Learn About - Scholarships
#1 = State of Michigan Opportunities:
#2 = Online Printable & Online Submission Opportunities
Year Round Opportunities:
Opportunities Listed Below in Deadline Order:
EXPIRED Deadline 9/30/2017 - Writer's Square Essay Contest: This scholarship is open to students in first grade through college, and requirements vary by school level. This writing contest takes place three times per year. For the current session (open 7/1/2017-9/30/2017), applicants must write an essay about what nature's role is in their life. High school students must write a 1,000-word essay.
EXPIRED Deadline 10/6/2018 - AES Engineers Scholarship: $500 awarded to seniors attending a post-secondary school. 500-1000 word essay required. Character shown in the essay will play a key role in deciding the winner.
EXPIRED Deadline 10/13/2017 - Young Artists Award: Seniors interested in Dance, cinema, jazz, music photography, theater, visual arts, voice and or writing may apply.
EXPIRED Deadline 10/28/2017 - College Greenlight Application Marathon Scholarship: Valued at $1,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 10/31/2017 - Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation: $1,000 award to seniors. Requires transcript, information about your school, and an account of all participation in school and non-school related clubs, organizations, honors, awards, leadership, and volunteer work since freshman year.
EXPIRED Deadline 10/31/2017 - Voice of Democracy Annual Scholarship-"American History: Our Hope for the Future": 9th-12th Graders may apply to this theme based audio-recording essay competition. Requires application and 3-5 minute audio essay that meets the criteria of originality, content and delivery. Special accommodations available for applicants with hearing and speech disabilities. Application and essay recording must be delivered by midnight to a local VFW. Mrs. Pilon shows there is a local VFW Post #9455, 519 S Chipman St, Owosso, MI 48867. She suggests that applicants contact the local VFW Post #9455 to make official arrangements to hand off submissions to someone in authority to receive them, call (989) 723-8655. Valued as high as $30,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 11/7/2017 - Prudential Spirit of the Community Award: Seniors who've made a difference by volunteering in their community over the past year may apply. Complete the application and the student/parent agreement. Requires a certifier. Go to the "Certification" page to email or print out instructions for your certifier. You must deliver these instructions to your certifier by November 8, 2016. Your certifier can be your school principal or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or HandsOn Network affiliate. Your certifier has until November 18, 2016, to review applications online and select Local Honoree(s) from the applicants in your school or organization, and nominate them for state-level judging. Worth $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C.
EXPIRED Deadline 11/27/2017 - Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student Scholarship: Seniors may apply online-requires essay and teacher evaluation. 500 four-year scholarships will be awarded to the highest rated applicants. Finalists will attend a Leadership Weekend in Chicago. Value: First Place = $50,000 x 2; Second Place = $40,000 x 2; Third Place = $30,000 x 2; Fourth Place = $20,000 x 14; Runners Up = $4,000 x 480.
Deadline 12/14/2018 - CG Trader Scholarship: Seniors with a min 2.5 gpa may apply. Requires a 500 word essay on the topic “The future of technology in education”. Valued at $500 to $3,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 12/1/2017 - *NEW* Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship: This scholarship is for 10th, 11th & 12th graders who are interested in the STEM field. Applicants must create a Wikipedia-style biography page for an accomplished member of the STEM community who is a member of a minority group. See website for full instructions. Valued at $1,000.
PENDING Deadline 1/1/2019 - Writer's Square Essay Contest: 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders may apply. This is a writing contest held three times per year (Jan/Apr/Jul). July applicants must write a 1000 word essay on the topic of Character. Valued between $100-$1,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 1/4/2018 - GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: A $10,000 scholarship awarded to a student who demonstrates at school, workplace, and community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Must have a 3.0 or higher G.P.A.
EXPIRED Deadline 2/1/2018 - Girls Impact the World Scholarships
All 9th-12th High School Students: Students must create a 3-5 minute video that creates awareness and focuses, for example, on solutions about why so few girls choose to study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and why these fields are largely headed by men. Multiple topic ideas are available, please see website for complete guidelines. Here's a peek at 4 specific scholarship focuses all part of the same February 1st deadline and film festival. Click the links below for each highlighted topic.
