Oakland Community College
Resources & Scholarships

Non-Institutional Scholarships Currently Available

SCHOLARSHIP NAME DEADLINE
American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Livingston County Chapter April 30, 2015
American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Novi Oaks Chapter - Educational Grant June 1, 2015
American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Novi Oaks Chapter - Impact Scholarship March 31, 2015
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Student Disability Scholarship April 1, 2015
Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program April 30, 2015
Future First Nursing Scholarship August 14, 2015
Lapeer County Community Foundation Scholarships 2015-2016 see website
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship see website
Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarship Program 2015-2016 April 1, 2015
Mary Free Bed Guild Minority Scholarship Program 2015-2016 April 1, 2015
Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship April 1, 2015
Michigan Retailers Association 2015-2016 Scholarship April 1, 2015
Parkside Credit Union Scholarship April 1, 2015
University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship see website


Scholarship Name: American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Livingston County Chapter

Award Amount:   $1,500

The Livingston County Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is offering a $1,500 educational grant through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF).

 

Applicant eligibility requirements are:

  • Female U.S. citizen seeking a baccalaureate degree or higher,

  • Has completed a minimum of 60 college credit hours,

  • Attend an institution in the United States authorized to confer degrees at the baccalaureate level or higher,

  • Has achieved a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale,

  • Must provide an official transcript, a biographical sketch, and three (3) professional letters of reference dated the same year as the application.

To apply (or if you have questions), please call Susan at 517.546.8977 at work, or email her at actelec@sbcglobal.net  to get registered and be able to apply online.  The application and all supporting documents must be received online by April 30, 2015 in order to meet the deadline.

 

 

Application deadline:    April 30, 2015 

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Scholarship Name: American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Novi Oaks Chapter

Award Amount:   $1,500

The Novi Oaks Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is offering a $1,500 Educational Grant through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF).

 

Applicant eligibility requirements are:

  • Female U.S. citizen seeking a baccalaureate degree or higher.

  • Has completed 45 college credit hours or more when applying for funds (funds may be used when the applicant completes 60 credit hours).

  • Attend a Michigan institution authorized to confer degrees at the baccalaureate level or higher in the United States.

  • Has achieved a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

  • Must provide an official transcript, a biographical sketch, and three (3) professional letters of reference dated the same year as the application.  Must also complete the online application at www.sbmef.org

  • Be sponsored by an eligible ABWA chapter/network.

To apply, please email Karen Kolc at education@abwa-novi.org to get registered and begin the application process.  The application and all supporting documents must be received online by May 26, 2015 in order to meet the completion date of June 1, 2015.  Recipients will be notified around July 2015, and the grant will be awarded in summer 2015.

 

 

Application deadline:    June 1, 2015 

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Scholarship Name: American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Novi Oaks Chapter

Award Amount:   $1,000

The Novi Oaks Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is offering a $1,000 Impact Scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF).

 

Applicant eligibility requirements are:

  • Female U.S. citizen seeking Associate's degree.

  • Resident of Oakland or Wayne County.

  • Attend a Michigan institution authorized to confer degrees at the Associate's level in the United States.

  • Has achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

  • Submit all necessary documents and complete the online application at www.sbmef.org

  • Be sponsored by an eligible ABWA chapter/network.

To apply, please email Karen Kolc at education@abwa-novi.org to get registered and begin the application process.  The application and all supporting documents must be received by March 27, 2015 in order to meet the completion deadline of March 31, 2015.  Recipients will be notified before July 2015 and the scholarship will be awarded in summer 2015.

 

 

Application deadline:    March 31, 2015 

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Scholarship Name: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Student Disability Scholarship

Award Amount:   $1,000

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., Student Disability Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is available to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.  All students are encouraged to apply, even if they are not sure if they meet the disability criteria.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.

  • Must have a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis.

  • Must exhibit academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Must have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.

  • Preference given to student taking at least one math or science course.

Apply at:  http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship.cfm

 

 

Application deadline:    April 1, 2015 

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Scholarship Name: Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program

Award Amount:   to be determined

The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship is a non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program for the benefit of non-traditional students pursuing an Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree.  This includes persons who are:

  • Past high school age who are entering a college, university, trade school and/or the workforce for the first time.

  • Non-traditional students already enrolled in a college, university, or trade school program.

