Scholarship
Buick Achiever Scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in the classroom and give back to the community. To be eligible for the program, high school seniors or current undergraduate students must be looking to obtain a college degree in science, technology, engineering, math, also known as STEM, or other eligible fields related to the auto industry. Please visit www.buickachievers.com for information and applications.
$500 to $5,000, CreditRepair.com has assisted thousands of consumers in finding effective solutions to reclaim their credit scores and reports. CreditRepair.com also understands that building a solid understanding of credit reports and scores during ones college years is important. For these reasons, the company is pleased to offer the "CreditRepair.com Scholarship Fund." Please visit https://www.creditrepair.com/#scholarship for more information and application.
SPARC (School Purchasing and Resource Consortium) Scholarships
All seniors who are enrolled in a college or university are eligible to apply for one of the six $1,000 SPARC (School Purchasing and Resource Consortium) Scholarships. Students will submit an essay on any topic they choose. Stop in the counseling office to pick up a copy of the scholarship application.
The Engineering Society of Detroit
Wear Action Scholarship
$500 Requires a 700 word essay in APA or MLA style formatting. Essay topic: how fitness gadgets and technology matter in your life, or your families. More information and details http://wearaction.com/scholarship
West Shore Community College Scholarship
applications are now available for the 2017-18 school year. Log onto my.westshore.edu, click on Students, click on myScholarship, click on scholarship application. Deadline is March 3, 2017. Any questions, contact 231-843-5518.
Commaful $1000 is a short story site encouraging teens and young adults to read more and has been amazed by the talented students on the site so wanted to support them further. $1,000 scholarship open to all majors. Applications submitted before Dec 31st each year will be eligible for additional invite only mentorship and opportunities. Write one 1000 word essay about something you are passionate about or send in 3 short stories (no length restrictions or minimums) that show why you are a unique storyteller! Judged on creativity! Application/Details Link: https://commaful.com/scholarship/
GoStartABlog's Young Writers Scholarship $1,000 Create an original essay on the topic 'Writing has given me the opportunity to...'. It must be between 2000-2500 words to be eligible.Applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program, undergraduate program, or be a high school senior who has a valid acceptance letter to attend a university. Details here: https://gostartablog.com/scholarship/
THE MY BEST HOSTING REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY $3000 GPA 3.0+ . Applicants must submit an essay of 300 to 700 words. This essay needs to include why you want to graduate from college, what you plan on doing with your degree, and why you’re unable to afford college without this scholarship. Also, please discuss difficult situations you have overcome, any honors you have received, and any special projects you have worked on (successfully or not). http://www.mybesthostingreview.com/scholarship/
Fix Your Walk Scholarship $1,000 Open to any student that can demonstrate passion or knowledge on running and related topics such as running pain management and preventing injuries. All requirements are at https://fixyourwalk.com/scholarship/
https://g9sleeptight.com/scholarship/ $1000 GPA 3.0+ Applicants will write an article that is between 1000 and 1500 words demonstrating or discussing ways of improving sleep health. For example: 7 Herbal Teas To Get Better Sleep, Best Buckwheat Pillow: A Non-Toxic Option For Healthy Sleep, Choosing The Best Earplugs For Sleeping And Snoring. See the website for complete details.
Spend hours of time combing the internet for the latest and greatest products. That’s how they guarantee that you get the best deals. However, they know there is a much bigger world with issues more serious than getting deals on the best coffeemakers. The world isn’t a place of rainbows and unicorns. It can be hard for everyone. It’s even much harder for students. bTrendie knows the importance of giving back. So they have started an annual scholarship fund for struggling students. They pledge to give away $2500 dollars every year to a student in the United States. Write a 1000 word article on what gadget or product that you can’t live without. Sell the product. Be creative. https://www.btrendie.com/scholarship
The QuitDay scholarship is awarded to students each year who share their vision for a smoke-free world. Help make higher education smoke-free! Submit your free application online at https://quitday.org/scholarship Scholarship Award: $3,000 total, awarded to three students.
The SuretyBonds.com Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program
Open to students in every state. Applications may only be submitted online. Each student must submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay about "How small business ownership (personal, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian) has shaped you into the person you are today." Please visit http://www.suretybonds.com/scholarships for more information
Facing Acne's Scholarship
Must have a 3.00+ GPA
To apply for the Facing Acne scholarship, simply create a short video answering the questions below. Please keep videos five minutes or less.
