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 September 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:

  • Full tuition and fees paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.  For those attending private or foreign schools, benefits are capped at a statutory minimum amount per academic year.
  • A monthly housing allowance.
  • A stipend for books and supplies.

Who is eligible?  Children of active duty members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for this benefit.  A child may be married or over the age of 23 and still be eligible. 

Eligible children:

  • Are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level
  • May use the benefit until his or her 33rd birthday
  • Are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program

Rules for eligible children serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces:

  • If the child is eligible under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve, and/or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), he or she must relinquish eligibility under one of those programs to receive benefits under Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • A child's character of discharge from his or her own service does not impact eligibility resulting from the line of duty death of a parent.
  • A child on active duty will receive benefits at the active duty benefit rate.
  • A child may qualify for up to 36 months of benefits under the Fry Scholarship Program, and possibly another 36 months of benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill based on their own service.  An individual may also receive additional entitlement if another parent transfers entitlement to the individual.

Children who have used or wish to use entitlement under Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA):

  • If a child is eligible for the Fry Scholarship, he or she may be eligible for VA's Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA).  Although the benefits cannot be used at the same time, a child may be eligible for up to 48 months of benefits between the two programs. 

Visit the U.S. Department of Affairs for more information.

How to apply:
Go to VA's website and click on “Apply for Benefits.”  Paper versions of the form (VA Form 22-5490) may also be printed.  A parent or guardian must sign the application if the child is under age 18.

For more information
Toll-free 1-(888) GIBILL-1


University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarships

Award amount: varies

The University of Michigan Community College Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving Michigan community college transfer students entering the University of Michigan. 

Eligibility:  Students must have significant experience attending a Michigan community college up to and including an associate degree. 

To be considered for a University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be accepted for admission and enrolled full-time at the University of Michigan.  Apply for financial aid.  Follow these steps to apply:
    • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.  The FAFSA is available on the web beginning Jan. 1.  Be sure to list Federal Code 002325 so that a copy will be sent to U-M.
    • Complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application. The profile is available beginning Oct. 1.  Be sure to list CSS Code 1839 so that a record will be sent to U-M.

Tuition Funding Sources

Award amount:  see website for details

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Fastweb

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DeSales University ACCESS Program Community College Tuition Match Scholarship

Award amount:  varies

Eligibility:

  • Must have completed an associate's degree by the time of enrollment to DSU (students must begin their bachelor's degree at DSU within six months of completing their associate's degree).
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Must enroll in a DSU ACCESS online degree program.

Contact Michael Yergey for information


OpenWater Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a permanent resident of the United States who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor's degree, or
  • Must be pursuing the fields of study of Computer Science, Engineering, or Business Administration.
  • Must have a minimum 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum 24 ACT or a minimum SAT score of 1680 (including writing section).
  • Must submit an essay addressing the topic:  How do you envision your field of study fitting into the future?

Visit OpenWater Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  December 31, 2018


ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Complete the Volunteer Verification form.
  • Submit an 800- to 1,000-word essay reflecting on your fundraising experience.  How has your volunteer work shaped you into the person you are today?  How do you plan to continue your volunteer work in the future?  Essays can include photos, charts, or infographics, where appropriate.

Visit ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  June 19, 2019


Maptive $2,500 Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester for which you are applying for the scholarship.
  • An interest in creative industries, technology, or business is preferred, but not required.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • How do you think creative data presentation will change the future?
    • If you were going to present data, what style would you use?

Visit Maptive $2,500 Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  January 5, 2019


Grand Valley State University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Award amount:  up to $1,200 per year

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be admitted to Grand Valley State University by March 1 for the fall semester.
  • Have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  • Be a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
  • Enroll as a full-time student at GVSU.
  • Submit a letter of application describing your education, career goals, and involvement in PTK.
  • Have received your associate's degree.

 Students must be admitted to GVSU in order to complete the application.

Visit Grand Valley State University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for application and information.

For more information regarding this merit-based scholarship and other scholarships for which you may qualify, contact the GVSU Admissions office at 800.748.0246 or go2gvsu@gvsu.edu.

Application deadline:  March 1, 2019


G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Award amount:  $5,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Must have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must submit an essay (topic and format outlined on website).

 Visit G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship for application and information

Application deadlines:
January 18, 2019
April 19, 2019
August 16, 2019


DevTeam.Space STEM Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university in the United States.
  • Must submit a 500+-word essay addressing the following topic:  How will STEM careers affect the world in the next 50 years?

