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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.

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

Bowling Green State University Scholarships

The Presidential Scholars Award, a full-fee, renewable scholarship competition, is hosted in January for selected students who meet the minimum qualifications, which include:

  • 30+ ACT composite or 1390+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing)
  • 3.8+ (on 4.0 scale) high school GPA
  •  Incoming freshman for Fall 2018
  • Complete application to BGSU and to the Honors College and submit ACT / SAT test scores and official high school transcript by December 4, 2017

Students who do not have all completed credentials submitted by December 4, 2017 will not be eligible for the competition. Applications will be reviewed after the December 4th deadline and selected students will be invited to interview on campus late January 2018.

Students will be considered for additional academic scholarships once they apply to BGSU, ranging from $1,000 to full fees. For more information about additional scholarship opportunities, visit the Office of Admissions scholarship page at http://choose.bgsu.edu/aid/scholarships/?freshman.


More than a full-tuition scholarship, the BGSU Alumni Laureate Scholarship is a distinctive, prestigious program funded by our most generous alumni in order to provide recipients with eight uninterrupted Fall and Spring semesters of support from caring mentors. A scholarship competition is hosted in January for selected students who meet the minimum qualifications, which include:

  • 27+ ACT composite or 1280+* SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing)
  • 3.5+ (on 4.0 scale) high school GPA
  • Complete application to BGSU and to the Honors College [available at https://choose.bgsu.edu/honors/] and submit ACT / SAT test scores and official high school transcript by December 4, 2017
  • Be available to participate in selection weekend, January 26-27, 2018
  • Financial need may be considered, but is not a requirement to apply
  • It is strongly encouraged that applicants complete a FAFSA form, listing BGSU as one of the schools that should receive the data from the form

Students who do not have all completed credentials submitted by December 4, 2017 will not be eligible for the competition. Applications will be reviewed after the December 4th deadline and selected students will be invited to interview on campus late January 2018.



Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (California)

For information, go to www.fidm.edu/go/fidmscholarships 

More than $300,000 in scholarships awarded annually

Ithaca College Martin Luther King Scholar Program

"The Martin Luther King Scholar Program is so much more than a scholarship.  It is an interdisciplinary, college-wide learning community that emphasizes citizenship and service in the global community."    --Roger Richardson, Ph.D., founding director

This 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.

Additional information is available at: ithaca.edu/mlk

Ithaca College Park Scholar Award (Communications)

This program develops passionate communications leaders who engage critically, act globally, and perform ethically. Through a mixture of academic and service programming, Park scholars are challenged to give back to their communities, using the power of well-designed messages and contemporary media to make a positive impact on the world.

The Park Scholar Award is renewable for up to three years, covers the full cost of attendance, includes stipends for living expenses, books, and technology.



Lawrence Tech Scholarship Competition

To earn a scholarship of up to $4,000 per year for four years, sign up for one of these competition days:

February 24, 2018

March 2, 2018

March 16, 2018

For requirements to participate, visit www.ltu.edu/scholarshipcompetition









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 22, 2018 (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 Presidential Scholarship

Includes a full tuition waiver as well as a generous stipend renewable for four years


Deadline: Submitted electronically by December 1, 2017 at 3PM MST




Oakland University / Huntington Ford Scholarship

Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has established a scholarship for an incoming freshman student at Oakland University. The student chosen to receive this award will be selected from eligible students who have attended one of four area high schools, including Rochester Adams High School, Avondale High School, Rochester High School, and Stoney Creek High School.

Applicants for this scholarship award must be an incoming, full­-time freshman for Fall 2018 with financial need, and a demonstrated passion for a specific area of study or extracurricular interest. Applicants must have a minimum 3.30 cumulative high school grade point average in order to apply.

If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship opportunity, please complete the online application form using the link below, with an essay detailing your passion for a specific area of study, and how receiving this award will further your interest and ambition.

Huntington Ford Scholarship Form: oakland.edu/futurestudents/cost-and-aid/huntingtonford

*** In addition to the submission form, at least one letter of recommendation is required to complete the application. These letters can be emailed to pjcassad@oakland.edu.

The application deadline is Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 5 p.m.


Rochester North Oakland Elks Scholarships

MOST VALUABLE STUDENT Scholarship application must be completed online at: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm on or before November 27, 2017

Based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need and range in value from $4,000 to $50,000


GOLD KEY Scholarship is for "special need" students (physically disabled, visually impaired, hearing impaired or deaf, speech impaired, or having such other disability or handicap as may be approved by the scholarship committee)

Application must be returned to Colin J. Weesner at Rochester North Oakland Elks Lodge #2225, 3100 Pond Road, Leonard, MI 48367

Deadline for scholarships is November 27, 2017






Ron Brown Scholarship Program

For academically talented, highly motivated African-Amercian students. The deadline for this scholarship is January 9, 2018.  The application and information can be found in the counseling office and at www.ronbrown.org. Applications postnarked by November 1, 2017, will be given early consideration for the program.

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

For a list of available scholarships, check out this website:



Skidmore College Filene Music Scholarships

Deadline for the preliminary round is January 15, 2018.  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 remain active in the Music Department's musical life.

Winners will be awarded a scholarship package of $15,000 per year toward tuition, plus lesson fees.  Filene Scholars are eligible for additional aid based on financial need. More information is available in the counseling office.

Register online at www.skidmore.edu/filenescholarship

Student Scholarships

Scholarship Programs

Visit StudentScholarships.org for the latest scholarships available. 

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Offers will be based on a student's academic achievement, using GPA and ACT or SAT scores.

Applications must be received by December 15, 2017 for Chancellor's Scholarship eligibility.

Visit the counseling office or umdearborn.edu/scholarships for information on all scholarship offers.


University of Notre Dame: Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program

This and other merit scholarships are available to students who apply to the university.  Check out the website for more information.

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 31, high school GPA of 3.7

Information and application available in the counseling office

Application deadline: February 1, 2018

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Up to 160 merit co-op scholarships (total value of $4,200,000) will be awarded to students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of nine WACE Partner Institutions:

Clarkson University / State University of New York Oswego / Drexel University / University of Cincinnati / 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