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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

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

 

2019 Scholarship Opportunities List

 

March 2020 Deadline

Black Women’s Political Caucus of Muskegon County Scholarship:  Applicants must be a female who has exhibited academic achievement and/or economic need.  Two letters of recommendation will be required (academic and personal), as well as resume of extracurricular activities and/or volunteer activities.  Applications are available in the office.  Deadline is March 31st.

ChoiceOne Scholarship:  The ChoiceOne Scholarship is available to graduating seniors in the communities they serve. As a locally owned community bank, ChoiceOne wants to encourage and reward graduating seniors who are motivated to obtain a degree. This Scholarship will award a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to 6 winners in the "west market" area of Michigan. Deadline is March 27th. For more information and to enroll in the contest, please: visit:https://ww2.choiceone.com/2020-essay-contest

Jim Brown and Katherine Brown Scholarship:  The Jim Brown and Katherine Brown Scholarship to MSU ($3000) can be downloaded HERE or available in the office.  This scholarship is available to students planning to attend MSU in the Fall of 2020.  The deadline is March 31st.

April 2020 Deadline

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc is offering a scholarship to a female, graduating senior, and attending school in the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District. Applicants must answer all application questions and complete the entire packet, including a 600-word essay on the question provided. Applications are available in the office.  Deadline is April 5th. 

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.

Fruitport Conservation Club:  The Fruitport Conservation Club will be giving out $1000 scholarships to qualified applicants, enrolling in a college or university, pursuing a degree in wildlife biology, wildlife conservation, wildlife management, agriculture, or environmental science.  You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applications available in the office and are due by April 16th.

Peter and Erika Kubasiak Memorial Scholarship:  Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, participate in any HS sport, participate in NHS, BPA, or FFA, and be accepted to any college, university, or accredited trade school.  A 500-word or less essay about the following is required:  "Big things come in small packages."  Write a piece describing a seemingly small gift or gesture that left a lasting impact on you.  Please send your completed application to:  kubasiakmemorialscholarship@gmail.com by April 19th.

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.

Michigan Retailers Association:  Michigan Retailers Association will be awarding 24 scholarships ranging from $1000 - $1500 to dependent children of owners or employees of MRA-member businesses or part-time employees at MRA-member businesses who are also full-time students.  Scholarships are not based on financial needs.  Please apply online at https://www.retailers.com/news-events/michigan-retailer/, under the Member Benefits tab.  The access code is MIRA.  Applications must be requested by March 15th and submitted by April 1st.

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.edu/scholarships
Presidential Scholarship is worth up to $50,000
Regent Scholarship worth up to $24,000
Dean Scholarship is worth up to  $12,000
Application deadline for these scholarships is May 1st.

PB&J Scholarship:  The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed.  Deadline is May 31st.  Please see the flier for more details or visit: PB&J Website

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

December 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