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Interested in finding out more about financial aid or admissions at a specific university? Type in the name of the college or univesity and try Google. Once the college or university web page comes up, look for the Admissions of the Financial Aid Page.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan Community Foundations
Almost every community foundation in Michigan offers scholarships for local residents. Take a look at Michigan Community Foundations to help identify your local community foundations.

Michigan High School and Community College Scholarships
Many Michigan high schools and community colleges have set up scholarship funds to assist students continuing their education at the college level. Be sure to check with your high school guidance counselors or your community college financial aid office.

MSU Scholarships
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AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol Scholarships
Students must show documented proof of AAA Michigan Safety Patrol participation, good academic standing, and a strong record of participation in the community and extracurricular activities. For more information, contact: AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol Scholarship Committee, Community Relations, 1 Auto Club Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126; (313) 336-1414.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Active Life Scholarship for Political Expression
Designed to encourage students to explore and express their political opinions and become more active in both local and national politics. Amount: $1,000. May be used at any college to study any major.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Adventures in Education
Anyone who has gone through the agony of the college financial aid process, or will be in the future, will find this site extremely useful. Sponsored by the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, Adventures in Education contains lots of information on how to fund an education, including "Paying for School: A Guided Tour," loan management advice, information on scholarships, grants, fellowships and loans, and many links to sources of information elsewhere on the net. You can even download deferment forms in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, and, if TGSLC is your loan guarantor, you can bring up a summary of your student loans.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

(Horatio) Alger Association Scholarships
Deadline : April 15
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans has a long-standing history of helping young people from across the nation triumph over adversity. Through educational programs and services, the Association works with secondary school students who have experienced some of our society's harshest realities. For the most part, nurturing and forgiving environments are strangers to these students; they are much more familiar with the uglier side of life--crime, substance abuse, poverty, homelessness, disabling medical problems. These are the students from the inner cities, the broken homes, the students often with little or no parental role models, and even less financial support. These are students who would not be able to attend college without the support of the Horatio Alger Association. In addition to a National Scholarship Program, the Association also offers state programs in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Restricted to high school seniors. National scholarships for $22,000; state scholarships for valued at $6,000-$10,500.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Allegan County Community Foundation
Provide scholarships for local residents. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Allied Van Lines Scholarships
Offer 3 scholarships of $1000 each during the course of each academic year.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

American Concrete Institute Foundation
The normal application window usually falls around May 10 through October 18.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest
Deadline varies each year.
Read a "Fire Sprinkler Essay" approximately 3,000 words) and take a ten-question multiple-choice test to enter a contest to win scholarships. A total of $20,000 will be awarded. Ten winners will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each. An additional five may win $1000.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

American Legion Auxiliary (Michigan) Memorial Scholarship
Deadline : March 15
Any daughter, granddaughter or great granddaughter of a qualified veteran who is a Michigan resident attending a Michigan college or university is eligible. The Department of Michigan offers two scholarships to Michigan residents meeting the eligibility requirements. Each scholarship is for $500. The Medical Career Scholarship is available to students seeking a medical related career. The Memorial Scholarship is for all other types of studies. The number of scholarships awarded each year is based on available funds.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the Final Round of the National Contest as follows: 1st place -- $18,000; 2nd place --$16,000; 3rd place -- $14,000. Each Department (State) winner who is certified into and participates in the first round of the National Contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each first round winner who advances to and participates in the second round, but does not advance to the Final Round, will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship to pursue education beyond high school.
The scholarships awarded by the National Organization of The American Legion to the three finalists, to the Department winners, and to the first round winners who are eliminated during the second round of competition may be used to attend any college or university in the United States. Funds for the scholarships awarded by the National Organization are provided by The American Legion Life Insurance Fund.
In addition to the scholarships award by the National Organization, there are several hundred scholarships awarded at the discretion of the intermediate organizations, to participants at Post, District or County, and Department levels of competition.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

America's Junior Miss Scholarship Programs
Financial aid can be critical for young women pursuing educational opportunities. America's Junior Miss is one the nation's premiere college scholarship programs for young women.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Americorps: Corporation for National Service
After you successfully complete a year of AmeriCorps service, you will be eligible for an education award of $4,725. (If you serve part-time, you'll be eligible for a portion of that amount). If you already have student loans, you can use your education award to help pay them off. And while you're an AmeriCorps member, you may be eligible for deferment and forbearance on your student loans.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Scholarship Listings
AAACF Scholarship Funds help dozens of area students to complete their education. In 2005, 136 students were awarded scholarships totaling $118,433.00 from 26 funds. Please note: Scholarship applications are not available from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. All applications are available through a particular high school, college or university, church, or membership organization. Where to obtain an application and contact information is listed with each fund. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Asian Women in Business Scholarship
Deadline : August 1
The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders. Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Auto Owners Insurance Group
The Dick and Lorayne Otto Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 14
The purpose of this fund is to assist the legal dependents of Auto-Owners associates pursue a program of undergraduate education. The scholarships will range from $3,000-$4,000 for students attending four-year colleges or universities, with awards of roughly half that amount for students attending two-year colleges. Administered by the Capital Region Community Foundation.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

AVScholars.com Pay for School
The Student Gateway to aviation provides valuable information for students trying to figure out how to pay for college. Funding sources identified include :
(1) Parents and Students
(2) Financial Aid Workshops
(3) High School Resources
(4) Collegiate Resources
(5) Institutional Aid
(6) Federal Programs
(7) State Education Agencies
(8) Private Lenders
(9) College Savings Plans
(10) Education Tax Credits
(11) Military Education Benefits
(12) Libraries and Librarians
(13) Banks / Credit Unions
(14) SAT & ACT Exams
(15) Internet - Free Scholarship Searches
(16) Employers
(17) Volunteer - Make a Difference
(18) Public Officials
(19) Organizations, Associations, Unions
(20) Churches/Religious Organizations
(21) Chamber of Commerce
(22) Conventions / Trade Shows / Conferences
(23) Directories
(24) Magazines and Newspapers
(25) Internships / Cooperative Education Programs
(26) Financial Planners
(Last checked 02/27/18)

AXA AchievementScholarship Program, in association with U.S. News & World Report
Deadline: Dec. 15
The AXA Achievement Scholarship Program, conducted in association with U.S. News & World Report and managed by Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc., will provide $670,000 in annual scholarships to high school seniors throughout the nation. Fifty-two (52) scholarship recipients, known as AXA Achievers, will be selected -- one from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These recipients will receive one-time scholarships of $10,000 each. Ten (10) AXA Achievers will be selected as national recipients from the pool of 52, earning an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000, a computer and the offer of an internship at an AXA office. This brings each top AXA Achievers' total award to more than $25,000!
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Battle Creek Community Foundation
Scholarship Opportunities
For residents of Calhoun County, Michigan. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Bay Area Community Foundation
Scholarship Funds
Each spring scholarships are awarded to students according to criteria established by donors who established funds to providing resources for college opportunities. Scholarship awards range from $250 up to 75% of total college expenses and can only be applied toward tuition, fees, books and supplies. Applicants may be eligible for, and may receive more than one, scholarship award. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Berrien Community Foundation Funds
For residents of Berrien County, Michigan. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
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Bill Raskob Foundation, see Raskob Foundation

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships (National Competition)
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships are designed to provide U.S. undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. Excludes Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - International Travel and Study Abroad.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Branch County Community Foundations
Grants and Scholarships
Click on the Grants and Scholarships link.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Bretzlaff Foundation (Hilda E)
Provides scholarships for both elementary/high school and college students from Milford, Michigan. "As far as new proposals go, we are not accepting any until 2006 and only grant to students through organizations within the context of proposals. We do not grant to individual students." For more information, sent an e-mail.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Burger King Mclamore Foundation
Burger King Scholars Program
Burger King Employee Scholarships
Established in 2000 in memory of Burger King founder James W. McLamore. The Burger King Scholars Program focuses on providing scholarship awards to assist students who excel academically while also working part-time and being actively involved in their community. To date, more than 1700 scholarships have been awarded to high school seniors in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Every year, the Burger King Scholars Program helps graduating high school seniors build brighter futures. The awards ($1,000 each) are sponsored annually by the fundraising efforts of Burger King Corporation, Burger King franchisees and our restaurant guests in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The Burger King Scholars Program also includes Burger King Employee Scholarship awards. Restaurant employees are an important part of the success of our fundraising efforts at restaurants. For this reason, we provide $1,000 scholarships awards to eligible restaurant team members working at a qualified participating restaurant location in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Additionally, the top BURGER KING Employee Scholarship applicants will be eligible to receive a James W. McLamore Outstanding Scholar award in the amount of $5,000. The James W. McLamore Outstanding Scholar Awards are generously funded by the McLamore Family Foundation on a yearly basis.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Canton Community Foundation
Telephone : (734) 495-1200
To enhance the quality of life in Canton and surrounding areas by identifying and directing resources that address current and evolving community needs through grants from permanent endowments entrusted to the Foundation for the common good.
The Canton Community Foundation administers 30 distinct scholarship opportunities for local graduating high school seniors and local residents in Canton, Plymouth, and Plymouth township. These scholarship funds were established by individuals and organizations who wish to assist residents in the Canton community pursue higher education. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Chelsea Education Foundation Scholarships
Lists scholarships available to Cheslea, Michigan area high school students.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Clinton County
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
The Norman J. and Rosaline M. Luttig Scholarship Fund
Deadline : Feb. 12
The Luttig Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the 2011 collegiate school year. The scholarship is awarded to deserving high school senior graduates residing in Clinton County who have been accepted into an architectural or engineering college program. Scholarship requirements, along with additional information, are available at the website.
(Last checked 06/30/10)

College and Graduate School : Fellowships and Grants for Students
An outstanding resource on the internet created and maintained by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
CAMP is a scholarship program designed to assist students who are migratory or seasonal farm workers (or children of migratory or seasonal farm workers) in their first year of enrollment in an undergraduate program.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

CollegeBoard.Com's Paying for College
A college education is one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make. We can help you figure out what college really costs, and what you can afford. Our expert advice, information, and interactive tools will help you navigate the financial aid maze and figure out how to pay the bill.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

