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Thursday, 1/29/2015

Financial Aid and Scholarship Websites

Financial Aid Information

The MI College Goal event is a statewide program that provides free information and assistance to families applying for college financial aid.  Financial aid professionals will help college-bound students and their families complete the FAFSA.

  • Date:     February 7, 2015
  • Time:    10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Where:  Wayne State University


  • Date:     February 8, 2015
  • Time:     2:00-4:00 pm
  • Where:  Clinton Township / Macomb Intermediate School District, U-M Flint, Mott Community College




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.

AAA Safety Patrol Scholarship

Must show documented proof of AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol participation in elementary or middle school

Only one applicant per school will be accepted

Return application to the counseling office no later than April 17, 2015

More information and applications available in the counseling office

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Scholarship

16th Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

"Arab and Chaldean Americans Celebrate the Life and Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

Participants must be current senior high school students of Arab or Chaldean origin.  Your essay must be an original essay written from an Arab or Chaldean perspective.  Essays should focus on the following topic: As an Arab/Chaldean American, how would you describe the impact that the message/work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has had on your community and on you personally?  (Minimize biographical information on MLK and focus more on your personal perspective).

Essay deadline: March 30, 2015

More information is in the counseling office

American Polish Engineering Association Scholarship

The APEA is offering two scholarships at $1000 each - one will be given to a male senior and the other to a female senior.  Deadline to apply is Saturday, April 11, 2015 (Postmark).  Student must be of Polish origin or descent, have a 3.0 or better GPA, and be planning to enroll in an engineering or allied science curriculum in college.  Applications are in the counseling office.

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

This is the fourth year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com.  We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1000 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--click on it.

The deadline is June 1, 2015

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

This is a $1000 scholarship that will be awarded to students who are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link: http://www.fashion-schools.org/, find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

The deadline is June 1, 2015

AXA Achievement Scholarship

  •  Are you active in your community?
  •  Have you led a project that benefits others?
  •  Have you overcome personal challenges?

Scholarships of $2500 available

Apply by February 1, 2015 

Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!

Visit www.axa-achievement.com

Bloomfield Hills Financial Stock to Scholarship Challenge

Bloomfield Hills Financial has organized an online stock game that enables students to buy and sell stocks in their own account starting with $100,000.00 in play money. At the end of the game, the top 3 students with the highest account balances will earn scholarship money- up to $5,000.00!

Registration Ends: February 10th

Trading Begins: February 17th

Game End: April 24th

Visit our website at  www.stocktoscholarship.com to register


Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

50 Scholarships available up to $100,000, awarded at up to $25,000/year

We encourage the following to apply:

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates
  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016
  • Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry

Information and application is available at www.buickachievers.com

Deadline is February 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Colorado State University Scholarships

Several scholarships areavailable for non-residents

Information is available in the counseling office and online at www.sfs.colostate.edu




Community Choice Foundation

The Community Choice Credit Union is awarding college scholarships to area seniors who plan on attending a Michigan college or university and are committed to improving our communities by staying in Michigan after college graduation.  Students simply need to apply on the Community Choice Credit Union site: https://www.CommunityChoiceFoundation.com

Deadline: February 2, 2015

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:





Community Scholarship Program

This is a joint program of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, Rochester Community Schools Foundation, Rochester Kiwanis Club, and Rochester Rotary Club. 

Only one application form is necessary to apply for several scholarships offered. All information and the application form is available by going to: http://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/, RCS Foundation, Scholarship Information, and Files and Folders

David Barnes Scholarship

We are pleased to offer a scholarship created in honor of David Barnes. The David Barns Scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior that best represents 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 attached application is due by March 16, 2015.

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.

Detroit Association of University of Michigan Women Scholarship

The DAUMW is offering $1,000 scholarships, which will be awarded for meritorious achievement to female students who are planning to attend the University of Michigan in the fall of 2015.