 Visit DevTeam.Space STEM Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  March 1, 2019


Olivet College Gospel Choir Scholarship

Award amount:  varies

Eligibility:

  • Must be admitted to Olivet College.
  • Must have completed an associate's degree and submit proof of completion, as well as a copy of your official transcript.
  • Must achieve a successful auditon for the Olivet College Gospel Choir.

 Visit Olivet College Gospel Choir Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  see website


NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com 2018 RN-to-BSN Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an RN-to-BSN program, or plan to matriculate into an RN-to-BSN program by fall 2019.
  • Must possess a valid RN license or be on track to graduate from an accredited pre-licensure RN program by summer 2019.
  • Must demonstrate academic excellence in a pre-licensure RN program.
  • Must have a passion for leadership in nursing and the field of healthcare.
  • Must submit a 500-word essay stating why you are passionate about nursing and how you will take a leadership role in healthcare upon graduation.

 Visit NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com 2018 RN-to-BSN Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  December 31, 2018


Connect First Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester for which you are applying for the scholarship.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted as proof.
  • An interest in technology or business is preferred, but not required.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • Why are meaningful interactions important for customers?
    • When a customer contacts a company, how can a company use that interaction to shape the customer's view of the company and their loyalty to it?
    • Where do you see communication technology headed and how can we use technology to create better connections?

 Visit Connect First Scholarship for information and application

Application deadline:  January 2, 2019


AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the fall 2019 semester.
  • Must be pursuing an automotive-themed major.
  • Must submit a 700- to 1,500-word essay describing who you are and how you plan to use your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry.
  • Must include proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.

 Visit AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  June 15, 2019


AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student at a secondary vocational school, technical institute, two-year college, or four-year university with programs in construction management, secondary votech, or tuition-bearing apprenticeship for the fall 2019 semester.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the traditional building trades (e.g., carpentry, HVAC, electrical, or related fields of study).  Students pursuing certificate programs or apprenticeship programs are welcome to apply.
  • Must submit a 700- to 1,500-word essay describing who you are and how you plan to use your education to contribute to a thriving community of trade workers who are dedicated to a hands-on approach to knowledge development
  • Must include proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.

 Visit AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  June 15, 2019


Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2019

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States for the semester for which you are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • Why is empowering others so important?.
    • How do you think your major can be used to empower others?
    • When was the last time you felt empowered?  What inspired this?

 Visit Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2019 for application and information

Application deadline:  October 5, 2019


CNCMachines.net Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be currently enrolled or plan to attend a trade school, college, or university.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay addressing the following prompt:  The future of the machinist:  What are some ways to attract younger generations to the machining industry?

Visit CNCMachines.net Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  January 1, 2019


Dr. Lynne Boyle/John Schimpf Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,500

The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is offering their 2018-2019 scholarship to Michigan college and university students.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of the state of Michigan and must maintain Michigan residency during the course of your studies.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Please attach a copy of your transcript.
  • Your field of study must be Television, Film, Broadcast Journalism, or other related field of study.  Proof of college/university registration is required.
  • Submit a brief (one and one-half typed pages) personal statement about your career and personal goals, your reason for applying for this scholarship, and the kind of employment you hope to obtain after completing your degree.
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Must submit a film or video compilation of your work (no longer than three minutes).
  • Email your application to ScholarshipsMiNATAS@gmail.com.

Visit Dr. Lynne Boyle/John Schimpf Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  February 15, 2019


National Association of Veteran Program Administrators (NAVPA) 2018 Scholarship

Award amount:  $500

The purpose of the NAVPA National Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to veteran, service member, and dependent students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and alternative certifiation at NAVPA member institutions.

Each applicant must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Currently attend a NAVPA member institution.  Refer to NAVPA Member Institutions by State or ask your School Veterans Administrator.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible U.S. permanent resident.
  • Be an Honorably Discharged U.S. Military Veteran, Active Duty, Reserve or Guard member, or a dependent of Veteran or Service member.
  • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Complete the prerequisite essay (not to exceed two pages in length):  How the NAVPA Scholarship will help me achieve my goals.
  • Be enrolled in and maintain attendance at full-time rate at a NAVPA member approved college or university during the fall 2018 semester/quarter.
  • Have earned a minimum of 12 college credit hours by the end of the fall 2018 semester/quarter.

 Visit National Association of Veteran Program Administrators (NAVPA) 2018 Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  January 11, 2019 

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Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone  248.341.2240

Orchard Ridge Campus
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Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
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Southfield Campus
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Southfield, MI 48075-4793
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Highland Lakes Campus
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Waterford, MI 48327-4187
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Royal Oak Campus
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Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
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