Non-Institutional Scholarships

Scholarships

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship see website
University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship see website
iDigic Bi-Annual Internet Marketing Scholarship varies with award
ShoesTracker Scholarship September 9, 2018
Dronethusiast $500 Women in Science UAV Scholarship December 1, 2017
InvestmentZen $1,000 Financial Future Scholarship April 1, 2018
QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship November 30, 2017
Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, Scholarship see posting (below)
William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program April 1, 2018
Alure Home Improvements Scholarship December 1, 2017
Arab American Women's Business Council (AAWBC) 2017-2018 Scholarship November 1, 2017
Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) Scholarship January 31, 2018
Proven Resource Free Enterprise Scholarship March 1, 2018
Laser Spine Institute Scholarship June 15, 2018
Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship May 1, 2018
BikesReviewed Active Living Scholarship January 31, 2018
Holiday Extravaganza 2017 Post-Secondary Education Scholarship October 16, 2017
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship October 24, 2017

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. 

Visit the U.S. Department of Affairs for more information.

How to apply:
Go to VA's website 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
Toll-free 1-(888) GIBILL-1.


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.  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.  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 beginning Oct. 1.  Be sure to list CSS Code 1839 so that a record will be sent to U-M.
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.  The FAFSA is available on the web beginning Jan. 1.  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 beginning Oct. 1.  Be sure to list CSS Code 1839 so that a record will be sent to U-M.

iDigic Bi-Annual Internet Marketing Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled full-time at a college or university.
  • Must be in the 18-24 age group.
  • Students may apply for both scholarships (one entry per scholarship).
  • Must submit an essay (500-1,500 words).  Topics are listed below:

Summer 2017 Scholarship:  The Evolution of Social Media as a Marketing Platform for Young Entrepreneurs
Winter 2017 Scholarship:  How Instagram Has Changed People's Perception of Social Media

Visit Idigic for information and application.

Application deadlines:

  • Summer Scholarship:  June 15, 2017
  • Winter Scholarship:  November 2017 (see website for details)

ShoesTracker Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a high school, college, or university student.
  • Must submit an original essay (500 to 2,000 words).  Your essay must be written in English, and address three questions (see website for questions).

 Visit ShoesTracker Scholarship for information

Application deadline:  September 9, 2018


Dronethusiast $500 Women in Science UAV Scholarship

Award amount:  $500

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a high school or college student.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Visit Dronethusiast $500 Women in Science UAV Scholarship for application and information.

Application deadline:  December 1, 2017 


InvestmentZen $1,000 Financial Future Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • All applicants must be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university.

Guidelines:  To enter, please submit an essay (500 to 1500 words) in English answering one of the following questions:

  • How are you managing your money in college to prepare for a bright financial future?
  • What financial challenges have you overcome in your life/ What lesson(s) did they teach you?
  • What are the most common financial pitfalls you see your peers making, and what advice do you have for them?

Visit InvestmentZen $1,000 Financial Future Scholarship for application and information.

Application deadline:  April 1, 2018  


QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • High school students who graduate in 2017 and have been accepted into a college or university.
  • Students currently enrolled in a college or university.

Guidelines:  QASymphony wants to hear why you believe software development or software testing is important.  This should be a short essay (minimum 500 words).

Visit QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship for application and information.

Application deadline:  November 30, 2017


Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, Scholarship

Award amount:  $500

Eligibility: 

  • Undergraduate students who are attending an accredited university in the United States with an interest in law school.
  • Current law school students who are attending an American Bar Association accredited law school may also apply.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Law school applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Submit your most recent college/high school transcript with your essay.

Essay requirements:  In 1,000 or fewer words, tell us the following:

  • Why you are interested in the law.
  • Your favorite community involvement and why it was your favorite.
  • How higher education can help reduce crime in our communities.

Mail your essay and transcript to:

Aaron J. Boria, PLLC
352 N. Main Street, Suite 4
Plymouth, MI  48170

Visit Aaron J. Boria, PLLC for information.

Application deadlines: 
Fall 2017:  November 30, 2017
Winter 2018:  March 31, 2018


William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program

Award amount:  $1,000 - $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Complete 30 or more hours of documented, qualified community service during junior/senior years of high school, ending April 1, 2018
  • Be a member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of six months (in good standing).
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Plan to enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2018, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school.

Visit William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program for application and information

Application deadline:  April 1, 2018


Alure Home Improvements Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. undergraduate freshman.  All majors of study will be considered.
  • Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete both a personal statement and an essay.
  • Essay must be 1,000 to 1,500 words, and entitled "Alure Essay Scholarship."
  • Applicants must provide their .edu email address and full name on essay document.

