Presidential Scholars 2006

Free Student Aide Information and Resources

Financial Aid Student Guide for 2005-2006-U.S. Department of Education

Volunteer Work Leads to Scholarships

Important: many scholarship applications require recommendations. Don't wait till the last minute!!! Start a file and put 2-5 recommendation letters inside along with several copies of your most up to date transcript. Also, have a current resume highlighting your scholastic record and portfolio!!! Here are some Financial Aid Offices at Colleges and Universities! Take the Taylor Challenge!!!

The best scholarship search website is: Also, the State of Michigan has MI-SEARCH (formerly called MI-CASHE), Sallie Mae (College Answer) at and ScholarAid at Mr. Taylor gets most of his sources from Teacher magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education magazine, Education Week magazine, and other numerous magazines that he skims daily, weekly and monthly. In addition, there are several websites, scholarship books, mail solicitations, newspaper articles and other sources. Here is the ACT financial aid estimator and SAT Financial aid calculator! Don't forget the CollegeBoard search! Yahoo has started their own pages: Scholarship_Programs and Scholarship_Search_Services

Some other decent scholarship links are:


DUAL ENROLLMENT/POSTSECONDARY OPTIONS-what a tremendous scholarship opportunity. Students in 11th & 12th grades may take college courses paid for by your school district. For example, one three-credit course at Lansing Community College costs $156 each semester. Courses can be taken at Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, etc. (or on-line and independent study courses) and can be transferred to colleges/universities to meet basic studies requirements (see college advisor for details). Students who dual enroll may be placed on a reduced high school schedule (4-5 periods). Courses may be taken at LCC, Michigan State, etc. All students must qualify by passing their high school MEAP tests in the appropriate area that they wish to dual enroll in (Reading, Writing, Math, Science or Social Studies) and take a course which your High School doesn't offer (Astronomy, Japanese, etc.). East Lansing High School limits the payment to 1/12 of our state foundation allowance which currently is a little more than $500 per class taken per semester.

Note: Some scholarship deadlines change while others discontinue their programs. This page is an attempt to keep you informed with up to date information, but it is not always accurate. Plan on writing, calling, e-mailing, etc. to see if the information is correct or outdated.

Month General Scholarships Special Scholarships Selective Scholarships
October Coca-Cola/Fall Competitions: EMU/CMU/NMU National Merit Finalists/PSAT (Juniors) DAR Good Citizen
November Target/VFW MHSAA/Michigan Merit Award Re-Takes Tandy Technologal Scholars
December Why Milk/React Take Action/AXA CSS/Profile Due/Michigan Competitive NASSP Principal's
January Elk's Discover (Juniors)/Dual Enrollment NASSP National Honor Society
February American Legion/National Peace Essay/MEA/MEEMIC/Horace Mann FAFSA Due USA Today
March Skirball/Best Buy Americorps Detroit News/Free Press
April Rosa Parks/MACAC-Old Kent/Tylenol Assorted Local/Michigan Competitive WXYZ-Brightest&Best
May Educational Communications Michigan Merit Award (Juniors)/AP Testing U.S.Army/Marines
June Livesay Michigan Competitive n/a
July n/a n/a n/a
August n/a Dual Enrollment/Postsecondary Options n/a
September n/a n/a Wendy's Heisman

Washington Post article

Scholarship money tight, but still exists

Teacher Magazine: For Your Students


Next Step Magazine

19--TARGET-HS Seniors with a 2.0 GPA/November 1st deadline/1490 awards nationwide of $1,000 each/volunteering & community service emphasis/call 800-537-4180/send yourself/

20--VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS-(VFW)-offers its 53rd annual Audio Essay Scholarship for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. The top award is $20,000;entry deadline is November 1. Originality-40%, Content-40%, and Delivery-20% are judged in this year's theme: Democracy-Above and Beyond. The cassette tape needs to be between 3-5 minutes with no music background, no names, no school mentioned; it must be the voice of the submitting student only. Last year, over 117,000 students competed for $2.5 million in scholarships, awards, etc.

21--WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-MEDALLION AWARD-Open to students with a 3.8 GPA and 25 on ACT or 1130 on SAT; competitions on February 13 and 20. Deadline to apply is November 1st. Possibly full 4 years of college paid.

22--HEINZ KETCHUP CREATIVE DESIGN AWARDS-- This is open to all students in K-12th grades. 57 awards of up to $5,000. The deadline is November 1. Use a Heinz Ketchup bottle in your design , the only requirement kis that the word,"ketchup" be in the design. mail to: ARTSTART P.O. BOX 3493 Young America, MN 55558.

23--MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY- November 1st-Scholarship consideration deadline for all need-based awards. Contact MSU for application!

23--MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY- November 1st-Scholarship consideration deadline for all need-based awards. Contact MSU for application!

24--INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER AWARDS-November 1st Deadline-January 31st announcement of up to $5,000 award plus a trip to Washington, DC-applicants must be 18 yrs. old at time of submission!

25--BOSTON UNIVERSITY-ENGINEERING COMPETITION November 1st deadline to apply-Competitions are on November14th in Chicago-Boston-Los Angeles-Atlanta-12 awards ranging from $20,000-91,320+ 1-800-578-1223 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-578-1223 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for info.Robotics Scholarship

26--JOSTENS NATIONAL STUDENT DAY--offers 35 national awards of up to $1,000. The deadline is November 5. Students can write essays in two different categories: 1)explaining how an educator has impacted their life during high school inspiring them to go to college and 2)depicting how the Renaissance has impacted their high school years. Mail your entry to N.A.C.S. 8695 College Pkwy#300 Ft Myers FL 33919

27--ALL-AMERICAN VOCATIONAL STUDENT AWARDS-applications must be postmarked no later that November 5th for students in grades 10-12; 1-888-9CALL-TFT begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-9CALL-TFT end_of_the_skype_highlighting or up to $400,000 awarded and over 1.7 million awarded in past 7 years

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation College Scholarship Award: November 8th DL, 2.8 GPA minimum, up to $10,000 award or write: 5005 LBJ Freeway Suite 250 Dallas, TX 75244; 5 students who have had a parent die from breast cancer awarded. Sheila Schimpf 332-1788

TEEN H.I.P. Award-$1,000-10 awards-students aged 13-18-essay of 200 words or less advising peers to stay away from cigarettes

National Shakespeare Competition

28--EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-offers the 18th Annual Presidential Scholarship competition. You must have a 3.7 GPA or a 3.5 GPA with an ACT of 25(or SAT of 1150) to qualify.Everyone who participates will earn a $6,100 scholarship over 4 years. The competition costs $30 and you can compete for up to $34,250 in scholarship money (10 awards). Competitions on December 4th and 11th, must apply by November 22nd. call 734-487-2222 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 734-487-2222 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

29--MHSAA Scholar-Athlete-must have a 3.5 GPA/$1,000award/deadline is November 23rd/sent to MHSAA as a group by December 4th. (must have lettered in an MHSAA sport in HS/essayof 500 words on the importance of sportsmanship/Seniors only) (Kirk P. won this award as a golf scholar-athlete)

30--HUGH O' BRIEN YOUTH FOUNDATION (HOBY) A sophomore at any Michigan HS will be selected for this leadership opportunity by November 18th.

31--OLIVE GARDEN--"PASTA TALES" Essay for students aged 7-16-250 words on how to improve their city-$1,000 savings bond+trip to NY city call 954-776-1999 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 954-776-1999 end_of_the_skype_highlighting


School Band & Orchestra Essay Contest: Deadline is December 31st-What the national anthem means to me in 250 words or less-10 scholarships of $1,000 each

32--INTEL CORP.(202) 785-2255 Science Talent Search awards up to $50,000 by submitting written reports or independent Science, Math or Engineering research projects. Write:1719 N. St. N.W. Washington, DC 20036 December 2nd deadline

INTEL 2005 Award Winners

33--TOYOTA COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM Selective-1 nominee per school/100 scholarship winners;up to $5,000 awarded, renewable to $20,000 3.0 GPA+ lots of communtiy service to qualify (Alice M. nominated for 2002)

34--OAKLAND UNIVERSITY-offers HS Seniors with a 3.90 GPA a Talented Scholar Award Scholarship; it pays for 24 credits yearly if you maintain a 3.25 GPA at OU; Deadline is December 1st; also, Valedictorians/Salutatorians have same offer! Talented students can earn $3,126 per year renewable for 4 years if they are Salutorians/Valedictorians or have a 3.9 GPA+27 or above on ACT-December 1 Deadline

35--UM-FLINT Several Programs for students with at least a 3.2 GPA; deadlines are December 1; Up to 50% tution renewable for 3 years.

