BHS Scholarship Search Party

A one-stop shop for scholarships! - April 2015 edition -

Happy Spring Break! A great time to apply - deadlines fast approaching!!!


Society of Women Engineers National Scholarships

The Society of Women Engineers has many scholarships for outstanding high school female students.

This application form can be found on the National SWE website:

Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars Scholarship

Dollars for Scholars will award two $2000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and a passion for pursuing a higher education. All seniors are eligible to apply. Applications are based on academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, overcoming adversity, awards/recognition, educator recommendations and the desire to succeed in higher education.

To apply, please visit and click on the Students and Parents tab. Deadline is March 31st.

Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars Scholarships

Dollars for Scholars will awards two, $2000 scholarships to students who demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and a passion for pursing a higher education. Applications are evaluated based on financial need, community involvement, overcoming adversity, awards and recognition, educator recommendations and the desire to succeed in higher education.

To apply, please visit, deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.

Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship Competition

The Michigan Retailers Foundation provides college scholarships annually to benefit retailers and their employees and families. MRA’s college scholarship competition begins in January each year. Awards are $1,000 for public or private college students and $500 for community college students. Financial need is not a consideration.

To be eligible, the student applicant or a parent or guardian must work at a business that is a member of MRA. High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply. Please visit: for more information. Applications are due by April 1, 2015.

American Polish Engineering Association Scholarship

The American Polish Engineering Association is offering two ($1,000) scholarships to a male and female high school senior. Students must be of Polish origin or descent, have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be enrolled in an engineering or allied science program at a college of university.

Please see Mrs. Belsky for an application. All application materials should be post-marked by April 11, 2015.

Four Seasons Local Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating Senior that:

  • Has a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Will be pursuing an education that demonstrates a commitment to enhancing the quality of life through business leadership and concern for the environment.
  • Has demonstrated community involvement, and leadership skills. A review of participation in community organizations and employment history will be considered to attempt to measure the extent to which the
  • student is committed and interested in these pursuits and to provide insight into the student’s character.
  • Has submitted a Letter of Interest that includes:
  • Letters of Recommendation, sealed in an envelope with the author’s signature over the seal.

The student’s Personal Statement that answers: Who or what series of events influenced your decision to pursue an education related to environmental concerns?

The scholarship is need based and can be used at the institution of choice, whether the student is enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year program, and will be available to the student before classes begin in the fall to assist with enrollment expenses.

Please turn in your Letter of Interest which includes your Personal Statement that answers the question above and one, two or more Letters of Recommendation to Mrs. Kondrat in the Principal’s Office by Monday, April 13th.

Nadia Atisha Educational Achievement Needs Based Scholarship

The Nadia Atisha Educational Achievement Needs Based Scholarship is designed to award a scholarship of $1,500 to three Chaldean students from the Michigan area who demonstrates financial difficulty in reaching their goal of attending college. This scholarship will be awarded to students that have shown academic success in the classroom and involvement in the community and are in need of financial assistance to pursue further education.

Eligibility Requirements: - The applicant must be of Chaldean Ancestry - The applicant must be a resident of Michigan - The applicant must be a graduating high school Senior, or must be enrolled full time at a 2- year or a 4-year college institution, in their Freshman or Sophomore year. - Previous winners of a Nadia Atisha Scholarship are ineligible to apply. - The applicant’s minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) must be of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. - The applicant must complete the application in its entirety and submit a 1500 word, double spaced, Essay. - The applicant must submit verification of financial need based on information requested in the application. - The applicant if awarded the scholarship must attend the awards ceremony held on May 20, 2015.

Please visit: and click on "Scholarship Opportunity" for more information. Application Deadline – April 13, 2015

Oakland County Credit Union Scholarship Contest

Current high school seniors in good academic standing with definite plans to attend either college or trade school in the fall of 2015 are eligible. Proof of acceptance to college or trade school is preferred. A counselor’s signature to vouch for student is also acceptable.

Students have two options to enter:

1. Students may write a 500 word essay based on the following question: “What are the most important things to teach today’s youth so they may become better prepared financially when they are on their own?” Addressing the credit union difference and the industry’s philosophy of “People helping people” is encouraged.

2. Students may create at 2 to 4 minute video based on the same question above. Video entries should be submitted on a disk or jump drive.

Four essays and one video will win $1,000 each. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, April 17, 2015. Please visit for more information.

Entries may be turned into any OCCU branch or mailed to: OCCU, Attn: Scholarship Contest, 1375, N. Oakland Blvd, Waterford MI 48327.