How has the Internet changed the way you take care of your health?
What future developments do you hope to see in the use of the Internet as a tool for maintaining and improving your health?
For more details about how to apply, see: http://www.facingacne.com/scholarships/
Application is now available. In order to gain access to my.westshore.edu you must complete West Shore Community College admission application.
$500 Due April 15 http://runabees.com/application/ Write a short essay on a topic in the area of running, fitness, or sports.
Oceana Brett Witteveen Detachment #1225 Marine Corps League Scholarship
$500 Any senior directly related to a Marine is eligible. Must be attending full time undergraduate or technical training school in the fall. Write an essay on "Patriotism and being an America". Information and full application here.
Job Application DB
A database that provides employment and career information for over 1500 companies. Students and job seekers can use this resource for free. Scholarship details are posted here. http://jobapplicationdb.com/ $1,000
The Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship
The student or a parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA for at least 1 year and still is employed there in May when the scholarship is awarded. To find out if the business is a member, check with your employer or call Rachel Schafer 800-366-3699. You may also call that number for an application. Call 615-320-3149 with any questions. You may also apply at www.retailers.com, under the Education & Events tab. This is a $1000 scholarship.
The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates. The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the STEM disciplines listed on the web site. http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/stem-scholarships
Pasula Study Habits Scholarship
$500. You must attend an accredited post-secondary institution by fall of 2015, enrolled in a program 2 years or longer, and answer an essay question. Please visit http://mortgagebrokersburnaby.com/apply.php for information and applications.
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship
$1,000. Scholarship is available to students with any types of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. All students are encouraged to apply if they are not sure if they meet the disability criteria. Please visit http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship.cfm for more information and application.
Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship
Eligible Applicants Must Be: Full or Part-time Meijer Team Members or Children of Full or Part-time Meijer Team Members with a date of hire prior to 4/2/2014. Please visit https://meijerscholarship.egrant.net/login.asp for more information.
MCEC Foundation for Exceptional children Scholarship Program
This scholarship program is intended to provide support for educational/training opportunities when students are no longer eligible for special education (and Section 504) programs and services provided by public education (i.e., graduation or reaching 26 years of age). Awards can be granted up to $1,500 and would support anything from transportation, special equipment, tutoring, including tuition. Please visit http://www.michigancec.org/ more information and application.
A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Five $1,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Essay topic and details found www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship.
Vertex42 Spreadsheets in Education Scholarship
Spreadsheets are one of the many powerful tools that can help a person be more productive and more successful in life and in their career. Vertex42.com is awarding four $500 scholarships annually on a competitive basis to applicants who can demonstrate their enthusiasm for spreadsheets and share experiences and ideas for how spreadsheets can be used effectively in education and in their future careers. For application and eligibility criteria see https://www.vertex42.com/edu/scholarship.html
Student-View offers $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors. Quick and easy to apply. No essay, no minimum GPA or SAT scores. Just log on to http://www.student-view.com, scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the scholarship link. Complete a 15 minute survey and you're entered into a drawing. Student Insights is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors. For more about the company, log on to www.studentinsights.com.
THE ART, SCIENCE AND CULTURE OF FOOD SCHOLARSHIP
http://onthegas.org/#scholarship $750 Not based on academic merit, the selection team judges your entry on your commitment to and interest in the food and drink science marketing. Check the site for information.
1st Art Gallery
$1000 1st Art Gallery wants to enable art students (all art disciplines) to continue their education. Art students need to submit a piece of art that makes them proud. This can be any type of art submission including (but not limited to) a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art. More info and app at http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/scholarship.html
$750 Musicskanner.com is looking for talented and willing high school and college students interested in music or marketing that need financial backing. Each applicant must submit a 1,500-word (minimum) article related to music or music marketing to apply. Just think about content that is informative and engaging. More here: http://www.musicskanner.com/?scholarship
B. Davis Scholarship Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2017. Please visit http://studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to apply. Browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.
