College Scholarships


The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States.  Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.  Go to:   Deadline to apply is May 1st


The Northern Rocket Football League, Inc. is offering scholarships to those seniors who have been involved in an NRFL activity either as a football player, cheerleader or as a volunteer referee.  A brief essay must be submitted with the application.  The application can be found in the Guidance Office.  The deadline is April 20, 2018. supports young caregivers who juggle both their studies and caring for aging or ailing loved ones, as well as other students who are passionate about helping the elderly.  $1,500 will be awarded to students in the U.S. that will be applied to either their tuition and/or books.  Full scholarship details and application can be found at:


College Raptor is still accepting applications for their 2nd $2,500 scholarship.  Go to


Western Michigan Chapter ISACA is offering scholarships of $1,500 and $1,000 to a current high school senior at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.  GPA of 2.5 or above.  Deadline is May 4, 2018.  Applications may be submitted electronically by going to:

Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program:  Must have completed high school or earned GED by Spring 2018; be enrolled in a career or technical degree/certificate granting program in Fall 2018 that will lead to employment; attend a not-for-profit post secondary education; demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell Grant eligible; be under age of 30; must be a United States citizen. Priority deadline is June 15, 2018.


Students interested in education in either law enforcement or the environmental sciences.  The Rockford Sportsman’s Club scholarship, available since mid 1970’s, has been increased to $1000 this year. The application must be in by May 1st and is available on the RSC web site:


GRANDVILLE-JENISON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TED TERHAAR MEMORIAL AND GRANDVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS for Graduating seniors pursuing a business degree.  Four – $1,000 Scholarships.  Students need to be residents of Jenison/Georgetown Township or Grandville but may attend any area high school.  Deadline is March 28 by 3:30 p.m.  Applications to be mailed to Chamber Office, PO Box 175 Grandville MI 49468 or FAX (616)328-6559.  TO apply: Application can be found in the Guidance Office, high school transcript, list of co-curricular activities, nomination form from a teacher or counselor, 1-2 typed double spaced essay using the prompt.
Contact Heather Schaedig 616-531-8895 with any questions.


The Kaczmarski Hearing Services Healthcare Professional Scholarship will be awarded to a West Catholic senior who will be going on to college to study and eventually work in the healthcare field.  Scholarship recipients will receive an award of $500.  This scholarship award is to be used for college tuition and a check will be written to the University.

Please note: This scholarship is good for Freshman Year in College ONLY.  It is NOT renewable each year. 

The Scholarship guidelines are as follows:

  1. A West Catholic senior graduate, going on to their freshman year in college.
  2. Students must be identified by the teaching, counseling staff and peers a motivated learner with a good work ethic.
  3. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 at the time of application.
  4. Create your own presentation/digital submission and upload it to along with an introduction in the email.  If the file is too big you can use dropbox.

Kaczmarski hearing services mission is to improve the lives of people by connecting them to the world around them through better hearing.

The digital submission should include the following:

Candidate will interview a person with hearing loss and discuss how hearing loss impacts quality of life and how modern hearing technology has helped the hearing impaired person reconnect.  Identify the career path the candidate is considering and outline how the candidate will aim to help others improve their quality of life.

Scholarship applications are due in the Guidance Office by April 1, 2018.  Kaczmarski Healthcare Professional Scholarship Summary:

  1.  To help advance high school students toward providing future healthcare degrees.
  2. To develop a “love of learning” mentality so West Catholic graduates will become lifelong learners and use their gifts to help restore individuals to health or healthy lifestyles.


The Holy Trinity Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a scholarship in memory of Catherine Nicole McManus, Rector.  This is a $500 scholarship that will be awarded to a current West Catholic senior with plans to major in Criminology and Sociology.  Applicants must write and submit a 500 word essay and list of extra-curricular activities.  The topic is “Why I Want to Major in Criminology and Sociology”.  Essays and list of extra-curricular activities are due to the Guidance Office no later than Friday, April 2 @ 3:00 p.m.

The Ezeh Educational Excellence Award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Ezeh family in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc – Grand Rapids Alumnae Chapter.   Eligibility:  Born outside of the United States or have a parent born outside of the United States, graduating senior attending school in Grand Rapids, MI, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Must enroll full-time at an accredited public or private, 4-year college or university in the upcoming academic year.  To apply and for more information, go to

Nursing Schools Almanac has launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship.  $1,000 will be award to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.  The award will be given to the applicant who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.  Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.  Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right hand side of the website’s homepage.

Kraft Business Systems will award one high school senior in West Michigan with a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.  Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be pursuing a degree or further education in an IT-related field after graduation.  Students will be asked to provide some basic information about themselves and to give a minimum 500-word response to an IT-related problem.  Deadline has been extended to May 15, 2018.  Go to for application and more information.


Any student attending a Catholic College who is part of the Catholic College Admission Association, go to:


Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship. This scholarship is for all first-year college freshman who will be attending an accredited College/University during the 2018-2019 school year (current seniors). Would you please help us spread the word by having a link to the scholarship application put onto your site? Details of the scholarship are below:


– Applicant must be enrolled in and plan to attend a college/university during the 2018-2019 school year.

– Proof of enrollment to an accredited college/university.

– Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


– The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

– LATE and INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.
Award Amount: $750


Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at:



Groth & Associates, a personal injury law firm in Toledo, OH is reaching out with a scholarship opportunity for students.

This is a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify:

  1. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
  2. Fill out the form with your contact information
  3. Attach school transcript to verify enrollment or submit any document to help us know you are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a college or university in the United States.
  4. Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome

The deadline for application submissions is July 31, 2018. Qualifying students can apply to:


Scholarship applications are now being accepted for high school seniors with a focus on a technology academic program.  Must be female, a Michigan resident and attending a Michigan college or university for the 2018-19 academic school year.  Apply now for a 2018-19 MCWT scholarship at

KISD Career Readiness – Have you ever wished that, just once, you could be recognized for the amazing traits and talents that make up who you really are?  Are you looking for a way to help you get to the “next level” but lack the funds to even start?  Then this BRAND NEW scholarship is for you!  Wise Up is a student life recognition scholarship program built to recognize high-school student achievement in a broad range of categories including: Academics, Athletics, Leadership, Visual Arts, Performing Arts/Theater, Music, and Community Service.  A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded in each category. To find out more about this scholarship AND how to apply, visit:


UEW Healthcare Scholarship.  The award amount is $1,000 and the Deadline is July 31, 2018.  For more information go to

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded more than $550 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF scholars, alumni, and parents.

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for an HSF scholarship. The application opens January 1, 2018, and closes March 31, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be selected in June 2018. For more information visit

For details about the College Board’s other scholarship partners connected to the PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 10, please see our scholarships page.


Ave Maria University is now offering The MICHIGAN Scholarship.  This is a $7,000 yearly/($3,500 per semester) add on scholarship for the duration of up to 4 years as an undergraduate student.  Requirements:  Must be a resident of the state of Michigan, first time college freshman with high school GPA of 2.8 or above/ ACT score of 22 or above or SAT score of 1100 or above and is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for the Fall of 2018.  Applicant must be a practicing Catholic (endorsement letter from parish) and maintain a university GPA of at least 2.5 to keep scholarship.  How to apply:  complete the online scholarship at

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