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.
  • DISH NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP

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    Dish Network Scholarship

    Eligibility:

     Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.

     Employees of DishPromotions.com, its parents, partners, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating

    advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or

    those living in the same household of each such employee) are not eligible.

     Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply

     Must be an incoming freshman or current sophomore, junior, or senior in college.

    Description:

    Using psychological and sociological principles, attempt to understand and explain what makes watching a sporting

    event live more valuable than watching it pre-recorded, and why is this different from most other programming?

     Your essay should be between 600 and 1000 words

     Two professional sources required (not Wikipedia)

     Please use perma.cc if you choose to use online sources and use MLA citation style for your work.

    Citations are not included in the word count limit.

    Award: $1,000

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    Application: http://www.dishpromotions.com/scholarship/

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  • COTTAGE INN SCHOLARSHIP 2017

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    Cottage Inn Scholarship 2017

    Eligibility:

    • Proof of a minimum High School GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    • Applicants must be residents of the United State of America.

    • Acceptance into an accredited college or university within the United States.

    Description:

    An essay describing what you would do to benefit your local community if you were the owner of a Cottage

    Inn Franchise. Please keep essays to 1,500 words.

    Award: $500 - $2,500

    Deadline: May 31, 2017

    Application: http://cottageinn.com/cottage-inn-scholarship/

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  • B DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

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    B. Davis Scholarship

    Eligibility:

     There is no age restriction

     Available to all high school juniors and seniors, as well as all students currently registered in any post-
    secondary institution.

     This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and

    what your future academic plans are.

     Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

    Instructions:

    To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on:

     Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution.

     Your submissions must be sent to the committee at awards@studentawardsearch.com

    Deadline: May 22, 2017

    Application: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

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  • JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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    James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program

    Eligibility:

     Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates* who plan to enroll or who are already enrolled at least

    part-time during the 2017-18 academic year in a course of study leading to a certificate or degree at a

    licensed or accredited culinary school;

    Selection of Recipients:

     Recipients are selected based on academic record, leadership and participation in school and community

    activities, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or

    family circumstances, financial need, and an outside appraisal. Some awards require an essay.

    Instructions:

     See website for detailed information on the application process.

    Award: vary from $2,000 – 20,000.

    Deadline: May 15, 2017

    Application: https://www.jamesbeard.org/education-scholarships-and-grants

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  • BREAK THE SILENCE SCHOLARSHIP

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    Break the Silence (BTS) Scholarship

    Eligibility:

     High School Senior and planning to attend 2-year Community College or 4-year University

     Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

     Must have been affected by domestic violence personally or had a loved one affected.

    Description:

    High School Scholars who maintain a 3.0 GPA must provide two letters of recommendation and a letter stating

    financial need. Applicants must also provide history of community service as well as share how domestic violence

    has impacted their life. Upon selection, the student must provide a copy of Fall Registration.

    Award: May 1, 2017

    Deadline: $1,000

    Application: http://www.breakthesilencedv.org/bts-scholarship/

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  • SARA SCHOLARSHIP

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    Sara Scholarship

    Eligibility:

     Applicant must be female

     Must be a high school senior with the intention to graduate at the end of the school year

     Must plan to enroll at an accredited college or university in the United States.

     Must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale.

     Must demonstrate financial aid.

     Must demonstrate excellent character and active involvement in golf. Golf skill is not a criterion.

    * Examples include playing golf as a hobby or as part of a team, working at a golf course as a caddy

    or in a pro shop, and any other direct active engagement with the sport.

    Instructions:

     Complete Sara Scholarship Application form and submit with:

     Copy of Official High School Transcript (including Fall semester grades from senior year)

     Applicant’s personal essay (see section VI of application)

     Copy of applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR), including the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

     One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor, or administrator such as a principal.

    Award: A minimum of eleven $2000 scholarships will be awarded per year. The grant is eligible for renewal

    throughout the applicant’s undergraduate college career up to four years, for a total amount of $8000.

    Deadline: Monday May 1, 2017

    Application: http://sarascholarship.org

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  • THE JACKSON COMMERCIAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

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    The Jackson Commercial Contractors Association

    Description:

    The Jackson Commercial Contractors Association will award two (2) $1,000 grants to graduating high school seniors

    who in the summer or fall of 2016 will be starting further education toward a career in construction trades. The grant

    will be paid directly to the program/school designated by the applicant. The selection committee will choose the grant

    winner based on the answers to questions on the application, letter of recommendation and the recommendation of the

    faculty of the Construction Trades programs at the Jackson Area Career Center.

