Financial Aid Office
Private Scholarship Offerings
The scholarships listed below are provided by private agencies, foundations and companies. Students are invited to apply.
The Sault Tribe Higher Education Department is currently offering numerous scholarships for the upcoming 2013/2014 academic year. Any Sault Tribe member is eligible to apply and each scholarship has various criteria requirements. The students can submit one essay and cover letter to apply for multiple scholarships (they are required to list the names of the scholarships on their cover letter).
List of scholarships
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.
- 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 http://www.gibill.va.gov
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 www.biami.org or 810-229-5880.
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 -- http://www.mi2020video.com/ -- 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
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Full details are available on the web site.
Amount of award: $1,000
Deadline - June 14, 2013
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
Amount of award: $500
Deadline - June 21, 2013
Their belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.
You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Amount of award: $500
Deadline - October 4, 2013
- Full time Junior, Senior or Masters Student in Biosystems, Civil, or Environmental Engineering, or related Natural Resources Planning program with a specialization related to the mission and goals of the MSFA at a Michigan University.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above at the end of Spring Semester 2013.
Along with this completed form you MUST also attach:
- A copy of your program of study showing courses remaining and a photocopy of your transcript.
- A current resume that includes a statement of your career objectives and your graduation date.
- A one-page typed essay highlighting your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, past and present work experiences, the occupation you propose to pursue upon graduation and your level of commitment to the mission and goals of the MSFA.
- Letter of recommendation from a faculty of your department.
Amount of award: $1,500
Deadline - November 1, 2013