College Scholarships


Ave Maria University

  • Ave Maria University Michigan Scholarship is for $7,000 yearly/$3,500 per semester (4-year renewable) in addition to standard institutional aid.  Applicant must be a resident of the state of Michigan, a high school senior with a GPA of 2.8 (unweighted) or above; and an ACT score of 23 or above, or an SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall of 2020.  For application go to (link is external) (link is external) Applicants must also complete the online scholarship application at (link is external)

Construction Trades Scholarship for Students Pursuing an Associate Degree, Pre-Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship or Certificate Program.  The Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship will be awarded to students across the United States who will enroll full time as undergraduate students in an accredited nonprofit two-year college or technical school program in the construction trades or enter an apprenticeship program.   Fifty students will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable for one additional year.  Deadline has been extended to May 15.

Central Michigan University

  • 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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American Fire Sprinkler Association - The American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest is open to U.S. high school seniors who plan to further their education at a U.S. college/university or trade school. The scholarship is not based on financial need. To apply, students must read a short essay about sprinklers and fire safety and complete an eight-question quiz. Each correct answer earns participants a chance at one of 10 $2,000 scholarships. Learn more. (link is external) (link is external) 

Better Business Bureau - The Better Business Bureau wants to reward our community’s young leaders in their pursuit of higher education.  The Trust Award scholarship is based on Honesty, Transparency, Integrity and Impact. Applications are due May 1, 2020.  For more information and how to apply: (link is external)

Burger King - Burger King Scholarship -

College Board - The College Board Opportunity Scholarships guide you through the college planning process and offer you a chance to earn money for college by turning your efforts into scholarships. Learn more about scholarship eligibility at

D.K. Sprague Educational Scholarship Endowment (Gun Lake Tribe) - The DK Sprague Educational Scholarship Endowment has been developed by the Gun Lake Tribe in order to provide financial assistance to high schools students in Allegan, Barry, Kent, Kalamazoo, and Ottawa counties. Students need not be a Tribal Citizen nor a descendent of a tribe to apply. Scholarship recipients will receive an award in the amount of $20,000. The updated scholarship application has been published and can be found at the following link: (link is external)

Daughters of the American Revolution -

Grand Rapids Community Foundation -

The Vivian M. Kommer Scholarship is for a senior at West Catholic High School entering undergraduate studies in business or pre-law.  Must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Apply online at

Mattress Nerd - Students who are interested in promoting positive environmental change - this scholarship will award $1,000 to the winner of the best essay response regarding environmental conscientiousness.  Please go to (link is external) (link is external)for the essay prompt and more information.

Michigan American Legion - Guy Wilson and William & Jewell Brewer Scholarship - 

Michigan Council of Women in Technology - 

Michigan Education Association - Dependent of MEA member or retired MEA member - 

NEXTIVA - Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time award of $1000. The deadline for the application is May 1, 2020. You can find all the details about this scholarship program here:

Rockford Sportsman’s Club Bob Bond Scholarship Program - Applicants should be interested in furthering their education on conservation or law enforcement.  This is a $1,000 scholarship. Go to for more information and application. The deadline is May 1.

The Sixth Circuit - The Sixth Circuit is hosting a Student Essay Contest is open to junior and senior high school students in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Students in the 11th and 12th grades attending public, private, parochial and charter schools, and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status are invited to participate.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers, and winners will be announced in May. In addition, the 1st place winner, along with a parent or guardian, will receive travel and accommodations to attend the 2020 Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference in Cleveland.  Click here for more details and instructions on how to enter the contest.

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