DUE DATES LISTED ARE BASED ON LAST YEAR’S DEADLINES AND MAY CHANGE. TURN IN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS TO YOUR COUNSELOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE SPECIFIED DUE DATE. LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CHECK WITH YOUR COUNSELOR FOR DATE CHANGES.
AXA Foundation Scholarships
The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to young people throughout the nation. Winners are selected both at the state and national level. For more information on this and other scholarships they provide, visit their website at www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html. Only the first 10,000 applications are processed so apply early!
Deadline: February 1
Ron Brown Scholar Program
This scholarship is available to academically talented African-American students. A minimum of ten students are designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years. Applications received by early deadline will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and forwarded to a select number of additional scholarship providers. Applications received by final deadline will be considered for Ron Brown Scholar Program only. www.ronbrown.org
Early Deadline: November 15 Final Deadline: January 9
McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
This is available to high school seniors who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit by owning and operating their own business while in high school. www.mckelveyfoundation.org
Deadline: January 15
Scholarships available for students involved with DECA. A list of scholarships, deadlines, and application forms are available in the counseling office or at www.deca.org/high-school-programs/scholarships/
Deadline: January 15
Open to high school seniors across the U.S, the scholarship program awards one-time gifts of $1500 to 100 students annually. To qualify, seniors must have an immediate family actively engaged in production agriculture, have an above-average academic record, and plan to enroll as a full-time student in an agriculture-related academic major at an accredited school. Applications are not limited to FFA members. www.nafb.com/foundation/scholarship-program
Deadline: June 6
Applicants compete by composing a two-page/500 word essay on a specified topic. Grand prize winners will receive $15,000, second prize will receive $1,500, and third prize will receive $200. www.scholastic.com/collegesuccess
Deadline: March 10
Recreational Boating Industries
This scholarship may be based on merit and/or need. www.mbia.org/content.aspx?page=programs_rbief
Deadline: April 1
Harvest Foundation Scholarship
The award is available to students pursuing a career in the RV/campground industry. www.marvac.org/harvest.html
Deadline: March 27
Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
This program is available to those students with CF who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership. Generally, grants of $1,000 are given. www.cfscholarship.org
Deadline: March 23
Rosa L. Parks Scholarship
Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher with demonstrated financial need, and verified participation in community service. An essay and support letters will be necessary as well. www.rosaparksscholarshipfoundation.org
Deadline: Must be postmarked March 1.
AAA School Safety Patrol
Students who have been a School Safety Patrol Officer and have participated in community service activities can apply for this scholarship. Per specific guidelines for the scholarship, seniors must contact their counselor to apply.
Deadline: April 4
Available to students who have participated in the M.I.T.E.S. competition.
Deadline: April 4
Students with a speech or hearing impairment may apply for this scholarship.
Deadline: April 25
Native American Scholarships
For information regarding financial aid for Native American Students, visit www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml
Latino College Dollars
Various scholarships are available for Latino students through this website and publication. A booklet is available in the counseling office or you can visit the website at www.latinocollegedollars.org.
American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship
This scholarship is available for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Criteria for selection involve academic success, an essay, and an interview. For more information, visit www.americancollegefoundation.org.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Eligible students are college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Recipients will each receive $40,000 in college scholarship funds. Applications for the will be available in November. Additional information on the GE-Reagan Foundation scholarship can be found at www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.
Deadline: January 7
Through The Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass will award students of parents with disabilities two separate scholarship awards: one for graduating high school seniors who will be attending college, and one for currently enrolled college students. For more information go to http://lookingglass.org/scholarships/index.php.
Deadline: March 1
Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund
APIASF creates opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their careers, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a more vibrant America. Since 2003, APIASF has distributed nearly $90 million in scholarships to AAPI students across the country and in the Pacific Islands. https://secure.apiasf.org/.
Deadline: January 8
Award of $2500 quarterly. Any legal U.S. resident at least 18 years old who meets one of the following criteria is eligible:
- Currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year.
- Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible).
For more information go to https://www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship.
Deadlines: Spring- March 1. Summer- June 1. Fall- September 1. Winter- December 1.
American Legion Scholarships
Numerous scholarship opportunities are available through the American Legion. Information can be found here: www.michiganlegion.org/scholarships.html.
Accredited Schools Online Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students
This expert-driven guide includes an extensive list of scholarships and financial aid resources available specifically for minority students. The guide also includes tips for finding and securing scholarships and other financial aid. For more information go to http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/.
Scholarships for DREAMers
The Dream.US is a national scholarship fund for immigrant youth who have received DACA, who want to obtain a college education and give back to their communities.TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Their scholarships will help cover tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of their Partner Colleges. Note: You must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of their Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship. More information can be found at http://www.thedream.us/scholars/.
Nursing Schools Almanac Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all U.S. high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN and BSN programs. This is a one-year, non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. More information and an application can be found at http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2016-aspiring-nurse-scholarship.
Deadline: June 30
Link Crew Scholarships- The Boomerang Project
This scholarship is open to all graduating senior Link Leaders in the US and Canada who have completed at least one year of service as a Link Leader. Ten, $500 scholarships with the amount to be used exclusively for post-secondary education expenses, including tuition, room and board or books at an accredited post-secondary education institution. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2016 and winners will be notified via email by May 6, 2016. Information and applications are available in the Student Services Office or at http://www.boomerangproject.com/blog/link-crew-scholarships .
Deadline: April 15