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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

Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program


1. Letter of Application: The letter must include your name, permanent mailing address, email address if available, and phone
number. It should be a maximum of two pages in length, and discuss the following:

a. Interest in natural resources.
b. Commitment to education, community and your culture.
c. Financial need. Students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should attach the
Student Aid Report or have the report sent to the ITC office. If it has not been completed, send last year’s report.

2. Resume

3. Three signed letters of reference, on letterhead and dated within the last six months.

4. Evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U. S.
Government. A photocopy of your enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) will suffice.

5. Transcripts: ALL students must include transcripts. High school students must also provide documented proof of acceptance to an institution of higher education and a review of
college class schedule to verify major before a check is released. College students must also provide proof of their declared major.

For more information, please visit the website
Fax (503-282-1274) and e-mail ( submissions are acceptable as long they are received by 5:00 p.m. January 16, 2015, and the original is mailed and postmarked by January 16, 2015.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Intertribal Timber Council office:

1112 N. E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4
Portland, Oregon 97232-2114
(503) 282-4296

Amount of Award: $2,500 for college students (number of awards varies per year) and $2,000 for graduating senior high school students

Deadline: January 16, 2015, 5:00 p.m. PST


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