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General Scholarships

Scholarships available to all Kendall students, regardless of program.

"Outside Scholarship" Disclaimer:

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is dedicated to assisting students with their financial needs. As an added service to students, we post outside scholarships on our current scholarship page. Outside scholarships are clearly marked and have no affiliation with Kendall College of Art and Design or Ferris State University.

Point Foundation LBGT Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 27, 2020

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

  • Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:
    • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
    • Strong academic achievement
    • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
    • Financial need
  • Eligible applicants also:
    • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2020.
    • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program for the full academic year.
    • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university. Students studying at community colleges, online programs, trade schools, as well as postdoctoral research students are NOT eligible
    • Must be at least a senior in high school
    • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
    • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 23-25 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

    For more information, please visit the Point Foundation website.

    Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 30, 2020

    Northwestern Mutual Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist cancer survivors, age 25 and under, who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

    There is also a scholarship for siblings of individuals who are in current treatment, have survived or passed away from pediatric childhood cancer.

  • Eligibility:
    • Be cancer survivors, age 25 and under, who have been diagnosed by a physician as having had treatment for and survived cancer or be a sibling of an individual who is in current treatment, has survived or passed away from pediatric childhood cancer. Applicants who are selected as finalists will be asked to provide a medical verification form.
    • Be high school seniors, high school graduates or current post-secondary undergraduates who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
    For more information, please visit the Northwestern Mutual website.

    Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    The Union Plus Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation, is open to students attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university, a community college or a technical college or trade school.

    Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.

  • Eligibility
    • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).
    • At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2020.
    • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible to apply.
    • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2020 - 2021 school year.
    • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
    For more information, please visit the Union Plus website.

    Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    Courageous Persuaders is a peer-to-peer national scholarship competition that invites high school students in grades 9-12 to create a 30-second commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking and/or the dangers of texting while driving. The program was built upon the premise that high school students have a tremendous influence on younger middle school peers, and with constructive messages, can positively impact decisions and potentially even save lives.

  • YOUR CHALLENGE
  • Create a 30-second TV commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. Students can enter separate videos in both categories.

    COMPETE FOR SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AND A CHANCE TO AIR A COMMERCIAL ON TV.

    You may enter as an individual or as a team. All team members listed on the entry form must be a high school student, in grades 9-12 (ages 19 and under) and a United States or Canadian citizen attending a United States (or U.S. territories) or Canadian high school.

    Nearly $30,000 in scholarships will be awarded to high school students.

    For more information, please visit the Courageous Persuaders website.

    My Personal Credit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    My Personal Credit Union's Board of Directors will award four $1,500 MPCU Scholarships in 2020! As you know, the increasing costs of higher education can be quite daunting, and a MPCU Scholarship (and MPCU membership) can help!

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a member (primary account owner) in good standing for at least 1 year prior to the deadline.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
    • A copy of your school transcripts must be submitted.
    • Please submit an essay (300 word maximum) on what the credit union means to you.
    • Graduate students, employees, officials of My Personal Credit Union and their immediate families are not eligible.
    For more information, please visit the My Personal Credit Union website.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    ESA is committed to helping future generations achieve their goals for higher education. Annually, the ESA Foundation awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate college students with diverse backgrounds and interests. All students are encouraged to apply for these college scholarships. Deserving applicants are judged on the criteria of character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability.

  • The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:
    • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
    • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

    For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

    Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    Established in 1990, this scholarship program honors the legacy of Lloyd F. Hutt – teacher and founder of LMCU. Each year, we establish a question for high school seniors to answer in the form of an essay and award (15) $2,000 scholarships. We are proud to have provided $361,500 in scholarships to 222 deserving students over the years.

  • Eligibility:
    • All applicants must be a resident of Michigan or Florida, or a member of Lake Michigan Credit Union or the child of a Lake Michigan Credit Union member.
    • LMCU employees, children of LMCU employees, directors or officers are not eligible.
    • All applicants must be high school seniors (includes home school students) and plan to enter a trade school, college or university in the next academic year.
    • Recipients must submit evidence of acceptance and enrollment in an accredited trade school, college or university before payment will be made.
  • Format/Guidelines
    • Essay question: In 30 years, what's the one thing you hope you still have and why?
    • Length: 750-1500 words
    • Essay must be typed
    • Essay must be double spaced
    • Do not include your name or school name in the essay. Include only the initials of your first, middle, last name on the top right corner of each page of the essay
    • Essay must have a title
    • Essay must be saved as a Word doc (.docx) or a Google Doc.
    For more information, please visit the Lake Michigan Credit Union website.

    $5,000 Discover Student Loan Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.

    Your personal information will always be kept private and secure.

    Open only to residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories who are at least sixteen (16) years old at the time of entry. Entrants must also be high school senior students who will be or college students who are enrolled at least half-time in a Bachelor's or Associate's degree program or graduate program at an eligible school within one (1) year of winner notification/confirmation or parent/legal guardians of students that satisfy the above eligibility requirements.

    For more information, please visit the College Covered Discover Student Loan website.

    The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards are given out each year to graduating high school seniors who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in combating intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their schools and communities. We offer these awards to those who have been inspired by Anne Frank’s story, who promote respect for all humanity, and whose humanitarian efforts continue her legacy today.

    This leadership is demonstrated in their desire and drive to carry on Anne Frank’s legacy by combating intolerance and striving to create a better world. Interest and involvement should be exhibited by spearheading organizations, programs, or events that address community issues and strive to create positive change.

    • Must be enrolled in a high school in the United States.
    • Must be completing high school by July 2020.
    • Must be attending an accredited undergraduate college/university in the fall of 2020.
    • Must be willing and able to attend the Anne Frank Center awards ceremony in New York City. Transportation and accommodation will be provided for each winner and one chaperone.
    For more information, please visit the Anne Frank Center website.

    Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2020

    Elks are community. No matter where you go in the country, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 Lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities. Join us in service to your community!

    Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards.

  • Eligibility:
    • Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2017, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2017, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2020. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
    • The applicant must be a high school senior.
    • The applicant must apply online only.
    • If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
    • Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) by December 31, 2019.
    • Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value.
    • Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
    For more information, please visit the Elks website.

    Clare County Community Foundation - Outside Scholaships

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    The Clare County Community Foundation offers scholarships beginning each December. The deadline for applications is February 1st. All recipients are from Clare County. To learn more about Clare County Community Foundation Scholarships, please speak to your local Clare County High School counselor.

    For more information, please visit the Clare County Community Foundation.

    **We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    Lowell Arts Council - West Michigan Regional Art Competition - Outside Award

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    The 34th Annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists who reside in a 25-county region. Artwork in any visual art media can be submitted by artists 18 yrs. and older. Five cash awards totaling $2500 are awarded. ​

    • Open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older.
    • Artists must currently reside in one of the following lower West Michigan counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.
    • Only original works completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited at LowellArts are eligible.

    For more information, please visit the Lowell Arts Council website.

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant (up to $30,000) to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”. This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others.

    The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad (Rachel Robinson International Fellowship) and for post-graduate education (Extra Innings Fellowship).

  • Eligibility:
    • Be a graduating high school senior;
    • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;
    • Show leadership potential;
    • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
    • Present evidence of financial need;
    • Be a United States citizen;
    • A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
    • Does not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
    For more information, please visit The Jackie Robinson Foundation.

    John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession. The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in the classical tradition of western culture.

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race, creed or color.
    • The age limit is between 18 and 35 years.
    • Award amounts vary annually and range from $500 to $5,000 per recipient.
    • At the discretion of the Committee, these may be awarded in quarterly installments.
    For more information, please visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum website.

    IAFF W. H. “Howie” McClennan Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    The W. H. "Howie" McClennan scholarship provides financial assistance for sons, daughters or legally adopted children of fire fighters killed in the line of duty who are planning to attend a university, accredited college or other institution of higher learning.

    Selection Criteria:
    Awards are based on financial need, aptitude promise and demonstrated academic achievement.

    How to Apply:
  • All applicants, both new and renewal applicants, must submit all application materials. Applications materials include:
    • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
    • An official copy of a school transcript and grade report from the school currently attending or most recently attended. The official school transcript should list all grade points earned and academic course work completed to date.
    • A brief statement (about 200 words) prepared by the applicant that indicates their reasons for wanting to continue their education.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, counselor, clergy, work supervisor or military supervisor (active, reserve or National Guard) who can address the qualifications and academic aptitude of the scholarship applicant. The required letters of recommendation may not be from immediate family members, close family friends, blood relatives, or relationships by marriage.
    For more information, please visit the IAFF website.

    Community Foundation for Muskegon County (including Mason and Oceana counties)

    Deadline: February 1, 2020

    If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or adult learner/returning student, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) may have a scholarship for you. We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1.2 million committed to students and over 800 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year.

    There are multiple scholarships available. We recommend that you apply through the "single application" if you are a resident of one of these counties (Muskegon, Mason or Oceana). They will match it with the best-fitting scholarship source. There are art scholarships listed.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Muskegon, Mason, and Oceana counties website.

    **We have had winners of these scholarships in the past!

    Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women.

    This scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually. The recipient will be notified by mail or email. The check will be forwarded to the acceptance institution.

  • Eligibility:
    • Is a United States Citizen.
    • Is a high school Graduating Senior, showing academic promise, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Include a letter from the high school attending, with transcripts.
    • Submit a biographical sketch and letter stating goals and how the scholarship will be used.
    • Applicants must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States in pursuit of a degree course of study.
    • Applicants must be a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman, and must submit documentation of sponsor's military service.
    For more information, please visit the Women's Army Corps Veteran's Association website.

    University Club - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 3, 2020

    The University Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship Foundation has been established for individuals who intend to build, support, and serve the West Michigan community after college graduation. Applicants may attend any college or accredited vocational school: in-state, out-of-state, 2-year or 4-year program.

    Applicant must be in good standing as a senior in high school within Allegan, Kent, Muskegon or Ottawa County. Going into the senior year, the applicant must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and maintain an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher for the remainder of the school year. Financial need will be considered. An interview may be required.

    For more information, please visit the University Club of Grand Rapids website.

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 5, 2020

    UCB is currently accepting applications for its Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program. Celebrating 12 years of service, the program helps people living with epilepsy, their family members, and caregivers who are pursuing higher education. UCB will offer 30 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 3 scholarships of up to $10,000 in 2020.

  • Eligibility:
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • A person living with epilepsy or a family member / caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
    • Pursuing higher education (associate’s, undergraduate, or graduate degree) or enrolled in a trade school educational program
    • A student who demonstrates academic and personal achievement, holds a strong record of extracurricular activities, and serves as a positive role model for others
    • Graduating from high school in 2020 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in / awaiting acceptance at a United States-based center for higher learning for fall 2020
    • Not a previous UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program recipient
    • Not an employee of UCB or an immediate family member of a UCB employee
    For more information, please visit the Family Epilepsy Foundation website.

    Shiawassee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 7, 2020

    If you are a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, fifth year early college senior, or non-traditional student, the Shiawassee Community Foundation may have a scholarship for you!

    While many of the scholarships are for a specific type of student, college, trade school, or field of study, you will be considered for those scholarships that best match your individual qualifications by answering questions on their online system. Some questions may seem redundant but are necessary in order to qualify you for as many scholarships as possible and to honor the wishes of our donors.

    For more information, please visit the Shiawassee Community Foundation website.

    Columbus Citizens Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 7, 2020

    The Columbus Citizens Foundation’s College Scholarship Program was established in 1984 at the directive of past Foundation President John Loconsolo. Recipients receive a four-year scholarship that helps underwrite the cost of their college tuition. Our scholarships, while generous, provide assistance towards tuition but will not cover payment for all school costs.

  • Eligibility:
    • Students must be at least 25% Italian descent
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher
    • Must be from a household where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per person in the household
    • Only seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in fall are eligible to apply. Students who are already in college are NOT eligible.
    • Students must be citizens of the United States or residents of same status.
    For more information, please visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation website.

    General Federation of Women’s Clubs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 7, 2020

    Success for Survivors Scholarship

    As part of the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, the GFWC Success For Survivors Scholarship was created in 2012 to lend a helping hand to those impacted by intimate partner violence who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship aims to provide survivors with a means to achieve both financial and personal independence. Since its inception, GFWC has awarded over $60,000 in scholarship funds.

    We award $2,500 scholarships to help survivors of intimate partner abuse obtain a post-secondary education that will offer them the chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.

  • Eligibility:
    • Survived intimate partner abuse. The term intimate partner abuse describes physical, sexual, and/or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.
    • Citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
    • Enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited public or private post-secondary or vocational institution.
    • Recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency and/or counselor or social worker, willing to provide information on behalf of the applicant.

    For more information, please visit the GFWC website.

  • We have had a recipient of this scholarship.
  • Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 14, 2020

    The Jackson Community Foundation awards a variety of scholarships to residents of Jackson County, Michigan.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Jackson Community Foundation website.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 14, 2020

    Haworth offers a variety of higher education scholarships each year to worthy and aspiring students. It's one way the company cultivates hope for the future, invests in its communities, and lives out its values: We listen to our Customers; We rely on our Members; We honor Integrity; We embrace Continuous Learning; We lead with Design; We create Value; We work to make the World better.

  • Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship Open to the public
  • Awarded to a minority. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Haworth defines a minority group as the following:

    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Two or More Races

    The Diversity Scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000.00 along with the opportunity for a 12-week paid internship (40 hours/week).

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior at the time of application due date who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2020 until August 2020 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, or Sales).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

  • G.W. Haworth Scholarship, Gerald B. Johanneson Scholarship, or Haworth Scholarships Open to Dependents of Haworth Members
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be an eligible dependent of a Haworth company member as defined by Haworth's Eligible Dependent Policy.
    • Applicant must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they apply.
    • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s program at the time of application submission or will be enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s program before July 1st of the year in which they apply.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater for the semester most recently completed.
    • Dependents of Haworth Officers are not eligible.
    • A candidate who has received two awards is no longer eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Haworth website.

    **We have had winners of both scholarships!

    Navy Seal Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 14, 2020

    The Navy SEAL Foundation is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to NSW active duty service members, their spouses and dependent children, and our SEAL and SWCC post-9/11 veterans. These scholarships are provided as an effort to bridge the gap between the desired level of education and the current level of education of NSW service members. The scholarship opportunities include one to four-year grants for education, vocational, certificate and leadership programs. The educational scholarships are to post-secondary programs, such as Bachelors or Associates Degrees, and also include graduate degree scholarship opportunities for qualifying applicants.

    Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and academic potential. Merit shall be based on grade point average, SAT scores, class ranking, extracurricular activities, volunteer community involvement, leadership positions held, military service record, and employment as appropriate. Multiple scholarships of various dollar amounts are awarded annually. The Navy SEAL Foundation shall award scholarships without regard to race, color, sex, religion, or national origin.

    For more information, please visit the Navy Seal Foundation website.

    The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Purple Heart Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program that awards scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year.

    To be eligible to apply for a Purple Heart Scholarship, each applicant needs to be a member of one of the following categories:

    • a Purple Heart recipient who is also a member of MOPH, or
    • The spouse of a Purple Heart recipient who is a Member of MOPH, or
    • The direct lineal descendant (child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild or step-grandchild) of a Purple Heart recipient who is a Member of MOPH, or
    • the spouse, widow/widower, or direct lineal descendent of a service member killed-in-action or who died of wounds. If the Purple Heart recipient is listed as killed-in-action or died of wounds, supporting documentation must accompany the application.
  • In order to receive an MOPH Scholarship, applicants must meet the following three requirements:
    • Be a graduate or upcoming graduate (current senior) of a high school or GED program, and
    • Accepted by or enrolled as a FULL-TIME undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school at the time the scholarship is awarded, and
    • be able to demonstrate the capacity for advanced academic achievement or technical proficiency as demonstrated by maintaining at least a 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) based on an un-weighted 4.0 grading system.

    Graduate students and students going back to school to receive additional undergraduate degrees after successfully completing at least one prior undergraduate degree program are not eligible to apply.

    For more information, please visit the Military Order of the Purple Heart website.

    **We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Lenawee, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan website.

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The purpose of the Opportunity Scholarships is to provide assistance to women in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses studying for a career other than the ordained ministry.

  • The applicant must:
    • be a citizen of the United States of America.
    • hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
    • be at least 21 years old.
    • have experienced an interruption in education of two or more years since completion of high school or college.
    For more information, please visit the Women of the ELCA website.

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Perceptions organization was formed in 2002 to provide educational programs, networking opportunities, and services for the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families, allies and their community at large.

    The scholarship will be awarded to a Michigan resident who has demonstrated a passion for promoting mutual respect and acceptance across borders of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

  • Qualifications
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Resident of Michigan
    • High school senior, college student or non-traditional student
    • Pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree or vocational training
    • Demonstrated a commitment to promoting respect and acceptance of diversity across all borders including race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
    • Full- or part-time enrollment

    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    Saginaw Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents.

