Non-Institutional Scholarships

Scholarships

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship see website
University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship see website
iDigic Bi-Annual Internet Marketing Scholarship varies with award
National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Michigan Chapter October 2, 2017
Dronethusiast $500 Women in Science UAV Scholarship December 1, 2017
InvestmentZen $1,000 Financial Future Scholarship April 1, 2018
QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship November 30, 2017
Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, Scholarship see posting (below)
Paul Martin's American Grill Scholarship September 1, 2017
Alure Home Improvements Scholarship December 1, 2017
Beldon Scholarship September 1, 2017
Paramount Builders, Inc. Scholarship October 1, 2017
Proven Resource Free Enterprise Scholarship March 1, 2018
Laser Spine Institute Scholarship June 15, 2018
Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship May 1, 2018

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.  The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect. 

Eligible children attending school may receive:

  • Full tuition and fees paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.  For those attending private or foreign schools, benefits are capped at a statutory minimum amount per academic year.
  • A monthly housing allowance
  • A stipend for books and supplies

Who is eligible?  Children of active duty members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for this benefit.  A child may be married or over the age of 23 and still be eligible. 

Eligible children:

  • Are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level
  • May use the benefit until his or her 33rd birthday
  • Are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program

Rules for eligible children serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces:

  • If the child is eligible under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve, and/or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), he or she must relinquish eligibility under one of those programs to receive benefits under Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • A child's character of discharge from his or her own service does not impact eligibility resulting from the line of duty death of a parent.
  • A child on active duty will receive benefits at the active duty benefit rate.
  • A child may qualify for up to 36 months of benefits under the Fry Scholarship Program, and possibly another 36 months of benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill based on their own service.  An individual may also receive additional entitlement if another parent transfers entitlement to the individual.

Children who have used or wish to use entitlement under Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA):

  • If a child is eligible for the Fry Scholarship, he or she may be eligible for VA's Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA).  Although the benefits cannot be used at the same time, a child may be eligible for up to 48 months of benefits between the two programs. 

Visit the U.S. Department of Affairs for more information.

How to apply:
Go to VA's website and click on “Apply for Benefits.”  Paper versions of the form (VA Form 22-5490) may also be printed.  A parent or guardian must sign the application if the child is under age 18.

For more information
Toll-free 1-(888) GIBILL-1.


University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarships

Award Amount: varies

The University of Michigan Community College Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving Michigan community college transfer students entering the University of Michigan. 

Eligibility:  Students must have significant experience attending a Michigan community college up to and including an associate degree. 

To be considered for a University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship a student must:

  • Be accepted for admission and enrolled full-time at the University of Michigan.  Apply for financial aid.  Follow these steps to apply:
    • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.  The FAFSA is available on the web beginning Jan. 1.  Be sure to list Federal Code 002325 so that a copy will be sent to U-M.
    • Complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application. The profile is available beginning Oct. 1.  Be sure to list CSS Code 1839 so that a record will be sent to U-M.
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.  The FAFSA is available on the web beginning Jan. 1.  Be sure to list Federal Code 002325 so that a copy will be sent to U-M.
  • Complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application. The profile is available beginning Oct. 1.  Be sure to list CSS Code 1839 so that a record will be sent to U-M.

iDigic Bi-Annual Internet Marketing Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled full-time at a college or university.
  • Must be in the 18-24 age group.
  • Students may apply for both scholarships (one entry per scholarship).
  • Must submit an essay (500-1,500 words).  Topics are listed below:

Summer 2017 Scholarship:  The Evolution of Social Media as a Marketing Platform for Young Entrepreneurs
Winter 2017 Scholarship:  How Instagram Has Changed People's Perception of Social Media

Visit Idigic for information and application.

Application deadlines:

  • Summer Scholarship:  June 15, 2017
  • Winter Scholarship:  November 2017 (see website for details)

 National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Michigan Chapter

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:  All applicants must

  • Be a member of NAHN and NAHN-MI.  Non-members may apply, but if selected to receive a scholarship, the membership cost will be deducted from the scholarship (currently $40 for students and $125 for Full/RN membership).
  • Be an undergraduate Hispanic student enrolled in a generic nursing program in the State of Michigan and Hispanic nurses in MS/MSN or PhD/DNP programs.  RN to BSN students are not eligible.
  • Have completed at least one semester of nursing curriculum for ADN, BSN, MS, MSN, PhD, or DNP students, and LPN students currently enrolled in a LPN program.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 for undergraduate and 3.0 for graduate students.
  • Prior recipients of NAHN Michigan Chapter Scholarships are not eligible to apply.

