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Live Más Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 20, 2021

INSPIRE US WITH YOUR APPLICATION, AND WE’LL HELP YOU INSPIRE THE WORLD.

We believe that young people have the ideas and drive to move the world forward. The Live Más Scholarship (pronounced “Liv maws”) is for ALL young people who are pursuing higher education and using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond. We believe in you – no matter where you are in your journey, whether just recognizing your strengths and developing your passion or bringing it to life and inspiring others to join you.

This program is more than a scholarship. We’re not merely a one-off check writer – we’re a continued partner and collaborator who’ll be there with connections and opportunities throughout your journey to help your passion shine so brightly, it changes the world.

  • HOW TO ENTER
  • Submit a video (2 minutes or less) that addresses these questions:
    • What is your passion and how are you currently pursuing it?
    • How do you plan to use your passion to uniquely make a positive change in your community or the world?
    • How will your education help enable you to pursue your passion and make a change?
  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia
    • Must be at least 16 years of age and no older than 26 years of age, located in the United States or D.C. and on track to apply for or enrolled in an accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational programs (including accredited two-and four-year colleges, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools).

    For more information, please visit the Live Más website.

    KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!

    Community Foundation Greater Rochester - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: January 22, 2021

    One common application form allows you to access all the scholarships from these organizations: Rochester Community Schools, Kiwanis International, and Rotary International. Scholarships are based on criteria developed by the donors which may include academic promise; extracurricular activities; community service; musical, artistic and dramatic talent; tenacity; work ethic; and leadership. Some awards may consider financial need.

    We have only listed those that are art-related, but suggest applying for all opportunities.

  • Eric J. Shook Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Seniors graduating from a Rochester Community Schools High School who demonstrate artistic talent and plan on majoring in art, photography, film or video in college. Recipient must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and a resume of achievements in a least one of the foregoing areas.

    Award $1000 (1 scholarship)

    Background: Eric J. Shook (1974-1992) graduated from Rochester High in 1992 and was a brilliant photographer and artist. He won numerous state awards and his work was well known by his peers.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation Greater Rochester

    The Homer Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 22, 2021

    The Homer Fund (Home Depot) seeks to truly make a positive impact in our associates’ lives. The Fund recognizes how expensive post-secondary education can be, and decided in 2006 to branch out and seek other ways to show its support of our associates. Thus, the Orange Scholars Scholarship Program was created.

    Orange Scholars offers scholarships to Home Depot associates' children based on financial need, academic performance and community involvement and leadership. Financial need is given the highest consideration.

  • Minimum qualifications:
    • Applicant must be the dependent of a full- or part-time hourly associate of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries, The Home Depot Canada or The Home Depot Mexico, at the time of application.
    • Applicant must be a current high school senior, or a current college freshman, sophomore or junior planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall of 2021
    • Applicant must attend an accredited, non-profit two-or four-year college/university
    • Applicant's parent/legal guardian must be a Home Depot associate for at least one year as of November 1, 2020 and must be a Home Depot associate at the time the scholarship is awarded

    Since 2006, more than 13,000 students have received scholarships totaling more than $32 million to help cover the expense of attending college. Each year, up to 1,000 scholarships are awarded to qualifying applicants in amounts up to $2,500 each.

    For more information, please visit the Homer Fund website.

    Point Foundation LBGT Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 25, 2021

    Point Foundation (Point) empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (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 (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.

  • Eligibility:
    • 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 2021.
    • 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 22-24 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.

    Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31, 2021

    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 $4.8 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, 2021.
    • 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 2021 - 2022 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.

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

    Deadline: January 31, 2021

    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 (20) $2,000 scholarships. We are proud to have provided $421,500 in scholarships to 252 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.
    For more information, please visit the Lake Michigan Credit Union website.

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

    Deadline: January 31, 2021

    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.

    Northwestern Mutual Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    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.

  • Eligibility:
    • Be pediatric cancer survivors, age 25 and under, who have been diagnosed by a physician as having had treatment for and survived 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.

    Clare County Community Foundation - Outside Scholaships

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    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!