College Savings Plans Network
Describes the innovative college savings programs developed by state governments and designed to meet the savings needs of their citizens. Sponsored by the National Association of State Treasurers.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
Francisco (Paco) A. Tomei Torres, Ph.D. has started a Google Group to post information about scholarhips, fellowships, internships etc.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

College Scholarships for High School Seniors
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees
An online directory of college and university admissions office email addresses and telephone numbers, college scholarship and financial aid office email addresses, and links to the home pages and online applications of more than a thousand colleges and universities. Includes links to the very best college and university admissions, college scholarship, and financial aid pages on the web. You will even find information on graduate schools, the GRE and GMAT examinations, MBA programs, the TOEFL, community colleges, historically African-American colleges, and campus life.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

CollegeToolkit Scholarships Program
April 1, 2008 update ; We plan on revising the contest and re-launching it in the fall. We will post details on our site once we have finalized things.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan
Provides scholarships for Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle Counties. Also provides access to Iosco County Community Foundation scholarships, North Central Michigan Community Foundation scholarships, and Straits Area Community Foundation scholarships. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program(Jack Kent )
This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Application period is from early September to November.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program (Jack Kent )
Deadline: Feb. 1; MSU deadline for application is earlier.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program each year awards approximately 25 scholarships to students attending community colleges or two-year institutions and planning to transfer to four-year institutions. Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books for the final two to three years of the baccalaureate degree. The amount and duration of awards vary by student based on the cost of attendance and the length of the program as well as other scholarships or grants received. The maximum available per student is $30,000 per year. This is the largest scholarship offered in the US to community college transfer students
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Awarded to students 18 years and younger who have completed a significant piece of work in mathematics, science, literature, music, technology, or philosophy.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Since 1961, the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has provided need-based grants to student activists who are able to do academic work at the college level and who have demonstrated a commitment to the work for social and economic justice.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Detroit College Promise
To find us on Facebook, just search for Detroit College Promise.
The Detroit College Promise is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides tuition scholarships to Michigan public colleges and universities for Detroit Public School students. It is improving the Detroit Public Schools by encouraging DPS parents and students to plan for a college education, and by motivating parents with college aspirations for their children to move into Detroit and the Detroit Public Schools. As a result, it is helping to transform Detroit into a center of brainpower with a high proportion of college graduates, and is promoting economic development for Detroit and the region.
This fall, we will offer scholarships to all Detroit Public School graduates to attend Michigan public colleges and universities, if they live in Detroit and register by December 1, 2010. To qualify, we have established deadlines of September 15 for the Fall Term and January 15 for the Winter term for receipt of the scholarship acceptance form and the financial aid letter. We will be unable to make scholarship payments for these terms for students who don't get us the documents by these dates!
For more information, please contact Nat Pernick, M.D., Executive Director, The Detroit College Promise, 30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408, Bingham Farms, MI 48025; Telephone: (248) 646-3269; Email: NatPernick@hotmail.com.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Detroit College Promise
Scholarship Listings
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Detroit Scholarships
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Here are a few of the scholarships listed as of 2018:
Donna W. Adams Fund: For graduates of eligible east side Detroit grade schools who are now pursuing college degrees
Birmingham Unitarian Church Goldsmith Scholarship Program: For current and former graduates of Pontiac High School (and its predecessors)
Detroit Economic Club Scholarship: For graduating seniors in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties who have overcome hardships to achieve personal goals
Robert Holmes Scholarship: For graduating seniors who are children of eligible Michigan Teamsters members
Detroit Tigers Willie Horton Scholarship: For graduating seniors of Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern
Chris Kurzweil Scholarship: For graduating seniors who are children of Intertape Polymer Group employees
Leonard, Butcher and Smeltzer Scholarship: For graduating seniors in the Wayne-Westland School District
Virgil K. Lobring Scholarship Program: For graduating seniors from Detroit’s Western International High School
Ordóñez Family Scholarship: For graduating seniors who are residents of southwest Detroit, attending eligible southwest Detroit high schools
Plante Moran Sons and Daughters Scholarship: For children of Plante Moran staff who are under 25 and pursuing undergraduate studies
Jean and Tom Rosenthal Scholarship Program: For graduating seniors from Pontiac High School
Jeptha Wade Schureman Scholarship Program: For fatherless children who are residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lenawee, Monroe, Livingston, Washtenaw or St. Clair counties and want to pursue majors or careers in nursing, law, dentistry or medicine
Miguel Cabrera Family Scholarship: For Michigan and Florida graduating seniors who would be first generation college students and demonstrate financial need.
Otis Smith Scholarship: For single mothers who are residents of Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties and want to attend Wayne State University, the University of Michigan or the Columbus College of Law at Catholic University of America
Southfield Scholarship Funds: Primarily for graduating seniors who are residents of Southfield and Lathrup Village
Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Scholarship: For graduating seniors who reside in one of the 21 communities served by the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber
Robert Stempel Scholarship: For graduating seniors from Cass Technical High School, Renaissance High School, Detroit School of Arts, University Prep Science and Math High School, or University Prep High School who demonstrate potential for achievement in postsecondary science and engineering
Hellen Tallman Fund: Through her estate gift, Ms. Tallman requested that a portion of awards from the Fund support scholarships for Wayne State University students who are majoring in engineering fields or pre-medical/medical fields
Enrico and Marie Vespa Scholarship: For employees of English Gardens or their dependents who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Detroit Scholarships
(H.T.) Ewald Foundation
Facebook page
Many outstanding and talented high school graduates have difficulty in fulfilling their potential due to a lack of funds that precludes their attendance at a college of their choice. The aim of the Foundation Scholarship Program is to help remedy this situation in the Detroit metropolitan area and provide the necessary funding so that a college education will become a reality for these young people. The Foundation hopes that the award winners will in turn, "give back" to their communities and those less fortunate as they pursue their goals and aspirations in the future.
September 19, 2011 Note: Website down, you can contact : Shelagh K. Czuprenski, Executive Director, H.T. Ewald Foundation Scholarship Program; 313-821-1278
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Detroit Scholarships
Wayne State University
Wade McCree Incentive Scholarships
A cooperative program between the Detroit Public Schools and Wayne State University to encourage promising students to pursue a college education.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Detroit Scholarships
Young Foundation Scholarships
Deadline : March 30
Applications for Coleman A. Young Foundation scholarships are available for Detroit high school seniors -- in public, private or parochial schools. Scholarships are $20,000, up to $5,000 per year, over four years to attend accredited four-year colleges. For details and application, visit the web site or call (313) 962-2200.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Elks National Foundation College Scholarships
The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3 million in college scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors. The "Most Valuable Student," Eagle Scout, and Girl Scout Gold Award scholarships are open to any graduating high school senior. Legacy Awards and Emergency Educational Fund Grants are available only to children of Elks. The application process and deadlines vary for each of the programs. All applications, except for the scouting scholarships, must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Contact your high school counselor for more information or your local Elks Lodge. Applications for the Elks National Foundation's 2011 Most Valuable Student contest will be available on September 1, 2010, online, at your local Elks Lodge, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Foundation.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Elks National Foundation College Scholarships
Emergency Educational Fund Grants
The Emergency Educational Grant program provides financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education. Grant amounts are based on the information submitted in the application and can range up to $4,000. The grant is for one year only; however, the student may submit up to three annual renewal applications for succeeding years as long as he or she meets all other eligibility requirements. The applicant cannot accept more than one ENF scholarship/grant in any one academic year.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Elks National Foundation College Scholarships
Most Valuable Student" Competition
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a US American college or university. Male and female students compete separately.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Get student loan comparisons and apply online to major lenders. Includes advice, news, and a scholarship search tool.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

FAFSA --the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- opens the door to the federal student aid process. Every step you take will get you closer to achieving your educational goals. Find out what you can expect from beginning to end on this web page.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Funds (FEEA) Scholarships
FEEA scholarship applications are available from January through March each year. (During those months, the application will be available on this website for downloading.) Applications are due back at FEEA headquarters by the end of March each year (see application for current deadline). Awards generally range from $300 to $1,500. Eligible applicants include current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service and their dependent family members (children and spouses). Employee applicants may be part-time students; dependents must be full-time.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Federal Student Aid Portal
The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing nearly 70% of all student financial aid. Help is available to make education beyond high school financially possible for you or your child. The information provided here is designed to assist you in your college planning. It provides you with access to and information about the products and services that you will need throughout the financial aid process.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Student Financial Aid : Scholarships
Sample listings include:
(1) Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program
(2) Byrd Honors Scholarships
(3) Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
(4) Community Scholarship Mobilization - grants
(5) Education and Human Resources
(6) Harry S Truman Scholarship Program
(7) Health Careers Opportunity Program
(8) Health Professions Scholarship Program
(9) Loan Repayment Program for General Research
(10) National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
(11) Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program for Registered Nurses Entering Employment at Eligible Health Facilities
(12) Scholarships for Health Professions Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
(13) Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
(Last checked 02/27/18)

FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
A very useful compilation of financial aid information on the world wide web courtesy of Mark Kantrowitz, Carnegie Mellon University. Now sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

FinAid's Directory of Financial Aid Offices
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Financial Aid Facts
"All students, regardless of financial need, are eligible for some type of financial assistance. The assistance may be in the form of a loan or multiple loans that must be repaid, but a quality education is the wisest investment you will ever make. An often quoted statistic in the higher education community is that a college degree equates to nearly $1 million more in lifetime earning potential than someone with a high school diploma! That's significant and worth the cost. The single most important thing a new college student or parent of a new college student can do to prepare financially is to make a budget. Making a budget requires knowing two things: 1) how much is college going to cost? and 2) how much money do I have to cover these costs? Our section titled How Much is this Going to Cost? can help you answer the first question. Every school will cost something different. Our Cost of Attendance worksheet will help you start putting some real costs together and start you on your way to a sound financial plan."
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Foster Care To Success Scholarship
This scholarship is for students who are or have been in foster care, or who are orphans. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have been in public or private foster care for a minimum of 12 consecutive months at the time of their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday. Applicants must have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school. Applicants must be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they first apply. Applicants must have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States; however, US citizenship is not required. Applications open January 15th.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Foundation Center
Funding for Undergraduate Students
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Free-4U.Com Scholarship News
Includes numerous scholarship listings broken out into various categories.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid, see FAFSA

