Scholarship due dates are right around the corner. Please pick up applications and turn them in ASAP.
Watch scholarship deadlines closely. If you need a letter of recommendation, you should give the teacher or counselor at least one week before the deadline to get the letter on time.
Thank you notes should be written and sent to the person or organization providing the scholarship. If you need help addressing the organization or person, please see Mrs. Murphy in the SSC.
scholarships and transcripts
Many colleges will require you to send your 7th semester grades (your final grades at the end of first semester). Go to Parchment and request next grading period. These transcripts will be sent electronically as soon as they are available at the beginning of February.
All colleges will require you to send your final transcript to them. Students who don’t do this will find that they can’t register for their second semester classes and often cannot change a class for the first semester
GREAT TIP! - Need to keep track of all the scholarships you've applied for? Log on to your Career Crusing portfolio and click on My Scholarships and Financial Aid to seach for and track scholarships.
BEWARE OF SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS! - Click here for helpful information from the Federal Trade Commission and avoid falling prey to financial aid and scholarship scams. One helpful tip - Legitimate companies never guarantee or promise scholarships or grants.
Read the fine print and make sure you're aware of all the details of a scholarship offer. Read this article from the Detroit Free Press for warnings and tips from their Finance columnist.
Free Scholarship Search
Search over 660,000 scholarships and over 40,000 colleges at www.fastweb.com. NEW! - Download the fastweb app for scholarships at your fingertips!
Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
The State of Michigan offers TIP (Tuition Incentive Program) for students with low incomes. Students are encouraged to attend participating colleges and the tuition will be paid by the state. If your family received assistance from the Department of Social Services, you may be eligible for this college program. Call the hotline at 1-888-447-2687.
winning a scholarship quick reference guide
Click here to find tips on winning a scholarship, scholarship application mistakes, ways to avoid a scam, and multiple Top 10 lists (most unusual, most generous, scholarships that don't need an A, etc.).
scholarship resources for women
The following link contains several different scholarship opportunities for females going into many different fields and majors. www.onlinecolleges.net/forstudents/scholarships-for-women/. Scholarships for women can also be found at http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/scholarships-and-resources-for-women/, http://oedb.org/scholarships/women/, and http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarships-for-women-guide/.
scholarships for military families
If a member of your family has served in the military, or if you are planning to serve, you may be eligible for federal scholarship money. Click here to find out more.
Central Michigan University offers many different merit based scholarships for students with a 3.0+ GPA with a minimum ACT score of 20. Also students with a 3.7+GPA and 27+ ACT can also compete for 1 of 150 scholarships that offer from free tuition to a free ride. Register on Central Michigan University’s website. There are two testing opportunities and they fill up fast.
This website is an excellent source of loans, grants and scholarships for nursing students. Any student who is going into nursing should check out this website.
The Masters in Accounting site has links to both national and state scholarships for accounting students.
Students must submit an online application at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. Students must be a US citizen and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Eligible students must have a critical financial need and have involvement in co-curricular and community service activities. Different scholarships available.
Many scholarship opportunities are available to students who have participated in the FIRST robotics program. Scholarships can be located at http://www.usfirst.org/scholarshipsearch.aspx.
The SWE offers many different scholarships to females enrolling for the fall term. Applications are available online at www.swe.org.
Past Royal Oak students have been awarded some of these scholarships! Applications will be available online and deadlines vary. Go to www.cfsem.org for details on many scholarship opportunities for students in Southeast Michigan.
Northwood University offers many different scholarships. Many are based on merit (GPA and ACT scores). They also offer many Business Club memberships for incoming freshman who have participated during their senior year in one of the business clubs (a minimum 2.7 GPA is required). For additional information on these scholarships and many others offered from Northwood University, log on to http://www.northwood.edu/mi/financialaid/fundingyoureducation/.
Make prom attire using Duck Brand duct tape. Participants can enter as a single or a couple. Top prize for a couple is $10,000 per person and $5,000 for the school that sponsored the prom attended by the winning couple. Go to www.duckbrand.com/promotions/stuck-at-prom/ for details and pictures of previous winners.
For students pursuing careers in health care. $250,000 in scholarships was awarded this year. More information is available at www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship.
Many scholarship options for students who plan to persue a degree in the business field in college.
NEW - AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIP
Ave Maria University is offering a $7,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman. Applicants must have a 2.8+ GPA (unweighted), an ACT score of 28+ or a SAT score of 1100+ Applicant must provide a letter from their parish stating that they are a practicing Catholic. To apply go to www.avemaria/apply. Apply early, only a limited number of scholarships will be awarded.
