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Find Your College or University on Google
http://www.google.com/
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 06/11/14)

Michigan Student Financial Aid Association
Michigan Colleges and Universities
Financial Aid Web Pages
http://www.msfaa.org/resources/colleges.php
Select the college or university you are interested in and then look for the admission and financial aid web sites.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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.


Web Sites

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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 06/11/14)

Adventures in Education
http://adventuresineducation.org/
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 06/11/14)

(Horatio) Alger Association Scholarships
http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
https://www.horatioalger.org//scholarships/apply.cfm
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 California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Virginia. Restricted to high school seniors.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Allegan County Community Foundation
http://www.alleganfoundation.org/scholarship.htm
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 06/11/14)

Alphabetical Index to Scholarships and Other Financial Aid Programs
http://www.window.state.tx.us/scholars/aid/faidalpha.html
A compilation of web links by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

American Concrete Institute Foundation
http://www.scholarshipcouncil.org/
The normal application window usually falls around May 10 through October 18.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest
http://www.afsascholarship.org/
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 06/11/14)

American Legion Auxiliary (Michigan) Memorial Scholarship
http://www.michalaux.org/
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 06/11/14)

American Legion of Michigan Oratorical Contest
http://www.michiganlegion.org/oratorical/index.html
The American Legion Oratorical contests can be financially as well as educationally rewarding. High School students who are U. S. citizens or lawful residents can hone their speaking skills, while learning about the U.S. Constitution. Department level scholarship awards range from $600 to $1000. At the National level they range from $14,000 to $18,000.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
http://www.legion.org/oratorical
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 06/11/14)

America's Junior Miss Scholarship Programs
http://www.ajm.org/about/scholarships/
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 06/11/14)

Americorps: Corporation for National Service
http://www.americorps.gov/about/role_impact/state_profiles_detail.asp?tbl_profiles_state=MI
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 06/11/14)

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Scholarship Listings
http://www.aaacf.org/scholarships
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 06/11/14)

Ashley Marie Easterbrook Internet Scholarship Fund Application
http://www.ashleysdream.org/scholarships/index.html
Deadline: March 31st
A $1000 scholarship is available in memory of Ashley Marie Easterbrook who was killed in Troy by a drunk driver. A scholarship has been established in her name to carry on her desire to help others. Applicants must currently be a high school student or home-schooled in the U.S., graduating in the spring, cumulative 4-year GPA between 3.5 and 3.74 (unweighted), will be attending an accredited 4-year university or college, 500 word essay to be submitted with application, one letter of recommendation from teacher, counsellor or administrator. Preference given to students who have work experience (volunteer or paid) and who are involved in organized programs/activities that help other students improve the quality of their lives.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Asian Women in Business Scholarship
http://www.awib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=811
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 06/11/14)

Auto Owners Insurance Group
The Dick and Lorayne Otto Scholarship Fund
http://crcfoundation.org/content/richard-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 06/11/14)

AVScholars.com Pay for School
http://www.avscholars.com/AvScholars/Channels/Pay_for_School/index.htm
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 06/11/14)

AXA AchievementScholarship Program, in association with U.S. News & World Report
http://www.axa-achievement.com/
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!
Deadline: Dec. 15
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Battle Creek Community Foundation
Scholarship Opportunities
http://www.bccfoundation.org/
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 06/11/14)

Bay Area Community Foundation
Scholarship Funds
http://bayfoundation.org/scholarships/
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 06/11/14)

Benzie County
Len Blewett Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=905
Recipients shall be selected according to the following criteria: 1) The Benzie County student be accepted as a freshman to MSU. 2) Academic achievement and potential for academic achievement at MSU. 3) Demonstration of leadership potential through extracurricular and community activities. 4) Financial need may be considered.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Berrien Community Foundation Funds
http://www.berriencommunity.org/
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Berrien County
F.A. “Mike” Jones Memorial Expendable Scholarship Fund
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=289
Recipients shall be selected on a basis of good academic standing as determined by the Office of Admissions and Scholarships. They will be entry-level students from Berrien County, Michigan.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Best Buy Children's Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Program
http://www.bby.com/community-relations/programs/best-buy-scholarship-program/
A total of up to 1,200 students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. If you’re a 9-12 grade student who plans to attend post-secondary education, have solid grades and are involved in community service or work experience, we encourage you to apply! How To Apply : The application period runs from Dec. 27, 2010 to February 16, 2011 (by 9:00 a.m. EST). A helpful hint...don’t wait until the last couple days to apply as the site experiences heavy traffic at the close of the program. No late applications will be accepted. Winners will be announced on at15.com in May 2011.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Bill Raskob Foundation, see Raskob Foundation

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships (National Competition)
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship
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 06/11/14)

Branch County Community Foundations
Grants and Scholarships
http://www.brcofoundation.org/
Click on the Grants and Scholarships link.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Bretzlaff Foundation (Hilda E)
http://www.hebf.org/
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 06/11/14)

Burger King Mclamore Foundation
Burger King Scholars Program
Burger King Employee Scholarships
http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/Home
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 06/11/14)

Calhoun County
Calhoun County Alumni Club Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=354
Must be a high school senior or student at a post high school institution when application for the scholarship is made. Must have an application for admission to Michigan State University on file. Must have good academic standing as determined by the Office of Admissions and Scholarships. Financial need may be considered.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Calhoun County Scholarships
Community Foundation Alliance of Calhoun County
http://www.cfa-cc.org/scholarships/
In conjunction with the Battle Creek Community Foundation, Albion Community Foundation, Athens Area Community Foundation, Homer Area Community Foundation, and Marshall Community Foundation, focuses on improving the quality of life and access to opportunity in Calhoun County, with an emphasis on youth, including scholarships. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Calhoun County
Southwest Michigan Urban League/Calhoun County MSU Alumni Club Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=378
Recipients shall be selected on a basis of the following criteria: High school senior or student at a post high school institution when application for the scholarship is made. Good academic standing. African-American students are encouraged to apply. Financial need may be considered.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Canton Community Foundation
http://www.cantonfoundation.org
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 06/11/14)

Charlotte High Schools
Marian Raths Kinzie Expendable Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2378
Recipients shall be selected on the basis of graduating from high schools in either, Eaton Rapids, MI or Charlotte, MI, and who have the desire to go into teaching.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Chelsea Education Foundation Scholarships
http://chelseaeducationfoundation.org/
Lists scholarships available to Cheslea, Michigan area high school students.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Cherryland Electric Cooperative
http://www.cecelec.com/content/member-scholarships
Cherryland Electric Cooperative offers a scholarship of $4,000 for co-op members and their families. Students can receive $1000 a year for up to four years. Applications for the scholarship are available each January with a deadline in early April. Recent scholarship winners have included seniors from Traverse City, Lake Leelanau, Suttons Bay and Northport. Selection for the Cherryland scholarship is based on acedemics, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and/or after-school employment. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4-point system is required. To continue receiving the scholarship, a student must maintain a minimum college course load of 12 credits per term or semester and recieve a 2.5 grade point average.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Chippewa County
Sequoia Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=883
Preference given to residents of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties. Only in event that recipients cannot be found from those counties, will consideration be given to other Upper Peninsula applicants. High School grade point average, and ACT and SAT scores will be considered. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need that is not fully compensated fully university, federal or state grant money.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Clinton County
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
The Norman J. and Rosaline M. Luttig Scholarship Fund
http://www.gkccf.org/scholarships/norman-j-and-rosaline-m-luttig-scholarship
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 Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
http://www.ed.gov/programs/camp/index.html
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 06/11/14)

CollegeBoard.Com's Paying for College
http://www.collegeboard.com/paying/0,1127,6-0-0-0,00.html
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 06/11/14)

College Savings Plans Network
http://www.collegesavings.org/
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 06/11/14)

