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Monday, 11/30/2015

Financial Aid and Scholarship Websites

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.

10 Words or Less Scholarship

$500 Award--Deadline: January 29, 2016

Applications can be found by going to:



2015 Scholarship Points Awards

Ten $10,000 Awards-- Deadline: December 8, 2015

Applications can be found by going to:


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

Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition

Covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years  

For more information visit: bu.edu/admissions/trustee


Colorado State University Scholarships

Several scholarships are available for non-residents

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

All admitted first-year students who've submitted a complete application by February 1, 2016, and meet specific academic criteria will be considered for Presidential, Provost's, and Dean's Scholarships.  No additional scholarship application is required. 



CrossLites Scholarship

Thirty-three Awards of $4,000--Deadline: December 31, 2015

Applicants must write a reflective essay of 400-600 words

Applications can be found by going to:




Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (California)

Seven students who demonstrate an exceptional talent and interest in Fashion Design, Visual Communications, Interior Design, Digital Media, Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design, or Product Development will each win a one-year scholarship to attend FIDM (all locations are in California). The deadline to enter the National Scholarship Competition is April 30, 2016.  For information, go to www.fidm.edu/go/fidmscholarships.

Flosum Scholarship

$750 Scholarship--Deadline: December 15, 2015

GPA of 3.5 or higher

Must intend to pursue a bachelor's degree which can be in the fields of computer engineering, computer science or in another technical discipline such as electrical engineering, physics or mathematics with an interest in the field of computer science

Applications can be found by going to:


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home.  We're looking for students with leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.

Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships--up to $40,000 per student.

Apply online through www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships or http://facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships 

Deadline: January 7, 2016

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship--Deadline: November 30, 2015

If you have an interest in sustainability and the environment, the we'd love to hear your thoughts on what sustainability means to you.

Applications can be found by going to:



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!




Martin Luther King Scholar Program at Ithaca College

The MLK Scholar 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.

Application deadline for Ithaca College is January 2, 2016

Application for scholarship is available online and must be submitted, along with two required essays, by January 15, 2016 

my.ithaca.edu   Click on the Scholarships tab to apply

"Mean Stinks" Scholarship

Three $10,000 Awards--Deadline: December 14, 2015

Students are asked to share how they will bring an end to bullying once and for all while living the Mean Stinks mantra of spreading nice to make a positive

impact on those around them.

Applications can be found by going to:


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

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 25, 2016 (must be received by MEA by this date)

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

Montana State University Scholarships


Applications available at www.montana.edu/honors

Deadline: Submitted elcctronically by December 4, 2015


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

Rochester Community Schools Foundation

New this year, the RCS Foundation is proud to announce the online scholarship application system!

The site is now live.  Please go to: http://www.rochesterschoolsfoundation.org/   

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2016

More than 54 donors and organizations are currently providing scholarships.  Last year, nearly $100,000 in scholarships were awarded to RCS students.

Rochester North Oakland Elks Lodge #2225

MOST VALUABLE STUDENT Scholarship application can be downloaded at: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

GOLD KEY Scholarship





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.

Skidmore College Filene Music Scholarships

Deadline for the preliminary round, either through submission of a CD or via Slideroom on the Common Application  January 15, 2016.  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 participate.  

More information is available in the counseling office.  

Register online at www.skidmore.edu/filenescholarship


Solution Reach Scholarship

Two $2,000 Scholarships--Deadline: December 18, 2015

GPA of 3.2 or higher and already accepted in an accredited college or university

No requirements for major

Applications can be found by going to:


Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

20 $5,000 Scholarships--Deadline: December 5, 2015

Applications can be found by going to:


Trine University Academic Tuition Scholarships

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

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

University of Texas Dallas Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

Regular application deadline for student application and three recommendations: January 5, 2016

Information and application: mcdermott@utdallas.edu

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 30, high school GPA of 3.7

Information and application available in the counseling office

Application deadline: February 1, 2016

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

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


Wayne State University Scholarships

Information on the Wayne State scholarships is available in the counseling office or online at www.wayne.edu/scholarships

WIlliam G. Coyne Credit Union ONE Scholarship Program

You must be a member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE for a minimum of six months.

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Requirements and forms are available in the counseling office or online at www.cuone.org/about/scholarships.aspx

You Deserve It Scholarship

$1,000 Award--Deadline: February 15, 2016

Applications can be found by going to: