Scholarships

 


IMPORTANT

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. 


NEW - MSU's OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP LIST

Michigan State University updates and publishes this list of scholarships.  The earliest deadlines are listed first.


CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

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. 


RN TO BSN FINANCIAL AID DATABASE

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.


ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIPS

The Masters in Accounting site has links to both national and state scholarships for accounting students. 


HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIPS

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.


FIRST ROBOTICS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

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.


SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS

The SWE offers many different scholarships to females enrolling for the fall term.  Applications are available online at www.swe.org.


The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Scholarships

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

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/.    


Duck Brand duct tape "Stuck at Prom" Scholarship Contest

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.


Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

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.


business degrees for college students

Many scholarship options for students who plan to persue a degree in the business field in college.


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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.


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/.


january 18, 2018

BREWER SCHOLARSHIP - THE AMERICAN LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN                   

The American Legion is offering the Brewer Scholarship to graduating seniors whose parent or grandparent served in the armed services during a war-time period.  Applications are available in the Counseling office.  The application deadline is Thursday, January 18, 2018.

 

WILSON SCHOLARSHIP - THE AMERICAN LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN                       

The American Legion is offering the Wilson Scholarship to graduating seniors whose parent of grandparent served in the armed services during a war-time period.  Applications are available in the counseling office.  The application deadline is Thursday, January 18, 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.orgThe application deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


january 31, 2018

MICHIGAN COUNCIL OF WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY                                    

The MCWT is offering many different scholarships to female high-school students with a 3.0+ GPA who are technology-focused.  Apply at: mcwt.smapply.io/prog/2018-2019_college_scholarship_application/.  The application deadline is Wednesday, 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-programThe 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.orgThe application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018.


FEBRUARY 5, 2018

MICHIGAN FIRST CREDIT UNION                                                              

Michigan First Credit Union is offering the Young and Free Michigan Scholarships.  They will be awarding up to $85,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in a video or essay contest.  The winners will be determined by public voting from 2-5 at 12:00 pm to February 15 at 3:00 pm.  Apply at YoungFreeMichigan.comThe entry deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018 at 3:00.  

 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEARBORN ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP  

The University of Michigan Dearborn is offering their Alumni Legacy Scholarships to graduating seniors.  Applicants must be a sibling, child or grandchild of a UM-Dearborn alumus/a.  Applications are available in the counseling office.  The application deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018.


february 9, 2018

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY                                                          

Central Michigan University is offering the Lem Tucker scholarship.  This scholarship is for students who dream of a career in the media and communication fields.  This is a full-ride scholarship to CMU that could be worth more than $90,000.  Applicants must have a 3.0+ high school GPA and a 940 SAAT or 18 ACT.  Applicants must be majoring in a media-related field such as journalism, broadcasting or public relations.  Apply at: https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/CCFA/Pages/Lem-Tucker-Scholarship-Page.aspx   The application deadline is Friday, 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 12, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (ALL CAMPUSES) LEAD SCHOLARSHIP                                      

The University of Michigan is offering the LEAD scholarship.  This renewable scholarship is available to incoming freshmen with a 3.5+ GPA and a 27+ ACT score.  The applicant must also enhance diversity at the University of Michigan in terms of race, gender or ethnicity.  The online application can be found at www.umalumni.com/lead starting on January 15th.  The application deadline is Monday, February 12, 2018.


february 15, 2018

STEPHEN'S SOLDIERS FOUNDATION

Stephen's Soldiers Foundation has established $2500 scholarships for 3 individuals who have had cancer or are currently fighting cancer and are graduating and pursuing a college education.  For more information, go to http://www.stephenssoldiers.com/scholarships/ The application deadline is Thursday, 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

COMMUNITY CHOICE FOUNDATION                                                            

The Community Choice Foundation is offering up to $100,000 in college scholarships to our area’s brightest high school students.  Apply online at www.communitychoicefoundation.com.  The application deadline is Wednesday, 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

MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation scholarships provide access to affordable education for the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attending post-high school, undergraduate, and career technical education programs.  This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less at a community college or private career school listed on College Navigator.  For more information and the application, go to https://www.mcsf.org/cte/The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018.

 

ROSA L. PARKS SCHOLARSHIP 

The Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to awarding scholarships to Michigan high school seniors who hold close to Mrs. Parks' ideals while demonstrating academic skills, community involvement and economic need.  The Foundation awards approximately forty $2,000 non-renewable scholarships annually.  For more information, go to http://rosaparksscholarshipfoundation.org/.  The application deadline is Thursday, 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.


march 23, 2018

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI CLUB                        

Scholarships are available to Oakland County High School Seniors who have been accepted and are planning to attend MSU for the 2018-19 school year.  This is a non-renewable scholarship based on grades, test scores and recommendations.  Applicants should have a 3.5+ GPA.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  The application deadline is Friday, March 23, 2018.