HiLine Coffee Scholarship Program
Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:
“How coffee makes me a better person”
You can learn more about specific eligibility and requirements at:
Disability Attorneys of Michigan Scholarship
$1000. Must have 3.0 or higher GPA, and proof that a parent is currently receiving disability benefits through the US Social Security Administration and/or the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Apply online at http://damichigan.com/resources/disability-attorneys-of-michigan-ssd-scholarship/
Aspiring Healthcare Professional Scholarship $250 Due anytime Jan 1-June 30. Tell us why you want to become a healthcare professional in a short essay of 100 words. We want to know which healthcare field you dream of entering, what inspired you, and how you plan to make an impact through your service once you graduate. http://www.dentalhygienistprograms.com/scholarship/
The BigSun Organization
is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible for this $500 award. Visit www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
Slumber Search Scholarship $1000 GPA minimum 3.00 To apply, create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) that answers this one question: If you were to create a product or business to disrupt a current industry, what would you do and what would it be? https://www.slumbersearch.com/scholarship
Audioreputation.com $1000 Write a 2000+ words essay on the following topic “What is the best music for learning?” https://www.audioreputation.com/scholarship/
The Lawyers at Groth & Associates
are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. Must have a GPA. of 3.0+ Requires a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome. More info and app at http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/
Scholarship is open only to college-bound HS seniors and students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program at a college or university located in the United States. You can apply for the Blaze WiFi Scholarship for Rural Students if you meet the following criteria: You are a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S., You are (1) a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university or (2) a high school senior planning to attend college in Fall 2014, You have a current grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, and You are NOT an employee of or related to an employee of Blaze WiFi. Please visit http://www.blazewifi.com/scholarship for more information.
$500. Student will submit an essay that appears on the scholarship page of the website.Please visit http://www.vsod.net/scholarship for information and applications.
Abbott and Fenner Business Scholarship
$1,000. Student will submit an essay that appears on the scholarship page of the website. Please visit http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm for information and applications.
Sump Pump Guides $1,000 Scholarship
Go to http://www.sumppumpguides.com/scholarship/ for info and application. Must be a current high school senior or college student under the age of 24 years. Submit a complete application by June 30th, 2017. Write a 1000-1500-word essay on the following topic: "House of the Future: How Automation Tech Is Transforming the Home”.
$1000 LuvMiHome is a start-up blog that focuses on new technologies in the home. LuvMiHome feels that there will be an influx of new products for the home that emerge due to the convergence of multiple technologies. Submit answers to the following questions via email: Question 1: What are your goals and ambitions in life? How do you plan to achieve them? (essay should be 300 – 700 words)Question 2: What is your vision for your future home? What new technologies do you expect to see? (essay should be 300-700 words)Tip for Question 2: Use your imagination! The technology doesn’t have to exist.
EGC Women in Law Scholarship
Offered by Eisenberg Gilchrist & Cutt. $1500 Must have a GPA 3.0+ Award announced Sept. 1
Open only to women interested in pursuing a career in law nationwide. The scholarship will be awarded based on merit, need and commitment to helping others.
Information and application can be found at http://www.egclegal.com/salt-lake-city-utah-car-accidents-lawyer/#scholarship-application
Annual CGTrader Scholarship
2017 1@$2000, 2@$500 Due June 1 GPA 2.5+ CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members.
Write and submit an original 500-1000 word essay on the topic “The future of technology in education”.
Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate, work and… learn. There are many more innovative technologies entering the market - virtual and augmented reality devices, sensors of all kinds and wearables to name a few. Will they ever enter traditional schools and universities? Will those enhance learning process or will disrupt it and totally transform the way of how we learn? Discuss any specific innovation or technology in general, possible applications or your vision of the intercept of technology and education.
Submit your essay via online form, and get more information https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships
Dogs By Nina $1,000 “Show And Tell” Scholarship
Due July 31. You and your pet get on the camera and tell us about your favorite memories. Find more information here: http://www.dogsbynina.com/scholarship/
The petkey.org scholarship
Is for $500 and asks students to answer the following two questions: 1. How is your education helping you move towards achieving your life goal(s)?
2. How has your pet(s) positively impacted your life? For more information and application, please visit http://petkey.org/scholarship/
Goedeker’s College Scholarship
$500 for books. Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes any grade level, freshman to senior; undergrad and graduate alike are eligible. Even if you are a transfer student, non-traditional student, studying abroad, or taking classes online, you can enter. Any major or field of study is acceptable. High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for the upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well. You must either be enrolled for the spring or registered for the fall semester. Please see http://www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship for more information and applications.