Future Farmers of America Scholarship Programs
Each year the National FFA Organization awards more than $2 million in scholarships to members. There are many types of scholarships to fit the many types of FFA members. The names of the scholarships change over time as different corporate sponsors are recruited.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals--Agriculture.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.> (Last checked 02/27/18)

Gerber Foundation Scholarship Program, see Fremont Area Scholarships

(Barry M.) Goldwater Scholarship (Nomination Required)
Deadline: Feb. 1; MSU deadline earlier.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Note: Students must be nominated for a Goldwater Scholarship by their institution's faculty representative; direct applications are not accepted. Web page provides name of MSU faculty representative.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Scholarships
Sixty-six scholarships were awarded in May and June of 2001 totaling $130,100 from 23 funds established by donors in the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships are available for students from Kent and Ottawa Counties and/or Belding, Cedar Springs, Central, Grand Rapids, Holland, Lowell, Ottawa Hills, and Union high schools. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Scholarship Opportunities
Covers scholarship opportunities limited to residents of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Gratiot County Community Foundation
We now have scholarships available for students from all Gratiot County high schools as well as Carson City-Crystal High School. For more information contact Tina Travis via email at gccf@edzone.net or by telephone at (989) 875-4222
(Last checked 02/27/18)

(Cyril C. & Ella M.) Gregoricka Scholarship Fund, see Shiawassee County Scholarships

Guaranteed Scholarships
By guaranteed scholarships, we mean those which are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other "secondary" requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships. Remember that, in many cases, the scholarships are mutually exclusive...you will generally receive the largest scholarship or grant for which you qualify.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

H. T. Ewald Foundation, see Detroit Scholarships

Hacking Financial Aid: 33 Ways to Get Money for College
Practical advice from Jimmy Atkinson, OEDb: Online Education Database, October 18, 2006.
(Last checked 11/10/06)

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, see Truman Foundation

Hillsdale County Community Foundation Scholarship Listings
Provides scholarships for Hillsdale County high school graduates or residents. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

(Ernest F.) Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
Eligible undergraduates studying oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission are encouraged to apply.
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.
Apply directly during your sophomore or junior year. Contact the MSU Honors College for background information and advice.
Listed under Grants for Individuals : Undergraduates, Environment, Science
(Last checked 03/07/07)

Holmes Scholarship, see Michigan Teamsters Scholarship

Holocaust Remembrance Project
A national essay contest for high school students from the U.S. and Mexico that is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Scholarships and other prizes are awarded to students in first, second and third place categories. First Place winners participate in an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and other historic sites. In addition, scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to the first-place winners.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Horatio Alger, see Alger

Intel Science Talent Search
Since 1942, Science Service has made dreams come true through the Science Talent Search (STS). Intel is the sponsor of this nationwide competition—America's oldest and most highly regarded pre-college science contest. Eligible students include high school seniors in the United States and territories, and American students attending school abroad. Each year, almost 2000 students accept the challenge of completing an entry for the Intel Science Talent Search, with 40 finalists competing for prizes ranging from $5000 to $100,000.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
The premier internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Iosco County Community Foundation
Provides scholarships for students from Iosco County. Part of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, see Cooke Foundation

Jackson County
Sigmund Foundation Scholarship
Must be a Jackson or Lenawee County Resident, acceptance at an accredited college or university, proof of financial need, GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of FAFSA.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Jalen Rose Foundation, see Detroit Scholarships

Junior League of Lansing Annual Scholarships, see Lansing Scholarships

Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarships
The Kalamazoo Community Foundation administers a scholarship program that each year helps local students pursue higher education. Over the years, the Foundation has awarded hearly $12 million in scholarships to more than 3,000 area students. Publishes a Scholarship Guide. (Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.)
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Kalamazoo Promise
Starting with the class of 2006, the four-year scholarships will be available to all students who entered the school system in the ninth grade or earlier. The scholarships will cover between 65 percent and 100 percent of tuition and fees, depending on how long the child was in the Kalamazoo School District. For more details, contact Peggy Walsh-Sarnecki at 586-469-4681 or pwalsh@freepress.com.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

KFC REACH Educational Grant Program
The REACH Educational Grant Program® helps KFC Restaurant hourly Team Members and Shift Supervisors pursue their educational dreams by providing college tuition assistance via grants of $2,000 and $2,500. The awards may be used to attend any accredited four-or two-year college, as well as trade/vocational schools. Winners are selected via a competitive application process and may reapply each year.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

(Chris) Kurzweil Scholarship, see Intertape Polymer Group

Lansing Community College
Outlines various scholarship programs available at Lansing Community College located in Lansing, Michigan.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lansing Scholarships
City of Lansing
Lansing Promise Scholarship
Formerly called H.O.P.E. Scholarship
The Lansing Promise is a scholarship program designed to transform the lives of students, families and the Lansing community. It offer a promise of hope for Lansing's youth and a long-term goal of changing the culture of Lansing into a well-educated, vibrant, prosperous community for years to come. It inspires students to complete high school, sharpens focus on academic achievement and provides a direct path to post-secondary educational opportunities. The Promise is an award offered to graduates of public and private schools within the Lansing School District ("LSD") boundaries. It provides the financial assistance necessary to obtain a two-year degree or its equivalent at an eligible school. Students who are striving to successfully complete their high school education will be met with several scholarship options for post-secondary education through two powerful higher education institutions -- Lansing Community College and Michigan State University.
(Last checked 01/29/16)

Lansing Scholarships
Delta Township or Waverly School District Graduates
The Delta-Waverly Rotary Club is accepting scholarship applications from graduating high school seniors. The club plans to award six sholarships of $500 each to seniors who will be attending college or another post-secondary institution. The deadline for application is April 15. Applications forms are available in local high school counseling offices and at the Wash Bright Car Wash, 5024 Midland.. Applicants must be residents of Delta Township or the Waverly School District and have at least a 2.5 grade point average in high school. Applicants must also display good character, citizenship and attendance, have demonstrated service to the community or school and have shown potential for leadership. The club has awarded $21,500 in scholarship money to local students over the past several years. Source: Lansing State Journal, April 5, 2011. Available through MeL.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lansing Scholarships
Good Kids Scholarship
Nominations for the annual Good Kids Scholarships are due June 22nd. The winners will each receive $1,000 to spend on college tuition, or to invest in other career preparations or tools of the trade. The essentials: (1) Eligibility: All graduating seniors from all high schools - public, private or alternative - within the State Journal circulation area. That stretches roughly from Alma to Leslie and from Lake Odessa to Howell.
(2) Nominations: Accepted from all adults, including parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors, employers, neighbors - even big brothers and sisters.
(3) Procedure: Write a letter describing, in detail, what your favorite senior has done to make the world a better place. Include your name and phone number, as well as the nominee's name, school and phone number. Mail it to: Good Kids Scholarships, Box 001, Lansing State Journal, 120 E. Lenawee St., Lansing, MI 48919, No faxes or e-mails. Only letters sent the old-fashioned way or delivered in person to the State Journal lobby during business hours will be considered.
(4) Deadline: We must have the letters in hand by the end of the business day June 22. We'll announce the winners in July.
(5) The only standard: A belief, demonstrated through action, that every individual has the power to make the world a better place. Grade-point average, athletic prowess, artistic ability - those things are for other scholarships. This one is about good citizenship and plain good-heartedness. Four scholarships were awarded last year from 60 nominations. The sponsors include Rick Galardi of DeWitt Township and some local businesses.
Source: "'Good Kids' receive scholarships", Lansing State Journal, September 21, 2014.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lansing Scholarships
Greater Lansing Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarships
Deadline : March 14
A $400 scholarship is available to a graduating senior in each of the following Lansing area high schools: East Lansing, Eastern, Everett, Sexton, and Waverly. Applications are available in each high school counseling office. Lansing State Journal, February 7, 2000, p.2D.
Available through MeL.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lansing Scholarships
Jasmine Miles Scholarship
Deadline: April 15
In memory of a former Waverly High School student, the Jasmine Miles Memorial Foundation is offering a $1000 scholarship for a Waverly High School graduating senior planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school. Applicants should have a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average and a high school career indicateive of a well-rounded individual with an emphasis on community service. Applications are available from the Waverly High School Counseling Office. For more information, contact: Michelle Miles at (517) 321-8296 or via e-mail at michelle.miles10@sbcglobal.net
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lansing Scholarships
Junior League of Lansing Annual Scholarships
This year the Junior League will be providing scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to the three outstanding women in the Greater Lansing Community. The scholarships are granted to women who not only have a sincere dedication to their education, but also share the League's commitment to community service. One award is reserved for a non-traditional student enrolled in post-secondary school and the other two are given to graduating seniors. [CR]
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lansing Scholarships
Lansing Promise Zone Scholarships
Starting in 2012, this scholarship program will provide full tuition and fees for all high school graduates from the Lansing area -- either from Lansing Public Schools or Lansing Catholic Central -- to attend either MSU or Lansing Community College for two years. Students would be required to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form, and after all other funding was exhausted, the scholarship would pay the remaining bill. The program will be funded by community donations. After two years of operation, the program will qualify for state funds, provided by a tax capture. Using 2011 as a base year, half of the growth in the State Education Tax, which works as a property tax, can be used by the local Promise program rather than going to a fund to support the state’s schools, said Larry Steckelberg, the Promise Zone coordinator at the Michigan Department of Treasury. If funding can be raised Promise Zones will also be established for the Baldwin Community Schools, Battle Creek Public Schools, Benton Harbor Area Schools, the City of Detroit, the School District of the City of Hazel Park, Jackson Public Schools, the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, the School District of the City of Pontiac and the Saginaw School District.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lansing Scholarships
MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan
Awards $500 textbook scholarships for MSU students from the Mid-Michigan area.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lansing Scholarships
Richard D. Letts Fund
Richard 'Dick' Letts, community activist and Lansing city employee, used his $60,000 retirement buy-out bonus to establish a field-of-interest fund with the Capital Region Community Foundation to benefit disadvantaged children. "I want to give something back, he told the Lansing State Journal. "This will be my legacy." Along with Olivia, his wife of 46 years, Letts, a.k.a. 'Mr. Lansing,' made it possible for many children to realize their education goals. Since the fund's establishment in 1993, the Richard D. Letts Fund has awarded $28,940 in grants and scholarships to benefit local youth.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lansing Scholarships
Richard & Lorayne Otto Scholarship Fund
Richard and Lorayne Otto were treated well by Auto-Owners Group Associates, so well that when they established their college scholarship fund they knew exactly who they wanted it to help. Children of the Auto-Owners Group Associates are eligible for the scholarship awards. Students are assessed on academic performance, extracurricular activities, community service and driving record. To apply for The Richard & Lorayne Otto Scholarship Fund, review our application guidelines [PDF] and complete our online application. Applications are due in March of each year. Since 2006, the fund has granted nearly $400,000.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lenawee County
Brittain Scholarship
An admitted incoming freshman, transfer student or a student attaining sophomore or junior status with a 3.2 GPA or higher. Resides in Lenawee county (permanent residence). Strong academic record, significant extracurricular activities, and must meet all requirements for admission and be fully admitted to MSU.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lenawee County
(Elizabeth Ruthruff) Wilson Foundation
Offers two types of scholarships:
(1) Scholarships to elementary, middle, or high school student residing within the Lenawee Intermediate School District. High school seniors are not eligible after graduation. Approved camps include Interlochen, Blue Lake, M.A.S.T.A., Show Choir of America and other college-sponsored summer workshops. The scholarship is for camps relating to music or the performing arts only.
Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 for the first year to graduating seniors (or have graduated) from a public or private high school in Lenawee county, Michigan. Applicant must be accepted for attendance at an accredited community college, or bachelor's degree-granting institution of higher education, and must be planning to enroll as a music or performing arts major at that college.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lenawee County
Meyers Foundation (Allen H. & Nydia)
Provides scholarships to students residing in a Lenawee County (Michigan) School District and graduating from a Lenawee County (Michigan) High School planning college studies in the sciences and allied fields (for example, natural sciences, medicine, chemistry, engineering, aeronautics, space science, etc.) and having grades permitting college entrance.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Lenawee County
Sigmund Foundation Scholarship
Must be a Jackson or Lenawee County Resident, acceptance at an accredited college or university, proof of financial need, GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of FAFSA.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Little People of America
Scholarships, Medical Grants and Conference Assistance Grants
LPA offers different types of grants and scholarships:
(1) Medical grants for help with medical expenses
(2) College and post-graduate educational and vocational grants
(3) First time national conference attendance assistance grants
(4) Adoption assistance grants. More information about adoption can be found on the Adoption web pages of this site.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

