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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.

Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

We are proud to announce the first annual Kelsey's Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship for Michigan high school seniors has launched. You may be familiar with Kelsey's Law, which prohibits the use of cell phones for Level 1 and 2 drivers in the state. Our law firm teamed up with Kelsey's mother, Bonnie Raffaele, to honor Kelsey, inspire change in teens who drive distracted and help prevent car accidents.

The details of our scholarship are included here:


Submissions from students can include a video, graphic or Tweet that compels teen drivers to stop distracted driving; and the contest goes through the end of August. In October, we will be awarding $5,000 worth of scholarships to Michigan students.

Nursing Scholarships

For information on available scholarships, please visit:


Applications must be received by August 1, 2016

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.

Western Michigan University Global Ambassadors Scholarship

The Global Ambassadors Scholarship offers potential funding toward study abroad opportunities, along with required on-campus volunteer requirements tied to global engagement activities.  $180,000 in scholarships is available annually for study abroad at WMU.

Studying abroad helps individuals develop cross-cultural skills, provides alumni with an advantage in the job market upon graduation, and cultivates life-long learning.

Winners of these scholarships will be determined by an application, an interactive competition and a reflection essay and will be awarded a fully-funded pre-freshman study abroad course, funds for a future study abroad trip through WMU or both.

Application deadline is October 7, 2016.  Further information can be found in the counseling office and at: https://wmich.edu/admissions/global.