    Shiawassee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    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.

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

    The 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 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 (must be a current graduating high school senior) 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).

    For more information, please visit The Jackie Robinson Foundation.

    Bloom Credit Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    Bloom Credit Union's Board of Directors will award four $1,500 Scholarships in 2021! A Bloom Credit Union Scholarship (and Bloom Credit Union membership) can help with the increasing costs of higher education!

  • 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 Bloom Credit Union and their immediate families are not eligible.
    For more information, please visit the Bloom Credit Union website.

    Columbus Citizens Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    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 3.50 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. Click on the Scholarships Overview link.

    ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    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.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    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.

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    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!

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

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    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, 2021

    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 $1.3 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, 2021

    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 2, 2021

    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 or home schooled 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.

    General Federation of Women’s Clubs - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 5, 2021

    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 $80,000 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.
  • Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 5, 2021

    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.

  • 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, 2018, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2018, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2021. 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.
    • 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.

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 9, 2021

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its scholarship program. More than $2987,000 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
    • Church/community service value
    • School involvement / essay

    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 2021-2022 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.

    Navy Seal Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 12, 2021

    The Navy SEAL Foundation empowers active-duty NSW personnel, their spouses, and children, as well as our SEAL and SWCC post-9/11 veterans, by awarding scholarships for higher education. We also support quality education options for dependent children in geographically separated duty locations where choices matter to the overall success of the student. Additionally, the Foundation provides funding for standardized college entrance exams for qualified transitioning NSW service members.

    NSF scholarships are intended to provide our community with opportunities to expand their educational pursuits. Scholarships can be used for vocational, certificate, licensure, and post-secondary programs, such as Bachelors or Associates Degrees, and may also include graduate degree scholarship opportunities for qualifying applicants.

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

    National Eagle Scout Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 12, 2021

    The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is an alumni association for Eagle Scouts of all ages. NESA is young men searching for dynamic and challenging leadership roles. NESA is older Eagle Scouts who desire using their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. The objective of NESA is to serve—to serve Eagle Scouts and through them, the entire movement of Scouting.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be an active member of NESA in order to receive a scholarship.
    • Eagle Scouts may apply for NESA scholarships beginning in their senior year of high school and, if not selected, may re-apply through their junior year in college.
    • Recipients may receive a NESA scholarship one time only.
    • NESA scholarships are available to Eagle Scouts attending four-year colleges or universities, vocational trade schools, and other approved programs.
    • NESA scholarships are not available to students attending any of the U.S. military academies.
    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made it difficult for some to take the SAT and/or ACT, minimum score requirements have been waived for the 2021 NESA scholarship application period. You may, however, enter a score as an optional entry on the application.
    For more information, please visit the NESA website.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 14, 2021

    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 2021 until August 2021 (preferably at Headquarters in Holland MI).
    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!

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2021

    There are many scholarships for students from Midland and Gladwin counties. The Midland Area Community Foundation sponsors over 250 scholarships to help deserving students (like you!) defray the cost of pursuing your degree.

    One application, hundreds of scholarship opportunities. Students no longer need to choose from a list of scholarships. Simply fill out the application, and we’ll automatically match you with the scholarships you’re most likely to earn. There are art related scholarship opportunities!

  • For purposes of the Midland Area Community Foundation scholarship program, you are considered a resident of either Midland or Gladwin County if you are a United States citizen and one of the following additional conditions apply:
    • Applicant has been a legal resident of either Midland or Gladwin County for at least a year
    • Applicant is a current high school senior graduating from a Midland or Gladwin County high school
    • Applicant is a college student who is a Midland or Gladwin County resident and moved out of the county only for the specific purpose of going away to college
    For more information, please visit the Midland Area Community Foundation website.

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2021

    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.

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2021

    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 (can be from any county)
    • 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
    • Volunteer work in the LGBTQ+ community

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

    Saginaw Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2021

    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

    Jim and Anne first met in 1975 – on stage – at Pit & Balcony! Nearly 30 years later they reconnected at the funeral of a mutual theater friend and, eventually, married in 2007. To honor their marriage they created the Fine Arts Scholarship to recognize the talents of students at Nouvel Catholic Central High School.

