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Financial Aid and Scholarship Websites

Merit Scholarships Website

This site, www.meritaid.com , is a compilation of what every university has to offer for merit scholarships and what the criteria is to get the scholarships.

Aquinas College Scholarships

Just submit an admission application.  You will be automatically considered for all scholarships for which you are qualified.  Be sure to send an official transcript and test scores with your application.

Apply free at www.aquinas.edu/undergraduate

Central Michigan University Scholarships

Students who dream of a career in the media and communication fields can make that dream a reality with a full-ride scholarship to Central Michigan University that could be worth more than $90,000!

Students qualifying for consideration for the Lem Tucker Scholarship have a:

3.0 high school GPA, or 3.3 GPA for transfer students, and 940 SAT (18 ACT), and Major in a media-related field such as journalism, broadcasting, or public relations

CMU houses one of the most comprehensive media programs in the country. Whether it's television, radio, print, or public relations, your students will have the opportunities to get involved on a national scale with award-winning hands-on experiences.

Deadline: February 9, 2018

Apply online at: ccfa.cmich.edu/ltucker

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Scholarships

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan offers dozens of scholarship funds for graduating high school seniors.

What's better is that students need only submit ONE application through the general application link to be considered for any scholarship for which they are eligible.

Students can learn more and apply at CFSEM.org/Scholarships.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2018.

David Barns Scholarship

David's Faith & Hope For Life Foundation is pleased to offer high school seniors our fifth annual scholarship created in honor of David. The David Barns Scholarship will be awarded to a male and female high school senior that best represent David's academic excellence, athletic prowess, and commitment to the community.

The scholarship will provide $2,500 of financial assistance for college tuition. Additionally, the scholarship is eligible for renewal for three years, assuming good academic standing, continued community involvement, and a service commitment to the Foundation.

Applicants have the option of an online application by going to our website at www.faithhopelife.com and clicking on the scholarship page or downloading a pdf version application and mailing it in.

The Foundation will begin accepting applications January 1st with a deadline of Friday, March 16th, 2018. Please email info@faithhopelife.com if you have any questions.


Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (California)

For information, go to www.fidm.edu/go/fidmscholarships 

More than $300,000 in scholarships awarded annually

Ithaca College Martin Luther King Scholar Program

"The Martin Luther King Scholar Program is so much more than a scholarship.  It is an interdisciplinary, college-wide learning community that emphasizes citizenship and service in the global community."    --Roger Richardson, Ph.D., founding director

This program is open to academically talented U.S. citizens and permanent residents from ethnic and racial backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education.

Additional information is available at: ithaca.edu/mlk

Lawrence Tech Scholarship Competition

To earn a scholarship of up to $4,000 per year for four years, sign up for one of these competition days:

February 24, 2018

March 2, 2018

March 16, 2018

For requirements to participate, visit www.ltu.edu/scholarshipcompetition









Michigan Education Association Scholarship

Must be a dependent of an MEA member in good standing or MEA-Retired member

See information in counseling office for more eligibility criteria

Application may be accessed at www.mea.org/mea-scholarship

Deadline:Thursday, February 22, 2018 (must be received by MEA by this date)

***There will be no extensions granted due to weather delays, snow days or power outages***

MSU Alumni Club of Oakland County

Scholarships ($2,000, nonrenewable) available to Oakland County High School seniors who have been accepted for study and plan to attend Michigan State University.  This scholarship is not awarded based on financial need. It is based on grades, test scores, recommendations and comments made by the student and his counselor.

3.5 GPA

Deadline to apply is March 23, 2018 (postmark)

Applications are available in counseling or at www.MSUOakland.com

Oakland University / Huntington Ford Scholarship

Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has established a scholarship for an incoming freshman student at Oakland University. The student chosen to receive this award will be selected from eligible students who have attended one of four area high schools, including Rochester Adams High School, Avondale High School, Rochester High School, and Stoney Creek High School.

Applicants for this scholarship award must be an incoming, full­-time freshman for Fall 2018 with financial need, and a demonstrated passion for a specific area of study or extracurricular interest. Applicants must have a minimum 3.30 cumulative high school grade point average in order to apply.

If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship opportunity, please complete the online application form using the link below, with an essay detailing your passion for a specific area of study, and how receiving this award will further your interest and ambition.

Huntington Ford Scholarship Form: oakland.edu/futurestudents/cost-and-aid/huntingtonford

*** In addition to the submission form, at least one letter of recommendation is required to complete the application. These letters can be emailed to pjcassad@oakland.edu.

The application deadline is Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 5 p.m.


Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools' 2018 LEADS! Scholarship Program

There are many scholarships available.  To find out more about career colleges and schools, please visit our web site at www.omaccs.org.  This site also contains information about other scholarships being offered by our member schools.

Deadline for application submissions is April 6, 2018

Rochester Community Schools Foundation

The Rochester Community Schools Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of

Rochester and the Rochester Rotary Club, provide area students with a vast array of scholarships to promote continuing education. Last year,

nearly $100,000 in scholarships were awarded.

The scholarship application system is now online. To get started, go to: www.rochesterschoolsfoundation.org. The deadline for application submission is January 31, 2018..

ROTC Scholarships

ROTC is offered at many colleges.  The program offers full tuition, books, and a monthly stipend in the freshman year.  If you accept the scholarship, you have a commitment for active or reserve duty when you graduate.  Currently that commitment is three to four years.  Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines all have ROTC programs.

Scholarship Programs

For a list of available scholarships, check out this website:



Society of Women Engineers - Detroit Section

College Scholarships

SWE Detroit annually awards scholarships to exceptional high school senior women who intend to pursue a college degree in engineering.

The scholarship application must be filled out by the student and postmarked or e-mailed by March 1, 2018.

SWE, at a national level, also has many scholarships for outstanding high school female students.  This application form can be found on the National SWE website: www.swe.org.


Student Scholarships

Scholarship Programs

Visit StudentScholarships.org for the latest scholarships available. 

Student-View Scholarship Program

Student Insights (www.studentinsights.com) is sponsoring a scholarship contest for high school seniors.

  • One $4000 scholarship
  • Two $1000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

It's quick and easy to apply:

  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application forms
  • No application fees

Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  The scholarships will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2018--winners will be announced in May, 2018.

For more information about the company, log on to www.studentinsights.com.

Deadline: April 22, 2018

UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship

Our Deadline:
July 31, 2018

Award Amount:


University of Michigan - Dearborn

Offers will be based on a student's academic achievement, using GPA and ACT or SAT scores.

Applications must be received by December 15, 2017 for Chancellor's Scholarship eligibility.

Visit the counseling office or umdearborn.edu/scholarships for information on all scholarship offers.


University of Notre Dame: Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program

This and other merit scholarships are available to students who apply to the university.  Check out the website for more information.

Virginia Military Institute Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships available

For consideration, candidates must meet or exceed the following criteria: Combined SAT of 1350 or ACT of 31, high school GPA of 3.7

Information and application available in the counseling office

Application deadline: February 1, 2018

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Up to 160 merit co-op scholarships (total value of $4,200,000) will be awarded to students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of nine WACE Partner Institutions:

Clarkson University / State University of New York Oswego / Drexel University / University of Cincinnati / University of Massachusetts Lowell / Rochester Institute of Technology / University of Toledo / Wentworth Institute of Technology / Merrimack College 

Information and deadlines in the Counseling Office and at: www.waceinc.org


Wittenberg University Music Scholarships

Wittenberg awards more than $475,000 in music scholarships annually.

We award several dozen scholarships, for voice, band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, and classical guitar, and these scholarships are available to all students regardless of major.