LULAC National Educational Service Centers Scholarship Fund
National Scholastic Achievement Awards and Honors Awards are given each year based on high school GPA and standardized test scores. General Awards are presented based on integrity, sincerity, motivation, community involvement, leadership, need, and academic performance.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

MALDEF : The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America
Scholarship Resources
MALDEF provides a comprehensive list of over 100 scholarships offered to students regardless of citizenship status, including undocumented students.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Masonic Foundation of Michigan, Inc.
1204 Wright Ave.
Alma, MI 48801
Telephone: (989) 966-4440
E-mail: mmhcf@masonichome.com
Individual Masonic Clubs throughout Michigan can request scholarships for individuals up to $750.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

McDonald's USA National Employee Scholarship Program
Deadline : March 1
Every academic year, the McDonald's National Employee Scholarship Program selects one outstanding student-employee applicant from each state and the District of Columbia. They each receive a $2,500 scholarship. In addition, thrre student-employees judged to demonstrate the highest commitment to school, work, and community service is selected to receive a special honor. He or she is named the "McScholar of the Year" and is awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Scholarship winners may use their awards at any qualifying institution and for any field of study they choose.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

McKelvey Foundation
Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Andy McKelvey knows what it is to dream big - to have the vision, creativity and drive to convert a new idea into a thriving business. He also knows what it takes to make those dreams a reality. That's why the McKelvey Foundation is honored to award $40,000 scholarships to young entrepreneurs nationwide who have started their own businesses while in high school. Each scholar will be awarded up to $10,000 per year to attend any four-year college within the United States.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Merit Scholarships in Michigan
Courtesy of meritaid.com
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Institute for Women's Studies and Services
National Scholarships
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Meyers Foundation (Allen H. & Nydia), see Lenawee County Scholarships

Michigan Association of Realtors Scholarship Trust (MARST)
Deadline date: July 1
The Michigan Association of Realtors Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students studying a field that is related to real estate. To be eligible, you must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, exemplify character, and must agree to take courses related to the real estate field. Only rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students are eligible. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan Community Foundations
Contact your local community foundation for information about scholarships in your areas. Many administer scholarship funds available for students in their areas.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan Education and Training Voucher for Foster Children
The ETV program allows Michigan to provide up to $5,000 per year to a student in an accredited programs such as: College, Trade School, or University
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan Education Association (MEA) Scholarship
Deadline date: February 8
The Michigan Education Association Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from a Michigan public high school. You must plan to attend a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution. Applicants who plan to attend the following colleges are also eligible: Baker College, Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit, Mercy; Davenport University, Eastern Region Campus; Adrian College; Finlandia University; Albion College; and Kendall College of Art and Design or Ferris State University. Selection is based on academic achievement, school/community service, and your extracurricular activities. First consideration will go to children of MEA members and students from low-income households.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan Education Savings Program
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan Education Trust Fund
Michigan parents interested in locking in the costs of a college education for their children may want to investigate Michigan's MET Program.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan Retailers Foundation
Michigan Retailers Foundation, established in 1968, provides college scholarships annually to benefit retailers and their employees and families. The foundation is a nonprofit educational organization established by MRA. Donations are tax deductible. Contributors who donate or pledge $10,000 or more can have a permanent scholarship established in their name. MRA-member businesses can also set up their own company scholarship program for employees through MRA. MRA's college scholarship competition begins in January each year. Applications are due by April 1. 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. Awards are $500 for community college students, $750 for public college students and $1,000 for private college students. Financial need is not a consideration.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Delta Chi Fraternity-MSU Chapter
White Carnation Academic Scholarship
Deadline : April 21, 2011
The Delta Chi Fraternity-MSU Chapter is offering a $500 and two $250 scholarships to incoming male freshmen at MSU. All majors are eligible. For more information, contact Kevin Jickling [email:jicklin1@msu.edu]
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Forestry Department
Forests Forever Scholars Programs
Covers both undergraduate and graduate level opportunities.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Foster Care Youth Endowed Scholarship Program
The Foster Care Youth Endowed Scholarship Program, available through MSU's School of Social Work and the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, provides a limited number of tuition-and-living-expense scholarships to incoming MSU freshmen who have spent part of their childhood or adolescence in a court-ordered foster care placement in Michigan. Recipients of the scholarship are matched with MSU alumni who have offered to serve as mentors. In addition to offering encouragement and advice, the mentors help students arrange for housing over the holidays and spring/summer breaks, and assist them in finding other sources of financial support, including employment.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Honors College
National/International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS)
Any MSU students interested in applying for the Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, or National Science Foundation scholarships, or for competitive undergraduate scholarship such as the Hollings, Goldwater, Truman, or Udall Scholarships should check out this website. For more information contact: National/International Fellowships and Scholarships, Michigan State University, 105 Eustace-Cole Hall, 468 East Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824-1041; Telephone : (517) 355-2326; E-mail: nifs@msu.edu. August 10, 2012 note: The dean of the Honors College, Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, is currently the contact for NIFS until the Coordinator/Director position is filled.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Office for International Students and Scholars
Financial Aid
There are limited financial resources available to international students at MSU. Loan and grant programs are either short term or to be used as degree completion loans. These financial packages are not designed to support your full academic program at MSU.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
James Madison College
A portal describing scholarships for current students and incoming students, including:
(1) The Randall Smith/M. Richard Zinman Award for Study Abroad
(2) JMC Alumni Association Field Experience Scholarships
(3) JMC Alumni Association Chicago Field Experience Scholarships
(4) Gordon and Norma Guyer Public Policy Scholarship Program
(5) Herbert Garfinkel Award for Oustanding Community Service
(6) The Ron Dorr Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing
(7) Dr. Charles A. and Marjorie A. Gliozzo Endowed Scholarship for Domestic and International Internships
(8) James Madison College Alumni Endowed Scholarship
(9) James Madison College Alumni Diversity Scholarship
(10) James Madison College, The Nelson and Marlene Cummings Scholarship
(11) Freeman-Darling James Madison Fellows Scholarship
(12) Dixie Platt Fellows Scholarship
(13) A. Gordon Adams Scholarship
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Loan Programs
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Academic Merit Scholarships
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Family Fund Scholarship
Deadline: May 16
Children and grandchildren of eligible MSU employees can apply for MSU Family Fund Scholarships, which provide $1,000 in assistance toward tuition, books and room and board while attending MSU. Recipients shall be selected based on a review of their Family Fund Scholarship application form, essay and academic achievement. Current and future students enrolled in the 2005 fall semester are eligible to apply. The application must be submitted to Mark Nazario, Associate Director, Office of Admissions and Scholarships, 250 Administration Building. Questions or concerns may be directed to Mark Nazario at (517) 355-8332 or nazariom@msu.edu.
Note: Search Family Fund in the search box.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Scholarships for Michigan Residents
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Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Scholarships for Non-Michigan Residents
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Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Specific Criteria Scholarships
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Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Transfer Student Scholarships
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid Web Site
The place to start for Michigan State University students, particularly undergraduates.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid Web Site
Current Scholarship Postings
A list of scholarships compiled by the MSU Office of Financial Aid arranged by deadline date.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid Web Site
Spartan Advantage
The MSU Spartan Advantage Program was introduced for fall 2006 and is designed to reduce the educational loan debt of our neediest Michigan students. The Program ensures that eligible students receive sufficient grants, scholarships, and work study funds to cover the average cost of tuition and fees, room and board, and books. The Program supplements financial aid funds a student is already receiving with MSU funds.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Panhllenic Council Scholarships
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Retirees Association
Provides financial assistance to children and grandchildren of MSU faculty, staff, and retirees.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan State University
Student Affairs and Services Advancement Office
Miscellaneous Scholarshipsfor Student Leaders
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Michigan Sugar Company Scholarships
Michigan Sugar Company is proud to offer several scholarships to students in our sugarbeet growing areas. Some scholarships are administered by Michigan Sugar Company and others are by the College.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Midland Area Community Foundation
Midland County residents are eligible for scholarships. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Milford, Michigan
Bretzlaff Foundation (Hilda E)
Provides scholarships for both elementary/high school and college students from Milford, Michigan.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Military Service Academies Scholarships
The U.S. Military Service Academies offer young men and women the opportunity to earn a college degree (Bachelor of Science Degree) and commission as an officer for the U.S. Armed Forces. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard have their own Service Academy. An education received from one of the academies is ranked among the best in the nation. Military Service Academies award full scholarships to students accepted for admission which cover tuition, room and board; each student also receives a monthly stipend to meet cost of books, supplies, clothing and personal expenses.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Mi-Search Scholarship Search Service, look under Database section.

