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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

 

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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

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External LinkMichigan Tech

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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

 

2019 Scholarship Opportunities List

December 2019 Deadline

AXA Achievement Scholarship:  Attention HS seniors:  Are you active in the community?  Have you led a project that benefits others?  Have you overcome personal challenges?  AXA 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 us.axa.com/achievers to learn more and apply online.  Deadline is December 15th.

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

January 2020 Deadline

Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship:  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:  "In 30 years, what's the one thing you hope you still have and why?" More information is available at www.LMCU.org/hutt. Deadline is January 31st.

Did you know LMCU now offers tuition discounts?
LMCU members are now eligible for tuition discounts at two accredited universities, including:

MASFPS Scholarship:  The Michigan Association of State and Federal Specialists (MAS/FPS) will award three state scholarships ($1500, $1000, and $500) to eligible high school seniors on track to graduate in the Spring of 2020. Selections will be based upon the NAFEPA Scholarship Application (National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators), see below. MASFPS will submit the applications of the top two Michigan awardees to NAFEPA for consideration for four (4) NAFEPA Scholarships of $2500 each. (Please refer to the NAFEPA Scholarship information for scoring criteria.)  MASFPS Scholarship Information must be received no later than January 6th.  Please stop in the office for more information.

NAFEPA Scholarship Program:  High school students who will graduate in 2020 are eligible to apply for the NAFEPA scholarship. Candidates will be selected by the NAFEPA affiliate state organization or representative.  Applications are available in the counseling office.  All application materials and completed packets are due to the  STATE NAFEPA REP by January 6th.

February 2020 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 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 7th).

Muskegon Community Foundation:  The 2019-20 Community Foundation General Scholarship Application will be available beginning October 1st at www.cffmc.org.  Click on “Scholarships” then on “How to apply”. Online Application deadline is: February 1st.

March 2020 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.  *Essay prompt:  What are the benefits of community service?

Women's Division Chamber of Commerce:  Multiple scholarships are available from the Women's Division Chamber of Commerce.  Requirements include:  2.5 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 11th.  For more information and application, please visit http://www.womensdivision.org/.

April 2020 Deadline

Credit Union ONE:  The William G Coyne Memorial Scholarship is available to applicants with 30 or more documented hours of community service, be a member of a family belonging to the credit union for at least 6 months, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at a 2-yr or 4-yr. college/university or trade/vocational school in the Fall 2020.  Applications can be found online at http://www.cuone.org/about/scholarships.aspx.  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. 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.  *Essay must include a short bio, education and goals, career plan and goals, and reason requesting scholarship.

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.  *Essay prompt:  (Choose One) Why do you want to be a(n)? OR What lessons have you personally learned that you would share with incoming freshmen?  Give specific examples.

May 2020 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 2020 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