    Their shared love of theater, music and the arts continues to enrich their lives as they hope they will enrich the lives of students who benefit from their 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

    The Yellow Dog Studios Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Mari and Chris’ love for the arts and photography.

    • Graduating high school senior in the Great Lakes Bay Region (Bay, Isabella, Midland or Saginaw counties)
    • 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, 2021

    The Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents (children and spouses) 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 construction or maintenance activities within the work zone, including mobile operations and the installation of roadside 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.

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2021

    Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; it also affects their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children.

    AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors. Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • Must be a high school senior.
    • Must plan to enroll in an accredited college/university in 2021.
    • For more information, please visit the AFA Teens website.

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2021

    The program offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers to help them fullfill their dreams. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over $2.6 million in scholarships to more than 500 recipients who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies.

  • Eligibility:
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • Diagnosed with epilepsy by a physician or the immediate family member (parent, spouse, child or sibling) and/or caregiver of a person with epilepsy
    • Seeking an 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 2021 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for the fall semester 2021
    • Not a previous UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program recipient
    • Not an employee of UCB or an immediate family member of a UCB employee

    To start your application, please click on the "Register" link in the top navigation bar on their website to apply.

    For more information, please visit the Family Epilepsy Foundation website.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2021

    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
    • 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.

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 16, 2021

    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.

    Gordon A Rich Memorial Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 16, 2021

    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.

    Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 17, 2021

    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.

    Simon Youth Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 17, 2021

    Each year, SYF’s scholarships support hundreds of college-bound students through three nationally competitive scholarship programs. To date, SYF has awarded more than $19 million in scholarships to nearly 5,600 students in 42 states. And we’re just getting started. Applicants are evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement; additional criteria apply to each individual scholarship program.

  • 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 2021
    • 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.

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

    Deadline: February 18, 2021

    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.

    Michigan Education Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 18, 2021

    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. (Diploma must be received in the year of application.)
    • 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.

    Vegetarian Resource Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2021

    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 2021. 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.

    Community Foundation of Monroe County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 21, 2021

    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!

    World of 7 Billion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 25, 2021

    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.

    • Promoting Environmental Justice – Food deserts, climate migrants, placement of hazardous waste sites, effects of the fossil fuel industry, redlining, mistreatment of indigenous peoples and land, environmental racism
    • Strengthening Global Health – Access to health care, pandemics and emergency response, disease spread (zoonotic and vector-borne), maternal health, sanitation, health effects of environmental pollution
    • Re-Imagining Industrial Systems – Procurement of raw materials, waste management, brownfields/CAFOs, energy production, production/distribution of consumer goods, occupational health and safety

    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 Scholarships

    Deadline: February 26, 2021

    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!

    EOD Warrior Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 26, 2021

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • No applicant will be awarded more than 4 scholarships.
    For more information, please visit the EOD Warrior Foundation website.

    Doodle 4 Google Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 26, 2021

  • This year’s Doodle for Google theme is:
  • “I am strong because... ”
  • Strength isn’t only about how fast you can run or how many pushups you can do – it’s also about the strength inside of you. How do you rise above troubles and keep moving forward in tough times? When you make mistakes or get scared, what helps you clear the clouds above your head? When people around you are feeling down, how do you use your inner strength to lift them up? Our theme this year invites you to tell us what makes you uniquely strong.

  • 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 $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.

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

    Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2021

    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, 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!

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2021

    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 over $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 2021 Fall term.

    For more information, please visit the OSIA website.

    Frankenmuth Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2021

    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, 2021

    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.

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2021

    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.

    Roscommon County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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.