36--WHY MILK-$2500 award for a college-bound student (35 winners) in a sweepstakes contest for Grades 9-12. Deadline Date: December 1st! Apply by calling 1-800-why-milk begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-why-milk end_of_the_skype_highlighting or on internet at:

37--ACM97 ESSAY CONTEST -The Association for Computing and Popular Science Magazine are sponsering an essay contest. The subject of the essay: How computer technology will change our lives over the next 50 years. No longer than 1500 words. Deadline: December 1st. $2,500 Award for anyone in grades 9-12. Contact: ACM97 Vision of the future P.O. Box 12114 Church St.station, NY 10257

Michigan Math Prize Finalists: East Lansing High School had 11 students (Jeff B., Brian B., Octavian C., Ryan D. Austin D., Mark M., Matthew M., David S., Tan Y. and Kartik V.) compete as finalists in the 6th annual competition; over 12,000 students in Michigan competed on December 4th for scholarships ranging from $450-2,500

38--REACT TAKE ACTION AWARDS--Deadline is December 2 and anyone aged 12-17 may qualify for $20,000. There are 5 awards! The 500-word typewritten essay describes what you've done to make a positive chantge in your school, community, nation, or the world. Send to: P.O. Box 4619, Grand Central Station, NY, NY 10163

CHEVROLET/STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC-December 16th Deadline; 3.2 GPA; 1-888-377-5233 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-377-5233 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; $1,000 award; essay of 500-750 words required; 700 West 5th Ave. Naperville, IL 60563

Burger King has 1500 awards of $1,000 each; one lucky senior will be nominated for the award and selected by having a 2.5 to 3.5 GPA, financial need, participation in co-curricular activities and/or community service, and works 15 hours per week/40 weeks per year. Details at

39--TEEN BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION--An income of her own for females aged 13-19/call 1-800-350-2978 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-350-2978 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for info-5 winners recieve an all expenses paid trip to a U.S. city. December 3 deadline. New:??? Deadline-March 2nd by Independent Means, Inc. call 1-800-350-1816 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-350-1816 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for ages 13-21 females; 3 winners

40--SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP-- The deadline is December 2 for students with a 3.5 GPA. There is a $5 processing fee and the awards vary at 45 colleges/universities that participate. The 250-word essay emphasizes what experience convinced you to embark on a career in engineering.

41--AMERICAN FIRE SPRINKLER ASSN.-HS Seniors scholarship contest; essay "Why should campus housing have fire sprinklers?" 7 awards; up to $13,000 award Dec.4th Deadline

December 6th-ACT-Last chance for Michigan Competitive Scholarship (see February)

42--READER'S DIGEST-AMERICAN HEROES IN EDUCATION-$5,000 individual/$10,000 for school; call 914-244-2030 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 914-244-2030 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or write Reader's Digest Pleasantville, NY 10570-7000

43--NASSP PRINCIPAL'S LEADERSHIP AWARD-- One senior will be selected to participate in this national scholarship competition; 150 scholarships worth $1,000 each are awarded. Deadline: Dec. 10th (Jeff B. named for 2002)

AXA ACHIEVEMENT--December 15th Deadline-$10,000 awards for 52 students; one in each state; $15,000 additional for 10 national recipients. or

44--WEEKLY READER'S READ MAGAZINE Grades 6-12 write a letter of 1,000 words or less to an author whose book has evoked strong feelings in them. All expenses paid trip to Washington,DC plus cash awards. Write: 245 Long Hill Rd. Middletown, CT 06457-9291 (Dec.13 deadline) 800-403-5437 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-403-5437 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

CSS PROFILE--due December 13th!!!

45--EARTH AND SKY RADIO/NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION invites K-12 students to enter its Young Producers Contest: write and record 90 second radio show on a science or nature topic. $1,000 savings bond; December 15th deadline

46--IMATION CORP.--2nd Annual Computer Arts Scholarship contest-HS students-25 national finalists recieve $1,000+trip/contact 888-466-3456 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888-466-3456 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

47--UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN- December 16 deadline-Chancellor's Scholarship-3.6 GPA or higher full tuition award for 5 years-10 semesters/partial tuition award=$6,000 over 10 semesters. Also, Alumni merit scholarship gives 30 awards of $2,500 (NON-REF)

48--MOTHER'S DAY CONTEST-December 31st Deadline for 4th-5th-6th grade students to design a Mother's Day card. Grand prize winnner goes to New York City+wins other scholarships/prizes. Contact or 200 E. Randolph#6300 Chicago, IL 60601

49--FERRIS STATE -If your GPA is 3.2 and you have a 21 on your ACT, one may qualify for a $2,000 scholarship to help with residential (dorm) expenses.

50--SPECS HOWARD SCHOOL OF BROADCAST ARTS-4 exams from Dec.7 to April 5; up to $2,500 awarded;call (248) 358-9000x244

51--YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM-Youth for Understanding International. If you have a 3.0 GPA, and want to spend a summer in Japan, Finland, Australia, Germany, etc. Must be a Junior; 800-424-3691x380 or your counselor. Deadlines vary.

52--FORD/AAA AUTO SKILLS NATIONAL QUALITY CARE-Challenge $3 million in scholarships awarded; auto skills written test in Feb./March. Statewide competition in April/May. call 407-444-8378 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-444-8378 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or write Mail Stop 75 1000 AAA Drive Heathrow, FL 32746-8030

53--STEIN ROE MUTUAL FUNDS-students in grades 5-7 may participate in its Young Investor Fund Essay Contest. $5,000 award. Call 800-403-5437 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-403-5437 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for details.

54--ShopKo Scholarship.The ShopKo Scholarship is open to high school seniors and graduates who plan to enroll or who are currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. You must be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of Michigan! $1,000 award (100)-December 1st Deadline
55--AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest-Win a $4,000 Scholarship! December 7th Deadline

56--Vegetable Menace Contest-Up To $3,000! The Vegetable Menace Contest is open to people worldwide who are at least 13 years of age. You must answer the following questions in 300 words or less: What vegetable do you consider a bully? Why is it revolting? Are there any good qualities to the vegetable? Is there a particular method of preparing this vegetable menace that disgusts you? December 10th Deadline!
57--12/13/2002 Deadline--Imation Computer Arts Scholarship-25 awards of $1,000
58--12/28/2002 Deadline--NSSAR Knight Essay Contest - Win up to $7500! 3 awards; 750-1000 word essay-American Revolution; HS juniors/seniors
59--12/31/2002 Scholarship

School Band and Orchestra Scholarship-$1,000-December 31st Deadline; 250 word essay on favorite band instrument; 5 awards

60--The "Search For Everyday Champions" Essay Contest is open to U.S. residents over the age of 18. You must write an essay of up to 300 words describing how you demonstrate a balanced life while achieving compelling athletic accomplishments and outstanding volunteer community service. You may also be nominated by someone who is at least 13 years of age. The grand prize winner will receive a check for $5,000 and have their likeness appear on the front of a future retail package of Wheaties Energy Crunch. Wheaties Energy Crunch will also donate $25,000 to the charity of the winner's choice.

61--The Best Book Buys Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 2- and 4-year accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories as of Fall 2001. You must write an essay (1,500 character maximum) recommending a book that all college students should read. 1 award of $1,500

Greater Lansing MLK Scholarship: Yolanda Harris 4804 Grandwoods Dr. Lansing, MI 48917 483-4141 December 20th deadline for 3 seniors from local high schools: East Lansing, Waverly, Holt, Grand Ledge or Haslett; must have at least a 2.0 GPA

Michigan Equestrian Princess Pagent: Junior/Senior in high school with interest in horse racing or equestrian activities; December 31st Deadline, Joyce Potter 37650 Professional Center Drive Suite #105 Livonia, MI 48154-1100 734-462-2400 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 734-462-2400 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Chevrolet/Stellar Gospel Music Excellence in Education Award-$1,000 award for 3.2 GPA student; December 16th Deadline, 500-750 word essay expressing how high school experiences have prepared you for college. GM Administration Center 1-888-377-5233 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-377-5233 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

All-Ink-$1,000 award-December 31st Deadline-50 to 200 word essay on who has had largest impact on your life, and 50-200 words on your goals personally and professionally, 2.5 GPA.

Mankind is our Business--Rotary Clubs International-Students aged 12-15-$2,000 award/Essay+Poster-December 31st Deadline


62--WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY-TALENT SCHOLARSHIP-Dance-Deadline is January 19; Theatre deadline is January 22; Art is March 10, Debate/Forensics is April 17 and Music is April 28. Audition/Portfolio Deadline is April 5 for Dance, April 12 for Debate/Forensics. Call 313-577-3378 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 313-577-3378 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

ARAB-AMERICAN ANTI-DISCRIMINATION-Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship contest-January 10th deadline; call 313-581-1201 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 313-581-1201 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, scholarships range from $250-1000.

63--CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY offers a Leader Advancement Scholarship. Minimum GPA is high school is 3.0 to qualify; this scholarship pays for 12 credit hours each academic year for a 4 year value of $4,800. Deadline is January 5th; 40 awards per year.

