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Scholarships & More

MISCELLANEOUS COLLEGE INFORMATION: 
FINANCIAL AID:
  • FinancialAidToolkit.  ed.gov/fafsa
  • www.Twitter.com/FAFSA  -submit questions and join the conversation
  • http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/  Many resource guides and information available at this site on FAFSA, student loans, scholarships, college savings plans, graduating from college debt-free, etc.
  • www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid.  Information on Financial Aid and College Access.  MI Student Aid - Michigan Department of Treasury - Student Financial Services Bureau.  Contact MI Student Aid at 1-888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687) to help you with your scholarship search.  Email:  mistudentaid@michigan.gov.

SCHOLARSHIPS:
Scholarship Websites/Searches:

General Scholarships:
Check out Michigan's Dept of Treasury Student Financial Services Bureau for information on financial aid and college access.  Their recent newsletter, "November is Scholarship Month", offers some brief strategies for searching and applying for financial aid and scholarships.  Website:  www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid.  The office may also be reached by phone at 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687).

Various scholarships are available throughStudentScholarships.org.  For their most recent newsletter, go to www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood MICHIGAN Scholarships.
Various scholarships available to providers who are currently working in the early childhood field.  Scholarship money is available for tuition, books, travel and release time.  Scholarships:  Building Foundations Scholarship, CDA Assessment Scholarship, Part-Time Associate's Degree Scholarship, Associate's Degree Scholarship, and Bachelor's Degree Scholarship.  For more information on how to qualify, call or write:  TEACH Early Childhood MICHIGAN MiAEYC, 839 Centennial Way, Ste 200,  Lansing, MI  48917-9277.  866-648-3224.  www.MiAEYC.org.

UM-Flint Freshmen Merit Scholarships.  Available to first-time freshmen; up to $7000 awarded based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores.  Students are automatically considered when they apply to UM-Flint.  Learn more at www.umflint.edu/merit.

UNIGO - Just for Counselors.  Various scholarships and deadlines.  Please visit the websitehttps://www.unigo.com/scholarships/ourscholarships 
for more information.
  
March 3, March 17, 2017
Lawrence Tech University Scholarship Competition.  Awards up to $4000/year.  Visit www.ltu.edu/scholarshipcompetitionfor more information.

March 3, 2017
Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies:  2017 Scholarship.  $1000.  Open to graduating seniors of member school districts (SLCS qualifies) who intend to enroll at a member college/university (Henry Ford CC, OCC, Oakland University, WCCC, WSU).  Online applications can be completed at www.metrobureau.org/2017-scholarship-application. Alternatively, completed applications may also be faxed (313-577-8278), emailed (pdenson@wayne.edu or daberger@wayne.edu) or mailed (Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, 391  College of Education, WSU, Detroit, MI  48202).  In all cases, applications must include the Signature Form to be considered complete.

March 15, 2017
Community Foundation of SE Michigan Scholarships.  The online application portal opens on December 1, 2016.  Complete applications are due by March 15, 2017.  For more information and to access the application portal, please go to   
cfsem.org/scholarships.  For questions, please call 313-961-6675 or email scholarships@cfsem.org.
 
March 17, 2017
Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union.  Various scholarships available:  Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship, Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship, and Educational Solutions Scholarship.  Visit msgcuscholarships.org for complete information.

Michigan State University Club of Oakland County Scholarship.$1500 award.  Open to Oakland County high school seniors who have been accepted for study and plan to attend MSU for the 2017-18 school year.  For an application, visit www.MSUOakland.com.  Postmark deadline is March 17, 2017.

Schoolcraft Trustee Scholarship.   $2000 per school year ($1000 for Fall '17 semester; $1000 for Winter '18 semester.  Renewable for second year.)  Open to high school seniors who will be attending Schoolcraft College in Fall '17.  Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, SAT total score of 940+ or an ACT composite score of 18 or higher.  For more information and/or to apply for admission, visit www.schoolcraft.edu.  Questions?  Call 734-462-4426.  

Schoolcraft Award of Excellence Scholarship.  $2500 per school year ($1250 for Fall '17 semester; $1250 for Winter '18 semester.  Renewable for second year.)  Open to high school seniors who will be graduating in 2017 and have been admitted to Schoolcraft College for Fall 2017.  Must have a minimum GPA 3.5, SAT total score of 1130+ or an ACT composite score of 23 or higher.  For more information and/or to apply for admission, visit www.schoolcraft.edu.  Questions?  Call 734-462-4426.
David Barnes Scholarship.  David's Faith & Hope for Life Foundation.  $2,500 renewable for three years - two scholarships will be awarded.  Open to high school seniors; winners selected based on the best representation of academic success, athletic prowess and commitment to the community.  For questions about the Foundation or scholarship, send an email to info@faithhopelife.com or visit the website at www.faithhopelife.com.  A 2017 application can also be found here.