College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/fellowships
Francisco (Paco) A. Tomei Torres, Ph.D. has started a Google Group to post information about scholarhips, fellowships, internships etc.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees
http://www.college-scholarships.com/index.html
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 06/11/14)

CollegeToolkit Scholarships Program
http://www.CollegeToolkit.com
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 06/11/14)

Collegiate Inventors Competition
http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
For an application and further information contact, Paul Kunce, Program Coordinator at (330) 849-6887, send e-mail to pkunce@invent.org, or write The BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program, c/o Inventure Place, 221 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44308-1505.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan
Scholarships
http://www.cfnem.org/CFNEMScholarships.aspx
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 06/11/14)

Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program(Jack Kent )
http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/how-to-apply/
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 06/11/14)

Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program (Jack Kent )
http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarships/
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 06/11/14)

Corporation for National and Community Service
http://www.cns.gov/
The Corporation for National Service matches talented, motivated people with opportunities to serve their community and the nation. This is the umbrella organization for the AmeriCorps program that helps serving students pay for college as well as the Learn and Serve, America Reads Challenge, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows and AmeriCorps*VISTA Technology programs. Also check out CNS's Jobs, Fellowships, and Internships page.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
http://www.davisputter.org/
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 06/11/14)

Detroit College Promise
http://www.detroitcollegepromise.com/
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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 06/11/14)

Detroit College Promise
Scholarship Listings
http://www.detroitcollegepromise.com/dcpdetroitscholarships.html
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Beth Ann Blanchard Memorial Scholarship
http://www.finaid.msu.edu/forms/schships/choice.asp?choice=48
Deadline : April 1
Reserved for for Hillsdale County or Detroit residents. For more information, contact the Hillsdale County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 276, Hillsdale, MI 49242.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Detroit Compact Incentive Scholarships
http://www.detroitchamber.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=682%3Adetroit-compact-incentive-scholarship-program&catid=21%3Awork-in-detroit&Itemid=178
Detroit Compact standards are designed to ensure that students meet basic academic requirements. Students who attain the standards are rewarded with college assistance. There are two areas for students to qualify for Compact benefits: four-year college standards or job/community college standards.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Detroit Economic Club Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/detroit-economic-club-scholarship
Counselor nominations: February 2 deadline. Student nominee scholarship packets: April 1 deadline.
Applicants must be high school seniors in public or private high schools in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties who begin full-time college enrollment in the fall of a given year. Up to two $2,000 renewable scholarships are awarded each year. Each fall, a call for nominations is distributed to high school counselors in the geographic target area. Students must first be nominated by their counselor based on scholastic, social and financial need, and then invited to apply for scholarship consideration. Therefore, no application form is available online.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
(H.T.) Ewald Foundation
http://www.ewaldfoundation.org/
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: Yes Mr. Harrison we are still offering four year scholarships to Metro Detroit area high school seiors. Unfortunately our website is currently down and under construction, hopefully up and running soon. In the meantime, you can contact : Shelagh K. Czuprenski, Executive Director, H.T. Ewald Foundation Scholarship Program; 313-821-1278
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Lee Meyer Expendable Scholarship Funded by Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2383
For freshman student to Michigan State University. Community involvement in excess of that required for graduation from high school. Minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. Living in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Demonstrated financial need.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Northwestern High School
Detroit Tigers Willie Horton Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/detroit-tigers-willie-horton-scholarship
Deadline : April 1
Applicants must be graduating seniors at Northwestern High School in Detroit. One nonrenewable scholarship of up to $5,000 is awarded each year. Applications are available at this link or at Northwestern High School. Download application (Download Adobe PDF Document)
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Ordonez Family Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/ordo%C3%B1ez-family-scholarship
Deadline : April 1
One award worth $2,500 a year for four years will be given annually through the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to a southwest Detroit high school senior.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Otis Smith Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/otis-smith-scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Applicants must be single mothers who are residents of Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties and attend or will attend Wayne State University, any campus of the University of Michigan or Columbus College of Law at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Priority is given to full-time students, but part-time students may also be considered. The program awards up to four nonrenewable scholarships of $3,000.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Southwestern High School
Virgil K. Lobring Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/virgil-k-lobring-scholarship
Deadline : April 1
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the Southwestern High School graduating senior who shows both leadership and academic achievement and demonstrates the greatest improvement from the time of his/her freshman year. Candidates are selected by a committee of faculty and staff.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
University of Michigan-Dearborn Opportunity Scholarships
http://www.umd.umich.edu/fileadmin/template/emsl/files/Admission_PDF/opportunityscholarship2008.pdf
Provides financial assistance for economically disadvantaged Detroit students who graduate from public or charter schools to attend the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Enrico And Marie Vespa Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/enrico-and-marie-vespa-scholarship
Deadline : May 1
Applicants must be employees of English Gardens or their legal, custodial dependents enrolled as full-time or part-time students in undergraduate or graduate education. The program awards up to four $2,500 scholarships. While these scholarships are nonrenewable, prior year recipients may reapply for future scholarships. Applications are also available in the Human Resources Office of English Gardens.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Ford Motor Company Fund
Opens Scholarship Program
http://www.cityconnectdetroit.org/dte-energy-youth-summer-orientation
Application deadline : April 13
This scholarship program will make sixteen scholarships to students at each of ten schools in metro Detroit. Eight scholarships of $1,000 will be available for post-secondary tuition and eight scholarships of $250 for books and supplies at each school. Schools included in the program are located in Detroit, Harper Woods, Mt. Clemens, River Rouge, and Ypsilanti, Michigan. Schools were targeted based on existing efforts to improve student academic experiences. Scholarships will be awarded to students in targeted schools who have demonstrated academic improvement and a propensity to overcome challenges that might have otherwise distracted from their academic experiences. Students need to have a minimum 2.0 grade point average to apply. Applications should be emailed to Project Director Tanjia Wilkerson (tanjia@cityconnectdetroit.org) or mailed to City Connect Detroit’s headquarters at the following address: Ford Blue Oval Scholarship Program, Attn: Tanjia Wilkerson, City Connect Detroit, 163 Madison Avenue, 3rd Fl., Detroit, MI 48236
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Wayne State University
Wade McCree Incentive Scholarships
http://www.scholarships.wayne.edu/wademccree.php
A cooperative program between the Detroit Public Schools and Wayne State University to encourage promising students to pursue a college education.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Detroit Scholarships
Young Foundation Scholarships
http://www.cayf.org
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 06/11/14)

Discover Scholarship Program
http://www.discoverfinancial.com/community/scholarship.shtml
The Discover Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Discover Card Tribute Awards Program) awards up to $300,000 in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide to support continued education and training beyond high school. Since 1991, Discover has awarded more than $14 million in scholarships to nearly 6,000 students.
Also listed in Grants for Individuals : Precollege Scholarships
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Eastern Michigan University
Alumni Association Scholarship
http://www.emich.edu/alumni/students/scholarships.php
Range: $1,000 (renewable for 4 years).
Eligibility Requirements: 1) Sponsorship by a relative who is an EMU alumna/alumnus; 2) Minimum 3.2 GPA; 3) Written recommendation; 4) Essay of 250 words.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Eaton Rapids High School
Marian Raths Kinzie Expendable Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2378
Recipients shall be selected on the basis of graduating from high schools in either, Eaton Rapids, MI or Charlotte, MI, and who have the desire to go into teaching.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Elks National Foundation College Scholarships
http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ourscholarships.cfm
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 06/11/14)

Elks National Foundation College Scholarships
Emergency Educational Fund Grants
hhttp://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/eefgrants.cfm
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 06/11/14)

Elks National Foundation College Scholarships
Most Valuable Student" Competition
http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
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 06/11/14)