    There are many scholarships for students (high school, current undergraduates, and graduate students) from the Saginaw County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    United Advisory Scholarship Commission Scholarship - Louise Eaton Buck Art Scholarship

    Louise Eaton Buck was a great lover of art and the beautiful. She always strove to inspire that love in others and to awaken in them a deeper interest in the adornments of life and their surroundings and it was her wish to render material assistance to those who were striving to acquire greater proficiency and knowledge in the broad field of art and decoration.

    • Graduating senior from a Saginaw Public School
    • Pursuing a degree in fine arts, architecture or landscaping
    • Must reside in the Saginaw Public School District
    • Full-time enrollment
    James Gaertner & Anne Marks-Gaertner Fine Arts Scholarship
    • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
    • Graduating senior at Nouvel Catholic Central High School
    • Fine Arts participation at Nouvel Catholic Central High School (plays, concerts, art exhibits, etc.)
    • Enroll full-time in pursuit of an undergraduate degree
    • Pursuing at least 6 credit hours of Fine Arts classes in the first year of post-high school education.
    Yellow Dog Studio Memorial Scholarship
    • Graduating high school senior in the Great Lakes Bay Region
    • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in art and/or photography
    • Full-time enrollment
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program, awarded annually, provides financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in roadway work zones. The Foundation will help ensure that their dependents academic dreams will continue.

  • ELIGIBILITY
  • Eligible applicants must be dependents of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone related construction or maintenance activities, including mobile operations and the installation of roadway safety features. Spouses of fallen workers and parents with custody or legal guardianship of surviving children are also eligible.

  • All applicants will be judged by the following four criteria:
    • An official copy of the applicant’s transcript and grade report from the school currently being attended or most recently attended. The transcript should list all grade points earned and all academic coursework completed to date
    • A written essay that explains the applicants reasons for wanting to continue his or her education.
    • The applicant’s demonstrated need for financial assistance for continuing education. The need for financial assistance will be based on a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
    • Two letters of recommendation in support of the candidate’s application and the views expressed therein

    An additional award of $1000 may be granted and this award is based solely on the applicant’s volunteer experiences and commitment to volunteerism.

    For more information, please visit the ATSSA website.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2020

    The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating High School seniors, Community College transfer students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students.

    Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

    • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during the FALL of scholarship cycle year
    • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
    • Complete FAFSA
  • Other:
    • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
    • All majors and graduate fields accepted
    For more information, please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website.

    The Christophers’ Annual Poster Contest for High School Students - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 18, 2020

    A nonprofit organization founded in 1945, The Christophers uses the media to spread two basic ideas: There’s nobody like you, and you can make a difference. This message, based on the concept of service to God and all humanity, is addressed to people of all faiths and of no particular faith. The Christopher motto is: “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

    High school students (Only students living in United States are eligible to enter) in grades 9 through 12 are invited to enter our annual Poster Contest for High School Students by creating a poster interpreting the theme "You Can Make a Difference".

  • PRIZES:
  • 1st Prize – $1,000
  • 2nd Prize – $500
  • 3rd Prize – $250
  • Up to five Honorable Mention prizes of $100 each
  • Posters must include the statement “You can make a difference” and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

    For more information, please visit The Christophers website.

    Simon Youth Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 19, 2020

    Our scholarships support hundreds of college-bound students each year, because Simon Youth Foundation’s work with students doesn’t stop when they graduate from high school. To-date, we have awarded more than $18 million in scholarships to more than 5300 students in 42 states. And we’re just getting started.

  • To be eligible, applicants must:
    • Be a high school senior attending school and living near a Simon® mall property or in the surrounding communities (Michigan has two: Birch Run Premium Outlets and Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor) Find the Simon community near you. Simon Mall locations
    • Be a legal U.S. resident
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in Fall 2020
    • Demonstrate academic promise and financial need
    • Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, essay response, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement
    For more information, please visit the Simon Youth Foundation website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2020

    The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. We have been helping health professionals, food services, businesses, educators, students, vegans, and vegetarians since 1982.

    Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

    One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2020. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

    For more information, please visit the Vegetarian Resource Group website.

    Gordon A Rich Memorial Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2020

    The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation (“GAR”) was created to honor the memory of Gordon Rich. Gordon was an individual of extraordinary talent, energy and persistence with a passion for life.

    College scholarship money is available to offspring of those working in the financial services industry. Each GAR scholarship is worth up to $50,000 (approx. $12,500 per year) awarded to bright, hardworking high school seniors who have a financial need.

  • Requirements:
    • Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
    • Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
    • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
    • Students must demonstrate financial need.
    • Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.
    For more information, please visit the Gordon Rich Memorial Foundation website.

    Michigan Education Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2020

    The Michigan Education Association is an organization dedicated to the principles of public education, advancement of quality education, and security of the rights of education employees.

    The amount and number of scholarships offered each year shall be determined by the trustees of the MEA Scholarship Fund. Such scholarships may be offered on a renewal basis limited to four times in a five-year period.

  • Eligibility
    • Dependent of MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing.
    • Graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit.
    • Will attend or is currently an undergraduate student of a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license.
    • Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible. (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member.)
    • The scholarship will not be awarded for the purpose of working on a post-baccalaureate degree.

    Priority is given on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, school and community service.

    Scholarship determination will be made strictly on the merit of the applicant’s performance against the above criteria. The selection and award of scholarships is a nondiscriminatory process.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Education Association website.

    Community Foundation of Monroe County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 21, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from the Monroe County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Brent Ansted Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Endowed by the Ansted and Uller family to provide scholarships to graduating Seniors of Bedford High School pursuing a degree in the Liberal Arts anywhere within the US. Preference will be given to those students pursuing the following fields: Computer Design, Graphic Design, Culinary Arts, Photography and Music. A sample portfolio should be included with the essay.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of Monroe County website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Four County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 23, 2020

    Connecting Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St Clair Counties

    The communities and schools eligible for scholarships are: Almont, Armada, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Oxford, and Romeo. There are opportunities for both high school seniors as well as students who are currently attending college.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    The 4CCF application is in two parts. Part 1 is an eligibility form which decides which applications a student will receive. Part 2 is the actual scholarship application. A student may be eligible to complete several Part 2 applications. Once the applicant submits Part 1, 4CCF will review it and send a link to Part 2. Allow two-three business days to receive Part 2. Consequently, you will not be able to complete the application process in one day. Please plan ahead!

    For more information, please visit the Four County Community Foundation website.

    We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 24, 2020

    The "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%.

  • Who Can Apply for a Scholarship
  • Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty may apply for a Heroes' Legacy Scholarship if they meet one of the following additional criteria:

    • One of the parents died while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 in any branch or component of the U. S. Armed Forces OR
    • One of the parents, while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, became disabled - meaning that the parent qualified for receipt of Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) OR
    • One of the parents, who was on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, received a permanent and total compensation rating of 100% from the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Also applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2020 in an accredited U.S. college or university, or junior/community college.
    • High school applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply.
    • College applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. College freshmen must submit a first semester college transcript.
    For more information, please visit the Heroes' Legacy Scholarship website.

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 25, 2020

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 scholarship program. More than $290,250 will be awarded to young members of the Association. Winners are chosen by a committee of impartial judges from the educational field based on the following criteria:

    • Academic standing - 40%
    • Church/community service value - 30%
    • School involvement / essay - 30%

    Eligibility: An eligible candidate shall be a member of good standing with the Association for at least three years prior to date of scholarship application and hold one of the following policies in his or her own name: a $1,000 minimum permanent life insurance certificate; a $5,000 minimum term certificate; or an annuity certificate. Such membership standing shall be verified from the records of the Home Office.

    The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year. If the recipient receives full tuition funding from a governmental or other source, she/he will not be eligible to receive an FCSLA Award.

    For more information, please visit the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association website.

    Vivo Masks Masquerade Scholarship Design Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 25, 2020

    VIVO Masks is one of the largest masquerade mask retailers in the world.

    The art of masquerade and mask building is on the cusp of being forgotten and we want to give it a breath of life by working with talented artists to create new designs.

    Got an idea? Show us your best, and you could win a $1,000 scholarship. You will have the opportunity to have your winning design produced in the U.S. and featured on VIVO Masks. You will retain full ownership and credit for the design. With the permission of the designer, all submissions will be displayed on our contest wrap up and promoted on social media.

    Designers retain ownership of their designs unless they explicitly agree to a sale with VIVO Masks. Winning designer will receive a $1000 prize from VIVO Masks and will have the option to have their design produced and sold on VIVO Masks.

  • The Details
  • Create an original design for a masquerade mask that is beautiful and able to be produced for under $30 (material cost in bulk ordering, not including labor to create the mask). In order to be eligible for the contest, you must produce either a physical mask OR realistic 3D renderings so we can understand your concept.

    For more information, please visit the Vivo Masks website.

    World of 7 Billion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 27, 2020

    We now live in a world of over 7 billion people and demographers expect us to reach 9 billion by mid-century. Human population growth exacerbates many of the innumerable challenges facing our global society. Taking on these complex challenges and finding solutions will require understanding, cooperation and creativity.

    Create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges.

    • Sustaining Water Systems – Agricultural pollution, aquifer depletion, sanitation infrastructure, waste disposal, modifying waterways (dams, levees), safe drinking water
    • Improving Climate Resiliency – Climate migrants, poor urban planning, extreme weather events, agricultural productivity, disease evolution, global inequity in climate adaptation
    • Ensuring Economic Opportunities – Gender wage gap, global wealth inequality, workers’ rights, poverty cycle, microfinance, green jobs

      All videos must include how population growth impacts the issue and at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

    • Who can enter?
    • Any middle or high school student (grade 6-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter. Students may be located anywhere in the world.

      For more information, please visit the World of 7 Billion website.

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship for Foreign Study and Travel

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

  • Barbara and Nicole Heacox Foreign Study & Travel Scholarship
    • Applicants must be a northwest Ottawa County Tri-Cities Area high school student, or college student wanting to pursue educational or travel opportunities in foreign countries.
    • Financial need is a primary consideration.
    For more information, please visit the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation website.

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from the Tri-Cities (Grand Haven, Spring Lake, or Ferrysburg), Allendale and Coopersville areas. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Fugazzotto Scholarship for Visual Arts Students
    • Applicants must be Tri-Cities residents who are studying visual arts. This may include someone who is studying to be a teacher of art or plans to have a career in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts or graphic design.
    • Applicant must have at least a 2.5.
    • Financial need is a consideration.
  • Marvin R. and Pearl E. Patterson Family Fund
    • Applicants must be a high school graduate of any Tri-Cities area public school or a non-traditional older student with established residency in the Tri-Cities area.
    • First consideration will be to students studying graphic or fine arts; however consideration may be given to studies in environment, forestry or related fields.
    • Leadership, community involvement, and academic achievement are considerations.
    • Financial need is not a requirement.
  • Allendale Community Foundation Scholarship
    • Awarded to a resident of Allendale Charter Township pursing studies at any public or private college, graduate, professional vocational, art, or music school.
    For more information, please visit the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    Through the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), and hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) has awarded nearly $61 million in scholarships to date. In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership Grants), ranging from $4,000 to $25,000, in a nationwide competition.

  • Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent) enrolled in a graduate program or in an undergraduate program at a four-year, accredited academic institution for the 2020 Fall term.

    For more information, please visit the OSIA website.

    Frankenmuth Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    The Frankenmuth Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds. They administer a scholarship program that helps local Frankenmuth High School students pursue higher education each year.

    Interested high school students should see their counselors at Frankenmuth High School for more information and an application.

    We have listed only art related scholarships here.

  • MISS CHRISTINE" ABRAHAM COOK SCHOLARSHIP
    • The applicant must be a member of the current graduating class of the Frankenmuth School District High School for this one time scholarship amount which is non-renewable.
    • The primary area of interest that this scholarship seeks to support is for those students who have an interest in art or performing art in areas such as but not limited to band, vocal, music, or dance. If there are no students who meet this criteria then students who are interested in pursuing a degree(s) in creative design, horticulture, botany, landscape design or landscape architecture should be considered as candidates for the scholarship.
    • The applicant must be planning to attend a college, university, trade school or performing arts academy full time and seek an associates or bachelor degrees, and prior to distribution of the scholarship funds must be accepted and enrolled. The applicant that is chosen for the scholarship may have up to two years after learning of the award to request the funds be applied to the school in which they are accepted and enrolled.
    • The applicant must demonstrate academic skills by having a grade point during high school which is higher than 2.75 while taking courses generally regarded as college preparatory.
    • Selection shall also be based on financial need of the student for assistance with college costs.
    • The scholarship will be awarded without regard to sex, race, religion, place of birth, or personal handicap.

    ***If your parent or grandparent is an active or retired employee of the Michigan State Police living in the State of Michigan, and if you are a member of the current graduating class or a graduate of a high school, you may apply for the Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II Scholarship.

    For more information, please visit the Frankenmuth Community Foundation website.

    Lenawee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Lenawee County. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Maurice & Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship
  • The Maurice and Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship will award $2,000 for a student studying writing, music, painting, theater, dance, or other arts-related field. May be renewable, at the discretion of the committee, up to four years if you apply for a renewal and meet the eligibility requirements each year.

    • Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need.
    • Applicant must have been accepted to an accredited post-secondary school.
    • Applicant must be a Lenawee County graduate or graduating senior from a public or private high school.
    • Applicant must be studying writing, music, painting, theater, dance or other arts-related field.
    For more information, please visit the Lenawee County Education Foundation website.

    Sentient Furniture Scholarship for Creatives - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    SENTIENT Furniture strives to infuse artistic ideas and thoughts into our work. We are passionate about original concepts and creative thinking. To be able to come up with original ideas and communicate them to a wider audience is important in any industry and is a crucial component in inspiring new advances for the future. We have the aim of promoting creative-minded students who will soon be using their much-needed skills in their chosen industry by offering a financial step-up in their studies. To win the scholarship, applicants will need to explore how they’ve used their creative talents to achieve at their college or university.

  • Eligibility
    • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
    • Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicants are not required to have a specific Major.
    • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
    • Applicants must have the ability to communicate original and creative thinking in their essays.

    Please write an 800-1,000-word essay exploring the following: How you have used your creative talents to achieve at your college or university so far?

    For more information, please visit the Sentient Furniture website.

    Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    The Gerber Foundation offers competitive scholarships for students in West Michigan graduating from high schools in Newaygo, Oceana or Muskegon counties.

  • Only students graduating from one of the following high schools in Michigan are eligible to apply.
    • Newaygo County - Fremont, Hesperia, Grant, Newaygo, White Cloud, Home-schooled
    • Muskegon - Holton, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Ravenna
    • Oceana - Hart, Pentwater, Shelby, Walkerville

    Complete the application, submit one letter of recommendation, and provide a statement about yourself, including a brief summary of your interests, job experiences, extracurricular activities, community service, and why you are interested in the field you have chosen. Indicate how you have prepared yourself for this profession through the activities in which you have participated and what your dream job might look like. Do not use any proper names in this statement.

    For more information, please visit the Gerber Foundation website.

    One of our students has received a scholarship from here!

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    The Women Marines Association is the only veterans association for and about women Marines. The Women Marines Association was established in Denver, CO, in 1960 to ensure that our history as Marines would continue to be told and passed on to a new generation of Marines. Chapters and members across the nation work on community programs and support our military personnel, our veterans and their communities. They reach across all areas where there is a need.

  • Eligibility:
  • APPLICANT MUST SATISFY WITH PROOF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve; or
    • Be a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Be a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or step-child of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Have participated in a Marine Corps JROTC pro-gram.
  • Student must also have:
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be sponsored by a member of the WMA
    For more information, please visit the Women Marines Association website.

    EOD Warrior Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    The EOD Warrior Foundation serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial. (EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the disarming and disposal of bombs).

  • Eligibility
    • Applicants must be the child, stepchild, spouse, or grandchild, or other DoD recognized dependent of a graduate of NAVSCOLEOD.
    • No applicant will be awarded more than 4 scholarships.
    • Children or DOD recognized dependents must be 23 years or younger.
    • There is no age limit for spouses.
    • NAVSCOLEOD graduates are not eligible for scholarship awards.
    • Active Duty service members are not eligible for scholarship awards, regardless of their relationship to NAVSCOLEOD graduates.
    • Service Academy Cadets are not eligible to receive EODWF Scholarships as they are considered to be on active duty. Students may apply in case they are not accepted or decide not to attend a Service Academy.
    • Applicants must be a high school senior or currently enrolled full-time in an accredited program at a college, university, or trade, technical or vocational school. Graduate and professional degree programs are not eligible.
    For more information, please visit the EOD Warrior Foundation website.

    Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

  • Eligibility
    • Be honorably-discharged (no longer drilling) veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
    • Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate (first Bachelor's) or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
    • Have completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
    • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
    • Be eligible for Federal Funding-Subsidized and unsubsidized federal loans &/or Federal Pell Grants.

    Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s or master's degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Scholarship America website.

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Midland and Gladwin counties. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply. Current college students may apply.

  • Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship
  • The Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award(s) to a graduate of a Midland County High School who is pursuing an education in fashion/clothing design, retail merchandising or interior design. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must communicate their passion and commitment to the industry in the essay.

  • James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship
  • The James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship provides an annual award to a graduating senior art student(s) in the Midland Public School system who will pursue an education in the visual arts, art education or design (including but not limited to interior, fashion or graphic design) degree at an institution of higher education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be active in the community. Grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship. Selection will be based on the application and a portfolio of art and/or design work.

  • James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship
  • The James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship is an annual award of to a graduating high school senior from Midland Public Schools. The successful recipient will be pursuing a career in fine arts (music, visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in - and a passion for - the discipline. Financial need is among the criteria.

  • Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship
  • The Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship provides annual scholarship awards to students graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award. Successful applicants will be pursuing higher education in a humanities-related field such as English, foreign language, art, music, journalism, etc.

  • O. James Clark Endowed Scholarship
  • The O. James Clark Scholarship provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland Public School graduate who is currently enrolled in college and is a junior or senior with preference given to those with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or above. The student must be studying a humanities field (language, art, social studies, etc.) and previous recipients may reapply.

  • Steven and Kathleen Dolan Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of a Midland County high school who is pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, healthcare, or arts at an accredited four year college or university. The applicant must have a 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. The essay for this scholarship should state the student's personal and career goals as well as a description of school and community activities in which the student has participated.

    For more information, please visit the Midland Area Community Foundation website.

    The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area awards over $950,000 in scholarships each year for students to attend schools of higher education throughout the nation. The scholarships are possible thanks to the generosity of many local individuals, families, and businesses who have invested in our community's future through CFHZ by furthering the education of others.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Holland Friends of Art Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Candidates must be graduating seniors from Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, Zeeland West or the Careerline Tech Center
    • Enrolling in any two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States
    • Continuing their studies in the visual arts either as an art major or art minor
    • High school visual art teacher's recommendation
    • Cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Email submission of visual art portfolio containing 5-10 best pieces to [email protected] by the application deadline.
    • Able to demonstrate financial need, a consideration not an absolute requirement
  • Chris Martin Memorial Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship is potentially renewable for three additional years.
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from Black River High School
    • Enrolling in a two or four-year accredited college or university or a technical / vocational training center. It is not necessary that candidates be planning to pursue a degree or career in the visual arts.
    • Interested and proficient in the visual arts
    • In good standing in their school and in the community
  • Alice O. Rydell Interior Design Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from the following high schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East or Zeeland West.
    • Accepted and planning to enroll in an accredited interior design program at a college or university
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
    • Financial need, a consideration (EFC recommended)
  • Marnie Assink Art Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School
    • Majoring in art at any accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States
    • One of the two required recommendations must come from the applicant's high school art teacher.
    • Financial need, a consideration
  • Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating high school senior with substantial work history or record of volunteering who attends public, private or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area (Foundation); or a current college student with substantial work history or record of volunteering whose permanent address lies within the primary service area of the Foundation; or a currently employed worker from the greater Holland/Zeeland area, employed 20 or more hours per week, in human resources, manufacturing, skilled trades, semi-skilled trades or other production-related areas with a greater Holland/Zeeland area company including temporary staffing agencies.
    • Enrolled or enrolling in an accredited program at any two or four year post-secondary institution.
    • Two recommendations, one of which must be from a recent work or volunteer supervisor.
    • Top priority will be given to applicants interested in studying areas related to the furniture manufacturing industry, including such areas as Human Resources, Engineering, Design, Manufacturing Operations, Skilled Trades, etc.
    • Priority will be given to applicants with high financial need.
    • Priority will be given to applicants who are first-generation college students.
  • Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship
    • Graduating senior or graduating early college student who attends public, private, or home school in the primary service area of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.
    • Enrolling at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States
    • Financial need (must submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Planning to pursue a career in the arts
    • One of the two required recommendations must come from the applicant's high school art teacher
    For more information, please visit The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area website.

    **We have had winners of these scholarships in the past!

    Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship - Outside Scholarship for team members and their children

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund that was established at Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1975. Every year it provides scholarships for Meijer team members and their children.

  • Eligibility:
  • Student is a team member or a child (natural, legally adopted, or stepchild) of a Meijer team member who has been employed for a least one year at the time of the application deadline. Children of team members must be full-time students to apply, while Meijer team member applicants may be part-time students.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website.

    North Central Michigan, Iosco County, and Straits Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The North Central Michigan Community Foundation, Iosco County Community Foundation, and the Straits Area Community Foundation have joined forces to offer a variety of Scholarship Funds for students with in their regions.

    We have only listed those scholarships that are art related however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • ESP Maxine Calvin Memorial Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established to provide awards to students graduating from Ogemaw Heights High School studying Arts or Music.

    • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Ogemaw Heights High School.
    • Applicant must plan to major in the field of Arts or Music (other than Theatre or Computer Graphics).
  • Michael Wentworth Scholarship
  • This scholarship was created to assist any resident of Iosco County to participate in any program to study the arts in the following categories: architectural design, painting, drawing, or art history. Also included are visual arts programs including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and design. (Excluded are performing arts including photography, video and filmmaking, graphics, CAD, and degrees in science.)

    • Applicant must be a resident of Iosco County.
    • Applicant must be participating in any program to study arts in the following categories: architectural design, painting, drawing, or art history.
    For more information, please contact your high school guidance counselor or visit the North Central Michigan Community Foundation website.

    Battle Creek Community Foundation -Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

  • With the collaboration and coordination of many community organizations, the Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Battle Creek College Access Network is leading the way in aligning resources throughout our community to make postsecondary education and training available to all Battle Creek area residents.
  • There are many scholarships for students from the Calhoun County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Andert Family Scholarship
  • The late Norman J. Andert, a music educator, and Irene E. Andert, a retired healthcare professional, inspired subsequent generations of the Andert family to pursue careers in music, education, healthcare and public service. In their memory and honor, the Andert Family Scholarship provides assistance to students pursuing careers in the fine and healing arts for the betterment of human kind.

    • Applicants must be graduating seniors at Lakeview High School
    • Must be accepted by a four-year college or university of his/her choice to study the fine arts (e.g., music, performing arts, arts education, theatre, visual arts, film, etc.) or a healthcare field (e.g., medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical technology, etc.).
    • Students must demonstrate good character, citizenship and leadership.
  • Minges Family Scholarship
  • Frances Minges Delmerico Issac implemented this scholarship in recognition of the 150+ years the family has resided and was active in the Lakeview area.

    • Applicants must be current residents of Lakeview School District graduating from Lakeview High School
    • Be attending an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year community college.
    • Demonstrate a potential for success.
    • Financial need
    • Preference may be given to students intending to study music, art, or agriculture.
  • Schlatter Design Scholarship
  • The Schlatter Design Scholarship was created to honor Dick's lifetime of accomplishment in the graphic design and marketing world. Dick has won over 70 awards in the field of graphic design, including the American Advertising Association's (AAF) Silver Medal in 1984, and ArtPrize Public Vote Grand Prize in 2017.

    • Eligible applicants are greater Battle Creek area high school graduating seniors and graduates who intend to major or complete a certificate in graphic art, or a closely related field.
    • Selection criteria includes: Community service and financial need may be considered, along with one letter of recommendation from an instructor or professional working in the design field (required), and a portfolio of the applicant's design work (recommended).
    • Former recipients may reapply.
    For more information, please visit the Battle Creek Foundation webpage.

    We have had a winner of a scholarship from here!

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA) sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for tomorrow’s communicators. OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are involved in and preparing to devote a substantial amount of their life’s work in outdoor writing, radio and television, wildlife photography, art, lecturing or video and film making. Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who can demonstrate a record of accomplishment in and commitment to the fields of outdoor communications.

    The scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate or graduate students from all disciplines and all schools.

    Each candidate should have clear, significant goals in outdoor communications, examples of work and letters of recommendation. Academic achievement is considered but is not among the top three selection criteria.

    • OWAA application form properly completed.
    • Recommendation from a faculty advisor, professor or school administrator.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work.
    • A one- to two-page statement by the nominee that details career goals.
    • Optional letters of recommendation from outdoor communicators or employers familiar with applicant’s work.

    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Writers Association of America website.

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Sons of Norway Foundation was established in 1966 to provide funding for research and promotion of Norwegian heritage and culture. The Sons of Norway Foundation awards approximately 25 scholarships to promising students each year. These programs promote cultural exchange and support higher education to help students follow their dreams.

  • Who can apply:
    • Any American citizen who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian, age 17 or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage.
    • Those who have a certificate of completion from high school and are enrolled in a recognized educational institution.
    • Different scholarships have different qualifications. Some are open for any major.
    For more information, please visit the Sons of Norway Foundation website.

    Charlevoix County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Charlevoix County Community Foundation (C3F) offers scholarships to help area students with financial responsibilities associated with higher education. Most scholarships offered through the C3F are for graduating seniors (primarily graduating from a Charlevoix County school) as they pursue higher education, however a few opportunities exist for those in neighboring counties or for those already in a post-secondary program and continuing in a specific field of study. We have listed only those that art related, however, we would encourage you to check out all the scholarship opportunities.

  • Kristen Cleary Memorial Scholarship $1000
  • Kristen was an extraordinary young woman whose talents included music composition, writing poetry, and exploring different art forms. Her plans to pursue a career in art never came to fruition, due to a fatal tragedy. The Cleary family established an art and music scholarship in her memory.

    • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
    • Applicant must be pursuing studies in music and/or art.
    • Applicant must be planning to attend a two or four-year college or university.
    • Applicant must be graduating from a Charlevoix County or Emmet County high school.
  • Casey & Mark Newville Memorial Scholarship $500
  • This scholarship recognizes a Boyne City High School graduating senior as an accomplished student in fine arts one year, and a student who has excelled in athletics the next year, rotating annually. The 2019 recipient will be an art student.

    • Must currently live in the United States.
    For more information, please visit the Charlevoix County Community Foundation website.

    Kalamazoo Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Kalamazoo Community Foundation believes the community members who will have the most impact on our community in the future are you, our young people. And we believe that each and every one of you must have an equal chance to take advantage of the opportunities available to you.

    This is why we have a scholarship program that each year helps hundreds of students who live or go to school in Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties go to college or a trade or technical school after high school. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Brady and Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
    • Graduating Loy Norrix High school senior
    • Plan to enroll full time in a two- or four-year college or university
    • Must demonstrate ability and interest in the area of creative arts (band, orchestra, choral, drama, fine arts or creative writing) as evidenced by participation in school and community activities
    • Financial need may be a consideration but is not a requirement for application.
  • Ann N. MacGregor Scholarship
    • High school student, current undergraduate or graduate student who is a Kalamazoo County resident and who is graduating or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school
    • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled full time in a degree-granting college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in a visual arts program.
    • Current undergraduate or graduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need according to the FAFSA.
  • Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship
    • Kalamazoo Central High School or Loy Norrix High School senior who has taken art classes at Kalamazoo Central and/or Loy Norrix
    • Plans to pursue a two- or four-year degree in the visual arts as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrated academic achievement and ability/accomplishment in the visual arts.
    • Financial need may be a consideration in the final step of the selection process but it is not a requirement for consideration.
    For more information, please visit the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website.

    **We have had multiple winners of these scholarships in the past!

    Osceola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Osceola Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Osceola county.

    We have listed those scholarships that are art specific, however, we strongly encourage you to check out this PDF and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply. Scholarships are administered through the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • Amy Hinkley Gregory Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable scholarship to a graduating senior from Evart High School excelling in the visual arts

    For more information, please visit the Osceola County Community Foundation (FACF) website.

    Eric Dostie Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Eric Dostie by awarding financial assistance to students with hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder, or to their family members. Students must be citizens of the United States, and enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college program.

    The scholarship will award $1,000 each to 10 students who can best demonstrate scholastic achievement, community service and financial need. Applicants must submit an essay describing how his or her education will be used to serve humankind and to encourage self-improvement and enrichment.

    To request an application, please visit the NuFACTOR website.

    Engebretson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Engebretson Scholarship Foundation, established in 2006, recognizes exceptional students and supports them in the fulfillment of their potential.

    Each year, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability. The amount of this scholarship will be $5,000.00 per semester to be used for college tuition costs. The person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year.

  • All applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a graduating senior in high school.
    • Plan to attend a four year college.
    • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend a four year college.
    • Have achieved a score of 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT).
    • Have achieved at least a 3.75 GPA or above and/or top 5% of graduating class.
    • Have applied for federal financial aid and have already received back the Student Aid Report that contains your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    For more information, please visit the Engebretson Foundation website.

    Fremont Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Newaygo County. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Janene Hogancamp Memorial Graphic Arts Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Newaygo County and/or the NC RESA Career-Tech Center.

    • Participated in graphic arts at NC RESA Career Tech, or
    • Participated in high school art classes, or
    • Are pursuing graphic arts or art studies in college
  • NCCA Gail Johnston Memorial Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
  • NCCA Ray Jansma Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or a student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
  • NCCA Mike McDonnell/Bessie Slautterback Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County high school senior who shows aptitude in the visual fine arts.

  • Anderson Brydges Children and Family Scholarship
  • One, two year renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County graduating high school senior.

    • Preference is given to student entering an arts or culture program
  • Helen Myers Memorial Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County High School graduating senior.

    • Preference to a female applicants pursuing art and/or design
  • Charles W. Hazen Memorial Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Hesperia High School.

    • Pursuing a degree in Business or Art
  • Wesley L. and David J. Zerlaut Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Holton High School.

    • Preference to students pursuing a technical or industrial arts career
    • Student shows an aptitude to succeed while not necessarily being the top student in the class
  • Fremont Public Schools Advised Funds - Excellence in Education/Arts Scholarship
  • One, four-year renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Fremont High School or future graduate of Fremont High School within six months from date of application who has plans to pursue education in the arts.

    • Excellent GPA – at least 3.0
    • Plan to attend a four-year institution
  • Fremont Public Schools Advised Funds - Excellence in Education/Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
  • One, four-year renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Fremont High School or future graduate of Fremont High School within six months from date of application who has plans to pursue education in the arts.

    • Excellent GPA – at least 3.0
    • Plan to attend a four-year institution
    • Minimum of two sports during each year of the last three years of high school and no athletic suspensions during their high school career
  • Emily Jane Jensen Scholarship
    • Awarded to a graduating senior from Grant Public High School
    • Preference to applicants that have participated in the arts
  • Stuart and Kay Stone Scholarship Fund
  • Two, four-year renewable awards to graduating seniors from Grant High School.

    • Demonstrated academic achievement by maintaining a high school GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale and maintaining a college GPA of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale for renewal.
    • Participation in a school fine arts program such as art, drama, band or choir
    • Use of fine arts skill in extra-curricular activities
    • Highly motivated individual with drive to succeed
    • An ability to relate well to others
    • A constructive attitude
    • Demonstrated high moral character
    For more information, please visit the Fremont Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had multiple winners of this scholarship in the past!

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to 60-70 outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use during the following academic year. Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000.

  • To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. If not a member, you can join on-line.
    • Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2020.
    • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.
    • For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
    • Any high school senior, undergraduate, graduate student or doctoral student may apply for a NIAF Scholarship.
    For more information, please visit the National Italian American Foundation website.

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Danish Sisterhood of America is very proud of its Scholarship and Grant Program. Our Scholarship and Grant Program is made possible through generous endowments and memorial funds and are being supplemented by donations from individual members, lodges, and districts of the Danish Sisterhood. No membership dues are used to support these scholarships and grants.

    Betty Hansen National Scholarship
  • Up to six available at $2500 each.
  • The applicant must:
    • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Be a full time student enrolled in or entering an accredited four-year college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student
    For more information, please visit the Danish Sisterhood of America website.

    Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    There are over 70 different scholarship funds for students and adults who live in or have gone to school in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties, thanks to many generous local donors who care about your future! We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • United Communities of Presque Isle County
  • Student is attending, or is a graduate of, a Presque Isle County school. The area of study is the Arts. GPA must be 2.80 or higher. For undergraduate study at any school.

  • Jamie Richardson Art Scholarship
  • Student is a graduating senior of Alcona High School. Area of study is fine arts (two or three dimensional). For study at any school. Contact the high school counselor for more information about this award.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan website.

    **KCAD has had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from the Marshall community. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School or Coldwater High School graduating seniors planning to continue studies in visual arts at a four year college, community college or trade school. GPA is not a determining factor.

  • Ann and Anthony Lapietra Scholarship
  • Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing majors/careers in community service and/or the arts, or who show signs of continuing these activities in the future in their essays. Recipients are chosen based on their current community activism and creative endeavors, such as, but not limited to, music, dance, theater and art. Applicant’s financial need and future plans, including plan of study and intended careers, will also be a consideration. Conventional academic success is important, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

  • Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship
  • Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or former MHS graduates who will be attending a four-year institution and major in fine arts, performing arts, theater or architecture. Preference may be given to applicants attending University of Michigan or Kalamazoo College. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

    For more information, please visit the Marshall Community Foundation website.

