Scholarship Newsletter February 2010 Monica Spicer, Director of Counseling and Pat Kwapis, High School Counselor welcome you to the Scholarship News letter where we will post any Scholarship information that comes to our attention. As we receive the information, we will pass it on to you, so keep checking this site. We recommend that the first step students and parents do in this process is to conduct a free Internet search for available scholarships through, www.fastweb.com, www.finaid.org or www.wiredscholar.com www.scholarships.com. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Students interested in gathering information about scholarships, particularly about how to avoid scholarship scams, should log on here. www.ftc.gov We also suggest that each student create a personal profile with a goal statement in the form of a short essay. Include lists of organizations, sports, community service etc, as this information is often required for scholarship applications. It may seem like a lot of work but after you compile the information it can be used over and over for multiple applications. THE DALE CARNEGIE COURSE offers $500 scholarships for Ovid-Elsie students. For schedule of classes contact 989-862-5507. KFC COLONELS’ SCHOLARS $5,000 Scholarships available for high school seniors. Apply online at www.kfcscholars.org. Application period closes February 10, 2010 Shiawassee Family YMCA $1,000 scholarship available to a Shiawassee County high school senior who is planning to pursue a degree in a community wellness or fitness related field of study. Applications are available in Student Services and must be returned to Shiawassee Family YMCA by February 12, 2010 MEA Michigan Education Association is offering scholarships to High School seniors who will be attending a public state institution of higher education. Applications are available in the Student Services Office. The application deadline is February 12, 2010. Norman J. and Rosaline M. Luttig Scholarship The Scholarship fund is awarded to deserving high school senior graduates residing in Clinton County, Michigan, who have been accepted into an architectural or engineering college program. Applications are due February 12, 2010. Apply on line at the website of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation: www.gkccf.org 2010 Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship Scholarships for students who are pursuing a major in Geology, Geophysics, Physics, or Engineering and attend a specific University. More information available in Student Services. Applications due February 16, 2010 2010 Shell Minority Scholarship Program Scholarships for underrepresented minority groups and attend a specific University. More information available in Student Services. Applications due February 16, 2010. AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Up to $750,000 in Scholarships available. Download an application for a $2,000 college scholarship at: www.axa- achievement.com. Apply by February 15, 2010 Michigan Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship available to graduating high school seniors pursuing engineering degrees. Minimum ACT score of 26. Applications available in Student Service or at www.michiganspe.org Applications are due February 15, 2010 Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Application deadline: February 16, 2010. Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation Offers a $2,000 non-renewable scholarship who are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks. Application available on line at rosaparksscholarshipfoundation.org or in Student Services. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2010. Elsie Masonic Lodge Scholarships are available for full-time students with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Scholarships are based on leadership and the appreciation of the value of an education and who are willing to work to achieve success have a chance to be awarded this scholarship. Applications available in the Student Services Office and are due March 3, 2010 Sammy 2010 “Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Scholarship for outstanding scholar athletes. Visit bodybymilk.com for complete rules, information and an online application. Applications are due March 5, 2010. Michigan Retailers Association Scholarships available for students who are dependents of members of Michigan Retailers Association. Applications are available on line at www.retailers.com and must be requested by March 15 and submitted by April 1. Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program Scholarship nominations will be accepted February 1 through March 15, 2010. Materials for the scholarship are available at www.kohlskids.com and click on the toolkit link. MOAA Military Officers Association of America College scholarship program open to children of any Michigan military service member killed or disabled in the line of duty. The scholarship is a $1,000 grant. Scholarship application forms are available at www.capitalareachaptermoaa.org and clicking on the word, Forms, beneath the heading. Application must be submitted by March 15, 2010 Eastern Michigan University Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association Scholarship for children and grandchildren of EMU alumni. Additional information is available online at www.emich.edu/alumni/awards/scholar.html. Application deadline is Friday, March 5, 2010 MICHIGAN STATE TROOPERS The Michigan State Troopers Assistance Fund offers scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00. Must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, Community service, and demonstrated leadership ability. Applications are available in Student Services. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2010 AAA SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to graduation seniors who participated in the School Safety Patrol Program. Applications available in Student Services. Application due by April 9, 2010 in Student Services. Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Scholarships (5) winners Nationally of $10,000 renewable awards! Designated for students who have lost a parent to breast cancer. Selection based on scholarship (min GPA 2.8), community service, leadership, and financial need. Must attend a state-supported college or university. For More info: http://www.breastcancerinfo.com See link for updated information on deadline and more important information. Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter at The University of Michigan offers the Balanced Man Scholarship. The application is available at http://uofmsigep.com/. All materials are due by May 14, 2010 Michigan Colleges Offering Scholarships Michigan State University Scholarships MSU offers several scholarships. Visit http://admissions.msu.edu/finances/scholarships_merit.asp to apply or to get added to a mailing list. Western Michigan University Medallion Scholarship (15) $32,000 renewable awards per freshman class. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.70 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher at the end of the junior year and have an ACT composite of 26 or higher or an SAT score of 1200 or higher (math and verbal). Also there is a competition where the competitors will take part in essay writing and group problem solving activities. http://www.wmich.edu/admissions/medallion/index.html Other Award programs for top scholars attending WMU are available. Michigan Tech Scholar Awards Full tuition, room and board and $600 per year, renewable. Three per incoming freshman class. Must be nominated by a High School staff person. Competitive GPA / ACT / SAT and demonstrated leadership and community service. Must pre-register. http://www.sa.mtu.edu/dean/awards/scholar.html Also available are the Leadership and Service Awards Northern Michigan University Academic / Leadership Awards 10 ”Full-ride” Presidential/Harden Scholarships for 8 consecutive semesters total, as long as student maintains minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at NMU. 10 $2000 per year NMU Leadership Scholarships for 8 consecutive semesters total, as long as student maintains minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at NMU. Up to 40 awards of $1000 in wages earned in Freshman Fellowships doing research with a faculty member during freshman year (2-3 hours average per week). http://www.nmu.edu/firstyear/aaa.htm Central Michigan University Scholarships Many scholarships are available to CMU students in recognition of their outstanding academic and/or leadership achievement. Over 30 scholarships for high school students that will attend CMU. Variety of scholarships range in price range all the way up to substantial amounts off your tuition costs. http://www.cmich.edu/admissions/freshmen/payingforcentral/scholarships.asp Aquinas College Spectrum Scholarships (5) full tuition renewable scholarships per freshman class. 3.00 min. GPA, leadership, community service ACT /SAT competitive. Other programs for top scholars. Visit http://www.aquinas.edu/financialaid/scholarships.htm for more information. Grand Valley State University Scholarships Various scholarships range from $28,000 to $500 dollar scholarships. Required ACT and GPA scores are needed and applications are due by December 31. Please see the Mrs. Monica Spicer for information or visit the website for applications and information. http://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/index.cfm?id=000BBD1A-4FAA-1EC5- ABC380E715660177 Ferris State University Ferris offers several scholarship opportunities to first-time attending freshmen based on their high school GPA and their ACT scores. Visit the website at www.ferris.edu for a full listing of scholarships and applications.
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