Scholarship News You Can Use

Scholarship News You Can Use 2019-2020

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

 

Upcoming Scholarships 

College Board Opportunity Scholarship (Deadlines Vary)

Description:

The new College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is awarding $5M in scholarships to the class of 2020. There is no GPA or family income requirement, yet 50% of the scholarships are reserved for low income students. Students simply get rewarded for the work they're already doing to apply for college, no additional essays required. 

Eligibility:

  • Current high school seniors with a College Board account (should have been created when they took the SAT)
  • Completed at least one of the following actions:
    • Build a college list on BigFuture
    • Practice for the SAT using Khan Academy
    • Increase their SAT score by 100 points
    • Strengthen their college list on BigFuture
    • Complete the FAFSA
    • Apply to Colleges

Award: Varying amounts

Deadline: Varies, but students should sign up as soon as possible for maximum eligibility

Sign up for the College Board Opportunity Scholarship program

 

RaiseMe (Deadlines Vary)

Description:

Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. 

Eligibility:

  • All High School Students
  • Planning on attending one of their college partners; Michigan schools include Western, Wayne State, Hillsdale College, Lawrence Tech, and Madonna

Award: Varies

Deadline: Rolling, Register ASAP for maximum eligibility

Sign up for RaiseMe

 

Holland Police Community Relations Criminal Justice Scholarship (Due Date: May 15, 2020)

Description:

The Holland Police Community Relations Commission announces a $2,000.00 scholarship for area students who are currently enrolled or are enrolling in a post-secondary Criminal Justice program or track. In keeping with the purpose of the Commission, the group is committed to encouraging and assisting students desiring to become law enforcement officers. The scholarship will be awarded annually in the spring to one individual who reflects the highest potential for law enforcement.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating senior
  • Pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice

  • Minimium 3.0 GPA and must pass background check

  • Essay and letters of recommendation requireda

Award: $2,000

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Apply for the PCR Criminal Justice Scholarship

 

Holland Police Community Relations Perseverance Scholarship (Due Date: May 22, 2020)

Description:

We at the Police Community Relation Commission (PCR) believe that every person has an important purpose - a purpose greater than they can achieve on their own. Therefore, we wish to show support for the purpose in our students’ lives by providing a $2,000 cash scholarship for a student attending Holland area schools. The PCR wishes to both encourage and support good students on the path to becoming contributing members of their communities. Our scholarship is meant to be part of the awarded students’ larger financial plans and to help overcome a portion of their economic barrier to education.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating senior
  • Essay and letters of recommendation required

Award: $2,000

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Apply for the PCR Perseverance Scholarship

 

B. Davis Scholarship (Due Date: May 22, 2020)

Description:

The generosity of our site sponsors have allowed us to offer a scholarship to help the students who visit our site. The winner(s) of this scholarship will be notified by email and their name(s) will be shown on this site.

Eligibility:

  • Open to all students attending college in fall
  • Essay Required (750-1000 words)

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 22, 2020

Apply for the B. Davis Scholarship

 

PB&J Scholarship (Due Date: May 31, 2020)

Description:

We are looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. For the first time, we are opening this scholarship to Holland High School.

Eligibility:

  • Open to all college-bound seniors

Award: $500-$1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Apply for the PB&J Scholarship

 

Review It Scholarship (Due Date: May 31, 2020)

Description:

Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations such as: Children Mending Hearts, Cedars Sinai, the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children's Action Network, GenArt, AVIVA, Project Angel Food, Center Dance Arts, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Obesity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Help for Orphans, the American Red Cross, P.S. Arts, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Art of Elysium, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Children's Action Network and the Music Center.

Eligibility:

  • Attending college in Fall 2020
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Essay Required (Movie review of no more than 1000 words)

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Apply for the Review It Scholarship

 

NIA Scholarships (Due Date: June 1, 2020)

Description:

We at the NIA Afterschool Experience believe that every person has an important purpose—a purpose greater than he or she can achieve on his or her own. The facilitators from our program come from a variety of occupations and stations in life, but are mostly parents, community members, and neighbors who want to support the area schools’ efforts to cultivate leaders and scholars for the next generation.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating senior who identifies as Black/African American
  • Students with GPA greater than 3.0 encouraged to apply
  • Do not have to be attending college

Award: $1,000

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Apply for the NIA Scholarships

 

Got a Spine Scholarship (Due Date: June 2, 2020)

Description:

At Arctic Chiropractic, our goal is to maintain and improve the spinal health of every paitent, while educating the community and each paitent about the benefits associated with chiropractic care. People develop back pain for a variety of reasons and it is our goal to educate as many people as possible in ways to abvoid developing chronic back problems.

Eligibility:

  • Must be attending college in Fall 2020
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Essay required
  • Two letters of recommendation required

Award: $500

Deadline: June 2, 2020

Apply for the Got a Spine Scholarship

 

AWG Minority Scholarship (Due Date: June 30, 2020)

Description:

This program encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support. This exchange will enhance the student’s experience and provide a view of the world ahead.

Eligibility:

  • A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Na:ve American
  • A full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences
  • Essay required

Award: $6,000

Deadline: June 30, 2020

Apply for the AWG Minority Scholarship

 

AudienceX Digital Marketing Scholarship (Due Date: June 30, 2020)

Description:

AUDIENCEX is focused on simplifying the complex world of digital advertising, and we understand that the demand for skilled digital marketers is only going to increase. We are focused on helping the next generation of digital marketers make their mark on our industry. To that end, we are excited to offer a digital marketing scholarship to a future leader in the digital marketing and media industry.

Eligibility:

  • Intending to pursue career in marketing or communications
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Essay required

Award: $500

Deadline: June 30, 2020

Apply for the AudienceX Digital Marketing Scholarship

 

Rosen & Ohr Essay Contest (Due Date: July 20, 2020)

Description:

Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident.

Eligibility:

  • Attending college in Fall 2020
  • Essay Required (750-1000 words)

Award: $1,000

Deadline: July 20, 2020

Apply for the Rosen & Ohr Essay Contest

 

Course Hero Scholarship (Due Date: July 30, 2020)

Description:

The transition from high school to college can seem daunting. Let us take some of the anxiety off your back, with $5,000 in scholarship funds. To apply for our $5,000 High School Super Senior Scholarship, first create a Course Hero account, then respond to the following question about George Orwell's novel, 1984. "In George Orwell’s novel 1984, he examines the sneaky ways governments create fear and hate among their people. Orwell shows how politicians, subgroups, and governments use fear and hate, which are natural emotions everyone experiences, in order to gain or hold onto power. What makes something true/fact? Do you think that people are susceptible to coercive persuasion? If so, what makes them susceptible?".

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled as high school senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Essay Required

Award: $5,000

Deadline: July 30, 2020

Apply for the Rosen & Ohr Essay Contest

 

School Specific Scholarships

Muskegon Community College Scholarships (Due Date: Varies)

Description:

MCC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for recent high school graduates, new students, current students, returning students and adults.

Eligibility:

  • Varies based on application

Award: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Apply for the Muskegon Community College Scholarships