SPARC College Scholarship Program

All students who are seniors in a SPARC member district (BHS) and enrolling in a college or university program are eligible to compete for one of the following six $1000.00 scholarships:

  • Three $1,000.00 scholarships for students enrolled in a Food Related Program

(Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Registered Dietician, Chef Training, etc.)

The students receiving the highest scores will receive either the Katie Petersen Scholarship or one of the two John K. Milnes Memorial Scholarships

  • Three $1,000.00 scholarships for students enrolled in other college or university program

Applicants must write an essay on one of the topics listed and submit it along with the completed application form to:

SPARC Terri Sincock, Executive Director

1822 Westgate Dr. Howell, MI 48843

Please visit: for an application.

Essays must be postmarked or emailed to arrive no later than Monday, April 20, 2015.

Student Insights, Student-View Scholarship Program

Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $10,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community college, or trade school. This scholarship has NO minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA, NO essay, NO application forms or fees.

Simply log on to and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via random drawing of all completed applications. The winner will be announced in May, 2015.

Student Insights is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors. Deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 22nd, 2015.

Birmingham Area Panhellenic Scholarship

10th, 11th, and 12th grade girls are invited to apply for this $500 award to be used for personal enrichment opportunities related to art, athletics, dance, drama, foreign language, journalism, music, or science. The recipient may use the award to defray program costs, such as enrollment fees, room and board, or travel.

The award may not be used for college tuition or expenses related to membership costs in a team, club, or organization. For application or more information see Mrs. Belsky in the counseling office. All application materials must be received by April 25th, 2015.

AFSCME Local 574 Scholarship

*Must be a graduating senior in 2015

*Scholarship is available to the general public

*Scholarship award is for $500.00. Recipient will be selected based on the best

combination of academic achievement and economic need.

Applications are available in the counseling office or online at Application must be submitted to Mrs. Belsky by April 30, 2015.

Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union Educational Solutions Scholarship

The Educational Solutions Scholarship Program will provide 18 high school seniors with $2,500 to help offset the cost of their college education. Eligible students must attend a public school in one of our 33 partner school districts or technical campuses.

Students will be selected based on a number of criteria, including community involvement, contributions to society or family, a letter of recommendation and an essay. Eighteen (18) one-time $2,500 scholarships will be awarded. Please visit: for more information.

The application period ends April 30, 2015.

Detroit Economic Club Scholarship

The purpose of the Detroit Economic Club Scholarship Program is to assist students from Detroit and Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties in pursuing a program of undergraduate education. Up to two renewable scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to students entering college as a freshman in the fall. Selection criteria includes:

· Strong scholastic performance equivalent to a 3.2 GPA overall or in the last two years of high school

· Exemplary leadership and character as demonstrated by extra-curricular activities, service in the

school and the community, volunteer involvement and/or paid work experience.

· Academic honors received; class rank and standardized test scores.

· A written personal statement

· Special consideration is given to students who have overcome specific hardships to achieve

their personal and educational goals. Applicants should describe the hardship(s) faced and

overcome in the Personal Statement on the online application.

· Applicants must demonstrate financial need by the completion of the FAFSA

· Application or acceptance as a full-time, first year student at an accredited post-secondary

educational certificate/degree program.

· All awards will be made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual

orientation or sexual identification.

For application and more information visit

Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2015.

Eastern Michigan University Alumni Legacy Scholarship

If you are a child or a grandchild of an EMU Alumni, you may qualify for the EMU Alumni Legacy Scholarship. This $1,250 scholarship is renewable for four consecutive years for a maximum award of $5,000 provided the recipient meets the renewal criteria. To apply visit

Students must be admitted to EMU to qualify for this scholarship. All materials must be received by May 1, 2015.

AAA Michigan's School Safety Patrol Scholarship Program

Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to four graduating seniors attending a Michigan high school. Only one applicant will be accepted per high school.

Students must show documented proof of AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol participation in elementary or middle school, good academic standing, and a strong record of involvement in the community and/or extra-curricular activities. A personal letter of introduction must be included describing the community and extra-curricular activities and what being a Safety Partoller meant to them.

Applications require principal or counselor signature. Please see Mrs. Belsky with additional questions. Deadline: May 1, 2015

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) Scholarship program

The ACC will award scholarships to deserving high scholl seniors only. Applicants must meet and provide the following criteria:

1) Must be of Arab/Chaldean descent

2) Must be a Michigan resident

3) Must be a graduating high school senior

4) Must have 3.0 GPA or higher

5) Must provide copy of academic transcript

6) Must provide proof of acceptance into university or college

7) Must submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or other school professional

Please contact Kimberly Hassan at 248-553-1990 or with any questions. Application must be postmarked by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Credit Union ONE William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to students whose family has been a member in good standing of Credit Union One for at least 6 months.

