South Haven High School

2019 – 2020 Local & Area College Scholarships


IMPORTANT:

November/December Deadlines

$800 & up

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship
Sponsorship by an American Legion Post, US citizen, resident of Michigan, grades 9-12. Student must submit application. Application online.
https://www.michiganlegion.org/oratorical

November 18

$1,000 & up

Elks National Foundation MVS
 US citizen, scholastics, leadership, financial need. Essay & ACT/SAT required. Apply online.
https://www.elks.org/scholars/

November 27

$3,000

West Michigan Air & Waste Management Association

Environmental Scholarships

The West Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (WM-AWMA) is pleased to announce the availability of individual scholarships, each in the amount of $3000, to be awarded to selected students pursuing a career in environmental studies. Scholarship eligibility requirements and application instructions are listed on our website at www.wmawma.org/scholarships/.  

Scholarship Application

December 1

Varies

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Demonstrates outstanding leadership in their activities in school, community, or workplace and a US citizen. First 10,000 applications accepted. Apply early online.
https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

December 14

$1,000

Burger King General Track Scholarship
2.5 GPA, participation in school and community activities, plan to enroll full-time at an accredited 2 or 4 year college, or vocational-technical school. 50, 0000 applications accepted. Apply early online.
https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/

December 15

$500

Rove Pest Control Scholarship
3.0 GPA, letters of recommendation & resumes are encouraged, special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field. Apply online.
http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/

December 31

$500 & Up

GVSU Incoming Freshman and Transfer Merit Scholarships

There is a wide variety of merit-based awards for incoming freshman and first time Grand Valley students. Most require high academic achievement and are automatically awarded to applicants based on information provided in the student's admission application. To be considered for these scholarships, the Admissions Office must receive your completed application and all supporting documents for incoming freshmen by December 31 for fall admission and by March 1 for new transfer students.

https://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/incoming-student-scholarships-freshman-1920-and-forward-210.htm

December 31

January Deadlines

$250 & up

National Wild Turkey Conservation
Three letters of recommendation, current hunting license, membership card, essay, list of activities, 3.0 GPA, active participant. Student must submit application. Application online.
http://www.nwtf.org/resource-library/detail/scholarship-application

January 1

$500

American Legion Brewer Scholarship
Resident of Michigan, son/daughter/grandchild of Veteran; attend a nationally accredited college, 2.5 GPA, financial need, federal tax form, proof of military service. Send applications to District Commander. Application online.
https://www.michiganlegion.org/

January 14

$500

American Legion Guy M. Wilson Scholarship
Resident of Michigan, son/daughter/grandchild of Veteran; attend a Michigan college, 2.5 GPA, financial need, federal tax form, proof of military service Send applications to District Commander. Application online.
https://www.michiganlegion.org/

January 14

$500- $1,000

West Michigan Area MENSA
No membership to MENSA required. Essay of fewer than 550 words. Not based on financial need. Student must mail application. Application online.
www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships

January 15

(15)
$2,000

Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship
High school senior planning to attend a trade school, college or university. Essay 750-1500 words answering “Imagine nearing the end of your life - describe what will have brought you the greatest happiness or success.” Student must submit essay. Application online.
https://www.lmcu.org/about/communityrelations/huttscholarship/

January 31

February Deadlines

$500- 1,000

LMC Seeds of Hope
Resident of Ward 1, 2.5 GPA, complete LMC Scholarship application, Admission application to LMC and FAFSA (financial need). Student must submit application. Application online.
https://www.lakemichigancollege.edu/scholarships

February 1

$2,000

Cesar Chavez Scholarship
Southwestern Michigan senior, Hispanic descent, 3.0 GPA, financial need. Student must submit application. Application online.
http://www.swmchavez.org/ 

February 15

$800 & Up

Michigan Education Association Scholarship 
Dependent of MEA active or retired member in good standing, attend a Michigan college/vocational training (some restrictions apply) and from lower income households. Academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service, resume, essay is an important part of selection, 2 letters of recommendation. Student must submit application. Application online.
https://www.mea.org/mea-scholarship/

February 20

$2,000

Van Buren Co Education Scholarship  
Desire to be a public educator, school social worker, psychologist, etc., 3.0 GPA, recommendations, activities, essay are an important part of the selection.Application available in SSC office.  
Application due to the SHHS Student Success Center.  

