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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.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $100 million in college scholarships to deserving students.  Through nationally recognized educational programs, the Association reaches out directly to our nation's young people with a message of hope, opportunity, responsibility, and perserverance.

 

In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria also include high school graduation in spring/summer, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, and United States citizenship.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $7,000 to $25,000.

 

For more information and application, visit www.scholars.horatioalger.org

IMPORTANT: In order for an application to be considered complete the applicant's counselor must complete a Certifications Form online.

 

Scholarship Deadline: October 25, 2016

Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

We are proud to announce the first annual Kelsey's Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship for Michigan high school seniors has launched. You may be familiar with Kelsey's Law, which prohibits the use of cell phones for Level 1 and 2 drivers in the state. Our law firm teamed up with Kelsey's mother, Bonnie Raffaele, to honor Kelsey, inspire change in teens who drive distracted and help prevent car accidents.

The details of our scholarship are included here:

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/kelseys-law-scholarship​

Submissions from students can include a video, graphic or Tweet that compels teen drivers to stop distracted driving; and the contest goes through the end of August. In October, we will be awarding $5,000 worth of scholarships to Michigan students.

Montana State University Scholarships

Motana State University will offer a large number of scholarships to non-resident freshmen entering in the fall of 2017.

Prospective freshman should:

1) apply for admission (be sure to complete the self-reported GPA)

2) have your official ACT and/or SAT scores sent to Montana State ASAP

 

For details go to: http://www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarships/index.html


Deadline: Submitted electronically by December 1, 2016

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.

Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Scholars Program

Students must be nominated for this award.  Nominations must be made by a counselor by November 15, 2016.

If you plan to attend Washington University and would like to be nominated for this award, contact your counselor.

 

 

 

Western Michigan University Global Ambassadors Scholarship

The Global Ambassadors Scholarship offers potential funding toward study abroad opportunities, along with required on-campus volunteer requirements tied to global engagement activities.  $180,000 in scholarships is available annually for study abroad at WMU.

Studying abroad helps individuals develop cross-cultural skills, provides alumni with an advantage in the job market upon graduation, and cultivates life-long learning.

Winners of these scholarships will be determined by an application, an interactive competition and a reflection essay and will be awarded a fully-funded pre-freshman study abroad course, funds for a future study abroad trip through WMU or both.

Application deadline is October 7, 2016.  Further information can be found in the counseling office and at: https://wmich.edu/admissions/global.