Miss Sparkle Success Pageant Scholarship
Winner receives a $1,000 cash scholarship. Represents pageant by participating in charity events, parades and community service, and by conducting self-esteem workshops. Lansing State Journal, May 18, 2007. Available via MeL.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

MoneyMatters101.com State Scholarships
Provides a listing of state-by-state possibilities.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Monroe County Scholarships
Community Foundation of Monroe County
The Grants section identifies some of the scholarship programs administered by this community foundation. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

Montcalm County
Stanley and Blanche Ash Foundation
Provides scholarship money to students from Montcalm County area. Michigan State University students have won this money, as well as many other students attending other colleges in Michigan. For more information contact P.O. Box 310, Greenville, MI 48838-0310 or call (616) 754-5693. More information is available in the Foundation Directory Online Professional database.
(Last checked 02/23/04)

Morris K. Udall, see Udall

Muskegan County
Community Foundation for Muskegon County
While the majority of the scholarships went to Muskegon County high school seniors entering colleges and technical schools, the foundation also assisted a number of older, "nontraditional" students pursuing higher education later in life. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

National American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year
State headquarters deadline : March 2
The American Legion Life Insurance Committee provides for a National Scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.” The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive an $10,000 scholarship. Three second-place scholarship awards will be given in the amount of $2,500 each. The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships immediately upon graduation from a state accredited high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four (4) years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL) Foundation Scholarships
Each year the ARRL Foundation awards nearly 60 scholarships to young hams who are pursuing higher education. The awards range from $500 to $5000. All applicants must submit a full application and transcript to be considered. Important note: The application period for all ARRL Foundation Scholarship opens October 1 each year and closes promptly on February 1 the following year. Awards as usually announced to the winners by letter in mid-May.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships
There are two types of nationally awarded Eagle Scout scholarships. (1) One type is academic scholarships, which include a varying number of $3,000 scholarships awarded each year by the National Eagle Scout Association, and a varying number of Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Scholarships. The Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Scholarships are awarded annually and include four $20,000 scholarships (payable at $5,000 per year) and one $48,000 scholarship (up to $12,000 payable for four years), plus a varying number of others. Scholarship committees are formed each year in each of the four BSA regions (Northeast, Southern, Central, and Western) to recommend recipients of these scholarships, with the final determination made by the national NESA Scholarship Committee. (2) The other type of national Eagle Scout scholarship is the Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarship. Each BSA region reviews applications and awards a varying number of these $1,000 scholarships. More than 5,000 NESA scholarship applications are received each year, and fewer than 100 are awarded, so the competition is stiff. Plans are being formulated to greatly increase the amount of funds available to award NESA Eagle Scout scholarships through future years.
(Last checked 02/27/18)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers at the NIH. Applications for the 2009-2010 school year are now available.
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National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
Annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. (1) Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open. (2) Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students. Students must either be members of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.
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National Scholarships and Databases Worth Considering By MSU Honors College and Academic Scholars
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National Security Educational Program, see Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

National Society : Daughters of the American Revolution
The NSDAR awards the following scholarships through the DAR Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin. All four-year, or more, scholarships must be for consecutive years and are renewable only upon review and approval of annual transcript by respective NSDAR Chairman. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and attend an accredited college or university in the United States. The ONLY exception is the American Indian Scholarship which is also available for vocational training. All applicants must be sponsored by a local DAR Chapter, except for the American Indian Scholarship. Scholarships are available in the areas of political science, history, government, and economics, including:
(1) American History Scholarship: awarded to graduating high school students who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. This award is intended to promote the study of our history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter. American History Scholarship applications are first judged on the State level. Only State winners are eligible for judging on the Division level. Division level First and Second place winners are judged at the National level. $2000 per year, renewable up to four years. Deadline: Feb. 1
(2) Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship : awarded to deserving students accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who are majoring in either political science, history, government, or economics. This is a one time award in the amount of $1,000. Deadline: Feb. 15
(3)J. E. Caldwell Centennial Scholarship: awarded to outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation. This award has been made possible through J.E. Caldwell & Co., official jewelers of the NSDAR in honor of the DAR Centennial. This scholarship is funded directly by Caldwell and is awarded during the Continental Congress. This is a one time award in the amount of $2,000. Deadline: Feb. 15
(4) Nursing School Scholarships : one time awards of $500. It is only necessary to submit one application for consideration for any award in this group or for the Madeline Picket Halbert Cogswell Nursing Scholarship listed under Special Scholarships.
(5) Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship : awarded to students who are in financial need and are accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. Deadlines: Feb. 15 and Aug. 15
(6) Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship : awarded to students who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Preference will be given to candidates from the greater Lowell, MA area. Deadlines : Feb. 15 and Aug. 15
(7) Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship : awarded to students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy). Deadlines: Feb. 15 and Aug. 15
(8) Medical Scholarships : These awards are in the amount of $5,000 annually for up to four years, with a maximum of $20,000 total. These awards are available only in consecutive four year increments. It is only necessary to submit one application for consideration for any award in this group.
(9) Alice W. Rooke Scholarship : The Alice W. Rooke Scholarship is awarded to students who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (not pre-med) at an approved, accredited medical school. Deadline: April 15
(10) Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship : awarded to students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor(not pre-med) at an approved, accredited medical school. This scholarship is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursing an approved course of study in the field of psychiatric nursing, graduate level, at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities. There is a preference to females "if equally qualified". Deadline: April 15
The follow scholarships have specific requirements for eligibility, please read carefully:
(11)Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship: The Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded for up to four years to well qualified, deserving sons and daughters of members of the NSDAR for four years of college. Outstanding recipients pursuing graduate study may reapply each year for an additional period of up to four years of study. DAR Member Number of mother must be on the Application. Deadline: February 15.
(12) Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship: The Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be members, descendents of members or eligible for membership in NSDAR. DAR Member Number must be on the Application. This is a one time award of $500. Deadlines: February 15 and August 15.
(13) Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship: The Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center, housing the Ben Caudle Learning Program University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas. Applications must be requested directly through the Learning Center upon acceptance into this program for learning disabled students. This award is $1,000 annually for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal. Deadline: April 15
(14) American Indian Scholarship: The American Indians Committee of the DAR awards this scholarship to Native Americans. This award is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe, in any state striving to get an education. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Specify that you want information on the American Indian Scholarship when you send the stamped self addressed envelope for information. This scholarship is intended to help Native American college/university and technical school students of any age, any tribe, in any state at the undergraduate or graduate level. Graduate students are eligible; however, undergraduate students are given preference. Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers)in financial need and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. There will be no exceptions. This is a one time $500 award. Deadlines: For Fall term, April 1; For Spring term, October 1.
(15) Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2 or 4 year college or university. Applicants must be Native Americans, and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool. The amount of scholarship is based on total return of the endowment, and may vary year to year. Deadline: February 1.
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National Society of Collegiate Scholars
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honor society inviting high-achieving first- and second-year college students. Members must rank in the top 20 percent of their class. NSCS is proud to offer more than a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships every year to deserving members.
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Nationally Coveted Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Nationally Coveted Scholarships
National Scholarships and Databases Worth Considering By MSU Honors College and Academic Scholars
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Nazareth Association Scholarships
Deadline : March 15
The Nazareth Association is offering three $1,000 scholarships to students attending a Catholic college or university during the 2007-2008 academic year. Criteria include undergraduate junior or senior level standing in a Catholic college or university, a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average, demonstrated involvement in collegiate and community volunteer activities and full-time attendance. The selection process includes the submission of the Nazareth Association scholarship application, a list of collegiate and extra-curricular activities, all undergraduate transcripts, completion of an essay stating the applicants’ educational and career goals and three letters of recommendation. For further information on the scholarship program, interested persons should contact the Nazareth Association office at 269-342-1191.
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North Farmington High School, see Farmington High School, North