64--JOHN F. KENNEDY PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST-January 7th deadline! Essay of not more than 1,200 words identifying a political issue at the local, state or national level and an elected official who is acting courageously to address this issue. Explain the issue thoroughly, identify obstacles, dangers and pressures the individual is encountering; then, explain why you feel his/her course of action best serves the public interest. Winner receives $6,500 plus acceptance/recognition at Kennedy Library in Boston in May. 2nd place is $1,000 and 5 finalists receive $500 each. Grades 9-12

65--MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY-January 14th is the deadline for the Alumni Scholarship;$1,000 is available to a student pursing a degree in K-12 education; 3.4 GPA and 3 letters of recommendation required. Also, distinguished Minority Freshman Scholarship provides a 4 year Full tuition scholarship for any student with an ethnic background. MSU application must be in by December 1st and Minority Scholarship application deadlines on Jan. 1st. or call 517-355-1787 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 517-355-1787 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

66--DETROIT FREE PRESS/KNIGHT RIDDER-$20,000 award for minority students (African/Hispanic/Native/Arab/Asian-American)considering careers in journalism or newspaper operations. 3.0 GPA/January 14th Deadline! Essay on "Why I want to pursue a journalism or business career in newspapers." Application in counseling office or call 313-222-6428 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 313-222-6428 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

67--DISCOVER CARD TRIBUTE AWARD-HS Juniors with a 2.75 GPA in their 9th and 10th grades must also demonstrate accomplishments in Leadership, Community Service, Obstacles Overcome,and Special Talents/unique endevors. The awards range from $1250-20,000! There are over 470 awards and $1 million awarded annually. Applications are available in our Counseling Office. D.L. January 11th. 1801 N. Moore St. P.O.Box 9338 Arlington, VA 22209

68--JUMPSTART 2000-deadline is January 14th for a group (team) project for a solution to a 21st century problem-awards of $500 plus a trip to Washington, DC are possible. Send to 105 Terry Drive Suite 120 Newtown, PA 18940-3425

69--MENSA-awards from $250 to $1,000 based on 550 word or less essay describiing academic/career goals. Must be U.S. Citizen. Requests by December 18th; Scholarship deadline is January 15th. Joanne Sullivan 1000 Church St. St. Johns MI 48879

13th annual Christopher's Poster Contest-January 24th Deadline-$1,000 award possible; You can make a Difference theme; Grades 9-12

70--MICHIGAN SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS-Deadline is Jan.13th; Scholarships (36)range from $1,000-3,000. 36 scholarships awarded last year in Michigan. Essay: How I was influenced to pursue an Engineering career is 250 words. Must enter an Engineering program at GMI, Michigan, Oakland, Wayne St., Michigan Tech, Lawrence Tech, U-D Mercy, Calvin, or MSU. Must have a 3.0 GPA and 26 on ACT to qualify. or 517-487-9388 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 517-487-9388 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Wal Mart Scholarship-January 20, 2006

71--TYLENOL BRAND SCHOLARSHIP-April 30th deadline/160 awards of $1,000 to $10,000. Must major in a health related

72--SERVICE MERCHANDISE-100 Non-refundable scholarships of $500 each/Jan. 15th deadline. Pick up at your local Service Merchandise store.

73--WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION-Up to $10,000 awarded to HS Seniors planning careers in Gov't Service(City, State,County or Federal)Jan. 1 deadline and one page essay

74--DEPAUL UNIVERSITY (CHICAGO, IL) Seeks debaters for scholarships ranging between $6,000-36,000; call 1-800-4DEPAUL begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-4DEPAUL end_of_the_skype_highlighting for application which must be in by January 15th deadline

75--ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT-deadline is January 14, 2006. Financial need 20% must be demonstrated. Leadership-35%, and Scholarship-45% student statement-350 words or less and parent statement-200 words or less plus FAFSA equilvalent. 494 awards of $1,000-renewable ($4,000 total); 2 awards of $60,000 yearly-2 awards of $40,000 and 2 awards of $20,000. Clyde Carnegie 1616 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48915 517-372-1206 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 517-372-1206 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

76--MSU DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI COMPETITION-44TH held on February 4-5&11-12/$9600 per year-10 recipients/place your reservation by Jan. 15th/$75 lodging or $35 without lodging/2 hour exam covers math/science/humanities/social science 800-968-2238 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-968-2238 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Spartan Travel

77--DETROIT NEWS/HOME GAMES-deadline is Jan.17th-postmark/GPAof 3.5 or above/live in Oakland/Macomb/Washtenaw/Monroe/St. Clair/Wayne/Livingston counties/$1,000 award/Judged on leadership-15%/school &community involvement-15%/recognition&honors (athletic)-15%/academic recog.& honors/developmental experiences-15% and academic performances-GPA=25%

78--FULBRIGHT YOUNG ESSAYIST AWARDS-deadline-Jan.11th 12 students will recieve savings bonds of $500-2500 in grades 7-12. questions vary. Contact: AYAW 555 Broadway NY, NY 10012-3999 or call 212-343-6493 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 212-343-6493 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

79--DURACELL/NSTA-students in grades 6-12 compete individually or in teams of two for up to $20,000 in savings bonds. Teachers can also achieve up to $2,000 in gift certificates. call 888-255-4242 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888-255-4242 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

80--LEGRAND SMITH-deadlines January 20th local congressman, Nick Smith, offers $150 for HS seniors; P.O.Box 708 Jackson, MI 49201 or call 517-849-2368 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 517-849-2368 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 783-4486.

149--GATES MILLENIUM SCHOLARS-Yes, Bill Gates (MICROSOFT) is finally going to spend some of his money! This will enable 20,000 young americans to attend undergraduate and graduate institutions. Must have a 3.3 GPA and be of African-American, American Indian, Asian American or Hispanic descent. January 26th Deadline! 877-690-4677 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 877-690-4677 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

United Negro Scholarship Fund

Michigan 4-H

Miss Michigan


Community Foundation of SE Michigan



Key Club

DUPONT Challenge-non-public school students-January 24th deadline-51 awards of $50-1500-700-1000 word essay on scientific or technological development that captured your attention. Grades 7-12

81--AID ASSOCIATION FOR LUTHERANS (AAL)--This is available for policy holders of AAL life insurance/annuity owners ONLY! IF you(or Mom/Dad)are one then call 1-800-372-8236 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-372-8236 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for an application January 25th deadline.

82--WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY-Department of theatre interviews/auditions on Jan. 25th for majors in art, dance, debate/forensics, music, and theatre. portfolio deadlines vary; 3.0 GPA required for Theatre incentive scholars.

83-NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY-January 28th DL. National Honor Society chapters may nominate for scholorships two senior chapter members who have shown outstanding character, earned good grades, performed community service, and demonstrated strong leadership skills. Sponsered by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, this program awards 250 scholarships of $1,000 each. For more information, contact: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Department of Student Activities, 1904 Association Dr. Reston, VA 20191-1537; (703) 860-0200; fax (703) 476-5432; e-mail dsa@; Also, Sylvan Scholars-for NHS Juniors-$1,000 up to $10,000

84--Architecture Design- January 30th DL. The New Jersey Institute of Technology's School of Architeture sponsers the 1999 National Architecture Design Competition for High School students. Participants design a community pool for thier hometown. The top prize is a five-year scholarship to NJIT's School of Architecture. Second prize is a five-year, half-tution scholarship; four third prize winners recieve $250 cash awards. For more information , contact: Craig Konyk, Competition Cooridinator, School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982 (201) 596-3080 fax (201) 596-8296 e-mail:

85--ANHEUSER-BUSCH THEME PARKS-PLEDGE & A PROMISE-K-12 students +college may earn up to $12,500 for student-led Environmental projects;contact Sea World of Florida 7007 Sea World Drive Orlando, FL 32821 (Jan. 31st deadline)

86--UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO LEADERSHIP PROGRAM-50 incoming freshman selected/must have a 3.0 GPA and ACT of 21 or SAT of 100/$1,000 award/500 word essay/deadlines Jan.31st

87--ECONOMIC CLUB OF DETROIT/COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN-$2,000 Award-2 awarded--Jan 31th deadline-one nomination per school--nominee will have until April 1 to complete aplication 3.2 GPA to qualify; must maintain a 2.5 in college to renew.

Lansing Community College-January 31st Deadline


Albion College: February 1st Deadline for application; Trustee Scholarship (full tuition-renewable for 4 years for National Merit Scholarship finalists), Presidential Recognition-renewable for 4 years-3.9 GPA+30 on ACT, Webster Scholarship-renewable for 4 years-3.6 GPA+27 ACT, Briton Scholarship-renewable for 4 years-3.2 GPA+22 on ACT, Associate of Arts Excellence Award-renewable for 2 years-3.1 GPA from community college, Merit Based Scholarships-$3,500 to full tuition, Dow Chemical-$16,000-$4,000 yearly for 4 years for students majoring in chemistry-February 15th deadline, Kammer Scholarship-major in physics-$1,000-February 22nd deadline.

Aquinas College-Spectrum Scholarship Competition-$7,500 merit scholarship each year, National Merit Semi-Finalist/Valedictorian-$1,000 yearly renewable for 4 years-February 16th Deadline

Grand Valley State University-Admission by February 1st; Presidential: 3.8 GPA+32 ACT-$3-6,000 yearly, Freshman Awards for Excellence-$1,000-3.5 GPA+26 on ACT, Faculty Scholarship-3.5 GPA+29 ACT, University Distinguished-3.1 GPA+20 ACT, Stephenson-3.4 GPA, Price Minority-3.1 GPA+20 ACT=$100-3,000, Eberhard Business-3.5 GPA+29 ACT, Seidman Business, etc.

88--TOSHIBA/NSTA-National Science Teacher's Ass. EXPLORAVISION-is open to all K-12 students;$20,000 savings bond. Students work in teams with a Science teacher-advisor to envision what a form of technology might look like in 20 years. Call 1-800-EXPLORE-9 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-EXPLORE-9 end_of_the_skype_highlighting February 3rd deadline.