How to apply:

  • Personal Statement:  Statement must not exceed 500 words, and must include a persuasive reason as to why you are in financial need of the scholarship award.  You may address the impact any community involvement or extracurricular groups have played on your personal and academic success.
  • Essay:  Your essay must answer the following prompt:  What are three (3) core values you believe a family-owned business should have to maintain a healthy work environment that can help it grow?

Visit Alure Home Improvements for application and information

Mail your official transcript, personal statement, and essay to:
Alure
Attn:  Seth
1 Commercial Court
Plainview, NY  11803

Application deadline:  December 1, 2017 


Arab American Women's Business Council (AAWBC) 2017-2018 Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be of Arab descent.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university in Michigan, or a high school senior in Michigan planning to attend college in Michigan for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Application must be received no later than November 1, 2017 by 5:00 pm, regardless of submission method, in order to be eligible for consideration.
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to volunteer for six (6) hours of community service to support any AAWBC annual activity (activities to be announced).

Visit Arab American Women's Business Council (AAWBC) 2017-2018 Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  November 1, 2017


 Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) Scholarship

Award amount:  $5,000 per year

Eligibility:

  • Must be a female student currently enrolled (or will be enrolled) in a Michigan college or university in a qualified major/degree program.  Visit the MCWT website for information.
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be a resident of the state of Michigan.

Visit Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  January 31, 2018


 Proven Resource Free Enterprise Scholarship

Award amount:  $500

Applicants must:

  • Submit a 500+-word essay about what your parents taught you about your first business endeavor and free enterprise, in general.
    • Essay must be your own work, and cannot be submitted to any other website.
    • Essay must include your name, address, and telephone number.
  • Essay must be your own work, and cannot be submitted to any other website.
  • Essay must include your name, address, and telephone number.
  • Be a resident of Michigan.
  • Be currently enrolled in a Michigan community college or university, or a high school senior.
  • Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018.

 Visit Proven Resource Free Enterprise Scholarship for information

Email your essay and a copy of your college acceptance letter to: Nphillips@ProvenResource.com

 Application deadline:  March 1, 2018 


Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,500

Eligibilityall applicants must

  • Prove full-time enrollment during the spring and/or summer semester with a school transcript no older than January 1.
  • Intend to continue a full-time enrollment status in the fall semester.  Proof of enrollment or acceptance to new school must be provided.
  • Currently have a minimum 3.5 GPA at a university or college.
  • Be seeking a degree in a health- or science-based program, with an interest in pursuing a career in health care.
  • Have an active '.edu' email address the university or college you attend.

How to apply:

  • Submit a 750- to 1,000-word essay on the assigned topic:  What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today, and what ideas would you put into place to help address them?
  • Email your official transcript, essay, signed application, and Terms and Conditions PDF to scholarships@laserspineinstitute.com.

Visit Laser Spine Institute Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  June 15, 2018 


Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • High school students graduating in 2017 who have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, community college, or design school.
  • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, community college, or design school.

Essay:  Please answer this question:  How have you demonstrated leadership both in and out of school?  You answer should be under 500 words for this short essay.

Application process:  Please complete the online application.  All fields are required.

Visit Zenaptic Chiropractic Scholarship for application and instructions.

Application deadline:  May 1, 2018


BikesReviewed Active Living Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,500

You must be a full-time undergraduate seeking a degree at an accredited college or university in the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada.  Special consideration will be given to students pursuing a degree in fitness, health, or sports.

You may apply for this scholarship by creating a video or by writing an original (800- to 1,000-word) essay.

Visit BikesReviewed Active Living Scholarship for information

Application deadline:  January 31, 2018


Holiday Extravaganza 2017 Post-Secondary Education Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of one of the following communities:  City of Auburn Hills, City of Pontiac, Waterford Township, or White Lake Township.
  • Must be a full- or part-time student (i.e., enrolled in at least six credit hours or the equivalent, each term) when proceeds of the scholarship are paid, at
    • An accredited public or private college or university whose main campus is located in Oakland County, or
    • A licensed and/or accredited post-secondary vocational education institution that is located in Oakland County.
  • An accredited public or private college or university whose main campus is located in Oakland County, or
  • A licensed and/or accredited post-secondary vocational education institution that is located in Oakland County.
  • Applicants must submit an original essay (1,000 words or fewer).  Visit the website below for essay topic.
  • Recipient must be present and available for all Holiday Extravaganza events on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Visit Holiday Extravaganza 2017 Post-Secondary Education Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  October 16, 2017 


 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Award amount:  to be determined

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges or universities.  The Cooke Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year, making it the largest private scholarship in the country for community college students.

Visit Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship for guidelines, information, and application

Application deadline:  October 24, 2017

 

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