Ontonagon Area Scholarship Foundation
The Foundation's long-range goal is to provide significant financial assistance for all graduates of Ontonagon Area High School intending to further their education.
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OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award ($500)
Requires writing an essay on a question like: If you could trade places with someone for 24 hours, who would it be and why? What is the greatest "life lesson" that you have learned so far? What is the coolest thing you have ever found?
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Paying for College
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Paying for College Student Resource Guide
Covers scholarships, internships, fellowships, books, and websites courtesy of U.S. Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allara, California. 2009-10 edition.
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Peterson.Com: Peterson's Education and Career Center
Search the biggest education site on the web, where you'll find information about financing your education, summer jobs and summer programs, internships, publications, and much more.
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Plante Moran Sons and Daughters Scholarship
The purpose of the Plante Moran Sons and Daughters Scholarship is to assist the dependent children of staff members of P &M Holding Group, LLP and related companies. Up to ten non-renewable scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to students pursuing undergraduate degrees.
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Pontiac Promise Zone scholarships
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Close to 50 graduates from 2012 have been awarded tuition scholarships from the Promise Zone Authority to make it possible for any student who lives within the boundaries of Pontiac school district to attend college. Awards will be as high as $3,000 each for this year's graduates, at $1,500 per semester if they continue to carry a full load for both Fall and Winter/Spring terms. Next school year -- 2013-2014 -- the maximum scholarship will increase to $4,000 for a school year. The Promise Zone makes up the difference between the cost of tuition at the students' college of choice and what is covered by financial aid. For example, if tuition is $1,500 and financial aid will cover $1,100, the Promise Zone will pay $400. The Promise Zone Authority Board has raised more than $750,000 for the scholarships. Fundraisers initiated by the McLaren (formerly POH) Riley Foundation raised more than $300,000; $400,000 came from Auburn Hills Tax Increment Authority; and the rest from individual donations. Source : Diane Dilliber Murray, "Pontiac Promise Zone scholarships increase, fundraising to start WITH VIDEO", Oakland Press, October 19, 2012.
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Pontiac Waterford Elks Lodge 810
Pontiac Waterford Elks Lodge 810 and the Elks National Foundation are offering "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship contest to high school students in North Oakland County. One scholarship is reserved for a male and one for a female. For information call 248.673.9860 or email elks810@sbcglobal.net
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Princeton Review Financial Aid Page
The Princeton Review pulls together some basic information for you. The Financial Aid Explained section answers questions about: (1) Am I an eligible non-citizen?, (2) Student Dependency Status, (3) When Cost Is a Factor, (4) What You Need to Know About Scholarships, (5) How Does Federal Student Aid Work?, (6) Federal Student Loans, (7) Financial Aid and Admissions: Two Separate Processes, (8) Independent Students and Financial Aid, (9) Early Decision and Financial Aid, (10) FAFSA 101, (11) Federal Grants, (12) Federal Student Aid Eligibility, (13) Federal Aid and Drug Convictions, and (14) Need-Based Aid Vs. Merit-Based Aid. The Taking Action section includes information on: (1) Avenues (and some side streets) for Getting More Aid, (2) Searching for Scholarships, (3) Appealing Your Award Package, (4) Unmet Need and Private Loans, (5) Federal Student Aid Timeline, (6) Comparing Award Packages, (7) National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test: A.K.A. the PSAT, and (8) Paying the Bill with a Stafford Loan.
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(Ayn) Rand Institute's Atlas Shrugged Essay ($10,000)
Award amount : First prize, $10,000; 3 Second Prizes, $2,000; 5 Third Prizes, $1,000; 20 Finalists, $100; 20 Semifinalists, $50
Essay Question (800 - 1600 words) : Answer one of three questions pertaining to themes in the novel Atlas Shrugged.
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Rare Foundation
Everyday Hero Writing Scholarship
Deadline : December 1
The RARE Foundation "Everyday Hero" Writing Scholarship is for Michigan high school seniors planning to attend a Michigan college, university or post secondary school after graduating. RARE's purpose is to engage more young people in identifying everyday heroes throughout our state and through the process of discovery and writing, to become inspired about life's possibilities. Winning students will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward tuition while the subject of the Everyday Hero essay will receive the RARE Foundation's Everyday Hero Award and special recognition at the annual Night of Heroes Dinner. For more information about the rules and an entry form, visit the web site.
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Raskob Foundation (Bill)
A small family foundation set up to give deserving students undergraduate and graduate loans with no interest. It funds over one hundred applicants a year and averages around $5000 per loan, usually to meritorious fourth year students.
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(Gordon A.) Rich Memorial Foundation "GAR" Scholarships
Application Deadline : February 18
Supports the higher education goals of exceptionally qualified high school students whose parent or parents have or have had a career in the financial services industry. Recipients must currently be enrolled as high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four year college or university, have a minimum 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation will award up to 5 new scholarships per academic year each in the amount of $12,500.00. Grants are renewable for all years of college up to a total of $50,000.00. For more information on the GAR Foundation and Scholarships please visit the web site; call (212) 325-3718; or email info@gordonrich.org. Source : Joyce Gross, joyce.gross@credit-suisse.com, August 13, 2009
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Robert Holmes Scholarship, see Holmes Scholarship

Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
The foundation offers $2,000, one-year, non-renewable scholarships to graduating Michigan high school seniors. Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks, whose historic stand against racial prejudice in 1955 has brought her national recognition.
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Rose Foundation (Jalen), see Detroit Scholarships

Saginaw County
Saginaw's Legacy Civic Fund
Application deadline : October 18
Saginaw's Legacy Civic Fund is offering $1,000 scholarships for students in need of financial support. The nonprofit organization was founded in 2011 by State Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes, D-Saginaw. College juniors and seniors who have completed at least 60 credit hours with a 2.5 GPA, attend a state university and meet the Legacy Civic Fund's criteria can apply. Candidates must exhibit strong leadership skills and show an interest in diversity and culture. The nonprofit will give preference to students who plan to pursue a graduate or post-graduate degree in specified fields, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary and law. Students may have to provide Free Application for Federal Student Aid documentation. Scholarships will be paid directly to the financial aid office of the student's university. Candidates may submit applications online, by email at info@legacycivicfund.org or by mail at P.O. Box 1503, Saginaw, MI 48605.
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SallieMae College Answer
Use this site for financial aid advice. The Sallie Mae Fund awards one $1,000 scholarship to a future college student at each of its nationwide "Paying for College" workshops. This year, The Fund will bring this free, informational workshop series to an estimated 136 communities.
To be eligible for The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs, students must be accepted and enrolled at a Title IV eligible, accredited postsecondary two-or four-year college or university, vocational, or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico and meet program-specific eligibility requirements. For a complete listing of scholarship applications, criteria and deadlines, please visit their Web site.
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SallieMae Student Loan Finder
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Education Training Vouchers
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Internet Guide for 529 programs
Alright, this site is more for parents than students, but it does provide everything you wanted to know about the state sponsored 529 plans that allow you to save for college tuition and other expenses.
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Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education (Evalee C. )
The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education was created under the Will of Evalee C. Schwarz to provide interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and significant financial need. High school seniors may apply for loans for their freshman year. Students seeking to qualify for a loan from the Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education must meet the following criteria:
(1) U.S. citizenship
(2) Qualification for financial need in the form of government grants
(3) Enrollment in a school in the state in which the student resides
(4) Outstanding combination of standardized test scores (must rank in the top 10% nationally) and
(5) Class rank
Note: Loans are not available to students planning to seek a law degree.
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Shiawassee Community Foundation Scholarship Funds
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Sigmund Foundation Scholarship, see Jackson County and Lenawee County

A completely free online resource center for students and parents looking to finance a college/grad school education. We have info on financial aid, student loans, consolidation, and a very handy loan comparison tool. For more information, contact Michael Esposito, E-mail : Mesposito@SimpleTuition.com, Telephone : (617) 630-6119.
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Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian fellowships are awarded competitively to graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral students -- or granted non-competitively to visiting professionals, students, scientists, or scholars -- are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff. Smithsonian fellows are generally appointed to terms lasting between 1 to 3 years.
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Southern Scholarship Foundation
Offers scholarships in the form of rent-free housing to qualifying college and graduate students at Florida State University, Florida A&M University, University of Florida and Bethune-Cookman College. To qualify for the scholarship, students must meet the following criteria: (1)Show financial need based on the Federal Student Aid Report; (2) 3.0 GPA from an accredited high school or junior/community college; (3) Maintain a minimum 2.85 GPA while in the program; and (4) Live cooperatively with other residents in the scholarship house. Honor students who qualify live rent-free in one of our twenty-five scholarship houses that are adjacent to their college campus. Each scholarship house is home to 17 to 29 students representing a variety of backgrounds and cultures. In return for living in this home-like environment, the recipients share the duties and responsibilities necessary to maintain a household. They plan and shop for their menus, cook, clean and study together, gaining valuable life skills and fostering lifelong friendships. Most of our students also work part time jobs on or near campus while maintaining their high academic requirements. For more information, contact Pat Arthur at parthur@scholarships.org or by calling (850) 222-3833.
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Sparrow Clinton Memorial Hospital Foundation
Whyman Health Careers Scholarship
Deadline: April 1
As a result of a generous bequest made by the Whymans, an endowment fund was established in 1986, offering the possibility of a scholarship to those Clinton County residents pursuing an education in a health-related field. Since that time, the community has generously donated funds to enhance the scholarship program. To date, 136 students have received Whyman scholarships. Applications and guidelines have been sent to all Clinton County public and private high schools in addition to adult education programs. Any Clinton County resident wishing to pursue a career in a health-related field is encouraged to apply. High school students may pick up applications from their counselor's office.
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Straits Area Community Foundation
Provides scholarships for Cheybogan County and Mackinac City. Part of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
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Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship Program
Helps provide educational opportunities by awarding financial scholarships to eligible Taco Bell hourly employees. Each year, Team Members and Shift Leads can apply for scholarships given for undergraduate, graduate and vocational-technical education. Awards are up to $2,000.
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Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 Sponsoring Scholarships
Taylor Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 123 is sponsoring Holly McGeogh Memorial Scholarships for students from Truman and Kennedy high schools. The award is named for Army Spec. Holly McGeogh, a 2002 Truman graduate who was killed in Iraq in January 2004. McGeogh, who was 19, was planning to attend college when she returned home. The FOP is planning to award two $1,000 scholarships -- one to a Truman graduate and one to a Kennedy grad. Seniors who will be attending an accredited college or university beginning in the 2008-09 school year are eligible for the scholarship. Students need to obtain an application from a high school counselor or from the Taylor Police Department. Students will be required to submit at least two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or member of law enforcement, a certified copy of high school transcript and a 500-word essay highlighting educational and career goals. The application deadline is May 9 and the application packet must be submitted to Mary Sclabassi, Taylor FOP Lodge 123, 23515 Goddard Road, Taylor, 48180. The Taylor FOP also accepts donations to the fund. To contribute, send a check payable to the Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 to Sclabassi's attention at the above address. For more information about the scholarships, call 734-374-1531.
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Taylor Scholarships
Taylor Cultural Arts Commission Arts Scholarships
The Taylor Cultural Arts Commission is launching a new scholarship program, which will award $500 each to two high school seniors who are pursuing careers in the arts, including theater, music, dance and fine arts. The contest is open to graduating seniors who live in Taylor, regardless of where their schools are located. Applicants, who must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, are asked to submit a portfolio and three recommendation letters, one of which must come from a teacher of the arts. The deadline is April 6. Send applications to Taylor Cultural Arts Commission, Attn: Debra Hamilton, 22805 Goddard, Taylor 48180. Spotted in the Detroit Free Press, March 4, 2007.