    The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area awards over $850,000 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:
    • Graduating senior 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.
    • Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)
  • Chris Martin Memorial Art Scholarship
  • 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.
    • 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 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
    • 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 (encouraged to submit the page of the Student Aid Report showing the Expected Family Contribution amount)
  • 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 (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)
  • Cathy Geerlings Indomitable Spirit Scholarship
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Graduating senior or graduating early college student 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/enrolling in a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary school (including vocational/technical school) in the United States
    • Financial need, a consideration (encouraged to submit page of Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount)
    • Note: Priority will be given to applicants with high financial need. Priority will be given to applicants who are first-generation college students. All other qualifications being equal, tie-breaking consideration will be given to 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.
  • 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, 2021

    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 Meijer team member or a child (natural, legally adopted, or stepchild) of a Meijer Team Member who has been employed for at least one year by 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. Financial need is required.

    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, 2021

    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.

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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.

    Four County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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 have only listed those scholarships that are art related, however we strongly encourage you to check out the website to see if there are other scholarships for which you may qualify.

  • The Starkweather - Garvin Scholarship
  • This scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors and recent graduates of Romeo High School who have a strong visual arts or drafting background and who are pursuing a visual arts and/or drafting, architectural degree at an accredited college or university. Financial need is a consideration.

    • Applicant must attend or have graduated from Romeo High School
    • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior (includes Middle College and 5th/13th year students) OR current college student.
    • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in visual arts, architecture, or related fields
    For more information, please visit the Four County Community Foundation website.

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

    Battle Creek Community Foundation -Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

  • 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.
  • Betty Petredean Scholarship for the Arts
  • Margaret "Betty" Petredean was a music education major, pianist, organist, vocalist and a lover of the fine arts. This scholarship was established in memory of Betty Petredean.

  • Jacquelyn Barrone Art Achievement Award Scholarship
    • Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.
    • Intent to pursue training in art is NOT a requirement. (Art courses taken at CACC may be substituted for advanced courses at Athens High School).
    • Applicants must exhibit success as an art student, be of good character and have taken at least one advance art course offered at Athens High School.
    • Applicant will submit a writing or art sample.
  • 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.
    • Former recipients may reapply throughout their undergraduate degree, and are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
  • 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!

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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.

    Art Scholarship Alert - Outside Competition and Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    Art Scholarship Alert is a juried art exhibition and scholarship competition for 9th – 12th graders residing or attending school in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Ionia, Shiawassee, Barry, Livingston, Calhoun and Jackson counties. This program gives recognition and financial assistance to outstanding art students, encourages artistic growth, and provides young artists an opportunity to participate in a professional gallery setting. For more than 30 years, Lansing Art Gallery has proudly hosted Art Scholarship Alert and awarded $117,700 to young artists to help further their creative endeavors; over 29,475 portfolios submitted, and 4,109 student art works exhibited in the professional setting of Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center.

    Art Scholarship Alert applicants submit an online digital portfolio of original works of art. A jury of art professionals determine acceptance and awards based on the quality, consistency, and depth of work in the portfolio. One portfolio at each grade level receives an Art Scholarship Alert Portfolio Award and will have multiple works displayed. All other accepted portfolios will have one piece exhibited. Scholarships and awards must be used to further the students’ involvement in the visual arts.

  • Sara Jane Venable Scholarship
  • In addition to the Art Scholarship Alert portfolio competition, students at the Senior level may apply for the $1,000 Sara Jane Venable Scholarship, which is awarded to a student in their pursuit of higher education in the visual arts and used for tuition assistance.

    For more information, please visit the Lansing Art Gallery website.

    Charlevoix County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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.

    • Recipient automatically selected- no application process.
    For more information, please visit the Charlevoix County Community Foundation website.

    Kalamazoo Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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, 2021

    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, 2021

    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.

    Fremont Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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
  • 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!

    Engebretson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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.

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    Thanks to the generosity of the Italian American community, the National Italian American Foundation has awarded over $10,000,000 in scholarships since its founding. NIAF administers nearly 200 scholarships annually, ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000 to Italian American students studying a wide variety of subjects.

  • To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education on a full time basis for the Fall 2021 semester
    • Have a GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). (Some scholarships require a lower GPA for eligibility. Students in a pass-fail system are also eligible.)
    • Be a United States Citizen or permanent resident alien.
    • Have Italian American ancestry. To be considered Italian American, the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy
    • Have an active NIAF Membership. Student may use their parent, guardian or grandparent’s membership.
    For more information, please visit the National Italian American Foundation website.

