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 March 1. 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

Epworth Scholarship

  • 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

Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation  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.

The Community Spirit Award  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

Ludington Rotary Scholarship  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 

Lee Drelles Memorial Scholarship  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

Memorial Scholarship Fund Of Emanuel Lutheran Church  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 G.E.D., 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.

Dr. Jennifer Branning Scholarship  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.

WSCC Scholarship 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.

New: 

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-scholarshi

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.

Semi-annual Scholarships

Redfin 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.
Scholarship Details
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

Quarterly Scholarships

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.

October:

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.

November:

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 headshot
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/

Gardener Corner  $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: gardenercornerscholarship@gmail.com 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/

December:

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 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  $1,000 
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
 

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/

 

January:


The Lloyd F. Hutt ScholarshipDue 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 is offering 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

February:

The MEA Scholarship 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 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 Ludington Writer's Group sponsors The Carol Bennett Memorial Scholarship. 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. 

Parentinn - Cyber-bullying Prevention for Teens $1000 Scholarship:
 //www.parentinn.com/scholarship   Deadline: Feb 28th

- Applicant must be high school student.

- Applicant must 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. 

Lexington Law, $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.

CreditRepair.com Scholarship, $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.

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 $1000 and 1 year membership Must be pursuing a career in engineering or science. Download  Application or find it at www.esd.org

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

March:

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.

bTrendie 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

QuitDay.org 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 is 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 $2,000.
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/

April:

WSCC Scholarship Application is now available.  In order to gain access to my.westshore.edu you must complete West Shore Community College admission application.  

Runabee Scholarship $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 Witteven 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 is 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.

STEM Scholarships: 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 $500
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 Scholarship Scholarship - No essay required. Simply go to http://student-view.com/ and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. One $4,000, two $1,000 and ten $5000 scholarships.

May:

Senior Care.com Due May 15 $1500 Submit essay, 800-1000 words: “Why aging matters to you". Information and application at https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/

http://onthegas.org/#scholarship  $750 THE ART, SCIENCE AND CULTURE OF FOOD SCHOLARSHIP  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   

MusicSkanner.com  $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
 Due May 22, 2017 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: $1,000
 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:
https://www.hilinecoffee.com/inspiration/scholarship/

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/

June:

 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.

The Lawyers at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+ Requirres a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome. More info and app at http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/

Blaze Wifi. 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.

Exede Scholarship, $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”.

LuvMiHome Scholarship Program $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.

Eisenberg Gilchrist & Cutt is pleased to offer the EGC Women in Law Scholarship $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

July:

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.

Aperture Education 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

August

Stock Market Basics Scholarship Opportunity $1000  
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 $1000 each
For students who have volunteered for a senior non-profit or who have acted as caregiver to an adult relative: Due August 15.
https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-fall-2017
https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-volunteer-scholarship-fall-2017

ABODO-off to college-Scholarship $500 Due Aug 31 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 $1000  AllTheRooms, 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/

September

Weldingstars.com 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

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Social Media Toolkit: Up Next - Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative and Better Make Room campaign recently highlighted a free text-messaging tool, Up Next. Up Next sends high school juniors and seniors, college students, and graduates personalized text messages with reminders and information about the college application process, financial aid, and federal loan repayment options. Students opt in by simply texting the word "COLLEGE" to 44044.

Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/

https://www.goodcall.com/education/graduate-debt-free/Say No to Student Loans: 4 Ways to Pay for College Without Going Into Student Loan Debt

Graduating Without Debt: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/debt-free-college-education-guide/

Find it all at Fastweb: Scholarships, Internships, College Resources, Financial Aid Tips. www.fastweb.com

Scholarships.com Access to millions of scholarships, grants and other financial aid information. Also at http://www.collegetoolkit.com/

CollegeCovered.com/Assist will take students and parents to our: Personalized FAFSA Assist tool, Scholarship Award (starting March 1st, will be giving away forty$2,500 scholarships),  Scholarship Search Engine (search over 3 million scholarships online) - no registration required,  College Financial Aid Timeline, Informative Articles & Videos on Financial Aid Topics, and our Financial Aid 101 Webinar 

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

School Soup, 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.

Latino Scholarship Websites, 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: http://latinocollegedollars.org

United Negro College Fund Scholarships

The Christian Connector - 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.