Mercedes Benz Scholarship-February 10, 2006

89--Travel- February 15th DL. EF eduational tours announces the EF global citizen awards, a scholarship program for high school seniors. Ten U.S. students each recieve a $1,000 scholarship and a 10 day expenses paid educational tour of London and Paris. Applicants must be nominated by their schools and write an essay about what it means to be a global citizen. For more information contact: Global citizen Program, EF educational Tours Center Boston, ONE Eduation St. Cambridge, MA 02141-1883; (800) 637- 8222; e-mail:;

90--AMERICAN LEGION-Oratorical contest deadlines-February 21st; up to $18,000 may be earned plus a trip to Indianapolis in April; held at local Legion office Brewer(1) &Wilson(20) Scholarships are $500 each/deadline-Feb.1 for Michigan residents who are children of War Veterans; Nursing/Physical or Respritory Therapist Scholarship-D.L. March 15;$500 to child of a war veteran/non-renewable/top 25% of class National Presidents Scholarship-March 11/50 hrs. community svc. Plus essay of up to 1,000 words: Restoring America's Values: A citizens contribution/also Clergy letter of recommendation up to $2,500 award. Also, programs for June 19-26, 2000: Boy's & Girl's state for Junior HS leaders-scholarships may be earned through participation Finally, Aug.-1999: program for student troopers/Michigan State Police ( or

91--TIME EDUCATION PROGRAM-Student Writing and Art Contest/Feb. 1st deadline/writing awards of up to $5,000 for grades 9-12 submitting expository writing of 500-750 words on: the nation,the world, or ethics. Art contest awards up to $3,000 for political cartoons or cover design.Write: Box 1000 Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

92--MEEMIC FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION- Send written request for application to: P.O. Box 214925 Auburn Hills, MI 48321-4925. Deadline is Feb. 1st. $1,000 non-renewable award for college bound sons/daughters of educational employees. Must have a 3.25 GPA to qualify/HS senior/Mich.resident

93--CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY offers $800 per school year renewable up to 4 years for $3,200 total award for a number of Special Talented people in their Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts Department (Theatre and Interpretation). Deadline is February 15th. Auditions/interviews are February 25th & 26th

94--R.C . EASLEY-National Academy of American Scholars N.A.A.S. 1249 S. Diamond Bar Blvd. #325 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 Feb.1st deadline; must take SAT or ACT to and have a 2.0 GPA up to a $10,000 award for HS seniors.

95--BROADCAST MUSIC INC.(BMI)-Contest open for students in High School through 26 years of age. Awards from $500-2500/deadlines in early Feb. Write: BMI 320 W. 57th st. NY, NY 10019

96--NATIONAL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST-United States Institute of peace-13th annual competition state winners earn $750; National winners earn $5,000/2500/1000. Essay is up to 1500 words/February 2, 2005! Model of previous winning essays are online

97--THE STATE NEWS offers 2 awards of $2,000 per year for students interested in journalism or advertising careers. Deadline is February 8th! Award recipients must be going to Michigan State and maintain a 3.0 GPA; call 888-325-8820 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888-325-8820 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for questions.

98--MEA SCHOLARSHIP FUND-February 10,2006 DL/academic achievement, extra-curriculars, school and community service/financial need are criterias or selection/$1500 award! 19 students received awards in 2002.

99--HALLISSEY, DAVID J. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-$1,500 award-2 awards/deadline-Feb. 14th-5pm/must enter Univ. of MI as a freshmen and be top 2% of graduating class or have an ACT score of 31/SAT of 1400; other awards include: Harold du Charme-$1,000 and Frederick C. Matthaei-$1,000-(5 regions)

100--USA WEEKEND STUDENT FICTION CONTEST-Deadline is February 12th-$1,500 award-no more than 1000 words for grades 9-12; or 535 Madison Ave. NY, NY 10022

101--USA ESSAY CONTEST-DARE TO PLAY FAIR-visit for contest information deadlines on February 16th; 500 words or less on any aspect of ethics and sportsmanship in society. 306 Adams Hall-University of Rhode Island P.O.Box 104 Kingston, RI 02881-0104

102--MICHIGAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH (MISMER)-Essay: How has biomedical research using animals benefitted an animal, you, or someone you know./deadline-Feb. 14/grades 6-12/400 middle school-750 high school words on essay/$350 savings bond(teachers of two students recieve $100).

103--READING IS EVERYTHING-essay contest/Scott Foresman/Grades K-6/$1,000 in educational materials for school/500 words max.-How you've made a difference as a reading teacher?/10 grand prize winners go to San Diego May 3-6/February 14th Deadline

104--FFA has 320 corporations offering more than $1.5 million in scholarships. Deadline is February 15th! Applications evaluated by academic achievement (GPA, ACT or SAT, class rank), Leadership (FFA activities, Community activities) and Supervised Agricultural Experience.

DAR-Daughters of the American Revolution offers several scholarships that deadline on February 15th. The Griswold scholarship awards $1,000 to a student planning on majoring in political science, history, government or economics. The Caldwell scholarship is for a student planning on graduate study in historical preservation ($2,000). The Holt scholarship is for nursing ($500) as is the Cogswell scholarship; the Occupational Therapy scholarship is $500. The Dunn scholarship is $2,000 for a child of a DAR member and this can be renewable for up to 4 years. Finally, the American History scholarship is up to $2,000 who plans to major in U.S. History. or 336-674-5777 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 336-674-5777 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 4929 Warfield Drive Greensboro, NC 27406-8338

105--UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE-JOE GIBBS SCHOLARSHIP-February 19th competition in Glendale Heights, IL for Auto/Diesel/Motorcycle and HVAC/R.

106--CARGILL SCHOLARSHIP-If 50% of income is from farming, $1,000 non-renewable award; must demonstrate financial need. February 15th Deadline

Abonmarche Technical Merit Scholarship-Two $500 scholarships to 2 Michigan/Indiana HS seniors-Why are you interested in becoming an architect, engineer or land surveyor? February 18th deadline; 3.0 GPA

Art Institutes National Portfolio Review Competition-Deadline is February 14th; each of 26 schools chooses 10 contenders for regional competition submitting portfolio by March 10th; $3,000 for regional winner. Call 888-328-7900 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888-328-7900 end_of_the_skype_highlighting $200,000 in total awards

107--Chemistry Scholarhips-February 15 DL. The American Chemical Society Scholars Program invites African American, Hispanic, and Native American high school seniors to apply for scholarships of up to $2,500. They must intend to major in some kind of chemical related science in preparation for a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology Contact: American Chemical Society Scholars Program, 1155 16th st. N.W., Washington DC 20036; (800) 227-5558 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (800) 227-5558 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, ext. 6250;

108--NORELCO REFLEX ACTION TRIPLEHEADER-Feb. 15 deadline/Scholastic Coach & Athlete Director Magazines sponsor one or two student to earn a $10,000 scholarship. Regional winners win $!,000-(5 regions in U.S.)

109--EASTERN MICHIGAN MERIT LEADERSHIP AWARD-Must have a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 and be involved in school leadership activities/must attend leadership Institure on Feb. 15/$600 award.

111--ROBOTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION-December 11th-1 page abstract due; Final papers due on February 19-3 $1,000 awards-technical problem-solution involves robotics-(734)994-6088

112--FEDERAL PELL GRANT-Up to $4,000 for 2005/2006 school year/get your FAFSA in by Feb 21st!!!


Every college/university determines their need based and many non-need based scholarship awards on information that is submitted on the FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is your ticket for scholarships, grants, loans, etc. at the university/college you attend. Parents who claim you as a dependent (exemption) must submit asset/liability/income/expense information for previous calendar year. For Financial Aid, check out

113--FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM- Undergraduates with exceptional $ need $100 to $4,000/Get your FAFSA in by February 20th!!!

114--MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIP-Must have scores 90 or above on all 4 parts of ACT(cumulative) and taken test during April/June/October/December-2005 to qualify as a semi-finalist/must complete FAFSA form by Feb 20, 2006 and have a copy sent to the Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority to qualify. Call 1-888-447-2687x13580 ($1,200 yearly renewable for 4 years).


Scholarship/Loan Opportunities Amount Limits
Michigan Education Trust (MET) n/a Newborn to 10th grade; 9 years to complete college
Michigan Education Savings Program n/a 529 Savings Plan; Minimum $25 monthly-$600 first year receives $200 matching
Michigan Merit Award $2,500 1 time/Non-Renewable; $1,000 if out of state; 4 years to spend the monies
Michigan Competitive Scholarship ($2,750 at private) $1,300 4 yrs.$5,200 Renewable($11,000 at private colleges); 23 on ACT(90 total)+demonstrated financial need; 2.0 gpa to renew
Michigan Tuition Grant $2,750 n/a
PASS-Postsecondary Access Student Scholarship $500 Program leading to an Associate's Degree; <22 yrs. Old
Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)-Medicaid eligible n/a All Tuition+Fees first in Associate's Degree program; $2,000 in 3rd and 4th year
Federal Pell Grant $4,000 n/a
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant $4,000 SEOG
Federal Work Study n/a Newborn to 10th grade; 9 years to complete college
Subsidized Stafford Loan $2,625 1st year; $3,500 2nd year; $5,500 3rd&4th years; $8,500 Graduate; $65,500 aggregate limit
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan $2,625 1st year; $3,500 2nd year; $5,500 3rd&4th years; $8,500 Graduate; $65,500 aggregate limit
MI-Loan n/a $125,000 aggregate; 6.95% fixed; 6.63% variable
PLUS Loan $6,625 1st year; $7,500 2nd year; $10,500 3rd&4th years
Interest Rate 8.25% 4.06% if in repayment
Americorps 4,725 $9,500 Limit
U.S.Army $65,000 4 yrs. Enlistment repayment assistance; Reserve=$20,000
National Guard n/a n/a
Michigan Nursing Scholarship $4,000 Renewable for 4 years; must work in a Michigan health facility for each year awarded
Carl D. Perkins Vocational/Applied Technology Act n/a Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker
Police Officer/Firefighter Survivor Tuition Act n/a Spouse/Child (under 21) Survivor--Tuition

116--RIGHT START, INC. is offering $15,000 each day until February 20th. The first recipient will be selected on February 26th. Log on to to register for 22 scholarships.Enter as many times as you'd like!

117--MSU CREATIVE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION-February 26th Deadline. Art, Creative Writing and Theatre $3,000 per year

118--USA TODAY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM/$2500 cash ot 20 students on first team/only one nominee per school. Selective/Due February 20th

120--NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION-do an essay or a poster answering: What in the world is financial literacy? deadlines Feb. 28th. Call 303-220-4847 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 303-220-4847 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for more details. (E-mail to

121--HORACE MANN SCHOLARSHIPS-Feb. 28 deadline/3.0 GPA/23 on ACT or 1100 on SAT to qualify for $40,000 in awards for HS senior, daughter/son of Public school/college employees. Write: P.O. Box 20490 Springfield, IL 62708 or

122--CHRYSLER CORPORATION-$1,000 available for children of Chrysler employees/deadline: Feb. 28

123--PURDUE UNIVERSITY/KELLOGG'S FRESHMAN SCHOLAR-$3,000 Scholarship/Deadline is February 28th for HS senior who plans to study Food Science/Nutrition & Foods/Food Engineering or Manufacturing/3.4 GPA/Pick up in Counseling office.

124--The Doublemint Aces for Campus Excellence Grant is open to students between the ages of 18 and 25. You must submit a nomination consisting of a 500 word or less essay, or a five minute or less VHS videocassette that details your contributions and achievements to your campus or community. You must be a legal resident of the United States and be attending an accredited two-year or four-year college or university to be considered for this award. Campus organizations are also eligible. The grant must be used to further your or your organizations contributions to the campus and/or community. February 18th Deadline; 50 awards from $1-11,000

175--SCOTTISH RITE OF FREEMASONRY-3.0=GPA/ACT of 22 or SAT of 1030/19 scholarships of $1,000 each/February 29th DL/2 letters of recommendation/Must request applications at: 500 Temple Ave. Detroit 48201-2693/E-Mail: or fax 313-831-8656 or call 313-831-7072 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 313-831-7072 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

AFSA-American Foreign Service Association-February 6th deadline

Courageous Persuaders-February 28th deadline

Choose or Lose MTV TRL contest: 300 word-dedicate life to public service-$5,000 award


Duct Tape Prom Contest: March 7-June 10, 2005-$2,500 per person

125--PHI BETA KAPPA (DETROIT ASSOCIATION) -This award deadlines March 1st and is for any Senior who has at least a 3.75 GPA in Core classes(English, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Lang., and lab. sciences)in 10,11,and 12th grades.53rd Honors Convocation honoring award recipients is April 28th at 8:00 @ Cobo Hall.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST-$750-2,500 award-3 awards-1,000 word essay on an important global issue-Grades 9-12 in corresponsence program

WAL-MART COMPETITIVE EDGE: 3.5 GPA/27 ACT qualifies; March 1st Deadline

NALS-National Association of Legal Professionals offers $1,000 award-3.0 GPA-March 7, 2005 deadline; Joyce Soule 517-371-8257 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 517-371-8257 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

MAEO-MICHIGAN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION-offers 20 $500 scholarships; advocate must be a MAEO member; March 12th Deadline

127--KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS:PRO DEO AND PRO PATRIA-62 Scholars of $1500 each for children of current /deceased member of Knight's of Columbus/attending Catholic University (UD-Mercy/ect.) March 1st deadline/contact P.O. Box 1670 New Haven, CT 06507-0901

129--NATIONAL ALIANCE FOR SCHOLASTIC ACIEVEMENT S.A.S.E.-to 15756 La Forge St. #570 Whittier, CA 90603-2334 deadlines March 6th/ 2.75 GPA/ACTor SAT/Essay/ Recommendation up to $15,000 awarded; $15 application fee

130--NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION-offers HS Seniors accepted into a hospitality related postsecondary program and have a 2.75 GPA-$2,000 award-call 800-765-2122 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-765-2122 end_of_the_skype_highlighting March 1st Deadline

American Society of Civil Engineers/Michigan Section/Lansing-Jackson Branch: March 1st Deadline $800 award; Lisa Schultz 810-797-5537 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 810-797-5537 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 3591 Hadley Rd. Metamora, MI 48455

131--PARKE-DAVIS/PFIZER-Epilepsy Scholarship-HS Seniors with epilepsy-16 awards of $3,000 each;call 800-292-7373 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-292-7373 end_of_the_skype_highlighting March 1st Deadline

132--PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ALUMNI BOOK AWARD-deadline is March 20th for this selective award for an outstanding Junior-Lindsay Bray 313-496-7695 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 313-496-7695 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 248-723-8643 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 248-723-8643 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

133--EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP-Deadline is March 7/$500 per year for 4 years for children or grandchildren or EMU Alumni/Must have a 3.0 GPA for renewal and initial eligibility/250 word essay stating why you deserve this award.

134--USA WEEKEND/STUDENT FICTION CONTEST-3rd Annual Original story 1,000-1,500 words/D.L. March 7th/$2,000 award/Grades 9-12/send to: D.L.Blair Box 4313 Blair, NE 68009-4313

135--KAPLAN/NEWSWEEK "MY TURN" ESSAY CONTEST-March 1st Deadline/500-1,000 word essay-topic of your choice; $5,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd and other awards. call 1-800-KAP-TEST begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-KAP-TEST end_of_the_skype_highlighting 2005 Winners

136--MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI CLUB-$1,000 award/non-renewable/GPA= 3.5/March 10th D.L.

137--EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY--Alumni Scholarship-children/grandchildren of EMU Alumni/$500 award renewable for 4 years=$2,000 total March 10th Deadline

138--5th Annual SAMMY Awards-$7,500 for student-athletes judged on academic performance (35%), leadership (15%), athletic excellence (35%) and community service (15%) 800-872-8050 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-872-8050 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Deadline is March 8th! for a packet/nomination kit

139--GRAND VALLEY-Seidman School of Business offers Scholarships for students with a 3.4 GPA ($500 award) and 28 ACT ($1,000 award). March 15 D.L.

140--GLENN MILLER SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION-22nd Audition tape submitted by March 15th /10 vacalists+10 instrumentalists to be chosen for finals in Clarinda, Iowa on June 12-15/$1500 award possible/5 minute audiotape

141--BEST BUY-is now sponsoring 355 community volunteer service awards of $500 each. Deadline is March 15th!

143--ESPN SPORTSFIGURES SCHOLARSHIP-Submit to Mr. Taylor by March 8th/$2,500 non-renewable/12 winners-6 female/6 male. Criteria is academic achievement (60%), service to school/community (20%) and leadership in interscholastic sports (20%). P.O.Box 5439 Blair, NE 68009-5439

144--DETROIT NEWS/Catch-Outstanding High School graduate recognition program-deadline is March 14th; 200 word essay describing most outstanding academic accomplishment; must be nominated by a teacher in Art, Health, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, World Studies, Journalism or Vocational-Technical Education. There is a category of recognition for Special Distinction: Against All Odds. 800-678-4115 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-678-4115 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

145--HARVEST EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION has several scholarships & grants for students seeking careers in the manufactured housing, recreation vehicle and campground industries. March 15th Deadline! 200-300 word essay on career goals required; 586-752-6066 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 586-752-6066 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

146--MASSP/DETROIT FREE PRESS/ROBERT C. BYRD HONORS SCHOLARSHIP-Nominations by HS principals for $1,500 each year for 4 years for 250 awardees; 1 per school. Contact 1-888-4-GRANTS begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-4-GRANTS end_of_the_skype_highlighting (Hazem M. winner for 2003)

147--SKIRBALL ESSAY CONTEST-March 13th deadline/$20,000 in prizes for grades 10-12-Essay is "What do U.S. History and literature teach us about sacrifice and values worth dying for?"

NFIB FREE ENTERPRISE SCHOLAR AWARDS--March 15th deadline; 202-314-2018 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-314-2018 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or; P.O.Box 22492 Nashville, TN 37202; 100 awards of $1,000 each

148--PRESIDENT'S STUDENT SERVICE CHALLENGE-offers $1,000 scholarship for two students-junior/senior who serve 100 hours of community service. Corporation for National Service provides $500 matched with $500 from the community. 888-275-5018 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888-275-5018 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

150--WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-offers several scholarships that deadline on March 15th in their department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. The Ellinger ($400), Hutt ($500), IE/EM ($1500) and Clausing ($1000) offers some one-time and renewable opportunities for students pursuing this program at WMU.

207--AMERICORPS-March 15th Deadline-NCCC-National Civilian Community Corps-receive room & board, a living allowance, health care and education award of $4,725 and comprehensive skills training in construction, tutoring, environmental conservation, first aid and much more. 1-800-942-2677 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-942-2677 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

151--HUDSON'S PROJECT IMAGINE SCHOLARSHIP-$1,000 for school if you are going to study the arts-actor, musician or artist! Applications available at Briarwood Hudson's-check in the New Attitudes/Young Men's departments

152--FOOTACTION USA-deadline-March 19/$1,500-5,000/Trip included-Essay: Describe how athletics and education have affected your life! 20 awards of $1500/4 grand prizes of $5000 plus trip/Applications in Counseling or call 1-800-521-2123 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-521-2123 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

153--SEAR'S CRAFTSMAN/NSTA-students in grades 3-8 design, build or modify a tool. $5,000 savings bond for 12 regional winners+one $5,000 national winner. Call 1-800-494-4994 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-494-4994 end_of_the_skype_highlighting March 19th Deadline

154--OCEAN SPRAY BEST OF THE BEST-10 $10,000 Scholarships-5 male/5 female winners/Pick up at local Kroger's store/deadline?/Trip to final 4/essay<500 words.1-800-662-3263 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-662-3263 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

155--RE-BOOT YOUR MIND CONTEST-Business software alliance-March 22 deadline/students in grades 6-12 design a computer screen saver that encourages respect for software-management ethics plus an essay is required on software protection. Contact Kim Willard at 202-872-5500 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-872-5500 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

156-AMERICAN POLISH ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION-($500)/3.0 gpa/ polish decent/2 letters of recommendation/March 27 D.L.

157--SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS-MICHIGAN TECH-Selective award for female students-2 seniors/1 junior--March 15th Deadline

158--SALLIE MAE is offering 50 scholarships of $1,000 each. Deadline is March 31th! Apply on-line at

159--SCHERING/KEY "WILL TO WIN" ASTHMA ATHLETE-Up to $10,000 awarded/Asthma sufferer wirh ourstanding athletic and academic record/Educational & Career Goals letter-one page. Pick up in Counseling Office or call 1-800-558-7305 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-558-7305 end_of_the_skype_highlighting March 31 DL.

206--Nick Smith, U.S. House Representative from the 7th District has information available for the PAGE PROGRAM. Deadline for application is March 6, 2003. Must have a B or better GPA and be at least 16 years old. Appointment is either for Summer or full year school program.

Mervyn's Local Hero Scholarship: 1 award of $10,000; 4 awards of $5,000, 270 awards of $1,000 each. Applications at Lansing Mall store or call 517-349-7165 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 517-349-7165 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; must be postmarked by March 30th MERVYN'S LOCAL HERO-269 awards of $1,000-10,000 for extra-curricular achievements for HS seniors in Michigan.

160-AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION-MAIA CHAPTER-Deadline is March 31st for the Stephen Blufton Memorial Education Fund. Must have a 2.5 GPA and be a USA citizen, resident of Washtenaw County (or Pinckney/Hamburg) $2,000 Award! Sorry, guys, Women only!

176--SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS-13th annual/One outstanding senior female pursuing an engineering degree is nominated for this award-Madam Curie; also, 3 top senior women are nominated for a certificate in Math/Science. The Detroit Section also offers 9 $1,000 and 2 $500 awards to some of these outstanding women-March 17th DL for Madam Curie; May 15 for national awards

GLARSP Scholarship: March 12th Deadline; Mrs. Elena Ottens 372-6002; must have a 3.0 GPA $500 award; one time award from retired school personnel from East Lansing, Lansing Eastern, Everett, Sexton and Waverly

NFIB-National Federation of Independent Businesses-Free Enterprise Scholars Award-$1,000, March 15th Deadline; call 800-552-6342 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-552-6342 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Lansing Youth Exchange Foundation-March 22nd Deadline; Richard STuckman 2310 Hanover Dr. Lansing, MI 48911; 800-1200 word essay: America's Young Patriot's-Believing and Achieving for a better America. $1,000 award

Michigan Retailers Association-12 one year scholarships range from $500-1000; March 15th deadline; for dependent sons and daughters of MRA member businessess or part-time employees who are full-time students, access code: MIRA

196--CARL PARSELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND-March 10th is the deadline for immediate family of Police, Firefighters, and public employees of the state, county, township, municipal or villages. $1,000 award! 800-368-1159 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-368-1159 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

161--CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND: $170 Million is availabe to provide 40,000 four year partial scholarships for low-income families in 43 cities and 3 states including Michigan. Call 1-800-805-KIDS begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-805-KIDS end_of_the_skype_highlighting(5437) for March 31st Deadline, $600-1600 awards depending on family size, income and school chosen. 3500 eligible in Michigan/no qualifications-for anyone regardless of academic achievements and/or income/poverty level. Random drawing is to be held on April 22nd.

Meijer's Family Educational Trust: $500 yearly renewable for 5 years ($2,500) for children of Meijer's employees. March 30th deadline+FAFSA

Michigan State Trooper's Assistance Fund-March 31st Deadline

169--MICHIGAN MERIT AWARD, from the $8 billion tobacco settlement($330+ million yearly for 25 years). It gives $2,500 scholarships to high school students who pass ALL HIGH SCHOOL MEAP TESTS in reading, writing, science and math at Level I or Level II and attend a State of Michigan college, university or vocational school ($1,000 for out of state). An additional $500 would be awarded if students also passed all 7th and 8th grade MEAP tests in the same areas(beginning with the Class of 2005). 1-888-956-3748 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-956-3748 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. We will be testing during March 20-31, 2006 for senior students who wish to re-take the exams to "raise their level" to qualify, but also for other high school students in 10th and 11th grade who choose to participate. 178 students at East Lansing High School have already qualified for the Class of 2003, and 178 so far for the Class of 2006. Note: Governor Granholm has asked these be paid in two $1,250 installments over the next two year; alternate qualifications include ACT Work Keys, 24 composite on ACT or 1170 on SAT I (old version) with at least two of the assessments at Level II or above .


Food Allergy Contest: April 1st deadline-500-1000 word essay-$1,500 award-How a food allergy has made a difference in my life

Holocaust Remembrance Project-April 15 deadline-1200 word essay-Trip to Washington, DC plus $1-5,000 scholarship award 30th deadline-$2,000 award-250-750 word essay

162--VIDEO CONTEST-"THOUGHTS & DREAMS"-VIDEONICS-Grades 7-12-$2,000 Grand Prize+School gets an editing studio. Videos on VHS tape-5 min. or less/10 schools awarded prizes. Call 1-800-338-EDIT/April 1st DL/

163--YOSHIYAMA AWARD/HITACHI FOUNDATION-April 1st is the deadline for this selective scholarship award for a deserving student recognizing their exemplary service in the community. $5,000 gift for 11 winners. 202-457-0588 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-457-0588 end_of_the_skype_highlighting P.O.Box 19247 Washington DC 20036

165--ROSA PARKS SCHOLARSHIP-($2,000 AWARDED)-April 1st deadline-Essay of 250 words or less:"What makes you a Rosa Parks Scholar?" (Compare your life with hers)-must have a 3.0 GPA.3 letters of recommendation/ACT or SAT results/Pick up in Counseling office. This year there will be 42 high school seniors awarded $2,000 each. Rosa Parks Scholarship

Call 800-766-3247 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-766-3247 end_of_the_skype_highlighting! P.O.Box 950 Detroit, MI 48231

2006 Rosa Parks Winners

2005 Rosa Parks winners

Rosa Parks 2004 Scholarship Winners

166--EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PHOTO CONTEST-Deadline is April 1st/5x7 or 8x10 photo in Black&White or color/up to $500

Legal Assistants Section-State Bar of Michigan; April 1st Deadline, 250 to 1000 word essay of career goals/desires to Tracey Hammond, Diversified Paralegal Services, LLC P.O.Box 647 Perry, MI 48872 (517)230-1038. At least two non-renewable awards of $250 to 2,000 for "C" average students enrolled or enrolling in legal assistants programs

Michigan Retailers Association has 12 scholarships from $500 to $1000; April 1st deadline or 800-366-3699 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-366-3699 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for Retha Lachance 603 South Washington Ave. Lansing, MI 48933 372-5656

Betsy Stover Fagan Memorial Scholarship: $750 to an East Lansing Senior. One time award! She was a 1972 graduate that died of a brain tumor in 1978 after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1976. Of 19 recipients of the award, 5 have gone to the University of Michigan and 5 to MSU.