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    Multiple scholarships are offered each year to high school seniors who live in or attend high school in Mecosta County.

    There are also scholarships available for current undergraduate college students from Mecosta County.

    For more information, please visit the Mecosta County Community website.

    Barry Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from the Barry County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Andrea M. Storrs Scholarship Fund
    • Must be a graduating high school senior from Hastings Area Schools.
    • One male and one female will each receive a scholarship every year.
    • Must be accepted at an accredited post-secondary school or vocational/technical institute.
    • Financial need is a requirement, and students must fill out the FAFSA application: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
    • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5
    • Students must have participated in athletics and fine arts in high school.
    • Must be pursuing a degree in the field of education.
  • DKEF – Delton Kellogg HS Fine Arts Scholarship Fund
    • Must be a graduating high school senior from Delton Kellogg High School.
    • Must be accepted at an accredited post-secondary school or vocational/technical institute.
    • Financial need is not a requirement, but students must fill out the FAFSA application: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Middle income is preferred.
    • Must have a GPA of at least 2.0 (not a scoring criteria).
    • Must be pursuing a degree in the field of art including but not limited to fine arts, performing arts, visual arts or graphic/video art.
  • DKEF – Donald P. Humphreys Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Student must be a graduating senior of Delton Kellogg High School
    • Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Must be accepted at an accredited post-secondary school.
    • Student must be involved in fine arts or visual arts/communication.
    • Student must demonstrate strong ties to the Delton community.
    • Student must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content that demonstrates the use of the Rotary four-way test.
  • DKEF-Hofmeister Memorial Scholarship
    • Delton Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior
    • Must be pursuing a major in the field of Music or Fine Arts
    • Consideration will be given to student who demonstrates community involvement with music
  • TAEF - Beth Helrigel Wester Memorial Scholarship Fund:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • For graduating seniors or past graduates
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA required
    • Must be pursuing a major or minor in art or music; if no qualified art or music major/minors apply then secretarial or business majors will be considered
    • Financial Need Required
    • Students must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher
    • The preferred student will be chosen based on the following considerations: school and community activities, work experience, essay content.
  • TAEF - Lynn Helrigel Summers Memorial Fund:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior or graduate
    • Minimum of a 2.5 GPA required
    • Student must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be pursuing a major or minor in the fields of art or music; if no qualified music or art students apply, education majors will be considered
    • Must submit a letter of teacher recommendation
    • The preferred student will be chosen on the following considerations: community/school/work involvement and essay content
  • TAEF - Rodney & Rena Schad Memorial Scholarship for Industrial Arts:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior
    • Must be pursuing a 2 or 4 year College/Technical degree CAD/CAM, drafting, engineering or other industrial arts
    • Must submit a letter of teacher recommendation
  • TAEF – Village Players of Middleville Art Scholarship Fund
    • Must be a graduate of or a graduating high school senior from Thornapple Kellogg Schools who is pursuing a degree in performing arts. If NO qualified student pursuing a degree in performing arts applies, qualified applicants pursuing a degree in the visual arts, graphic arts or digital arts will be eligible. If NO qualified student pursuing a degree in the visual arts, graphic arts or digital arts, qualified applicants pursuing a degree in interior design or fashion degree will be eligible.
    • Must be accepted at an accredited post-secondary school.
    • Financial need is not a requirement, but students must fill out the FAFSA application: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • Applicants will be evaluated on their involvement in the arts during their high school career.
  • TAEF- Donald and Catherine Williamson Visual and Performing Arts Fund
    • Must be a graduating senior from Thornapple Kellogg High School.
    • High school GPA must be 3.0 or higher
    • Student must be pursuing a degree for Visual Arts, Performing Arts or Communication.
    • Student must be in good standing (i.e. Dependable, Honorable, Reliable and Pleasant)
  • TAC - Ethel Denton Groos Memorial Scholarship:
    • Student must be a Barry County resident.
    • Student must be planning to pursue a 4 year degree in a Fine Arts program.
    • Student must demonstrate community involvement through non-academic school activities, volunteer work, or work experience.
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content.

    For more information, please visit the Barry Community Foundation website.

    KCAD has had a winner from here!

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    Attending college or trade school increases opportunity and opens doors to careers. We know, however, that many people who could most benefit from education after high school are least able to afford it. That's why our scholarships are here to give students a boost on their path to higher education. Since 1945, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been a major scholarship provider, awarding more than $1 million every year to hundreds of students pursuing a higher education.

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students (some scholarships are available for the surrounding counties of Allegan, Ionia, Ottawa, Montcalm, or Muskegon) bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. Scholarships are available to high school students, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply. Some scholarships are specifically for students attending colleges within the Grand Rapids area, including Kendall.

  • Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship:
  • Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) attending a non-profit public or private college/university majoring in Fine Arts including all visual and performing art forms. Must have financial need, be a Kent County resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • Mathilda & Carolyn Gallmeyer Scholarship:
  • Student is a Kent County resident (5 year minimum) pursuing undergraduate studies in painting/fine arts. Must demonstrate artistic talent, have financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA.

  • Paul Collins Scholarship:
  • Student is an undergraduate level student studying Fine or Applied Arts at Aquinas, Calvin, GVSU, GRCC or Kendall. Must be a resident of Kent County, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, have financial need, and demonstrate artistic talent.

  • TowerPinkster Scholarship
  • Student is a senior graduating from a Grand Rapids Public Schools high school pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree in an architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, mechanical engineering, electrical or structural engineering field of study at an accredited college/university. Must have financial need and a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website.

    **We have winners of these scholarships every year!

    Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    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. Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need, and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks, whose historic stand against racial prejudice in 1955 brought her national recognition.

  • Eligibility
    • Be a senior attending a public or private Michigan High School
    • Graduate by August of the application year
    • Have GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Complete an application form and essay
    • Furnish official copies of high school transcript and ACT or SAT results
    • Have financial need
    • Furnish two letters of recommendation (at least one from a school representative; also suggest clergy, community and/or civic representative).
    For more information, please visit the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation website.
  • We have had a past winner of this scholarship!
  • Greater Than Gatsby $10,000 Annual Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    Established by Greater Than Gatsby as part of a new initiative to establish a channel of support for the next generation, the Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship supports the future of visual art and content creators. One recipient will receive $10,000 USD annually to be used to help pay their tuition and academic expenses to an accredited non-profit college/university or vocational/technical school in the United States.

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    • You must be a recently accepted high-school student, undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited college/university in the United States.
    • You must be majoring in any type of art, communications, english, film, fine arts, journalism, multimedia, photography and visual arts.
    • You must be able to provide proof of your identity if you are chosen as the winner. Qualified ID is a student id or driver’s license.
  • To apply please complete the following:
    • Submit 3 photos demonstrating your best photography. Photos should be no larger than 1,000px on the longest side and 72dpi.
    • Write a short essay of at least 500 words describing your interest in photography and/or the relation of photography to your chosen career or passion.
    For more information, please visit the Greater Than Gatsby website.

    American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    It is important to acknowledge the sacrifices of our servicemembers who preserve our freedom, but that is not enough. The sacrifices of the children of those who served should also be honored. Providing funds to assist these children so they can pursue higher education is a concrete way of showing how much we, as a nation, care.

    The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship program to support the children of our warriors. These scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities.

    Requirements:
    • Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. See application for these dates.
    • Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
    • Must submit an original essay consisting of no more than 1,000 words. The title of the article/essay will be "Why is it important that the American Legion Auxiliary helps to care for the health and well-being of our veterans, military, and their families?”
    • The following four letters of recommendation are required: One letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate, to include size of class and student's position in the class and the cumulative grade point average, one letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant's choice, and two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant's character in regard to conduct, citizenship and leadership.
    • Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community during his/her high school years and be verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).
    For more information, please visit the American Legion Auxiliary website.

    Roscommon County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2020

    There are many scholarships for high school students and current college students who graduated from Houghton Lake or Roscommon High Schools. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Robert J. Kunik Memorial Scholarship
  • Income is used to provide a freshman year scholarship for a graduating student from Houghton Lake High School who has shown an interest in pursuing an education in the Arts, including English, Communication, Literature, Music, Writing/Creative Writing and Theater/Drama.

    For more information, please visit the Roscommon County Community Foundation website.

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2020

    The Hillsdale County Community Foundation offers a variety of scholarship funds. They administer a scholarship program that helps local students and residents pursue higher education each year.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • SUZANNE COONEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
    • Must be a graduating senior of Camden-Frontier High School
    • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA at high school graduation
    • Must attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational, or trade school.
    • May attend on a part time basis.
    • Financial need shall not be a determining factor in the selection of the recipient.
    • Preference will be given to students seeking an education in art, photography, or cosmetology.
    • Must submit two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from an adult who is not a family member.
    • Applicant must submit an HCCF scholarship application form.
    • Applicant may be subject to a personal interview before final selection is made.
    For more information, please visit the Hillsdale County Community Foundation website.

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Arenac, Tuscola and Bay County regions. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • CATHERINE JEAN MacDONALD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Catherine Jean MacDonald was a fifth grade math teacher at Bangor Central whose interests reached far beyond general education. She was an advocate for educational television and was appointed by the State of Michigan to the State Working Committee for Education Television, which developed Delta College and Educational Television Channel. This scholarship honors her love of the arts and supports students who intend to study theater, arts, music, dance, public TV, or public radio.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Student must intend to study the fine arts - theater, arts, music, dance, including public TV and public radio. Financial need.

  • HAZEL E. McCLURE COMMERCIAL ART EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Hazel E. McClure love of art was evident in her life at home and at work. She was a graduate from the Cleveland School of Art and employed as head of the art department at the Autolite Company. To recognize her scholastic achievement, her longtime residency of Bay City, and her love for art, her husband Stuart A. McClure and family established this fund in 1991 to perpetuate the love of art in others.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Full-time undergraduate, in a commercial art program. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • CLAIR A. AND HANNAH WHITE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • The Clair and Hannah White Scholarship was established in 1992 by their sons in recognition of years of community involvement by their parents. Clair held two statewide offices: Michigan State University Board of Trustees and Wayne State Board of Governors. He was also Bay City’s residing gadfly, always questioning decisions made in the public arena. Hannah was active in many home economic organizations and ran the first nursery for the Bay City Public Schools for working mothers in World War II. Mr. and Mrs. White taught the students of Bay City Public and Parochial schools and Bangor Township schools for a combined total of 67 years.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Bay City Central High School or Bangor John Glenn senior. Attending any public college or university in Michigan. Full-time student. Exhibit academic potential, leadership qualities, and characteristics of overcoming social, political and/or economic obstacles. Participation in student council, drama, clubs, newspaper, athletics, yearbook, or community involvement. Major in a curriculum dealing with civics, history, economics, home economics, interior design, or nutrition.

  • JOHN D. WRIGHT MEMORIAL EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • John D. Wright was a creative craftsman of wood. He spent many quiet hours in his basement workshop, designing wooden inlaid topped boxes, salad bowls and other items. No two were ever alike. John had built most of the furniture in his home and designed and remodeled the entire kitchen. From 1946 until his retirement in 1981, John taught art classes at Bay City Central High School. His wife, Wilma, established this educational award in 1995, to memorialize John’s dedication to and love for his job and teaching.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Graduate of any Bay County high school. Full-time student in an art curriculum. Financial need. Recipients may reapply.

    For more information, please visit the Bay Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner!

    Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. We have only listed those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Robert S. “Robbie” Detwiler Memorial Scholarship
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled in college and pursing a degree in architecture.
    • Applicant must be from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau County.
    • A letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher is required.
    For more information, please visit the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation website.

    Annual Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2020

    Would you like your artwork featured by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States? Here's your chance! We formally invite you to enter our 13th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 contest. Design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school. Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection.

    • This contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree.
    • This contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, as well as American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. International students who have a student visa to attend school in the United States are considered legal residents and eligible.
    • One application allowed per person. If it is determined that a person has entered with more than one identity, all of that person’s entries will be disqualified.
    • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.

    Every month our judges will put 100 entries for voting on our site. The top 10 entries with the most votes from each month will automatically move on to the Finalist Round. Our judging team will have 1 "Save" available to them each month, which will allow them to pick a design outside the top 10 in voting, to move onto the Finalist Round.

    For the Finalist Voting Round the top 10 entries from each monthly voting session along with any "saved" entries will be put up for voting. The top 5 entries with the most votes along with 5 entries that the judging team selects will be the official Top 10 Finalists. The judging team will select the winner from these 10 Finalists.

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    KCAD has had a Top 10 Finalist!

    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2020

    The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. All applicants must comply with the following eligibility and application criteria. Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. Recipients are selected by an impartial committee of university admissions and financial aid directors based on academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, character, potential and financial need. We consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status.

  • Eligibility:
    • be a dependent son, daughter or financial dependent of Teamster member in good-standing.
    • be a current high school senior who plans to enroll in a four-year college/university within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada in fall 2020.
    • be in the top 15% of your high school class.
    • be able to submit excellent ACT or SAT scores (US applicants only)
    For more information, please visit the Teamsters website.

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Outside scholarship

    Deadline: March 3, 2020

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest need-based scholarship organization supporting U.S. military families. we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs.

  • Applicants must be the child of one of the following:
    • Active Duty or veteran U.S. Marine
    • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine unit
    • A Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine unit that was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy
  • Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Attending or planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or career training school in the upcoming academic year, and working on your first Bachelor's Degree..
    • Family adjusted gross income for the 2019 tax year that does not exceed $103,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income.
    • A GPA of at least 2.00.

    Scholarship awards are $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000 per academic year.

    For more information, please visit the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation website.

    Kendall has had winners of this scholarship in the past!

    Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 4, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Isabella county. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Art Scholarship Fund $1000
    • Applicant must be graduating from an Isabella County High School.
    • Applicant must have maintained a 3.0 or better GPA.
    • Applicant must be planning to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school.
    • Applicant must be planning to pursue a major in drawing, ceramics, painting, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture, typography, weaving/fiber design, art history or art education (art instructor).
  • Donna J. And W. Larry Collins/GFWC Scholarship $900
    • Applicant must be going into their junior or senior year of college, or accepted into a graduate program.
    • Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited college, university, or trade school.
    • Applicant must have maintained a 3.0 or better GPA.
    • Applicant's parents or guardians must reside in Isabella County.
    • Applicant must have a declared major including, but not necessarily limited to: Art, Art Education, Design, Fibers, Sculpture; or Public Administration with an intention to serve in local government.
  • John P. And Ann S. Jensen Scholarship $3000
    • Applicant must be planning to pursue a major of Architecture, Interior Design, Music, Art or Literature.
    • Applicant must be going into junior or senior year of college, or be accepted to a graduate program.
    • Applicant must have maintained a 3.0 or better GPA.
    • Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited college, university, or trade school.
  • Kristopher Walden "Waldo" Arts Scholarship $700
    • Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited college, university, or trade school.
    • Applicant must be a current college student.
    • Applicant must have graduated from an Isabella County high school.
    • Applicant must be planning to pursue a career in the arts (Fine Arts, Art Education, Architecture, Art Therapy, Art History, Graphic Design, Gallery Direction, Illustration, Museum Curator, Animation, Art Conservation, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design or Industrial Design).
    • Applicant must be a sophomore level student or above to apply.
    • Applicant must have a minimum B- average.
  • Bruce William Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund $500
    • Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited college, university, or trade school.
    • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
    • Applicant must be graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School.
    • Applicant must have maintained a 2.5 or better GPA.
    • Applicant must be planning to pursue studies in television production or related fields such as radio, photography or the arts.
    For more information, please visit the Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (United Methodist)- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 5, 2020

    The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a churchwide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts.

  • Criteria:
    • be an active, full member of a United Methodist Church for at least one year.
    • Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at ANY accredited institution within the U.S.
    • maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
    • Applicants are required to be full-time students.
    • International applicants are eligible to apply if they are a member of the United Methodist Church for at least 3 years prior to application
    For more information, please visit the GBHEM website.

    Branch County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Branch and St. Joseph counties. We strongly encourage you to apply to the Community Foundation. There are scholarships for high students as well as students already attending college.

    There’s no need to sort through tons of information and decide if you qualify. Each student fills out one application, answering a variety of questions. The online system will then determine which scholarships the student qualifies for based on the information and attachments submitted within their application.

    For more information, please visit the Branch County Community Foundation website.

    Greenville Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Montcalm County. Scholarships awarded through the Greenville Area Community Foundation and its affiliates, are presented during the Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg High School award assemblies to graduating seniors each Spring.

    Interested students should see their high school counseling office for an application, more information and deadlines. Completed applications must be submitted to your counseling office. Applications will not be accepted at the GACF office.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website to find out which high school specific scholarships are available.

  • GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
    • Carlotta Selleck Bower Scholarship – Up to two scholarships available for first year students attending a four-year college with plans to take at least one course in art or music. Financial need is a consideration as well as ability to achieve at a higher educational level.
    • Stafford Family Scholarship for Communication Arts – One or more scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who have lived in the area at least one year and will attend a four-year college or university, or a two year community college on a full time basis immediately following graduation. Applicants must be planning on making journalism, communication arts or English their major field of study, and must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA during their junior and senior years in high school. Applicants must provide a statement of no longer than one double spaced page expressing interest in studying communication arts in college as a possible vocation.

    Though not art related, we wanted to let you know that this scholarship is available for application to all high school students within these school districts.

    Eligible schools include Belding High School, Carson City-Crystal High School, Central Montcalm High School, Greenville High School, Lakeview High School, Montabella High School, Tri County High School, and Vestaburg High School.

    Stanley & Blanche Ash Scholarship – Must be a graduating senior in good standing with plans to attend a college or university (Montcalm Community College students must apply to MCC) on a full-time basis in the fall following graduation. Recipients are chosen based on prior academic performance, high school extra-curricular activities and community involvement; perceived motivation, character, ability, and potential based on a written statement. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a financial need. This renewable scholarship is worth a total of $6,000 to $8,000 over 8 consecutive semesters or terms.

    For more information, please visit the Greenville Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Berrien Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2020

    To find the scholarship you are eligible for, select the link to your high school on their website. If your school is not listed, select the link for scholarship opportunities for ALL Berrien County Students. There are also scholarships available for Adult/Returning/Non-traditional and Returning Students as well as opportunities for students outside of Berrien County.

    Here are scholarships that are art related, but we would encourage you to check out all opportunities.

  • The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts
  • This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, fight with cancer, and love for the Arts.

    For more information, please visit the Berrien Community Foundation website.

  • KCAD has had a winner of one of these scholarships!
  • Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 8, 2020

    Awarded annually, the Msgr. Forbes scholarship was inspired to honor the legacy of the late Msgr. Eugene A. Forbes whose dedication and commitment to encouraging the pursuit of higher education, coupled with the credit union’s philosophy “people helping people”, continues to be an integral part of CFCU.

    The college scholarship is available to members of the credit union who are planning to attend or are currently attending a college, university, community college, or a trade or technical school. The award is based on the student’s personal achievements, scholastic accomplishment, financial need, community service and grade point average.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be a member of The Catholic Federal Credit Union with a primary account in your own name
    • Must be attending an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning during the next academic year

    For more information, please visit the Catholic Federal Credit Union website.

    **We have had past winner of this scholarship!

    Allegan County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 9, 2020

    The Allegan County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Allegan county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply. Varying scholarship deadlines.

    We have listed "art related" scholarships here, but encourage you to check to see if there are any general scholarships for which you may apply.

  • West Shore Aware Scholarships
  • West Shore Aware is a philanthropic organization of gay men and women and their allies living in Saugatuck/Douglas and the greater West Lakeshore community.

    • Applicant must attend Saugatuck High School.
    • Applicant must be a High School Senior or an Early College Student.
    • Full-time student for the upcoming fall and winter semesters.
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA form.
    • The $2,500 Visual Arts Scholarship is for students in film, graphic arts and design and other artistic disciplines.
    For more information, please visit the Allegan County Community Foundation website.

    ***KCAD has had a recipient of a scholarship from here!

    NIADA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 9, 2020

    The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually in June at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The competition for all students is judged by Northwood University who narrows the field of competitors down to four candidates, representing each of NIADA’s four regions and also selects the National scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipients' achievements, combined with their leadership and community endeavors are sure to make them an asset to any institution of higher learning.

    The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education, leadership and service in the community. These students will each receive a $3500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Be classified as a high school senior during the current school year and legally residing in one of the 4 regions indicated on the application (Michigan is in Region 1).
    • Have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript.
    • Demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores.
    For more information, please visit the NIADA Foundation website.

    Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 10, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from the Ann Arbor area. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Ann Arbor Ad Club Scholarship Fund
  • Established in 1995 for scholarships to students living in Washtenaw County who are pursuing majors in advertising, communications, public relations, or a related fields.

    • Will reside in Washtenaw County
    • Will be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.
    • Will be attending an accredited two-or four-year school.
    • Will be enrolled in one of the following curriculums: advertising, communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field.
    • Minimum GPA 3.0
    For more information, please visit the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation website.

    Doodle 4 Google Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2020

  • This year’s Doodle for Google theme is:
  • “I SHOW KINDNESS BY...”
  • Friendship, smiles, thank yous, and hugs. But kindness is so much more than just being nice. This year’s theme invites you to tell us how you show kindness. Is it by helping around your home? Volunteering in your community’s green space? Maybe it’s comforting someone who’s down, or picking up trash in the park. However you define it, let us know how you bring a little bit more kindness into the world. Take your ideas and bring them to life in your doodle!

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal U.S. resident (i.e. must be able to show proof of permanent legal residence). Students living in Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, or children of military personnel abroad may apply
    • Be enrolled in a private or public elementary or secondary school or a home school (grades K-12) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and US Virgin Islands. Children of military personnel abroad can enter this year, and will be judged with applications from their home state.
    • Have obtained a parent's or legal guardian's prior permission. Minors who enter must have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian in order to be eligible to receive any prizes.
  • How to Enter:
    • Doodle: Artists create their doodles using any materials they want, however, they will only accept one Doodle per student.
    • Write: Doodle description - Write an artist statement to tell us a bit more about what you have drawn and how it represents kindness to you.
    • Fill out the rest of the required information and sign the entry form.
  • Prizes:
  • The National Winner will win a $30,000 college scholarship and a trip to Google headquarters in California; $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization, + more. Your artwork will also be displayed on Google.com for a day.

    The four national finalist will win a $5,000 college scholarship and a trip to Google headquarters.

    For more information, please visit the Doodle 4 Google website.

    Brighton Art Guild - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2020

  • CALL TO ALL VISUAL ARTS, GRAPHIC DESIGN & ANIMATION STUDENTS
  • The Brighton Art Guild is proud to support art among students by awarding three scholarships every Spring.

  • $1000 Norma Gray College Scholarship for the Visual Arts (Michigan full-time resident)
  • $500 Brighton Art Guild High School Visual Arts Scholarship(Michigan full-time resident, Livingston County only)
  • $500 Ron and Norma Gray Memorial Scholarship (Awarded to either a Norma Gray College Scholarship or Brighton Art Guild High School Scholarship applicant.)
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time Michigan resident (county of residence does not matter, except for the high school scholarship)
    • Must be between the ages of 17 and 25; can be either an undergraduate or graduate student
    • Must be attending a Michigan college/university in the fall of 2020
    • Must demonstrate superior and consistent skill in your medium(s)
    • Submit application with your artist goal statement of at least 75 words. You should address why you make your art, how you make it, what it is made of, what your art means to you, and what your visual art goals are for the next year
    • Must include 5 artwork samples
    For more information, please visit the Brighton Art Guild website.

    KCAD has had winners of these scholarships!

    Huron County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 13, 2020

    The Huron County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Huron county; mainly for high school seniors.

    For more information, please visit the Huron County Community Foundation website.

    Lapeer County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 13, 2020

    The Lapeer County Community Foundation is dedicated to attracting and managing permanently endowed funds serving a wide range of charitable purposes in order to strengthen the quality of life in Lapeer County. As part of the Foundation's focus on education, we maintain a growing scholarship program.

    They offer a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Lapeer county. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Here is one that is kind of art related.
  • Jacob N. Johnson Memorial Scholarship – Established in 2009 in memory of Jacob Johnson, beloved son of Morris and Suzette Johnson of Lapeer. Jacob attended Lapeer East High School and would have graduated in 2009.

    Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lapeer High School and must exhibit excellent characteristics of leadership, community service, and artistic ability. Preference given to an applicant who is a transplant patient, a transplant donor, part of the immediate family of a transplant recipient, or facing a significant health challenge; however, all students are encouraged to apply. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 required for secondary studies. Applicant must be a resident of Lapeer County.

    For more information, please visit the Lapeer County Community Foundation website.

    Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2020

    The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand Judaism’s contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to both junior high and high school students.

  • Write an essay on:
    • Level 1: Grades 7-9
    • Honoring thy father and mother: how and why, from your own perspective

    • Level 2: Grades 10-12
    • Reflect on ways that being mindful of the 10th Commandment — “Thou shalt not covet” — can help us navigate our social media-driven world.

  • Essays must be a minimum of 250 words and not to exceed 1,000 words at Level 1 and 1,500 words at Level 2. Applicants do not have to be Jewish to enter. Students can be from any school, anywhere in the world.
  • For more information, please visit the Kaplun Foundation website.

    Canton Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    The Canton Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of the Canton community.

    We have only listed those that are related, however we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Canton Historical Society Scholarship: $1,500 scholarships
  • This scholarship is open to current students at PCEP, Plymouth/Canton charter schools, any homeschooled student living within the boundaries of the Plymouth/Canton community, or Plymouth/Canton residents currently attending any college or university. Students must be planning to attend any college or university as a full-time student in the fall of 2020. Applicants must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be pursuing a degree in History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Historical Education or other like field. A short essay describing what inspired you to pursue a history-related field and what you hope to achieve/experience with your future degree is required. Please fill out the Canton Community Foundation Scholarship" application.

    For more information, please visit the Canton Community Foundation website.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    "The purposes of this Association are educational and charitable, in that it shall encourage educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans to deserving Armenian students, develop fellowship among them, cultivate in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaint them and the entire American community with Armenian culture."

  • In order to be eligible for an ASA Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be of Armenian descent.
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June 2020 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full time student in the Fall 2020.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.
    • Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    The John F. and Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    Wilsterman Scholarships are available to Genesee County students who have graduated from a public high school within Genesee County, Michigan or Luke M. Powers Catholic High School.

    Unlike typical scholarships, GPA is not a controlling factor. The Wilsterman Foundation is interested first and foremost in finding students who have great potential but may have struggled in High School due to extenuating circumstances such as work, family issues, setbacks or even “late blooming”. Extra-curricular and community service activities are also heavily considered, all with a focus on the student's character, financial need and potential.

    The typical scholarship consists of $5,000 per year for up to four years. Applications can be submitted for support in any of the six years following the year of graduation from high school. At this time the Foundation is focusing on supporting students through their undergraduate academic careers - support will be available for a maximum of four years, or until the scholarship winner has obtained a bachelor's degree. Awards are made at the sole and absolute discretion of the Advisory Board.

    For more information, please visit The John F. and Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust website.

    KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!

    Study Italian at the “Universita per Stranieri” in Perugia, Italy - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    Founded by the Perugia Committee in partnership with the University for Foreigners (UNISTRA) in Perugia, two scholarships are awarded annually to Grand Rapids area residents or students for over ten years. Recipients spend one month in our sister city of Perugia, Italy, studying the Italian language and culture. Each scholarship consists of a one-month tuition-free Italian course at the University for Foreigners (world famous for teaching Italian language and culture), a modest living stipend offered by UNISTRA. The Perugia Committee will provide airfare and transportation support for your flight from Grand Rapids to Rome and your travel from Rome to Perugia.

    Applicants must be a Grand Rapids resident or a student attending a Grand Rapids area college or university.

    The winner of the 2020 scholarship will be required to participate during the 2020 calendar year. They are required to write a report to the Perugia Sister City Committee following completion of their stay in Perugia.

    Applicants for the scholarship must submit an application, resume, cover letter and two (2) letters of recommendation.

    For more information, please visit the GR Sister Cities website.

  • **KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!
  • Community Foundation of St Clair County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    The Community Foundation of St Clair County offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of St Clair county.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • John F. & Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship
  • The John F. Wismer and Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship will provide a renewable scholarship to graduating St. Clair County High School students.

    • Resident of St. Clair County
    • Be a graduating senior of a St. Clair County High School
    • Demonstrate high intellectual and academic achievement and will be evaluated on the interest and respect for their fellow citizens, the ability to lead, and involvement in fine arts, athletics, co-curricular activities and service work
    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of St Clair County website.

    Islamic Society of North America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    The Islamic Society of North America is pleased to announce scholarships for Muslim American students pursuing a college education in the United States:

    Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship: Given his strong belief in the value education, Dr. Shakir arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support freshmen students in their first year of higher education. 20 students will be awarded $1000 each in any field of study. Awards based on academic achievement, leadership experience and volunteer service. The objective is to help students achieve and succeed by receiving aid financially.

  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • Applicant must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
    • Applicant must be a high school senior.
    • Applicant must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Applicant must be attending a US accredited institution.
    For more information, please visit the ISNA website.

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren of members or former members of the submarine force or those who have served in submarine support activities. In addition, DSF will award scholarships to eligible spouses working toward their first undergraduate degree or trade/vocational certification.

  • Dependent Children
    • Be a child or stepchild of a member or former member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force
    • Be a high school senior or be currently enrolled as a student in a college or an accredited vocational or technical institute
    • Be unmarried and under the age 24 at time of the application deadline, March 15
    • Intend to or be enrolled as a full-time student working toward an Associate's or Baccalaureate degree at a two or four year accredited university or college or be working toward vocational/technical certification at an accredited institute.
  • Spouses
    • Be the dependent spouse of a member or former member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force
    • Intend to or be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student with a minimum of 12 credit hours per year in order to receive an Associate's or Baccalaureate degree at a two or four year accredited university or college or be working toward vocational/technical certification at an accredited institute.
  • Additional Criteria
    • Service years do not need to be consecutive.
    • Student is eligible if his or her Sponsor died on active duty while serving in the Submarine Force.
    • Time in service requirement may be waived by DSF if Sponsor qualified in submarines and was medically discharged or retired due to injury or illness which occurred in the line of duty.
    For more information, please visit the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation website.

    FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    Create a Business Plan Infographic about one of the following industries for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship Program:

    • A Startup
    • A Restaurant
    • A Non-Profit
    • A Transportation Company
    • A Clothing Company

    The Winner of the FormSwift Scholarship Program will receive $1,000.

    We love to support and grow the nation's burgeoning class of entrepreneurs. It’s why we developed and continue to maintain free documents for business use, and it's the same reason why we have developed our Scholarship Program. Moreover, our Scholarship Program is for driven, up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are ready to commit to building a better world through their business ideas. Also, by creating a unique business plan infographic for their scholarship entries young business dreamers can build upon and practice the skills that will be required of them at their jobs after college. In short, we envision our Scholarship Program as not only an award that will help students in the present, but a test that will help them hone in on their future career paths.

  • To be eligible:
    • You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities.
    • You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
    • International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply.
    • We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • Here is how you enter:
    • Make a business plan infographic about one of the suggested topics.
    • Send your entry to [email protected] by the deadline with the email subject line "FormSwift Scholarship Entry"
    • Include your full name, state, and school within your submission.
    For more information, please visit the FormSwift website.

    Dickinson Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from the Dickinson County. We have only listed those that are art related, however, we encourage you look at their website to see if there are any general scholarships for which you may qualify.

  • Association of Student Artists (ASA)
  • This scholarship is provided to Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, North Dickinson, Norway and Pembine High School graduates that participated in ASA or were enrolled in art classes to continue his/her education.

    For more information, please visit the Dickinson Area Community Foundation website.

    Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    The Daughters of the Cincinnati gives college scholarships to the daughters of career commissioned officers of the United States armed services. Our scholars follow the academic path they chose at major colleges and universities. Engineering, fine arts, astrophysics, Middle Eastern studies, English, and history are recent majors.

    Applicant must be a senior in high school who is the daughter of a career officer commissioned in the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps (active, retired, or deceased while on active duty).

    Selection is based on both merit and financial need. The application process includes an essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from the applicant's community, a copy of your parents’ most recent income tax return, and a Student Aid Report (SAR).

    For more information, please visit the Daughters of the Cincinnati website.

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    The Alger Regional Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Alger county.

    We have listed art related scholarships and we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • PAUL & ALICE SIMONEN SCHOLARSHIP
  • The Paul & Alice Simonen Scholarship is offered to any Alger County resident planning to pursue post-secondary education at a college, university, vocational, or technical institute.

    Preference will be given to an individual with future potential as evidenced by an exceptional record of achievement in school, community, and/or employment. Examples of achievement may include, but are not limited to, areas such as academics, fine arts, athletics, technology, volunteerism, service clubs, work/military experience.

    For more information, please visit the Alger Regional Community Foundation website.

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2020

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers several scholarship opportunities for cooperative members.

    High school seniors could be eligible for an $1,000 scholarship to help with college expenses starting the summer 2020.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a high school senior and U.S. citizen, whose parents or guardians are currently member-owners of the cooperative, with the primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area.
    • Scholarships are available to home-schooled students, as well as those enrolled in public or private high schools.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between June 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Academic achievements
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals and need for this scholarship
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    Winners are announced at the district meetings in May, and HomeWorks will publish an article announcing the winners in Michigan Country Lines magazine.