Taylor Scholarships
Taylor Cultural Arts Commission Scholarship Program
Two scholarships, each $500, will be available to graduating high school seniors. The application deadline is April 6, and notification of the awards will be May 1. To qualify, a student must be a Taylor resident who attends school in or out of the city, and the student must be planning to enter a career related to the arts, including drama, music, theater,, fine arts or related fields. The student must provide a portfolio of work or be able to demonstrate talent, maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 and provide three letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a teacher in the arts. Send documentation to Taylor Cultural Arts Commission, Attention Debra Hamilton, 22805 Goodard, Taylor, 48180. Spotted in the Detroit Free Press, March 4, 2007.

Taylor Scholarships
Taylor Governmental Managers and Administrative Employees Association
Two scholarships, each $500, will be available to graduating seniors in Taylor who plan to pursue a career in public service. The application deadline is May 4, notification of the awards will be during the June 5 Taylor City Council meeting. To qualify, a student must live in Taylor and provide proof of college enrollment. Children of city elected officials are not eligible. Personal interview may be required. Applications can be obtained from the Taylor recreation office, 22805 Goddard, and the counseling offices of Truman High School and Kennedy High School. Spotted in the Detroit Free Press, March 4, 2007.

Teamsters Scholarship, see Holmes Scholarship

Telecommunications Association of Michigan Foundation Scholarships
3 Scholarships are reserved for immediate family member of a Michigan-based telephone company employee to attend a Michigan college or university.
1 Scholarhip is reserved for a member of a non-Michigan high school or enrolled in an accredited, degree granting, non-Michigan college or university. If there are no applicants in this category, a fourth schalorship will be awarded to a Michigan student attending a Michigan college or university.
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Truman Scholarships (Harry S) (Nomination Required)
A $30,000 merit-based grant for college juniors interested in attending graduate school to prepare for a career in government service. Candidates must be nominated by their university representatives.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Political Science.
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Udall Foundation
The Morris K. Udall Foundation supports three programs of possible interest to MSU students:
(1) Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship (Nomination Required) : The Foundation awards eighty $5,000 scholarships annually to undergraduates who will pursue careers relating to the environment, and to Native American or Alaska Natives interested in tribal public policy and Native American health care. Through these scholarships, the Foundation hopes to encourage future leaders across a wide spectrum of policy, science, education, social science and health fields.
(2) Native American Congressional Internship : To strengthen Native American communities and enhance tribal governance, the Udall Foundation offers a ten-week summer internship to provide 12 Native American or Alaska Native students with the opportunity to observe the federal legislative process and gain valuable experience in government decision-making. Interns are placed in a Congressional office or federal agency in Washington, DC. Special enrichment activities are a distinguishing feature; interns meet with elected officials, Cabinet-level executives, and Supreme Court justices.
(3) Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship
The Foundation awards two fellowships each year to outstanding Ph.D. candidates who have demonstrated their potential to contribute to national environmental policy. Ph.D. candidates whose dissertation focuses on an aspect of U.S. environmental policy or conflict resolution may apply for a $24,000 fellowship to cover expenses during their final year of writing the dissertation.
For more information contact: info@udall.gov.
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UnionPlus College Scholarship
Deadline : January 31
Apply for the Union Plus College Scholarship with cash awards ranging from $500 to $4,000 for undergraduate and graduate students.
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United States Institute of Peace
National Peace Essay Contest
Deadline : Feb. 3
Annual competition for high school students. All high school students attending school in the United States regardless of citizenship are eligible. Foreign exchange and visiting students attending high school in the U.S. may enter. Only U.S. citizens if attending high school in countries other than United States. Age is not a factor; Grade level is. Awards (which are intended to help pay for the student's college education) usually include:
(1) $10,000 1 National First Place Winner (2) $5,000 1 National Second Place Winner (3) $2,500 1 National Third Place Winner (4) $1,000 1 State Winner in each state plus 1 winner for U.S. territories, 1 winner for the District of Columbia, and 1 winner for American Students abroad.
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University of Michigan
Office of Financial Aid
Private Non U-M Scholarships
Many private scholarships are offered each year to college students by a variety of corporate, professional, trade, government, civic, religious, social, and fraternal organizations. These scholarships range from small honorariums to thousands of dollars.
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University of Virginia
Center for Undergraduate Excellence
Scholarships for Academic Scholars
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USA TODAY's All-USA College Academic Team Program (Nomination Required)
This program honors 60 undergraduates as representatives of all outstanding students at the nation's colleges and universities. The 20 members of the First Team will have their photographs published and accomplishments noted in a two-page color spread in USA TODAY in February and receive a $2,500 cash award. Forty more students will be named to the Second and Third teams. The criteria are designed to find students who excel not only in scholarship but also in leadership roles on and off campus. A key element given most weight by the judges will be a student's outstanding original academic or intellectual product. Any full-time undergraduate of at least sophomore standing at a four-year institution in the United States or its territories is eligible. U.S. citizenship is not required. A full-time undergraduate is one carrying at least 12 credits in pursuit of an undergraduate degree or one who anticipates earning an undergraduate degree at the end of the current semester. Students in five-year programs who have not received a baccalaureate are eligible. Students who already have a baccalaureate and are pursuing another are not. Students graduating in December 2004 are eligible. Nominations must be postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 30. Please call Carol Skalski at (703) 854-5890 or e-mail allstars@usatoday.com if you have any questions. Web pager provides links to application forms and advice for nominators .
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U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance
Includes links to financial information for students and related resources.
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Varsity TutorS Scholarship Contest
Write an essay for a monthly chance to win a $1000 scholarship.
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Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $10,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Two awards of $5,000 each will be given. Applications may only be sent by students graduating high school in spring 2005. Deadline is February 20, 2005.
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Ventures Scholars Program
The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to promote access to higher education. The Ventures Scholars Program identifies high achieving underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers and provides academic recognition, information and resources needed to help them successfully pursue their career goals.
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VFW Scholarships
Type in scholarship in the search box.
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WalMart Scholarships
Describes Sam Walton Community Scholarship, WalMart Associate Scholarship, and Walton Family Foundation Scholarship. Click on education tab to find links.
(1) Walton Community Scholarship
Wal-Mart established the Sam Walton Community Scholarship Program in 1981. Any participating Wal-Mart Store may award one $1,000 scholarship to a local high school from the community. This money can be used toward the student's first year's tuition, books, or on-campus room and board. More than 2,300 scholarships are given annually. Each Wal-Mart Store distributes applications to high school counselors in December or January. Private and home schooled seniors are also eligible to apply for this scholarship. The deadline for entries is the first of February of each academic year. To find out if your school participates please contact your high school guidance counselor or the Community Involvement Coordinator at you local Wal-Mart store.
(2) Walton Family Foundation Scholarship
The Walton Foundation Scholarship is a $6,000 scholarship payable over four years awarded to a college bound high school senior. The recipient must be the child of a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. associate who is employed full time (28 hours per week or more) for one year as of March 1. Applications are available starting in January from your location's personnel office. Applications must be postmarked to Wal-Mart Foundation no later than March 1. 100 scholarships will be awarded company wide. This is an academic scholarship and applicants will be judged on the basis of grades, financial need, academic record, and ACT/SAT test scores. For more information, contact the Community Involvement Coordinator at you local Wal-Mart store.
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Wayne County Vision Fund
Robert Ficano Hope Foundation
Scholarship Application 2011
Deadline : March 11
$500 available. The Vision Fund’s goal is to promote educational programs to increase public awareness of social issues that affect Wayne County residents. Must be a resident of Wayne County, 3.0 GPA, planning to attend trade, 2-year, 4-year college or university, demonstrate academic merit, leadership qualities,, community service, school or faith-based involvement. Must submit 200 word statement, letters of recommendation, official transcripts and other required documents and application to Robert Ficano Hope Foundation, P. O. Box 442448, If you have further questions please call JoAnn Abdenour at 313-549-2651.
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Webberville Community Schools
Scholarship Listings
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Whirlpool Corporation Sons and Daughters Scholarships
The Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program offers four-year, $16,000 scholarships, one-time honor awards of $2,500, and one-time incentive awards of $1,000, to U.S. employees’ children every year. A similar program is available for children of Whirlpool Corporation's Inglis employees in Canada. These awards enable young people to pursue degrees at some of the most prestigious learning institutions in the world.
For more than 55 years, over 1,600 sons and daughters of Whirlpool Corp. employees have received scholarships to help finance their college educations, totaling more than $13 million. For more information about the Whirlpool Foundation Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program, call the Foundation office at 269-923-5580.
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Young Foundation Scholarships
Deadline : March 30
Applications for Coleman A. Young Foundation scholarships are available for Detroit high school seniors -- in public, private or parochial schools. Scholarships are $20,000, up to $5,000 per year, over four years to attend accredited four-year colleges. For details and application, visit the web site or call (313) 962-2200.
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Cappex Scholarship Directory
Uncover millions of dollars in scholarships from colleges, universities, private companies, foundations -- and more -- to help pay for school. Simply fill out a free profile to discover which ones match you best. You'll even be able to apply to special Cappex scholarships with one click.
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Career OneStop Scholarship Finder
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Careers and Colleges Scholarship Search
Find college scholarships and grants with our FREE scholarship search. Explore 1.7 million scholarships worth $7 billion. Search for minority scholarships and financial aid. Discover government and minority grants, and other funds for college.
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Chegg Scholarship Directory
Over $1 billion in awards waiting for you to apply. Personalized matches available for all students in high school, college, grad school & beyond. Requires students to fill out profile.
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CollegeBoard.Com's Scholarship Search
Locate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the questionnaire below and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,000 undergraduate scholarships, internships, and loan programs.
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College Net's MACH25 Scholarship Search
"MACH25: Breaking the Tuition Barrier" provides a simple and fast way to identify college scholarships for which you qualify. Once you have set up a profile for yourself, you can conduct a search that best matches your qualifications. You can then save the results, refer to them at a later date, and even create a letter to send to the appropriate scholarship coordinators.
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Does not require student to fill out form to use resources.
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Free Scholarship Search Directory
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Education Corner Scholarhip Directory
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly. Only available within the Library.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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HigherEdSpace Funding Directory
HigherEdSpace.com Funding Directory has a collection of funding opportunities / scholarships for college students, scholarships for graduate students, grants for professionals (including scientists, researchers, faculty members), scholarships for special groups such as minoirities, and travel and awards.
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"MACH25: Breaking the Tuition Barrier", the College Net's scholarship database and search engine, is a free web version of the Wintergreen Orchard House Scholarship Finder database. It contains listings of more than 500,000 private sector awards (including school-specific awards) from 1570 sponsors. Users must create an ID and a password, then proceed to create a profile. The interface can be confusing; after you type in the user ID and password, the next page asks for a minimum award amount, whether to exclude expired scholarships, and the desired college level. Buttons on the left column must then be selected to proceed with creating a profile, but there is also a SUBMIT button that will generate a huge list of scholarships based on the minimal criteria input. The information generated is also similar to FastWeb -- award amounts, deadlines, contact information, and breif descriptions -- but the list is longer. A larger database than FastWeb, but often generates less precise results. Also listed as College Net's MACH25 Scholarship Service.
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Michigan Scholarships Online
Welcome to Michigan Scholarships Online. This delivery system assists Michigan students, high school counselors, and college financial aid officers to administer the Michigan Competitive Scholarship and Michigan Tuition Grant programs. Requires free registration.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Scholarship Hunter
An extensive collection of links to scholarship opportunities. Includes search engine.
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Scholarships.com has been providing students with a free college scholarship search tool and access to information on over 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth over $19 billion since 1998. The publishers personally screen the scholarships listed in our database to ensure students only legitimate awards. Also offers thirteen $1,000 area of study scholarship awards for students pursuing coursework in dozens of majors. We are members of both the National Scholarship Providers Association and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Registration required.
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In addition to providing information about colleges around the country, this web page also offers a scholarship search engine that connects students to a database of over 400,000 awards worth over $1.1 billion as well as a chance to win either a Parent or Student scholarship directly from SuperCollege.com. Free but requires registration for user id and password. Source: Gen Tanabe, publisher of SuperCollege.com and Get Free Cash For College: Scholarship Secrets Of Harvard Students", telephone: (650) 493-2221.
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UNIGO Scholarship Directory
Fill out a profile to gain access to this scholarship database.
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Articles and Videos

