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Updated December 9

AXA Achievement Scholarship
High school seniors that demonstrate ambition and self-drive will be considered for this scholarship. Fifty-two winners will be selected to receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each. For contest guidelines and to apply, visit www.axa.achievement.com   Deadline is December 15, 2014

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF)
Picture Your Future! If you are a young entrepreneur, this scholarship may be picture perfect. Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2015 NIFB Young Entrepreneur Award from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information. Apply online between October 1st and December 18, 2014.

Free Speech Essay Contest
11th & 12TH grade students are encouraged to write an essay, after watching two short videos on censorship, on why is free speech important at our nation’s colleges and universities. 1 $10,000 scholarship will be given, 1 $5,000 and 3 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  To enter, visit http://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/ deadline for submissions is January 1, 2015.

2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in COURAGE ESSAY Contest
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. One winner will receive $10,000, a second place winner will receive $1,000 and 5 finalists will receive $500. For information on where to submit the essay visit
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx
Deadline: January 05, 2015

University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit – A variety of scholarships available to those intending to attend University of Michigan.  Applications are available online at www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org.  Deadline is January 16, 2015.

NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Students are encouraged to apply for the ninth annual National Co-op scholarship. To qualify, students must: have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better and complete all the required admissions applications materials and be accepted for the 2012-2013 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions (Drexel university, Johnson & Wales University, Kettering University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo) To apply, complete an on-line application at www.co-op.edu. Deadline is February 15, 2015.

FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST
11TH & 12TH grade students are encouraged to write an essay, after watching two short videos on censorship, on why is free speech important at our nation’s colleges and universities. 1 $10,000 scholarship will be given, 1 $5,000 and 3 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. To enter, visit http://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/ deadline for submissions is January 1, 2015.

2015 JOHN F. KENNEDY PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST
Students are invited to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. First-place winner receives $10,000, second place $1,000, up to 5 finalists receive $500 each. The contest website is www.jfklibrary.org Applications can be submitted until January 5, 2015.

Stephen’s Soldiers Cancer Survivors’ Scholarship – Scholarships are granted for college education of the cancer survivors.  Recipients will be selected by a committee based on the applicants’ personal story and life goals. Applications are available in the counseling office.  Deadline is February 15, 2015.

Stephen’s Soldiers Cancer Survivors’ Scholarship – Scholarships are granted for college education of the cancer survivors.  Recipients will be selected by a committee based on the applicants’ personal story and life goals. Applications are available in the counseling office.  Deadline is February 15, 2015.

Society of Women Engineers - Detroit Section - Must be a female in their senior year of high school in Michigan and enrolling at a university or college for fall term 2015; Must pursue an engineering degree at a university or college with an ABET accredited engineering program; Must include transcripts with application. Applications without transcripts will not be considered. Do not staple application; Must include academic information completed by high school counselor. Applications without a counselor signature will not be considered. Deadline is March 2, 2015

The Joann F. Schubert Memorial Scholarship ~ Award Amount: $500. Available to any senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who is interested in furthering his/her education after high school. In addition to the application form, applicants must submit a 2 – 3 page essay on the following topic: Mrs. Joann Schubert was a beloved English teacher at Eisenhower.  She had a positive influence on the lives of students, teachers, and countless others.  Discuss an event in your own life where you made a tremendous impact on someone else’s life and/or were tremendously affected by someone or something.  How did you change or grow as a result of this experience?  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline is April 1, 2015

MICHIGAN OIL & GAS PRODUCERS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Award amount: $500. Qualified applicants must have been accepted for enrollment at a Michigan university or community college, minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. Qualified applicants must also be pursuing a degree in a field of study, which will allow them to obtain full time employment in the crude oil & natural gas industry. Applications are available in the counseling office or online at www.mogpef.org. Deadline is April 2, 2015.

Arab American Chaldean Council (ACC)
ACC’s Scholarship Awards Program is available once a year to graduating high school seniors.  Scholarships are based on academic excellence and financial need. Applicants must be a high school senior, who has been accepted to college, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and has demonstrated extracurricular/ volunteer activities. Please visit the counseling office for an application. Deadline is May 01, 2015

Credit Union ONE William G. Coyne Scholarship Program ~ To qualify you must be a graduating senior, whose family is a member of Credit Union ONE for a minimum of 6 months, minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed 30 hours of documented, qualified community service during Junior/Senior year.  Applications available in the counseling center and online at http://www.cuone.org/about/scholarships.aspx. Deadline is May 1, 2015.

Homer Van Hollenbeck Foundation
$2,000 scholarships will be awarded to hardworking student in the Macomb County Area. Students interested must have a min. GPA of 2.5; demonstrate a hardship, and plans on attending college full-time beginning in fall of 2015. Please see Dr. Krolczyk in counseling for an application.   Deadline is May 31, 2015

Fashion School; 2 scholarship opportunities
1.  The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship.  This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.fashion-schools.org/ and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it. Deadline is June 1, 2015.

Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program ~ Award amount: $1,000 awarded to a graduating senior interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Apply online at www.animationcareerreview.com/. Look for the scholarship link on the right side of the page. Deadline is June 1, 2015.

