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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.

AAA Safety Patrol Scholarship

Must show proof of AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol participation in elementary or middle school, good academic standing, a strong record of involvement in the community and/or extra-curricular activies, and what being a Safety Patroller meant to you.

Only one applicant per school will be accepted

Return application to the counseling office no later than April 22, 2016

More information and applications available in the counseling office

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

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second 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 a college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016. We ask interested students to visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here you'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Bowling Green State University Scholarships

The application deadline for University Freshman Academic Scholarship consideration at BGSU is January 15, 2016. Students should have credentials (high school transcript and test score) submitted by March 1. Students who are interested in being considered for a freshman award should submit their application for admission online at www.bgsu.edu as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions toll-free at 1-866-246-6732. Text BGSU to 877877 to opt-in for important messages.

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:


The deadline is April 15, 2016



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.

Franklin University Switzerland

We see financing your education as an investment and partnership among you, your family, and the University.  Together we will create your financial aid package and carefully guide you through your financing options.

Franklin also offers a tuition freeze for all continuing students.  This means you will always pay the same amount for tuition each year you spend here.


Questions?  Email us at finaid@fus.edu                                                                                                                                                                                               

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!



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***

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 18, 2016

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 5, 2016.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

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 2015 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.  A 3.0 GPA is required.

Deadline is April 30, 2016. Apply today!

Applications are online at www.oaklandcc.edu/finaid/scholarships.aspx.     


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

REALTOR Scholarship Fund

Monetary awards ($1000 minimum) to seniors attending a Michigan university or college in the fall  

Applications available online at http://gmaronline.com/documents/RSF_Application_Form_2016-fillable.pdf or in the counseling office

Deadline is March 14, 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.

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship doesn't require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Be a 2016 graduating high school senior

• High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA between a 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

• Plan to enroll full-time for the 2016-17 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school

• Must be a U.S. citizen


The deadline is March 2, 2016

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 deadline is April 22, 2016--winners will be announced in May, 2016.

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

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 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, which is due February 29 (including transcripts and letters of recommendation),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.

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: