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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.

American Legion Scholarships for Michigan Students

The American Legion has scholarships available to students who are a direct descendant (child, step-child, grandchild or great-grandchild) of an honorably discharged veteran or active duty service member.


For more information, go to: Scholarships – The American Legion, Department of Michigan


The completed application and accompanying documents must be received at Department Headquarters by 5:00 p.m. on January 4, 2021 (not postmarked by).

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

Baker College Career Scholarships

A list of scholarships can be found at www.baker.edu/scholarships

Central Michigan University Scholarships

At CMU, actions speak louder than words. Action is what leads to change and innovation. We reward students who demonstrate this Fired Up attitude with our competitive scholarships.

Centralis: Up to a full ride and admission to the CMU Honors Program. If you excel in and out of the classroom and want to be a part of our community of scholars, this award is for you.

Leader Advancement: $8,000 over four years. You can join our community of leaders and continue to hone skills to last you a lifetime.

Multicultural Advancement: Up to a full ride. You can continue your dedication to diversity and inclusion as part of a community that believes diverse viewpoints make our future brighter.

Rewarding rock star students for their efforts so they can keep doing what they love. That's what we do. Use the link below and apply by January 1.


College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Students become eligible for a $1000 scholarship when they practice for at least 6 hours with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.

Visit cb.org/opportunity to get started.

Eastern Michigan University Scholarships

Emerald Scholarship

• Award: Ranges from $1,000-$7,500 per year

• Based on cumulative GPA Presidential Scholarship

• Award: Full tuition and full room and board.

• Competition-based scholarship; apply online at emich.edu/presidential

• Applicants must have a 3.5+ cumulative GPA and a 25+ ACT score or a 1200+ SAT score (critical reading and math)

4WARD Graduation Scholarship

• Award: Full tuition covered for years 3 and 4, with a locked-in rate for years 1 and 2

• Applicants must have a 3.0+ cumulative GPA • Recipients must live in an on-campus community for all four years and will be offered a locked-in room and board rate

• Learn more at emich.edu/4ward

Education First Opportunity Scholarship

• Award: Full tuition minus federal, state, and other EMU aid.

• Applicants must have a 3.0+ cumulative GPA and have Pell Grant eligibility

• This award covers the difference between tuition and the amount of your Pell Grant.

Presidential Scholarship

• Award: Full tuition and full room and board.

• Competition-based scholarship; apply online at emich.edu/presidential

• Applicants must have a 3.5+ cumulative GPA and a 25+ ACT score or a 1200+ SAT score (critical reading and math)

For more information, visit emich.edu/scholarships

Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

2021 Kelsey's Law Distracted Driving Scholarship

​A total of $5,000 in college scholarships will be awarded in April among 4 winning student submissions throughout the state. High school juniors and seniors are eligible.  The deadline is March 31st, 2021.  To learn more and apply, visit https://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/kelseys-law/

Here is the page with all the 2020 winning submissions and photos of each winner:


Michigan Education Association Scholarship

Must be a dependent of an MEA member in good standing or MEA-Retired member

Application may be accessed at www.mea.org/mea-scholarship

Deadline:Thursday, February 18, 2021 (must be received by MEA by this date)

***There will be no extensions granted due to weather delays, snow days or power outages***

Michigan State University Scholarships

All admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to receive maximum scholarship consideration.

Check out our website for Merit scholarships, including full cost of attendance awards.

Northern Michigan University Scholarships

  • Full tuition & most required fees, room & board / year -- Harden Scholarships (10 awarded)
  • Full tuition & most required fees / year - Presidential Scholarships (10 awarded)
  • $2,000 / year - Waldo Scholarships (60 awarded)
  • $2,000 / year - Leadership Scholarships (10 awarded)
  • $1,000 / year - Kaye-Munson Scholarships (140 awarded)

GPA 3.70 or higher or GPA 3.5or higher AND ACT 24+ or SAT 1160+


For information and to register go to www.nmu.edu/presidentialscholars


Other scholarships available at nmu.edu/scholarships


Northwood University Scholarships

 NU offers generous Merit scholarships for students who have a 2.5 or higher GPA.

 Winners of The Naegele Competitive Scholarship could be awarded up to an additional $40,000 over four years – the deadline to enter is January 10th, 2021.

 High school students who participate in DECA, BPA, HOSE, VEI, JA, FCCLA, FBLA, and Skills USA are eligible for the NU Business Club Scholarship (2.5 minimum GPA required).

