College Scholarships

Central Michigan University Centralis Scholarships are for students who have a 3.7 GPA and a 1260 SAT (27 ACT) score.  Seniors have the opportunity to compete with other top high-school seniors for one of many full-ride or full-tuition scholarships to Central Michigan University. All scholarship recipients secure a spot in CMU's prestigious Honors Scholar Program in addition to the awards listed below.

  • Centralis Scholar Award (Full ride) — Awarded to 20 students, it covers 100 percent of tuition, fees, room and board, and a $5,000 study abroad stipend.
  • Centralis Gold Award (Full tuition) — Awarded to 80 students, it covers 100 percent of tuition and a $5,000 study abroad stipend.
  • Centralis Maroon Award — Awarded to 50 students, it rewards recipients with a $5,000 study abroad stipend in addition to their automatic merit scholarship.

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NALS of West Michigan is a local chapter of the National Association of Legal Professionals.  The NALS Board Scholarship committee is providing a $1,000 non-renewing scholarship to a college bound high school senior with 3.5 GPA or higher who intends to study in the legal field at an accredited college or university.  Application and award rules can be found in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is January 15, 2020.

The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund is pleased to announce its annual scholarship essay contest for high school juniors and seniors. This essay contest encourages students to research and express their reflections on how the 9/11 terrorist attacks affected them personally, their family members or friends, their communities, or the nation as a whole. Doing so is consistent with their mission, which is, in part, to ensure that future generations remember Sept. 11, 2001 and understand the range of impacts that it had and continues to have.

Essay submissions will be accepted through November 1st, and any high school junior or senior may participate. Prizes of $250, $150, and $100 are available to the top submissions. Details, along with submissions from past winners, can be viewed on our website.

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