Scholarship Information

External LinkThe Alzheimer's Foundation of America Scholarship - Deadline February 15, 2021

  • Essays can be submitted through the above website
  • In order to be eligible, you must:
  1. Be a senior in high school
  2. Planning to attend a 4-year accredited U.S. college/university in the fall of 2021
  3. Submit a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay describing how Alzheimer’s disease has impacted your life and what you have learned about yourself, your family and/or your community through your experience with Alzheimer’s
  4. Attach your unofficial/official high school transcript upon submitting your essay

External LinkAmazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program - Deadline is February 18, 2021

  • There is an amazing opportunity for seniors who are interested in Computer Science to win $40,000 for college and a paid programming internship at Amazon.
  • Click on the link above for eligibility requirements and details. 

External LinkThe MEA Scholarship - Deadline February 18, 2021 

  • To be eligible you must be a dependent of a MEA member or of a retired member in good standing and attend a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification, or license.
  • Those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit-Mercy; Adrian College; Finlandia University; and Albion College.

External LinkThe Clarke and Nancy Borgeson Science, Technology and Mathematics Scholarship for Grand Valley State University - Deadline March 1, 2021

  • Designed to encourage Leslie High School graduates whose career goals require a degree in Science, Technology or Math. 
  • Candidates must be entering freshmen or transfer students and graduates of Leslie High School, have a minimum of 2.7 cumulative GPA, and enrolled to attend GVSU as a full-time student. 
  • The scholarship is $1,000 and has the potential for renewal up to eight semesters.

External LinkThe Cancer Unwrapped Writing Contest - Due March 14, 2021 

  • The contest is open to all students in grade 9-12. 
  • The contest is to encourage teens to write about their experiences when dealing with cancer, whether the diagnosis of you or a loved one, with the opportunity to win one of several $1,000 cash prizes.  

External LinkKelsey's Law Distracted Driving Scholarship - Deadline March 31, 2021

  • They are offering a total of $5,000 in college scholarships to be awarded in April among four winning student submissions throughout the state.
  • High school juniors and seniors are eligible.

External LinkThe Josie Rewald Memorial Community College Scholarship - April 1, 2021

  • This program will distribute two awards of $1000 each. 
  • The scholarship application must be filled out by the student and postmarked or emailed by April 1, 2021. 
  • The application and detailed criteria can be found by clicking on the link above. at 
  • SWE, at a national level, also has many scholarships for outstanding students.  This application form can be found on the National SWE website: External Link.

External LinkSallie Mae offers a free Scholarship Search to connect students to scholarship opportunities based on their hobbies and interests.  The database now has over 6 million scholarships.  Plus, when you register, you are entered into a chance to win their month sweepstakes.  To celebrate National Scholarship Month, they've upped the $1,000 prize to $10,000 during the month of November.  

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External LinkUnigo Scholarship Search

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