Private Scholarships

New Students

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 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. 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
269-387-8122


Northeast Michigan Community Foundation

This scholarship is for students who have attended Alpena Community College (ACC) and who are transferring to LSSU to complete a bachelor’s degree. For the 2018-19 academic year, two-year scholarships will be awarded to two students. To be considered for the award, the students must:

  • 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
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • submit an application by the first regular business day in April.

Please visit www.cfnem.org for more information, or complete an online application.

Upper Classmen

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


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 or by phone at (202) 334-2760.


Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The goal of the Miriam Schaefer Scholarship Award is to financially assist students currently enrolled in mathematics teacher education programs. The award is to be used for tuition, books, labs, and fees necessary to fulfill requirements for a BA or BS degree with teacher certification.  Each applicant must be:

  • Michigan resident
  • Enrolled in a Michigan college or university in elementary or secondary teacher education with a mathematics specialty
  • be a college/university junior or senior in good academic standing
  • overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit all the required information by April 1, 2018

For more information and eligibility requirements, please refer to the following links:

2018 Miriam Schaefer Scholarship Application Form

2018 Miriam Schaefer Scholarship Award Guidelines