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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.

Aging Matters Scholarship

Application and Information:
All applicants can get more information and apply online at this address:

Application Deadline:
May 15th, 2017

More on the Scholarship:
SeniorCare.com wants to bring more awareness to the key issues we face as an aging population. We award an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why "Aging Matters" to them. The $1500 scholarship is given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. The recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that "Aging Matters" to them.

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation Scholarship

Enrollment in a hospitality management degree program is required

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $6,000

Apply online at www.ahlef.org


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

Arab American & Chaldean Council Scholarship

The Arab American and Chaldean Council will award scholarships to deserving high school seniors.  Student must be of Arab/Chaldean descent with a 3.0  or higher .  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and must be submitted/post-marked no later than Friday, May 5, 2017.

Mail completed application and supporting documents to:

ACC Scholarship Committee

Attn: Kimberly Hassan

363 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 300

Troy, MI 48084 

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.




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.

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:


Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary environment

Provides financial assistance to students who have financial need

To apply online, please visit: application.horatioalger.org


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


Oakland Community College Scholarship

Oakland Community College Chancellor's Scholarships are awarded to one student from each public Oakland County high school, and one student from each qualified Adult Education/Alternative Education Center each year. The award is for $2,500 ($1,250 for the fall semester and $1,250 for the winter semester.

Students need to have their fall 2016 grades posted on their official transcripts, attach a paper copy of the transcripts to the paper scholarship application and an OCC online admissions application completed before the scholarship application can be submitted.  

Deadline is March 30, 2017. Apply today!

Applications are available in the counseling office.    


Oakland County Credit Union Scholarship Contest

2017 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 2017 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:

Oakland County Credit Union works tirelessly to help their members be victorious. We are committed to improving the financial lives of our members and the communities we serve. Victories happen at the Credit Union every day, and we would love for you to share your greatest victory. Interested students must write a 500 word essay based on the following question: "What is my greatest victory and who has helped me achieve it?" Or students can 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 15, 2017. 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 2017 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.

Oakland County Republican Party Lincoln Scholarship

Win a $1000 scholarship along with VIP tickets to the 128th Annual Oakland County Lincoln Dinner

Tell us what you believe MAKES AMERICA GREAT in an essay, video, or other creative work

Deadline to apply is May 15th 2017 at 11:59 pm

Visit ocrplincoln.org to learn more and apply

Scholarship Details:

• All Oakland County High School, College, and Homeschool Students are encouraged to apply.

• Submissions should highlight elements of American culture which exemplify our exceptionalism as a nation and the importance of protecting it for future generations.

• Contact Oakland County Republican Party Youth Chairman Paul Stephens at paul@oaklandgop.org, or by calling 1-248-797-5028.

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. NPG Scholarship - April 21, 2017 (8 Awards - $2,500)


2. E-Waste Scholarship - April 30, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)


3. Shawn Carter Scholarship - April 30, 2017 (10 Awards - $2,500)


4. UNCF Scholarships - April 30, 2017 (50 Awards - $2,500)


Featured Scholarships

5. VIP Scholarship - April 30, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)


6. SP Scholarship - April 30, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)


7. YDI Scholarship - April 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


Student Scholarships

Scholarship Programs

1) Louie Family Foundation Scholarships - $4,000 - 25 Awards (Deadline: March 31, 2017)

Must have a cumulative, un-weighted GPA between 3.5 and 4.0

Applications can be found by going to:

2) National Dairy Shrine Scholarships - $3,000 - 42 Awards (Deadline: April 15,2017)

Must major in dairy industry or other agricultural related fields

Applications can be found by going to:
https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12541national _dairy_shrine_scholarships_scholarship.php

3) Gloria Barron Prize-$5,000 - 25 Awards (Deadline: April 15, 2017)

Must be working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months

Applications can be found by going to:

4) SP Scholarship - $10,000-10 Awards (Deadline: April 30, 2017)

Applications can be found by going to:

5)VIP $5,000 Scholarship - $5,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2017)

Applications can be found by going to:
https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14185/vip_voice_5_000 _scholarship_scholarship.php

6) Paradigm Challenge Scholarship - $100,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: May 1, 2017)

Applications can be found by going to:

7) Review It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2017)

Must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during your last academic year

Applications can be found by going to:

University of Michigan Telluride Association - Room and Board Scholarship

Telluride House (MBTA) is a living community at the University of Michigan founded on the three pillars of intellectual inquiry, community service, and self-governance. Made up of 28 undergraduate and graduate students from all ages, backgrounds, and academic disciplines, all residents are on a full scholarship that covers food and housing, renewable for up to 5 years. Residence at MBTA is far more than just a financial scholarship. Housemembers form deep friendships and frequently collaborate on interdisciplinary projects. Mentorships spring up between older and younger students. Since MBTA is student-run, residents gain valuable leadership skills. Through house-designed service projects, our house members each complete 30 hours of community service a semester (and often more), creating strong ties with local community organizations. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out by e-mailing mbta.apply@tellurideassociation.org. Our application is currently open to any high school senior who has applied to the University of Michigan, even if they have not yet received an admissions decision.