EStudentLoan
http://www.eStudentLoan.com/
Get student loan comparisons and apply online to major lenders. Includes advice, news, and a scholarship search tool.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

FAFSA
http://fafsa.ed.gov/
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 06/11/14)

Farmington High School, North
Cary Moore Memorial Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/cary-moore-memorial-scholarship-fund
Scholarship application deadline: April 1
This $1,500 annual scholarship is awarded to the male varsity athlete from North Farmington High School student who best personifies school spirit and good sportsmanship as determined by an advisory committee composed of faculty and staff.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Farmington High School, North
Dick Depaolis Memorial Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/sites/cfsem.org/files/depaolis_application_2011-12.pdf
Scholarship application deadline: March 25
This $500 scholarship goes to the North Farmington High School graduating senior who demonstrates leadership, good grades and is a male varsity athlete who will enter college majoring in liberal studies, especially History and English. Candidates are selected by a committee of faculty and staff.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Farmington High School, North
Mehas Family Endowed Fund
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2
The Mehas Family Endowed Fund was created to benefit worthy and capable students who have graduated from North Farmington High School, and who have been involved in community service or if no student is eligible from North Farmington High School. then selection from Harrison High School or Farmington High School or any other public high school that serves students from the Farmington, Michigan population will be considered. For more information contact the MSU Office of Financial Aid.
(Temporarily unavailable 06/11/14)

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Funds (FEEA) Scholarships
http://www.feea.org/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 06/11/14)

Federal Student Aid Portal
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp
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 06/11/14)

FedMoney.org
Student Financial Aid : Scholarships
http://www.fedmoney.org/grants/0-scholarships.htm
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 06/11/14)

FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org
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 06/11/14)

FinAid's Directory of Financial Aid Offices
http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/fao.phtml
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Financial Aid Directory for Students of Armenian Descent
http://www.aaainc.org/fileadmin/aaainc/pdf/Finaid2004.pdf
Armenian Assembly of America, 6th edition, September 2004.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Financial Aid Facts
http://www.finaidfacts.org/
"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 06/11/14)

Foundation Center
Reference Guide for Students
http://fdncenter.org/getstarted/guides/student.html
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Free-4U.Com Scholarship News
http://www.free-4u.com/
Includes numerous scholarship listings broken out into various categories.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid, see FAFSA

Fremont Area Community Foundation Scholarships
http://www.tfacf.org/scholarships.HTML
Lists 51 scholarships reserved for residents of Newago County.
Also listed under Newago County Scholarships. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Fremont Area Scholarships
Mary Lois Neil Moss Memorial Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=4
First preference is given to a graduate of Fremont & Ravenna High School. Second preference to graduates of Kent City, Grant, Newaygo, White Cloud, Hesperia and Coopersville. The High School Recipient should be of high moral character and good reputation and be in the top 10% of their graduating class and entering freshmen.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html
A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office. Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Funding for Individuals
http://www.grantproposal.com/individual_inner.html
Based on narrowly defined criteria, some funders support individual research, scholarships, student loans, fellowships, internships, residencies, book authorship, schoolteacher contests, and artistic works. Check in your town to discover if support is available through local social service agencies, professional societies, trade consortiums, United Way offices, churches, art councils, civic clubs, or Chambers of Commerce.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Future Farmers of America (FFA)
National Collegiate Scholarship Program
https://www.ffa.org/programs/grantsandscholarships/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx
Deadline: Feb. 15
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. Scholarships are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. Different awards may be used at colleges, universities and postsecondary agricultural programs. The scholarships are sponsored by numerous agricultural businesses through the National FFA Foundation, and new scholarships are added every year.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals--Agriculture.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

General College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships : Undergraduate and Graduate Education
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/graduate.html
An outstanding resource on the internet created and maintained by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Genesee County
David Edward Kraft Memorial Scholarship Fund of Genesee County
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=1482
Must be a resident of Genesee County. Must have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrated leadership roles in school and involvement in the community
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Gerber Foundation Scholarship Program, see Fremont Area Scholarships

Get Recruited by Colleges and Universities
http://www.get-recruited.com/
Every year, hundreds of thousands of students are looking for, and hoping to gain admission to, the "right" colleges, universities, graduate schools, and professional schools. Similarly, thousands of colleges, universities, graduate schools, and professional schools are looking for the "right" students. And, while many students are seeking scholarships and financial aid, colleges, universities, and graduate schools want to allocate their scholarships, grants, teaching assistantships and other financial aid resources fairly and wisely. The aim of the Get-Recruited program is simple ... to help make this process work for both students and institutions of higher education ... to bring students together with colleges, universities, graduate schools, and professional schools and help them identify the scholarships and financial aid for which they may qualify.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

(Barry M.) Goldwater Scholarship (Nomination Required)
http://www.act.org/goldwater/
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 06/11/14)

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Scholarships
http://www.ghacf.org/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 06/11/14)

Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarships
http://www.grfoundation.org/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 06/11/14)

Grand Traverse High Schools
Grand Traverse MSU Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=741
Graduating senior or graduate of any HS within the geographic region of the Grand Traverse MSU Alumni Club or transfer from Northwestern Michigan College.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Scholarship Opportunities
http://www.gtrcf.org/scholarships/
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 06/11/14)

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 06/11/14)

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

Guaranteed Scholarships
http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
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 06/11/14)

Guardian Life Insurance Company
Girls Going Places College Scholarship Program
http://www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_places.html
Describes The Guardian Life Insurance Company's annual initiative designed to help women create, invest and protect wealth by rewarding the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18. Guardian awards college scholarships to 15 girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; are taking the first steps toward financial independence; and make a difference in their school and communities. Scholarship prizes totaling $30,000 are awarded among three top winners and 12 finalists each year. The nomination period for the Girls Going Places Scholarship Program begins September and ends February. Winners and finalists are announced in May. Scholarships are presented to each winner and finalist in her community among her peers.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals-Precollege.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

H. T. Ewald Foundation, see Detroit Scholarships

Hacking Financial Aid: 33 Ways to Get Money for College
http://oedb.org/library/financial-aid/hacking-financial-aid
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

Haslett High School
Scholarship Listings
Long link
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Hazel Park Promise Zone Scholarships
http://hazelparkpromise.com/
If Hazel Park students get to college, the city will pay some of the bill for the first two years. The city is hoping the program will encourage the families to move to the area because it could be the chance for some of the students to go to college who might otherwise not go to college. The seniors will receive $2,000 a year over the next two years for a total of $4,000 for college. Hazel Park School District is one of ten promise zones set up by the state of Michigan in 2009. They are set up in areas that meet or exceed the state's average poverty level. To be eligible students must live in Hazel Park to get the promise money and the amount of money they receive is based on the number of the years in the district. Source : Julie Banovic, "Hazel Park offering students Promise Zone scholarships", Channel 7 Action News, ABC WXYZ, April 12, 2012.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Hillsdale County
MSU Alumni Club of Hillsdale County Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2046
Strong academic record, appropriate standardized test scores, significant extracurricular activities, and completion of the MSU application for Admission and the MSU Alumni Club of Hillsdale County Scholars application.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Hillsdale County Community Foundation Scholarship Listings
http://www.abouthccf.org/
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 06/11/14)

(Ernest F.) Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html
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
http://holocaust.hklaw.com/
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 06/11/14)

Horatio Alger, see Alger

Ingham County High Schools
Minnie E. Newman Memorial Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2272
Graduate of public or private high schools in Ingham County having a scholastic average of B or better, leadership qualities and such additional qualifications as the MSU Board of Trustees may establish.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Intel Science Talent Search
http://www.societyforscience.org/sts
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 06/11/14)

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
http://www.iefa.org/scholarships
The premier internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Intertape Polymer Group
Chris Kurzweil Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/chris-kurzweil-scholarship
Deadline : April 1
Applicants must be dependents of Intertape Polymer Group (formerly American Tape) employees and high school seniors who will begin full-time college enrollment in the fall. The program awards up to two $2,000 renewable scholarships. Scholarship administered by Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Iosco County Community Foundation
http://www.cfnem.org/ICCF/Scholarships.aspx
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 06/11/14)

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, see Cooke Foundation

Jackson County
Jackson Community Foundation
Scholarships
http://www.jacksoncf.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1431730
Retricted to Jackson County residents. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Jackson County
Keith W. and Gertrude Ann Miller Memorial Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=1178
Recipients shall be deserving students from Jackson County, Michigan, who desire to or who are attending MSU.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Jackson County
Rachel Scarpino Memorial Scholarship Endowment
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=1466
Scholarships shall be granted to Lumen Christi and Jackson HS students in alternating years in order to benefit students at both schools equally.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Jackson County
Sigmund Foundation Scholarship
http://www.sigmundfoundation.org
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 06/11/14)

Jalen Rose Foundation, see Detroit Scholarships

Junior League of Lansing Annual Scholarships, see Lansing Scholarships

Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarships
http://www.kalfound.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipsOverview/tabid/229/Default.aspx
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 06/11/14)

Kalamazoo Promise
https://www.kalamazoopromise.com/
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 06/11/14)

KFC Colonel Scholars Program
http://www.kfcscholars.org/
2011 Applications accepted : Dec. 1, 2010 - February 10, 2011
KFC Colonel's Scholars enables high school students with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance and demonstrated financial need, to pursue up to four years of study at an accredited public insitution in the state they reside. This program is offered to high school seniors planning to attend a public in-state college or university. Students who meet the criteria may apply online to become a KFC’s Colonel’s Scholar. Students selected for this scholarship are eligible to receive up to $20,000 to complete a bachelor’s degree program.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Kohl's Kids Who Care Program (Community Service)
http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/index.asp
The program recognizes youth, ages 6 to 18, for outstanding service to the community, with national finalists receiving $5,000 for their post-secondary education. Nominees must be between the ages of 6 and 18, and will be judged in two age groups: 6-11 and 12-18. Two winners will be selected through each Kohl's store — one from each age range — to receive a $50 gift card. Those winners will go on to compete for one of ninety-four regional scholarships worth $1,000 each. Regional winners will compete for one of ten national scholarships worth $5,000 each. In addition, Kohl's will contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each national winner.
Also listed under Precollege and Philanthropy.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

(Chris) Kurzweil Scholarship, see Intertape Polymer Group

Lansing Community College
Scholarships
http://www.lcc.edu/scholarships/
Outlines various scholarship programs available at Lansing Community College located in Lansing, Michigan.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
City of Lansing H.O.P.E. Scholarship
http://www.lansingmi.gov/hope
The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program is a crime prevention and education initiative in cooperation with the Lansing Police Department, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, Lansing School District, and City of Lansing in cooperation with local businesses and private citizens. The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program offers Lansing School District youth an opportunity for a college education and a brighter future. Students are initiated into the program as sixth graders. Students promise to finish high school in exchange for two free years of tuition at Lansing Community College. The students are chosen by their school, based on their ability to utilize the program.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
Everett High School Counseling Center Scholarship Listings
https://www.edline.net/pages/Everett_HS/Scholarhips
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
Good Kids Scholarship
Nominations for the 14th 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: “Know a good kid? Scholarship nominations due June 22”, Lansing State Journal, June 5, 2007.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
Jack and Anne Hornbeck Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2140
The recipient shall be an incoming freshman. Preference may be given to a student from either the public schools of Lansing, Michigan or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; but is not required if there is a recipient(s) from elsewhere in need.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
Junior League of Lansing Annual Scholarships
http://www.jllansing.org/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]
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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 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan
http://www.midmichiganspartans.com/
Awards $500 textbook scholarships for MSU students from the Mid-Michigan area.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
Sexton High School Counseling Center Scholarship Listings
https://www.edline.net/pages/JWSexton_HS/Counseling_Centerm
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
Sexton and Eastern High School Graduates
Larry D. Fowler Endowment Scholarships
A new endowed scholarship program in Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science will provide $5,000 scholarships to students from Lansing’s J.W. Sexton and Eastern high schools starting in the fall. The Larry D. Fowler Endowment in the College of Natural Science was established with a $1 million gift by an anonymous donor in recognition of Lansing attorney Larry Fowler. Fowler is a 1957 graduate of MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business and received his master’s degree in business administration in 1961. “As a recipient of a books and tuition scholarship awarded through Eastern High School, I know that it provided me with direction and an appreciation for a better education,” said Fowler. “The Larry D. Fowler scholarship will assist local students in experiencing the joy and discovery of science and mathematics, while providing the resources to allow them to focus on their studies.” The scholarship will provide undergraduate scholarships to one student from each high school that enrolls in the College of Natural Science and maintains a grade point average of 2.5. The college will choose scholarship recipients based on their choice to major in science. Each student’s scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years.
The endowment also provides undergraduate research stipends in the College of Natural Science. “The research stipends help defray costs of students who participate in research,” said George Leroi, dean of the College of Natural Science. “The Fowler awards will enable undergraduate students to tackle scientific problems through hands-on experience in scientific discovery and critical thinking. Independent research is a wonderful learning tool for students who are passionate about science.” For more information about making a gift to the Larry D. Fowler Endowment, contact the College of Natural Science Development Office at (517) 353-9855.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
Sexton High School Graduates
http://wnalansing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Westsider_2010Winter.pdf#page=4
Application deadline : March 15
The Westside Neighborhood Association (Lansing) is seeking applications for two $1,000 scholarships for Class of 2011 graduates. One scholarship is based on academic success, leadership, and personal goals. The second scholarship takes into account financial need of the applications. Applicants must either attend Sexton High School or reside within the boundaries of the Westside Neighborhood, which are Oakland Ave, MLK Jr. Blvd, the Grand River, and the west border of the City of Lansing.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Lansing Scholarships
Westside Neighborhood Association Scholarship
http://wnalansing.com/2013/01/03/2013-wna-scholarship/
Application details
Applications are due Friday, March 1
The Westside Neighborhood Association is seeking scholarship applications for two $1,000 awards in the 2013/2014 academic year.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Lawrence P. Doss Scholarship Foundation, see Detroit Scholarships

LeGrand Smith, see Smith

Imelda "Mel" And Ralph Lemar Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/imelda-mel-and-ralph-lemar-scholarship
Deadline : April 1
Applicants must be graduating seniors at Fowlerville High School who will major in chemistry, physics, electrical or mechanical engineering. The program awards one nonrenewable scholarship of up to $900. Notice of eligibility is made known through public notices and classroom presentations at Fowlerville High School, and the candidate is chosen by a committee of faculty and staff. Applications are also available in the counseling offices at Fowlerville High School.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Lenawee County
Brittain Scholarship
http://admissions.msu.edu/documents/Brittain_Scholarship_Application.pdf
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 06/11/14)

Lenawee County
(Elizabeth Ruthruff) Wilson Foundation
http://elizabethwilsonfoundation.org/
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 06/11/14)

Lenawee County
Meyers Foundation (Allen H. & Nydia)
http://www.meyersfoundation.org/
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 06/11/14)

Lenawee County
Sigmund Foundation Scholarship
http://www.sigmundfoundation.org
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 06/11/14)

Little People of America
Scholarships, Medical Grants and Conference Assistance Grants
http://www.lpaonline.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=85959&orgId=lpa
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 06/11/14)

