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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.

8 Scholarships

The 8 Scholarship Programs below are currently accepting applications between now and February 1, 2017. Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. 1890 Scholars Program - February 1, 2017 (17 Awards - $5,000)


2. AWM Scholarships - January 31, 2017 (3 Awards - $500)


3. Conquer Your Resolution Scholarship - January 30, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)


4. Mensa Scholarship - January 15, 2017 (18 Awards - $1,000)


5. Moverscorp Thinking Scholarship - January 15, 2017 (1 Award - $500)


Featured Scholarships:

6. SP Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)


7. VIP Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)


8. YDI Scholarship - January 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)


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

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third 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 college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017.

Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Sudents may also find our website a helpful starting point for their college search. We provide the Web's most comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting a nursing school.



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


David Barns Scholarship

The David Barns Faith & Hope for Life Foundation was established in early 2013 to continue the spirit and legacy of David Barns. David was a 2000 graduate of Goodrich High School where he achieved success in the classroom and in athletics. David attended the University of Detroit Mercy where he played basketball and earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Computer Information Systems. Upon graduation, David became a basketball coach at Goodrich where he coached both boys and girls middle and high school teams. In addition to his obligations as a regular season coach, David used Saturday morning basketball clinics and his annual B&D summer basketball camps to teach skills, commitment, accountability, teamwork, and leadership. In March of 2011, David was diagnosed with cancer. For more than 18 months, he endured chemotherapy and radiation, complex surgeries, and intense rehabilitation. He handled every obstacle with a gentle grace and determination embodied by few. David courageously fought his competitor, cancer, to the very end. David passed away on November 4, 2012 at the age of 30.

We are pleased to offer students a scholarship created in honor of David. The David Barns Scholarship will be awarded to two high school seniors 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. The application (found in the counseling office) is due by March 17, 2017.

If you have any questions about the Foundation or scholarship, please feel free to email info@faithhopelife.com or visit our website at www.faithhopelife.com.

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:


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***

MSU Alumni Club of Oakland County

Scholarships ($1,500, 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 17, 2017 (postmark)

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

National Association of Black Suppliers Scholarship Fund

The National Association of Black Suppliers Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to graduating African-American seniors who have outstanding academic and community leadership and who plan to enroll in college in a full-time engineering, technology, business or related curriculum.  The NABS Scholarship is a stipend of up to $5000 per year for up to five years, which can be used for tuition, room, board, and fees at a four year college or university of the recipient's choice. The Scholarship fund has awarded over $1.2Million to date in scholarships to high school seniors nationallly.

 Applications must be postmarked no later that Friday, March 3, 2017.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

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

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, 2017..

Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation

The application for the 2017 Rosa Parks Scholarships ($2,000) is now available on our web site: rosaparksscholarship.org

The deadline for filing is March 1, 2017. Approximately 40 scholarship winners will be announced in mid-May.

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

1. Washington Crossing Scholarship - January 15, 2017 (5 Awards - $5,000)


2. Len Assante Scholarship - January 15, 2017 (10 Awards - $5,000)


3. Happy New Year Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)


4. Spread Positivity in Your Community Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (1 Award - $3,000)


Featured Scholarships:

5. SP Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)


6. VIP Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)


7. YDI Scholarship - January 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)


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


Specs Howard School of Media Arts Scholarship Competition

Specs Howard School of Media Arts will be awarding three full scholarships and six partial scholarships to high school seniors this year!

To compete, students must attend the testing day and select their program of choice:

  • Broadcast Media Arts
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Graphic Design

2017 High School Scholarship Competition
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Registration: 9:30 AM

Specs Howard School
19900 W. 9 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075

Registration begins at 9:30 AM and students must be in their seats by 10:00 AM to participate. Once testing has begun, no admittance will be permitted.

One full scholarship and two partial scholarships will be awarded for each program.

Seats fill fast, so reserve yours today.

For full details, visit specshoward.edu/Scholarshiptestdec

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 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