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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.

American Legion Scholarships for Michigan Students

The American Legion has several scholarships available (Brewer Scholarship, Wilson Scholarship, Student Trooper), plus other programs with scholarships (Baseball, Boys State, Eagle Scout of the Year, Oratorical Contest). Deadlines and eligibility for these scholarships vary. Please visit www.packet@michiganlegion.org for applications and details. 


Deadlines vary

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students who are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students should 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.

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Aspiring Business Professional Schoalrship

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students who 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.

The deadline for the scholarship is June 1, 2017

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a student who is 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.

The deadline is June 1, 2017

Baker College Career Scholarships

Request for information cards may be found on the bulletin board outside the Career Resource Center. All interested students may fill out and mail the card to Baker College.  A formal application will be sent upon receipt of the card.

All completed applications must be received by the Baker College Scholarship Committee no later than May 1, 2017

Central Michigan University Scholarships

CMU will continue its $61 million merit scholarship program.  The investments have annually resulted in academic scholarships for half of our incoming freshman class.

Applying for these scholarships is easy--simply complete an application for admission.  No further application is required, just apply for admission before the November 15 priority consideration deadline.  Your highest test score will be considered.




Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Scholarships

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is pleased to announce the availability of several college scholarships!

To apply go to:


The deadline is March 15, 2017


Grand Canyon University

At Grand Canyon University, we offer generous scholarship and grant opportunities to help make a private Christian education affordable.

For questions about our scholarships, please contact your admissions representative, Justin Warren: justin.warren@GCU.edu.

Scholarship information is also available in the counseling office and at: gcu.edu/CampusScholarships. 

Groth & Associates Scholarship

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:


Indiana Tech University Scholarship

Full Tuition Scholarship

For our Presidential Scholarship, we offer a full tuition scholarship to four incoming students each year. Student who apply must have a 3.0 GPA and 24 ACT or 1170 SAT (new SAT scoring system). Students can learn how to apply at finaid.indianatech.edu/scholarships/undergrad/. The deadline is January 15th.

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

Ithaca College Park Scholar Award (Communications)

This program develops passionate communications leaders who engage critically, act globally, and perform ethically. Through a mixture of academic and service programming, Park scholars are challenged to give back to their communities, using the power of well-designed messages and contemporary media to make a positive impact on the world.

The Park Scholar Award is renewable for up to three years, covers the full cost of attendance, includes stipends for living expenses, books, and a one-time computer purchase.




Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

The second annual Kelsey's Law Distracted Driving Scholarship for Michigan high school juniors and seniors has launched. Kelsey Raffaele, 17, of Sault Ste. Marie, tragically died in a cell phone-related automobile crash in 2010. This scholarship has been created in her honor to inspire change in teens who drive distracted and help prevent car accidents.

Some startling facts from the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Database:

  • 40,865 crashes with a driver age 15-19 in 2014 of which there were 69 fatalities and 479 serious injuries
  • Texting while driving increases your risk of crashing by 23 times
  • Car accidents are the No. 1 killer of teens

In October, $5,000 worth of scholarships will be awarded to Michigan students. Applicants are asked to submit a persuasive message that shows how you would convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving.

Messages may be in the form of a video, graphic or Tweet that resonates with teens and influences their driving behavior.

Entries will be judged and critiqued on the following factors:

  • Ability to persuade others, especially teen drivers, to stop texting while driving.
  • Ability to grab the attention of your friends, peers and family.
  • A clear and understandable message.
  • Demonstration of your personal creativity and ingenuity.

For more information and an application visit:


Deadline is August 31, 2017


Lawrence Tech Scholarships

Several academic scholarships are available, as well as athletic and portfolio scholarships.

Information is available in the counseling office and on the school website at www.ltu.edu.

Remember to check for submission deadlines!


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 23, 2017 (must be received by MEA by this date)

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

Nova Southeastern University Scholarships

Students considered for an academic sxholarship have significant academnic achievement.  Those selected to receive a scholarship take the most challenging curriculum, earn tthe highest grades and present either SAT or ACT scores that place them at or near the top of the University's applicant pool.

All applicants to the University are automatically considered for the Dean's Scholarship.

The most academically competitive students accepted to the freshman class may be invited to interview for a Premier Scholarship.