EXPIRED Deadline 2/21/2018 - The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD)-Outstanding High School Student of the Year Scholarship: Graduating seniors with a 3.0+ gpa who are pursuing a career in engineering or the life sciences and serve as an active volunteer in the school or community. Requires submission of an application and a recommendation letter from a teacher or counselor. Click link above for fillable PDF application. To learn more abut ESD online click here.
EXPIRED Deadline 2/22/2018 - MEA Scholarship (Michigan Education Association): This scholarship is for seniors who are a dependent of MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing, will attend a post-secondary school as 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.) Priority is given on the basis of: ■ Academic achievement. ■ Extra-curricular activities. ■ School and community service. ■ Students from lower income households.
EXPIRED Deadline 2/24/2018 - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Lansing Alumnae Chapter: Greater Lansing Area minority seniors with 2.5 GPA or better, application, photo, transcript, letter of acceptance to a post-secondary institution, 500-750 word themed essay, and two letters of recommendation. Value currently unknown.
EXPIRED Deadline 2/28/2018 - Owosso Masonic Lodge 81 F & A.M. Scholarship - This is for seniors planning to attend trade/vocational school or college next fall. Masonic membership or affiliation is NOT a requirement. Requires application, official transcript with test scores, and recommendation letters to be Submit to Mrs. Pilon in the SSC by 3 p.m. on Feb 28, 2018. Value: $1,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/1/2018 - American Legion Auxiliary-Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship (ALA): Seniors must be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Requires application, letters of recommendation, 1,000 word max essay on theme, statement about the military service (branch, dates of service, photo of discharge papers if available) of the qualifying family member, official transcript, copy of FAFSA Summary Report and Confirmation Page (or FAFSA Student Aid Report-SAR).
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EXPIRED Deadline 3/1/2018 - American Legion Auxiliary-Spirit of Youth Scholarship (ALA): Senior applicants must have been a Junior member of the ALA for 3 consecutive years and continue their membership to current year. Requires a 3.0 gpa, application, letters of recommendation, 1,000 word max essay on theme, official transcript, copy of FAFSA Summary Report and Confirmation Page (or FAFSA Student Aid Report-SAR). Valued at $5,000 annually over 4 years, conditions apply.
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EXPIRED Deadline 3/2/2018 - GreenStone Farm Credit: Senior applicants planning to study an agriculture related field. Requires a 3.0+ GPA; demonstrate participation and leadership in school, community and agricultural activities; submit complete application with two letters of recommendation written by non-family members by published deadline. Valued at $2,000 each to selected students attending a four-year college program and $1,000 each to selected students attending a two-year college program.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/2/2018 - Life Lessons Scholarship: A 500 word essay or 3 minute video about how a death of a parent or legal guardian affected your life financially (college planning) and emotionally. 34 winners will be chosen to receive scholarships valued between $5,000 and $15,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/2/2018 - Society of Women Engineers (SWE)-Detroit Section Scholarship: Female seniors planning to pursue an engineering degree at a university or college with a ABET accredited program. Requires a 3.0 minimum GPA, application form, official transcript, and essay. Application requires your counselor's signature. Application submission can be either postmarked mail or sent by email no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/5/2018 - Sonoco Scholarship: Seniors who are a dependent of a qualified Sonoco employee (plant on Chipman in Owosso) may apply. Requires online application, transcript with SAT or ACT scores, 2 x teacher recommendation letters, 500 word essay, and demonstrate need. Sonoco prefers online applications to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 5th: however late applications, as well as ALL supporting documents must be submitted no later than March 15th. Valued between $2,000-$8,000 each award. 10 x awards will be given across all company plant regions nation-wide including Owosso, MI.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/9/2018 - Shiawassee Community Foundation (SCF): The SCF is a local area nonprofit organization and the packet includes dozens of scholarships. There is no limit to the number of scholarship a senior can apply for. However, applying is quite time consuming, especially when applying for more than one. It is important to read through each scholarship and its unique criteria carefully before applying, making sure you qualify.
Mrs. Pilon says:
(1) Transcripts - Please order your electronic 7th semester transcript to be sent to SCF by going to www.reachhigherohs.com/transcript and clicking on the "Parchment" logo to enter the custom OHS Parchment Portal. Be sure to click "Hold for Grades" when ordering.
(2) Letters of Recommendation - You must request letters of recommendation 3-4 weeks before scholarship deadlines. The outline to help with this process is available in the SSC.
