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FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Financial Aid & Scholarships for Minority Students
Information from September 21, 2016 Financial Aid Night
All Local Scholarships will be awarded at the Senior Awards Night to be held towards the end of the school year, in the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center. Approximately two weeks before the Awards Night, seniors will be notified by letter if they will be receiving an award that evening. The Guidance Office will not be releasing the names of scholarship recipients before the Awards Night. Students who are to receive an award or scholarship but are unable to attend, will be able to pick up their award envelope the following day in the Guidance Office.
Scholar Athlete Award
Senior athletes who received a varsity letter prior to this year in a sport which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors a post-season tournament AND have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 are eligible to apply for the $1,000 MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award. Stop by the or Guidance office to pick up an information sheet. The application deadline for the 2016-2017 school year is Friday, November 11, 2016. Applications should be submitted to the Guidance Office by 3 pm on that day. More information about this award may be found at the MHSAA website.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship
This program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degrees at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution. Students must demonstrate both financial need and merit. Eligible applicants must achieve a qualifying ACT score prior to entering college. Click here for more information regarding the Michigan Competitive Scholarship. Michigan Competitive Scholarship Fact Sheet.
Telluride House at the University of Michigan
Telluride House is a merit-based residential scholarship committed to establishing a vibrant community supporting our three pillars: democratic ideals of self-governance, a stimulating intellectual environment, and a commitment to public service.
The Everyday Hero Writing Scholarship
The RARE “Everyday Hero” Scholarship is for high school seniors planning to attend a Michigan college, university or post secondary school after graduating. The purpose is to engage young people in identifying everyday heroes throughout our state and through the process of discovery and writing, to become inspired about life’s possibilities. Winning students will receive a $2,000 scholarship toward tuition and honored at our annual Night of Heroes Dinner. The subject of the Everyday Hero essay may receive the RARE Everyday Hero Award and special recognition at the event. A selection committee will select the winners of the Everyday Hero Award.
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
Comcast accepts nominations for the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program every year. To date, more than $26 million has been awarded to nearly 25,000 students.
Wendy's Heisman Scholarship
We honor and inspire High School seniors who never settle, dig deeper, and reach higher. For more than two decades, we’ve recognized young men and women who believe that good enough is never really good enough. And with each year, the new Heisman class continues to build on the legacy of those who have come before. We are proud to honor those individuals who continue to give and lead their teammates, classmates and communities. Learn more
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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 click here to view this video as well as several others offered by the Department of Education.