    For more information, please visit the HomeWorks website.

    American Foreign Service Academic and Art Merit Awards - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 16, 2020

    The AFSA Scholarship Program offers college aid to children of AFSA members whose parents are/were Foreign Service employees. We provide financial aid scholarships to graduating high school seniors for academic merit awards, art merit awards, and a community service award.

  • To be eligible to apply for a competitive AFSA Merit Award (Academic and/or Art or Community Service Award), a student must:
    • Be a current high school senior.
    • Maintain a satisfactory academic record (a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA out of a 4.0 scale is needed to apply for Academic Merit Award and a cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale is needed to apply for the Art Merit Award). Not all that apply will win an award.
    For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    American Foreign Service Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 16, 2020

    The AFSA Scholarship Program offers college aid to children of AFSA members whose parents are/were Foreign Service employees. We provide financial aid scholarships to undergraduates and academic merit awards, art merit awards, and a community service award to graduating high school seniors.

  • Eligibility:
      • Be a current high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior.
      • Be a dependent child of a Foreign Service employee who is an American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) member. The AFSA member must be or have been an employee (active duty, retired, deceased, and/or separated) with a foreign affairs agency as defined by the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Department of State, USAID, USIA, USAGM, FCS, FAS or APHIS).
      • At least one parent is a member of AFSA.
      • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
      • Demonstrate financial need.
      For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Pulaski Scholarship for Advanced Studies - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2020

    The American Council for Polish Culture is a national organization uniting like-minded groups and individuals in cities across the United States in promoting Polish culture, heritage and history, and intercultural understanding. The Pulaski Scholarships for Advanced Studies Program, which was initially endowed by the Conrad R. Walas family, is administered solely by the American Council for Polish Culture.

  • Qualifications:
    • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America and of Polish ancestry.
    • Applicant must be a classified graduate student enrolled at an accredited university in the United States and must have completed at least one year of studies at the graduate level.
  • Application (Completion of an application form is not required)
    • Submit a resume (essay), including
      1. a) the name and relationship to you of the nearest family member(s) from whom you ascribe your Polish ancestry;
      2. b) a description of your academic and career goals;
      3. c) a section listing the postgraduate courses in which you are currently enrolled if not shown on your transcript;
      4. d) a brief statement as to what significance a $5,000 scholarship would have for you; and
      5. e) provide a permanent address (so we can contact applicant, if necessary, after applicant has left school).
    • Submit a copy of your most recent official (not downloaded) university transcript.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member with whom you are studying or have studied at your current postgraduate level. If the letter is sealed by the faculty member, send the sealed letter to the Committee Chairman, who will distribute copies to the other Committee Members.
  • Research:
    • Submit a description of your research efforts to date if your Master's program requires the completion of a thesis. If a thesis is not required, submit a copy of an academic project, report or paper on a topic in your major field of study that was submitted recently as part of a course requirement.
    • Submit a copy of a faculty evaluation of the project, proposal, report or paper referred to above. The evaluation may be in the form of a grade given for the work and/or written comments by the evaluator.
    • Submit a description of your extracurricular personal involvement in the mainstream community (on/off campus) or any pertinent work experience. Describe, in particular, any participation in Polish-American activities at school or in the community. Submit a letter of recommendation from a person who is familiar with your participation in the activities/experience described above.
    For more information, please visit the ACPC website.

    Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 25, 2020

    Since 1986, FEEA has offered scholarships to more than 10,000 individuals. Our scholarship program to date totals over $14 million. FEEA champions the pursuit of higher education and each year supports hundreds of students with merit-based scholarships. Scholarships range between $1,000 and $5,000 for one year of academic study at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is not renewable, however, applicants may apply every year they are eligible, whether or not they have received an award in the past. The majority of scholarships are awarded for undergraduate study, with occasional awards for graduate study.

  • Who is Eligible?
    • Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Spouses of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Children or grandchildren of members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).
  • Qualifications
    • Children, grandchildren, dependents, or spouses applying for support must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in their academic program. Federal employee applicants may study part-time.
    • Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative unweighted grade point average.
    • The federal employee, either applying directly or serving as a sponsor, must be employed with the federal government for more than three years as of the scholarship application deadline.
    For more information, please visit the FEEA website.

    Chippewa County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 29, 2020

    The Chippewa County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Chippewa county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Chippewa County Community Foundation website or your high school guidance counselor's office.

    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards
  • Each year, more than 4000 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth.

  • Eligibility:
    • Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
    • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
    • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
    • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

      Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation, and patriotism expressed; the content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique; total impact of work.

      For more information and entry form, please visit the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW website.

      **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Baraga County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    The Baraga County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Baraga county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Baraga County Community Foundation website.

    To apply for a scholarship, please contact the Baraga County Community Foundation at 906.353.7898 for more information on their Scholarship Cycle.

    American Hellenic Education Progressive Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    The AHEPA Educational Foundation (AEF) offers scholarship programs, which were established to promote, encourage, induce and advance education at the college, university and graduate school level. Scholarship awards may range up to $2,000.00, and are payable to the student. The AEF is committed to rewarding academic excellence and assisting needy students of Greek descent.

  • Criteria:
    • Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant must be an active member of the AHEPA Family (additional points are awarded to members); or the son or daughter of a member, in good standing, of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or the Maids of Athena.
    • Applicant must be of Greek descent.
    • Applicant must be a high school graduate or a high school senior, or a current undergraduate or graduate college student currently attending an accredited college or university and will continue to attend, full time, during the 2020/2021 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the AHEPA website.

    The National Children’s Cancer Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. We serve as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. In the United States, we ease the financial burdens that accompany major illness, give crucial support and address the challenges of survivorship. Abroad, we provide lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to facilities that treat children with cancer.

    The Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.

  • Applicants must:
    • be a childhood cancer survivor under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18 with cancer or a high grade or anaplastic brain tumor
    • be a citizen of the United States living within the country and attending school in the U.S.
    • be accepted into a post-secondary school in the Fall
    For more information, please visit the National Children's Cancer Society website.

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    Register to win a $1000 scholarship from eCampusTours. It's as easy as 1-2-3...

  • Step 1 - Read the Scholarship Giveaway rules.
  • Step 2 - Create an eCampusTours account. If you already have a User ID and Password, you can go on to Step 3. You may retrieve your password if you have forgotten it.
  • Step 3 - Register for the scholarship.
  • This sweepstakes is open to students who are U.S. citizens, a U.S. national, a permanent resident of the U.S., or a person residing in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with intent to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are enrolled or who intend to enroll in an institution of higher education.

    For more information, please visit the eCampusTours.com website.

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    The Community Foundation of Greater Flint offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Genesee county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of Great Flint.

    Foster Care to Success Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    “Any child who has lost the love and support of his or her parents through death, abandonment, abuse or neglect is an orphan.” –Joseph Rivers, founder of FCS.

    Foster Care to Success helps former foster children become successful adults. In most states, foster children leave the social services system when they turn 18. In the eyes of the court they’re adults, but few 18 year olds are emotionally, mentally or financially able to support themselves. Without someone to guide them, too many end up homeless, unemployed, incarcerated or pregnant. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

    Foster Care to Success scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and availability of other resources. Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 per academic year, and are renewable for up to five years if a student remains eligible.

      Applicants must:
    • have been in public or private foster care for a minimum of 12 consecutive months at the time of their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.
    • have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school.
    • be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from FC2S.
    • have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required.

    For more information, please visit the Foster Care to Success website.

    KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!

    American Postal Workers Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship awards 10 recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program. The Hallbeck Scholarship provides financial assistance to one male and one female recipient from each of five regions: Central, Eastern, Northeast, Southern, and Western. Hallbeck Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited college or university, and must maintain a “B” average

  • Eligibility:
    • A senior attending high school or other secondary school.
    • Child, grandchild, stepchild or legally adopted child of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member.
    • Parent or grandparent must be a full dues paying member or retiree member in good standing or must have been a member immediately preceding death.
    • Must attend an accredited college or university.
    • Must maintain a “B” average.
    For more information, please visit the APWU website.

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from the Les Cheneaux community. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Les Cheneaux Arts Council Fund
  • The purpose of the fund is to provide annual support for arts programs, classes, and scholarships for students in the Les Cheneaux community.

    For more information, please visit the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation or call them at 906.484.2484.

    Catholic Daughters of the America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.”

    Father Leonard Bachman Graduate Scholarships

    The scholarship will be awarded to persons who have completed undergraduate studies and who desire assistance for tuition in order to continue studies on the graduate level.

    • The recipients must be enrolled in a graduate program at a College or University
    • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States
    • Applicants must be of the Catholic Faith
    • Applicants, male or female, must be a member of the CDA or be a relative of a current member of the CDA
    • Official undergraduate transcripts needed
    • Letter of academic reference from college professor required
    • List your reason for applying for the CDA scholarship
    • Your autobiography is required.
    For more information, please see the Catholic Daughters of the Americas PDF.

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.

    The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.

  • Eligibility:
    • Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. You may join/renew online.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2020.
    • Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
    For more information, please visit the JACL website.

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Sanilac county. We have only listed those that are art related but we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Lexington Arts Council "Artistic Future" Scholarship
  • The mission of the Lexington Arts Council is to satisfy the increasing cultural tastes of the Thumb Blue Water community; producing musical, visual & other fine arts programs. This scholarship was established to help a Croswell-Lexington student pursue the arts. The student must be studying any branch of the performing or visual arts.

    • Applicant must be currently enrolled at Croswell-Lexington High School.
    • Applicant must be majoring in an "art" related field.
  • Dr. R. K. Hart / American Legion Scholarship
  • This scholarship was created in honor of Dr. R. K. Hart and is continued through the American Legion of Croswell/Lexington. This scholarship is intended for a graduating Croswell-Lexington senior who is planning to attend a two- or four-year college or university. Student must have been enrolled in one of the industrial arts and/or fine arts classes for at least one year in high school.

    • Applicant must be a graduating senior at Croswell-Lexington High School
    • Applicant must be planning to attend to a two- or four-year college or university
    • Applicant must have taken a fine arts or industrial arts class
  • Marlette Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established to recognize the artistic talents of students at Marlette High School. To apply for this scholarship, students must upload a photo of a self-made work of art and submit it to the High School Art Instructor.

    • Applicant must be currently enrolled at Mareltte Jr/Sr. High School.
    For more information, please visit the Sanilac County Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner from here!

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your friends to develop and embrace safe driving habits.

    Create a video, billboard design or radio spot to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.

  • For the video competition:
  • For both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $8,000. Videos are due April 1.

  • For the billboard competition:
  • For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Designs are due March 1.

  • For the radio competition:
  • For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Recordings are due April 1.

  • Who Should Apply?
  • High school juniors and seniors (or the equivalent thereof) who are between 14 and 20 at the time of entry and will complete their high school graduation requirements by July 2020 or 2021 and who intend to attend a U.S. accredited college or university (or the equivalent thereof) beginning in the fall of 2020 or 2021 (the "High School Criteria");

  • OR
  • Undergraduate college or university students (or the equivalent thereof) who are currently attending a U.S. accredited college or university and are between 15 and 25 at time of entry (the "College Criteria").

    In addition to a scholarship, the winning video may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and distributed nationally to approximately 1,600 TV stations. The winning design may be turned into a billboard and displayed on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards across the U.S. The winning radio spot may be shared on iHeartRadio's national network and radio stations across the U.S.

    For more information, please visit the Project Yellow Light website.

    Two Ten Footwear Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

  • Higher Education Scholarships:
  • As a need-based Scholarship Program, awards are made based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Awards of up to $4,000 annually are renewable for four years of undergraduate study.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants or their parents must have two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years)
    • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Applicants must show financial need
    • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational/technical school or nursing school
    • Applicant must upload a current college transcript and maintain a 2.5 GPA or above.
    For more information, please visit the TwoTen Footwear Foundation webpage.

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is a chance to show the world just how creative you can be. This contest does not require you to fill out long extensive forms and our requirements are very simple. This contest lets you be as creative as you wish. Have fun and enjoy this contest!

    How do you envision your future? Whether through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design work, submit an original creation expressing what YOU hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.

  • Eligibility:
  • Any legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2020-2021 academic year is eligible.

    To enter this contest, submit an original creation in JPG/JPEG or PNG file format.

    Judges will select Finalists based on creativity of the full entry, including the entry image and accompanying description (maximum of 500 characters). The full entry must:

    • Be your own work and relate to the theme - This is how I Frame My Future
    • Please use correct grammar and spelling
    For more information, please visit the Diploma Frame website.

    Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a non-profit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2013, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Disability Scholarship Program intended for individuals with similar challenges as those treated by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on a regular basis.

  • Disability Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
    • Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation
    • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study)
    • Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study, potentially with reasonable accommodations
    • Student currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as at least a half-time status. (Half time as determined by your school.)
    • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
    • Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities
    • Must be a permanent resident of Michigan.
    • U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
    For more information, please visit the Mary Free Bed website.

    Armenian Relief Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    The ARS Eastern USA provides undergraduate scholarships to students of Armenian descent. Scholarship grants are awarded on the basis of financial need, merit, and involvement in the Armenian Community.

    • Must be of Armenian descent
    • Must be an undergraduate student completed at least one college semester at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States OR must be enrolled in a two year college and are transferring to a four year college or university as a full time student in the Fall.
  • The following information must be sent with the completed application:
    • First two pages of your parent’s most recent income tax returns
    • First two pages of your (the student's) most recent income tax returns
    • Sealed official transcript
    • Two letters of recommendation. The letters must include a letter from a college professor or advisor, and a letter from an Armenian community leader or representative which attests to your activity or contributions to the Armenian Community
    • Tuition Costs- Include a copy of your school’s costs for the academic year.

    For more information, please visit the Armenian Relief Society website.

    Michigan Retailers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Michigan Retailers Foundation, established in 1968, provides college scholarships annually to benefit retailers and their employees and families.

  • Eligibility:
    • High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors
    • Dependent sons and daughters of owners of MRA member businesses, or of full-time employees of Michigan Retailers Association member firms.
    • or Part-time employees of MRA member businesses who are full-time students.

    Awards range from $1,000 to $1,500. Twenty-four awards will be given out in 2020. Financial need is not a consideration.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Retailers Association website.

    Army Emergency Relief MG James Ursano Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children.

    The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years.

  • Eligibility
    • Student must be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier.
    • Student must be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
    • Student must be under the age of 24 (eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reaches their 24th birthday. Example – turning 24 in December would mean the scholarship would be awarded for fall term ONLY.)
    • Student must remain unmarried for the entire academic year.
    • Student must not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch
    • Student must be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary or vocational institution
    • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    AFSA Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the college scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck!

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to high school seniors who are citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA.
    • Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2020.
    • Selection of winners is not based on financial need, GPA, or demographic criteria.

    Scholarship winners are randomly selected by computer-generated drawing from among valid entries received at the conclusion of the contest period.

    For more information, please visit the AFSA Scholarship Program website.

    Millie Brother Scholarship for Hearing Children of Deaf Adults - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 3, 2020

    The Millie Brother Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to hearing children of deaf adults to help them pursue their post-secondary education. The scholarship can be used for undergraduate or graduate study. On average two $3000 scholarships are offered annually. These are one-time scholarships, but you may apply for as many years as you are in school. First-time winners will receive preference. Applicants may compete for both scholarships, but a separate essay is required for each submission.

    • Applicants must be the hearing son or daughter of one or two Deaf parents.
    • Students from any country in the world are eligible to apply, but application materials must be submitted in English.
    • A 2-page essay is required describing how your experience with Deaf parents has shaped your life and your goals. Include a description of your future career aspirations. Essays will be judged for organization, content, and creativity. We encourage you to ask someone else to proofread your essay before you submit it.
    • An official transcript from your high school and your college or university if you are currently enrolled.
    • Two sealed letters of recommendation from teachers.
    For more information, please visit the CODA International website.

    Cadillac Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    The Cadillac Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wexford, Missaukee, and Osceola counties.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Cadillac Area Community Foundation website.

    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship Fund provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. Each needs-based scholarship provides up to $20,000 in aid for undergraduate or post-graduate college. Recipients may reapply for additional annual awards up to six times.

  • Eligibility
    • Must have a legal parent who died while serving on active duty, U.S. military service on or after September 11, 2001 (does not have to be a death out-of-country or in combat) or a legal parent who is a Post-9/11 veteran of the U.S. military who has been given a disability rating of 50% or higher by the VA.
    • Scholarship is for study (undergraduate and graduate level) at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States.
    For more information, please visit the American Legion website.

    Tuscola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    There are many scholarships for students from Tuscola county. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Tuscola County Community Foundation website. To apply for scholarships, please contact your high school guidance counselor's office.

    Seabee Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    Since 1972, through the generosity of its supporters, SMSA has provided scholarships to children and grandchildren of Seabees and CEC Officers seeking a college education.

