Michigan Scholarships

  • Michigan Scholarships 

    The following scholarships are active and offered for Michigan students. Read each scholarship for a description of the scholarship and directions on how to apply.  

    Michigan Student Scholarships

    This website provides a comprehensive database of scholarships for students in Michigan. Download the newsletter from:


    This website provides a place for students to find and apply for scholarships:



    Central Michigan University- Centralis Competition

    CMU annually seeks top high school seniors to comprise the incoming freshman class of Centralis Honors Scholars. Scholars are selected from two on-campus essay competitions held each fall. Winners are awarded a spot in the prestigious Honors Scholar Program and a Centralis Scholarship ranging from full-tuition to a full-ride. Competition spots are limited and pre-registration is required. 

    • Essay competition dates are October 26 and November 9, 2019 and will take place on the CMU campus.
    • Minimum high school GPA of 3.7 and a minimum 1260 SAT or 27 ACT score.

    Click the link to find out what rewards would be given for winning essay competitions. 

    Additional Information


    William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship

    Selection is based on a student’s G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher, financial need, parent’s or grandparent’s honorable active war-time military service, goals and intentions.

    Additional Information

    Deadline...January 13, 2020


    Guy M. Wilson Scholarship

    Selection is based on a student’s G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher, financial need, parent’s or grandparent’s honorable active war-time military service, goals and intentions.

    Additional Information

    Deadline...January 13, 2020


    Michigan Association of Broadcasting Scholarships

    Applicant Eligibility

    Applicants for the MABF High School Broadcast Scholarship must be:

    1.  A Michigan High School senior with an accumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
    2.  A Michigan resident;
    3.  Accepted for enrollment in a two or four year Michigan college, university or trade school;
    4.  Planning to enroll in a full-time, undergraduate course of study in a broadcast-related field;
    5.  Currently working in a broadcast-related job or with some type of broadcast-related experience;
    6.  Exhibiting professional promise within the broadcast industry.

    Two $750 awards will be granted

    Application forms in Guidance Office

    Additional Information

    Deadline...January 17, 2020


    Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) Scholarship

    The Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) encourages high school seniors with talent and commitment to pursue an engineering degree. MSPE offers financial support through grants and scholarships to earn an engineering degree at an ABET-accredited college or university in Michigan. The scholarships are funded by the generosity of individuals, leading companies and educational institutions. All scholarships are based on merit and are to be used toward tuition. Applicants must meet minimum criteria to qualify.

    Eligibility & Requirements

    • Applicants must:
    • Be currently accepted in an engineering degree program at a Michigan ABET-accredited college or university. Scholarship awards are contingent upon acceptance for admission and an intent to earn a degree in engineering and enter the practice of engineering after graduation. Computer Science is not considered an accepted engineering major.
    • Be a high school senior, a resident of Michigan and a U.S. Citizen at the time of application.
    • Have at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale, for the sophomore (10th grade) and junior (11th grade) years in high school.
    • Submit a list of current classes being taken as a senior (12th grade).
    • Provide an official high school transcript and SAT test score.
    • Write and submit an essay (typewritten, min. 11 point font) of 250 words on “How I was influnced to pursue an engineering career.”
    • Complete an application for a free student membership in MSPE/NSPE.
    • Submit only one original application, by email (pdf only) or U.S. Mail, to be considered for all available scholarships from MSPE. You will receive a confirmation when we receive your application.

    Application Form

    Deadline.... February 5, 2020



    Michigan Education Association Scholarship

    The eligibility criteria is a student that is a dependent of MEA member in good standing or a retired member, a graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has a bargaining unit, the student will attend a Michigan public college, university, or vocational training institution, or the private institutes accepted are Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit–Mercy; Adrian College; Finlandia University; and Albion College.

    Priority status is given on the basis of: Academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, school and community service, and students from lower income households

    Application Form

    Deadline....February 20, 2020


    Detroit Section of the Society of Women Engineers Scholarship 

    The Detroit Section of the Society of Women Engineers annually recognizes high school women who have shown exemplary abilities in areas such as leadership, academics, and community activities. 


    • Females in their senior year at a Michigan high school.
    • Accepted into a university or college for the fall term following graduation.
    • Pursuing an engineering degree program that is ABET-accredited.

