College Scholarships

Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship is a $3,500 award.  Criteria: Seniors with a minimum of 3.5 GPA who have been accepted to a college and/or university. A varsity letter recipient in at least two varsity sports including hockey. An individual of high moral character and able to demonstrate a strong faith in God, a love for country and committed to community service. One who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship, leadership, integrity and a positive attitude toward all individuals. Applications can be found in the Guidance Office. Questions or concerns can be directed to www.RyanFischer.org  Applications are due to the Athletic Director by January 31, 2020 for eligibility confirmation.

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship Program:  TOPIC: "The Social and Economic Realities of Climate Change"
Requirements:
1. Students enrolled in high school may submit one original essay.
2. Two attachments of the essays should be between 1500 and 2500 words* and in MLA format. (Please note the word count on coversheet*) must be e-mailed to the Economic Club at: essay@econclub.net by 12 noon, January 10, 2020
3. Send entry as Word type format. No PDF's
4. Each entry is required to have a title page containing name, email, teacher, high school and word count*. PLEASE DO NOT PUT NAME OR REFERENCE SCHOOL ANYWHERE ON THE PAGES.
5. An Attached copy of the essay must be sent to the Econ Club office by 12:00 Noon on January 10, 2020. Email to: essay@econclub.net

Awards: 1st Place: $2,000 + YMCA Teen Membership
2nd Place: $1,000 + YMCA Teen Membership
3rd Place: $500 + YMCA Teen Membership
4th Place-10 winners of $250

Criteria:
1. Originality with essays not being previously published.
2. Grasp of the subject, effectiveness of focus and organization
3. Spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure correctness.
4. Students are encouraged to use a variety of sources and are required to include a Bibliography with at least 3 sources with proper acknowledgement
5. Entries can be disqualified if contest REQUIREMENTS are not met.

See: www.econclub.net for more information

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at http://www.jackierobinson.org/ The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 1, 2020 by 5:00 pm ET.

The University Club of Grand Rapids is offering the opportunity for a $1,000 scholarship (renewable for 3 years) to seniors who have expressed a strong desire to give back or benefit their West Michigan community after college. Applicants must be in good standing and possess cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Required: (2) letters of recommendation including one from a teacher, counselor or administrator.  Do not send a letter of reference from a relative. High school transcript, statement of goals, financial need may be considered.  You must complete the top half of the Verification of Enrollment page and submit to your counselor by Friday, Jan 24.  Application and materials are to be mailed to the University Club.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or you may go online to UniversityClubGR.com under the Scholarship Foundation tab.  Materials must be received by Friday, February 3, 2020.  Applications may be found in the Guidance Office or by going to http://UniversityClubGR.com

The Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship competition is now open to any high school senior who plans on enrolling in college, a university, a trade school or other form of higher education in the next academic school year.  Applicants must be residents of Michigan or Florida, or a member of Lake Michigan Credit Union, or the child of a member.  For more information go to LMCU.org/Hutt – the deadline for entries is 01/31/20.

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 a SAT score of 1140 or above, who is accepted for admission at Ave Maria University for Fall of 2020.  For  application go to avemaria.edu/apply-now/ Applicants must also complete the online scholarship application at:  avemaria.edu/future-students/scholarships/

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 https://cb.org/opportunity.

The Wendy’s Heisman High School Scholarship offers 100 scholarship winners ranging $500 to $5,000.  Applications must be completed and submitted by October 29 2019 at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET.  For more information go to:  https://heismanscholarship.com

The application for the Comcast NBC Universal Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is now live.  For criteria and more information go to https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers  All application scholarship materials must be submitted by December 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST in order to be considered.

AAA Michigan is pleased to announce the 25th annual AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship Program.  Scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to two graduating seniors attending a Michigan public, private or charter high school.  Student must show proof of AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol participation in elementary or middle school, good academic standing and a strong record of involvement in the community and/or extra-curricular activities.  A personal letter of introduction must be included describing community and extra-curricular activities and what being a Safety Patroller meant to them.  Applications may be found in the Guidance Office.  Deadline to turn in to the Guidance Office is Friday, April 2020.

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.

For more information go to cmich.edu

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.

Contest information is available at michiganremembers.com/scholarship-essay-contest