Scholarships are a form of "gift money" that can be used towards tuition and other school-related expenses. Every scholarship has different requirements-- For example, some require an essay and others have specific academic requirements.

Below, you will find local scholarships, scholarship search engines, and other scholarship information.

Check back regularly for new scholarships!

Local & National Scholarships

AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship (scholarships@aaamichigan.com)

  • Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who served as AAA School Safety Patrol members in Michigan.

  • Students must submit documentation of AAA School Safety Patrol participation, good academic standing, and a strong record of participation in the community and extra-curricular activities. 

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

American Legions Scholarships (legion.org/scholarships)

  • Several scholarships available. Eligibility includes, but is not limited to, being a direct descendant of a wartime veteran who served on active duty.

  • American Legion Department of Michigan Contact:

Deadline: Varies by scholarship

America's Farmers Grow AG Leaders (ffa.org/scholrships)

  • $1,500 scholarship in an ag-related field of study, with more than a half-million dollars in scholarships available

  • Applicants are not required to be FFA members

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

Brighton Art Guild Scholarship Program (brightonartguild.com)

  • Norma Gray $1000 College Scholarship for the Visual Arts

  • $500 Brighton Art Guild High School Visual Arts Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Brighton Chamber Foundation: Ambassador Scholarship (brightoncoc.org/scholarship-opportunity)

  • Must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher

  • Must have the ability to demonstrate leadership and integrity

  • Must be enrolled in higher education for the fall 0f 2017 

  • Must complete application (see website)

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

Citizens Insurance Community Scholarship Program (hanover.com/schoarships)

  • Six scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,5000 to high school seniors in Livingston County.

  • 16-17 application is now available.

Deadline: November 20, 2018

Brighton Rotary Scholarship (brightonrotaryevents.org)

  • Academic scholarship for a student living in the Brighton School District who is graduating this year and going on to attend an accredited Michigan school

Deadline: April 3, 2019

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (cfsem.org/Scholarships)

  • Variety of college scholarships available

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

ESA Foundation (https://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants/scholarships)

  • Total of 35 scholarships available to students in the state of Michigan

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Gathering Friends- Next Generation Scholarship (gatheringfriends4tlc.com)

  • Essay contest for female high school seniors

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

 

GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program (reaganfoundation.org)

  • High school seniors eligible for $10,00 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 per student

Deadline: January 2019

Great Clips Scholarship Program (greatclipscareers.com/scholarships)

  • $100,000 in scholarships and cosmetology tools available to cosmetology students

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Human Services Scholarship (thelivingstonwomensclub.com)

  • Presented by the Livington Women's Club

  • $2,500 scholarship for high school seniors going into the human services field

  • See the counseling office for an application

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Lake Trust Foundation (laketrust.org)

  • Five full-tuition scholarships to Cleary University and four scholarships worth up to $2,500 to put toward a career technical education program or trade school

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

LEADS! Scholarship Program (omaccs.org)

  • 185 scholarships ranging from $500-$8,000

Deadline: April 12, 2019

LCWCC Conservation Scholarship (lcwcc.org)

  • This scholarship is available to any student pursuing a conservation or environmental field of study

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

Lincoln Scholarship Program (ocrplincoln.org)

  • Students may submit an essay of up to 1000 words, video, or other creative work on the theme of “What Makes America Great."

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

Liv Co Road Rally Scholarship (lccan.org/road-rally/)

  • Open to all 2019 Livingtson County Graduates pursuing in-demand careers

Deadline: April 12, 2019

Livingston Wildlife & Conservation Club: Conservation Scholarship (lcwcc.org)

  • $1,000 to graduating seniors entering the conservation or environmental science fields

  • Scholarship details are under the "news" tab on the website

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Michigan Elks Association - Gold Key Scholarship (mielksgoldkey.org)

  • Scholarship for students receiving special education services who also exhibit a financial need.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

National Center for Learning Disabilities (apply.ncld.org/)

  • College scholarship opportunities for students with a Specific Learning Disability or ADHD

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges & Schools 

 (www.omaccs.org)

  • More than 100 Leads! Scholarship Opportunities for graduation High School Seniors
  • Students need a 2.0 GPA or better to apply

Deadline: November 21, 2018

Prudential Spirit of the Community Award

 (spirit.prudential.com)

  • Scholarship honoring students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service

Deadline: November 6, 2018

Science Ambassador Scholarship  (scienceambassadorscholarship.org)

  • A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.