Livonia Spree Scholarships
http://www.livoniaspree.com/Spree/Scholarships.htmlm
In 2008, eight Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to Livonia resident graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a Michigan community college, university or accredited technical school. To receive consideration, completed applications must be postmarked by April 14 along with three reference letters and the parent's financial statement. A panel of judges will select the winners on the basis of academic performance (GPA), activities or experience related to the chosen field, extra curricular activities (in and out of school) and/or employment, and financial need. Scholarships may be used to supplement other funds received for the same school.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Love Our Children Foundation
Darko Rapotez Memorial Scholarship for Abandoned Youth
http://www.loveourchildrenusa.org/news_scholarships_pnn.php
Scholarships will be awarded to abandoned youths on the basis of academic excellence and need starting in Fall 2004. Abandoned youths from anywhere in the United States, who age out of the foster care system and who ordinarily would not be able to afford a college education are eligible to submit applications. The scholarship will be available to undergraduate students who have aged out of the foster care system with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their major and a GPA of 3.0 or higher overall.
Note: The scholarship program is temporarily closed due to lack of funding for it. Please check back next year. email: 06/11/14
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Luce County
Sequoia Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=883
Preference given to residents of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties. Only in event that recipients cannot be found from those counties, will consideration be given to other Upper Peninsula applicants. High School grade point average, and ACT and SAT scores will be considered. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need that is not fully compensated fully university, federal or state grant money.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Mackinac County
Sequoia Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=883
Preference given to residents of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties. Only in event that recipients cannot be found from those counties, will consideration be given to other Upper Peninsula applicants. High School grade point average, and ACT and SAT scores will be considered. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need that is not fully compensated fully university, federal or state grant money.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Macomb County
Michigan State University Alumni Club of Macomb County Endowed Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=365
Recipients shall be full-time students from Macomb County, Michigan, who are entering their freshman year at MSU or full-time students from Macomb County wishing to transfer from their current institution. Recipients shall demonstrate exceptional qualities, such as: high GPA, high standardized test scores and active involvement in community and school affairs.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

MALDEF : The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America
https://www.maldef.org/assets/pdf/Scholarship_List_2010_2011.pdf
MALDEF provides a comprehensive list of over 100 scholarships offered to students regardless of citizenship status, including undocumented students.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Mason County
MSU Alumni Club of Oceana and Mason County Distinguished Scholarship Award
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=371 One award will be made to a resident of Oceana and one to a resident of Mason County.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Mason Promise Scholarship Fund
http://crcfoundation.org/funds?page=8
A Field of Interest Fund with an Advisory Committee administred by the Capital Region Community Foundation. Established in 2005 to provide college scholarships to students of need in the Mason school district.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Mason Public Schools
Scholarship Listings
http://mason.k12.mi.us/pages/schools/hs/hscounselinggrid.html
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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 06/11/14)

McDonald's USA National Employee Scholarship Program
http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/student_zone/scholarships.html
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 06/11/14)

McKelvey Foundation
Entrepreneurial Scholarship
http://www.mckelveyfoundation.org/entrepreneurial/
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 12/02/08)

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Institute for Women's Studies and Services
National Scholarships
http://www.msudenver.edu/women/scholarships/
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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

Michigan Association of Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parents
http://www.mafak.msu.edu/
Foster, adoptive or kinship students who will go on to further their education after high school graduation can apply for $500 scholarships. For more information, write : P.O. Box 746, Mt. Clemens MI 48046-0746
(Last checked 04/04/06)

Michigan Association of Realtors Scholarship Trust (MARST)
http://www.mirealtors.com/
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 06/11/14)

Michigan Community Foundations
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/privcomm.htm
Contact your local community foundation for information about scholarships in your areas. Many administer scholarship funds available for students in their areas.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan Education and Training Voucher for Foster Children
http://www.michigan.gov/fyit/0,1607,7-240-44289-160381--,00.html
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 06/11/14)

Michigan Education Association (MEA) Scholarship
http://www.mea.org/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 06/11/14)

Michigan Education Savings Program
http://www.misaves.com/
http://www.misaves.com/ourplan/invest_options.html
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan Education Trust Fund
http://www.michigan.gov/setwithmet
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 06/11/14)

Michigan Oil & Gas Producers Education Foundation
Tony Howard Scholarship
http://www.mogpef.org/Portals/0/TonyHowardScholarshipApp.pdf
Deadline : July 16
This scholarship of $500 requires a minimum GPA of 3.0, acceptance at a Michigan college and pursuing a degree in an energy related field of study with the ambition of seeking to obtain full time employment in the oil and gas business, an energy related business or an allied business and have financial need.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan Retailers Foundation
Scholarships
http://www.retailers.com/mra/events/scholarships-competition.html
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 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Associated Students of Michigan State University
Scholarship for Student Leaders
http://spartanpartners.msu.edu/?page=ASMSU2011
Deadline : April 11
Established in 1965, the Associated Students of Michigan State University is the undergraduate student government. ASMSU serves the undergraduate student body through a student-voted fee, and provides many valuable services to all MSU students such as legal counsel, loans, representation on academic and non-academic issues affecting undergraduate student life at MSU. ASMSU also provides the undergraduate student body with free yearbooks, scholarships, blue books, copies and faxes, funding for student organizations as well as special events throughout the academic calendar to enrich the campus community. In 2010 ASMSU established the ASMSU Scholarship for Student Leaders as a means to support undergraduate students who exhibit active educational and professional leadership throughout the university community and helps ensure that the financial demands and impacts on these students are minimized. This spring, eight scholarship awards of $3,000 for fall semester 2011 through spring semester 2012 will be granted.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
College of Natural Sciences
Undergraduate Research Support
Scholarships and Grants
http://ns.msu.edu/index.php/students/scholarships/
Deadline for application : 10th day of the Fall and Srping semesters
The CNS Office of Academic and Student Affairs helps students by providing funding to support undergraduate research activities. Three awards provide different levels of funding for students to work on research teams with MSU faculty mentors.
(1) Larry D. Fowler Endowment Undergraduate Research Stipends : Approximately seven awards of $3,500 will be made each summer to support undergraduate students participating in summer research in the College of Natural Science. The funds from the Fowler Grants are to be used for student stipends. Awards will be released when the mentor informs the CNS Office of Student Affairs that the student has initiated their project. Awardees will have demonstrated merit in their studies. Any student in the College of Natural Science can apply.
(2) MPI Research Inc. Undergraduate Research Grants : Two awards of $500 are available each Fall and Spring Semester, and one award of $1,000 for the summer. The funds from the MPI Grants can be used laboratory consumables, poster or publication costs, and travel to local or national meetings. Funds for this award cannot be used for student stipends. Recipients of this award will be selected from high-achieving applicants majoring or having a concentration in Neurobiology and Animal Behavior, Physiology, Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, or Zoology. Ideally, the students’ work will have a focus on bioanalyticals and qualitative analysis with tissues and biological fluids or small molecule identification. Recipients are expected to present their results to representatives of MPI Research Inc., in addition to one of the research forums mentioned above.
(3) CNS Undergraduate Research Support Program : Approximately eight $1,000 awards are funded each Fall and Spring semester and approximately five $3,000 awards are funded for the summer semester. Funds from these awards are generally to be used for student stipends; exceptions should be explained and justified. Awards will be released when the mentor informs the CNS Office of Student Affairs that the student has initiated their project. Student awardees and their mentors are required to file a brief assessment report as a follow-up to their projects. Each award requires a sponsoring department or faculty mentor to contribute $200/semester (Fall and Spring) or $300 (Summer), either from a research grant or from a general funds account. The rest of the award will be provided from CNS funds. Any student in the College of Natural Science can apply. Awards will be selected on the basis of both merit and financial need.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Family Fund Scholarship
http://admissions.msu.edu/documents/Family_Fund_Application.pdf
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Forestry Department
Forests Forever Scholars Programs
http://www.for.msu.edu/undergraduate/scholarships
Covers both undergraduate and graduate level opportunities.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Foster Care Youth Endowed Scholarship Program
http://spartanyouth.msu.edu/Resource.aspx?ResourceID=146
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 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Gay-Lesbian-Bi-Transgendered Faculty & Staff Association
Pride Scholarships
http://www.msu.edu/user/glfsa/
To recognize young people attending Michigan State University who contribute to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community. At least one $2500 scholarship will be awarded each year. Application deadline: May 1. For more information, contact the Gay-Lesbian-Bi-Transgendered Faculty & Staff Association at glfsa@msu.edu
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Honors College
National/International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS)
https://nifs.msu.edu/
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 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Honors College
Scholarships for Current Honors College Members
http://honorscollege.msu.edu/scholarships/current_members.html
General portal page describing:
Study Abroad: Benschop International Enrichment Award and Cole International Study Award
Research and Thesis: Genevieve Gillette Fellowships, Honors College Conference Travel Award, Honors College Research Fund, and Stein Scholarship
General and Program-Related Scholarships: Adams Scholarships, Alumni Association Scholarships, Cole Excellence Awards, Glass Scholarship, and Seevers Scholarships.
Other Scholarships
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Office for International Students and Scholars
Financial Aid
http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/students/financial.htm
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 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
James Madison College
Scholarships
http://jmc.msu.edu/scholarships/
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 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Loan Programs
http://finaid.msu.edu/msuloans.asp
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Academic Merit Scholarships
http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_merit.asp
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Scholarships for Michigan Residents
http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_resident.asp
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Scholarships for Non-Michigan Residents
http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_nonResident.asp
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Specific Criteria Scholarships
http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_specificCriteria.asp
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
Transfer Student Scholarships
http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_transfer.asp
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid Web Site
http://www.finaid.msu.edu/
The place to start for Michigan State University students, particularly undergraduates.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid Web Site
Current Scholarship Postings
http://www.finaid.msu.edu/forms/schships/view.asp
A list of scholarships compiled by the MSU Office of Financial Aid arranged by deadline date.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid Web Site
Spartan Advantage
http://finaid.msu.edu/spad.asp
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 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Panhllenic Council Scholarships
https://spartanpartners.msu.edu/endowment-scholarship/endowments/372-2/
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan Student Financial Aid Association
Financial Aid Resources
http://www.msfaa.org/resources/links.php
Welcome to MSFAA’s Financial Aid Resource page. The purpose of this page is to provide access to sites where general financial aid information can be obtained. A multitude of college/university and financial aid information is available through private industry, university, association and government sites.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan Sugar Company Scholarships
http://www.michigansugar.com/community/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 06/11/14)

