Note: Please check the deadlines for each scholarship
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES
Ball State University
Bowling Green State University
Central Michigan University
The University of Detroit Mercy
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Valley State University
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kent State University
Lake Superior State University
Lansing Community College
Michigan State University
Michigan Tech University
Muskegon Community College
North Central College
Northern Illinois University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern Michigan College
The University of Notre Dame
The Ohio State University
Saginaw Valley State University
Saint Mary's College
Spring Arbor University
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University
The University of Akron
University of Connecticut
The University of Illinois
The University of Illinois-Chicago
The University of Iowa
The University of Indiana
The University of Michigan
The University of Minnesota
The University of Toledo
The University of Wisconsin
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
AES Engineers Scholarship
-(1) $500 Scholarship
-Submit an essay - Topic on website
- Please be aware of the deadline dates written for each of the scholarships or programs.
Anson Solem Science Scholarship
-Open to any Leelanau county graduate planning to pursue a degree in the science field.
This scholarship is available through the Leelanau Township Community Foundation.
Sponsor: Avacare Medical
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
CTC Scholarship and Financial Aid
CTC Students are eligible to apply!
Scholarship and Financial Aid workshops will be offered in the Learning Center.
Career-Tech Center Students should speak with Mrs. Olds and Mr. Bialik for more information!!
Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund:
-Students must be a member or related to a member of the MI Association of Police, Fire Fighters, or Public Employees
Cherryland Electric Cooperative
-Must receive service from Cherryland
-Minimum 2.5 GPA
-Check Cherryland News Letter and Leelanau Enterprise for more information.
Credit Union ONE
Ed and Irene Fleis Education Fund
-To be eligible you need to be a resident and/or a lineal descendant of a family, (or by marriage), that live or lived in Leelanau County, Michigan, and are attending a college, university or trade school.
Request an application at this website:
Applications due: April 30, 2020
Elks Lodge of Traverse City
-Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply
Gates Millennium Scholarship
-Minimum 3.3 GPA
-Chosen study of computer science, education, engineering, library sciences, mathematics, public health or science
Grand Traverse Area Retired School Personnel
$1000 each - Two Vocational & Two Academic: Vocational GPA 2.5; Academic GPA 3.5, 27 ACT or 1100 SAT. Will need 3 letters of recommendation and HS Transcript.
Grand Traverse Area MSU Alumni Club
8 @$2500 Criteria for selection includes: 3.25 GPA, test scores, positive recommendations from teachers and/or counselors and the applicants written comments on the application.
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Scholarship List
-The Community Foundation is home to unique scholarship funds that are available for a variety of students, ranging from local soccer players, to students pursuing technical or vocational careers, to those planning to work with persons with disabilities, and more.
Guide for Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities
Sponsor: National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF)
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), pharmacy, nursing, public health or health policy. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic, however, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in NHHF Scholars Alumnus activities is required. Student must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent lawful resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Home Builders Association
- Must be a resident of one of the Five (5) Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau or Kalkaska Coutny.
- Minimum (Cumulative) Grade Point Average must be at least 205 on a 4-Point Scale. (Must Provide Copy of current Transcript/Grade Report/Certificate of Completion).
- Must Attend Northwestern Michigan College or an NMC Program During the 2020-2021 Academic Year
- Must Demonstrate Community Involvement, Leadership and/or Service.
-Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of reference/recommendation as a supplement to your application - preferably written by an active member of the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area.
- Applicant's chosen field of study need not be related to the Home Building Industry. However, preference may be given to applicants
Horatio Alger Association
-Students exhibiting integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity
-Commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree
-United States Citizenship
Intertribal Timber Council
-Open to Native American students pursuing higher education in Natural Resources.
Leelanau Township Community Foundation - Florence L. Hanes Scholarship
$2300. Qualified candidates are individuals who demonstrate financial need for vocational training. Must be a graduate from Leelanau County. Applications at: https://www.leelanaufoundation.org/scholarship-application
$1550 Dependent of MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing; Will attend a Michigan college. Criteria of Selection: Academic achievement, extracurricular activities, school/community service. https://www.mea.org/mea-scholarship/
Sponsor: Media Mister
Closing Date: December 31
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are studying in the disciplines of health care, engineering, or a related academic program with at least a 3.0 GPA.
MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award
- Applications can be found at
Michigan Alumni Scholarship
- $2,500 one-time, non-renewable scholarship
- Awarded to all admitted high school seniors in 23 Northern Michigan counties
The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MWWT)
Open to women of all ages aimed at encouraging female students to pursue technology degrees and certifications. 3.0 enrolling in a Michigan University. Information may be found at:
Michigan County Farm Bureau Scholarship
In Memory of Frank Lipinski
- Up to $1,000 scholarships to qualified applicants.
