Michigan Scholarships

Scholarships in MichiganStudents in Michigan have thousands of lakes they can visit. They also have many college scholarships they can apply to. Scholarships help make getting a degree much more affordable. If you live in the mitten state, you shouldn’t think twice about applying.

Michigan is home to the University of Michigan, one of the best public universities in the United States. There are also many other great schools. It’s no surprise that many students choose to study in the state.

Unfortunately, Michigan is in the top ten list of states with the highest in-state tuition. Students choosing to study in-state are going to want to apply to college scholarships in order to lower costs.

Michigan Scholarships

SET Educational Fund

Students with financial need and a commitment to community service may apply. They must be Michigan residents and enrolled at a college or university in Michigan. The scholarship is for $6,500.

Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund

A high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student may apply. Applicants must live in Michigan and have a minimum 2.85 GPA. They also must be Pagan and accepted to a four-year college or university. Scholarships are for $500.

Jewel Continuum Foundation Scholarship

Graduating seniors from high schools in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year institution. They must submit a personal statement. The scholarship is for $500.

Michigan Society of Professional Engineers

High school seniors and residents of Michigan may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in an engineering degree program at a Michigan ABET-accredited college or university. They must have a minimum 3.0 GPA during their sophomore and junior year of high school.

Kids’ Chance of Michigan

Students whose parents died or got injured in a work-related accident may apply. They must be between the ages of 17-22 and have financial need. They also must pursue a degree at a college, community college, trade or vocational school in Michigan. The scholarship amount is $5,000.

The Michigan Townships Association

The MTA awards scholarships in memory of Robert R. Robinson. Applicants must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students pursuing public administration. Applicants must show academic achievement and community involvement. Students should also show a commitment to a career in local government administration. Scholarships are for $1,000.

Leadership Speech Contest

High school students from Southeast Michigan may apply to win a scholarship. Applicants must research, write and deliver a 4-6 minute speech on leadership. They will give their speeches at an NMA meeting. The top three winners of the southeast Michigan contest will receive $500, $250, and $100. The first place winner advanced to the regional contest. The winner from that moves on to the national speech competition. The total scholarship award is $5,500.

The Loren and Becky Roslund Scholarship

Scholarships in MichiganGraduating high school seniors in Gratiot County may apply. They must pursue a degree in agriculture, engineering, computers, drafting or a similar area of study. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. They also must show financial need. Scholarships are for $1,000.

Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation

Seniors at a high school in Michigan can apply to win $2,000. They must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. They must write an essay on how they’ll use Rosa Parks’ principles to battle one of today’s social issues. Applicants also must send recommendations.

Michigan Retailers Foundation,

High school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, and juniors can win $1,500. They must have a parent who works in a business that is a member of the MRA. 

Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund

Graduating high school seniors and residents of Michigan may apply. Students must be youth exhibitors at the Michigan State Fair, the Michigan Livestock Expo or the Michigan Dairy Expo. The scholarship award is $3,000.

Michmerhuizen Family Scholarship

Applicants must be a graduate of Holland Christian High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA. They must be entering freshman year at Calvin College. Preference is for students with multiple sclerosis who have a financial need. Students must have a strong connection to Christianity. The scholarship award is $1,400. It is renewable if students maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Alpena Community College

ACC awards a large number of scholarships to students. The Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarship awards students who are cancer survivors. Applicants may also apply if they have an immediate family member that is a cancer survivor or has passed away to cancer. Preference is for students in a health field or law enforcement program. Applicants must be residents of Alpena County and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awards many scholarships. There are scholarships for graduating high school seniors, college students, and non traditional students. Awards range from $250-$7,000.

Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant Program

Applicants must be Sault Tribe members attending a two- or four-year college or university in Michigan. They must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. They should also show financial need and file the FAFSA. Scholarships are for $1,000.

Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship

Graduates of Michigan high schools or community colleges may apply. They must plan to attend Lake Superior State University. They also must have a current minimum 3.0 GPA and show an interest in public service. To apply, they must submit a letter of recommendation and a personal statement.

Daniel Gerber, Sr. Medallion Scholarship

Students graduating from select school districts in Newaygo County, Michigan may apply. They must have a minimum 3.71 GPA. Applicants must be planning to pursue a bachelor’s or associate’s degree, or go to technical or trade school. The scholarship is for $10,600 over 4 years.

Grand Rapid Community Foundation Scholarships

The GRCF awards hundreds of scholarships every year. Applicants must be from Kent County. Applicants fill out one general application for consideration for over 70 different scholarships. They must list awards, volunteer, employment and extracurricular activities. They also must send financial information, a personal statement and their academic transcript.

Joseph B. Olivieri Scholarship

Scholarships in MichiganFull-time students in Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties may apply. Students must be pursuing degrees at an ABET/NAAB accredited college or university. They must be studying engineering or architecture and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. They need to write an essay on sustainability and environmental control systems.

Roscoe Douglas Scholarship

Michigan residents studying manufacturing engineering may apply to win $1,000. They must be undergraduate students at Western Michigan with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Skandalaris Family Foundation Scholarship

Michigan residents who show leadership and special talents may apply to win $2,000. Applicants must attend an undergraduate college or university and have a minimum 3.4 GPA. 

Police and Firefighters Survivors Tuition Grant

Surviving spouses or children of a deceased officer or firefighter may apply. They get tuition waived at a Michigan community college or public university. Applicants must be residents of Michigan.

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

Undergraduate students pursuing their first degree may apply. The scholarship is merit-based and students must show a financial need. A minimum SAT score of 1200 is required.

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarships

The MNF awards four scholarships every year for $1,000. Applicants must be pursuing a nursing certification or degree at a  Michigan college or university. The student must remain in good academic standing.

The Minority Scholarship Program by the Mary Free Bed Guild of Grand Rapids

Applicants must be enrolled in a therapy or nursing program at an accredited college/university.  They must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA in college. The applicant must be of an ethnic or racial minority group and a Michigan resident. Scholarships range from $1,000-$5,000.

The Warner Norcross and Judd LLP Scholarship for Minority Students

The law firm awards $5,000 to a law school student, $2,000 to a paralegal/legal assistant student and $1,000 to a legal secretarial student. Applicants must be accepted to or attending a Michigan law school. They must also be a Michigan resident.

The Kalamazoo Promise

Graduates of a Kalamazoo public school may apply. Applicants must be enrolled at a public college or university in Michigan. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required.

The Dakota Pequeno Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship awards high school seniors or graduates who have epilepsy. Students must live in Michigan. They must submit a letter of recommendation and a personal statement on epilepsy. The scholarship is $1,000.

Arab American Women’s Business Council Scholarship

Women of Arab descent may apply for the scholarship. They must attend a school in Michigan. They also must volunteer for 6 hours to support any AAWBC annual activities. Applicants may win $1,000.

Dallas-Plangetis Scholarship

High school seniors with Type 1 diabetes may apply. They must be from Washtenaw County. They must also attend an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. Students can win between $1,000-$5,000.

Detroit Promise Scholarship

Applicants must be from Detroit. They must have plans to attend one of 18 partnering Michigan Universities. The scholarship covers fees that remain after the Pell Grant. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA, be a full-time student, and complete a four-year degree.

William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships in MichiganApplicants must complete 30 hours of community service during their junior or senior year of high school. They should also be a member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for at least six months. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Scholarships are for $1,000-$2,000.

Final Thoughts

The amount of scholarships available for a student interested in going to a school in Michigan is impressive. This list is a good start but there are even more out there. Apply to as many as you can, so you can lower the cost of your tuition and fees.

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