Financial Aid and Scholarships
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION (click here)
FAFSA Video - How to File: The U.S. Department of Education has created some videos on filing the FAFSA that are informative and easy to understand. Please view this video as well as several others offered by the Department of Education.
12 Common FAFSA Mistakes article
The Robert A. Leonard Jr. Charitable Trust
The Robert A. Leonard Jr. Charitable Trust announces its 2022 scholarship application. Since 2016 we have awarded over $200,000 in scholarships and tuition assistance for Michigan High School seniors. We want to help your seniors with their collegiate plans. We know there are many families in need during this pandemic and assistance is needed. Visit our website at www.raltrust.org for the application and instructions. The deadline for the applications is March 1.
Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured on the Administration for Community Living, AARP, Forbes, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the internet.
To help support high school and college students taking on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones, we have made available scholarships that can provide financial assistance. You can read more about our work here:
The Baker and Cook Fellowship
Attention Girls Who Code: The Baker and Cook Fellowship will help support a graduating senior BIPOC student who is enrolled in a high school in Washtenaw County who intends to major in Computer Science or is currently enrolled in Computer Science courses in high school. It awards $2500/year for four years to the winner, 1 winner each year. The deadline to submit an application is March 15, 2022.
DAR: Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
The DAR is offering several general scholarships as well as specific scholarships in a fields such as history, medicine, and education. The portal is now open.
Here is the link to the scholarship section on the DAR website and here is a link to the individual scholarships. The deadline is January 31, 2023.
AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS
American Legion Scholarships and Programs
MSGU Education Scholarships
Founded by a group of educators in 1954, MSGCU knows the value of lifelong learning and staying current in the dynamic field of education. Every year, we offer more than $100,000 in scholarships to Michigan residents who are hard-working, high-achieving, and character-driven. If you're a high school grad, a teacher continuing your education, or a skilled trades student, there's an MSGCU scholarship for you.
From the SchoolSoup.com website is the most comprehensive free online scholarship resource for private and college/university specific scholarships available to assist students in obtaining a higher education. Launched in 2006, Schoolsoup.com has amassed over $40 Billion in scholarship data and is considered the leading source for students and parents searching for scholarships, grants and financial aid.
FastWeb is the nation's largest, most accurate and most frequently updated scholarship database online. Free search of 1.3 million scholarships and 4,000 colleges!
FAFSA VIDEO - HOW TO FILE
The U.S. Department of Education has created some videos on filing the FAFSA that are informative and easy to understand. View the video video as well as several others offered by the Department of Education.
It's organized by the popularity of web searches and contains a huge list in one location. The site also includes accessibility features.
www.finaid.org/calculators/ - financial aid calculator
www.act.org/fane/index.html - calculator on the ACT website
https://studentaid.gov/aid-estimator/ - financial aid estimator
https://studentaid.gov/ -Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)
http://www.finaid.org/ - Student aid resource site
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa - online FAFSA application
http://www.michigan.gov/studentaid - Michigan student financial aid site
www.setwithmet.com - Michigan Education Trust
http://www.questbridge.org - National College Match Program
http://www.scholarship.com/ - finding scholarships
http://www.fastweb.com/ - Financial Aid and Scholarship Search
http://www.collegeboard.com/ - College, Career, Scholarship Search
http://www.tuitions.com/ - scholarship search
http://www.cappex.com - scholarship search
http://www.wiredscholar.com/ - Sallie Mae site for financial aid
http://www.collegepayway.com/ - tools for planning to pay for college