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.

Tuition Funding Sources

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Fastweb

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DeSales University ACCESS Program Community College Tuition Match Scholarship

Award amount: varies

Eligibility:

  • Must have completed an associate's degree by the time of enrollment to DSU (students must begin their bachelor's degree at DSU within six months of completing their associate's degree).
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Must enroll in a DSU ACCESS online degree program.

Contact Michael Yergey for information


G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Award amount: $5,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Must have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must submit an essay (topic and format outlined on website).

Visit G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline: August 16, 2019


Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2019

Award amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States for the semester for which you are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university. A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • Why is empowering others so important?
    • How do you think your major can be used to empower others?
    • When was the last time you felt empowered? What inspired this?

Visit Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2019 for application and information

Application deadline: October 5, 2019


Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Paralegal Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a paralegal education program within the United States.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes in a paralegal education program.
  • Must submit a 500- to 750-word essay describing your educational and career goals. Explain how you plan to achieve these goals, and any adversity you may face on your journey to success. Include your degree or major and how it will help you achieve your goals, and a certified official copy of your paralegal school transcript.

Visit Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Paralegal Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline: October 1, 2019


It Takes a CT Village Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduate of Detroit Public Schools Community District (formerly Detroit Public Schools).
  • Must be currently enrolled at a higher learning institution in Michigan.
  • Must be a single parent.
  • Must present evidence of financial need.

Application components:

  • Submit two personal letters of recommendation; one from a mentor, such as a teacher, advisor, or community leader.
  • College transcript.
  • Personal statement, not to exceed one page, addressing:
    • Career aspirations
    • Economic need
    • How you qualify for this award, including the name of the DPSCD school from which you graduated.

Submit all application materials to theCTVIllage@gmail.com

For application and information, visit It Takes a CT Village Scholarship

Application deadline: August 10, 2019


AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship

Award amount: $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the winter 2020 semester.
  • Must be pursuing an automotive-themed degree.
  • Must submit a 700- to 1,500-word essay describing who you are and how you plan to use your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry.
  • Must include proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.

Visit AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline: October 15, 2019


AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship

Award amount: $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at a secondary vocational school, technical institute, two-year college, or four-year university with programs in construction management, secondary votech, or tuition-bearing apprenticeship for the winter 2020 semester.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the traditional building trades (e.g., carpentry, HVAC, electrical, or related fields of study).
  • Must submit a 700- to 1,500-word essay describing who you are and how you plan to use your education to contribute to a thriving community of trade workers who are dedicated to a hands-on approach to knowledge development.
  • Must include proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.

Visit AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline: October 15, 2019

FINANCIAL AID OFFICES

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2900 Featherstone Road
Room B-227
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone 248.341.2240

Orchard Ridge Campus
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Room M-207
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone 248.341.2240

Southfield Campus
22322 Rutland Drive
Room A-203
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
Phone 248.341.2240

Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Woodland Hall 260
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone 248.341.2240

Royal Oak Campus
739 South Washington
Room  B-127
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone 248.341.2240