Deadline: December 11, 2018

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) (michigan.gove/ssg)

  • Eligible students must have received Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-month period between the ages of 9 and high school graduation. (Medicaid eligibility is determined by the Michigan Department of Human Services and communicated with the Michigan Department of Treasury.)

  • SSG sends eligible students an application which MUST be completed and returned prior to high school graduation.

  • TIP scholarships cover the cost of tuition at the current-in-district rate at participating Michigan Community Colleges or the lower level resident rate at participating Michigan public universities. 

Vivint Smart Home Scholarship  (vivint.com/scholarship)

  • $5,000 scholarship requiring making a video responding to a prompt

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

We The Students Essay Competition  (we the students 2017)

  • This year, students are asked to consider the role the government should play in monitoring internet content

Deadline: TBD 18-19 school year

Other Scholarship Oppotunities

Scholarship Search Engines & Resources:

Students can search the web for college scholarships. Many of these sites allow students to input information about themselves to find specified scholarship opportunities. 


Fastweb.com (Start Here! Over 1.5 million scholarships!)

 

Michigan.gov/ssg(Includes an awesome MI Scholarship Search Self-Service Tool!)

 

CollegeBoard.com

 

MeritAid.com

 

CollegeNet.com

 

Scholarships.com

 

Zinch.com

 

College-scholarships.com


Forgoodforever.org

Scholarships4Students.com

Studentaid.ed/gov

MappingYourFuture.org

Collegeanswer.com

OfftoCollege.com

Michigan Scholarships

The Scholarship System

 

More Ideas For Finding Scholarships:

Students often report more success with local scholarships opportunities because there is less competition.

 

  • College Binder in Counseling Office

  • Parent's Employer

  • Insurance Provider

  • Local Bank

  • Unions

  • Professional Organizations

  • Local Rotary Club

  • Local Library

  • Religious Organizations

 

Warning:

 

There are some scholarship scams out there. Never trust a scholarship offer or search engine that requires a fee. Look at finaid.org to learn more about scholarship scams and how to protect yourself against them.

Resources:

http://www.finaid.org/scholarships

 

College & University  Scholarships

Qualifying for College & University Scholarships:

  • Often times, colleges and universities will have their own school-sponsored scholarships

  • These scholarships usually require a minimum GPA and ACT score

  • Students must submit an application and be accepted to a school to qualify for these types of scholarships

 

Aquinas College Scholarships (aquinas.edu/undergraduate)

  • Academic & Leadership Scholarships -- Students will be automatically considered for all scholarships for which they qualify.

 

Central Michigan University Scholarships (Go.CMich.Edu/scholarships)

  • Academic Scholarships (Prestige, Excellence, and Success) -- Academic awards are automatically distributed on a first-come, first served basis. Priority given to applications for admissions submitted by November 15.

  • Centralis Scholar and Centralis Gold Scholarships -- 100% of tuition and/or 100% of tuition, room & board, and books. Winners are selected from an on-campus essay competition held during the fall of their senior year in high school. This year: 10/27 & 11/3 - Register Here

  • Leadership & Multicultural Scholarships -- These scholarships require additional applications. This year: TBD

  • Spirit of the Future Scholarships

               Deadline: January 31, 2019

Cleary University Scholarships (cleary.edu/scholarships-grants)

  • Admissions Scholarships - Level I (3.7 GPA & 25 ACT) = $7,500 and Level II (3.2 GPA & 23 ACT) = $5,400. Applied upon registration which must be completed on or before May 15th.

