Non-Institutional Scholarships

Scholarships

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship see website
University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship see website
ShoesTracker Scholarship September 9, 2018
InvestmentZen $1,000 Financial Future Scholarship April 1, 2018
Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, Scholarship March 31, 2018
William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program April 1, 2018
Proven Resource Free Enterprise Scholarship March 1, 2018
Laser Spine Institute Scholarship June 15, 2018
Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship May 1, 2018
AudioReputation Annual Scholarship August 1, 2018
Beldon Scholarship September 1, 2018
North Ottawa Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship March 1, 2018
Michigan Realtors Scholarship Trust June 30, 2018
Michigan Retailers Association 2018 Scholarship April 2, 2018
Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program February 28, 2018
Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) Scholarships March 2, 2018
Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarship Program 2018-2019 April 1, 2018
Mary Free Bed Guild Minority Scholarship Program 2018-2019 April 1, 2018
ZipRecruiter Winter/Spring Scholarship Promotion June 30, 2018
The Health Organization Scholarship July 31, 2018
DAR of Michigan - Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Scholarship March 30, 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.

 ShoesTracker Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a high school, college, or university student.
  • Must submit an original essay (500 to 2,000 words).  Your essay must be written in English, and address three questions (see website for questions).

 Visit ShoesTracker Scholarship for information

Application deadline:  September 9, 2018 


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  


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 deadline: 
Winter 2018:  March 31, 2018


William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program

Award amount:  $1,000 - $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Complete 30 or more hours of documented, qualified community service during junior/senior years of high school, ending April 1, 2018
  • Be a member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of six months (in good standing).
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Plan to enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2018, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school.

Visit William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program for application and information

Application deadline:  April 1, 2018


 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


 AudioReputation Annual Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2018 academic year.
  • Must be in good standing with your current educational institution.
  • Must apply for the scholarship via email and provide your full name, address, and the name of the institution you attend or plan to attend.
  • Must provide an original essay.

Visit AudioReputation Annual Scholarship for information

Application deadline:  August 15, 2018


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 your full name and .edu email address in your essay document.

Mail your official transcript and essay to:

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

or email your documents to scholarship@beldon.com

Visit Beldon Scholarship for application, essay prompt, and information

Application deadline:  September 1, 2018 


North Ottawa Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Award amount:  see website

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be at least second-year college students from the Tri-Cities area (Ottawa County) who have been accepted into a healthcare-related program of study.
  • Must have completed college prep coursework (if required) and be admitted into your program of study.
  • Financial need, academic achievement, work history, and educational goals and aspirations are considerations for this scholarship.

Visit North Ottawa Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship for application and information.

Application deadline:  March 1, 2018 


Michigan Realtors Scholarship Trust

Award amount:  $500 to $3,000

Eligibility:

  • Must have a grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent of a C average.
  • Must exemplify character, including demonstrated evidence of good citizenship.
  • Must be taking courses which are related to the real estate field, such as real estate, business, marketing, finance, or law.
  • Must be a full-time student and resident of Michigan, entering junior, senior, or post-graduate work at a university or college.
  • Must provide a copy of your college transcript, to date.
  • Must complete application requirements and submit by June 30 for the following academic year.

 Visit Michigan Realtors Scholarship Trust for application and information

Application deadline:  June 30, 2018


 Michigan Retailers Association 2018 Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000 to $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Dependent sons and daughters of MRA member firms.  The parent/employee must have been employed by a Michigan Retailers Association firm for at lease one year as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.
  • Part-time employees of MRA businesses who are full-time students.  Part-time employees must have been employed by a Michigan Retailers Association member firm for at least six months as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.
  • If you need to verify MRA member status, call Michigan Retailers Association at 800-366-3699.

Visit Michigan Retailers Association 2018 Scholarship for application and information

access code is MIRA

Application deadline:  April 2, 2018


Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program

Award amount:  to be determined

The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship is a non-discriminatory educational scholarship program for the benefit of non-traditional students pursuing an associate degree at a community college.  This includes persons who are:

  • Past high school age who are entering a community college for the first time.
  • Non-traditional students already enrolled in a community college.