10 Ways To Screw Up Financial Aid and How to Avoid Them (YouTube)
Daniel Wansten speaks about some of the biggest mistakes parents make when sending their kids to college.
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Barnett Videos on Understanding Types of College Financial Aid
Advice from Brad Barnett, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships for James Madison University. Titles in series include:
(1) What is a grant and how does it differ from a scholarship?
(2) How do I find scholarships at my college?
(3) How do I find private scholarships?
(4) What is the difference between merit & need-based scholarships?
(5) What is federal work study and how does it differ from other types of employers?
(6) What is the difference between the William D. Ford direct loan & the Stafford loan?
(7) What is the difference between subsidized & unsubsidized direct or Stafford loans?
(8) What is a Perkins loan?
(9) What is a Parent Plus loan?
(10) My parents don't qualify for the Parent Plus loan. What can I do?
(11) What sources of free money are available to graduate students?
Additional video clips address Financial Aid Terminology, Financial Aid - Private vs. Public Colleges, How to Respond to Financial Aid Notices, How to Manage Finances in College, and How to Manage Finances in College Understanding College Financial Aid.
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Cole Videos on Understanding Financial Aid
A series of film clips by Jerome A. Cole, M.A., Director of College Counseling for the Edmund Burke school in Washington, D.C. and founder of Cole Educational Consulting Services (Cole ECS.) Titles include:
(1) What is College Financial Aid?
(2) What is FAFSA?
(3) How do I identify scholarships and grants for my student?
(4) What is the CSS form
What is the average cost of a public versus private college?
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College Financial Aid Guide - Demystifying the Financial Aid Process
Advice from U.S. News.
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Draeger Videos on How to Repay Your Student Loans
Justin Draeger, Assistant Director for Communications with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), provides advice on how to repay your student loans. Individual videos include:
(1) How to Repay Your Student Loans
(2) When should I start repaying my student loan?
(3) How long do I have to repay my student loan?
(4) Do I have to pay the full amount due on my student loan each month?
(5) Can I pay my student loan back early without penalty?
(6) Do student loans affect my credit?
(7) What is the difference between a deferment and forbearance for student loans?
(8) How do I find out what company holds my student loans?
(9) What are student loan borrower benefits?
(10) How do I know if I qualify for borrower benefits?
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Financial Aid: The University Insider's Guide (YouTube)
Practical advice on financial aid questions from Douglas Christiansen, Vanderbilt's associate provost for enrollment and dean of admissions at Vanderbilt University. In a series of short and direct video clips, Christiansen uses his 20 years of experience in admissions leadership roles to help students and parents understand the financial aid process and what questions to ask financial aid officers at any school. Christiansen tackles questions such as, What should we ask about a schools financial aid program? What is an Estimated Family Contribution or EFC and how is my EFC used at different schools? My family is doing OK financially, is it worth applying for financial aid? Christiansen also talks about why its important to ask if a school is need blind or need aware and what impact asking lots of questions about financial aid could have on the admissions process.
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Find the Scholarships You Need on Any College Web Site
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How Anyone Can Get Scholarship Money for College
web link
Getting college scholarship money is not that difficult if you go about it the right way. Advice from Steadman Issenbert, The Multicultural Advantage.
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How to Get Cash For College (WZZM : TV13)
Tips for MSU Students.
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How To Win College Scholarships: Advice from My College Options (YouTube)
Proven tips on how to win college scholarships. There are more scholarships available than students enrolling in college! Expert advice on locating scholarship opportunities and building your ideal scholarship application.
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Scholarship Search Tips
Always look for free money first, before you apply for loans.
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Scholarships for Beginners (YouTube)
A basic overview on scholarships courtesy of YouTube. The speaker is Kim Stezala, author of an upcoming book called The Real-World Guide to Getting Cash for College.
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The Top Ten Tips on How to Get a College Scholarship
web link
Finding money to help pay for college is a high priority for almost all college students. Advice from Steadman Issenbert, The Multicultural Advantage.
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The Main Library Reference Funding Center maintains a constantly expanding library of scholarship books, most of which are unavailable elsewhere on campus. Students should remember that no single resource covers every possible scholarship listing, and people who seek scholarships should research many resources in addition to databases and the Internet, so they can find as many scholarship listings for which they qualify as possible.

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

College Board Scholarship Handbook
New York, N.Y. : College Board, annual.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .C597.
Covers over 2,100 programs. Book also includes expert advice on exploring financial aid opportunities, avoiding scholarship scams, and innovative strategies for planning to pay for college. [Note: on standing order. Keep latest edition : 20th, 2016 edition

College Student's Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding
Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber, eds.
El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial.
2008-2010 available : 490pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .C656
Finally, there's help for the middle class! Did you know that you (or your family) can never make too much money to qualify for financial aid? It's a myth that only the needy can get funding. In fact, there are over 1,300 funding programs open to college students and students returning to college that never look at income level. All funding opportunities identified in this directory offer at least $1,000 per year, and the majority of the listings go way beyond that--paying up to $20,000 or more annually, or covering the full cost of college attendance. And, all of this is "free" money. Not one dollar offered by these programs will ever need to be repaid. Here's your chance to find out about billions of dollars in aid awarded based solely on your:
(1) career plans
(2) academic record
(3) creative activities
(4) volunteer activities
(5) writing ability
(6) research skills
(7) religious or ethnic background
(8) military or organizational activities
(9) athletic/sports participation
(10) and even pure luck in random drawings
In addition, the directory targets programs open specifically for students already enrolled in college. Most other directories mix together programs for a number of groups (high school students, college students, and even graduate students or postdoctorates). Now, you won't have to spend your time sifting through programs that aren't aimed at you.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
Updated annually. The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs. Latest edition : 2015 edition.
Note: electronic version is always more up-to-date.

Getting Financial Aid
New York : College Board. Annual, approximately 990pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2342 .C622
A must-have book in today's economy, Getting Financial Aid is for parents and students challenged by the cost of college. The recently revised FAFSA form is explained with step-by-step instructions, and the College Board's CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form is explained by the people who administer it. The guide includes information and advice from experts on how to apply for aid, plus easy-to-compare college profiles giving the "financial aid picture" for more than 3,000 four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools. The guide also shows award amounts and scholarship requirements -- no other directory has this level of detail. Completely revised to reflect current federal laws and college policies! Keep latest edition : 11th, 2017

Money for Christian College Students
Gail Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press, 2005. 249pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 M643 Ed. 3 (2010/2014)

Scholarships 101 : The Real World Guide to Getting Cash for College
Kimberly Stezala.
New York, N.Y. : American Management Association (AMACOM), 2008. 242pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .S82 2008
Not a directory, but a book full of advice for students who have different strengths and needs who want to find the right scholarship opportunities among the many available.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans : A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research, annual.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .S35
Provides access to more than 7500 sources of education-related financial aid for students and professionals at all levels of study from undergraduate and vocational/technical to post doctorate and professional study. Comprehensive listings are provided for: architecture, area and ethnic studies, art, business, communications, computer science, education, engineering, health science, humanities, industrial arts, language, law, literature, liberal arts, library science, life science, mathematics, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, physical sciences, social sciences, theology and religion. Also includes information about federal financial aid, the AmeriCorps program, and state agencies administering financial aid. Latest edition only available in Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center. [Note: Set up as standing order 11/30/99]

Want to find even more books scholarships, financial aid, or student loans? Try searching The MSU Library Online Catalog using the following subject headings:


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