Chubb/Hayes/Freeman Scholarship-April 18th Deadline; Capital Area School Employees Credit Union(517)393-7710x1001 500 word essay how financial literacy of students may be improved within my school

167--LOUISE MOONEY COLLINS CREATIVE WRITING SCHOLARSHIP-Deadline is April 3rd! $3,000 first prize for 3 students per school (11th or 12th grade) in SE Michigan-Call 248-699-4253x1554 or write Alesia Lawson, Gale Group 27500 Drake Rd. Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3535

168--AYN RAND INSTITUTE- $20,000 in Prize $/20 prizes/Top prize =$5,000/For 11th & 12th graders:The Fountainhead (Deadline April 15)/Essay of 800-1600 words (compare/contrast characters in novel)/9th & 10th graders: The Anthem (April 1st deadline) Essay of 600-1200 words.(Pick from 3 topics)

East Lansing Rotary: $4,000 raised yearly for Joe Gross Scholarship, International Youth Exchange, Life Leadership Conferences, Job Shadowing, etc. Contact Barb Larson at 483-1724 or 339-4741

128--CONCLAVE SCHOLARSHIP-SPECS HOWARD SCHOOL-deadline is April 14th/Cassette-Audio/Script is on application plus describe most exciting moment/most inspiring person/introduce a favorite musical artist and song/express career goal and how you plan to attain it/Full tuition + books ($16,000 potential)

Charnon Scholarship-$1,500-April 15th deadline-demonstrate commitment in a 500-100 word essay

Delta Kappa Gamma-Janet Culver Grant-3.0 GPA with intention of becoming an educator. April 16th Deadline Three $400 awards--Nancy Cuddeback 332-6283

170--JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE-has several scholarships including departmental scholarships (12 departments, 2 from each dept.; due March 17th); talent scholarships (12 for journalism; 8 for forensics/debate and 48 for Michigan School of the Arts-Theatre, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music and Visual Arts), Nursing and Allied Health (3.0 GPA for each to qualify; June 6th Deadline). Mr. Taylor has a list of 33 other private scholarships offered at JCC with due dates of April 1st. Additional information may be obtained by calling 517-787-0800x8112

171--AAA-SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM-April 4th deadline/Selective-one applicant per school/give applications to Mr. Taylor;$1,000 awarded. must show proof of Safety Patrol participation/good academic standing/strong involvement in community service/extra curricular

171--AAA-SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM-April 4th deadline/Selective-one applicant per school/give applications to Mr. Taylor;$1,000 awarded. must show proof of Safety Patrol participation/good academic standing/strong involvement in community service/extra curricular activities/3.0 GPA/21 on ACT or 950 on SAT.

172--RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL-P.A.A.R.S.P.-$1,000 scholarship for one student from Washtenaw County/GPA=2.5-3.2, if lower or higher need not apply/2 letters of recommendation/April 8 DL

NALS of Michigan--B average/2 $1,000 Scholarships--April 27th Deadline

173--VSA PLAYWRIGHT DISCOVERY PROGRAM--Individuals with disabilities aged 25 and under are invited to write a script that addresses how disabilities shape the human experience. Call 1-800-933-8721 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-933-8721 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or E-mail: /April 14th DL/2 winners have a plays produced at the JFK Center for Performing arts

174--AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY-Deadline is April 16th! $1,000 award for student who has been diagnosed with cancer prior to the age of 21; for a Michigan/Indiana college, university. Contact 800-227-2345 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-227-2345 end_of_the_skype_highlighting OR 800-723-0360 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-723-0360 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

177--ACTIONS SPEAK-Future Business Leaders of America/One $5,000 and 5-$800 scholarships for seniors involved in supporting their schools/communities thru fund-raising efforts./Send descritption of project/2 letters of recommendation to FBLA 1912 Association Drive Reston,VA 20191/April 15th DL

178--WXYZ-TV has a selective award for only one student. The 23nd annual Brightest and Best program highlights a series of 60 second public service announcements featuring one student from assorted Detroit Metro area high schools. The picnic is held on Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 a.m., but the deadline to submit the student is on April 15th! Karen Podrasky P.O.Box 789 Southfield, MI 48037-0789 (248)827-9296 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (248)827-9296 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

179--FOCUS HOPE'S 19TH JOURNALISM OLYMPICS-April 16th/11th & 12th grade students participate for an intense day/must register by March 27th/Awards include medals and up to $2,000 at May ceremony on WDIV-Channel 4 in Detroit.

180--FARM CREDIT SERVICES OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN-AG Scholarship-$1,200 award to HS senior that is son/daughter of Farm Credit Services member-contact Roger Russell at 517-263-9798x225 Deadline is April 17th

American Cancer Society College Scholarship Program-800-723-0360; April 16th Deadline Students with a history of cancer

MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan: Textbook Scholarship $500; April 20th deadline P.O.Box 4946 East Lansing, MI 48826 or call 355-8314

Junior League of Lansing: April 22nd Deadline Call 517-324-3734 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 517-324-3734 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or write: 271 Woodland Pass Centre, Suite 115 East Lansing, MI 48823

Delta Sigma Theta-April 18th Deadline; 2.3 GPA Lansing Area Student; 5451 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing, MI 48917

Tzu Chi Scholars-$1,000 award; Cathy Tsai at 630-963-6601 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 630-963-6601 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, April 30th Deadline, 3.0 GPA, financial need

Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch-Up to $1,000 from an essay: Jury Service-Why I feel it is important for citizens to serve on a jury. April 30th deadline to 26911 Northwestern Hwy. Suite 300 Southfield, MI 48034

181--MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-offers 3 awards of $400 each; contact (734)384-4111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (734)384-4111 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 384-4135 or 1-800-462-5114 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-462-5114 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Deadline is April 25th; also 21 other awards ranging from $200 per semester to $1,000 per school year.

182--WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE-offers several scholarships, call 734-973-3523 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 734-973-3523 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for information. June 1st is their FAFSA deadline!

183--MACAC/OLD KENT SCHOLARSHIP-Michigan Assn. of College Admission Counselors offers a $500 award (non-renewable) for seniors with a 3.0 GPA/Selective -1 applicant per school/April 24th Deadline-announcement at MACAC Conference on May 10-12

184--AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSN.(ABWA)-April 25 DL/2.0 GPA/Call 997-9636 for information

185--COMMUNITY CARING PROGRAM-April 30th deadline/students<25 years of age;describe in an essay of <200 words why you should be considered for the scholarship what contribution you will be able to make to your community, and how the $ will help you achieve your goals./$1,000 non-renewable.

DOUGLAS J. AVEDA INSTITUTE--10 $1,000 scholarships-Deadline: April 30th; interested in a career in cosmetology

HOLLAND & KNIGHT-Grades 9-12 (19 and under); Essay of no more than 1200 words; 1-866-452-2737 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-866-452-2737 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; 10 first place winners earn $1-5,000; analyze why it is vital to remember and pass to a new generation the history and lessons of the Holocaust, and suggest what they, as students, can do to combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our world today.

Tylenol-April 30


186--TALL CLUBS INTERNATIONAL-$1,000 scholarship for seniors (Males or 6'2" and Females of 5'10" are minimum height requirements)/May 1 DL/Essay on "What being tall means to me"/Recommendations

Carpe Diem-$500-10,000 award for B students who serve community and are committed to public service.

187--BAKER COLLEGE-Career Scholarship deadlines May 1st/$400 per term up to $4800/must have 2.5 GPA/Board of Regent's Scholarship requires a 3.5 GPA and is worth up to 50% tution as long as a 3.0 GPA is maintained.

188--PRINCETON REVIEW/TIME-BEEN THERE, DONE THAT--Due May 1st-"What every student should know about surviving HS" 1000 word maximum/essay or poem, song or comic strip.

202--AP EXAMINATIONS(ADVANCED PLACEMENT)-For $78 per exam, there are opportunities from May 5-16 to take 32 exams in AP English, English Literature, English Language, Physics, Calculus, U.S. History, European History, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Government, Economics-Micro, Economics-Macro, Spanish, French Literature, German, AP Art, History of Art, Studio Art (portfolios), Statistics, Computer Science, Latin, Spanish Literature, Music Theory and French.

190--ARMY RESERVE NATIONAL SCHOLAR/ATHLETE AWARD-HS will nominate by May 15th a Scholar/Athlete and this person will compete for National Recognition.

191--UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS-3 awards: Scholastic Excellence, Distinguished Athlete and Semper Fidelis for distinguished 1st or 2nd Chair Band student/selective award-due May 15th.

192--WAL-MART SCHOLARSHIPS-May 15th deadline/240 awards- write to Keely Beene, W-MSI 702 Southwest 8th st. Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-9002 or pick up at local Wal*Mart store.

193--METROPOLITAN DETROIT BUREAU-May 30th DL/must plan to attend Wayne State/Oakland University or Community College/$1,000 award/must be majoring in human services(teacher, social worker, psychologist, etc.)to help youth.

Adray Community Hockey League: May 31st Deadline, Richard Nowland 3322 Alpine Ann Arbor, MI 48104; if you ever participated in the league, you are eligible

194--EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SCHOOL FOUNDATION-212 Scholarships of $1,000 each; May 15th DL/$3.50 processing fee/must take SAT or ACT to qualify and be a HS student/GPA is also considered; Activities/$ need too. One time grant; over $2.657 million awarded.

NAAS-May 1st deadline


195--OLIN L. LIVESEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND-June 1 DL/$12.50 processing fee/up to $25,000 awarded/ to receive application call 909-684-6778 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 909-684-6778 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. (

S.E.T. Education Fund-$1,000 award for Michigan residents attending Michigan colleges from underpriveleged families; 1040 tax form must accompany application+letter summarizing community service activities.

