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. The college adviser also sends out a monthly Scholarship Newsletter to student class group emails, so students make sure you check your emails.

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).

Helpful links

List of Scholarships for 2018-2019 Graduates

Muskegon Community College (MCC) Scholarships

Eligibility:

  • Apply to MCC for the 2019-20 school year and be accepted.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) for the 2019-20 school year
  • Send a thank you letter to the donor of scholarship if awarded.

Description:

MCC and the foundation for Muskegon Community College work with generous friends, organizations, businesses, and academic departments to establish these scholarships to help you succeed in achieving your educational goals. Please visit site to see scholarships with varying deadlines.

Award: Varying amounts

Deadline: March 1 - May 14, 2019

Apply for the MCC Scholarships

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

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 July 15, 2019.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: July 15, 2019

Apply for the Senior Caregiver Scholarship

Frederic D. Byrne Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Holland High School graduating senior in good standing.
  • Must be entering either the military or plans to attend a college/university after high school.

Description:

The Frederic D. Byrne Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Holland High School senior who has plans of either entering the military or attending college/university after high school. The student must submit a response to the essay question: How have you served your community and how do you plan to continue your service? The student must also submit two letters of recommendation. All application materials must be turned in to Ms. Ramirez. Her office is located in the Student Success Office.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 10, 2019 at the end of the school day (3:01 p.m.)