Local Scholarships

Look around here for the scholarships offered in Grand Rapids for you!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship
Eligibility requirements: United States Citizen, senior graduating from a high school in Kent or Ottawa county, earned a 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree from a college, university or vocational institution, participation in a personal interview, and attendance at a half-day college preparatory workshop. Please visit www.grdeltas.org to retrieve all application material.

Michigan Society of Professional Engineers 1980 National Society of Professional Engineers Annual Meeting Committee Grant
Purpose: One $2000 grant for a Michigan high school senior to study engineering at an ABET-accredited college or university in Michigan. Minimum 3.0 GPA required for grades 11 and 12.

Focus: Engineering/Technology; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering/Electronics; Mechanical Engineering Qualify.: Applicant must be: full-time student. High school students considered.

Funds Avail.: Minimum no. of awards: 1. Minimum award amount: $2000. To Apply: Required: application form; transcript; test scores.

Contact: Maura Nessan, Executive Director, 517-487-9388, mspe@voyager.net.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee
Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. Academic achievement is integral to a life of opportunity and we encourage you to review our scholarship information and complete our on-line application.

Guy M. Wilson/William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship – Children of Veterans
Purpose: One-time award of $500 each for undergraduate use at a Michigan college. Must be resident of Michigan and the son or daughter of a veteran, living or deceased. Must submit copy of veteran’s honorable discharge. Must have minimum 2.5 GPA.

Qualify: High school students considered. Award available to U.S. citizens.

Funds Avail.: Minimum award amount: $500. No. and Amount Awarded Last Calendar Year: 15 scholarship(s), totaling $7,500. To Apply: Required: application form; transcript; test scores; financial need analysis; essay.

Contact: Deanna Clark, Programs Secretary, 517-371-4720 ext. 25,  programs@michiganlegion.org.

Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, MI
The Rotary Foundation’s oldest and best-known program, the Ambassadorial Scholarship fund was founded in 1947. Since then, nearly 38,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today, it is the world’s largest privately funded international scholarships program. Its purpose is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. http://www.grrotary.org/Youth/ambassadorial_scholarships.
This unique scholarship was established by the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Charities Foundation in honor of Joel M. Boyden and Thomas Shearer, both of whom served as Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified Grand Rapids area high school senior who has met four standards: scholastic achievement, athletic accomplishment, community service and financial need. http://www.grrotary.org/Foundation/Boydenscholarship

Requirements/Eligibility: High school senior, college freshman, sophomores, and juniors who are dependent sons and daughters of owners of MRA member businesses , or of full-time employees of Michigan Retailer Association member firms OR part-time employees of MRA member businesses who are full-time students. Call 615-320-3149 or email contactus@applyist.com (please include name of the scholarship program or sponsor).

Gerald M. Crane Musical Scholarship
Purpose: For high school students (9th-12th grade) who are residents of Kent or Ottawa counties in Michigan to further pursue their musical endeavors. This may include, but is not limited to formal music training, seminars, workshops, music lessons, music concerts, musical instruments, music books, or summer enrichment programs. Refer to Web site for details and application: http://www.grfoundation.orgQualify.:High school students considered.

Funds Avail.: Minimum award amount: $250. Maximum award amount: $1000. To Apply: Required: application form; interview; essay; reference(s).

Contact: Ruth E. Bishop, Education Program Officer, 616-454-1751,  rbishop@grfoundation.org.

Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship
Student is a current or former ward of the court in Kent County, Michigan pursuing an undergraduate college or vocational education. Must have financial need, a 2.5 minimum GPA and provide a letter of recommendation from a caseworker.

Need the latest technology for college? Looking for financial assistance for a summer learning experience?

The Grand Rapids Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Grand Rapids Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is offering scholarships for high school students in the Greater Grand Rapids area. The chapter has established two levels of awards:

  • Graduating Seniors—32GB iPad2 Wi-Fi + 3G (choice of 3G providers) + cover
  • High School Students 9th—11th grade—Financial assistance for academic/arts/travel tuition-based summer programs
Complete details and the scholarship application documents are available at our website, http://www.akagrandrapids.org, under the AKA Scholarship tab. The scholarship application can be completed online on our website, or submitted electronically by email or by postal mail.

Completed applications are due no later than Friday, May 13, 2011 at 5 pm. For questions regarding the application process, please send an email toakagrandrapids@yahoo.com or call 616.942.2796.

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