College Scholarships

Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship

The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship will ensure all eligible students who live within the city of Grand Rapids and graduate from one of the 24 public, public charter, or private high schools located within the city limits of Grand Rapids will have free access to Grand Rapids Community College’s Associate’s Degree programs or their job training and certification programs – starting with the graduating class of 2020!

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​​​​​​​Aquinas College

Admitted and qualified candidates for Fall 2021 are invited to compete in the 28th annual Spectrum Scholarship Competition. Out of an abundance of caution, this year's competition will take place virtually. Students can choose from one of three dates (Nov. 21, Dec. 5 or Feb. 6) to compete for a Spectrum Scholarship, including five full-tuition awards. All applicants will be automatically considered for competition eligibility. For more information, visit (link is external) or call (616) 632-2900.

Ave Maria University

Ave Maria is hosting their annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 10, 2020, to educate juniors and seniors about the generous scholarship opportunities for Ave Mara University. This event is free, but registration is necessary to attend.  Please click HERE for registration and more information.


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The following scholarships are offered by organizations, not individual colleges/universities. Make sure to check the organization's website for the most up-to-date information regarding deadlines and application requirements.

Deadline: April 1, 2021
Info/Apply: Michigan Retailers Association (link is external) (link is external)

 The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) will be awarding 26 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500.  To be eligible, the student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA.  Applications are online.

The following scholarships are exclusively offered to West Catholic graduating seniors unless otherwise noted: