Available Scholarships
Gates Millennium Scholarship September 15 Minimum 3.3. GPA; African American, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American Ethnicities Chosen study of computer science, education, engineering, library sciences, mathematics, public health or science. 
AES Engineering Scholarship October 6 Maintained at least a ‘B’ grade point average •Participated in one of 43 eligible school sponsored sports •Demonstrated active involvement in his or her community. 
Wendy's HS Heisman Scholarship October 24 Applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is your chance to gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman. 
Horatio Alger Scholarship October 25 Various amounts. Assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. 
Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship October 30 Strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need. 
Coca Cola Scholars Foundation October 31 3.0 GPA Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution. 
Kenley Farrell Memorial Scholarship November 1 $250 & $1000 GPA 2.5 Planning on attending a MI college in a Science related field. Application and letter of recommendation + essay on pesticide resistance. 
Prudential Spirit of Community Award November 8 $1000 Recognizes students who have distinguished themselves through community service. 
Central Michigan University Leader Advancement Scholarship November 15 $8000 Highly competitive award designed to recognize students who contribute to their schools and communities. 
Good 360 Sustainability Scholarship November 30 $1000 Post a photo on Instagram with your 200-300-word essay explaining what sustainability means to you. 3.3 GPA; Open to all Majors. 
RARE Everyday Heroes Scholarship December 1 $2,500.Seniors submit an original essay about someone whom they consider to be an everyday hero. 
AXA Achievement Scholarship December 15 $2000 Do you have ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; do you have respect for self, family and community; do you have the ability to succeed in college? Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY! 
Burger King Scholars December 15 $1000+ Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. 
Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors December 15 $2000 Must be a full-time student in the Surveying Program. Michigan residents have priority. 
NFIB - Young Entrepreneur Award December 21 pplicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award. 
National Wild Turkey Federation January 1 Various amounts. GPA 3.0 
John F. Kennedy "Profile in Courage" Essay Contest January 4 Write an essay (700-1000 words) on an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay 
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program January 4 National Scholarship Eligibility - Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. 3.0 GPA; financial need. 
Western Michigan University Foundation Scholarship January 15 Scholarship for a senior entering WMU as a degree-seeking student. Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher by end of junior year OR composite ACT score of 26 or higher. 
NALS of Michigan January 15 $1000 "B" average, in need of financial assistance and pursuing a degree in the legal field. 
MENSA January 15 Various amounts; 550 word essay. 
National Writer Series Scholarship Contest Submissions accepted January 15th – March 1st $2500 scholarships in the categories of poetry, fiction or non-fiction. 
Ronald McDonald House Charities January 18 RMHC offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. 
Michigan Pork Industry Scholarship January 19 $500-1500 Interest in the future of the pork industry. Application, interview and presentation required. 
The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MWWT) January 31 Open to women of all ages aimed at encouraging female students to pursue technology degrees and certifications. 
The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship January $2000. 
Various NMC scholarships Varies per Scholarship For a listing of scholarships and awards offered by Northwestern Michigan College for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. 
MEA Scholarship February 22 $750-$1800 Dependent of MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing; Will attend a Michigan college. Criteria of Selection: Academic achievement, extracurricular activities, school/community service, students from lower income households. 
GTA Retired School Personnel Vocational or Academic Scholarship February 26th $1000 each - Two Vocational & Two Academic: Vocational GPA 2.5; Academic GPA 3.5, 27 ACT Will need 3 letters of recommendation. 
Buick Achievers February Scholarships awarded to students who excel both inside and outside of the classroom; who drive a positive change in their community. Those encouraged to apply: any senior who plans to major in a field focused on engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the auto industry. 
NW MI Farm Bureau (Frank Lipinski Memorial) March 1 $1000 Preference given to NW County Farm Bureau Members or residents of GT/Leelanau County. Preference given to students pursuing a degree in the agriculture field. 2.0 GPA; two references, letter of recommendation. Applications in the Counseling Office.
Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation March 1 $2500 Interested in a career in the printing industry; preparing to engage in a course of study in a printing program. MI resident, 2.0 GPA. 
American Legion Auxiliary: Children of Warriors National Presidency March 1 $2500-$3500 Eligibility: Child or grandchild of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Criteria: 50 hours of community volunteer service, financial need. 
Grand Traverse Area - MSU Alumni Club March 1 $2000 Criteria for selection includes: grade point average, test scores, positive recommendations from teachers and/or counselors and the applicants written comments on the application. Applications available in the Counseling Office.
Rosa Parks March 1 $2000 GPA 2.5, financial need, community service. 
Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation March 1 Each year MYTEF provides scholarships to high school seniors attending college in the fall who need financial assistance. 
Jess Birtcher Scholarship Program March 1 $500-1000 Applications will only be accepted from applicants that have chosen a natural resources field of study. Apps in the Counseling Office
CMU Grand Traverse Alumni Scholarship March 15 Attending CMU. Resident of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau County. Financial Need. Two Letters of Recommendation. 
Northwestern MI Korean War Veterans Association March 27 $1000/500 GPA 2.50, related to a US military veteran, exhibit a patriotic attitude. 
COPAS March 31 $1000 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be an Accounting, Finance or Petroleum Technology major attending a MI college. 
Credit Union One - William G Coyne Memorial Scholarship April 1 $1000/2000 Be a member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of 6 months. 30 or more documented hours of community service during Junior/Senior years. 3.0 GPA. 
Michigan Retailers Association April 1 $500/$1000 Parent or student must be employed at a business that is a member of the MRA. 
MI Oil & Gas Producers Education Foundation April 2 $500 Minimum 3.0, financial need, going into a field of study which will allow employment in the crude oil & natural gas industry. Applications in Counseling office.
GTA U of M Club Scholarships April 15 5 scholarships worth $2,000 each per year/renewable. Information on each individual scholarship, eligibility requirements and applications are available in the Counseling Office.
GTBA MEA- Retired and TBA Credit Union April 28 Three $500 scholarships: Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau County. Child or grandchild of an active MEA member or MEA-Retired member.
Suttons Bay Conservation League April Three $1000 scholarships. Applicants must show academic excellence, awareness of the community in which they live, with obvious personal goals. Applications in the Counseling Office.
Leelanau Township Community Foundation - Faye Dinsmore Memorial Scholarship April $600 Leelanau county graduate with career aspirations in the culinary arts. Financial need considered. 
Leelanau Township Community Foundation - Florence L. Hanes Scholarship April $750 for two years. Qualified candidates are individuals who demonstrate financial need for vocational training. Must be a graduate from Leelanau County. 
Leelanau Township Community Foundation - Anson and Ruth Solem Science Scholarship April $2600 To be considered for this scholarship, a student must be pursuing higher education in a science field and be a graduate of Leelanau County. 
Leelanau Township Community Foundation - George W. Anderson Community Endowment Scholarship April $300 This fund provides tuition scholarships to HS graduates for Alma College, University of Michigan, or NMC. Eligibility requirements include academic excellence, 2.7 GPA, community involvement and strong citizenship. Must be a Leelanau resident. 
WR Angell and Peta Williams Memorial Scholarship April $2000 Enrollment at NMC as a science major. Awarded to students who have demonstrated a strong scholastic ability and interest in the sciences. GPA 3.0 Teacher recommendations are a necessary part of the process. Applications in the Counseling Office.
Leelanau County Prospectors Club Scholarship April Three $1500/One $2000. Must be resident of Leelanau County. The recipients will be chosen following individual interviews by an independent Selection Committee on the basis of: scholastic achievement, community involvement/extra curricular activities, financial need, application and personal interview.
Cherryland Electric Cooperative April $1000 renewable for 4 years. Parents have Cherryland Electric Service. 2.75 GPA, academic performance, extra-curricular activities, community involvement and/or after-school employment. Apps in Counseling Office
Paul T & Frances B Johnson Foundation Scholarship May 1 $1-2000 Must be a resident of county 3 of 4 HS years. 4H preference. Financial need. Applications in the Counseling Office.
U of M Balanced Man Scholarship May $500-1500 Available to first year freshmen attending the University of Michigan in the Fall. Recognizes outstanding individuals in the areas of academics, athletics and community service. Applications in the Counseling Office.
NMC: John Lewis Veterans for Peace Scholarship June 1 $1000 Attending NMC, financial need. Must be a direct descendent of a veteran and/or plan a career in some type of peacekeeping activity. 
Zonta - Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship July 1 Three awards: $1250, $750, $500. Leelanau County Resident. Show evidence of active commitment to volunteerism, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements,evidence of experience in local or student government, evidence in international awareness, evidence of dedication to advancing the status of women worldwide. Applications in the counseling office.
Groth & Associates Scholarship July 31 Three awards: $1000. At least 3.0 GPA, Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome. 

Please check that colleges that you are applying to for scholarship opportunities, the guidance office, and listed websites.

If you need more information, have questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact Erin Scholten at: (231) 386-5153 x113 or escholten@northportps.org