Michigan Teamsters
Robert Holmes Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/robert-holmes-scholarship
Deadline : April 1
Applicants must be dependents of eligible Michigan Teamsters and high school seniors who will attend a Michigan college or university in the fall of 2005 as a full-time student. The program awards up to six $1,000 nonrenewable scholarships. Applications are available through this link or at any Teamster Union Local throughout the state of Michigan.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Midland Area Community Foundation
http://www.midlandfoundation.com/
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 06/11/14)

Midland County
Midland Distinguished Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=367
Recipients shall be selected solely on a basis of academic achievement and initiative, without regard to financial need.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Milford, Michigan
Bretzlaff Foundation (Hilda E)
http://www.hebf.org/
Provides scholarships for both elementary/high school and college students from Milford, Michigan.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Military Service Academies Scholarships
http://www.avscholars.com/AvScholars/Channels/Additional_Resources/Military_Services/mil_academies.htm
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 06/11/14)

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

Miss Sparkle Success Pageant Scholarship
http://www.misssparklesuccess.org
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 06/11/14)

MoneyMatters101.com State Scholarships
http://moneymatters101.com/states/
Provides a listing of state-by-state possibilities.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Monroe County Scholarships
Community Foundation of Monroe County
http://www.cfmonroe.org/
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 06/11/14)

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
http://www.cffmc.org/
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 06/11/14)

Muskegan County
Don Arnson - Muskegon County Michigan State University Alumni Club Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=10
Recipients shall be a High School Senior when application is submitted. Must have application for admission to MSU must be on file. Must be Good academic standing according to the Office of Admissions and Scholarships. Must demonstrate leadership potential through school and community involvement. Must be from Muskegon County and have demonstrated rge capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress. Recipients shall express acceptance and appreciation of the award in writing within six weeks of notification. Address to: Gene Kendra, 2124 Carter Dr., Muskegon, MI 49441-4419. For more information contact the MSU Office of Financial Aid.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Muskegon County
Jim and Jeri Pedler - Muskegon Area MSU Alumni Club Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=983
With two or more applicants being judged equal--preference will be given to inner city (Muskegon, Muskegon Heights) applicants or based upon financial need.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Muskegon County
Merrill and Zona Bailey/Muskegon Area Michigan State University Alumni Club Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2501 The potential recipient(s) shall be selected on the basis of being a resident of Muskegon County, entering MSU either as an incoming freshman student or as a transfer from Muskegon Community College, and demonstrating superior academic standing.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

National American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year
http://www.michiganlegion.org/pages/scholar.html
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 06/11/14)

National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL) Foundation Scholarships
http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-program
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 06/11/14)

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships
http://www.nesa.org/scholarships.html
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 06/11/14)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
https://ugsp.nih.gov/home.asp?m=00
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
http://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships/
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

National Scholarships and Databases Worth Considering By MSU Honors College and Academic Scholars
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/national.htm
(Last checked 06/11/14)

National Security Educational Program, see Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

National Society : Daughters of the American Revolution
http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm#general
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
http://www.nscs.org/scholarships
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Nationally Coveted Scholarships
National Scholarships and Databases Worth Considering By MSU Honors College and Academic Scholars
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/national.htm
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Nationally Coveted Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Nazareth Association Scholarships
http://www.nazarethassociation.org/11.html
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

North Central Michigan Community Foundation
Scholarships
http://www.cfnem.org/NCMCF/Scholarships.aspx
NCMCF holds many scholarship funds to provide assistance to students from Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Counties. Contact your high school guidance counselor to apply for these scholarships unless otherwise noted. NCMCF is an affiliate 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 06/11/14)

