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LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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Local Scholarship Descriptions

Local Scholarship Application

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.

SEPARATE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:

Building Trades Scholarship
Ping Scholarship 
SHS Horticulture Award
Saline Masonic Community Service Scholarship
United Methodist Church of Saline Carr Memorial Scholarship (Applicants must apply at the church)
Vaccaro Scholarships
WCC President's Honor Scholarship and/or WCC Procassini Honor Scholarship (Applicants must apply online at WCC) More information

Other Scholarships

ACT STUDENT CHAMPION AWARD!

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.


ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:

* A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
* Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
* Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. All questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org.

2018 MICHIGAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Michigan Education Association is an organization dedicated to the principles of public education, advancement of quality education, and security of the rights of education employees. There are approximately 140,000 members of MEA, who are public K-12 teachers and education support professionals; higher education faculty and educational support personnel; employees of intermediate school districts; and MEA-Retired members.

Method of Application: Eligible students seeking the scholarship must complete the application form found at: http://www.mea.org/mea-scholarship

RYAN FISCHER LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

The award will be known as the "Ryan Fischer Legacy Award" and will be a one-of-a-kind trophy and a one-time college scholarship to the school of the recipient's choice.  The value of the scholarship will be based on the assets available.  The name of the recipient will also be placed on permanent plaques in Grandville High School and the home ice arena for the Grandville High School ice hockey team.

Nominations for the award will be made by head varsity hockey coaches in the state of Michigan.  The award will be presented each spring after the conclusion of the MHSAA playoffs at the Michigan Hockey Magazine High School Hockey Awards Banquet. More information

Criteria:

Senior in High School with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA

Accepted to a university or universities - Scholarship made payable to university only

Must have lettered in at least two varsity sports including hockey

Must be of high moral character, demonstrate a strong faith in God, a love for this country and be committed to community service

Must also demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship, exceptional leadership, integrity and a positive attitude.

JOHN WEIR ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS WITH DISABILITIES
About the Scholarship

The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (Ann Arbor CIL) awards the annual John Weir Academic Scholarship to outstanding students with disabilities. One-time scholarships range from $200-$500.

Eligibility (More information)

Eligible students for the John Weir Scholarship must:
  * Be a high school graduating senior;
  * Have a significant disability of any kind – for example, physical, visual, developmental, cognitive, hearing,         learning, emotional, or other;
  * Live in Washtenaw, Livingston, or Monroe County, Michigan;
  * Plan to attend a 2– or 4-year college, university or a trade school; and
Submit all application materials by Friday, April 6th, 2018.

MICHIGAN SCHOOLS & GOVERNMENT CREDIT UNION

Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union believes in the power of education and is proud to offer more than $100,000 in scholarships. Click HERE for more information.

ANN ARBOR CLUB OF NANBPWC, INC.

Ann Arbor Club of NANBPWC Inc. has scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 available for the 2017-2018 academic year!  Since 2002, the Ann Arbor, Michigan Club of NANBPWC Inc. has been awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors in Washtenaw County.  The NANBPWC scholarships are available to any African American student (female or male) attending a public high school in Washtenaw County who has achieved a senior (graduation) status. Click HERE for more information.

The deadline to return the application is March 23rd, 2018.  

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

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.  More information to come.

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.  Please click here to view this video as well as several others offered by the Department of Education.