    Lake County Community Foundation -  Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    There are many scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Lake County. We encourage you to check out the Lake County Community Foundation PDF. This is administered through the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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, 2021

    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) at any school.

    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, 2021

    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, 2021

    The Mecosta County Community Foundation is administered through the Fremont Area Community Foundation. There are multiple scholarships offered each year to students who live in or attended high school in Mecosta County. We have only listed those that art related. We would encourage you to check out their website and apply for those where you meet the qualifications.

  • Ronald A. Ham Memorial Scholarship
  • One or more scholarships to graduates of Big Rapids High School
    • Well-rounded students who have demonstrated persistence in academics, teamwork in athletics or extra-curricular activities, and/or have served others by participating in community or volunteer activities
    • Preference to students interested in pursuing studies in education, humanities (philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history, or language), performing arts, or veterinary science
    • Preference to students who demonstrate financial need, but the scholarship is not limited to students with financial need

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

    Barry Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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.

  • 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. 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.
    • 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, 2021

    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!

    American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    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.

    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. Academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 are available for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and Training/Vocational program awards of up to $2,000 for use at community colleges and trade schools.

  • 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.
    For more information, please visit the Teamsters website.

    Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2021

    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.

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

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Outside scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2021

    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
  • or
  • Have served/are serving in the U.S. military are required to provide a Statement of Service or DD214 showing their own honorable character of service.
  • 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 2020 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!

    Berrien Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2021

    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!
  • Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2021

    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 short essay
    • Furnish official copies of high school transcript
    • Document honors and community service
    • 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!
  • Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 3, 2021

    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
    • 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 Fund
    • Applicant shall be going into their junior or senior year of college, or accepted into a graduate program.
    • Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA.
    • Applicant shall be 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.
    • Parents or guardian shall reside in Isabella County.
  • John P. and Ann S. Jensen Scholarship Fund
    • Applicant shall have declared a major of Architecture, Interior Design, Music, Art or Literature;
    • Applicant shall be going into junior or senior year of college, or be accepted to a graduate program;
    • Applicant shall demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA; and
    • Applicant shall be a registered voter in Isabella County and/or applicant's parent(s) or guardian(s) shall reside in Isabella County.
  • Kristopher Walden "Waldo" Arts Scholarship Fund
    • Be a graduate of an Isabella County High School.
    • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
    • Be taking classes leading to 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).
    • Be a sophomore level student or above to apply, and a junior level or above to receive the award.
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of B minus or above.
    • The desire to establish a career in an art related field, as expressed in a written essay accompanying the application.
    • Financial need shall be a factor, as explained in the written essay.
    • Excel artistically, as demonstrated by recommendations from instructor(s) or professor(s).
    • Involvement in his/her community.
    • Academic achievement, as demonstrated by his/her grades.
  • Bruce William Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior 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.
  • Matthew S. Sharrar Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Applicant will be a graduating senior of Beal City High School.
    • Applicant must demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant must be a Varsity athlete.
    • Applicant shall have financial need, as expressed in the applicant’s written essay.
    • Applicant is pursuing a degree in the fields of medicine or graphic design.
    • Applicant has demonstrated leadership.
    • Applicant has demonstrated a good personality and friendliness.
    For more information, please visit the Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Branch County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 5, 2021

    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 5, 2021

    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, unless noted otherwise.

    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.
  • MONTABELLA HIGH SCHOOL
  • Deborah Ann Dobbrastine Weatherford Memorial Scholarship - Tom Weatherford and family established this scholarship fund to honor his wife, Deborah, to provide financial assistance to a student(s) attending Montabella Community Schools who is pursuing higher education at a nonprofit career/vocational/technical school, community college or university. Areas of study given special consideration include secondary education, business education, public administration, office practice, counseling, or fine arts. Preference given to students planning to attend Central Michigan University, Montcalm Community College, or a Michigan nonprofit career/vocational/technical school.

    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!

    Jolt Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 6, 2021

    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 Jolt.