    Interested students may download the application from the JCCA website. Applications should be turned into John

    Kopp, Building Trades Department at the Jackson Area Career Center.

    Award: Two awards of $1,000

    Deadline: April 30, 2017

    Application: http://www.jcca.biz/scholarships/

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  • WHITNEY C ALBERTSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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    Whitney C. Albertson Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:

     The Whitney C. Memorial Scholarship is open to Jackson area female high school athletes who plan to attend

    college as a full-time student.

    Instructions:

     Completed application with the following:

     High school transcripts (include ACT/SAT scores)

     Separate piece of paper summarizing athletic, academic, and extracurricular activities, awards, and/or honors

     A brief essay: What is unique about you and your experience with your faith, and how do you expect to

    incorporate your faith in your college years? No more than one page please.

     Two recommendations sent to the scholarship fund. One should be from a teacher, counselor, administrator,

    or NHS advisor. The other should be a pastor/clergy person or someone who can attest to your moral

    character or personal faith.

    Award: $1,000

    Deadline: April 30, 2017

    Application: For detailed information contact:

    Whitney C. Albertson Memorial Scholarship Fund

    900 E. Michigan Ave. Ste. 105, Jackson MI

    (517) 782 - 3190

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  • BECCA'S CLOSET SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY SCHOLARSHIP

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    Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship

    Eligibility:

     The Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who:

     plans to attend an accredited 2 or 4-year college, technical school, or university in the United States in the

    Summer/Fall of 2017

     has at least a 2.0 GPA

     is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

    *The applicant must have financial need.

    Description:

    Becca's Closet collects and distributes homecoming and prom clothing to needy high school students in local

    communities. Becca's Closet also hosts annual fundraisers to fund post-secondary scholarships. The Rebecca Kirtman

    Memorial Scholarship currently awards 3 types of non-renewable post-secondary scholarships. The purpose of these

    scholarships is to encourage students who have demonstrated outstanding community service in high school to

    continue their efforts throughout their lives and to encourage others to do the same.

    Award: The amount of the scholarships start at $1,000.00

    Deadline: April 30, 2017

    Application: http://www.beccascloset.org/scholarships/

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  • SIGMUND SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE TRADES

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    Sigmund Scholarship for the Trades

    Eligibility:

     Jackson or Lenawee County resident

     Acceptance in an accredited/certified technology, trade school, or community college

     Proof of financial need

     Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Instructions:

     Completed scholarship application including all of the required questions.

     Two letters of recommendation from adults other than family members.

     Copy of the front page of the last two most recent Federal family tax returns.

     Financial Information Summary form signed by you and sent to the school you plan to attend.

    Award: Up to $5,000

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

    Application: http://www.sigmundfoundation.org/id4.html

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  • SIGMUND FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

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    Sigmund Foundation Scholarship

    Eligibility:

     Jackson or Lenawee County resident

     Acceptance at an accredited college or university

     Proof of financial need

     Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher

     Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Application:

     Completed scholarship application and essay written by applicant.

     An official cumulative transcript through the most recent term.

     One letter of recommendation from an adult other than a family member or a teacher.

     Copy of the front page of the last two most recent Federal family tax returns.

     Financial Information Summary form signed by you and sent to the college or university you plan to attend.

    If you wish to inform the Foundation of the exclusion of these forms, attach a separate sheet of information explaining

    any problem you may have.

    For more details, read the application instructions thoroughly.

    Award: Up to $5,000

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    Application: http://www.sigmundfoundation.org/id4.html

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  • INSPIRE OUR FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP

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    "Inspire Our Future" Scholarship

    Eligibility:

    The Contest is open to:

     legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia

     students at least 18 years of age

     students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States

     students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

    Description:

    Teacher.org is a teacher advocacy site for students interested in considering teaching (and many other avenues within

    the field of education) as a career. To help support these students pay for their schooling, we offer an annual $2,500

    scholarship. Teacher.org's "Inspire Our Future" scholarship is open to students studying the following:

     Child Development (associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate)

     Early Childhood Education (associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate)

     Education (associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate)

     Educational Administration (associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate)

     Secondary Education (associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate)

     Special Education (associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate)

    Entrants must go to www.teacher.org to fill out the entry form and answer the question in the space allotted with a

    500-700 word response.