    Apply Here

    Deadline....March 1, 2019


    David Barns Scholarship

    The David Barns Scholarship will be awarded to two high school seniors that best represent David’s academic excellence, athletic prowess, and commitment to the community. The scholarship will provide $2,500 of financial assistance for college tuition. Additionally, the scholarship is eligible for renewal for three years, assuming good academic standing, continued community involvement, and a service commitment to the Foundation. Applications can be found in the guidance office or can be completed online at the link below

    Application Form

    Deadline... March 13, 2020


     Back to the Bricks Scholarship

    • Scholarships will be granted to high school seniors seeking a career in the automotive field but not exclusively, i.e., in auto-body repair/painting, automotive
      design, auto mechanics, electrical/manufacturing/mechanical engineering, robotics, sales and marketing, software development for automotive applications, welding, or a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) related career.
    •  All applications must be towards attending a post-secondary accredited school.
    •  Preference is given to applicants attending a local college, university, technical school or institution, but not required.
    •  Students already enrolled into a post-secondary program may apply but must be in good academic standing with the school they are currently enrolled in.
    • All applicants shall include an essay from 200-500 words on why they should be granted a scholarship. We encourage each applicant to include a personal accounting as to how the automotive industry or hobby has impacted their lives.
    • Scholarships will be on a ‘one-time’ basis.
    •  Include at least one letter of recommendation with your application.
    • Each application shall include a transcript of grades (11th and 12th grades for high school applicants and for those already enrolled into a post-secondary school a current transcript of their grades).
    • The scholarship may be used for tuition and fees.

    Pick up an application in the guidance office

    Deadline...March 20, 2020



    The SET SEG Foundation Scholarship

    The SET SEG Foundation Scholarship is available to Michigan public high school seniors who have participated in a career and technical education program and are enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, an accredited two-year college, technical school or other accredited technical institute within the next 12 months. High school seniors attending a Michigan public school, who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two-year college, technical school or other accredited technical institute within the next 12 months.  Students will receive a $500 scholarship.

    Pick up an application in the Guidance office or find the online link below

     Deadline...March 29, 2020




    Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

    We are proud to share the second annual Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship for Michigan high school juniors and seniors.   You may be familiar with Kelsey's Law, which prohibits the use of cell phones for Level 1 and 2 drivers in the state. Our law firm teamed up with Kelsey's mother, Bonnie Raffaele, to honor Kelsey, inspire change in teens who drive distracted and help prevent car accidents.   

    A total of $5,000 in college scholarships will be awarded in October among 4 winning student submissions throughout the state. High school juniors and seniors are eligible.

    Application Form

    Deadline.... March 31, 2020


    William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship

    Credit Union One is offering a $2,000 scholarship and eight $1,000 scholarships. In order to be eligible you must:

    • Complete 30 or more hours of documented, qualified community service during Junior/Senior years of high school ending April 1, 2020
    • Be a 2020 graduating high school senior
    • Be a member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of six months (in good standing)
    • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above
    • Plan to enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2020, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school. Employees of Credit Union ONE of Michigan and their immediate family are ineligible to receive a scholarship.

    Pick up an application in the Guidance Office

    Deadline....April 1, 2020


    Michigan AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship 

    Scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to two graduating seniors attending a Michigan public, private or charter high school. 

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Proof of AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol participation in elementary or middle school, good academic standing and a strong record of involvement in the community and/or extra-curricular activities.
    •  A personal letter of introduction must be included describing community and extracurricular activities and what being a Safety Patroller meant to them. 
    • Must be a graduating high school senior from a public, parochial, or private preparatory school
    • Application Form

     Deadline... April 17, 2020


     The Circle Michigan Foundation

    Student qualifications consist of the student having a minimum 2.5 GPA.  The student needs to be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, associate or vocational degree in tourism or hospitality.  They need to have part or full-time enrollment at a Michigan college or university that has a tourism/hospitality program and be a Michigan resident.  The student needs to demonstrate their career goals in an essay; have overall involvement in work, school, and community activities; demonstrated leadership ability; letters of recommendation; and financial need. 

    Application Form 

    Deadline....November 1, 2019 -February 20, 2020