    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.

    For more information, please visit the Jolt Credit Union website.

    **We have had past winner of this scholarship!

    Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 7, 2021

    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
    • How can Jewish customs, rituals, and practices help you deal with the challenging environment posed by the Coronavirus?

    • Level 2: Grades 10-12
    • With the world ravaged by the Coronavirus and the turmoil that accompanies social unrest, discuss how Jewish ideals/values* help us think about these current events and how they can help us hold onto our democratic ideals.

  • 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.

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

    Deadline: March 9, 2021

    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 14th 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. Original art can be sent by taking a digital photograph or scanning it.

    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!

    Lapeer County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 12, 2021

    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.

    NIADA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 12, 2021

    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.
    For more information, please visit the NIADA Foundation website.

    Huron County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 13, 2021

    The Huron County Community Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships for high school seniors. Please complete the Common Scholarship application to apply!

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

    Community Foundation of St Clair County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 14, 2021

    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.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    "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 2021 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 2021.
    • 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.

    Allegan County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    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 Performing/Visual Arts Scholarship award of $1,000 is for students studying dance, drama, music, film, graphic arts and design or other artistic disciplines.
    For more information, please visit the Allegan County Community Foundation website.

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

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

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    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.

    Applications can be submitted for support in any of the six years following the year of graduation from high school. The Wilsterman Foundation is currently offering scholarships up to a maximum of $5,000 per year which can be received for up to four years. 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!

    American Foreign Service Academic and Art Merit Awards - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    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.

  • 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.

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    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.

    American Foreign Service Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    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.

  • 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).
      • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
      • Demonstrate financial need.
      For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    The Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation (CFACF) is an affiliate of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation.

    They award a variety of scholarships to students from Forest Park High School.

    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 Crystal Falls Community Foundation website.

    Norway Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    The Norway Area Community Foundation (CFACF) is an affiliate of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation.

    They award a variety of scholarships to students from Norway High School.

    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 Crystal Falls Community Foundation website.

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    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.

    Automotive Recyclers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    The Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose purpose is to promote education through the awarding of scholarships annually to students on the basis of academic achievement. Eligible applicants must be children of an employee of a licensed direct/branch ARA recycler member company.

    • Be enrolled in a degree granting program at a college, university, or accredited school providing trade, business or technical programs, taking a minimum of 12 credit hours or equivalent of a full-time student.
    • Have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average, or the equivalent, in their educational program.
    • A parent must be a current employee of a Licensed Direct/Branch Recycler Member of ARA with a hire date at least one year prior to March 15 of the application year.
    For more information, please visit the Automotive Recyclers Association website.

    Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    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.

    Dickinson Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    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 graduating seniors 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.

    Future of School Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2021

    Future of School has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

  • Applicants of Future of School Scholarship Program must:
    • Be high school seniors (U.S. Citizens) who have completed a minimum of five (5) *blended or **online courses during their last two years of high school and who demonstrate academic achievement or improvement as a direct result of their enrollment in the blended/online learning curriculum.
    • *The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: (1) at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace; (2) at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home; (3) and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.
    • **Online Course – All course activity is done online; there are no required face-to-face sessions within the course and no requirements for on-campus activity. Purely online courses totally eliminate geography as a factor in the relationship between the student and the institution. They consist entirely of online elements that facilitate the three critical student interactions: with content, the instructor, and other students.
    • 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.
    • To be eligible, applicants must have been enrolled in a previously-established online or blended curriculum prior to January 2020, not as a result of distance or hybrid learning due to COVID-19. It important to clarify that this program was not designed to support crisis schooling/remote learning environments.
  • As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
    • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
    • A completed Certification Form. (Plan ahead, this form needs to be completed by a school counselor or principal and then uploaded with your application to be able to submit.)
    • Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 19, 2021 3:00 pm. The recommender should be someone from your high school or college (teacher, counselor, administrator, etc).

    If selected as a recipient, applicants planning to attend a four (4) year college or university will receive an award of up to $10,000 per year. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted. Awards may be renewed for one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Future of School.

