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Updated October 24

Open to students in grades 9-12. The Voice of Democracy is the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. The theme for this year: Why I’m Optimistic About our Nation’s Future? To apply, record your original 3-5 minute essay on a standard cassette tape or CD on this year’s theme. Additional information and application is available in the counseling office or you can follow this link and download the entry form: All entries competing at the Post level must be at that VFW Post by midnight, November 1, 2014.

Sponsored by Ford Motor Company and Lawrence Technological University. High school seniors interested in receiving an award to LTU’s Transportation and Industrial Design Program are encouraged to enter. Over $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year. Visit for more information and to enter. Deadline is November 30, 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 for more information. Apply online between October 1st and December 18, 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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