Click above scholarship link for online printable-fillable PDF application.
(3) Paper Application - Paper copies are available on the SSC counter.
(4) Deadline - Application deadline is 4:00 pm, March 9, 2018, delivered personally to SCF offices in Owosso's Downtown.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/15/2018 - American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Michigan-Medical Career Scholarship: Seniors that apply must be seeking a medical career within the State of Michigan, as well as meet the specific criteria as daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, sons, grandsons, great-grandsons, of honorably discharged or deceased men or women veterans (see application for veteran details). Requires copy of veteran's discharge papers (review application for instructions on how to acquire such documents), letters of recommendation, transcript, Income Tax 1040 for previous year or FAFSA completion summary. Valued at $500.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/15/2018 - American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Michigan-Memorial Scholarship Application: Seniors *girls* applying meet the specific criteria as daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters of honorably discharged or deceased men or women veterans (see application for veteran details) may apply. Requires copy of veteran's discharge papers (review application for instructions on how to acquire such documents), letters of recommendation, transcript, Income Tax 1040 for previous year or FAFSA completion summary. Valued at $500.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/15/2018 - Capitol Area Chapter MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) Scholarship: Students (under age 24) who are children of an active-duty, reserve, (or) National Guard parent who died on active service (or) children of severely wounded in the line of duty since September 2001 (as defined as Traumatic SGLI) are eligible to apply. Requires registration on the MOAA Scholarship Fund's Educational Assistance Programs prior to applying. Qualified students are selected on a basis of their scholastic ability, activities, and financial need. Valued ranged between $250 to $1,250.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/31/2018 - Lighthouse Guild Legally Blind Scholarship: Seniors who are legally blind may apply. Requires proof of blindness, transcript with SAT scores, 3 letters of recommendation, and two 500 word essays: (1) describe your educational and personal goals and (2) the influence of an outstanding teacher on your education. Up to 20 national recipients will be chosen. Valued up to $10,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/30/18 - Memorial Healthcare Foundation-Senior Scholarship Program: Seniors pursuing studies in select health care disciplines can apply. Requires strict guidelines when preparing scholarship application packet, essay, and recommendations. Official transcript required. Valued at $1,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/31/2018 - Surety Bond Small Business Scholarship: Seniors influenced by small business may apply. Requires online application and a 500-1,000 word essay about how small business ownership (personal, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian) has influenced you. Three awards valued at $1,500 each.
EXPIRED Deadline 3/31/2018 - Thurgood Marshall Scholarship: Seniors planning to pursue a degree in a Criminal Justice field and can demonstrate a 3.0 GPA and financial need including parent sharing income documentation. Senior is required to submit an application, transcript, college acceptance letter, in addition to a 1,000 word essay about your pursuit of a career in Criminal Justice, your personal hardships, lack of opportunity, and need for the scholarship. Valued at $2,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/1/2018 - Clio Cast and Crew-Krause and Kolkman Memorial Scholarship: Seniors accepted into an artistic program in a post-secondary school. Requires application, letter of recommendation (see application for details), transcript, essay about performance and/or technician experience and goal. Valued at $1,000. More information online, click here.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/1/2018 - Writer's Square Essay Contest: 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders may apply. This is a writing contest held three times per year (Jan/Apr/Jul). July applicants must write a 1000 word essay on the topic of Change: "If you could go back to the past, would you change anything?" Valued between $100-$1,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/2/2018 - Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) College Scholarship: Seniors who are dependent children of owners or employees of MRA-member businesses. To learn if a business is an MRA member. Applicants are encouraged to apply online. They may also call teh MRA with questions or to ask for a paper copy of the application. Contact MRA at 800.366.3699 ext. 346 or email Mrs. Schrauben at firstname.lastname@example.org. Valued between $1,000-$2,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/11/2018 - Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC): Seniors with a district verified disability (IEP or 504 Plan) and financial need may apply. Requires the submission of an application, photograph, acceptance letter to postsecondary institution in Michigan that officially supports student's special needs, letters of recommendation, and a written or recorded essay (goals, educational plans, community service, and leadership skills). Granted up to $1,500 - funds can be used for transportation, special equipment, tutoring, and tuition.