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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

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External LinkEastern Michigan University

External LinkMichigan State University

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External LinkMichigan Tech

External LinkWestern Michigan University

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External LinkGrand Valley State University

External LinkUniversity of Michigan Flint

External LinkLake Superior State University

External LinkFerris State University

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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!

PDF DocumentDecember 2021 Counselor's Corner

SCHOLARSHIPS

December 2021 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.

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 2022 Deadline

Fifth Third Scholarship Contest:  Share Your Financial Empowerment Story for a chance to win a $2,500 Scholarship.  The deadline to submit the scholarship form is January 22nd

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:  "There’s something special about each and every one of us.  Tell us about the YOU of today, and what we can expect to see in the YOU of tomorrow." More information is available at www.LMCU.org/hutt. Deadline is January 31st.

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 14th deadline. https://www.michmortgage.com/service-scholarship/.

February 2022 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.

MEA Scholarship:

Eligibility Criteria

  • Dependent of a MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing
  • Graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit.
  • Will attend or is currently an undergraduate student of a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification 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. (The aforementioned private institutions are existing local MEA affiliates.)
  • Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible.
    (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member in good standing).

Selection Criteria

Priority is given on the basis of:

  • Academic achievement
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • School and community service

 Eligible applicants can access the application here: https://mea.org/mea-scholarship/. The application can be typed into, saved and then printed for signature to be mailed with the required documentation. If applicants are unable to fill out the application electronically, legible handwritten applications are acceptable. Applicants may also email all materials in a PDF format.

The application deadline is Thursday, February 17, 2022– this is the date that applications need to be received by MEA. A postmark does not constitute being received. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.  There will be no extensions granted due to weather delays, snow days or power outages.

Muskegon Community Foundation:  The 2021-22 Community Foundation General Scholarship Application will be available beginning October 1st at: https://muskegonfoundation.org/scholarships/ Online Application deadline is: February 1st.

March 2022 Deadline

Jim Brown and Katherine Brown Scholarship:  The Jim Brown and Katherine Brown Scholarship to MSU ($3000) is available in the office.  This scholarship is available to students planning to attend MSU in the Fall of 2022.  The deadline is March 31st.

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 2022 Deadline

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 2022 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 2022 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:  June30th & 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 2022 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