North Farmington High School, see Farmington High School, North

Northville Hearing Center Scholarships
http://www.northvillehearing.com/scholarship.htm
Northville Hearing Center Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2008-2009 school year. Scholarship recipients may use their award to attend any Michigan university, college, community college, junior college, two or four year accredited degree granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license. The Northville Hearing Center determines the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. The current maximum award available per student is $500.00 (five hundred dollars). For more information, visit web site. The deadline is May 12.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Oceana County
MSU Alumni Club of Oceana and Mason County Distinguished Scholarship Award
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=371 One award will be made to a resident of Oceana and one to a resident of Mason County.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Ontonagon Area Scholarship Foundation
http://scholarship.oasd.k12.mi.us/index.htm
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award ($500)
http://www.oploftbed.com/scholarship/index.php
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?
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Orphan Foundation of America
http://www.orphan.org/
In addition to other programs and awards designed to aid foster youth and older orphans, the OFA offers awards from $500 to $5,000 for academic or vocational training beyond high school to foster and former foster youth throughout the United States who are under the age of 25.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Paying for College
http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Paying for College Student Resource Guide
http://roybal-allard.house.gov/UploadedFiles/2009_Paying_for_College-master.pdf
Covers scholarships, internships, fellowships, books, and websites courtesy of U.S. Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allara, California. 2009-10 edition.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Peterson.Com: Peterson's Education and Career Center
http://www.petersons.com
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Phillips Foundation
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program
http://www.thephillipsfoundation.org/#reagan_home.cfm
Deadline: August 1
The Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship is given to college sophomores who are making a difference on their campuses as leaders and have taken a stand against ideological conformity. The award is given annually by The Phillips Foundation, a nonprofit that looks to advance constitutional principles, free enterprise, and a democratic society. This scholarship program was launched in 1999 to provide renewable awards to undergraduates demonstrating leadership on behalf of the cause of freedom, American values, and constitutional principles. The foundation awarded more than $200,000 in new and renewed scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year. Up to two $10,000 awards will be awarded, but scholarship renewals will also be given in the amounts of $7,500, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 for the 2010–2011 academic year. Applicants must be college sophomores enrolled full-time and in good standing at any accredited, four-year degree-granting institution in the United States or its territories. Third-year students are eligible to have their awards renewed to help in the costs of their senior years on campus. Applicants must complete an online application that will ask for proof of good standing at their accredited colleges, a short essay highlighting their personal background and scope of activities consistent with the reasons for the award, any documentation proving the students’ leadership abilities, and at least two letters of recommendation.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Pontiac Michigan High Schools
Jean and Tom Rosenthal Scholarhsip Program
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/jean-and-tom-rosenthal-scholarship-program
Deadline : April 1
Candidates must be graduating seniors at Pontiac Northern or Pontiac Central High School. The program awards two $1,000 scholarships that are renewable for an additional year. Notices of scholarship eligibility are distributed to all counselors and principals at each high school, and candidates are chosen by a committee of counselors and staff.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Pontiac Waterford Elks Lodge 810
http://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?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
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Princeton Review Financial Aid Page
http://www.princetonreview.com/scholarships-financial-aid.aspx
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PDF)
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/LoanForgivenessMarch18.pdf
This program was created by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA) and is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in full-time public service employment by forgiving the remaining balance of their eligible Federal loans. Many nonprofit workers can take advantage of this opportunity, so here’s what you can do to qualify:
(1) Make 120 monthly payments on your loan after October 1, 2007
(2) Be employed by a “public service organization” at the time that loan forgiveness is requested and granted, as well as during the period you make the required 120 monthly payments
(3) Ensure your loan is not in default at the time of the request.
To learn more about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, contact the Department of Education at 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
(Last checked 06/11/14)

(Ayn) Rand Institute's Atlas Shrugged Essay ($10,000)
http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_contests_atlas
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Rare Foundation
Everyday Hero Writing Scholarship
http://www.winningfutures.org/RARE_Scholarship.html
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Raskob Foundation (Bill)
http://www.billraskob.org
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

(Gordon A.) Rich Memorial Foundation “GAR” Scholarships
http://www.gordonrich.org
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.
http://www.rosaparksscholarshipfoundation.org/
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
Donald Benjamin Briggs Endowed Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=291
Commitment to enroll in College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Engineering, Human Medicine or Veterinary Medicine. Recipients shall provide a written statement of career goals. Recipients shall provide evidence of part-time employment. Shall provide evidence of academic success.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Saginaw County
Gene Glick Memorial Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=385
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Saginaw County
Saginaw’s Legacy Civic Fund
http://www.legacycivicfund.org/scholarshipapp.pdf
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

SallieMae College Answer
http://www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

SallieMae Student Loan Finder
http://www.salliemae.com/
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Sanilac County Community Foundation
Scholarship Funds
http://www.sanilaccountycommunityfoundation.org/funds.htm
Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
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Savingforcollege.com
Internet Guide for 529 programs
http://www.Savingforcollege.com/
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

ScholarshipExperts.com
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/?sourceid=dc_ hcf
Free scholarship resource that allows students to search for updated and accurate scholarship information. Students and parents who use ScholarshipExperts.com can save time in the scholarship research process, and gain access to customized lists of scholarships that match their student profiles.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Scholarships for College-Bound High School Seniors
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/college.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Scholarships for Reentry Students
http://www.back2college.com/library/reentryschl.htm
A compilation of resources courtesy of Back to College Resources for Rentry Students.
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Scholarships on the Net (1500 Links)
http://whatsonthe.net/scholarmks.htm
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education (Evalee C. )
http://www.evaleeschwarztrust.org/
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Shiawassee Community Foundation Scholarship Funds
http://www.shiawasseecommunityfoundation.org/pages/scholarship_funds.htm
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Shiawassee County Scholarships
Shiawassee Alumni Association Endowment Fund
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2102
Recipients shall have graduated from a high school within Shiawassee County, have shown above average academic achievement, demonstrable civic involvement, and leadership.
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Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology
http://www.siemens-foundation.org/competition
Deadline: Oct. 3
Allows students to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. The competition is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation. Students may submit research reports either individually or in teams of two or three members. Students whose projects are selected for further competition, are invited to give an oral and poster presentation at one of six regional events hosted by partner universities. At each of these regional competitions an individual and a team are selected as Regional Winners and receive scholarships of $1,000 each as a regional finalist (including team members) and $3,000 each as an individual regional winner. The winning team receives $6,000 to be divided among team members. Regional winners then advance to the National Competition in New York City. The top individual and team winners at the national level receive additional scholarships of $100,000. Runners up receive scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.
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Sigmund Foundation Scholarship, see Jackson County and Lenawee County

SimpleTuition
http://www.simpletuition.com/home
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study
http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm
The Smithsonian Institute's Office of Research Training and Services offers a variety of fellowship and paid research opportunities to graduate students and upper level undergraduates each year. Opportunities range from Native American studies and Latino studies to Molecular Evolution and Horticulture. Many of the opportunities have a January 15th receipt deadline.
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Southern Scholarship Foundation
http://www.southernscholarship.org/
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Sparrow Clinton Memorial Hospital Foundation
Whyman Health Careers Scholarship
http://www.sparrow.org/whymanscholarship
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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Sterling Heights Community Foundation
web link
Deadline: March 20
A variety of scholarships are available through the Sterling Heights Community Foundation thanks to generous donations by people and organizations in the community. Check the web site for the latest information. Note: if you are not from this area, contact your local community foundation and ask about the availability of scholarships.
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Straits Area Community Foundation
http://www.cfnem.org/SACF/Scholarships.aspx
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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(Hattie) Strong Foundation
http://www.hmstrongfoundation.org/
Makes about 125 new loans annually of up to $5,000 for meritorious and needy fourth-year college students.
Deadline: April 30.
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SuperCollege.com
http://www.supercollege.com
http://www.supercollege.com/channel.cfm?loc=2
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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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
http://telecommich.org/scholarship/
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)
http://www.truman.gov/
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
http://www.udall.gov/
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
http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-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
hhttp://www.usip.org/category/course-type/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 Louisville
Student Financial Aid Office
Outside Scholarship Opportunities
https://vhost.louisville.edu/student/services/fin-aid/outsidescholarships.php
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University of Michigan
Office of Financial Aid
Private Non U-M Scholarships
http://www.finaid.umich.edu/Types_of_Financial_Aid/Scholarships/privschol.asp
http://www.finaid.umich.edu/Home/TypesofAid/ScholarshipsandGrants/PrivateScholarships.aspx
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
http://www.virginia.edu/cue/scholarships.php
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Upper Peninsula
Sequoia Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=883
Preference given to residents of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties. Only in event that recipients cannot be found from those counties, will consideration be given to other Upper Peninsula applicants. High School grade point average, and ACT and SAT scores will be considered. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need that is not fully compensated fully university, federal or state grant money.
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USA TODAY's All-USA College Academic Team Program (Nomination Required)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2004-08-12-2005-colllege-team_x.htm
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
http://www.ed.gov/finaid.html
Includes links to financial information for students and related resources.
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Varsity TutorS Scholarship Contest
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Write an essay for a monthly chance to win a $1000 scholarship.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm
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
http://www.venturescholar.org/
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
http://www.vfw.org/
Type in scholarship in the search box.
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VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program
http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveld&did=150
Deadline: Nov. 1
This is a national Audio-essay scholarship competition for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Participants record their essays on an announced patriotic theme. A state winner is selected for national competition. Each state winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where he/she competes for 56 national scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. Contact your school principal, counselor, local VFW Post or visit our website . Entries must be submitted ONLY to your local VFW Post or your high school. Deadline: November 1st.
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WalMart Scholarships
http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8736.aspx?p=236
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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Washtenaw County
Michigan State University Alumni Club of Washtenaw County Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=373
Recipients must be entering full-time freshmen. Applicants shall be Washtenaw County residents enrolled in an accredited high school at the time that application is made for this Scholarship. Applicants must show potential to succeed, as demonstrated by involvement in community and school affairs.
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Wayne County
Eastern Wayne County Alumni Club Scholarship
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=384
Recipients shall be selected according to the following criteria: 1) Highest academic standing in their respective high school; 2) A record of outstanding contributions or accomplishments outside the classroom. Recipients shall be full-time students from the georaphic region of the Eastern Wayne County Alumni Club, who are entering their freshmen year at Michigan State University.
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Wayne County
Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Scholarship
http://cfsem.org/scholarships/southern-wayne-county-regional-chamber-scholarship
Deadline : April 1
Applicants must be high school seniors in one of the 21 communities in the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber service area (Allen Park, Belleville, Brownstown, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Sumpter, Taylor, Trenton, Van Buren, Woodhaven, Wyandotte) who will begin full-time college enrollment in the fall of 2007. The program awards up to two renewable scholarships of $1,000. Applications are available through this link or from high school counselors at schools in the target area.
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Wayne County Vision Fund
Robert Ficano Hope Foundation
Scholarship Application 2011
http://www.wcvf.net/
http://www.wcvf.net/docs/application_2011.pdf
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
http://www.webbervilleschools.org/high-school/student-services/scholarships/
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Western Michigan University Offers Special Support
To Students Aging Out of Foster Care System
web link
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Whirlpool Corporation Sons and Daughters Scholarships
http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/
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
http://www.cayf.org
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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Databases

