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  • Mary Jane Dockery Scholarship- Due March 3rd

We are pleased to announce the Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship sponsored by the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University. This is a named scholarship in honor of Mary Jane Dockeray, founding curator of the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids.

At least two $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in science. Applicants must be seniors from public or private schools within the Kent, Ottawa, or Muskegon Intermediate School Districts. The recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievements and potential for succeeding in a career in science. Financial need is not a factor in the selection process. In April, recipients will be notified by phone and non-recipients will be notified by U.S. mail.

Scholarship Amount: The scholarship of $1,500 is to be applied toward tuition, fees, or other educational costs at a two or four-year college or university.

Eligibility: Any graduating senior from a high school within the Kent, Ottawa, or Muskegon Area Intermediate School Districts who is pursuing a career in science at a two or four-year college or university is eligible to apply.

How to Apply: Please read carefully. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submit this application with:

  • a personal essay;

  • an official high school transcript (with ACT or SAT scores and cumulative GPA);

  • two recommendation forms submitted in support of the application. Note: One recommendation must be from a current teacher/administrator from the applicant’s school and one from someone not connected with their high school.

Apply at: https://www.gvsu.edu/rmsc/cms-form-edit.htm?status=&formid=54061508-CA59-EDED-F66354045465E30D&pageid=


  • The Cedar Springs’ Woman's Club Scholarship- Due March 15th

The Cedar Springs Woman's Club awards an annual $1000 scholarship to a female, of any age, who resides in the Cedar Springs Public School District. The recipient may be considering any type of skill training or degree program.

Scholarships can be found outside the Counselor's’ offices


  • Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Scholarship - Due March 15th

We are pleased to announce that the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Scholarship Application is now open. This application is available to all students once they have completed our admission process. Applicants are considered for over 300 different opportunities by completing the general application.


Apply at: www.grcc.academicworks.com and log in using your GRCC Blackboard login credentials


  • United and Kelsey Hospitals’ Scholarship Program- Due March 24th

Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospitals are currently accepting applications for their annual scholarship awards. Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to seven graduating high school seniors at each of the below schools who are planning to enter the health sciences profession.


To be considered, all interested seniors must meet and complete the below criteria:

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in health sciences.

  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

  • Applicant must submit no more than one page, double spaced, and typed in Arial or Times New Roman font size 12 summarizing their career aspirations. Those exceeding these parameters will be automatically disqualified.

  • Applicant must submit a copy of their high school transcript.

The completed application, career aspiration page, and copy of transcript should be stapled together and submitted to their high school counselor no later than March 24, 2017.

Applications can be found at: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/locations/spectrum-health-united-hospital/communities/high-school-scholarship-application

 
  • Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship- Due April 1st (Applications must be requested by March 15th)

Eligibility: The student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA.

Award Amounts:

Community College/Training Institutions: $1000

Four-year Colleges: $1500

Apply at: www.retailers.com (access code is MIRA)
 
  • Mary Free Bed Guild Minority Scholarship- Due April 1st

History

The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a nonprofit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2002, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Minority Scholarship Program to promote diverse staffing to meet the rehabilitation needs of our patients.

Award

An individual is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship for education-related expenses if he or she meets the established criteria. The scholarship amounts will vary depending on individual needs.

Recipient Selection

The Mary Free Bed Guild and Mary Free Bed Hospital managers comprise the scholarship selection committee and will select scholarship recipients based on the established criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

• Currently enrolled in, or accepted in, an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in a nursing, physical therapy, occupation therapy, speech language pathology, therapeutic recreation or neuropsychology program.

• Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and chosen area of study)

• Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular activities or volunteer involvement

• Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations

• Applicants must have a permanent residency in the West Michigan area

• Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

• Citizen of the United States


Apply at: http://www.maryfreebed.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Minority-Scholarship-Application-2017-2018.pdf


  • Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarship- Due April 1st

History

The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a nonprofit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2013, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Disability Scholarship Program intended for individuals with similar challenges as those treated by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on a regular basis.

Award

An individual is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship for education-related expenses if he or she meets the established criteria. The scholarship amounts will vary depending on individual needs.