Admission application deadlines:

  • Early Decision/Early Action -- November 1
  • Regular Decision -- February 1

To view financial resources available to students, visit nova.edu/financialaid

Robert Edward Lang Scholarship (United Nations Association)

This scholarship is awarded by the Greater Detroit Chapter of the United Nations Association (GDUNA) and named for the late community activist who established this chapter.  Its purpose is to assist college-bound students interested in study toward a degree related to international studies.

The scholarship will award $1,000 grants to students who have a 2.5 or better GPA with special consideration for applicants who are active in school activities and their communities, demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, and are financially disadvantaged.

More information is available in the counseling office and at www.unadetroit.org.

Deadline is March 1, 2017

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.

Seer Interactive Scholarship List

For essay topics and more detailed information on the scholarships, check out these sites:

  • · Nitro College Scholarship (3 $5,000 scholarships available); Deadline- Multiple


  • · Rocket Lawyer Entrepreneur Contest; Deadline- May 31, 2017


  • · Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship; Deadline- June 15, 2017


  •  Waterlogic's Clean Water Scholarship; Deadline- June 1, 2017


Skidmore College Filene Music Scholarships

Deadline for the preliminary round, through submission via Slideroom on the Common Application, is January 15, 2017.  The competition is open to any student who has applied to Skidmore by that date.  You do not have to major in music, but you must remain active in the Music Department's musical life.  

Winners will be awarded a $48,000, four-year scholarship ($12,000 each year).  Filene Scholars are eligible for additional aid based on financial need. More information is available in the counseling office.  

Register online at www.skidmore.edu/filenescholarship

Student Scholarships

5 Scholarship Programs

1) SP Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: November 15, 2016)

Applications can be found by going to:

2) Sixt Scholars - $5,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline: November 30, 2016)

Applications can be found by going to:
https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10645/sixt _scholars_scholarship.php

3) Andrew Flushe Scholarship - $500 - 2 Awards (Deadline:November 30, 2016)

Applications can be found by going to:

4) Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers - $2,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline: December 1, 2016)

Must be planning to pursue a career in teaching physics in high school

Applications can be found by going to:

5) National Space Club Scholarship - $10,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: December 2, 2016)

Must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.

Applications can be found by going to:
https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12191/national_space_club _scholarship_scholarship.php


University of Dayton

If you are interested in being nominated by your counselor to receive a Leadership in Service Scholarship, worth $10.000 ($2,500 per year for four years), stop in the counseling office for more information.

Deadline for nominations is December 15, 2016

University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit

The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit is sponsoring twelve unique scholarship opportunities for quality citizen-students.

By completing the Scholarship Application, students will be considered for the Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship, the Harold duCharme Scholarship, the David J. Hallissey Memorial Scholarships, the Jerry & Anne Hanlon Scholarship, the James H. LoPrete Scholarship, the Frederick C. Matthaei Scholarships, the Gary & Ann Moeller Scholarship, and the Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship Awards.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • New SAT minimum 1430 (old 2050)
  • Top 1% of your graduating class

Application may be found at: scholarships@umclubgreaterdetroit.org

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017

University of Michigan - Dearborn

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

Apply online by December 15, 2016 for priority scholarship consideration.

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


The Alumni Legacy Scholarship application is available in the counseling office.  The deadline for this scholarship is February 6, 2017

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, 2017

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Up to 175 merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of 10 WACE Partner Institutions:

Clarkson University / State University of New York Oswego / Drexel University / University of Cincinnati / Johnson & Wales University / 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


Western Michigan University Scholarships

PillarScholarship--$3,000 (Deadline: January 15, 2017)

MLK GOLD Scholarship

Students who have shown a commitment to diversity, or who plan to at WMU, should apply for the MLK GOLD Scholarship. First-time, full-time freshman entering WMU in fall 2017 who have a 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) are eligible to apply. First generation college students and students demonstrating financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The MLK GOLD scholarship deadline is Friday, December 2. Students need to complete the scholarship application and the WMU undergraduate application by this date.

Endowed Scholarships

2017-18 Endowed Scholarships will be open for applications beginning December 1, 2016 and close February 15, 2017. Criteria and amounts vary by scholarship. An application is required for most scholarships.

Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation Scholarship application is now available online through February 15, 2017 for high-achieving students with verified financial need (based on criteria listed on our website). This is a tiered scholarship with a top award of $60,000 (over four years). Students must apply to WMU by January 15, 2017.

A separate scholarship application is required and due February 15, 2017.

Students can view all scholarship options and apply now online: wmich.edu/admissions/freshmen/scholarships