 Instructions:

  • Mail/email one letter of recommendation from a nursing school faculty member on letterhead from the enrolled institution.  This letter should outline the applicant's potential contribution to the nursing profession, or actual contributions, if applicant is a graduate student.  The recommendation should also describe how the applicant acts as a role model for aspiring nursing students or their capability to do so in the future.
  • Information on the Scholarship Application must be typed or printed.  If illegible, the application will not be evaluated.  Copies of certificates, academic honors, community awards, and scholarships received within the last three (3) years and listed on the application are required.
  • Submit a typed essay, no longer than two pages (double-spaced, 1" margins, 12 font, Times New Roman).  This essay should include personal background information, school involvement, community service, goals after graduation, and how you plan to serve the NAHN Michigan Chapter in the upcoming year.
  • Scholarship recipients will agree to 10 to 20 hours of volunteer service to the NAHN Michigan Chapter to be completed within one year of receiving the scholarship.  This may include, but is not limited to: 
    • Participation in fundraising event activities
    • Health fair participation and/or organization
    • Assistance with Social Media
    • Attendance at NAHN Michigan Chapter meetings
    • Clerical assistance (mailing, emailing, etc.)
  • Participation in fundraising event activities
  • Health fair participation and/or organization
  • Assistance with Social Media
  • Attendance at NAHN Michigan Chapter meetings
  • Clerical assistance (mailing, emailing, etc.)
  • One current sealed transcript from your college/university is required.
  • Materials must be submitted in a single U.S. mailing postmarked by October 2, 2017.  Transcripts may be mailed separately if coming from the college/university.
  • Incomplete or late scholarship applications will not be evaluated.  It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm that we received the application packet.

Email dottierodr@aol.com for an application.

Application Deadline:  October 2, 2017


Dronethusiast $500 Women in Science UAV Scholarship

Award amount:  $500

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a high school or college student.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Visit Dronethusiast $500 Women in Science UAV Scholarship for application and information.

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017 


InvestmentZen $1,000 Financial Future Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • All applicants must be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university.

Guidelines:  To enter, please submit an essay (500 to 1500 words) in English answering one of the following questions:

  • How are you managing your money in college to prepare for a bright financial future?
  • What financial challenges have you overcome in your life/ What lesson(s) did they teach you?
  • What are the most common financial pitfalls you see your peers making, and what advice do you have for them?

Visit InvestmentZen $1,000 Financial Future Scholarship for application and information.

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018  


QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • High school students who graduate in 2017 and have been accepted into a college or university.
  • Students currently enrolled in a college or university.

Guidelines:  QASymphony wants to hear why you believe software development or software testing is important.  This should be a short essay (minimum 500 words).

Visit QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship for application and information.

Application deadline:  November 30, 2017


Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, Scholarship

Award amount:  $500

Eligibility: 

  • Undergraduate students who are attending an accredited university in the United States with an interest in law school.
  • Current law school students who are attending an American Bar Association accredited law school may also apply.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Law school applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Submit your most recent college/high school transcript with your essay.

Essay requirements:  In 1,000 or fewer words, tell us the following:

  • Why you are interested in the law.
  • Your favorite community involvement and why it was your favorite.
  • How higher education can help reduce crime in our communities.

Mail your essay and transcript to:

Aaron J. Boria, PLLC
352 N. Main Street, Suite 4
Plymouth, MI  48170

Visit Aaron J. Boria, PLLC for information.

Application deadlines: 
Fall 2017:  November 30, 2017
Winter 2018:  March 31, 2018


Paul Martin's American Grill Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • U.S. undergraduate seeking a degree in hospitality management, management, marketing, business administration, or related field.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA with proof of transcript.
  • A passion for taking care of people.
  • Complete essay with full name, signature, .edu email, and name of institutional institution for disbursement.

Visit Paul Martin's American Grill Scholarship for application and information.