    For more information, please visit the Future of School Scholarship America website.

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2021

    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 this summer.

  • 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, 2021 and November 30, 2021.
  • 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.

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 16, 2021

    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.

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

    Deadline: March 24, 2021

    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.

    Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 25, 2021

    Since 1986, FEEA has given almost 11,000 merit-based scholarships to federal public servants, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. An additional nearly 200 scholarships to surviving children whose federal employee parents died or were severely injured in the line of duty during terrorist attacks, such as those on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the Pentagon on 9-11, and the US Embassies and Consulates in Kenya, Tanzania, and Libya have also been awarded. Collectively, our scholarship program to date totals over $14 million. FEEA champions the pursuit of higher education and each year supports over 200 students with merit-based scholarships.

  • Who is Eligible?
    • Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full-or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees. Blacks in Government (BIG) federal employee members may also sponsor a grandchild.
    • 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.
    • Can be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.
    For more information, please visit the FEEA website.

    Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 26, 2021

    SACF offers scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors and current college students who graduated from high schools in St. Joseph County, Michigan and are pursuing a college degree (two-year, four-year, and graduate degrees). Students can access 46 different scholarships with just one application.

    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 Sturgis Area Community Foundation website.

    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards
  • Each year, more than 4,000 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.
    • 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.
    • Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, GED and adult education students, or national winners of previous Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contests are ineligible.

      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. Digital art, photography and jewelry are NOT ACCEPTED.

      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, 2021

    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, 2021

    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 3.00 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 2021/2022 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the AHEPA website.

    Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

    Upsolve is a national 501(c)(3) legal services nonprofit. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers access Chapter 7 bankruptcy for free, using an online web app.

    At Upsolve, we know just how important students are for ensuring a future legal system that’s equitable and accessible. Upsolve itself started as a university project, relying on university professors for mentorship and students for team members.

    To encourage students to brainstorm ideas for changes they’d like to see, we’ve set up a scholarship. We aim to encourage students to focus on ways they think our society can improve access to justice. We welcome a two-page essay on your ideas for the future by email.

  • In order to be eligible for the $2,500 scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be a current high school senior, a full-time college student, or a graduate student;
    • Must apply via email and provide their name, university or college, major and expected graduation month and year;
    • Must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution.
    For more information, please visit the Upsolve website.

    Chippewa County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

    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.

    The National Children’s Cancer Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

    The Beyond the Cure Ambassador 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. Fifty-eight college scholarships are awarded each year.

  • 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, 2021

    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.

    Appaloosa Youth Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

    Each year the Appaloosa Youth Foundation awards thousands of dollars to youth who are pursuing higher education. As many as eight scholarships of $1,000 each and one scholarship of $2,000 may be awarded to high school graduates, upperclassmen and graduate students who are members of the ApHC or are the son or daughter of an ApHC member.

    • Proof of Acceptance/Enrollment: Must provide an official letter of acceptance from your School of choice, not a copy.
    • A sealed copy of your most recent official academic transcript.
    • Copy of your official SAT/ACT or similar test result. (Territory Scholarship only).
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation from people other than relatives. Letters should be confidential and must be mailed separate from the application by the recommendation writers.
    • 200‐‐400‐word essay
    • One (1) high quality photo of the applicant
    • Applicants must currently maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    For more information, please visit the Appaloosa Youth Association website.

    Foster Care to Success Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

    “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 the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday; OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted.
    • 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.

    NOTE: This is an undergraduate scholarship only.

    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, 2021

    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, 2021

    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.

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2021

    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 2021.
    • 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, 2021

    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.

  • American Legion / Andrew Light Scholarship
  • 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
  • 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!

    Johnson Controls Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2021

    The Johnson Controls Foundation awards college scholarships to the children of Johnson Controls employees as a way to encourage and support higher education. Since 1982, hundreds of students have been assisted by this program, which grants awards to students attending two and four-year accredited colleges and universities in the United States.

