Financial Aid Office
Incoming Students - Private Scholarship Offerings
The scholarships listed below are provided by private agencies, foundations and companies. Students are invited to apply.
Post-9/11 GI Bill: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect. Eligible children attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.
Who is eligible?
Children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, are eligible for this benefit. A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible.
- are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level
- have 15 years to use the benefit beginning on his/her 18th birthday
- may use the benefit until his or her 33rd birthday
- cannot use benefit before age 18, even if he or she has completed high school
- are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program
How do I apply for this benefit?
Click here for an online application form Please complete the VA Form 22-5490 "Dependent Application for VA Education Benefits".
For more information, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit the VA GI Bill Web site at http://www.gibill.va.gov
The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all those affected by brain injury through education, advocacy, research , and local support groups; and to reduce the incidence of brain injury through prevention.
Feel free to contact www.biami.org or 810-229-5880.
The Michigan 2020 Plan was introduced by Senator Gretchen Whitmer and others. The proposed package of legislation provides Michigan high school graduates – public, private or home-schooled – with the opportunity to have the cost of their college education paid for in its entirety.
The group has created the Michigan 2020 Scholarship Competition -- http://www.mi2020video.com/ -- this is an opportunity for a graduating high school student to win $10,000 for college tuition. We hope you help market this scholarship competition (we want a student who is planning to attend a 4-year public to win!).
Amount of award: $10,000.00
American Legion Scholarship
The American Legion is offering a scholarship for veterans (not their dependents).
To obtain an application, veterans may contact:
Brett Johnson, Contractor
ROTC Scholarship and Enrollment Officer
Western Michigan University
- The annual scholarship award is for five (5) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in the fields of gerontology, long term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.
- Employees of A Place for Mom and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must complete a letter of introduction and a 500-word minimum essay on selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.
- Scholarship will be awarded to five students who write the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of senior living professionals.
Amount of award: $1,000
Deadline - April 30, 2014
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
- There is no age restriction
- Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
- This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
Amount of award: $1,000
Deadline - May 26, 2014
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.
Your submissions must be sent via email to: email@example.com
ï¿½ Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?
Amount of Award - $1,000.00
Deadline - June 14, 2014
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
Amount of Award - $500.00
Deadline - June 20, 2014
The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on their site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
They are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.
Amount of Award - $500.00
Deadline - October 6, 2014