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For the first time, access to the Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) scholarship website is available online. TFS has millions of scholarships and grants. Wells Fargo Bank is sponsoring the scholarship matching website that also includes a career personality test along with college and career planning tips and tools. To access this remarkable website, please visit TuitionFundingSources.com
Most colleges and universities in Michigan are incorporating online degree programs, with 34 that offer at least one Bachelor's degree online. Knowing that students and families are faced with trying to figure out the best option for them, Best Schools has created and focused their site and its resources to provide an investigative review of the online education landscape and to critically evaluate the increasingly-popular online college rankings that are being touted on the internet.
Here are a few of their resources:
Ideally, we want students to be able to gain valuable insight into their education especially when it comes to online education, understanding tuition and financial aid options, as well as true cost vs. benefit.
Varsity Tutors Monthly College Scholarship Contest provides an opportunity to win a scholarship monthly
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The High Five Scholarships website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships ever assembled. It is available to everyone free of charge. In addition to scholarships we will soon have free ACT and SAT practice tests and Study Guides.
The GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine is one of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. The GoodCall Scholarship Engine requires no personal information and it's free to use.
www.scholarships.com - Scholarship Search, College Search, and College Recruiting
Scholarships for High School Seniors is a great site dedicated to provide High School Seniors with College Scholarships and Grants information at free of charge.
January 2018 Deadline
Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship Competition: Applicants must be a high school senior planning to enter a trade school, college, or university in the next academic year. You DO NOT need to be a Lake Michigan Credit Union member to apply. This year's topic is: "Imagine nearing the end of your life - describe what will have brought you the greatest happiness or success." More information is available at www.LMCU.org/HUTT Deadline is January 31st.
Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation: Scholarships applications are now being accepted from females, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, accepted by a Michigan university, planning to focus on a technology academic program for the 2018/2019 school year. More information and the scholarship application can be found at www.mcwt.org. Applications are being accepted through January 31st.
My Personal Credit Union: MPCU is awarding four $1500 scholarships in 2018. You must be a primary account holder and in good standing for at least 1 year prior to the deadline. Please pick up an application in the office. Deadline is January 31st.
February 2018 Deadline
Gerber Foundation: Merit scholarships are available through the Foundation for graduating seniors. Applications and information are available on the Foundation website at www.gerberfoundation.org. Click on the scholarship page. The deadline for the scholarship is February 28th. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 to 3.70 to apply.
Michigan Education Association Scholarship: Applicants must be a dependent of a MEA member in good standing or MEA-Retired member and be planning to attend a Michigan public community/junior college, four- year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certificate, or license. Those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit-Mercy; Adrian College; Finlandia University; and Albion College. Priority is given on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, school and community service, and students from lower income households. Application forms are available online at www.mea.org/mea-scholarship. The MEA must receive the application by February 22nd. A postmark does not constitute being received. Faxed or emailed applications are not allowed.
Michigan Society of Professional Engineers: www.michiganspe.org Graduates must be interested in pursuing an engineering degree at an Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology accredited Michigan college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 26 is required. The scholarships are based on merit, not based on financial need. Applications are due to the student’s local Scholarship Chair by the first Friday in February (February 2nd).
Muskegon Community Foundation: The 2017-18 Community Foundation General Scholarship Application will be available beginning November 1st at www.cffmc.org. Click on “Scholarships” then on “How to apply”. Online Application deadline is: February 15th.
Service 1 Federal Credit Union: Service 1 Federal Credit Union is pleased to once again offer our annual scholarship opportunity to future leaders in the name of our late Board of Directors President, Calvin J. Peterson. We are offering two $1,000 scholarships to area students—who are members or related to a member—seeking to further their education in the fall of 2018. College-bound students may visit our website to download the application: www.service1fcu.com/youth/scholarship-program. Deadline is February 6th.
March 2018 Deadline
Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Scholarship: Applicants are considered for over 300 different opportunities and over 1 million dollars in scholarship funds by completing the online scholarship application. Students simply visit https://grcc.academicworks.com/users/sign_in and log in using their GRCC Blackboard log-in credentials. Students must be admitted to apply. New this year, the priority deadline to submit applications is March 15th.
Muskegon County Farm Bureau: Multiple scholarships from $500-$1000 will be awarded at the discretion of the Board. Applicant must be a member, child of, or under the guardianship of a Muskegon County Farm Bureau Member. Deadline is March 1st.
Ravenna Lions Club Scholarship: The recipient of this scholarship must attend an accredited college or university and be enrolled as a fulltime student. Deadline is March 15th.
Women's Division Chamber of Commerce: Multiple scholarships are available from the Women's Division Chamber of Commerce. Requirements include: 2.8 GPA, reside in Muskegon County, or attend a Muskegon County High School, and plan on attending Baker College of Muskegon or Muskegon Community College. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 10th. For more information, please see Mrs. Huntoon.
April 2018 Deadline
Credit Union ONE: Scholarship applicants must complete 30 or more documented hours of community service, be a member of a family belonging to the credit union for at least 6 months, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications can be found online at http://www.cuone.org/about/scholarships.aspx or in Mrs. Huntoon’s office. Applications are due April 1st.
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International: The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Muskegon is offering a $1000 scholarship to a young woman interested in pursuing a career in education. Application forms are available in Mrs. Huntoon's office. Deadline is April 15th.
Metal Technologies: Applicants must be a graduating RHS student, pursuing an Engineering, C.A.D., Computer Sciences, or Business career, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Deadline is April 15th.
S.T.A.R.T.: Scholarship to Assist Ravenna Teens - Any Ravenna High School senior who has been accepted to a post-secondary institution is eligible. Deadline is April 15th.
May 2018 Deadline
Baker College: Baker has two major scholarships that any senior can apply for if attending Baker!
Board of Regents Scholarship worth $24,000
Baker College Career Scholarship worth $6,400
Application deadline for these two scholarships is May 1st.