  • Eligibility
    • Graduate as a high-school senior from a school in the U.S. during the current academic year (2021).
    • Be a son or daughter (naturally born child, legally adopted child or stepchild) of a full-time U.S. or Puerto Rico employee of Johnson Controls or a subsidiary, to include employees who are from the U.S. or Puerto Rico temporarily assigned to facilities outside the U.S. or Puerto Rico – – not including employees who are officers or members of the board of directors of Johnson Controls.
    • Furnish transcript and “official” score documents from college entrance examinations (ACT or SAT).
    • Demonstrate leadership and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. (not including a vocational degree/educational certificate) in fall of 2021.
    • Renewal of scholarship: Must be a full-time student and cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) must be 2.5 or higher in order to qualify for renewal of the scholarship. If your grade point falls below the required GPA, you will forfeit your funds for that school year.

    The Johnson Controls Foundation Scholarships are competitive and are based on a combination of academic, leadership and civic achievements. Winners are selected based on merit, not financial need.

    For more information, please visit the Johnson Controls Scholarship website.

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2021

    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 between the ages of 14 and 20 who will complete graduation requirements by or before July 31, 2021 or 2022, and undergraduate college students between the ages of 15 and 25. The winning applicants will receive a scholarship toward the school of their choice (college, university, junior college or technical school) or associated school fees.

    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, 2021

  • 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, 2021

    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 2021-2022 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:

    • The original creation must be your own work and must convey 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, 2021

    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, 2021

    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, 2021

    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-six 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, 2021

    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 may receive assistance for up to four academic years but must meet eligibility criteria and reapply each year.

  • 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, 2021

    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 2021.
    • 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.

    Anne Ford Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 5, 2021

    The National Center for Learning Disabilities' (NCLD) mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work, and in life.

    The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

    The Anne Ford Scholarship was created for students with learning disabilities to support their pursuit of post-secondary education and career advancement goals. Scholarship applicants should express financial need, demonstrate their ability to contribute positively to society and present opportunities for other students with learning disabilities.

    For more information, please visit the National Center for Learning Disabilities website.

    LEAGUE Foundation at AT & T - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2021

    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.

    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2021

    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, 2021

    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, 2021

    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.

    Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2021

    Pretty Presets for Lightroom recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Presets for Lightroom $500 annual scholarship. This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

  • Scholarship Entry Requirements
  • Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics. Use proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Lightroom has changed Photography
    • Lightroom techniques for Fall, Winter or Spring photos
    • How to re-touch skin in Lightroom for photographers
    • A How To Lightroom Tutorial
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • High school seniors and currently enrolled College students may apply
    • Employees and their immediate family members of LightroomPresets.com are not eligible to participate.

    The deadline for scholarship entries is bi-annually on June 15 and December 15. The winning entry will be published on Pretty Presets Blog.

    For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2021

    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 $90,000 each year to recipients based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Affiliation with the US Navy, US Marine Corps or US Coast Guard 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.

    AMVETS National Service Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2021

    AMVETS annually awards scholarships to Veterans, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves for part-time or full-time undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses. Children and grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves are also eligible to apply.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a United States Citizen
    • Must provide evidence of active duty status or veteran status having served honorably
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to an eligible program
    • Must not be in default on a federal student loan
    • Must not be convicted under state or federal law for sale of or possession of illegal drugs
    • Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected
    For more information on their individual scholarships, please visit the AMVETS website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2021

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Qualified applicants will be African-American or black students enrolled in one of the programs listed above.
    • Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2021

    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, 2021

    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 demonstrate financial need
    • There is no age or GPA requirement to qualify
    • Students of color and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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

  • We have had a winner from here!
  • Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2021

    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. Greater Than Gatsby was born in 2012. Today, we are one of the leading creators worldwide of Innovative, professional and high-quality and Lightroom Presets, Photoshop Actions, and coming soon Lightroom Profiles for Photographers. Three recipients will receive $2,000 USD each 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.

    Organization for Autism Research - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 3, 2021

    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.

    PFLAG Detroit Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2021

    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.

    1st Art Gallery.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2021

    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.

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 19, 2021

    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.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2021

    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.

    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.

    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.

    FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    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.

    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.