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 next application deadline is Saturday, March 31, 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.


april 4, 2018

AAA SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL SCHOLARSHIP                              

AAA of Michigan is offering scholarships to four graduating seniors who served as AAA School Safety Patrol members in Michigan.  Applicants must have a 3.0+ GPA and an ACT score of 21+ of SAT score of 950+.  Applications are available in the Counseling office and are due back to the counseling office by Wednesday, April 4, 2018.


april 5, 2018

MICHIGAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION                                                                         

The Michigan Retailers Association is offering scholarships for up to $2,000.  Eligibility:  the student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of Michigan Retailers Association.  Apply at bit.ly/mrascholarshipsThe application deadline is Thursday, April 5, 2018.


april 6, 2018

OHIO-MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CAREER COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS                                                 

The Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools is offering many different scholarships to Michigan high school seniors who will be going to a college or school in order to get the training necessary to obtain a job in an Ohio or Michigan business or industry.  Applications are available in the Counseling office. The application deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018.  


april 9, 2018

ROYAL OAK ARTS COUNCIL                                                                  

The Royal Oak Arts Council is offering three (3) to five (5) $1,000 scholarships to deserving local students based on their participation and awards in Fine Arts;  Music – band, orchestra, choral; film, drama; creative writing, dance, etc.  who plan to continue study in the Arts at the college level.  Applications are available in the Counseling office.  The application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018.

 

KAPPY FAMILY ANNE FRANK ART & WRITING COMPETITION

The hope for the 2018 Kappy Family Anne Frank Art & Writing Competition is to empower and inspire today’s students to lead our world to a better future. With that in mind, the theme for the second annual competition is The Power of Hope. Students in grades 9-12 from Oakland and Macomb County are invited to reflect on the lessons of the Holocaust and to create a written or artistic response to the following quotation from Anne Frank’s diary:  “Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and make us strong again.”  June 6, 1944.  Three winners from each of the following categories will be announced and honored at an award ceremony and gallery opening on May 17, 2018: Painting, Drawing, Photography,  Poetry,  Fiction,and  Nonfiction.  First place winners will receive $250, second place winners will receive $125, and third place winners will receive $75.  Entries may be submitted between January 8 and April 9.  For more information, go to https://www.holocaustcenter.org/competition.  The application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018.


april 10, 2018

ROYAL OAK EDUCATION ASSOCIATION                                                  

The Royal Oak Education Association is offering a $500.00 scholarship.  Applicants must have two letters of recommendation and provide a 300 word essay on events that positively or adversely affected your high school career, future plans and goals and a statement of why you think you are deserving of this scholarship.  Applications are available in the Counseling office and are due back to the counseling office by Tuesday, April 10, 2018.


april 16, 2018

ROYAL OAK COUNCIL PTA                                                              

The Royal Oak Council PTA is offering eight (8) $500.00 scholarships to seniors.  The application is available in the Counseling office and needs to be returned to the Counseling office by Monday, April 16, 2018


may 1, 2018

VIBE CREDIT UNION FUSE SCHOLARSHIP                                                     

Vibe Credit Union is offering five $1,000 scholarships to seniors who have been a member of their credit union for a minimum of one year with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must perform a minimum of 20 community service hours in their junior/senior year.  Online applications are available at https://www.vibecreditunion.com/home/accounts/fuse-youth-accounts.  The application deadline is Tuesday, May 1, 2018.


may 4 2018

AAA SCHOOL SAFETY PARTOL SCHOLARSHIP

Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who served as AAA School Safety Patrol members in Michigan.  Students must submit documentation of AAA School Safety Patrol participation, good academic standing, and a strong record of participation in the community and extra-curricular activities.  Applications are available in the Student Services Center.  The application deadline is Frday, May 4, 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.


july 2, 2018

ROBERT TURNER BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP - THE AMERICAN LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN                        

The American Legion is offering the Robert Turner Baseball Scholarship to graduating seniors who are on a 2018 American Legion Baseball Team roster.  Applicants must have a 2.5+ GPA.  Applications are available in the counseling office.  The application deadline is Monday, July 2, 2018.


August 31, 2018

ASPIRING NURSES SCHOLARSHIP

NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.
We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on Friday, August 31, 2018.  Go to https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2018-aspiring-nurse-scholarship​ for more information.
 

EDUCATOR.COM SCHOLARSHIP

Educator.com is offering $2,400 in scholarships.  To apply go to www.educator.com/scholarship/The application deadline is Friday, August 31, 2018.


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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!

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Great information on how to prepare, search, organize and apply for scholarships. 

SCHOLARSHIPPOINTS.COM

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.

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Affording COLLEGE IN MICHIGAN  

The information you need about savings plans, financial aid, and federal & state programs that can help you pay for college in Michigan.  
 
What do you do when you've gotten into your first-choice school, but your financial aid award wasn't what you expected?  Read this article to see what your options are. 
 
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FAFSA (Free application for federal student aid)

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.

FAFSA Video Document

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. 

not so fafsa: how to avoid a student aid scam

Read this informative article for tips to fill out the forms and ways to protect yourself when completing the FAFSA. 

BEST SCHOOLS GUIDE TO 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. 

Oakland University Financial Services

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.