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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.

Eligible children:

  • 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

Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)

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 or 810-229-5880.

Michigan 2020 Scholarship Competition

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 -- -- 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

Fostering Futures Scholarship

There is a new scholarship opportunity for youth who have experienced foster care in the state of Michigan. This scholarship offers foster youth funds for tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment.

  • Student must have been in Michigan foster care on or after their 13th birthday.
  • There is no upper age limit.
  • Student must be attending a Michigan public or private 4-year college/university or a community college.
  • Funding can be used only for the following: Tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment.
  • This funding can be used along with ETV.

There is no maximum amount, but must be for a specific unmet need for the following: Tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies and
equipment required for enrollment.

Submit the application and send with a copy of your financial aid award letter, tuition bill, most recent transcript or grade report, and
documentation supporting any off-campus expense requested to:

Michigan Education Trust
PO Box 30198
Lansing, MI 48909
Fax: (517) 373-6967


Semester Submission Period
Fall 2014 July 15 through August 15, 2014
Winter/Spring 2015 November 1 through November 30, 2014
Spring/Summer 2015 March 1 through March 31, 2015
Summer 2015 April 15 through May 15, 2015

2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Application and Program Guidance

Deadline: May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm EST

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation.

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program provides nursing students with financial support in exchange for a commitment to serve at least two-years in a qualifying NURSE Corps site.

Participants receive:

  • tuition
  • eligible fees
  • other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms.
  • monthly stipend of ($1,316 for the 2015-2016 academic year)


  • U.S. citizens (born or naturalized), nationals or lawful permanent residents
  • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S.
  • begin classes no later than September 30
  • free from any Federal judgment liens
  • free from existing service commitments
  • not delinquent on a Federal debt

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the following web site:

Amount of Award: $1,000
Deadline: June 15, 2015

IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative

A Scholarship for Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Students in the U.S. and Canada - If you're an undergrad in electrical engineering or considering it, you may be eligible for scholarship money and real-world experience in one of the most rewarding and future-facing careers for young graduates.

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate EE students that are citizens (or permanent residents) of the U.S. or Canada. They alos must be willing to take power engineering courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Amount of Award - up to: $7,000
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Energy Education for Michigan, Inc. – Tony Howard Scholarship

The Energy Education for Michigan, Inc. (EEM) – Tony Howard Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to provide scholarships to students actively seeking degrees in programs relating to future careers in the crude oil and natural gas industry at postsecondary Michigan Educational Institutions.

Applicant criteria:

  • be a MI resident
  • demonstrate financial need
  • minimum 2.5 GPA (calculated on a 4.0 scale)
  • full-time student in good standing at a postsecondary, accredited MI "Educational Institution" at the time the award is paid.
  • enrolled in a course of study which will allow for full time employment in the crude oil and natural gas industry.

Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: July 15, 2015

For more information on this scholarship, go to:




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