Careers and Colleges Scholarship Search
http://www.careersandcolleges.com/
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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CollegeBoard.Com's Scholarship Search
http://cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
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
http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/
"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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CollegeScholarships.org
http://www.collegescholarships.org/
Does not require student to fill out form to use resources.
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Education Corner Scholarhip Directory
http://www.educationcorner.com/financial-aid-scholarships.html
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FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
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)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Updated quarterly. Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly. Only available within the Library.
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GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
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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MACH25
http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/
"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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan Scholarships Online
https://treas-secure.state.mi.us/osg/welcome.asp
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

ScholarshipExperts.com
http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/?sourceid=dc_ hcf
Free scholarship resource that allows students to search for updated and accurate scholarship information. Students and parents who use ScholarshipExperts.com can save time in the scholarship research process, and gain access to customized lists of scholarships that match their student profiles.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Scholarship Hunter
http://scholarshiphunter.com/
An extensive collection of links to scholarship opportunities. Includes search engine.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Scholarships.com
http://www.scholarships.com
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

ScholarSite.com
http://www.scholarsite.com/
Provides detailed and up-to-date information on approximately 600,000 financial aid opportunities. Registration not required. Also provides Spanish search engine as well.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 03/30/11)

U.S. Department of Labor Scholarship Search Tool
http://careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/ScholarshipCategory.asp?searchtype=category&nodeid=22
Students can use the U.S. Department of Labor's free scholarship search tool to find scholarships along with information on how to apply.
(Last checked 06/11/14)


Articles and Videos

10 Ways To Screw Up Financial Aid and How to Avoid Them (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mezDJxMdQE&feature=related
Daniel Wansten speaks about some of the biggest mistakes parents make when sending their kids to college.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Barnett Videos on Understanding Types of College Financial Aid
http://www.monkeysee.com/channel/show/340
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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
(5)
What is the average cost of a public versus private college?
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College Financial Aid Guide - Demystifying the Financial Aid Process
http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/college-financial-aid-guide_11570.aspx
Advice from U.S. News.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Draeger Videos on How to Repay Your Student Loans
http://www.monkeysee.com/justindraeger
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?
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Financial Aid: The University Insider's Guide (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vBSKt7SkYE
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Find the Scholarships You Need on Any College Web Site
http://www.collegescholarships.org/blog/2007/11/29/find-the-scholarships-you-need-on-any-college-website/
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Five-Minute FAFSA (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kor_9cK593M
A quick and humorous introduction to the FAFSA form, with helpful hints and advice.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

How to Get Cash For College (WZZM : TV13)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_TlNDup0Sw&feature=related
Tips for MSU Students.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

How To Win College Scholarships: Advice from My College Options (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix1OMx52vys&feature=related
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Scholarship Search Tips
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/stips.htm
Always look for free money first, before you apply for loans.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Scholarships for Beginners (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckJ_WFHmEI8
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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

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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Books

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 Cooperating Collection 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. Latest three editions available : 15th, 2012, 16th, 2013 edition, and 17th, 2014 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.

Financing a College Education : How it Works, How it's Changing
Jacqueline E. King. Phoenix : Oryx Press, 1999. 216pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.4 .F565 1999
Chapters include: How financing a college education works. How do students and families pay for college?; John B. Lee -- College costs: who pays and why it matters so; Gordon C. Winston -- Need analysis: how we decide who gets what; Sandy Baum -- The student aid industry; Michael Mumper -- The changing characteristics of undergraduate borrowers; Kenneth E. Redd; How financing a college education is changing. The new politics of higher education; A. Clayton Spencer -- Merit-based versus need-based aid: the continual issues for policymakers; Joseph D. Creech and Jerry Sheehan Davis -- Student aid after tax reform: risks and opportunities; Thomas J. Kane -- State policy response to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997; Kristin D. Conklin and Joni E. Finney -- Crisis or convenience: why are students borrowing more?; Jacqueline E. King -- Financial aid is not enough: improving the odds for minority and low-income students; Lawrence E. Gladieux and Watson Scott Swail.

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 : 22nd edition or 2013 edition.
Note: electronic version is always more up-to-date.

Getting Financial Aid
New York : College Board, 2012. Annual, approximately 990pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2342 .C622
A must-have book in today’s economy, Getting Financial Aid 2013 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 3 editions : 6th, 2012; 7th, 2013; 8th, 2014

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. 1 (2005/2007), Ed. 2 (2007/2009), and 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 2009
New York, N.Y. : Kaplan Publishing, 2009. 548pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .S347 2009
Provides detailed information on the biggest and best funding programs available for college students. Includes more than 3000 listngs in the sciences, humanities, and social science areas. Each entry is worth at least $1000 and does not require repayment.

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 three editions -- 2011, 2012, 2013 -- are available in Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center. [Note: Set up as standing order 11/30/99]

A Students' Guide to Scholarships, Grants, and Funding Publications in International Education and Other Disciplines
East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University, International Studies and Programs in cooperation with the MSU Libraries, April 1997. 79pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M5 1997
A guide to funding opportunities in the area of international studies. Covers sources for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2009
Gen and Kelly Tanabe.
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege, LLC, 2008. 638pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .T363 2008
The goal of this book is simple : to help you find the most up-to-date and comprehensive listing of more than 1.5 million awards. Includes advice on how to write a winning scholarship essay, the scholarship resume, getting great recommendations, and more.

You Can Afford College: the Family Guide to Meeting College Costs
Alice Murphy. New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2000. 306pp.
Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.4 .Y68 2001
This book enables you to calculate the real cost of college, research all of your options, and develop a 10-step personal action plan.

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