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The AXA Achievement Scholarship is a national scholarship; $10,000 scholarships are awarded to 52 students, one in each state, DC and Puerto Rico; $15,000 additional scholarships are awarded to 10 National recipients. The AXA Achievement Scholarship Program is in association with U.S. News & World Report. Apply at: www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html. The application deadline is December 15, 2017, but only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.
SPECS HOWARD SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Specs Howard School of Media Arts will be awarding three full scholarships and six partial scholarships to high school seniors this year. To enter to compete, you must attend a testing date and select your program of choice: Broadcast Media Arts, Digital Media Arts, and Graphic Design. For more information about Specs Howard Scholarships, go to http://www.specshoward.edu/scholarshiprules/.
noverber 27, 2017
ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT
Local, District, and National winners. Scholarship awards are based on financial need, leadership, and scholarship. Apply online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars. The application deadline is Monday, November 27, 2017.
December 1, 2017
BARBARA LOTZE SCHOLARSHIP
The Barbara Lotze Scholarship is offered to high school seniors planning to pursue a career in teaching physics in high school. Five $2,000 awards will be given. Apply at: studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9561/Barbara_lotze_scholarships_for_future_teachers_scholarship.php. The application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.
NATIONAL SPACE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The National Space Club Scholarship is a $10,000 award to be granted to a high school senior who has the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited US college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests. Applications can be found at studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12191/national_space_club_scholarship_scholarship.php. The application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.
december 15, 2017
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
AXA Achievement is offering scholarships to high school seniors who qualify. Seniors who are active in their community, led or initiated a project that benefited others or have overcome personal challenges or difficulties to achieve their goals are encouraged to apply. Apply at us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html. The application deadline is Friday, December 15, 2017.
December 31, 2017
DISCOVER STUDENT LOANS COLLEGE COVERED
Students and parents can enter to win one of the $2,500 scholarships by signing up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at CollegeCovered.com/Assist. Students and parents can earn up to three additional entries into the Discover Student Loans scholarship sweepstakes when they share the sweepstakes via Facebook, Twitter and/or e-mail and their friend enters via the link in their share. Winners will be randomly drawn on January 8, 2018. No purchase or student loan is necessary for students to enter or win. For the official scholarship rules, visit Scholarship.collegecovered.com/do/rules. The application deadline is Sunday, December 31, 2017.
CRAZY GAMES SCHOLARSHIP
Submit a piece of game-development related work for a chance to win a $1,500 college scholarship. For details, go to https://www.crazygames.com/scholarship. The application deadline is Sunday, December 31, 2017.
january 1, 2018
NATIONAL WILDLIFE TURKEY FEDERATION
The National Wildlife Turkey Federation is offering scholarships to students who support the preservation of the hunting tradition. Applicants must hold a current MWTF membership and have a current hunting license. Information can be obtained at http://www.nwtf.org/resource-library/detail/jakes-scholarship-application. The application deadline is Monday, January 1, 2018.
January 1, march 31, June 30, & September 30, 2018
SKINCARE OX BEAUTY & WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN
Each quarter, $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies is awarded to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. To be eligible, you must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States, you must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must identify as female. All majors and GPAs are welcome to apply. For more information, go to https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/. The first application deadline is Monday, January 1, 2018.
january 4, 2018
GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Go to https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/ for more information and the application. The application deadline is Thursday, January 4, 2018.
january 9, 2018
RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM
This scholarship is for academically talented, highly motivated African American seniors who plan to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a permanent resident visa card. Students can apply at www.ronbrown.org. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 2018, but applications received by November 1, 2017 will be given early consideration.
january 15, 2018
NALS OF MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIP
NALS of Michigan, the Association for Legal Professionals, is offering one annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to an individual enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a school of advanced education pursuing a degree in the legal field. High school seniors as well as college students are eligible. Applications are available in the Student Services Center. The application deadline is Monday, January 15, 2018.
