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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 September 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 http://www.gibill.va.gov


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 www.biami.org 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.

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
269-387-8122
brett.johnson@wmich.edu


Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

The GFOA’s Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance. The winner of the scholarship was invited to attend the GFOA’s annual conference, where the award was presented. This scholarship is funded by Tyler Technologies. 

The eligibility requirements for the award include: 

  • Currently a full- or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). 
  • Belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino. 
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. 
  • Recommendation by student’s academic advisor, department chair (undergraduate students), or dean of the graduate program (graduate students). 
  • Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

For more information about the GFOA’s scholarships, please contact: 

Government Finance Officers Association
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-1210
Phone: 312/977-9700
Fax: 312/977-4806
www.gfoa.org

Amount of award: $8,000.00

Deadline: February 19, 2016


Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship is available for award to one or more undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winners of the scholarship were invited to attend the GFOA’s annual conference, where the awards were presented. This scholarship is funded by the Government Finance Officers Association. 

The eligibility requirements for the award include:

  • Currently a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance. 
  • Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded. 
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. 
  • Recommendation by student’s academic advisor or the chair of the accounting program. 
  • Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. 

For more information about the GFOA’s scholarships, please contact: 

Government Finance Officers Association
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-1210
Phone: 312/977-9700
Fax: 312/977-4806
www.gfoa.org

Amount of award: $8,000.00

Deadline: February 19, 2016


Account Control Technology (ACT) Foundation Second-Year Scholarship Program

The Second-Year Scholarship Program is for current undergraduate students who plan and qualify to enroll as second-year students (sophomores) in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the Fall of the 2016-17 academic year. A total of 25 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students nationwide.

Application

Amount of award: $1,000.00

Deadline: Application must be postmarked by March 15, 2016


Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) Scholarship

Eligibility:
Those eligible to apply are high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are:

1) Dependent sons and daughters of owners of MRA member businesses, or of full-time employees of Michigan Retailers Association member firms. The parent-employee must have been employed by a Michigan Retailers Association member firm for at least one year as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.

2) Part-time employees of MRA member businesses who are full-time students. Part-time employees must have been employed by a Michigan Retailers Association member firm for at least six months as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.

Brochure

Amount of award: $1,000.00

Deadline: Request Application by March 15, 2016 and submit by April 1, 2016


Daley Acres Agricultural Memorial Scholarship 

In memory of J. Clifford “Kip” Daley and Thomas J. Daley, the fund awards scholarships to Lapeer County students pursuing a career in agriculture.  Applicant must be a resident of Lapeer County and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in post-secondary studying any agricultural-related occupation. 

Application

Amount of award: $5,000.00

Deadline: April 1, 2016


Schiedegger Engineering Scholarship

Named for Chuck and Bonnie Schiedegger, long-time residents of Metamora, Mich.   The applicant must be a current resident of Lapeer County and either a graduating senior of a Lapeer County High School with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher OR a past graduate of a Lapeer County school and a current sophomore, junior, or senior in post-secondary studies with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  May be pursuing any area of engineering.  

Application

Deadline: April 1, 2016


Traver-Carter Scholarship

Established in memory of Burton Traver and Nellie Traver, and Laverne “Poddy” Carter and Agnes Carter, the applicant must be a graduating senior or a graduate of LakeVille Community Schools or Lapeer Community Schools and accepted into or currently attending a not-for-profit college, university, or technical school program of study in the state of Michigan.  Preference is given to those seeking college or university degrees; however, all qualified applicants are encourage to apply. Applicant must be a resident of Lapeer County and 25 years of age and under.  Grades and difficulty of the curriculum will be considered.

Application

Deadline: April 1, 2016


Community Foundation Northeast Michigan

The scholarships are for students who have attended Alpena Community College (ACC) and who are transferring to LSSU to complete a bachelor's degree.

Criteria:

  • be a graduate of any high school in the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, or Presque Isle
  • have attended ACC (post high school) and are transferring to LSSU to complete a bachelor's degree
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • submit an application by April 1, 2016

Application

Amount of award: Two-year scholarships of $500.00 will be awarded to two students

Deadline: April 1, 2016


Hazel Simms Nursing Scholarship 

Established to provide nursing scholarships for residents of Lapeer County. Applicant must either have completed one year or more of college and have been accepted into a nursing program approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing or may also be certified as an RN pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Applicant must also be a resident of the following school districts: Almont, Dryden, Imlay City, LakeVille, Lapeer, and North Branch.

Awards may be used to pay tuition and textbook expenses.

Director/Faculty statement by the member of Nursing Program and required transcripts must be mailed directly to the Lapeer County Community Foundation by the deadline.

Application

Amount of award: Minimum $500.00

Deadline: April 30, 2016


Lapeer County Medical Fund

Established to promote various medical related purposes, including scholarship. Applicants must be residents of Lapeer County, at least a second year-enrolled college student in a pre-science medical professional career such as medical, dental, nursing, or physician’s assistant program; and maintain a 3.2 GPA. Preference is given to applicants based on financial need.

Application

Amount of award: Minimum $500.00

Deadline: April 30, 2016


Dr. James and Doris Richardson Scholarship

Established by the Women’s Service League of Columbiaville, Mich. in memory of the Richardsons, long-time residents and healthcare providers of Columbiaville. Must be at least a second year-enrolled college applicant in a pre-science medical professional career such as medical, dental, nursing, or physician’s assistant program, physical therapy, or pursuing a technical support position such as x-ray or lab. The applicant must be a current resident of Lapeer County or Genesee County and have graduated from LakeVille schools or a Lapeer County school. Must hold a 3.2 GPA or higher in post-secondary studies.

Application

Amount of award: Minimum $500.00

Deadline: April 30, 2016


Ronald C. Warner Scholarship

Preference is given to students pursuing a career in education and agriculture, and graduates of Lapeer Community Schools.  Students must be entering the third or more year of college/university studies and a current resident of Lapeer County.  Cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher required for post-secondary studies. 

Application

Amount of award: Up to $2,000.00

Deadline: April 30, 2016


2016 Hartford Technology Rental Information Technology Application Writing Scholarship

They are offering two $1000 scholarships that are available to students studying in the IT or related fields and have demonstrated financial need. Simply fill out the form and tell us about yourself and what you hope to do with your IT degree in the short essay form. One scholarship will be awarded in December and one in May. You may apply for both scholarships separately.

Application

Amount of award: $1,000.00

Deadline: April 30, 2016 and November 30, 2016


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 awards@studentawardsearch.com


Amount of award: $1,000.00

Deadline: May 23, 2016


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

  • To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com
  • Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
  • The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Amount of award: $1,000.00

Deadline: June 10, 2016


NRC Research Associateship Programs

General Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply

NRC Research Associateship Programs application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Note that not all sponsors participate in all four reviews. Applicants should refer to the specific information for the laboratory to which they are applying.

Deadlines: All deadlines for receipt of application materials are strictly observed by the laboratory and the Fellowships Office. No allowances or exceptions are made for late submissions.

Please direct application inquiries to the NRC Research Associateship Programs at rap@nas.edu or by phone at (202) 334-2760.