We at Coupon Chief have recently created a $1000 scholarship to help students defray school expenses. For full details on the program, please visit: https://www.couponchief.com/pages/scholarship
The SpearGearStore Scholarship Program
$1500 For those pursuing Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Science, Nursing or Bio-technology and passionate about Technology. We are motivated to help students and that’s why SpearGearStore.Com provides a $1500 merit-based scholarship twice a year for Undergraduate or Graduate students to pursue their passions. Short essay required.
Due July 31 $1000 Essay required. The winner will be announced on our blog and contacted via email. Aperture Education is a brand new social enterprise focused on addressing the whole child. Its social-emotional learning (SEL) solution, Evo Social/Emotional, is based on the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), a standardized, strengths-based measure of critical social and emotional skills such as personal responsibility, self-management, relationship skills and healthy decision-making. More details about the essay and the submission process can be found at: http://www.apertureed.com/funding/scholarship
UEW Healthcare is pleased to offer the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. $1000 GPA 3.0+ No essay required. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account. Find the application here: https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application
PeerFinance101 Personal Finance Scholarship
$1000 Submissions will be accepted starting in January of each year until August. Submit a 500+ word essay about what your parents taught you about personal finance. Topics can include budgeting, investing, saving money, paying bills, making money or anything your parents taught you about money. Info here: http://peerfinance101.com/personal-finance-scholarship/
Stock Market Basics Scholarship Opportunity
Submissions will be accepted starting in January of each year until August
One of our key messages here at My Stock Market Basics is that financial education and investing for the future start at home. We want to thank parents that have made personal finance a part of their children’s education and congratulate students for taking the time to start their financial journey. Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay about one of the following topics: what you have learned about investing, why investing is important, or the most important thing to remember when investing. More information can be found at http://mystockmarketbasics.com/stock-market-basics-scholarship-opportunity/
Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
For Michigan high school seniors. $5,000 Students submit a video, graphic or Tweet that compels teen drivers to stop distracted driving. http://www.michiganautolaw.com/kelseys-law-scholarship/ for application and more information.
SeniorAdvice Caregiver and Volunteer Scholarships
For students who have volunteered for a senior non-profit or who have acted as caregiver to an adult relative: Due August 15.
$500 Due Must be 18 at time of application Write a brief essay (maybe 500-1000 words) about what you’re bringing with you to college and explain the significance. Then submit your essay along with a few pictures for bonus points. We’ll be announcing the winner on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Don’t forget to follow us so we can send you a message when you win!
Study Abroad - AllTheRooms
$1000 - Offering a study abroad scholarship to any student enrolled in, or have plans to enroll in a study abroad program. To be eligible for this scholarship, submit a 600-800 word essay on what inspires you to travel and what you stand to gain from your study abroad experience. We will announce a scholarship winner prior to the start of 2017 Fall Semester. http://www.alltherooms.com/w/room-to-travel-scholarship/
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American Psychological Association Scholarships
American Psychological Association Scholarships and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships and awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare. Search more than 650 scholarships, grants and awards by deadline, topic, type or the kind of recipient. http://www.apa.org/about/awards/index.aspx
SchoolSoup.com is the most comprehensive free online scholarship resource for private and college/university specific scholarships available to assist students in obtaining a higher education. Launched in 2006, schoolsoup.com has amassed over $40 Billion in scholarship data and is considered the leading source for students and parents searching for scholarships, grants and financial aid. The SchoolSoup's Scholarship Directory allows you to browse through our enormous database of scholarships by a variety of key categories. Please visit http://www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory for more information.
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College-bound students of all levels who are citizens or legal permanent residents. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (3.3 GPA for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program) and plan to be enrolled full time in the Fall. All majors are encouraged to apply. For more information and application: https://www.hsf.net
Dozens of Christian colleges, Christian universities, and Bible colleges are ready to send you the information you are looking for. Completing the free information request form is like attending a huge Christian college fair without ever leaving home. Not only that, when you complete the form, you'll automatically be entered into the annual $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing.
-created to help meet the demand for qualified computer scientists in the workforce. Provides an in-depth overview of the field – including education – and serves as an introduction for the next generation of programmers, engineers and developers. Various scholarships and due dates. Check it out at http://www.computerscience.org/scholarships/