Scholarship News You Can Use

Scholarship News You Can Use 2018-2019

Welcome college-bound students and parents to Scholarship News You Can Use. Check back often as information is continuously updated. Your counselor and college adviser are also a great source of information, so please make an appointment with them to talk through some of these options.  

Here are some helpful tips to guide you on your search

  1. Do not let small award amounts discourage you. Apply to as many scholarships as you think you are qualified for. Your counselor and the college adviser are great resources in determining different options you should pursue.
  2. Beware of any scholarship that asks for a social security number, guarantees an award, or charges an application fee. These are usually hoaxes of one sort or another. If you are unsure, ask your counselor or college adviser.
  3. Keep track of your scholarships! Staying organized will help you plan out how many you need to apply to, and when you should be done applying.
  4. Don't get stressed out. Plan to complete one scholarship a day to lessen the load. By the end of the school, you could have applied for over a hundred scholarships! (That's a lot of money).

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List of Scholarships for 2018-2019 Graduates

Students With a Heart Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Must have cardiac disease or a Cardiac deformity
  • Must be entering or currently attending a US post-secondary institution as undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must maintain a minimum status of part-time (6 credits)
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • A United States citizen, nationals, or permanent resident

Description:

This scholarship is for students who have cardiac disease or a cardiac deformity. To qualify, applicants must be entering or currently attending a US post-secondary institution as undergraduate or graduate students and maintain a minimum status of part-time (six credits). Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. A letter from a licensed physician, official transcripts, letter of recommendation, and personal statement are required.

Award: $500- $6,000

Deadline: October 1, 2018

Apply for Students With a Heart Foundation Scholarship

AES Engineers

Eligibility:

  • Essay required
  • High school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility
  • Engineering courses not required

Description:

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason, we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Award: $500

Deadline: October 6, 2018

Appy for AES Engineers schalarship 

Michigan Tech Leading Scholar Award

Eligibility:

  • For high school seniors whom are or have applied to Michigan Tech.
  • Must have a 3.3 GPA or higher when applying.
  • ACT score of 23 or higher.

Award: Valued at $8,000 per year for residents and $17,000 for non-residents

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Apply for Michigan Tech Leading Scholar Award 

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.
  • Participate in at least one of the eligible school-sponsored sports:
    • Badminton / Baseball / Basketball / Bowling / Competitive Spirit/Cheer
    • Competitive Weight Lifting / Crew / Cross Country / Equestrian
    • Fencing / Field Hockey / Football / Golf / Gymnastics / Ice Hockey
    • Judo / Lacrosse / Skiing / Soccer / Softball / Swimming and Diving
    • Tennis / Track and Field / Volleyball / Water Polo / Wrestling
    • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.

Description:

The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports and school and community activities.

Award: $1,000 - $5,000

Deadline: October 17, 2018

Apply for Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

College JumpStart Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school 10th- 12th grader, college student, or non-traditional student
  • A US citizen or legal resident
  • Applicant must be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community

Description:

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,500 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

Award: $1,500

Deadline: October 17, 2018

Apply for College JumpStart Scholarship 

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be US residents aged 18 – 24

* Applicants of 25+ years are eligible for $5,000 awards, but not the grand prize.

Description:

For years, this One of a Kind program has awarded millions of dollars in tuition to students across the country. Whether students are a future doctor or lawyer, artist or musician, Dr. Pepper understands that school is a full-time commitment. But we also understand the rising costs of education often stand in the way. The Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway is here to help.

Award: Up to $100,000 in tuition

Deadline: October 17, 2018

Go to Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway website for complete instructions

Northern Michigan University Presidential and Leadership Awards

Eligibility:

  • ACT score of 24 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Must be admitted to NMU before applying for this competition

Award: Varies *depending on individual scholarship

Deadline: Presidential Scholarship: October 19, 2018. All other NMU scholarships are first come, first serve.

