• Seniors:  Select each of the scholarship opportunities you wish to pursue, complete the required application and all required documentation needed and submit on your own before the deadline.  See Mrs. Powers with any questions you have.

    1) JCF Competitive Scholarship: Apply for up to 5 scholarships with one application. Deadline 5PM February 14, 2020.

    2) Jackson Legacy Scholarship: Quick & Easy online application (no essay required) for graduating seniors that plan to attend Jackson College, Baker College of Jackson, or Spring Arbor University. Deadline is February 14, 2020.

    3) Meyer and Lois Franklin Scholarship: Application is fillable PDF or it can be handwritten. Submissions must be mailed or dropped off at our new office in the Fields building.

             New address:  100 S. Jackson St.

                                   Suite 206B

                                   Jackson, MI 49201


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    Best Price Nutrition and Health Scholarship
     Currently residing in the United States, Brazil, India, South Korea, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom or Canada.
     All eligible participants must be a currently enrolled full-time in college or be an alumnus/alumna
     Student must provide the address of the college's Financial Aid Office.
     Student must provide college student identification number.
    Award: $1000
    Deadline: December 31, 2019
    Application: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarships/best-price-nutrition-and-health-scholarship

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    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
     9
    -12 grade high school students, college students, or graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents.
     Students not currently in school must plan to enroll in a higher education program within 12 months.
     A brief personal statement is required.
    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The
    selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted
    personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is
    to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or
    disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.
    Award: $1000
    Deadline: December 31, 2019
    Application: http://www.genkellyscholarship.com/index.html

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    School, Band, and Orchestra Essay Contest
     Must be in grade 4 - 12th
     Must be in a band or orchestra class
    School Band & Orchestra is pleased to announce the 19th annual scholarship competition for music students, grades four
    to 12. Since its inception the SBO Essay Scholarship Contest has awarded more than $320,000 in scholarship funds and
    music products to 160 students and their school programs.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: December 31, 2019
    Application: http://sbomagazine.com/essay-contest.html

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    Prayer Soup Scholarships
    This scholarship opportunity is available to all high school Seniors in the Class of 2019-1920 in good standing, and who
    expect to graduate in 2020. There are no economic, ethnic, gender, religious or academic requirements for applicants.

    Applicants are required to submit a written essay between 600 -1200 words, describing a personal prayer experience and
    its impact on a significant theme in their personal life experience, including, but not limited to gun violence, school
    shootings, immigration, climate change, gender and economic disparity, bullying or evolving sexual mores. Essays must
    be submitted in the form of a Word Document as an attachment to an e-mail and sent to info@prayersoup.org. Any
    essays that are included in the body of the e-mail will be disqualified.
    Visit the host website for detailed information and essay guidelines.
    Award: $1,500
    Deadline: December 31, 2019
    Application: http://www.prayersoup.org/#get-a-quote

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    The Top Ten List Scholarship
     Must be at least 13 years of age.
     Must be a legal United States resident.
     Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
     Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education by Fall 2024.
    There are many scholarships and colleges that want to know the number one thing you want people to know about you.
    Just one? That’s it? “But, I’m amazing,” you say. We hear you, and we know that it’s tough to narrow down your
    awesomeness into one measly reason.
    So, inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards
    based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what’s truly special
    and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons
    to convince us, so make each one count.
    Award: $1,500
    Deadline: December 31, 2018
    Application: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship

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    Free Speech Essay Contest
    Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending
    schools overseas. Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to essaycontest@thefire.org.
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include
    freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of
    individual liberty and dignity. In addition to defending the rights of students and faculty, FIRE works to educate students
    and the general public on the necessity of free speech and its importance to a thriving democratic society.
    Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on the provided topic.
    The topic video “Finding Your Voice: A Free Speech Comic” as well as the essay prompt can be found on the scholarship
    Award: One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, three $1,000 third place prizes and four $500 prizes.
    Deadline: December 1, 2019
    Application: https://www.thefire.org/resources/high-school-network/essay-contest/

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    Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship
     Must be between the ages of 16 and 22 at the time of applying.
     Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
     Must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer service within the last 12 months. (Must have someone from
    the organization willing to confirm your hours.)
    Award: $500
    Deadline: December 30, 2019