Application Deadline:  September 1, 2017 


Alure Home Improvements Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. undergraduate freshman.  All majors of study will be considered.
  • Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete both a personal statement and an essay.
  • Essay must be 1,000 to 1,500 words, and entitled "Alure Essay Scholarship."
  • Applicants must provide their .edu email address and full name on essay document.

How to apply:

  • Personal Statement:  Statement must not exceed 500 words, and must include a persuasive reason as to why you are in financial need of the scholarship award.  You may address the impact any community involvement or extracurricular groups have played on your personal and academic success.
  • Essay:  Your essay must answer the following prompt:  What are three (3) core values you believe a family-owned business should have to maintain a healthy work environment that can help it grow?

Visit Alure Home Improvements for application and information

Mail your official transcript, personal statement, and essay to:
Alure
Attn:  Seth
1 Commercial Court
Plainview, NY  11803

Application deadline:  December 1, 2017 


Beldon Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be seeking a degree in business, management, communications, marketing, or a related field.
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Must submit an essay (1,500 to 2,000 words) entitled "Beldon Scholarship."
  • Must include full name and .edu email address in essay document.

Mail your official transcript and essay to:

Beldon
Attn:  Scholarship Committee
5039 West Ave.
San Antonio, TX  78213-0380

Visit Beldon Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  September 1, 2017


Paramount Builders, Inc. Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Full-time U.S. undergraduate seeking a degree in marketing, business management, sales, or a related field.
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and provide an official copy of their school transcript.
  • Submit an original 900- to 1,600-word essay entitled "Paramount Builders, Inc. Scholarship."  The paper must be signed with the applicant's full name and .edu email address.
  • Agree to permit Paramount Builders, Inc. to publish your essay (whether a winner or not) in their blog post.  Credit will be given to the writer, unless requested otherwise.

Visit Paramount Builders, Inc. Scholarship for essay topic and information

Mail your official transcript and essay to:

Paramount Builders, Inc.
Attn:  Scholarships Department
501 Central Drive
Virginia Beach, VA  23454

Application deadline:  October 1, 2017 


 Proven Resource Free Enterprise Scholarship

Award amount:  $500

Applicants must:

  • Submit a 500+-word essay about what your parents taught you about your first business endeavor and free enterprise, in general.
    • Essay must be your own work, and cannot be submitted to any other website.
    • Essay must include your name, address, and telephone number.
  • Essay must be your own work, and cannot be submitted to any other website.
  • Essay must include your name, address, and telephone number.
  • Be a resident of Michigan.
  • Be currently enrolled in a Michigan community college or university, or a high school senior.
  • Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018.

 Visit Proven Resource Free Enterprise Scholarship for information

Email your essay and a copy of your college acceptance letter to: Nphillips@ProvenResource.com

 Application deadline:  March 1, 2018 


Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,500

Eligibilityall applicants must

  • Prove full-time enrollment during the spring and/or summer semester with a school transcript no older than January 1.
  • Intend to continue a full-time enrollment status in the fall semester.  Proof of enrollment or acceptance to new school must be provided.
  • Currently have a minimum 3.5 GPA at a university or college.
  • Be seeking a degree in a health- or science-based program, with an interest in pursuing a career in health care.
  • Have an active '.edu' email address the university or college you attend.

How to apply:

  • Submit a 750- to 1,000-word essay on the assigned topic:  What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today, and what ideas would you put into place to help address them?
  • Email your official transcript, essay, signed application, and Terms and Conditions PDF to scholarships@laserspineinstitute.com.

Visit Laser Spine Institute Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  June 15, 2018 


Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • High school students graduating in 2017 who have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, community college, or design school.
  • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, community college, or design school.

Essay:  Please answer this question:  How have you demonstrated leadership both in and out of school?  You answer should be under 500 words for this short essay.

Application process:  Please complete the online application.  All fields are required.

Visit Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship for application and instructions.

Application deadline:  May 1, 2018

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2900 Featherstone Road
Room B-227
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone  (248) 341-2240

Orchard Ridge Campus
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Room M-207
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone  (248) 341-2240

Southfield Campus
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Room A-203
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
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Highland Lakes Campus
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Woodland Hall 260
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone  (248) 341-2240

Royal Oak Campus
739 South Washington
Room  B-127
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone  (248) 341-2240