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Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) RESOURCES

Here is the information link:
https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-372--481218--,00.html

Here is the link to create your account:
https://missg.guarantorsolutions.com/StudentPortal

RESOURCES

University Scholarship & Financial Aid

These links take you directly to the scholarships and financial aid site of the college of your choice.

External LinkDelta College

External LinkSaginaw Valley State University

External LinkCentral Michigan University

External LinkEastern Michigan University

External LinkMichigan State University

External LinkUniversity of Michigan

External LinkMichigan Tech

External LinkWestern Michigan University

External LinkNorthern Michigan University

External LinkGrand Valley State University

External LinkUniversity of Michigan Flint

External LinkLake Superior State University

External LinkFerris State University

External LinkUniversity of Michigan Dearborn

External LinkOakland University

External LinkWayne State University

External LinkNorthwood University

External LinkMaryville University


Military Opportunities

External LinkNaval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Full Tuition Scholarship

External LinkAir Force Academy Scholarship

External LinkU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education and Training

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:

External Linkhttp://www.bestschools.com/online-colleges-in-michigan/
External Linkhttp://www.bestschools.com/accreditation-works-matters/
External Linkhttp://www.bestschools.com/student-guide-transferring-credits/

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.

External LinkVarsity Tutors Monthly College Scholarship Contest provides an opportunity to win a scholarship monthly

External Linkknowhow2go.org - 4 Steps to College

External LinkBest List of College Scholarships

External LinkThe 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. 

External LinkThe 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.

External Linkwww.scholarships.com - Scholarship Search, College Search, and College Recruiting

External LinkScholarships for High School Seniors is a great site dedicated to provide High School Seniors with College Scholarships and Grants information at free of charge.

University HQ is a #1 resource for finding top-rated colleges and scholarships!

SCHOLARSHIPS

October 2020 Deadline

Horatio Alger Association The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength or character, financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross family income), a good academic record (minimum 2.0 GPA), commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.  Scholarships awarded value from $6,000 to $25,000.  Apply online by October 26th at scholars.horatioalger.org.  There are several steps for this scholarship, so DO NOT wait until the last minute.

Muskegon Community Foundation:  The 2020-21 Community Foundation General Scholarship Application will be available beginning October 1st at: https://muskegonfoundation.org/scholarships/. Online Application deadline is: February 1st.

December 2020 Deadline

Bradford Kane Scholarship
Scholarship Award:
$1,000
Deadlines: December 31st & June 30th
Eligibility Requirements: Students who have in some way contributed to the promotion of diversity within their community.  Applicants will need to fill out the application and send that along with their unofficial transcripts and an essay. To access more information and the actual application, students will need to visit Bradford Kane's homepage at http://www.losangelespersonalinjurylawyers.co/ and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Then click the green scholarship application icon.

Equitable Excellence Scholarship:  Demonstrate courage, strength, and wisdom in the community through volunteer service.  Equitable Financial Services wants to help you!  Scholarships are available from $2,500 - $25,000.  Only the first 10,000 applicants will be accepted so APPLY EARLY!  Visit https://equitable.com/foundation/ to learn more and apply online.  Deadline is December 15th.

ZipRecruiter Scholarship
Scholarship Award: $3,000
Deadlines:  December 31st & June 30th
Eligibility Requirements: Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date.
Entry Rules: 500-800 word essay that addresses both prompts
Prompts: Describe a job you previously held - or hold. Describe your ideal post-graduate job.
You can visit ZipRecruiter's Scholarships Page for more information. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach their rep via phone or email:
Joanna Ericta
(310) 997-4087
joanna@ziprecruiter.com
www.ziprecruiter.com 
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

January 2021 Deadline

Michigan Mortgage Service Scholarship:  In conjunction with #MMGivesBack and Service Rewards programs, the Michigan Mortgage Service Scholarship has launched a scholarship in hopes of recognizing High School Seniors with dreams of pursuing a career in service. Careers include: Military, Teachers & Educators, Government & Politics, Police, Firefighters, First Responders, and Doctors & Nurses.  Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to West Michigan seniors graduating in 2021. Our Scholarship Committee will review all applicants after the January 15th deadline. https://www.michmortgage.com/service-scholarship/

February 2021 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.

Muskegon Community Foundation:  The 2020-21 Community Foundation General Scholarship Application will be available beginning October 1st at: https://muskegonfoundation.org/scholarships/. Online Application deadline is: February 1st.

March 2021 Deadline

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 have a 3.0 GPA or higher, display a significant amount of community service, establish sincere, friendly, relationships with peers and those younger and have a positive attitude.  The recipient must attend an accredited college or university and be enrolled as a full-time student.  Applications are available in the office.  Deadline is March 15th.

April 2021 Deadline

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. Filippelli'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 2021 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.

June 2021 Deadline

Bradford Kane Scholarship
Scholarship Award: $1,000
Deadlines: June 30th & December 31st
Eligibility Requirements: Students who have in some way contributed to the promotion of diversity within their community.  Applicants will need to fill out the application and send that along with their unofficial transcripts and an essay. To access more information and the actual application, students will need to visit Bradford Kane's homepage at http://www.losangelespersonalinjurylawyers.co/ and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Then click the green scholarship application icon.

ZipRecruiter Scholarship
Scholarship Award: $3,000
Deadlines: June 30th & December 31st
Eligibility Requirements: Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date
Entry Rules: 500-800 word essay that addresses both prompts
Prompts: Describe a job you previously held - or hold. Describe your ideal post-graduate job.
You can visit ZipRecruiter's Scholarships Page for more information. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach their rep via phone or email:
Joanna Ericta
(310) 997-4087
joanna@ziprecruiter.com
www.ziprecruiter.com 
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

July 2021 Deadline

Ponton Law Scholarship
Scholarship Award:
$1,000
Deadlines: July 31st
Eligibility Requirements:  Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship.  Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.  To access more information and the actual application, students will need to visit Ponton Law's homepage at https://www.jamesponton.com/practices/car-accidents/#scholarship