Selection criteria may include the following:

  • Financial need
  • Physically, socially, or economically disadvantaged adults
  • Head of household with small children
  • Displaced homemakers

Visit Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program for application and information

Application deadline:  February 28, 2018


Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) Scholarships

Award amount:  $2,500

Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) believe strongly in the power of education to further the goals of our members.  Our scholarship programs recognize academic achievement, community service, and the applicant's commitment to learning.

Visit Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) Scholarships for applications and information

Application deadline:  March 2, 2018


Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarship Program 2018-2019

Award amount:  based on need

The Mary Free Bed Guild have created the Disability Scholarship Program intended for individuals who would meet similar criteria as the type of patients Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital treats on a daily basis.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference, or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation.
  • Cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study).
  • Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study with reasonable accommodations.
  • Currently enrolled in or accepted into an accredited college or university with at least half-time status.  Half-time status is determined by the school.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities.
  • Citizen of the United States.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse populations.
  • Must be a permanent resident of one of the following Michigan counties:  Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, or Van Buren.

Visit Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarship Program 2018-2019 for application and information

Application deadline:  April 1, 2018


 Mary Free Bed Guild Minority Scholarship Program 2018-2019

Award amount:  based on need

Eligibility criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in or accepted into an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in a nursing program, or graduate-level physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, therapeutic recreation, orthotics or prosthetics, or neuropsychology program.
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study).
  • Demonstrated leadership ability through participation in community service, extracurricular or other volunteer activities.
  • Black or African American, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native.
  • Citizen of the United States.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse populations.
  • Applicant must be a permanent resident of one of the following Michigan counties:  Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, or Van Buren.

Visit Mary Free Bed Guild Minority Scholarship Program 2018-2019 for application and information

Application deadline:  April 1, 2018


ZipRecruiter Winter/Spring Scholarship Promotion

Award amount:  $3,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college, or university in the United States.

How to apply:

  • Submit one 500- to 800-word essay on both of the following topics.  Your essay should address both Topic 1 and Topic 2, below.
    • Topic 1:  Describe a job you have previously held or hold currently.
    • Topic 2:  Describe your ideal post-graduate job.
  • Topic 1:  Describe a job you have previously held or hold currently.
  • Topic 2:  Describe your ideal post-graduate job.

Visit ZipRecruiter Winter/Spring Scholarship Promotion for complete information

Application deadline:  June 30, 2018


 The Health Organization Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Applicants will possess an interest in health, health science, nutrition, disease prevention, or a related topic.
  • Must be a new, incoming college or university freshman for the fall 2018-2019 academic year or a returning college/university student.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay that demonstrates a clear understanding of the need for an integrated, natural, 'whole body' approach to health and wellness.  The topic an be of your choosing, but you must convey the benefits of healthy living through positive lifestyle choices, exercise, nutrition, stress management, natural supplements, etc.  Your essay does not have to include all of these elements, but should touch on one or more in a creative, educational way, and be backed up by facts.
  • Include your full name, email address, the name and address of the college or university you plan to attend, and proof of enrollment (we will accept scanned copies of your acceptance letter and/or your financial aid office letter that specifies school, and other documentation that specifically verifies student enrollment).

Visit The Health Organization Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline: July 31, 2018


Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Michigan - Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Scholarship

Award amount:  up to $1,500

The DAR of Michigan Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Scholarship was established to assist Michigan veterans in funding their post-secondary education goals.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and Michigan resident.
  • Must have served on an active duty status in the U.S. Armed Forces (including service in the National Guard or in an active duty classification in a Reserve Component) for a minimum of six (6) consecutive months (180 days).
  • Must be currently serving in the armed services or have received a separation from active duty under honorable conditions.  The period of qualifying service will be verified.  Current active duty and reserve service members should provide proof of enlistment or commissioning.  Those who have been honorably discharged should supply an original or certified copy of the military discharge commonly referred to as a DD214.
  • Must be currently accepted to and/or enrolled in either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university, or a certification/degree program from an accredited technical/trade school in the State of Michigan.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) per semester for the duration of the award.
  • Must have a cumulative high school or undergraduate GPA of 2.5.

Visit Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Michigan- Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Scholarship for information and application

Application deadline:  March 30, 2018

 

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