  • Re-training due to changes in the workplace.

Selection criteria may include the following:

  • Financial need

  • Socially, physically, and economically challenged adults

  • Preference given to those individuals with children residing in the home

For application and information, visit www.ewiconnect.com

 

 

Application deadline:    April 30, 2015 

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Scholarship Name: Future First Nursing Scholarship

Award Amount:   $500

Best Online RN to BSN Program will award one $500 scholarship to a qualified college student.

 

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of award.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an RN nursing degree program with an accredited nursing school.

Apply at:  http://bestonlinerntobsnprogram.com/NursingScholarship.html

 

 

Application deadline:    August 14, 2015 

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Scholarship Name: Lapeer County Community Foundation Scholarships 2015-2016

Award Amount:   varies

The Lapeer County Community Foundation is dedicated to attracting and managing permanently endowed funds in order to strengthen the community's quality of life.

 

To access applications and instructions for the Lapeer County Community Foundation scholarships, visit the website:

www.lapeercountycommunityfoundation.org

 

 

Application deadline:    see website for details

 

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Scholarship Name: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

 

Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.  The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect.

 

Eligible children attending school may receive:

  • Full tuition and fees paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.  For those attending private or foreign schools, benefits are capped at a statutory minimum amount per academic year.

  • A monthly housing allowance

  • A stipend for books and supplies

Who is eligible?  Children of active duty members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for this benefit.  A child may be married or over the age of 23 and still be eligible.

 

Eligible children:

  • Are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level
  • May use the benefit until his or her 33rd birthday
  • Are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program

Rules for eligible children serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces:

  • If the child is eligible under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve, and/or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), he or she must relinquish eligibility under one of those programs to receive benefits under Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • A child's character of discharge from his or her own service does not impact eligibility resulting from the line of duty death of a parent.
  • A child on active duty will receive benefits at the active duty benefit rate.
  • A child may qualify for up to 36 months of benefits under the Fry Scholarship Program, and possibly another 36 months of benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill based on their own service.  An individual may also receive additional entitlement if another parent transfers entitlement to the individual.

Children who have used or wish to use entitlement under Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA):

  • If a child is eligible for the Fry Scholarship, he or she may be eligible for VA's Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA).  Although the benefits cannot be used at the same time, a child may be eligible for up to 48 months of benefits between the two programs. 

Find out more about DEA at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp

 

How to apply:

Go to VA's website, http://benefits.va.gov/gibill and click on "Apply for Benefits."  Paper versions of the form (VA Form 22-5490) may also be printed.  A parent or guardian must sign the application if the child is under age 18.

For more information, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 or visit the website at http://benefits.va.gov/gibill

 

 

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Scholarship Name: Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarship Program 2015-2016

Award Amount:   based on need

The Mary Free Bed Guild has created the Disability Scholarship Program intended for individuals who would meet similar criteria as the type of patients Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital treats on a daily basis.

 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference, or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation.

  • Must demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse populations.

  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen program of study).

  • Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study with reasonable accommodations.

  • Currently enrolled in, or accepted into, an accredited college or university as at least half-time status.  Half-time is determined by the school.

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities.

  • Must be a permanent resident in one of the following counties:  Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun.

  • Citizen of the United States.

To receive an application:

  • Online:  Download a copy of the application at www.maryfreebed.com

  • By Email:  Request an application at scholarship@maryfreebed.com

  • By Mail:  Call the Human Resources office at 616.840.8361 or 800.528.8989, ext. 58361 and request an application packet be mailed to you

Completed applications should be sent to:

Human Resources

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

235 Wealthy St. SE

Grand Rapids, MI  49503

 

 

Application deadline:    April 1, 2015 

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Scholarship Name: Mary Free Bed Guild Minority Scholarship Program 2015-2016

Award Amount:   based on need

The Mary Free Bed Guild has created the Minority Scholarship Program to promote diverse staffing that will better meet the rehabilitation needs of their patients.

 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in, or accepted into, an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in a nursing program, or graduate-level physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, therapeutic recreation, orthotics or prosthetics, or neuropsychology program.

  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study).

  • Demonstrated leadership ability through participation in community service, extracurricular or other volunteer activities.

  • Black or African American, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native.

  • Citizen of the United States.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse populations.

  • Applicant must be a permanent resident in one of the following counties:  Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, or Van Buren.