Applicants should also meet the following criteria:

* Complete 30 or more hours of documented community service by May 1st, 2015.

* Be a 2015 graduating senior

* Have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA

* Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university, vocational or trade school in the fall of 2015

For more information and application visit

Postmark deadline is May 1, 2015.

Jeptha Wade Schureman Scholarship

This scholarship will award up to ten $7,500 scholarships to students who meet the following criteria:

* Fatherless individuals due to death or termination of parental rights before age 18

* Residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lenawee, Monroe, Livingston, Washtenaw or St. Clair counties at the time of high school graduation

* Will pursue a major and career in nursing, law, dentistry or medicine

* Demonstrate financial need

* Must attend one of the 15 pubic Michigan universities

* Have at least a 3.0 GPA

For application and more information visit

Application deadline is May 1st, 2015.

vibe Credit Union FU$E Scholarship

FU$E account holders are eligible for one of five $1,000 college scholarships* given out each year to qualified high school seniors who plan to continue their education at a university, college, or technical school. The scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate character, concern for the community and scholastic commitment.

To be considered, you must complete our online application and return it along with any additional required information by May 2 of your senior year. Want in? Here's what you need to do:

  • Be a Vibe Credit Union member in good standing for a minimum of two years
  • Maintain at least an average 3.0 GPA
  • Perform a minimum of 20 hours of community service during your junior/senior years
  • Provide two formal letters of recommendation from non-family members
  • Provide your official high school transcripts.

*Relatives of Vibe employees are not eligible.

Send all documents to:

Vibe Credit Union
Attn: Marketing Department
44575 W. Twelve Mile Road
Novi, MI 48377

2015 Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Application

The Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Fund was established to honor the life of a friend, a family man, and a business professional. The intention of the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Fund is to grant a scholarship award in an amount that will secure the attendance of a student at a major college or university in Michigan. The Trustees are searching for an applicant who has outstanding character, demonstrated commitment to academic studies, significant financial need and who will take advantage of the mentoring and networking resources the Trustees intend to offer to maximize the recipients educational experience.

To apply for the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship, applicants shall be required to meet the following minimum criteria:
1. At least a 2.85 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative high school G.P.A. (or its equivalent, to be submitted as a sealed transcript) or an 18 composite A.C.T. score for first-time freshman; or scores of 400 or more in each of the following SAT categories: Critical Reading; Mathematics and Writing.
2. Demonstrate need for financial assistance;
3. Intend full-time college student status;
4. Unrestricted academic standing with the university or college with which courses will be taken (e.g., no academic suspensions) is required as a result of this scholarship; and,
5. A high school senior who is a member in good standing at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties OR a high school senior attending Berkley, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison, Lamphere, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Southfield, Southfield-Lathrup and Romeo Public Schools are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2015 by 9 PM. To apply, please visit:

Paint Creek Center for the Arts 2015 Scholarship

Awards six $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Applicants must plan on enrolling in a college and pursuing a visual arts degree. Please see Mrs. Belsky for an application. Entries must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, May 8, 2015.

B. Davis Scholarship

JUNIORS AND SENIORS are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship.

  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
  • Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time

Write an essay of less than 1000 words on this topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual.

Email your essay to along with your name, the school you attend, and the school you plan to attend next year. Entries must be submitted by May 25th, 2015.

Tri-Community Coalition 2015 Scholarship

A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a total of 6 students who are Berkley and Oak Park High School seniors who meet the following criteria:

• Has made a commitment to be drug/alcohol free.

• Has actively participated for at least one year in the Y.O.U. Chapter at their school.

• Resides in Berkley, Oak Park, or Huntington Woods or attends schools in Berkley or Oak Park.

• Must be a student with 12th grade credits

Applications are available in the Counseling Office. All materials are due to Mrs. Weiss by May 29, 2015.

Leavitt Machinery Scholarship Program

This $500 scholarship is for a student that is currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years in length or greater) by September 2015 and who has a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must submit an answer to the essay question provided on the website. Applications and more information can be found at The deadline for this scholarship is May 31, 2015.

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page. The deadline for this application is June 1st, 2015.

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must:

1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2015
2) Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2015 deadline.
3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada

All applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on the day of the June 1st, 2015 deadline. No late applications will be reviewed. Read more about Eligibility: Odenza Vacations College Scholarship by

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students should visit the website, to find detailed eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page. Deadline to apply is June 1st, 2015.

