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Incoming Students - Private Scholarship Offerings

The scholarships listed below are provided by private agencies, foundations and companies. Students are invited to apply.

Post-9/11 GI Bill: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect. Eligible children attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.

Who is eligible?

Children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, are eligible for this benefit. A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible.

Eligible children:

  • are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level
  • have 15 years to use the benefit beginning on his/her 18th birthday
  • may use the benefit until his or her 33rd birthday
  • cannot use benefit before age 18, even if he or she has completed high school
  • are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program

How do I apply for this benefit?

Click here for an online application form  Please complete the VA Form 22-5490 "Dependent Application for VA Education Benefits".

For more information, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit the VA GI Bill Web site at

Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all those affected by brain injury through education, advocacy, research , and local support groups; and to reduce the incidence of brain injury through prevention.

Feel free to contact or 810-229-5880.

Michigan 2020 Scholarship Competition

The Michigan 2020 Plan was introduced by Senator Gretchen Whitmer and others. The proposed package of legislation provides Michigan high school graduates – public, private or home-schooled – with the opportunity to have the cost of their college education paid for in its entirety.

The group has created the Michigan 2020 Scholarship Competition -- -- this is an opportunity for a graduating high school student to win $10,000 for college tuition. We hope you help market this scholarship competition (we want a student who is planning to attend a 4-year public to win!).

Amount of award: $10,000.00

American Legion Scholarship

The American Legion is offering a scholarship for veterans (not their dependents).

To obtain an application, veterans may contact:

Brett Johnson, Contractor
ROTC Scholarship and Enrollment Officer
Western Michigan University

2016 B.Davis Scholarship

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. 

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

Application Procedure
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at

Amount of award: $1,000.00

Deadline: May 23, 2016