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Sunday, 3/1/2015

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.

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

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, 2015

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 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:





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.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Women Educators

This $1000 scholarship is awarded to a 12th grade female student who intends to major in education.  Applications can be picked up in the counseling office or downloaded from the following website: https://sites.google.com/a/clarkston.k12.mi.us/mrs-o-melia/home.  Look for the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship page.   Mail applications to: Mary Ann McKay, 1420 Ashover Dr., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.

Deadline is April 13, 2015

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.  Applications are available in the counseling office. 








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 

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 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. Deadline is March 15, 2015. Apply today!

Applications are online at www.oaklandcc.edu/FinAid/chancellor.aspx.     


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

REALTOR Scholarship Fund

Monetary awards to seniors attending a Michigan university or college in the fall.  Applications available online at http://gmaronline.com/documents/RSF_Application_Form_2015-fillable.pdf or in the counseling office. 

Deadline is March 13, 2015

Rochester Education Association Benefit Fund Scholarships

The REA Benefit Fund Scholarship Application is available in the counseling office.

Applicants for this $1000 scholarship must be graduating seniors who will be attending a Michigan public institution of higher learning in the fall.  A student must complete the application form, secure a signature from a teacher, attach a personal essay, and return the form to his/her counselor.  The deadline for students to return forms to their counselors is April 17, 2015

Rochester Tuesday Musicale Scholarships

Rochester Tuesday Musicale has scholarship opportunities available for musicians (vocal or instrumental) in grades 10-12.  Interested students must apply and audition.  The number of audition time slots is limited; postmark deadline is March 7, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered.


The auditions will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2015.  For further information call 248-651-1742 or 248-375-0206 or email tenormary@hotmail.com.  Applications are also available in the counseling office.

Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation

Eligibility Requirements

Be a senior attending a public or private Michigan High School
Graduate by August of the application year
Have GPA of 2.5 or above
Complete an application form and essay
Furnish official copies of high school transcript and ACT or SAT results
And, meet additional requirements as noted in application package: www.rosaparksscholarshipfoundation.org

The deadline to apply is March 2, 2015.

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

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.


Stoney Creek Lodge #5 Free & Accepted Masons Scholarship


1. Two letters of recommendation from school personnel

2. Two letters of recommendation from non-school personnel

3. ACT and/or SAT test results

4. Official transcript from high school

5. Applicant's statement of vocational or professional goals

6. Completed Scholarship Application - pages 1-3 only

The scholarship deadline is April 1, 2015

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.

University of Michigan Flint - Department of Theatre and Dance

Scholarship auditions will be conducted on Saturday, March 28, 2015

More info at http://www.umflint.edu/theatredance

Applications available in the counseling office