March 30, 2017
Oakland Community College:  Chancellor's Scholarship.  $2500 ($1250 for fall semester; $1250 for the winter semester).  Open to Oakland County public or private high school students OR must be an Oakland County resident when graduating from high school.  Following high school graduation, students must attend OCC in the fall and winter semesters with at least 12 credit hours.  For more information or to obtain an application, please go to www.oaklandcc.edu/finaid/chancellors-scholarships.aspx  

April 1, 2017
Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship.  $1500 for 4-yr colleges and universities; $1000 for community colleges and professional institutes.  Open to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors.  Must be son/daughter of owners of MRA member businesses, or of full-time employees of MRA member firms.  Criteria:  academic records, test scores,  and extracurricular activities including, but not limited to, retail employment.  Online applications are encouraged at the MRA's website at www.retailers.com (under the Education & Events tab).  Applications can also be obtained by calling 800-366-3699.  Applications must be requested by March 15, 2017.  Please direct questions to MRA or to International Scholarship and Tuition Services (615-320-3149.  Deadline:  April 1, 2017. 

April 8, 2017
Brighton Area Firefighter's Assn Scholarship.  Award:  $1000.  Open to graduating seniors from Livingston County High Schools as well as Milford and South Lyon.  Applicants must be accepted into an approved college or university beginning Fall 2017.  Applicants must also be pursuing a career in Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement or Public Administration.  Applications available here.  Contact Captain Inspector Rick Boisvert via email at rboisvert@brightonareafire.com with questions.  Application postmark deadline:  April 8, 2017.


April 10, 2017
Lusk Albertson LAunch Scholarship.  $10,000 total in scholarships this year - four scholarships in the amount of $2500 each will be awarded to graduating high school seniors.  For information about LAunch and the online application, please go to www.luskalbertson.com/launch-scholarship.  Application deadline:  April 10, 2017.   

April 16, 2017
HonorsGradU 2017 Scholarship.  Scholarships available for winners in multi-media formats:  (art, creative writing, music and photography); available to graduating high school seniors only.  Rules:  Read the terms and conditions, pick a medium and rea d about its requirements, create your project, submit your project by the deadline:  April 16, 2017.  For more information, visit http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship/.

Spring 2017 - Scholarship application period opens for incoming U-M freshmen.
Michigan Branch Telluride Association.  Free Room/Board Scholarship for incoming U-M freshmen Fall 2017.  Visit mbta.apply@tellurideassociation.org for more information including an application deadline.


May 1, 2017
Baker College Scholarships:  Board of Regents Scholarship (up to $24,000); Baker College Career Scholarship ($6,400).  Open to senior high school students.  Students may obtain an application by completing and sending in a Request for Information card (available from the Baker College poster at your school) or by visiting 
https://www.baker.edu/student-services/financial-aid/#scholarships.

FU$E Scholarship.  Five $1000 scholarships available.  Scholarships will be given to FU$E account holders who are also qualified high school seniors who plan to continue their education at a university, college  or technical school.  Criteria:  character, concern for community and scholastic achievement.  Complete an online application found at vibecreditunion.com and return it along with any additional required information by the May 1st deadline.  For more information and/or a scholarship application, click here.   
 
May 6, 2017
Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) Scholarship. Available to graduating high school seniors only:  must be of Arab/Chaldean descent and a Michigan resident, mimimum GPA of 3.00 or higher.  Click here for additional information and application.  Completed applications must be submitted/postmarked no later than Friday, May 6, 2017. 

June 12, 2017
Abbott and Fenner Business Solutions Scholarship Program.  Up to $1000.  Sponsored by Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants, this is the 10th year of the scholarship program.  To apply, submit an essay on the topic found on the scholarship page of their website:  http://abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.

June 30, 2017
Nursing Schools Almanac:  Aspiring Nurse Scholarship.  $1,000 award; open to all high school senior who plan to pursue college education in nursing.   Recipient will be the one who best demonstrates academic excellence (especially in science and math) and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.  Visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com for more information and the application.  Applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Electrical Utility/Lineworker Program.  Lansing Community College (LCC) Electrical program offers a specialized certificate for Electrical Utility/Lineworkers:  13 months of intensive coursework consisting of a four day Utility Lineworker orientation, two semesters of academic courses, and a 10-Week climbing school conducted at a utility training center.

    Successful completion of this program will prepare you to enter lineworker apprenticeships with utility companies, or other occupations that require similar skills.

  • Washtenaw Community College Construction Technology.  Ages 16-24; for students who have dropped out of high school or are enrolled in an alternative program.  No cost.  Program completion = GED + Construction Certificate + OSHA Certification.  More information is available in Student Services.
  • Hillsdale College - Summer 2017 Summer Study and Travel Programs.  Students earn college credit by taking these programs.  Two-week programs include options for travel abroad to England, France or Italy, or travel within the U.S. to Gettysburg, Philadelphia and Washington DC.  For more information:  Call 517-607-2325; email summerprograms@hillsdale.edu; website hillsdale.edu/hs-programs.
    • The Land and Literature of England, June 15-28, 2017.
    • Sir Winston Churchill and World War II, June 25-July 7, 2017
    • Western Civilization, July 5-17, 2017
    • The Roots and History of American Liberty, July 15-26, 2017.

  • Michigan Youth Leadership Training Camp - June 25-30, 2017.  MIYLT is a camp designed for 9th-12th grade youth to become impactful leaders in their schools and communities.  The cost is $20 per camper (scholarships are available).  The camp is held at Camp Tuhsmeheta in Greenville, MI.  Register and apply at www.miylt.org under Forms.  Application deadline:  May 1, 2017.  Questions?  Contact Catherine Hazekamp at 616-527-4900 ext 1497 or Chazekamp@ioniaisd.org. Sponsored by State Farm.