TEST STUDY GUIDES SCHOLARSHIP
Test Study Guides will award one (1) $3,000 Scholarship to the lucky person who can show that they scored in the 99th percentile of a recognized standardized admissions test for college or graduate school admission and submits the most convincing essay outlining his or her vision for their future career goals. Go to https://www.test-study-guides.com/scholarship/ for more information. The application deadline is Monday, January 15, 2018.
january 19, 2018
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CLUB OF GREATER DETROIT
The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit is offering ten unique scholarships. Applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 31, an SAT score of 1430 on the new SAT, or be in the top 1% of their graduating class. Applications are available online at www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org. The application deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
january 31, 2018
LAKE MICHIGAN CREDIT UNION HUTT SCHOLARSHIP
Lake Michigan Credit Unions is offering the Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship. The 2016 scholarship program will award ten (10) $2,000 scholarships to students who are members of Lake Michigan Credit Union. Applicants must write an essay between 750 and 1,500 words on the topic: "Imagine nearing the end of your life – describe what will have brought you the greatest happiness or success." To enter, simply visit LMCU.org/Hutt. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
february 1, 2018
SPECIAL TREE REHABILITATION SCHOLARSHIP
Special Tree (a leader in brand injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation throughout Michigan) is offering a $1,000 scholarship to senior level high school students who plan to enroll in a course of study in health care or rehabilitation. Apply at www.specialtree.com/high-school-scholarship-program. The application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018.
ENGINEER GIRL WRITING CONTEST
The National Academy of Engineering is delighted to announce this year’s annual EngineerGirl Writing Contest on Engineering for Your Community. This is an opportunity for students in grades 3-12 to learn more about engineering and win cash prizes (up to $500). The contest challenges students to write a plea convincing others to improve their community’s infrastructure. The contest description on the EngineerGirl website describes the different systems of infrastructure needed and how one might go through the engineering design process to work through identifying the problems and coming up with the solutions. The entry deadline for the 2018 contest is Thursday, February 1, 2018.
february 2, 2018
ELKS LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
Applicant must be a child or grandchild (or stepchild, step grandchild, or legal ward) of an Elk who joined on or before April 1, 2015. Award based on test scores, transcript, application, biographical questionnaire, and letters of reference. Apply at: www.elks.org. The application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018.
february 9, 2018
OUR CREDIT UNION
Our Credit Union is offering the Theodore Cologie Scholarship. This scholarship is available to graduating High School seniors who is a member of OUR Credit Union. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. The application deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
february 15, 2018
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN SPEECH CONTEST
The BCBSM National Association is offering scholarships to high school students in Southeast Michigan. Speeches will be related to Leadership. For further information and rules for the contest visit the website at www.NMAChapter141SpeechContest.com. The application deadline is Thursday, February 15, 2018.
DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY OF SOUTHFIELD MICHIGAN
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is offering a scholarship to a graduating senior. Applicants must have a 2.5+ GPA and been accepted to a full-time program at an accredited college, university, or an institution of equivalent accreditation. To apply you must submit all materials online at deltasac.org. The application deadline is Thursday, February 15, 2018.
february 22, 2018
MICHIGAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
The Michigan Education Association is offering scholarships to dependents of MEA or MEA retired members in good standing. Applicants must graduate from a school that has an MEA bargaining unit. Eligible applicants should apply at mea.org/mea-scholarship. The application deadline is Thursday, February 22, 2018.
february 28, 2018
SCHOLARS HELPING COLLARS SCHOLARSHIP
P.L.A.Y is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general. Scholarship details can be found at petplay.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
march 1, 2018
MAKING THE TURN AGAINST PARKINSON’S
Making the Turn Against Parkinson’s is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving students from a family affected by Parkinson’ disease. The applicant must be a Michigan resident, a relative of a patient (living or deceased) diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Applications are available at http://www.makingtheturngolf.com/. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018.
march 15, 2018
DETROIT ECONOMIC CLUB
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is offering up to two $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties. Applicants must have a 3.2+ GPA, exemplary leadership, extra-curricular activities, service in school and the community, volunteer involvement and paid work experience. Apply at cfsem.org/apply. Applications are available December 1, 2017. The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018.
ENRICO AND MARIE VESPA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Enrico and Marie Vespa scholarship is offering up to four non-renewable $2,500 scholarships to employees and/or dependents of English Gardens Corporation employees. The scholarship materials are available online at cfsem.org/apply. Applications are available December 1, 2017. The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018.
HELEN TALLMAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Helen Tallman Scholarships is being offered to engineering, medical or pre-medical students at Wayne State University. Scholarship materials can be found at cfsem.org/apply. Applications are available December 1, 2017. The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018.
JEPTHA WADE SCHUREMAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Jeptha Wade Schureman Scholarship is offering up to ten scholarships of $7,500 to attend one of the 15 public universities in Michigan. Candidates must be a fatherless child through either death or by permanent termination of parental rights. Applicants must have a 3.0+ GPA, demonstrate leadership and character through extracurricular activities, service in school and community, volunteer involvement and paid work experience. Applicants should be pursuing a career in nursing, law, dentistry or medicine. Scholarship materials can be found at cfsem.org/apply. Applications are available December 1, 2017. The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018.