NAPF Peace Essay Contest-$500-1500 awards-June 1st Deadline; Limit the use of weapons of mass destruction; essay includes bibliography

SPAACSE Galaxy Music Scholarship-June 15th Deadline; $1,000 award; cassette or CD must be 4-6 minutes in length; HS Seniors

Omega Psi Phi-June 7th deadline; Fred Porter 3700 W. Holmes Rd. Lansing, MI 48911 (Sigma Upsilon Chapter)

198--GEORGE WASHINGTON AWARDS-Orphans International selects 5 or more students for awards up to $20,000/June 30 DL/write P.O. Box 08310 Fort Myers,FL 33908-0310

199--MCDONALDS EMPLOYEES-If you have 6 months on the job or 500 hours at a local McDonalds, you are eligible for a $500 or $1000 scholarship. See your local restaurant manager for details. 10-$500 and 10-$1000 available

200--EVANS SCHOLARS-(UNIV. OF MICH./ MICH STATE)/2,025 awards for 2 yrs. Golf Caddies in top 25% of class-GPA rank/Apply after Junior year in HS/July 1-Nov. 1.

201--DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOLARSHIPS-(several-11+)/Univ. of Michigan offers an outstanding Dental Hygiene program. if interested, contact ADHA by June 1 at 444 N. Michigan Chicago, IL 60611

DUCK BRAND DUCT TAPE STUCK AT PROM-14 yrs. old+ attending HS prom-6 awards of $2,500-June 15th Deadline-

203--SKINTIMATE FRUIT FOR THOUGHT CONTEST-girls aged 14-18 may compete for a $2,500 grand prize for submitting a 250-word essay on how they would spend their prize money to improve their lives or the lives of others.

204--AMERICAN LEGION'S BOYS STATE-3 juniors at our high school may attend a leadership conference held at Michigan State University during June 20-26; expenses paid by the American Legion ($195 per person) Rinn M. and J.J. S went in 2002

205--United States Senate Youth Program-William Randolph Hearst Foundation selects 104 high school juniors and seniors for a trip to Washington, DC in March. Winners also receive a $2,000 scholarship; 2 winners from each test. Contact: 800-841-7048 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-841-7048 end_of_the_skype_highlighting in Fall!

208--Concord Review accepts student essays on historical topics (app.5,000 words plus endnotes) for Emerson Prize ($3,000 award); 3 students qualify. Contact: 800-331-5007 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-331-5007 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

209--The S.E.T. Educational Fund Scholarship is open to aspiring students from underprivileged families. You are required to submit the following: a letter (less than 500 words) from a non-family member describing your community service activities; your parents last 1040 tax forms; completed S.E.T. application (Form 001); copy of your Michigan Driver's License; your letter of acceptance from a public university. June 1st deadline; $350+

210--The Fourteenth Annual Christopher Video Contest asks you to interpret the theme "One Person Can Make a Difference" on film or video in five minutes or less (all entries must be submitted on VHS cassette). The contest is open to all post-secondary school students currently enrolled in and attending college classes - undergraduate, graduate, full- or part-time. No entries will be returned. June 15th deadline; 8 awards between $1-3,000


211--The College Scholarship Program is open to students with a GPA of at least 2.5 GPA. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this award. To apply for this scholarship, you must write a 100 word (maximum) essay on who has had the greatest impact on your life, and a 100 word (maximum) essay on what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. July 31st Deadline; 5 awards of $1,000

Take Me Away-Females 18 or older are eligible for $1-7,000-8 awards-July 31st deadline; 3.0 GPA

Reaching Common Ground Essay Contest-July 30



1--Doodle Contest/High School Cartoon Contest--Deadlines September 30; Doodle contest is for grades 2-8 to submit them "My Cedar Pencil on Vacation." $100 award plus T-shirt/pencils; Cartoon contest is for 9th-12th grade students creating a scenario that reflects theme "Great Minds Use Great Pencils" $500 award/T-shirt/pencils

2--MILLENNIUM PHOTO CONTEST-September 13th deadline-100 winners will receive up to $300. Write: Parade at P.O.Box 4687 Grand Central Station New York, NY 10163-4687

3--WENDY'S HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP-September 15th DL/outstanding scholar-athlete/1 male/1 female/must have a 3.0 GPA/102 State Finalists/12 national finalists/Awarded Dec. 13 on ESPN.


4--SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION awards over $1 million dollars in scholarships and awards. $100,000 for first place team. Deadline for research project is October 1st. Competitions are held on November 3-4, 10-12 and 17-19 regionally with national final competition on December 8-11. Call College Board at 703-707-8999 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 703-707-8999 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for more info

5--CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-CENTRALIS SCHOLARS--52 Centralis awards are granted yearly; students with a HS G.P.A. of 3.50 or above can qualify, and by maintaining a 3.25 GPA at CMU, it can be renewed. As much as $37,520 over 4 years is available(20 awards). Essay examination is on October 30th (700 competed in 1999) and November 13 (another 400 competed in 1999); there is a final competition on December 2nd; must register prior to competition. 888-292-5366 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888-292-5366 end_of_the_skype_highlighting to register! Also, Trustees' scholarships available for 3.5 GPA students who maintain a 3.25 CMU GPA may have 12 credits per school year paid (value $5,040 for 4 years). Valedictorians and Salutatorians automatically receive 16 credits per school year if they maintain a 3.25 GPA at CMU.Board of Trustees Merit Award give HS Students with a 3.0 to 3.49 GPA 10 credit hours paid per school year (Value: $4,200 for 4 years)

HORATIO ALGER-$10,000 award-100 awards for HS Seniors with 2.0 GPA-October 15th Deadline

Outstanding Students of America-$1,000 award; 3.0 GPA-250 word essay outlining accomplishments/reasons why you deserve the scholarship

6--NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCEMENT IN THE ARTS-HS Seniors aged 17&18 for Talent Search and Arts recognition. 125 students selected to travel to Miami; $35 entry fee; awards range from $100 to $3,000. 20 artists are honored by the White House. Contact 1-800-970-2787 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-970-2787 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. October 1st Deadline

7--PEACE POSTER-LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL-students aged 11-13 submit poster with theme "Planting the Seeds of Peace." Grand prize winner recieves $2,500 plus trip to United Nations in NY. Contact 800-288-8846 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-288-8846 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. October 1st Deadline

8--RECYCLING-CAN MANUFACTURER'S INSTITUTE-National winner receives $1,000; regional winners receive $500 to $1,000. Participants in recycling campaign which ends September 25th write stories about their recycling program and experiences. Contact: 800-462-0003 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-462-0003 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. October 7th Deadline.

9--TANDY TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARS--October 9th deadline! Nominees are in the top 2% of their class; One outstanding student selected by each high school will compete for a $1,000 award!

10--MICHIGAN TECH SCHOLAR AWARD October 9th Deadline for 3.25 GPA students with recommendation from Math/Science teacher; 3 awards of up to $9,426 per year. (Brian Boss nominated for 2002)

11--PSAT/NMSQT: The Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test is a qualifying examination for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each year, there are some 600+ independent corporations contributing over $28 million to 7600 award winner. Finalists receive at least $3,000 non-renewable, but some may receive up to $10,000 renewable scholarships. Over 16,000 students out of 1.2 million taking the exam will become semi-finalists (minimum cut off index score of 207 in 2002); another 34,000 high performers were Commended. Semi-Finalists are notified September 15th each year!

Greater Lansing Business Monthly: October 25th Deadline; Student at East Lansing High School was awarded $5,000 in 2001; call Stacy Adado 487-1714 (Mrs. Stanek called and said they are no longer offering this)

97--NO-ADdiction Campaign Scholarship Fund offers 20 scholarships of $500 each to students in grades 9-12 (40 winners for Middle School are awarded a $200 savings bond) for the best 300 word essay on why you've chosen to stay away from drugs and alcohol and what you're personally doing to further prevention efforts in your school and community. Deadline is October 16th. 800-662-3342 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-662-3342 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

12--PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG-FREE POSTER CONTEST-Deadline is October 29th for a poster with a theme, "Winners Don't Do Drugs because ..." Awards are up to $100 in K-Mart Cards plus 2 tickets to Detroit Red Wings games. Categories include High School, Middle School and Elementary School.

13--NASSP/PRUDENTIAL-Spirit of community-October 30th deadline/ Inspiration/Effort/Impact/Personal Growth 25%each/104 awards of $1,000 each/needs Principals recommendation/grades 5-12/volunteer activities since 9/1/98.National winner receives additional $5,000 (David B. and Katie G. for 2002); 800-253-7746x324 or

14--COCA-COLA-HS Seniors with a 3.0 GPA/October 31 deadline/151 scholarships awarded/51$20,000/100 $4,000/ you may not apply online

15--NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-offers academic achievement and leadership scholarship competitions on October 31st+November 1st and on November 14+15; scholarships are worth as much as $6,000 per year(10). Must have a core gpa of 3.5 and ACT of 24/SAT of 1090 to qualify.

16--DAR GOOD CITIZEN AWARD--One student at each HS will be selected as our Good Citizen participant, and will write an essay in competing for as much as $3,000. Deadline is October 1st for contestant; Essay deadline is November 14th (essay is done at designated time during school). Lansing area may be reached at 349-9823 (Dorothy Alzubaydi)

17--PAPER MATE-WRITE TO LEARN-contest-write 150 words or less on "What does a college education mean to me or someone else;" $80,000 grand prize possible. P.O.Box 3146 St. Cloud, MN 56397-3146 October 31st Deadline

18--PROPA pH-$5,000 award-essay "With all the knowledge you would gain from college, how can you see yourself making a change in the world?"-500 words




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