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    National WWII Museum Student Essay Contest
    Contest is open to all high school students in the United States, Unites States Territories, and U. S. military bases.
    On Sunday, November 21, 1945, American Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson delivered a speech to open one of
    the most important cases of the 20th century: the trial of defeated Nazi leaders at Nuremberg. The trial was the first of its
    kind and Jackson described the momentous occasion in his opening speech, stating:
    “The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a grave responsibility.
    The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that
    civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated. . . . We must never forget
    that the record on which we judge these defendants today is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow. . . .”
    For its 2019 student essay contest, The National WWII Museum is asking students (grades 9–12) to consider Judge
    Jackson’s quote and to explain what you feel the “grave responsibility” of justice means and why it is important for today
    and for how “history will judge us tomorrow.”
    * Visit: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/school-programs/essay-contest for more details on the
    essay topic and points to consider.
    All essays should:
     be double spaced
     have 1-inch margins
     include page numbers
     include an essay title
     by typed in 12-point font
     be in Microsoft Word or a compatible format
    Your essay must be 1,000 words or less. Only one essay per student may be submitted.
    Award: First place: $1000 - Second place: $750 - Third Place: $500
    Deadline: December 27, 2019 5:00 pm CST
    Application: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/school-programs/essay-contest

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    $10,000 Scholarship - ScholarshipPoints.com
    Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are at least (13) years
    of age or older as of the date of entry and members of the ScholarshipPoints.com program.
    ScholarshipPoints is free to join, fun to participate in, and provides you with the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in
    Award: $10,000
    Deadline: December 15, 2019

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    Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program:
     Minimum 800 words
     Maximum 2,000
    Essay Topic:
    You've likely heard the famous quote before, "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." The
    United States housing market can be unpredictable, volatile and cyclical. We've seen recent "ups" like the early
    2000s and major "downs" like the Savings & Loan Crisis of the late 1980s and the devastating Foreclosure
    Crisis several years ago. Knowing what we now know, what measure(s) would you suggest (or what protections
    would you put in place) to prevent another housing disaster that would preserve homeownership and ultimately
    the national economy? Consider all levels of the market, including consumer (home buyers / sellers / owners),
    lenders (banks) and government (policies / bills / programs) as you map out an original, forward-thinking plan
    to avoid (at the very least minimize) mistakes from the past. Or, conversely, is another housing disaster simply
    inevitable? Provide factual evidence (references are strongly encouraged) to support your original plan /
    Award: Top award is $5,000. Second through fifth place will receive $1,000 each
    Deadline: December 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET
    Application: http://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship

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    Burger King Scholarship
     Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
     Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or
    graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada

     Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent

     Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two-
    or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

    Deadline: December 15, 2019
    Award: Range from $1000 to $50,000
    Application: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

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    Car Covers $1000 Scholarship
    Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 at any
    accredited American college, university or trade school.
    Some people obsessively keep their cars clean, while others take their cars to the shop every time they hear a
    strange noise or think something has gone wrong. Those with expensive cars may even get a cheaper car for
    their daily driving and only drive their luxury vehicle on special occasions. We’re looking for your thoughts on
    the best ways to make a car last forever. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for winning essay on the topic
    “How to Make Your Car Last Forever”
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: December 15, 2019
    Application: https://www.carcovers.com/resources/scholarship/

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    AXA Achievement Scholarship
     Ambition, drive, and determination to set and reach goals
     Respect for self, family, and community
     Ability to succeed in college
     United States citizen or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. States, District of
    Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
     Current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college/university
    in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Enrollment at an accredited institution outside of
    the US will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
     Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to better face risk through education
    and action in areas such as financial, environmental, health and/or emergency preparedness.
    Applicants must complete application; demographic information, list of school and community activities, work
    experience, GPA, details of your outstanding achievement. Only electronic applications accepted. Do not send any
    materials (transcript, letters of recommendation) until notified.
    Award: 52 students will receive $10,000. Ten of the 52 will be selected to receive an additional $15,000 scholarship.
    Deadline: December 15, 2019
    Application: https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

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    Savvy Saver Scholarship
     Must be a legal citizen of one of the fifty states in the United States of America.
     Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission of application.
     Must be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution (college or university).
    Offers.com knows how important it is for college students to keep a close eye on their spending. It's tough to eat Ramen
    all week so you have enough money to pay your bills and still go out on Saturday night. We want to know how students
    learned to be smart with their money. The student with the best essay on the topic will receive a scholarship.
    Award: $2,500
    Deadline: December 13, 2019
    Application: http://www.listsofscholarships.com/savvy-saver-scholarship-offers-com/

