Financial Aid and Scholarships
 

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION (click here)
(Updated January 5, 2022)

 

General Information

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.

External Link12 Common FAFSA Mistakes article

 

Other Scholarships

 

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

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:

External LinkScholarships-for-student-caregivers

External LinkThe-caring-com-scholarship

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. 

 

Resources

SchoolSoup.com

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

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.

NEW RESOURCE:

https://www.mometrix.com/blog/scholarships-for-college/

It's organized by the popularity of web searches and contains a huge list in one location. The site also includes accessibility features.

Links

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

Scholarship Search

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