OTIS M. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Otis M. Smith Scholarship is being offered to assist a single parent mother to attend college. The non-renewable scholarship of up to $3,000 will be made. Applicants must attend Columbus College of Law at Catholic University of America, any campus of the University of Michigan, or Wayne State University. Scholarship materials can be found at cfsem.org/apply. Applications are available December 1, 2017. The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018.
PLANTE MORAN SONS AND DAUGHTERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Plante Moran Holding Group, LLP is offering up to ten non-renewable scholarships of $2,000 to dependent children of Plante Moran staff members. Scholarship materials can be found at cfsem.org/apply. Applications are available December 1, 2017. The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018.
ROBERT HOLMES SCHOLARSHIP
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is offering a scholarship to dependent high school seniors of Michigan Teamsters. Applicants must be attending a Michigan college or university. Up to six non-renewable $1,000 scholarships are available. Apply at www.cfsem.org. Applications are available December 1, 2017. The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018.
APRIL 1, 2018
CREDIT UNION ONE COYNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements: Complete 30 or more hours of documented, qualified community service during Junior/Senior years of high school ending April 1, 2018; be a 2018 graduating high school senior; be a member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of six months (in good standing); have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above; and plan to enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2018, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school. One $2,000 and eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. For more information and a link to the application, go to http://www.cuone.org/about/scholarships.aspx. The application deadline is Sunday, April 1, 2018.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
The Daughters of the American Revolution is offering a scholarship to a student graduating in 2018. Applicants must have a 3.0+ GPA. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. The application deadline is Sunday, April 1, 2018.
June 1, 2018
ASPIRING ANIMATION PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to high school seniors that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Visit the website http://www.animinationcareerreview.com/? to find eligibility information along with the online application. The application deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018.
ASPIRING BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit the link http://onlinembareport.com/. The application deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018.
ASPIRING FASHION PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be award to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org. The application deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018.
August 31, 2018
Educator.com is offering $2,400 in scholarships. To apply go to www.educator.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is Friday, August 31, 2018.
More scholarship & financial aid information
The first place to start searching! Search over 660,000 scholarships and over 40,000 colleges at www.fastweb.com. Check out this video from Fastweb with tips for winning scholarships. Invite a freind to Fastweb and both of you could wind a $500 scholarship. Monthly drawings! NEW! - Download the fastweb! app to have scholarship updates at your fingertips!
A scholarship search site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Multiple scholarship opportunities
Scholarship search. Complete planning for career and college success!
Register to get personalized scholarship matches.
NEW - Got an A in an AP class? That could be worth $400! Raise.me is a new site that awards scholarship money at participating colleges and universities based on achievements throughout high school.
Filter seaches by due date, application type, award amount, and more.
This website is an excellent source of loans, grants and scholarships for nursing students
Information on saving & planning, scholarships & grants, and student loan..
College scholarship searchers. Also available as an app.
MTV sponsored search! Connect with billions of dollars available in scholarship and grant money. New featured scholarships each day!
Scholarship opportunities search site. Helps you discover the ones that fit you best!
Scholarships provided by non-profit organizations and private companies across the country.
NEW - MONEYGEEK.COM
This link provides information on scholarships, grants, and resources for black students. Seach general scholarships and scholsrships geards toward particular careers.
Sign up for weekly scholarships and personalized matches. Fun way to search for apply for scholarships. Give it a try today!
Great information on how to prepare, search, organize and apply for scholarships.
A different kind of scholarship site, where you earn points by completing surveys, checking out college-related information online, and inviting friends to participate. Use your points to enter monthly scholarship drawings. Click here for more details.
Federal guide to funding your college education
A helpful guide from Cappex . Options for college funding, definitions to help you understand those options, and cost comparisions.
One stop help for student and parent assistance with financial aid and college information on the web.
Nonprofit site to help plan career, college, financial aid, and money management.
NEW DATE! - Free Federal Financial Aid application. Start here. Applications are available online beginning October 1, 2016. Watch for the application deadline, usually late February or early March. www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
More information about the FAFSA updates for students entering college in 2017 can be found here.
Check out this video to learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to grants, loans and work-study jobs that can help fund your education.
Read this informative article for tips to fill out the forms and ways to protect yourself when completing the FAFSA.
A comprehensive user-friendly guide to FAFSA that includes why you should fill it out, special circumstances, Q&A, and much more to make the process easier for students and parents.
OU offers a variety of financial aid events and workships available to high school students and their parents. FAFSA workships begin in January. See their list of everything you need to complete your FAFSA.