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is available to seniors that are current or former athletes.  Students need to write a 400-500 word essay “describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education.”  Application can be submitted online at http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm
Deadline: June 01, 2015


2.  The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 4th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/  to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. Deadline is June 1, 2015.

American Legion Scholarships ~ A variety of scholarships and awards are available to junior and graduating seniors in Michigan.  More information is available online at http://michiganlegion.org/pages/scholar.html or email packet@michiganlegion.org for a packet. 

College Scholarships - To be eligible for scholarships, students must first apply to the university

Alma College
Range of scholarship offerings for students with a 3.5 GPA and 23 ACT score. Additional performance awards, up $1,000, available for students interested in art and music. Special interest scholarships are also available through the alumni connections in areas such as pre-law or religious leadership. For more information visit http://www.alma.edu/admissions/financial-aid/grants-scholarships/

Adrian College
Scholarship ranging from $9,000- $14,000 are available for students with a 3.3 GPA and 22 on the ACT. Adrian is committed to helping students make college more affordable. Contact Emily, the admission representative at 1-800-877-2246 or ehlavka@adrian.edu for questions regarding funding.

Ball State University (Ohio)
Students with a 3.0 GPA automatically qualify for $10,500 (ACT score not a factor).  Other types of scholarships and grants are available. Peruse bsu.edu/admissions/scholarships for more information.  Students living outside Ohio could qualify for substantial discounts.  Explore bsu.edu/admissions/tuition to see what financial opportunities exist for this college.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition for four years. The 15 new Trustee Scholarship Recipients rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Application and nomination materials are available online at bu.edu/admissions/trustee. Nominations, essays, and applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

Eastern Michigan University
Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA, and 20 or above on the ACT are eligible for the Emerald Scholarship at EMU.  This is $4,000 a year, renewable for four years. To view additional loan and grant opportunities, please visit www.emich.edu/admissins/scholarships

Ferris State University
any student that has a 3.0 GPA and 21 on the ACT is eligible for merit based scholarships. Students can utilize the net price calculator, located on the home website, to determine scholarship award money based on academic standing. For more information visit www.ferris.edu or call 1-800-433-7747

Grand Valley State University
Any student that has a 3.5 GPA and 26 on the ACT is eligible for the Award of Excellence Scholarship; which is $2,000 a year, renewable for four years. Other merit based scholarships are available as well.  Please visit www.gvsu.edu/financialaid and apply by December 31, 2014.

Kettering University
A ny student that has a 3.0 GPA and 24 on the ACT is eligible for a merit based scholarship of $13,000 a year. Visit http://www.kettering.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/affordability for more information.

Lawrence Technological University
A ny student that has a 3.0 GPA and a 24 on the ACT is eligible for merit based scholarships. As the GPA and Act combo increases, so does the scholarship award amount. To apply for scholarships and scholarship competitions, please visit scholarship@ltu.edu for more information.

Northern Michigan University
Any student that has a 3.5 GPA and a 24 on the ACT is eligible to compete in the presidential scholars competition offering a range of award money based on student performance in a group activity and individual interview. After you have applied to the university, you can sign up at www.NMU.EDU/presidentalscholars by October 27, 2014.

Oakland University
Any student that has a 3.4 GPA and 23 on the ACT is eligible for scholarships. Students that have had a family member (parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, or uncle) that has attended the university can also receive $3,000 a year for four years (this is a separate scholarship application). Please visit www.Oakland.edu/financialservices for more information on scholarship opportunities.

Regency Beauty Institute
I nterested students can earn up to $5,000 in scholarship to help fund their educational venture. The institute is looking for stand out entries in the makeover challenge. Visit http://www.regency.edu/gocosmo/scholarship/ for more information.

University of Dayton (Ohio)
if you have applied to the University of Dayton and are considered a leader, visits Dr. Krolczyk in the counseling office for a unique scholarship opportunity. GPA and test scores are not a factor in this scholarship. The college is seeking individuals that are seeking continuous personal development and committed to servicing the community. Deadline is January 31, 2015.

University of Michigan Club
The U of M club of the Greater Detroit Area is sponsoring 12 various scholarship opportunities for students that are quality citizens.  To peruse the unique scholarships being offered, visit www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org
Students must apply by January 16, 2015

Western Michigan University
Merit and need-based scholarships are offered. After students apply to the university, they are considered for award money if they have a 3.7 GPA and 26 on the Act. Students can also apply for departmental scholarships (based on major) and endowed scholarships. Please visit www.wmich.edu/admissions/schlarships to learn more about award money opportunities.


More Scholarship Information:

SCHOLARSHIP EXPERTS.COM has a variety of scholarships available. Deadlines and requirements vary and new listings are updated frequently. Visit www.scholarshipsexperts.com for more information.

FASTWEB.COM is a site where students complete a profile and then receive information on scholarships that match their profile, college resources, financial aid tips and internship opportunities. When completing the profile, students must have a valid email for information/links to be sent to. Visit www.fastweb.com to complete the profile.


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