College Scholarships


Make a difference lately?  Apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer service.   Deadline is November 7, 2017.  For complete details and the application go to

Central Michigan University –  Any student with a 3.0 GPA and a desire to lead are eligible to apply for CMU’s Leadership Advancement Scholarship.  This scholarship provides 40 students $2,000 per year on top of other academic scholarships, and an opportunity to earn a leadership minor through CMU’s Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute – the premier center for leadership in the Midwest.  Go to for more information.  Apply by November 15.

Free Speech Essay Contest:  to enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.  One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays.  Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.  FIRE will accept essay contest entries through December 31, 2017.  Winners will be notified by January 31, 2018.  To enter, visit THEFIRE.ORG/CONTEST

Precision Metalforming Association has established a scholarship program to assist students who want to pursue studies relating to the metalforming industry. There are three -$1,000 scholarships being offered.  Deadline is November 1, 2017.  Please stop by the Guidance Office for application information.

Telluride House Michigan Branch Telluride Association (MBTA) is a living community at the University of Michigan founded on the three pillars of intellectual inquiry, community service and self governance.  This is a Free Room and Board Scholarship for first year students applying to the University of Michigan.  Apply to U of M before the Early Action deadline of November 1, 2017 and join the mailing list.  Scholarship application period opens Spring of 2018.  For more information go to



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