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Updated January 16

UCS Superintendent's Scholarship - The 2015 Superintendent’s Scholarship will be awarded to multiple Utica Community Schools graduating seniors who plan to continue their education at a university, community college or technical institution.  These scholarships are made possible by the Utica Community Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence through funds raised from the Arts & Idols Gala and other contributors.  More than $135,000 in scholarships has been awarded since 2009. 
The 2015 Superintendent’s Scholarship candidates, both academic and CTE, must complete the application and submit it along with all other required supporting documents.  Every aspect of the packet you submit will be taken into consideration by the committee.  When your application, essay, appraisal forms and grades have been reviewed, the committee wants to feel like they really know who you are and how your journey has brought you to where you are today, as well as your potential for future success.
The application is available at this link.
Deadline - Monday, February 23, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

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 Deadline is February 15, 2015.

Robby Atherton Foundation IKE Basketball Award ~ A $1,200 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified senior on the Eisenhower Varsity Boys Basketball team. Applications are available at Deadline is February 27, 2015.

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 deadline for submissions is January 1, 2015.

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 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

MSGU - In recognition of the value of higher education and its ability to build better futures, the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) invites Michigan high school seniors heading for college in Fall 2015, as well as the state’s college students studying Education, to apply for two MSGCU academic scholarship programs. Continuing its mission of serving the community and its members, MSGCU offers the 2015 Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship and the 2015 Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship to help defer the rising costs of obtaining a college degree. Two Larry Swantek Scholarship awards are for high school seniors or college students who plan to study education. Former MSGCU board member Larry Swantek influenced many students over his 25 years as an educator. In his honor, two students will receive a $2500 scholarship to help them reach their educational goals. Students will be selected based on a number of criteria, including a critical thinking essay and academic achievement. Applications will be accepted at through March 13, 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

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 Deadline is April 2, 2015.

Robby Atherton Foundation Eisenhower Varsity Athlete Award ~ A $1,200 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified senior boy or girl athlete playing a varsity sport. Applications are available at Deadline is April 17, 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 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 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 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
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 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,  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 or email 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

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 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 for more information.  Students living outside Ohio could qualify for substantial discounts.  Explore to see what financial opportunities exist for this college.

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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 to complete the profile.


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