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    Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology
    The Committee on Diversity in the Profession of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from
    minority undergraduate students from across North America for a scholarship to be awarded for Summer 2020. The
    purpose of the scholarship is to further students’ study of classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available
    during the school year.
    Eligible proposals might include, but are not limited to, participation in classical summer programs or field schools in the
    Mediterranean or language training at institutions in the U.S., Canada, or Europe.
    Candidates will be judged on the basis of:
     their academic qualifications, including demonstrated ability in fields that prepare a student for further study in
    Classics or archaeology
     the quality of their proposal
     demonstration of financial need.
    The application must be supported by two letters of recommendation. At least one letter of recommendation must include
    a statement indicating that this is an appropriate candidate for the purposes of this scholarship.
    Award: a maximum award of$4,500
    Deadline: December 13, 2019

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    BigRentz Trade School Scholarship
     Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
     Currently be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a skilled trade requiring admission to a trade school.
     Candidate may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate student to be eligible.
    Essay Topic:
    Embarking in a skilled trade requires hard work and dedication. Describe someone in your life that has inspired you with
    their strong work ethic, and how that has influenced you in choosing a career requiring a skilled trade.
    Essay submissions must be 750-1500 words in length and include a title page with all of the following:
     Your Name
     Contact information (phone, email, mailing address)
     The name, address, and contact details of your school
     Your current grade level (e.g., Junior, Senior)
     Trade certification you are working towards

    * Visit the host website for additional eligibility requirements
    Award: $5,000 to two students
    Deadline: December 9, 2019 by 11:59 PM EDT
    Application: https://www.bigrentz.com/scholarships/skilled-trades

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    Gensler Brinkmann Scholarships 2019
    Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship
     Enrolled in a CIDA-accredited interior design program
     Entering into the final year of their current academic program in the Fall of 2020
    Gensler Brinkmann Diversity Scholarship
     An underrepresented or minority student
     Enrolled in a NAAB-accredited architecture program
     Entering into the final year of their current academic program in the Fall of 2020
    The Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship was established as a memorial to Don Brinkmann, an inspirational and gifted interior
    designer who personified the essence of design, vision, and leadership. In this spirit, the Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship
    awards students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design programs with academic scholarships and
    summer internship opportunities.
    Award: First prize winner will receive $20,000 and second prize will receive $10,000 in scholarships.
    Deadline: December 8, 2019
    Application: https://www.gensler.com/scholarships

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    Google Lime Scholarship
    Students must:
     have a visible or invisible disability.
     be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the upcoming school year.
     plan to enroll as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the upcoming school year.
     be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field.
     maintain a strong academic performance.
     exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for computer science and technology.
    Google's education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and
    technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. As part of our commitment, we’ve
    partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education
    and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of
    computer science.

    Award: $10,000
    Deadline: December 5, 2019


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    Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship
     Open to students at the ages of 5-25 years of age.
     Applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer
    services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to
    students working to fight childhood hunger.
     Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.
     Multiple applications of the same student will not be accepted; if more than one application for an individual is
    received, the first application received will be the application accepted and reviewed.
     Applicants must obtain a Community Service Recommendation as part of the application process.
     Recommenders must be at least 21 years of age, may NOT be your parent, guardian or family member.
     All applicants and recommenders must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
     Employees of Sodexo are not eligible to apply for the Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships; but they may
    refer family members who are not employees of Sodexo.
     Previous national Stop Hunger Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.
     Previous regional Stop Hunger Honorees are eligible to apply.
    The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the
    fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their
    name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship is named for the
    Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks
    to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight
    against hunger.
    Award: $5,000
    Deadline: December 5, 2019
    Application: http://us.stop-hunger.org/home.html

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    Dell Scholars Program
     U.S. citizenship
     Participating in a Dell Scholars approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
     Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year
     Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
     Eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant in first year of college
     Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall
    directly after your graduation from high school
    The Dell program includes a support network made up of students, peer mentors, and the Dell Scholars staff to help
    scholars succeed. Dell created a financial award that is very flexible, so scholars can use their award money for the many
    costs that arise during their college career. We offer an online community to meet scholars where they are connect them
    with fellow scholars. We are constantly evolving our program to serve our scholars all the way to college graduation.
    Today, the Dell Scholars program offers personalized, multifaceted support to our scholars that extends beyond the
    financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits. We offer students and their families services and solutions to
    address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success
    Award: $20,000
    Deadline: December 1, 2019
    Application: https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/

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    Western Michigan University


    Submit undergrad app by 12/1/19 to be considered for these scholarships
    Deadline: December 1, 2019

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    Wayne State University


    Submit undergrad app before 12/1/19 to be considered for these scholarships
    Deadline: December 1, 2019

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    Saginaw Valley State University


    Submit undergrad app before 12/1/19 to be considered for these scholarships
    Deadline: December 1, 2019

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    Oakland University Scholarships


    Submit undergrad app before 12/1/19 to be considered for these scholarships
    Deadline: December 1, 2019

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