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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.

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

Aspiring Business Professional Schoalrship

$1,000 scholarshipwill be awarded to students interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college 

Interested students can visit this link: http://www.onlinembareport.com/ 

The deadline for the scholarship is June 1, 2016

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016. We ask interested students to visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here you'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Essay Scholarships

For essay topics and more detailed information on each of the opportunities, check out these websites:

  • Coupons.com Scholarship Fund (3 $5,000 scholarships available); Deadline- Multiple


  • Sunoco Rewards Scholarships (TWO $1,000 opportunities available); Deadline- 5/31/2016


  • Big Fish Online Games Scholarship ($2,500 Scholarship); Deadline- 5/31/2016


  • Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship (Scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 & $500 awarded); Deadline- 4/22/2016


  • AED Superstore College Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2016


  • Griswold Home Care Bi-annual Scholarship; Deadline- Ongoing/Biannual


  • Waterlogic's Clean Water Scholarship; Deadline- 4/30/2016


  • Corporation Service Company Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2016


  • eMaint Service on 11 Scholarship; Deadline- 4/30/2016


  • PicMonkey $1000 Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2016


  • The Company Corporation's Quarterly Business Plan Contest; Deadline- Ongoing/Quarterly


  • Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship; Deadline- 4/30/2016


  • Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur's Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2016


Franklin University Switzerland

We see financing your education as an investment and partnership among you, your family, and the University.  Together we will create your financial aid package and carefully guide you through your financing options.

Franklin also offers a tuition freeze for all continuing students.  This means you will always pay the same amount for tuition each year you spend here.


Questions?  Email us at finaid@fus.edu                                                                                                                                                                                               

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship

For students seeking to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary environment

Provides financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perse



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 Department of Treasury

Need based and non-need based programs are available  

Detailed information about each program can be found at www.michigan.gov/ssg

Nursing Scholarships

For information on available scholarships, please visit:


Applications must be received by August 1, 2016

Oakland County Credit Union Scholarship Contest

2016 Oakland County Credit Union High School Senior Scholarship Contest Rules

The Oakland County Credit Union scholarship program will award five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors this May. A total of $5,000 will be awarded.


Current high school seniors in good academic standing with definite plans to attend either college or trade school in the fall of 2016 are eligible. Proof of acceptance to college or trade school is preferred. A counselor's signature to vouch for student is also acceptable.

To enter, students must:

Write a 500 word essay based on the following question: "Why is financial literacy important in today's society and what is the most important financial lesson you have learned?" Addressing the credit union difference and the industry's philosophy of "People helping people" is encouraged.

Five essays will win $1,000 each. The deadline to submit entries is May 13, 2016.

Entries may be turned into any OCCU branch or mailed to:

OCCU, Attn: Scholarship Contest, 1375, N.Oakland Blvd, Waterford MI 48327.

Students should include the name of their high school, their membership number, and a cell phone number with their essay. All entrants must be a member of Oakland County Credit Union. Membership can be attained with a simple application and a non-refundable membership fee of $5. Applications are available at OCCU or online at oaklandcountycu.com.

All students that attend a school in Oakland County are eligible for membership. Membership must be attained before an entry will be judged. Only graduating seniors of the class of 2016 are eligible. One entry allowed per student.


Oakland County Credit Union management will judge all entries. The winners will be announced no later than May 31st. Winners will be notified by OCCU. Our website will also post the winners. Winners must be willing to have their photo taken with the other winners. Family members of OCCU staff or its Board of Directors are not eligible. Please contact OCCU at (800) 815-6237 with any questions.

Oral Roberts University Whole Person Scholarship

Recognizes students committed to achieving excellence academically, physically and spiritually

Awards up to $20,000 per year

See your counselor for a nomination

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.

Student Scholarships

7 Scholarship Programs

1) Gen Lloyd W. "Fig" Newton Scholarship - $1,000 - 2 Awards (Deadline: April 15, 2016)

Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale

Applications can be found by going to:

2) College JumpStart Scholarship - $1,000 - 2 Awards (Deadline: April 15, 2016)

Applications can be found by going to:
https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12324/college_jumpstart _scholarship_scholarship.php

3) YDI Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 29, 2016)

Applications can be found by going to:
https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12809/you_deserve_it _scholarship_scholarship.php

4) 2016 Scholarship Points Awards - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: April 30, 2016)

Applications can be found by going to:

5) E-Waste Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2016)

Applications can be found by going to:
https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10724/e_waste _scholarship_scholarship.php

6) Mark A. Forester Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: June 1, 2016)

Must write a 300-500 word essay explaining how you go about honoring America's military heroes

Applications can be found by going to:

7) 10 Words or Less Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2016)

Applications can be found by going to:
https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words _or_less_scholarship_scholarship.php

Trine University Academic Tuition Scholarships

For information on the available scholarships, visit the counseling office or www.trine.edu

University of Michigan Alumni Association LEAD Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students applying to any of the three U of M campuses.

Celebrating Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity, the LEAD Scholars program was created by the Alumni Association to enrich the University's diverse student body and academic culture.

In general, LEAD Scholarship applicants should have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, a 27 or better on the ACT (1820 SAT) and enhance diversity at the University of Michigan in terms of race, gender or ethnicity.  Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 up to $5,000 per year, and are renewable for a total of four years (8 semesters).

Apply online at umalumni.com/lead 

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, 2015, for priority scholarship consideration.

Visit the counseling office or www.umd.umich.edu/scholarships for information.

University of Michigan-Flint Freshmen Merit Scholarships

Learn how to qualify for these scholarships at umflint.edu/merit

There is no separate application to fill out--you're automatically considered when you apply to UM-Flint

Donovan Xavier Baker Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to African-American males to assist in post high school education.

The Donovan Xavier Baker Scholarship Fund was created as a way to honor the short but beautiful life of Donovan Xavier Baker.

Award of $2,500 to the winning essay

For more information and to apply go to:thedonovanxavierbakerscholarshipfund.com and download the application