- Applicants must be interested in the Agriculture field.
- Submit application via mail to:
Northwest Michigan County Farm Bureau
Attn: Scholarship Committee
803 W. Front St. Traverse City, MI 49684
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Scholarship Committee (in the subject line)
Michigan Indian Elders Association
-Must be an enrolled member or a direct descendant of an enrolled member
-High school diploma with 3.00 GPA or GED Cert with a minimum score of 40
-Must attend college, university or trade school on a full-time basis
Michigan Retailers Association
- (17) $1,500 Scholarships
-Student or parent must be employed at a business that is a member of the MRA
Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
Military Officers Association of America
The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) established the MOAA Scholarship Fund in 1948 to provide educational assistance benefits to children of military families. It supports one of the association's founding principles: education is the cornerstone of a strong democracy. It is funded by donations from MOAA members, Councils and Chapters, corporations, and others with a desire to help military families.
Northwestern Michigan Chapter Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship
$500 Academic or Technical student, who is a child or grandchild of an active or retired military member from the seven uniformed services, National Guard or Reserves or a MOAA member.
Sponsor: National CPR Foundation
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are at least 18 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Applicant must be currently or planning to be enrolled in school majoring in a healthcare or education-related field.
NMC Scholarship Site ** YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN NMC STUDENT TO USE THIS SITE!!
NMC - W.R. Angell Natural Science Scholarship & PETA Williams Memorial
-Intended major in Biology, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Freshwater Studies, Physics, or other related specialties in the Natural Sciences
-Must be pursuing a degree or certificate at NMC or intending to transfer to a school offering baccalaureate degrees.
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Applications at www.nmc.edu/programs/academic-offices/science-math/scholarships.html
Northwestern Michigan College – Veterans for Peace
-Must be the son or daughter of a Veteran
-Must have at least a 2.5 GPA or GED
-Must have applied for the Free Application for Student Aide (FAFSA)
-Have financial need as determined by FAFSA
-Must be enrolled at NMC full-time (min. 12 credits)
Paul T and Frances B Johnson Foundation
-Must be a resident of Leelanau, Benzie or Grand Traverse County for at least three out of four of his or her high school years
-Supports students already attending college, including graduate students as well as first year students
The Prospector’s Club
-Open to any student/resident of Leelanau County
-Community involvement/extra curricular activities
Submit to: Leelanau County Prospectors Club
C/O Timothy L. Haring
PO Box 293
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Raymond Plaunt Maritime Memorial Scholarship
-Open to graduating seniors, current post-secondary students, non-traditional students, and those who have served in the military.
-Preference will be given to anyone from northern Michigan who is currently working in the maritime industry on the Great Lakes, or anyone from northern Michigan who served in the Navy, Marines or Coast Guard, and wants to return to school to pursue maritime studies.
Robert Paul Dost Scholarship Endowment
-Available to graduating high school seniors in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties who are planning to pursue electrical engineering. Preference will be given to students that are the son or daughter of a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 498.
Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation
-Applications are available in the counseling office or on the website
-Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks.
Eric Royston Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc.
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in, or applying to enroll within the next academic year, in a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university.
SAE Engineering Scholarship
SBEA College Scholarship
-Applications are in the guidance office
-All graduating students are eligible, but students pursuing a career in education will be given priority
The Bob Scholarship
- Must be a permanent resident within the geographic boundaries of the Northern Michigan District of the USTA/Midwest Section
- Must be actively participating in competitive tennis while in high school. Applicants are not required to play USTA tennis nor are they required to play collegiate tennis. Scholarship selection is not based on one's level of tennis achieved but on what kind of student/athlete/individual they are.
- Must submit a completed application packet with all requirements fulfilled.
- Copies of applications are in the Guidance Office.
The College Sports Recruiting Scholarship
- Up to 5 $1,000 scholarships each year
-All current or former student athlete
-All graduating students who will be attending college
Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest
Scholarship awards $1,000 per month to students who write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. Top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of each month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college Scholarship. For more information or for students who are interested in entering the contest please click on the link below.
Application due: February 29, 2020
Wells Fargo Scholarships for Undergraduate American Indian and Alaska Native Students
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
*Be American Indian and/or Alaska Native
*Be a full-time and degree-seeking undergraduate student
*Hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher
*Up to $5,000 for one academic year
Wendy’s Restaurants: Heisman Memorial Award
-Applicants must excel in academics, athletics and student leadership
-Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport
-Apply at: http://www.wendysheisman.com
Western Union Foundation’s Family Scholarship Program
-Migrant and immigrant students, age 18 or older may apply
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Scholarship Reference Website