National Scholarships

Due dates listed here are estimates from past requirements.  Scholarship organizations change due dates yearly, please refer to the application or website for actual due dates.

AAA Scholarship
Due date: Typically Mid-April
Offered to graduates who are former safety patrol members and have a minimum 21 on the ACT and a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
Applications are available in the Counseling Office or contact AAA at [email protected]

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Due date: Typically Mid-June
For juniors and seniors registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

AES Engineering Scholarship
Deadline: Typically early October
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Aging Matters Scholarships
Due Date: Typically Mid-May

A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within a senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population.

Air Force/Marines/Navy ROTC Scholarship
Deadlines: Fall & Spring
Award up to $180,000.00
Contact Military reps for more information:
Airforce: Sgt. Kassandra Peters or 810.614.8084
Marines: Sergeant Michael Mominee 248.332.1992
Navy: Rep. Art Stoddard 248.334.0916

American Legion Dept. of Michigan Scholarships
Deadlines: Varies
If you have a parent or grandparent who is a veteran, check out their website for many scholarship opportunities:

Arctic Chiropractic
Deadline: Typically June 
For graduating senior who have achieved a 2.5 or greater, who will be attending a college or university on a full-time basis by October 2020.

AXA Equitable Excellence Scholarship
Deadline: Typically December
Senior who has demonstrated courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service.

Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers 
Deadline: Typically December
Seniors who are pursuing education leading to a career as a physics teacher.

B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: Typically May
All High school juniors and seniors, as well as, all students currently enrolled in post secondary institutes are encouraged to apply for the B. Davis scholarship by submitting a 1,000 word essay describing the three characteristics of leadership they value most.  Students are encourages to discuss why they believe that these traits are so important and how they feel that they are developed in an individual.

BigSun Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Typically June
Seniors who participated in any sport during high school.

Bold Scholarships Recent Immigrant Scholarship
Deadline: Typically February
The Recent Immigrant Scholarship supports high school students who immigrated to the US within the last decade and who plan to live & work here. High school students at any grade level are eligible, and all GPAs will be considered.

Burger King McLamore Whopper Scholarship
Deadline: Typically December 
Awarded to any senior with work experience who shows leadership and financial skills. Open any high school senior.

Coca Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Deadline: Typically October

Available to any high school senior who is a US citizen or permanent resident.

College Board Scholarships
Due Dates: Vary
College Board offers several scholarships.  Visit their website to learn about scholarships ranging from $500 - $40,000!!!!

College JumpStart Scholarship Fund
Deadline: Typically April and October
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

Distinguished Young Women of Michigan
Due Date: Typically Mid-December

Distinguished Young Women of Michigan is part of a national program that empowers young women to reach their full potential by providing scholarships, life skills workshops (like interview), and a positive peer network.  PLUS showcase your abilities and what makes you, uniquely YOU!

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Due Date: Typically October
Students 18-24.

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship
Due Date: Typically April
A memorial scholarship in honor of Sherise Rosser.  From the founder Calvin Rosser, "The hope is that the scholarship inspires greater awareness about mental health and fuels innovative solutions that help the millions of people who are suffering."

Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship
Due Date: Typically April
Empowering the next generation of extraordinary women leaders in tech. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship exists to move the tech industry in the right direction by empowering the next generation of extraordinary women leaders.

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Deadline: Typically November
Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.  Applicants need not related to a member of the Elks.  High school graduates are not eligible to apply.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their application are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.  Male and female students compete separately.

Elks Legacy Awards
Deadline: Typically February
Legacy Award are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Due Date: Typically Early January

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
Deadline: Typically June

For students currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US by no later than the fall of 2015 with a minimum of 2.5 GPA

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: Typically April
This scholarship is for graduation seniors of Hispanic or Latino heritage.

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship
Deadline: Typically Mid-March
Senior who will be attending Community college in the fall.

Jeptha Wade Schuremen
Deadline: Typically March 
To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be fatherless through either death or permanent termination of parental rights while the applicant was still a minor. Applicants cannot have an adoptive father at the time of application. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA; pursue a degree in law, nursing, medicine, or dentistry; and demonstrate financial need.
Information available in counseling office. Application available at

John F Kennedy Profiles in Courage Competition
Deadline: Typically January
Students in grades 9-12.  Essay required.

