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  • The MEA Scholarship - Due February 23rd

Award Amount: Varies

Eligibility Criteria

  • Dependent of MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing.

  • Graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit.

  • Will attend or is currently an undergraduate student of a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license. Those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit–Mercy;  Adrian College; Finlandia University;  and Albion College. (The aforementioned private institutions are existing local MEA affiliates.)

  • Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible. (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member in good standing.)

  • The scholarship will not be awarded for the purpose of working on a post-baccalaureate degree.

Priority is given on the basis of:

  • Academic achievement

  • Extra-curricular activities

  • School and community service

  • Students from lower income households.

Details and Application can be found at: http://www.mea.org/mea-scholarship


  • Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship- Due February 28th

The Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund is pleased to offer a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding senior from a Kent ISD high school who intends to pursue a college career in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences relating to space technology!

Applications can be found outside the Counselor's offices.


  • Rosa Parks Scholarship- Due March 1st

The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation offers a $2,000, non-renewable scholarship to Michigan high school graduating seniors. Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need, and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks, whose historic stand against racial prejudice in 1955 brought her national recognition.  The Foundation was established in 1980 to provide equal-opportunity scholarships to Michigan high school seniors.


APPLICANTS MUST:

1.   Graduate by August 2017.

2.   Have GPA of 2.5 or above.

3.   Describe financial need.

4.   Complete application form and essay.*

5.   Document community activities.

6.   Furnish official copies of high school transcript and ACT or SAT results.

8.   Furnish two letters of recommendation (at least one from a school representative; also suggest clergy,

  community and/or civic representative).

*Essay question is last item on application.  If you want to get a head start, here is the essay requirement:

       Please write an essay of 200-300 words (include a heading/topic) on:  

       Segregation was the defining social issue when Rosa Parks took her historic stand.  Select a social issue that you think should be addressed today.

          How will YOU use the principles of Rosa Parks to address it?

Apply at: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3214103/313d95015536


  • Eagle Scout of the Year Application- Due March 1st

The American Legion Life Insurance Committee provides for a National Scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.” The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive an $10,000 scholarship. Three second-place scholarship awards will be given in the amount of $2,500 each. The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships immediately upon graduation from a state accredited high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four (4) years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty.

Along with the opportunity to win the National Scholarship, the Department Eagle Scout of the Year receives $1,000 from The American Legion, Department of Michigan

Applications can be found at: http://www.michiganlegion.org/scholarships


  • GRBS Perseverance Award Scholarship - Due March 1st

This award was created to recognize students who have persevered through a family, financial, or personal hardship and are willing to share this experience in their essay.

Applications can be found at http://www.plainwellschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/The-GRBS-Perservence-Award.pdf


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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/