Got a Spine Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is for a student with a 2.5 GPA or greater in the last academic year who will be attending college or university full time no later than October 2015. Applications can be found by going to and the deadline is June 2, 2015.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

JUNIORS and SENIORS – Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will be awarding up to $1,000 to the student who best answers the following question in 500-1000 words: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

For application and more information visit

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2015.

10 Words or Less Scholarsharship

To be eligible for the 10 Words or Less Scholarship a student must:

1) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2015.

2) Submit answers to the essay question prior to the deadline.

3) This scholarship is provided by In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:

A. Go to On the left hand side of the page you will find an area entitled "10 Words or Less Scholarship". In the comment section underneath the "10 Words or Less Scholarship" answer the question.

Scholarship Deadline: June 15th, 2015

Big Sun Scholarship

You are eligible for this scholarship if you have participated in athletics and if you are planning to attend college in the fall. To apply, write a short essay answering the following question: How has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others? Include the effects on personal relations with peers and others. Essays with your name and contact information should be sent to no later than June 19, 2015. For more info visit

College Sports Recruiting Scholarship

College Sports Scholarships awards $1,000 scholarship to a college student who best represents a true leader in sports and life. Submit an essay (1,000 words or less), "Write about a time you were the leader in an important moment on the field or in your community. Describe what you did and what you learned from that experience." Email your essay along with your name, college or university, year of graduation and contact information (to notify the winner) to

Please visit for more information. All entries are due by July 1, 2015.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship

The Ohio Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering Balanced Man Scholarships totaling $5,000 to outstanding freshman men entering The Ohio State University next fall.

We are offering these scholarships to incoming freshman male students who embody the principles of the Balanced Man. Our aim is to recognize and reward men who strive to achieve balance, all-around excellence, as we believe it to be essential in achieving a satisfying college experience and life.

To qualify, you must be attending the main campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in the fall of 2015.

Apply at Final Deadline: September 5, 2015

Kids Chance of Michigan

Applicants for this scholarship must be a Michigan resident between the ages of 17-22, and be able to demonstrate financial need due to a parent’s catastrophic injury/death in a Michigan work-related accident covered by workers’ compensation.

To apply, please visit or email There is no official deadline for this scholarship but the organization recommends applying as soon as your financial aid information is available.

Jewish Educational Loan Service

JELS is funded through a partnership of more than 80 private funds and philanthropic service organizations and JELS loans are interest free. To be eligible for a JELS loan you must be…

· A Jewish resident of the metro Detroit area

· A full-time student pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or professional education at an accredited college or university

· Making satisfactory academic progress toward a career objective

· Able to document financial need after obtaining maximum financial assistance through the school

· Attending a Michigan educational institution (unless a comparable education is not available in Michigan).

Call the JELS coordinator at 248-559-5000 to set up an appointment and continue with the process.


You should never have to enter credit card or banking information to be awarded a scholarship. Organizations offering scholarships can cut you a check or send the funds directly to the school you plan to attend. You should also never have to pay a company for “guaranteed” scholarship awards.

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

If you were/are Medicaid eligible for 24 months within a 36 consecutive month period since approx. age 9 or 10, you could be eligible for TIP. Phase I of TIP covers the cost of tuition and mandatory fees up to 24 credit hours in any academic year. Allowable mandatory fees are registration, technology, and student activity fees up to a maximum of $250 per semester/term. TIP does not cover the cost of books, lab, parking, or specific course fees, housing, or meal expenses. Phase II of TIP covers up to $500 per semester or $400 per term, for a total of $2,000. If you meet criteria, you must apply for TIP prior to graduation. If you have questions or would like to inquire about eligibility, call 1-888-4-GRANTS or visit the SSG website

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant Act is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to certain children older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who have been Michigan residents for the 12 months prior to application. To be eligible, a student must be the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. The veteran must have been a legal resident of Michigan immediately before entering military service and did not later reside outside of Michigan for more than 2 years; or the veteran must have established legal residency in Michigan after entering military service. Students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years and a total of up to $11,200. For more information, visit, call 1-888-4-GRANTS, or email

Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivors Tuition Program

This program was established to provide a waiver at state public institutions of higher education for children and surviving spouses of Michigan police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty. Eligible children must be the natural or adopted child of the deceased and must be under the age of 21 at the time of the police officer's or fire fighter's death. Student must be enrolled at least ½ time in a program of study leading to a degree or certificate. Student must be an undergraduate. Student must be a Michigan resident. Student must demonstrate financial need. For more detailed information and application forms, contact the Office of Scholarships and Grants at: or call toll-free 1-888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687).


Check with your parents employers and your employers, clubs, churches, synagogues, unions, etc. for scholarship offers!