  • Academic Leadership Scholarship - $6,210 competitive scholarship. Requirements include participation in Cleary's Leadership Society of Student Volunteers, 3.5 GPA, essay submission, and documentation of high school leadership abilities.

  • Business Professional Association Scholarship - $4,500 competitive scholarship based on academics, participation in high school business professional organization, and essay entry.

  • New for Fall 2018 Admissions: Schedule a 1-on-1 Tour of the Cleary campus and be eligible to win your entirle Fall 2017 freshman tuition ($20,000)

Columbus College of Art & Design (https://www.ccad.edu)

  • Students must have their application completed and FAFSA on file with CCAD in order to be considered for additional competitive merit scholarships. These are in addition to the merit scholarships CCAD offers upon admission.

      Priority Deadline: TBD

Eastern Michigan University Scholarships (emich.edu/finaid/scholarships)

  • Academic Scholarships - Students automatically qualify based on GPA and test scores. Must apply to EMU by June 1st of your senior year.

  • Education First Opportunity Scholarship (EFOS) - Academic and Needs-Based: Minimum of 3.0 GPA, 20 ACT/1020 SAT, and qualify for a Pell Grant (must fill out FAFSA by March 1st). Covers 100% of tuition once other grants and aid have been deducted. Must apply to EMU by June 1st of your senior year to qualify.

Ferris State University Scholarships (ferris.edu)

  • Academic Scholarships - Students automatically qualify based on GPA and test scores. Ferris offers a range of scholarships from $1,000 up to full-tuition coverage.

Lawrence Technological University (www.ltu.edu/scholarshipcompetition)

  • Scholarship Competition - 1) Apply to LTU for Fall 20172) Write a 500-word essay response and send to scholarship@ltu.edu

Essay Deadline: TBD

Competition Dates: 

  • TBD

Lincoln Tech (LincolnTech.edu)

Hands on training in Auto, Manufacturing, Collision, Diesel, and Electrical

  • Scholarship Events:

    • TBD

Michigan Tech University (http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/impact/)

  • Patricia and Robert Naegele Competitive Scholarship - Awarded to students who believe in the power of the American Dream and its impact on global, free-enterprise society. See flyer outside counseling office for additional details. 

Application Deadline: TBD

Northwood University (www.northwood.edu)

  • Impact Scholarship - Awarded to Michigan high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership experience and academic success both in and outside the classroom, and are planning to major in accounting, economics, engineering management, finance, management, management information systems, or marketing

Application Deadline: TBD

Oakland University (oakland.edu)

  • University Recognition - 3.0 GPA & 1020 SAT, $6,000 ($1,500 per year)

  • See website for more

Specs Howard (specshoward.edu)

  • Scholarship Competition - To enter to compete, you must attend the testing date and select your program of choice:

    • Broadcast Media Arts

    • Digital Media Arts

    • Graphic Design

  •  Testing Date: TBD

Schoolcraft College (schoolcraft.edu/scholarships)

  • Scholarship Honors Program - Tuition scholarship of $2,040

  • Student Ambassador Program - Earn $1,000 scholarship per year

  • Trustee Scholarship - $4,000 over two years

    • 3.0 GPA & 940 SAT​

  • Award of Escellence - $5,000 over two years

    • 3.5 GPA & 1130 SAT​

Application Deadline: TBD

Trade School Scholarships (imagine-america.org)

  • Directory of scholarships for trade schools in Michigan

UM-Flint: Freshmen Merit Scholarships (umflint.edu/merit)

  • Up to $7,000 a year renewable for up to four years, with limited number of full-ride scholarships available.

  • No separate application to fill out -- you're automatically considered when you apply to UM-Flint.

  • Instant information on which scholarship amount you qualify for -- no waiting for an answer.

University of Michigan- Ann Arbor (umclubgreaterdetroit.org)

  • Variety of academic scholarships available

Deadline: TBD