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/13/2018 - Van Gilder Family Foundation: Seniors with a full time 4 year degree and career focus, with honorable character and a 2.5 GPA or better may apply. Requires application, 140 character Tweet about your character, and 2 essays: (1) 400 word essay must answers the question of "how your life speaks about who you are and how has in influenced the person you have become." (2) 500 word essay must state your ambitions and how you plan to achieve them-as well as why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship. This local scholarship will give away two (2) $2,500 scholarships to two Owosso High School seniors. Submit applications to Mrs. Pilon in the SSC no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 13th.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/15/2018 - Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police-MLEEF Youth Scholarship Award (MACP): Seniors must submit the application and documents by April 10th to Mrs. Pilon in the SSC in order to be considered. The process requires OHS to narrow applications down to one (1) applicant to continue on and be submitted by OHS to the MACP for further consideration. OHS must mail the chosen applicant's submission to Okemos before the MACP's deadline. Value is estimated at approximately $2,000. Submissions MUST be to Mrs. Pilon by Monday, April 10th at 3:00 p.m.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/15/2018 - Shiawassee County Historical Society-James Oliver Curwood Scholarship: Seniors whose parents are residents of Shiawassee County may apply. No GPA minimum is set. Requirements along with application are evidence of financial need, transcript, and work experience. Click Here for Fillable PDF! This scholarship is valued at approximately $750.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/16/2018 - Michigan Career Placement Association (MCPA): Seniors who are currently enrolled in a work-based learning experience and have a placement related to their EDP career pathway, may apply. Requires a resume, reference names, transcript, work-based learning letter of recommendation, photo, and application. Valued at $500.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/16/2018 - Sam Duncan Scholarship: Seniors with physical disabilities with a goal to attend a post-secondary institution for the purpose of education or training may apply. Requires completed application, character reference letters, transcript, biographical statement (educational background, financial need, and other personal information), and a copy of the acceptance letter to a education or training institution. Value not noted. *New Fillable Online PDF*
EXPIRED Deadline 4/16/2018 - Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships: Seniors who are (1) social and environmental responsibility-cultural awareness minded AND (2) majoring in and pursuing a degree in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interactive design/motion graphics, and photography should apply. Requires proof of 2.0 or higher GPA, financial need, max 600 word written "statement of purpose", brief autobiography explaining how your experiences have influenced your creative work and your career plans, and how you see yourself in the future as a creator contributing to the community at large. And although it is not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in the award decisions. Must be a US citizen or green card holder. Value ranges from $2,000-$5,000 per award. Some honorable mention awards will also be given and valued at $500 each award.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/17/2018 - Kiwanis Club of Owosso Scholarship: Senior may apply. Applications are available online and in paper copy in the SSC. Requires application, biographical sketch that includes goals, community involvement and achievements. Mrs. Pilon prefers that applications are mailed directly to Mr. Shepard by the deadline. Valued at $1,250.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/18/2018 - Tom Giberson Scholarship: Must have attended OHS for at least 3 years and be graduating from OHS. Students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher and planning on attending a two or four year college or vocational school. Correction: Submit to Mrs. Pilon in the SSC by 3:00 p.m. on deadline.
EXPIRED Deadline (April 27th) 5/11/2018 - AAA Michigan's School Safety Patrol Scholarship: Seniors who served as a AAA School Safety Patrol member in Michigan, are in good academic standing, have a strong record of participation in the community and extra-curricular activities, has a 3.0 GPA or better, at least a score of 21 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT, may apply. Valued at $1,000. Submit to Mrs. Pilon in the SSC by 3:00 p.m. on April 27th.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/27/2018 - Jones Memorial: Awarded to a high school student planning to study in the field of agriculture. A copy of your high school transcript must be included. The amount of the scholarship will be reviewed each year not to be less than $500. Click link above for fillable PDF! Hard copies also available in the SSC.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/27/2018 - OPS John Schleider Educational Fund: Seniors who can demonstrate the need for financial assistance for 2 or more years of college, may apply. Requires an application, minimum 2.5 or above GPA, honorable character (good citizenship), list of extra-curricular activities and leadership positions during high school, and 500 word essay sharing your goals and aspirations. Application is now available as fillable PDF including space for 500 words in essay section, or you can attach essay to application if desired. Scholarship value(s) are contingent on how many recipients are chosen: 2 recipients = $600 scholarship each, or 1 recipient = $1,200 scholarship.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/30/2018 - LAFCU's "Write to Educate" Essay Scholarship: Seniors planning to attend Lansing Community College or Baker College in Owosso in fall 2017 should apply. The essay should describe: (1) how you have demonstrated leadership ability in and out of school; and (2) how you plan to grow as a leader. Scholarship valued at $2,500 to the winner, along with a $500 donation to a local charity.