    Award: $2,500

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    Application: http://www.teacher.org/scholarship-entry-rules/

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  • FRED AND LENA MEIJER SCHOLARSHIP

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    Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship

    Eligibility:

    Applicants must be:

     A current Meijer team member who has been employed full-time or part-time by Meijer, with at least one

    year of continuous service on the application deadline date, and will be attending college/university/technical

    school either part-or full time or,

     A dependent child (natural, legally adopted, or step-child) of a current Meijer Team Member who has been

    employed full-time or part-time by Meijer, with at least one year of continuous service on the application

    deadline date who will be attending college/university or technical school full time or.

     A dependent child of a former Meijer team member who worked full-time or part-time for Meijer for at least

    one year, but whose employment was terminated due to death, retirement, or total and permanent disability.

    The student must be attending college/university or technical school full-time.

    Award: Awards will be $2,500, with one $10,000 award being made to a current team member and one $10,000 awar

    Deadline: April 1, 2017 by 5pm

    Application: http://www.meijer.com/assets/site/features/scholarship/index.html?icid=Fred_Lena_Scholarship

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  • Michigan Masonic Lodge scholarship

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    ***APPLICATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM MRS POWERS***

     

     

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  • THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF JACKSON STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

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    ELIGIBILITY:

     

    student must demonstrate excellence in both academic and community service

    scholarship is not need based

    Must be a graduating senior of the class 2017

    GPA must be 2.5 or higher

    Awards will be payable to the parent and student

     

    Award amount:  5 $2000 scholarships

    ****Applications may be obtained from Mrs. Powers****

    Due Date - April 1, 2017

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  • JACKSON COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL SCHOLARSHIP

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    Jackson County Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarship

    Eligibility:

     Any current professional or support staff employee of a public school system which reports to MPSERS

    (Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System)

     Educational endeavors available from: •Four-year degree granting program institution

     Community college

     Technical/vocational institution in Michigan

     Seminars/workshops from Michigan professional organizations

    Award: $1,000

    Deadline: April 1, 2017

    Application: https://www.marsp.org/our-foundation/scholarship-fund/

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  • SUPERPOWER SCHOLARSHIP

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    Superpower Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must:

     Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application

     Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia

     Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of

    higher education

    Instructions:

    For all of those hero lovers and villain enthusiasts, this super scholarship can give you the power to win free

    college money. Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you've always wanted

    to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to

    know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day.

    Submit an online written response for the question:

    "Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?" (250 words or less)

    Award: $2,500

    Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Application: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship

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  • ODENZA MARKETING GROUP SCHOLARSHIP

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    Odendza Marketing Group Scholarship

    Eligibility

     Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30th, 2015

     Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the March 30th, 2015

    deadline.

     Have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School

    Students are also eligible.)

     Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

     Be a citizen of the United States or Canada

    Award: $500

    Deadline: March 30, 2017

    Application:

    http://www.odenzascholarships.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_group_scholarship.php

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  • NORMAL "TWEED" WEBB SCHOLARSHIP

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    Normal "Tweed" Webb Scholarship

    Eligibility:

     Must be a current high school senior

     Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application

     Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

     Carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school

    Description:

    The Negro Leagues Committee (NLC) of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is pleased to announce

    their essay-writing contest for high school seniors. Please write an essay of 1,200 words or less, for the following

    question:

    "Who was Tweed Webb and what are his primary contributions to the history of the Negro Leagues?"

    Award: $1,000

    Deadline: March 27, 2017

    Application: http://www.sabr.org/malloy

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  • AEROQUIP CREDIT UNION - JOHN PARK III SCHOLARSHIP

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    ELIGIBILITY:

    graduating high school in 2017

    min GPA of 2.5

    must be a primary member of Aeroquip Credit Union in good standing

    written recommendation from one non-relative

    write an essay on the importance of good financial credit history. 

     

    APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MRS POWERS

    Award amount:  1 - $1500, 1-$1000, 1-$500

    Due date:  April 7, 2017

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  • MICHIGAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

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    ELIGIBILITY:

    Graduating senior's parent must be employed at a business that is a member of the MICHIGAN RETAILERS ASSOC. (MRA).

    students can call Rachel Schafer at 1-800-366-3699 for futher assistance in identifying if your parent's place of employment is a member of MRA

     

    Application can be found at www.retailers.com under the Member Benefits tab. 

    Award amount:  17 $1500 scholarships

    Due date:  Applications must be requested by March 15 and submitted by April 1, 2017

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  • JACKSON COUNTY ASSOC. OF RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL

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    Award is for $750 to a Jackson County Public High school 2017 graduate who demonstrates excellence in both academic and community service. 

    GPA must be a 2.5 or higher

    Applications may be obtained from Mrs. Powers -

    Due date:  May 16, 2017

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