To receive an application:

  • Online:  Download a copy of the application at www.maryfreebed.com

  • By Email:  Request an application at scholarship@maryfreebed.com

  • By Mail:  Call the Human Resources office at 616.840.8361 or 800.528.8989, ext. 58361 and request an application packet be mailed to you

Completed applications should be sent to:

Human Resources

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

235 Wealthy St. SE

Grand Rapids, MI  49503

 

 

 

Application deadline:    April 1, 2015 

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Scholarship Name: Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship

Award Amount:   varies

The Fred & Lean Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund for children of Meijer Team Members, as well as Meijer Team Members.  The scholarship is for undergraduate students at an educational institution or training school within the United States.  Scholarship awards are determined by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, a non-profit agency.  To be considered for an award, the application form must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 p.m. April 1, 2015.

 

Eligibility:  for the year for which the application is being submitted, the applicant must be: 

  1. A current Meijer Team Member who has been employed full-time or part-time by Meijer, with at least one year of continuous service on the application deadline date and will attend college/university or technical school either part-time or full-time, or

  2. A dependent child (natural, legally adopted, or step-child) of a current Meijer Team Member who has been employed full-time or part-time by Meijer, with at least one year continuous service on the application deadline date who will attend college/university or technical school full-time, or

  3. A dependent child of a former Meijer Team Member who worked full-time or part-time for Meijer for at least one year, but whose employment was terminated due to death, retirement, or total and permanent disability, who will attend college/university or technical school full-time.

The scholarship cannot be used to complete a graduate-level program.  Children of Meijer company officers, board of directors, or shareholders are not eligible for a scholarship.

 

For application and information, visit:  https://meijerscholarship.egrant.net

 

Application deadline:    April 1, 2015

 

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Scholarship Name: Michigan Retailers Association 2015-2016 Scholarship

Award Amount:   $1,000

Eligibility:  To be eligible, the student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of Michigan Retailers Association.  If you need to verify MRA member status, please call Michigan Retailers at 800.366.3699. 

 

Apply online at www.retailers.com

(access code = MIRA)

 

Application deadline:    April 1, 2015

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Scholarship Name: Parkside Credit Union Scholarship

Award Amount:   $1,000

Parkside Credit Union is offering three (3) $1,000 scholarships to be used for tuition, fees, and books.

 

Eligibility:  This scholarship seeks to recognize and reward those who demonstrate the following:

  • Has achieved a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Has been accepted into or is currently attending an accredited institution, community college, trade school, vocational school, or university.
  • Has described in an essay (150-200 words) their educational and career goals.

Documentation requirements:

  • Complete essay - Do NOT include your name IN or ON the essay.
  • Complete application form.
  • For high school applicants:  letter of acceptance from an accredited institution, community college, trade school, vocational school, or university.
  • High school or college transcript.
  • List of community and/or school-related involvement.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from influencing adults (teacher, coach, counselor, community leader, employer, or school staff members - may not be a relative of the applicant).

Submit required documentation to:

Parkside Credit Union

Attn:  Scholarship Committee

36525 Plymouth Rd.

Livonia, MI  48150

 

Late applications will not be accepted.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.  Scholarships will be paid directly to the institution.  Parkside employees, officials, and their family members are ineligible.  Scholarships will be awarded by July 31, 2015.

Access the application at:    www.parksidecu.org

 

Application deadline:    April 1, 2015

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Scholarship Name: University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarships

Award Amount:   varies

The University of Michigan Community College Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving Michigan community college transfer students entering the University of Michigan.

 

Eligibility:  Students must have significant experience attending a Michigan community college up to and including an associate degree. 

To be considered for a University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship a student must:

  • Be accepted for admission and enrolled full-time at the University of Michigan.
  • Apply for financial aid.  Visit online at www.finaid.umich.edu/Transfer for details specific to transfer students.  Follow these steps to apply:
    • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.  The FAFSA is available on the web beginning Jan. 1 at www.fafsa.gov.  Be sure to list Federal Code 002325 so that a copy will be sent to U-M.
    • Complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application.  The profile is available at http://profileonline.collegeboard.org beginning Oct. 1.  Be sure to list CSS Code 1839 so that a record will be sent to U-M.

For more information:  contact Kendall Flowers at 734-736-4119 or klwest@umich.edu

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