Recipient Selection

The Mary Free Bed Guild and Mary Free Bed Hospital managers comprise the scholarship selection committee and will select scholarship recipients based on the established criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

• Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation

• Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study, potentially with reasonable accommodations

• Student currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as at least a half-time status. (half time as determined by your school)

• Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations

• Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities

• Must be a permanent resident in one of the following counties: Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun

• Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study)

• Citizen of the United States

Apply at: http://www.maryfreebed.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Disability-Scholarship-Application-2017-2018.pdf
 
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarships- Due April 15th

Most scholarships can be used at any college/university/training program in the U.S.

One application for over 60 different scholarship funds

Create login at: www.grfoundation.org

Questions: Contact rbishop@grfoundation.org or 616-284-4903

 
  • Region 9 MEA-Retired Scholarship Application Information- Due April 17th

The MEA-Retired Chapter of Kent County Region 9 members is offering a one-year scholarship for children of Michigan Education Association (MEA) members who are graduating from a public school in 2017.  The following information details the necessary criteria and requirements to apply.

Criteria

·         Minimum of a 2.0 grade point average during the applicant’s junior and senior years

·         Attending and graduating from a Kent County public school

·         Parent(s) or guardian must be a Michigan Education Association (MEA) member

·         Application at a public college or university including Adrian College; Baker College – Flint, Owosso; Detroit College of Business; University of Detroit-Mercy; Finlandia University; and Kendall College of Art & Design are eligible to apply.

 

Additional information required:

·         Activities:

Ø   Scholastic Awards I.e. Honor Society,

Ø   School Activities i.e. sports, clubs, student leadership

Ø   Extra-curricular activities i.e. scouts, church groups, tutoring

·         Work and/or volunteer experience

·         150 – 200 word essay


Completed applications with attached paragraph, transcript, and letters must be returned to:

Michigan Education Association

Pam DeGryse Region 9, MEA Retired Scholarship Committee Chair

2959 Lucerne SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49526

Or electronically at pamela.degryse@gmail.com

  • Legacy Scholarship- Due April 20th

College Scholarship fund to descendants of armed services members who have died or been killed while serving in the active duty military since 9/11 or those descendants of veterans served after 9/11 who are receiving a 50%  Veterans Administration disability rating.  

More information can be found at: http://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy


  • Baker College CAREER Scholarship- Due May 1st

High School Seniors with a 3.0 GPA through Junior Year or 1st semester of senior year. Applications can be found outside counselors’ offices.


  • Baker College BOARD OF REGENTS Scholarship- Due May 1st

Two ways to qualify:

  1. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 with 1020+ SAT Composite

  2. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 with 1160+ SAT Composite

Applications can be found outside counselors’ offices.


  • Student Trooper Scholarship- Due May 26th

Are you a high school student between the ages of 16 and 18 and interested in learning about Law Enforcement and/or what it might be like for a career? If yes, then you may be interested in signing up for the 2017 State Trooper Class which will be taking place July 19-24, 2017.

Details can be found at: http://www.michiganlegion.org/student-trooper.html

Applications can be found at: http://www.michiganlegion.org/assets/st2017.pdf

Program participants will be eligible to receive any of the following:

Student Trooper of the Year - $1,000

Class Orator  - $500

Academic Award - $500

Marksmanship Award - $500


  • "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship- Due June 1st

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.


  • "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program- Due June 1st

We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.


  • "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship- Due June 1st

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.


  • Groth and Associates Scholarship- Due June 1st

The Lawyers here at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship:

Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+

Fill out the form with your contact information

Attach school transcript to verify enrollment

Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome

The deadline for application submissions is June 1, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here:

http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/


  • Nursing Schools Almanac Scholarship- Due June 30th

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

* A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

* A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

Applications can be found at www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com (Click on banner on right-hand side of homepage)


  • Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Scholarships

www.grcc.edu/money


  • Northwood University Scholarships

See link for details:

http://www.northwood.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants.aspx


  • Calvin College Scholarships

See link for details: https://calvin.edu/offices-services/financial-aid/types/scholarships/outside-scholarships/


  • Western Michigan University Scholarships

See links for details:

http://wmich.edu/admissions/foundation

http://wmich.edu/finaid/scholarships-grants/endowments


  • University of Pittsburgh Scholarships

See link for details:

https://oafa.pitt.edu/financialaid/academic-scholarships/