EXPIRED Deadline 4/30/2018 - Shiawassee Conservation Association-Earl Davenport Memorial Scholarship: Seniors planning a career in conservation, related to fields such as wildlife preservation, outdoor education, naturalist, fisheries biologist, etc. may apply. Multiple awards valued at $1,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 5/1/2018 - AIA Flint Area Chapter (includes Shiawassee County) Architecture Scholarship: Seniors seeking a degree in the field of architecture/design are encouraged to apply. Requires the application, official sealed transcript, copy of college acceptance letter, two letters of recommendation, one-page essay, list of academic and non-academic activities-achievements, community service, architecture/design event participation, and image submissions of works you've done that represent your artistic abilities (renderings, sketches, models, photographs, drafting, painting, sculptures, etc.) Valued at $1,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 5/1/2018 - Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged" Essay Contest: Seniors can participate in this contest, applicants must read the book, "Atlas Shrugged," by Ayn Rand and write a essay between 800 and 1,600 words in response to one of the prompts listed on the contest website. See website for complete details. 1ST place is worth $20,000, 1 Winner; 2ND place is worth $2,000, 3 Winners; 3RD place worth $1,000, 5 Winners; finalists win $100, 25 Winners; semifinalists win $50, 50 Winners.
EXPIRED Deadline 5/1/2018 - Shiawassee Co. Chapter MARSP Scholarship (MI Assoc. of Retired School Personnel): Seniors accepted at a Michigan college may apply. Requires application, transcript and 3 letters of recommendation from teachers, a counselor or employer. Valued at $1,000.
EXPIRED Deadline 5/4/2018 - Owosso Rotary Club Scholarship: Seniors may apply. Requires a 500 words essay that reflects the Rotary 4-way test: "Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it promote goodwill and friendship?" Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Two winners will be chosen. Scholarship valued at $1,000 each. All applications must be submitted to Mrs. Pilon in the SSC by 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018.
EXPIRED Deadline 5/15/2018 - Harold Cooley #841 Marine Corps League Scholarship: Seniors may apply whose parents or grandparents are currently on active duty or who have served honorably in the United States Marine Corps or the Navy as an FMF Corpsman. Applicants may attend a community college, university, or a technical school. Requires application that includes a list of honors, activities, and service along with your transcript. Valued at $1,000.
Deadline 6/1/2018 - Shiawassee County Fair-Truck Show Scholarship: For Baker Auto Diesel Institute students ONLY.
Deadline 6/1/2018 - Shiawassee County Farm Bureau Scholarship: Seniors must be an active members in 4-H, FFA, or their family is a member of the Farm Bureau. Must be seeking a 2 to 4 year agricultural related degree, posses quality academics, leadership and community service. Requires application, recommendation letter, resume, and explanation for purpose and goals surrounding your intended college major.
Deadline 6/15/2018 - Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program: Seniors pursuing post-secondary career or technical education at a community college. Requires up-loadable transcript (such as your self view PDF copy from Parchment.com), demonstration of critical financial need through FAFSA (copy of Student Aid Report/SAR), community involvement in service activities, display of integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
Deadline 6/19/2018 - Big Sun Athletics: Senior athletes may apply. Any sport is eligible but the student must continue that sport at college or in the community during college. Valued at $500.
Deadline 6/30/2018 - Delete Cyberbullying: Opportunity available to 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade students. A 500 word or less essay is required that focuses on the theme question which focuses on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. Valued at $1,000, non renewable.
Deadline 7/1/2018 - Writer's Square Essay Contest: 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders may apply. This is a writing contest held three times per year (Jan/Apr/Jul). July applicants must write a 1000 word essay on the topic of Education: "What would you do to make your school/education better?" Valued between $100-$1,000.
Deadline 7/16/2018 - Gemm Learning's Dyslexia Scholarship: Seniors living with Dyslexia may apply. Online application between 4/1-7/15/2017. Requires 500-650 word essay on "Living With Dyslexia". Valued at $1,000.
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