Apply for Northern Michigan University Presidential and Leadership Awards 

Horatio Alger Michigan Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school student
  • Plan to enter a college in the US no later than the fall following graduation
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be a resident of Michigan and a United States citizen

Description:

Horatio Alger Award recipients are dedicated community leaders who demonstrate individual initiative and a commitment to excellence as exemplified by remarkable achievements accomplished through honesty, hard work, self-reliance and perseverance over adversity. All potential Members must have a strong philanthropic commitment and be willing to contribute to the Association’s mission: providing scholarships for highly motivated but economically disadvantaged young people.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: October 25, 2018

Apply for Horatio Alger Michigan Scholarship

The Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

  • Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam). Please note that AWIB follows the definition used by the U.S. Census.
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution in the US, at the time of application and award
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application
  • Provide the most recent college transcript; semi-finalists will be asked to provide the most recent official transcript
  • U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Have one or more of the following: (a) a leadership role in a community endeavor or (b) a record of entrepreneurial achievement (e.g. founded your own business)

Award: $2,500

Deadline: October 25, 2018

Apply for The Asian Women in Business Scholarship 

Central Michigan University Centralis Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Must apply to CMU.
  • Must be a high school senior with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
  • ACT score of 27.
  • Must register for competition by October 21st, for the October 29th competition day.
  • Must complete the Centralis and Honors Scholar Competition Application.

Award: current four-year value is approximately $93,000

Deadline: October 27, 2018

*This is an extremely competitive scholarship. Earliest possible registration is suggested.

Go to Central Michigan's website for more information

Association for Iron & Steel Technology Scholarships

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be university freshmen, sophomores, or juniors enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate program at an accredited North American university.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Application, essay and recommendation letters should express a strong interest in the iron and steel industry.
  • Description:
  • Offering scholarships to students majoring in the following programs:
    • Metallurgy/Materials Science/Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Industrial Engineering/Environmental Science/ Computer Science

Award: $3,000

Deadline: October 30, 2018

Apply for Association for Iron & Steel Technology Scholarship

PAVE Student Design Challenge

Eligibility:

  • This competition is open to undergraduate college students only.
  • Students may enter only one category (see description). The student's name and school name is not to be visible anywhere on the presentation pages or cover.
  • Each entry must include an entry form and disclaimer clipped to the back of the entry.
  • Each entrant must complete and submit an online copy of the entry form as well.
  • Students must also submit a copy of their entry on a CD, DVD or USB stick in a PDF format with the entry. Please make sure to label the CD, DVD, USB.

Description:

This annual competition is geared toward college-level students involved in retail design and planning, visual merchandising, interior design, and branding programs. The PAVE awards are aligned with primary design disciplines of (choose one):

1. Store design and planning (shopping flow, spatial relationships, merchandise adjacencies, interior design, etc.)

2. Visual Merchandising (product presentation, graphics, signage, way-finding, etc.)

Award: $5,000

Deadline: November 1, 2018

Apply for PAVE Student Design Challenge 

Coca-Cola Scholarship Program

Eligibility:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Description:

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System. Scholarship recipients excel academically and in service to others. Most Coca-Cola Scholars share a passion for social justice and many have overcome tremendous challenges to pursue their dreams.

Award: $20,000 or $10,000 – for more details on amount, visit the website.

Deadline: October 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Apply for the  Coca-Cola Scholarship Program 

Credit Union ONE: William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program

Eligibility:

  • Complete 30 or more hours of documented, qualified community service during Junior/Senior year of high school ending April 1, 2019
  • Be a 2019 graduating high school senior
  • Be a Member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of 6 months (in good standing)
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Plan to enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2018, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school

Description:

This scholarship is for students who meet the above eligibility criteria. Visit the link below to view/print a PDF of the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Appy for the William G Coyne Memorial Scholarship

SeniorAdvice.com Senior Caregiver Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Students must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Spring of 2019. They must have been involved in caregiving for a family member or friend.
  • SeniorAdvice.com employees and their family members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Description:

Offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Spring of 2019, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books. Application must be submitted by January 15, 2019. Scholarship winners will be notified by February 1, 2019.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Appy for the Senior Caregiver Scholarship

Credit Union ONE: Continuing Education Scholarship Program

Eligibility:

  • Be a Member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of 6 months (in good standing)
  • Be a high school or GED graduate with a gap in education of two years or more
  • Complete a Personal Statement (details within application)
  • Plan to enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2018, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school.

Description:

This scholarship is for students who meet the above eligibility criteria. Visit the link below to view/print a PDF of the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Apply for the Continuing Education Scholarship Program