The gifts are not contingent upon the economic status of the applicant but are based on the student's academic record and her contributions in non-academic endeavors, demonstrating her leadership potential.  However, financial need may be considered with students of equal credentials.  Interested students who have been accepted to the University of Michigan should send their applications and the required credentials to arrive no later than March 16, 2015








Lawrence Tech Scholarship Competition

Apply to Lawrence Tech: www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/apply.asp

Write a 500 word response to the following topic and email your essay, name, phone number, and intended major to www.scholarship@ltu.edu by February 2, 2015:      

Innovation is a hallmark of a Lawrence Technological University education.  Choose a person whose innovations have inspired you.  Explain why that person was successful and how his or her innovation is helpful to society.  What characteristics of the innovator would you like to incorporate into your own life?

The writers of the best essays will be invited to attend the Scholarship Competition on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

Other scholarship information is available in the counseling office.





Marist Technology Scholarships

A special opportunity for students who choose to major in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems.

Drawing off an original grant from the National Science Foundation to draw talented students into the study of Computer Science, Marist College continues this essential initiative by offering 5 full tuition, room and board scholarships.

You can find more information in the counseling office and an online application for admission at www.marist.edu/admission/freshman.

Deadline is February 1, 2015



MI Oil & Gas Producers Education Foundation Scholarship

Qualified applicants must have been accepted for enrollment at a Michigan university or community college, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.  They must also be pursuing a degree in a field of study which will allow them to obtain full time employment in the crude oil and natural gas industry.  

Application is available in the counseling office 

Deadline: April 2, 2015 

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: Friday, February 27, 2015 (must be received by MEA by this date)

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 27, 2015

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 awardees' choice. 

 Deadline is March 7, 2015.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

Northwood University Scholarships

Call 800.622.9000 to speak to an Admissions Representative or visit www.northwood.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants.aspx for details


Oakland County Credit Union Scholarships

 FIve $1,000 scholarships will be awarded

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.

Two options are available to enter: write an essay or create a video

Complete rules may be found in the counseling office

Oakland University Scholarships and Grants

To be considered for scholarships, your application, transcript and ACT score must be received by March 1, 2015



If you meet this deadline, you will automatically be considered for OU scholarships.

Oral Roberts University Whole Person Scholarship

Recognizes students committed to achieving excellence academically, physically and spiritually

Awards range from $5,000 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.

Saginaw Valley State University

Over 350 private scholarships available from $500 to $4,000

Eligibility: High school participation, leadership, character and/or academic achievement

Application available at svsu.edu/scholarships beginning February 1, 2015

Shire 2015 ADHD Scholarship Program

Follow this link for infomation:


Skidmore College Porter Presidential Scholarships In Mathematices and Science

$15,000 annually ($60,000 over four years)


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, which can be found in the counseling office, must be filled out by the student (and signed by a counselor) and postmarked or e-mailed by March 2, 2015. 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.


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

High School Scholarship Test
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Registration: 9:30 AM

Test: 10:00 AM - 11:00 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.

The test takes approximately one hour to complete and covers general aptitude (language, reading comprehension and math). Only those who test are eligible for the scholarships. To qualify students must be a high school senior graduating in 2015.

One full scholarship and two partial scholarships will be awarded for each program. Participants must select which program scholarships they'll be competing for on test day and may not take the test more than once. For Specs Howard High School Scholarship Rules & Regulations click here.

Deadline to RSVP is February 5, 2015. Students can also register by calling Wendy at 855-267-4454.

For complete scholarship rules, visit www.specshoward.edu/scholarshiprules

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 winners will be announced in May, 2015.

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

Deadline: April 22, 2015


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

Scholarship offers will range from $8,000 to full-tuition, estimated at $47,000.  Offers will be based on a student's academic achievement, using GPA and ACT or SAT scores.

Apply online by December 15, 2014, for priority scholarship consideration.

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

Virginia Military Institute Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships available

Information and application available in the counseling office

Application deadline: February 1, 2015


WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

195 merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of 11 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 / Kettering University

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