    Scholarships are awarded based on student financial need, scholastic record, citizenship, and leadership. Scholarships are awarded for accredited two and four-year college degrees programs. We do not provide graduate school scholarships or scholarships for part-time programs or for great-grandchildren.

    Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, books, academic-related fees and other costs of attendance. Scholarships are renewable for up to four-years provided recipient meets academic requirements.

    • Applicants must be the child or grandchild of active duty, reserve, retired and honorably discharged Seabees or Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officers.
    • Applicants must currently be a senior in high school or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.
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    For more information, please visit the SMSA Foundation website.

    Polish National Alliance - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    The Polish National Alliance is pleased to make available scholarship applications to qualified members who are enrolled as full-time sophomore college and university students or above, and who will continue their undergraduate studies in the fall semester.

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Only college sophomores, juniors or seniors are eligible to apply for scholarships.
    • To be eligible to participate in the Scholarship Program the applicant must be a beneficial premium paying member in good standing of the PNA for at least three (3) years, or the applicant must be an insured premium paying member in good standing with PNA for at least two years, providing one parent has been an insured member for at least five years.
  • The application must include the following:
    • A completed and signed application.
    • Most recent official college or university transcript. Copies, grade reports, and computer printouts will not be accepted (if not available with application, then one must be received by April 15th).
    • Recent Photo (wallet size please)
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • A PNA Scholarship recipient must be a beneficial member at the time any award is paid. In addition, a recipient must be a member for a minimum of 5 years after the last award is received. If membership is not retained all awards received must be repaid.
    For more information, please visit the Polish National Alliance website.

    GameAuthority Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    GameAuthority acknowledges how important gaming is in the learning experience. As games have progressed in recent years so has its use across many industries, as well as in education.

    Games and simulation programs are used in education from kindergarten all the way to post-graduate exams and career practice. We understand today, that people have different learning styles and we often benefit from strong visuals as well as building our muscle memory. Not only do games provide relaxation outside the classroom but they also promote incredible logical thinking skills, coordination skills, as well as an understanding of coding and digital practice - a skill that is going to become ever-prominently needed in the future.

    Are you an undergraduate student that is using gaming or simulation programs to better your education in your studies? We’d love to hear how it’s advancing your learning experience and setting you up for success. If you think you can take on the challenge, please elaborate on your educational gaming experience in an essay! The student that best expresses their thoughts will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Eligibility
    • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
    • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
    • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
    • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
  • Required Application Details
    • Please write a 2,000-word word essay answering the following questions:
      1. How do you use video games to enhance your learning experience?
      2. How has gaming changed the way you think and learn?
      3. What are your favorite games and how do you feel they are benefiting you?
    • Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited university. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.
    For more information, please visit the GameAuthority website.

    Diabetes Scholars Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. We also offer a set of scholarships with unique parameters like prospective major, geographic location, or excellence in athletics or the arts.

  • Eligibility:
    • High School Seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    For more information, please visit the Diabetes Scholars Foundation website.

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    The Fleet Reserve Association believes that educating our service members, veterans and their families is important for their futures, as well as the future of our country. In addition to FRA's longstanding advocacy for enhanced DoD and VA education benefits, the FRA Education Foundation was established to support the needs of individuals pursuing higher education.

    FRA's Education Foundation sponsors a generous scholarship program that helps deserving students reach their educational and professional goals by presenting awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees. The Foundation presents more than $100,000 each year to recipients based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Affiliation with the USN, USMC or USCG through your own service or that of your spouse, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent.
    • FRA members in good standing, their spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are eligible for a wider range of FRA Member Scholarships.
    • Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens and be full-time students at an accredited college and university in the United States.
    For more information, please visit the FRA Education Foundation website.

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 17, 2020

    Established in 1999, the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides post-high school financial assistance to help the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers who have died or become permanently disabled in roadway zone accidents;
    • An applicant’s parent must have been employed by a transportation construction firm or a transportation public agency at the time of his or her death or disabling injury;
    • The scholarship award must be used to attend a post-secondary institution of learning that requires a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.).
    • A minimum, cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for consideration.
    For more information, please visit the ARTBA website.

    LEAGUE Foundation at AT & T - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 19, 2020

    Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded college scholarships to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender graduating US high school students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US college or university.

    The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria.

    • Be graduating from high school in the year he / she applies for a scholarship.
    • Be a United States Citizen.
    • Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required.
    • Provide an OFFICIAL copy of his / her high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required.
    • Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form.
    • Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.
    • Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. “Extra-Credit” is given to those activities and leadership roles relating directly to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
    • Sign an acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application. (See application form)
    For more information, please visit the LEAGUE Foundation website.

    Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 27, 2020

    The recipient of the Dakota Pequeno Memorial Scholarship will be a student who has shown perseverance in eliminating obstacles that epilepsy and seizures may present, courage in dealing with epilepsy/seizures, community involvement, and commitment to their education.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder and confirmed by a letter from a physician.
    • Must be a high school senior or a high school graduate between the ages of 17-25.
    • Must live in Michigan. For applicants going to school out-of-state, your permanent address must be located in Michigan.
    • Must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program.
    • Must submit a completed application and one letter of recommendation, preferably from an educator.
    • Write a short essay regarding epilepsy.
    For more information, please visit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan website.

    TREA Enlisted Association Memorial Foundation -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    The mission of the Foundation is to support and assist fellow veterans, active and retired, their families, military widows and children as necessary to provide assistance during their time of need and to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors - including active components, Reserves, and National Guard, and all retirees. The Memorial Foundation provides educational assistance and opportunities to the children and grandchildren of TREA and TREA Auxiliary members.

    All applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is or was a member in good standing (deceased or otherwise) of The Retired Enlisted Association. Adults or emancipated children are not eligible.

  • Eligibility
    • Applicants must have Dependent status.
    • Must be the child or grandchild of a TREA member in good standing, or of a deceased person who was a member at time of demise.
    For more information, please visit the TREA website.

    VIDA Creative Arts Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    VIDA is a global platform that brings together creatives and manufacturers from around the world to create original apparel and accessories - on-demand, at mass-scale. Our global community of creatives includes photographers, fine artists, calligraphers, sculptors, 3D vector artists, potters, writers, interior designers, fashion designers, even hair stylists.

    VIDA is proud to offer the $2,500 Creative Art Impact Scholarship for college students to go towards the tuition cost of the college they will attend. The Creative Art Impact Scholarship is not limited to any particular major. All majors can apply. We encourage study and learning across all disciplines. If you are passionate about empowering others and believe that art can have a global impact, we want to hear from you!

  • Scholarship Eligibility
    • Must be entering or enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
    • Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students
    • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Open to students from all states
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Scholarship winner must provide enrollment and GPA verification
    • All application questions must be answered fully
    For more information, please visit the VIDA website.

    Michigan Job’s Daughters - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    Job's Daughters International™ is a premier organization for young women that provides a wholesome environment based on the foundation of high morals, love of country, love of family and friends and respect for others throughout the world. It is a living organization dedicated to meeting the needs of young women today and their challenges of tomorrow. It is a quality organization that fosters a sense of pride in achievement for each and all members as they prepare to become the adult leaders of the future.

    Scholarships are available to aid Job’s Daughters of outstanding ability who have a sincere desire to further their education. High school seniors or graduates, junior college, technical or vocational students or college students and those in early graduation programs who are Job’s Daughters in good standing in their Bethels may apply for their scholarships.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Job's Daughters website.

    Air Force Aid Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    Since its inception in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has been committed to helping Air Force members and their families realize their academic goals. The Arnold Education Grant is competitive in its needs-based selection criteria and is uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education costs.

  • Eligibility:
  • The Arnold Education Grant is available to applicants who fit one of the 3 following established criteria at time of application and throughout the award year:
  • 1) Dependent* sons and daughters of U.S. Air Force members in one of the following categories:
    • Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve on extended active duty, and Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty. All members must be on active duty through December 1 of the academic year to be awarded
    • Retired due to length of active duty service or disability, or retired AGR/Reserve with 20+ satisfactory service years creditable for retired pay and placed on the USAF Reserve Retired List (no other retired classifications are considered eligible)
    • Deceased while on active duty or in retired status

    *For financial aid purposes, a “dependent” student is one who will not reach age 24 during the award year; will not be a graduate or professional student; will not be a veteran; will not be in legal guardianship; will not be an orphan or ward of the court; will not be married or have legal dependents other than a spouse.

    *For a student applying as a stepchild of a sponsoring member to be considered a “dependent”, student must either reside with the sponsoring member, or sponsoring member must provide more than half of student’s financial support. Proof of support will be required.

  • 2) Spouses of active duty U.S. Air Force members and Title 10 AGR/Reserve on extended active duty. Member’s active duty must extend through December 1 of the academic year to be awarded. To be eligible, a spouse must be legally married to the member (not separated or pending divorce) at the time of application and disbursement of award.
  • 3) Surviving spouses of U.S. Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status
  • And who also meet the following requirements:
    • Will be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year *Students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses should check with their school official to verify their enrollment meets their school’s full-time status requirements
    • Will be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in federal aid programs
    • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    For more information, please visit the AFAS website.

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    CWA, the largest telecommunications union in the world, represents over 700,000 men and women in both private and public sectors, including over half a million workers who are building the Information Highway. CWA members work in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, manufacturing, airlines, customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields.

    Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.

    CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply. Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply. Prior winners may not reapply.

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    Grand Rapids Trans Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    This scholarship is to help transgender students with education-related expenses while pursuing a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university, or technical / vocational program with a satellite campus or permanent presence in Kent County, MI.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • This award is open to people of any age who identify as transgender; including nonbinary, two-spirit, third gender, transsexual, and/or any other non-cis gender identity
    • Applicants must be attending a college or vocational program within Kent County, MI, including satellite campuses
    • Recipient selection is based on an essay, financial need, and application information
    • There is no GPA requirement to qualify
    • Students of color and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • ESSAY
  • Submit an essay of approximately 500 words answering the following prompts:
    • Tell us about your goals. How will this scholarship help your life outcome and your ability to reach your goals?
    • Have you experienced barriers in education, employment, or otherwise related to your trans identity? Describe any individual circumstances that present difficulties in pursuing your goals.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Trans Foundation website.

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  • Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    Recognizing that one of the nation's most precious resources is its children, in 1963, the Foundation established an ongoing program of providing scholarship grants to those sons and daughters of its members and deceased members who sought college-entry financial aid.

    The program has since been expanded to also provide grants to members who seek further education, as well as the spouses, unmarried siblings, and children and grandchildren of members or deceased members.

  • In order to apply for an AAAA Scholarship you must meet one of the following criteria:
    • The applicant must be a member of the Army Aviation Association of America, or
    • the spouse of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the son or daughter of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the unmarried sibling of a current member or deceased member.
    For more information about this scholarship, please visit the Army Aviation Association of America website.

    Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting offers two $1000 scholarships each year. The selection is based on applicants’ involvement and achievements in their church, school, community, and Scouting.

  • Eligibility requirements
    • Be a registered active member of a recognized Scouting program.
    • Have earned the Eagle Scout Award for boys or the Gold Award for girls or equivalent in any other recognized Scouting program.
    • Be an active member of an Eastern Orthodox Church and must have received the Alpha Omega Religious Scout Award.
    • Demonstrate love of God and the Orthodox Christian Faith through use of your talents in service, leadership, and achievement in your church, school, Scouting unit, and community
    • Be enrolled in the final year of an accredited high school (to be awarded upon acceptance to a four-year accredited college or university).
    For more information, please visit the EOCS website.

    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2020

    The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides need based financial assistance and other services to members of the Naval Services of the United States, and their eligible family members and survivors.

    The Society’s Education Assistance Program offers interest-free loans and grants for undergraduate/post-secondary education at an accredited 2- or 4-year education, technical or vocational institution in the United States. This financial assistance is available for children of active duty, retired or deceased Sailors and Marines; and for spouses of active duty and retired Sailors and Marines.

  • Eligibility Requirements - Applicants MUST:
    • Be a child (under age 23 on May 1, 2020) of an active duty, retired or deceased Sailor or Marine or
    • Be a spouse of an active duty or retired Sailor or Marine or
    • Be a MECEP/MECP student
    • Be enrolled, or planning to enroll, as a full-time student for the entire year (Aug-May) at the same institution and pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree at a post-secondary, technical, or vocational institution that is located in the United States, accredited by a regional/national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and a participant in the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Financial Aid Programs
    • Have a cumulative 2.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 grade scale
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System)
    For more information, please visit the NMCRS website.

    Organization for Autism Research - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 4, 2020

    Our scholarship program provides $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum. We are pleased to invite applications from persons with an autism diagnosis (DSM-IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time, post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training in any of the following:

    • Four-year undergraduate college or university
    • Two-year undergraduate college
    • Trade, technical or vocational school
    • Cooperative life skills programs

    Eligibility: Any individual with an established autism diagnosis and who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education in the United States is eligible to apply. Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on a full-time basis.

    For more information, please visit the OAR website.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2020

    Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. Today, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs continue to exist with nearly 10,000 lodges in approximately 26 countries consisting of men and women who united together for mutual aid and conviviality, providing social and practical support for each other and their communities in every way possible.

    The EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows awards scholarships and loans to students based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Since the beginning of the Foundation, donations of approximately $3,500,000 have made it possible for over 3,500 young people to receive student low interest loans amounting to over $6,800,000, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship awards.

  • Ingstrom Trust Regional Scholarship
  • The regional scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. $3,000.00 is awarded annually to a student in each of 15 Regions of the US & Canada.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed one grading period in a College or University.
    • Applicants must be a member of the Order or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
    • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge to verify membership.
  • Charles J. & Christine Wirz Scholarship
  • The Wirz scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. Usually, two $2,000.00 scholarships are awarded annually to students without regard to Order affiliation.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed one grading period in a College or University.
    • The Application must have a Lodge endorsement.
  • Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology Scholarship
  • The Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology scholarships are based on Financial Need and Leadership. This scholarship evolved from the Lawson/Pezo scholarships that were awarded in 2005 from the efforts of LaVaughn Lawson, PGM and Martha Pezo, PP. $1,000.00 is awarded to eligible students annually.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed High School or have a GED equivalent.
    • Applicants must be a member of the Order or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
    • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge to verify membership.
  • Non-Traditional Scholarship Application
  • The funds may be used for tuition, books and other educational expenses including transportation and child care. One-half of the award will be paid prior to enrollment of the student. One-half of the award will be paid when the Educational Foundation receives a transcript of the student's grades for the semester for which the student was enrolled to receive payment of the first installment of the award.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Be at least 30 years of age and not dependent upon parents or another person for support, or
    • Be married and not dependent upon parents or another person, other than your spouse, for support, or
    • Be supporting your own child and not dependent upon parents or another person for support.
    • Hold a high school degree or its equivalent.
    • Apply and be accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Applicant must be, or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
    • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the applicant or relative's Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge, with the Lodge seal affixed, to verify membership.
    For more information, please visit the IOOF website.

    Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 20, 2020

    Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget. The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. At Tortuga, our mission is to help you live on your terms, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.

    The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner's study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
    • Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
    • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university
    • Spring 2020 Study Abroad deadline is December 20, 2019
    • Fall 20209 Study Abroad deadline is May 20, 2020

    For more information, please visit the Tortuga Backpacks website.

    1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2020

    Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards one-two $500 scholarships each year.

  • Participants must meet the following criteria:
    • Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
    • Enrolled at the graduate level, undergraduate level or your final year of high school
    • Age sixteen (16) years or older
    • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
    • There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome
  • Scholarship Topic
  • Please submit a 'visual poem', in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Limit your 'visual poem' to an 8.5in x 11in piece of paper. You can choose to represent words, images, or both. It can abstract or representational. Please include a personal statement that gives us an idea of who you are and how your poem relates to a challenge you've faced. The poem and essay (combined) should be between 500 and 1,000 words, but feel free to write a little more or less.

    For more information, please visit the 1800wheelchair.com website.

    PFLAG Detroit Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2020

    PFLAG Detroit offers various programs to support GLBT people and their families. PFLAG-Detroit is pleased to provide up to four $500 college scholarships for students who have shown support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender individuals or programs. The Scholarship is open to all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Applicant must attend a higher education facility in the same year.
    • Applicant must demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ community.
    • Yes, You may nominate yourself!
    • Recipients must attend August PFLAG Detroit meeting to receive award.
    • For more information, please visit the PFLAG-Detroit website.

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are available for students attending non-tribal public and non-profit private colleges and universities. These scholarships are funded through partnerships with corporate and private donors. These scholarships are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.

  • Minimum requirements for all American Indian College Fund Full Circle scholarships include:
    • U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
    • Enrolled full-time in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university
    • Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership.
    • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
    For more information, please visit the American Indian College Fund website.

    1st Art Gallery.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2020

    1st-Art-Gallery.com continues its $1000 annual scholarship for new, current, and returning college students! This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education.

  • Eligibility
    • High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
    • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.
  • Guidelines
  • Art students need to submit a piece of art that makes them proud. This can be any type of art submission including (but not limited to) a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art. Liberal Arts students should apply with a recent sample of their writing, on any subject, limited to 2000 words.