 Students who complete the FAFSA may be eligible for the Michigan Tuition Grant and the NU Grant.

 A Division II school, Northwood offers athletic scholarships; we also offer scholarships for Esports participants.

Check the website for more information: northwood.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants.aspx

Rochester College Scholarships

Visit rc.edu/scholarships for scholarship and discount information

Rochester Community Schools Foundation

The annual Rochester Community Schools Foundation Scholarship Program is now accepting scholarship packet submissions from all interested RCS high school seniors. The scholarship descriptions that are awarded through the RCS Foundation have been finalized and can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://rcs-foundation.org/annual-scholarship-program/. The scholarships listed on the website are based on criteria developed by the donors which may include academic promise; extracurricular activities; community service; musical, artistic and dramatic talent; tenacity; work ethic; and leadership. Some awards may consider an applicant's financial need. Distribution of the scholarship funds are based on identifying successful candidates who meet the criteria. All interested applicants are asked to review all scholarships and eligibility requirements and submit a completed application packet by no later than end of day January 8, 2021. For additional scholarship opportunities, visit the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester website: https://cfound.org/applying/students. Thank you and the best of luck to all the graduating seniors!

Rochester Institute of Technology Performing Arts Scholarship

Freshman and transfer applicants to RIT are eligible to apply for the Performing Arts Scholarship, regardless of intended major. This scholarship may be received in combination with other awards and grants and is renewable each year you are involved in performing arts at RIT.

The application consists of a series of questions regarding your performing arts experiences and goals, and a place to provide performance examples via YouTube or Vimeo.

Apply at rit.edu/performingarts2020

Ron Brown Scholarship Program

For academically talented, highly motivated African-Amercian students. The deadline for this scholarship is January 9, 2021.


Please be aware that applications must be printed, completed and mailed to our offices at:

Ron Brown Scholar Program

485 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 206

Charlottesville, VA 22901


Special Note: Due to COVID, counselor recommendation letters may be emailed to us at info@ronbrown.org if they are not able to be mailed with the applicant packet.


For information and application, go to: https://tracking.etapestry.com/t/40254690/1442197068/84952219/0/54385/?x=85bd0467


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

• Students with a 3.9 GPA or higher MUST apply and be admitted by Dec 1 to be eligible to compete for our President’s Scholarship, which covers 100% of tuition and fees.

• SVSU’s private scholarship application opens on Dec 1 for all admitted students. Having early access to this application provides more opportunities for students to earn more free money to help pay for school. The deadline for priority consideration for private scholarships is Jan 15.

• For those students who are admitted by Dec 1 and have sent SVSU their FAFSA, we release award letters by Friday, Dec 11. We take pride in empowering  students with this information early so they can make informed decisions on where their post-secondary home will be.

Skidmore College Filene Music Scholarships

Winners will be awarded a scholarship package of $15,000 per year

Register online at www.skidmore.edu/filenescholarship

Student Scholarships

Scholarship Programs

Visit StudentScholarships.org for the latest scholarships available. 

UCB Pharmaceuticals Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Diagnosed with epilepsy by a physician or the immediate family member and/or caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
  • Seeking higher education
  • Student who demonstrates academic and personal achievement

What Makes the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program Unique:

  • The longest running pharma-sponsored epilepsy scholarship program
  • No GPA requirement
  • Not based on financial need
  • Not limited to a particular field of study
  • Open to students attending any accredited United States-based institution of higher learning

30 scholarships up to $5,000 each

3 scholarships up to $10,000 each

Visit www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com

Application deadline is February 15, 2021


Ultimate List of Scholarships for Women and Girls

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University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit

The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit is sponsoring twelve scholarship opportunities worth $3,500 each.

By completing the Scholarship Application, students will be considered for the Lloyd & Laurie Carr Scholarship, the Harold duCharme Scholarship, the David J. Hallissey Memorial Scholarships, the Jerry & Anne Hanlon Scholarship, the James H. LoPrete Scholarship, the Frederick C. Matthaei Scholarships, the Gary & Ann Moeller Scholarship, and the Elaine and Roger Zatkoff Scholarship Awards.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • GPA (unweighted) of 3.8 or
  • ACT: minimum score of 31 or
  • SAT minimum score of 1430 or
  • Top 1% of your graduating class

Application may be found at: https://alumni.umich.edu/communities-clubs/detroit/scholarship-application

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021