Joseph James Morelli Scholarship
Deadline: Typically March
Available to students with a learning disability that will pursue a career in a STEM field.
Information available at

Kelsey's Law Scholarship
Deadline: Typically August 
For 11th grade or 12th grade students with a valid Michigan Drivers' License.
Available online at

KFC Educational Grant Program
Deadline: Typically March
KFC Employee, employee's child or any high school senior

Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship
Due Date: Typically Late July
For graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited university located in the USA, who carry a 3.0 GPA.

Leavitt Machinery
Deadline: Typically May
Eligible students must plan to be enrolled in a 2 year or greater degree program by September and maintain a 3.0 GPA and resident of the US or Canada.

Life Reimagined First-Gen Scholarship
Due Date: Typically December
The Life Reimagined First-Gen Scholarship exists to help motivated first-generation college students succeed in a complex world that is rigged in favor of those at the top.

Lift Parts Express Scholarship (LM Scholarship)
Deadline: Typically June 
For high school seniors or freshman/sophomores in a college or university enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the fall of 2020

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Due Date: Typically March
We are continuing to award scholarships of $10,000 per student - renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or under-served communities.

Louie Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Typically March
This scholarship is for high school seniors and students who will be attending a college or university in the United States as a freshman during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants who are currently not seniors in high school (e.g., students who are taking a gap year or adults returning to school), but applicants who will be considered incoming freshmen are eligible to apply. Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service.

Microsoft disAbility Scholarship
Deadline: Typically March 
Granted to a senior with any disability who will pursuing a science, computer, law or business career.
Download application at

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
Deadline: Late December 
For graduates who are 17 years or older, US Citizens, with SAT scores of 540+ math, 550+ verbal evidence based reading and writing, minimum combined score of 1100 and/or ACT 21 math, 22 English and 44 combined. Students need a GPA of 2.75 with a 2.0 minimum grade in Algebra II.
Click here for the application.

NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Exec)
Deadline: Typically  April 
Seniors who are involved in Community Service should look into this scholarship.
Applications are available in the Counseling Office or

PB & J Scholarship
Due Date: Typically late May

For students who have experienced personal challenges that may no have allowed them to perform well academically (High HPA is not needed to qualify!)

P. Buckley Moss Scholarship
Deadline: Typically March
This scholarship will be awarded to a senior with a learning disability who will be pursuing a career in the visual art field.

Polish American Engineering Association
Date Due: Typically May
For students of Polish background with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
Click here for application: Polish American Engineering Association Scholarship
Pretty Photoshop Actions Bi-Annual Scholarship
Due Date: Typically October 15th and April 15th
Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment.   That’s why we are so excited to continue our Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year).  This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals.

Prisma Diversity in Engineering Scholarship
Due Date: Typically-Mid April
To bring more gender diversity to the technology industry, Prisma is launching the Prisma Diversity in Engineering Scholarship. The annual scholarship aims to encourage women to pursue software engineering studies and improve the diversity of the industry’s talent pool. Two scholarship recipients will be chosen and awarded $5,000 to support their education.
Prisma Scholarship Website

Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Deadline: Typically December
Available to students pursing a career in Entymology.

Rubincam Youth Award Scholarship Nation Genealogical Society
Deadline: Typically December
Grades 9-12.  Must prepare a genealogy of your family per the awards specifications.

SP $10,000 Scholarship
Deadline:  Typically March 
For students at least 13 years old who are legal residents of the U.S. or Puerto Rico that will enroll in a college or university in the U.S.:

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Deadline: Typically Mid February (depending on your graduation year, make sure to check SWE website).
Awarded to senior woman pursuing an education in engineering.
Applications are available in the Counseling Office or

State Farm Scholarship
Deadline: Typically March 
Available for any graduation senior.
Available online at

Sweet and Simple Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: Typically Mid May
Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger? Your gift will forever be priceless, but our Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education. So, for those looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple - sweet and simple.

Union Plus Scholarship
Deadline: Typically January
Seniors with a parent who is a member of the AFL-CIO union.

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Application
Due Date: Typically Late January
Graduating high school seniors in the United States, where that state has an active JCI Senate program

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: Typically March

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Voice of Democracy Scholarship
Due Date: Typically Late October
Voice of Democracy Scholarship
Form: Voice of Democracy Entry Form

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Typically January 
Seniors who are going to college to pursue a career government service

WiseGeek Disabiliry Appreciation Scholarship

Due Date: Typically Early August
The WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation No-Essay Scholarship is a $500 scholarship open to those who are pursuing a career in nursing.

WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation Scholarship
Due Date: Typically Late December

The WiseGeek Nurse Appreciation No-Essay Scholarship is a $500 scholarship open to those who are pursuing a career in nursing.