    For more information, please visit the 1st Art Gallery website.

    OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2020

    When in College you have to spend time researching topics. Answer the questions (answers are to be found on their website) and then include a short essay along with your answers to the quiz, telling us your intended area of study at college and what you would like to do after you graduate. Winner will be based on the number of correct answers to the questions and the essay you write.

  • Eligibility:
  • Any graduating HS senior or current college/university student in the United States with a 3.0 GPA or higher and an ACT of 19 or higher. Open to only US Citizens.

    For more information, please visit the OrnamentShop.com website.

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2020

    180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).

    Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, they have developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.

  • Eligibility:
    • Accepted to a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full-time in the fall of the year of application
    • Applicants must be under a physician's care for one of the following conditions: spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).
    • A legal resident of the United States
    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    Brandastic Digital Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2020

    We know saving up for school can be tough. At Brandastic, we believe that scholarships can give ambitious students the opportunity to focus on his or her studies instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. With that little extra help, we believe you can achieve your career goals. This is why Brandastic offers an annual allotment of $1,500 in scholarship money to help enable students chosen from all entries to pursue his or her education.

    Share your ideas on the future of digital marketing to earn your chance for a $1,500 scholarship. Each applicant must submit an essay of 500-1000 words or less: What technology or innovations do you see having the biggest effects on marketing in the next 5-10 years? (Please use current statistics and examples as references).

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program from October 1, 2019, at any accredited U.S. College, University or Institute.
    For more information, please visit the Brandastic website.

    American Indian Graduate Center - Outside Scholarship/Fellowship

    Deadline: June 1, 2020

    The Special Higher Education Program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

      To be considered, applicants must be:
    • Pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
    • Able to demonstrate financial need, and;
    • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood).

    American Indian Graduate Center manages a number of private funds and awards and provides these as supplemental scholarships ($500 – $5000 each) based on field of study and other criteria defined by the donor. All successful applicants for the American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship are considered for these fellowships and will be notified at the time that awards are announced. There is no separate application process for these awards. These funds are known as:

    • Elizabeth Furber Fellowship – Women studying Creative Fine Arts
    • John Rainer Memorial Fellowship – Continuing AIGC Fellows in all degree areas
    For more information, please visit the American Indian Graduate Center.

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 19, 2020

    The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

  • Please send a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.

    WallPops for Education - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 26, 2020

    Every year, we award two $1000 scholarships to students pursuing an art-related education. Creating beautiful home décor is our passion, and the scholarships give us an opportunity to support those who share our passion for design and creativity. The scholarship is open to both graduating seniors and first year college students.

  • Eligibility:
    • Demonstrates a passion for the arts with plans on beginning or continuing an art related education
    • Is a citizen of the United States of America
    • Has a minimum grade point average of 3.2
    • Enrolled full time in an US high school with expected 2020 graduation, or completed GED (attach transcripts or official record);
    • OR is Enrolled full time as a college freshmen at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade point average of 3.2 at the time of application (attach transcripts or official record)
    For more information, please visit the WallPops webpage.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

  • Short Essay
  • Answer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less.
    • Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?"
    • Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?"

    To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies.

    Selection is based on the written essay and focused on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. The awards are one-time only and not renewable.

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2020

    The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary College Scholarship has been established to recognize and reward need, academic achievement and potential of students; to stimulate recruitment of well qualified candidates for careers in our society today and to reflect the interest and involvement of a National Service Organization and its members.

    • The applicant must be a current member, son/daughter, step-son/step-daughter, grandchild or step-grandchild of a current member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and be in at least his/her second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university
    • The applicant must submit a resume of not more than 500 words nor less than 200 words about himself/herself. It should include past accomplishments, career and educational goals, and objectives for the future.
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation (excluding family members) must be signed and dated by writers
    • Authorized copy of his/her most current transcript with accumulative grade average and an explanation of the grading system must be received in a sealed envelope
    • Copy of Ladies Auxiliary member’s current membership card
    • Completed copy of the Application Form
    • Signed copy of the Privacy Act Form

    For more information, please visit the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary website.

    Elizabeth E. Auger Scholarship for Students with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2020

    To honor the efforts of diabetes patients everywhere, and to assist diabetic students in achieving their academic and professional aspirations, Dr. Auger has created the Elizabeth Auger Annual Scholarship for Students with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Students who are interested in competing for the scholarship will need to submit an essay in response to the following questions:

    • Reflect on the quality of your diabetes care and your efforts to manage your diabetes. What do you believe are the greatest strengths and weaknesses of the care you have received? How have your strategies to manage your blood sugar evolved and changed over time?
    • Where do you see yourself in five years? Please detail how the scholarship will help you to achieve your academic and professional goals.

    Scholarship applicants will be judged based on their answers to essay questions, as well as their full academic records and their extracurricular involvement.

    • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
    • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
    • Applicants must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript.
    • Applicants must submit an academic resume detailing your grade point average, honors and awards you have received, professional and academic achievements and extracurricular activities.
    The scholarship is in the amount of $1000 and will be awarded annually. For more information, please visit the Elizabeth E. Auger website.

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2020

    For many students the biggest obstacle to a higher education is money. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program aims to help remove this obstacle by providing deserving students of all ages with scholarships that can be used to pay for college or graduate school. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001 and since then the scholarship program has been awarding money to help students pay for school.

    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.

  • Eligibility
    • 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
    • Legal resident of the U.S.
    • Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.
    For more information, please visit the Gen and Kelly Tanabe website.

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: October 1, 2020

    The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to offer annual scholarships to assist students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence at accredited schools in the United States.

    The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm’s commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for education purposes. The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. The scholarship will award $1,000 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
    • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
    • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.
  • REQUIREMENTS
    • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
    • One-page typed essay describing how you overcame adversity caused by your disability and what you learned from the experience.
    • An official or unofficial copy of accredited college or university transcript including your most recent semester.
    • Diagnosis documentation of disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis
    For more information, please visit the Buckfire & Buckfire website.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date.
    • Must have graduated high school/home school or obtained a GED before applying or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a college or university upon graduation.
    • If applying as a graduating high school senior, must wait to apply until you are within 6 months of starting your college courses.
    • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)
  • Deadline dates vary.
  • For more information, please visit the Walmart website.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships

    The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

  • Eligibility:
    • Be a citizen of the United States;
    • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States
    • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
    • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student's home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
    • Apply for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System.

    Please check the website for application cycles and deadline dates.

    For more information, please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

    The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit earned by individuals who complete an approved term of national service in AmeriCorps programs. The award is named after Eli Segal, a pioneer of national service and the first CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

    The award may be used to pay educational expenses at eligible post-secondary institutions, including many technical schools and G.I. Bill approved programs, or to repay qualified students loans. The dollar amount of the education award is equal to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education Pell Grant and may change year to year.

  • Eligibility:
  • Anyone who completes a term of service within a 12-month period, in one of the following programs, is eligible to earn an education award.
    • AmeriCorps NCCC
    • AmeriCorps State and National
    • AmeriCorps VISTA*

    *VISTA members who complete a term of service within a 12-month period may be eligible to choose a cash option in place of the education award. See the section called VISTA Cash Stipend on the Use Your Education Award web page for more information.

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

    Up to $5,000 per year fiscal is available!

    • Were you in foster care after your 14th birthday because of abuse/neglect, or a juvenile justice youth who was placed in a DHS supervised foster care placement, or an undocumented refugee minor supervised by DHS?
    • Were you adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday?
  • and
    • Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Are you attending at least half time at an accredited college or vocational program?
    • Are you under the age of 21?
    • Are you a Michigan resident?

    If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be eligible for funding to help with your educational expenses! The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) can pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses, including purchase of a personal computer, student loans, and dependent care expenses

    Eligible Amounts: Full Time students will be eligible for up to $5,000 per fiscal year (part time students may qualify at a pro-rated amount).

    For more information, please visit the Samaritas website.

    DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

    Are you 25 years old or younger and live in the US or Canada (or are a citizen of either country, but living abroad), interested in volunteering, and looking for scholarship opportunities? Then you’re in the right spot.

    Enter to win by doing community service. No essays, no GPA requirements, no recommendations, no applications...and you can enter multiple scholarships.

  • Apply for a DoSomething.org college scholarship in 3 easy steps:
    • Sign up for a campaign.
    • Complete the campaign (some take 5 minutes or less!).
    • Upload a photo to show you completed the campaign.

    For more information, please visit the DoSomething.org website.

    We have had a past winner!

    Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Chegg? That is the question. Chegg provides a variety of services, both online and offline, designed to improve the overall academic experience and help users save money.

    Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, the company makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Over $1 billion in awards waiting for you to apply. Personalized matches available for all students in high school, college, grad school & beyond…

    To complete your on-line profile, please visit the Chegg.com website.

    **We have had students win scholarships from Chegg in the past!

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

    Fastweb is the leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for college. We have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

    Join and match instantly. It's just that easy. Once you complete your profile you'll have access to our database of more than 1.5 million scholarships. That's $3.4 billion dollars in funding - all available to students like you!

    To create an on-line profile, please visit the Fastweb.com website.

    National Military Family Association - Outside Scholarship for Military spouses

    The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security. The National Military Family Association created its scholarship program to provide financial assistance to military spouses who are working toward their education goals. Through the inspiration of Joanne Holbrook Patton, who recognized a scholarship serves both as a reward and an incentive, our Association launched the program to enhance military spouse career potential.

  • Eligibility:
    • are a spouse of a member of the seven Uniformed Services
    • are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member (must be a service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
    • are a dual service military spouse
    • are a divorced spouse, but ONLY if you receive 20/20/20 benefits

    We will awarded scholarships throughout the year. Checks will be mailed quarterly after winners are announced and verified.

    For more information, please visit the National Military Family Association website.

    Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

    Varsity Tutors offers a monthly college scholarship contest to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes will be reviewed by a panel of judges and one winner will be chosen who will receive a college scholarship.

    • Open to individuals who are at least 16 years of age on or before their entry into the Promotion
    • Must be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia
    For more information, please visit the Varsity Tutors website.

    Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships

    The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.

    There are multiple scholarships available. One of them is an art related scholarship and available twice a year. Deadline dates are June 1 and November 1.

  • Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers
  • A creative arts scholarship to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Two grant levels in visual, media, or performing arts.

    • Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
    • Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
    • Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
    • Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
    • Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.
  • Application Criteria:
    • Minimum 16 years of age
    • Applicant need not be enrolled in school
    • Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
    • A portfolio or samples of work are required, i.e. photos, tapes, video, etc.
    • A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.
    For more information, please visit the Geneseo Migrant Center website.

    Army Emergency Relief Spouse Education Assistance Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must re-apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full time study, or eight academic years for part time study if they meet the eligibility criteria below.

  • To be eligible for the Spouse Education Assistance Program, the student must:
    • Student must be a dependent spouse and registered as the spouse of the Soldier in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
    • Student must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited post-secondary or vocational institution. Those pursing a second bachelor’s degree may be considered on a case by case basis.
    • SEAP does not apply to graduate level courses.
    • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.
    • Student must not be active duty or in a reserve component or a retiree of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch.
    • Any Spouse Scholarship recipient who also receives funding from other sources (i.e. GI Bill, scholarships, My CAA, VA benefits, etc.) may not be eligible to receive their full scholarship from AER. The Financial Aid Office at each school will determine the recipient’s final eligibility based on the complete financial aid package. Once all costs are covered, any remaining funds must be returned to AER and will not be disbursed to the student.

    There is not a deadline to apply for a Spouse scholarship, however, please review the timetable that outlines the Application Cycles. You will only submit one application per academic year. Please apply during the Cycle that ensures your funds will be disbursed when needed.

    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

    ScholarshipPoints is a point based reward program for students (we call them scholarship points) that awards over $100,000 in scholarships to high school and college students each year. It’s free, it’s fun and can help you pay tuition, what more do you need to know?

  • 1. Earn Points
  • Earn scholarship points for completing activities like: quizzes, reading blogs, playing games, surfing the web, taking opinion surveys and more. Stuff you're already doing online!

  • 2. Enter Scholarships
  • Your earned scholarship points are chances to win. The more points you earn, the more chances to win!
  • 3. Win Scholarships
  • All winners are randomly selected from the total points entered and announced on ScholarshipPoints.com a couple times each month. Your chances of winning increase with each activity you complete. The more activities you do, the more points you earn, and the more chances you will have to win a scholarship!
  • For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

    We have had a past winner of one of these scholarships!

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

    The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant provides undergraduate tuition assistance to students older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who are the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. The veteran must have died or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service. Undergraduate students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years and a total of up to $11,200 ($2,800 per year at full-time status). Part-time student are eligible. Future awards are subject to available and approved funding.

  • Eligibility:
    • Enroll at least half-time.
    • Be a Michigan resident for one year prior to program application.
    • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee.
    • Not have been convicted of a felony involving an assault, physical injury or death.
    • For renewal, maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 and meet the institution's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
    • Must not be in default on Federal/State student loan.
  • The Veteran must:
    • Have been killed in action or died from another cause while serving in a war or war condition in which the United States of America was or is participating; or,
    • Have died or become totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; or,
    • Have been totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury prior to death and has now died; or,
    • Be listed as MIA (missing in action) in a foreign country as determined by the U.S. government.
    • For more information, please visit the State of Michigan website.

    Unigo - Outside Scholarships

    Do you always find yourself doodling on your notes? Do you find it easier to express your thoughts through paintings or drawings than words? If so, there could be money for college waiting for you!

    For those interested in a degree in art, there are several scholarship opportunities to help pay for college. Art majors encompass a wide range of different mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, design and even performing arts such as theatre, dance, and music. Whatever you have a passion for, start your search for college money with this directory of scholarships for art majors.

    Sign up for a free account and get instant access to scholarships that are tailored to you.

    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    LA Tutors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    At LA Tutors, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Each one of you is creative in his or her own way: some of you blog; others curate documentary photography on Instagram that helps us understand the world better; and still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver.

    One way to showcase your creativity is to innovate either by solving a problem, by designing something that helps others solve problems, or by enhancing our relationship with whatever matters to us. Innovation is what brings our technical skills and our hopes together in unique ways.

    It also provides opportunities for gaining real-working experience in a chosen field, and gives students the chance to connect with adults outside their circle who might be able to help students get into their top choice college or get an internship. In the end, innovation makes people look at the bigger picture, which is the best preparation for college and for life.

    We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.

    • Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
    • Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
    • Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
    • The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.
    • All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.
    For more information, please visit the LA Tutors website.

    University Tutor Monthly Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    UniversityTutor.com will conduct a scholarship essay contest by posting a monthly essay prompt. A participant may submit only one essay per Contest. Essay submissions that are incomplete, submitted late, pertain to topics other than the applicable topic for the Contest, or otherwise do not comply with these Rules and Regulations will not be accepted and evaluated as part of the Contest.

  • Eligibility
  • This Contest is open to anyone that is 16 years of age or older or the applicable age of legal consent under the applicable laws of such person’s country or territory, provided that any participants under the age of 18 return a signed copy of their parent or legal guardian’s consent, before participating in the applicable Contest and in the manner specified by UniversityTutor.com on the Website.

    Additionally, no participant is required to purchase any services from UniversityTutor.com to participate in or win any award from participating in the Contest.

    Each essay must be at least 300 words and in response to a monthly essay prompt made available on the Website. All essay submissions must be submitted through the Website by 11:59 P.M. CST by the last day of the Contest Period. Only those essay submissions submitted through the Website will accepted and judged under the Contest. No mailed-in essays will be accepted or considered under this Contest.

    For more information, please visit the University Tutor website.

    CARiD Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for college! Just getting the essentials can add up quickly and CARiD wants to help - books, food, backpacks, some sweet spinners for your commuter vehicle, or whatever else you need to get ready for school! Most importantly - CARiD believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals!

  • How do I apply?
  • Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to [email protected] Here are some ideas to get you started: Your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you've ever seen - we're looking forward to your creativity!

    • Photos can be cropped, spliced, or edited however you see fit
    • Photos must be relevant to the automotive industry
    • All submitted photos must be original work of the submitter
    • Only one photo may be entered per student, per semester. Duplicate entries will be disqualified
    • All scholarships are non-renewable
  • Who can apply?
  • Any current US student who:
    • Is enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester
    • Is between the ages of 16 and 20
    • Is not a CARiD employee
    • Is not related to an employee of CARiD or its partners
  • When can I apply?
  • Two scholarships will be awarded each year:

    • Spring entries must be received before midnight on April 30
    • Fall entries must be received before midnight on October 31
  • Who will win?
  • We're looking for the most creative, inspiring, and thought provoking photos! So get to work and show us what you've got! The winning photo will be published here, on my.CARiD.com, and our other social media pages. We'll pick our favorite photo, and send a check for $1,000 to the winner!

    For more information, please visit the CARiD website.