February 27

March Deadlines

$1,500

AAUW Pauline Chappell Memorial Scholarship
For young women high school seniors & live in South Haven. Have self-knowledge, awareness of issues facing women today, and the potential for making a positive contribution. When possible, special consideration is given to girls who will be the first generation of their family to attend college. Questionnaire, essay, and interview. Application available in SSC office. Application due to SHHS Student Success Center. https://southhaven-mi.aauw.net/scholarships/

March 1

Albemarle Scholarship

Complete application including future educational plans, school activities, community activities, & work experience.  Transcript & counselor form are also required.

Applications are available in the Student Success Center.  Completed applications also submitted to the Student Success Center.

TBD

Up to $1,000

Welch’s/ National Grape Cooperative Scholarship
Child of an employee of the Welch’s Company in Lawton, MI., or of a National Grape Cooperative member in Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent or Van Buren County, demonstration of extracurricular & community involvement; minimum 2.0 GPA through the first half of the senior year. Apply Online.
​www.kalfound.org

March 1

$1,000

Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship
Family members of Michigan Association of Police, Public Employees or Fire Fighters Union (MAP, MAPE or MAFF). Community activities, awards, honors, leadership, & employment experience. Student must submit application. Application online.
http://www.maff.org/scholarship-information/179-application-instructions 

March 1

Varies

Filbrant Family Funeral Home Scholarship
Must be South Haven High School senior, GPA 2.5 or above, essay, SAT & transcript. Application available in SSC office. Application due to SHHS Student Success Center.

March 1

$2,000

Rosa Parks Scholarship

Must be a senior attending a public or private Michigan High School.  Must graduate by August of the application year.  Must have a GPA of 2.5 or above.  Must complete an application form and essay along with providing official copies of high school transcript and ACT or SAT results.  Any additional requirements to be met as noted in application package.

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4755015/Rosa-Park-Application-2019

March 1

TBD

Calvin Scholarship (Grace J. Calvin)

Must be a graduating senior from the South Haven School District planning to enroll in an accredited college or university, technical or vocational school as a full-time OR part-time student in the fall.  Minimum 2.8 GPA is required. Application, one page statement, & two letters of recommendation are required.  Applications are available in the Student Success Center.  Completed applications to be submitted to the Student Success Center.

March 1

$500

Van Buren County Association of School Boards  

Attend a school district within Van Buren County, attend a college or university, essay, letter(s) of recommendation. Application due to Superintendent’s office. Application online.

Scholarship Form

March 2

 (25) $1,000

Honor Credit Union Scholarship
Open to high school seniors who are members of the Credit Union. 3.0 GPA, essay, academic achievement, community & extracurricular involvement. Student must submit application. Application online.

http://www.honorcu.com/scholarships

March 15

$3,000

American Association of Blacks in Energy
 3.0 GPA, major in business, engineering, math or sciences. Underrepresented minorities, including Hispanics & Native Americans, ACT/SAT scores, essay, 2 references. Student must submit application. Application online.
http://www.aabe.org/index.php?component=

March 15

$500

Van Buren County Association of School Boards 
Attend a school district within Van Buren County, attend a college or university, essay, letter(s) of recommendation. Application due to Superintendent’s office. Application online.

Scholarship Form

March 15

 $500

Fruitbelt Officials Association Scholarship
Student- athlete, 2.5 GPA, plans to attend institution of higher education. Letters of recommendation, essays. Student must submit application. Application online.
http://www.fruitbeltofficials.org/default.aspx

TBD

 $1,000

Brook Krogel Memorial Scholarship
3.00 GPA, attended SHHS, 2 letters of recommendation, essay 500 words, extracurricular activities, college acceptance letter. Application available in SSC office. Application due to SHHS Student Success Center.

March 15

(20) $500 +  iPads

Consumers Credit Union Scholarship
Full-time high school or college students who are Credit Union members, 3.0 GPA, essay, test scores, letter of recommendation. Student must submit application​.
www.consumerscu.org/information/dollarsforscholars

March 18

 Varies

Johnson Controls, Inc. Scholarship 
Reimbursement for cost of books for student entering the field of engineering. 2.5 GPA, SAT Scores, Recommendation. Application available in SSC office.
Application due to SHHS Student Success Center.

March 20

$600

Our Town Players 
Participated in Our Town Players and essay. Student must submit application. Application available in SSC office.

March 25

$1,000

Michiana 2 Cylinder Club  
Pursuing an education in an agricultural related field, college acceptance letter, 3 letters of recommendation, essay & photo. Student must submit application.
​http://www.michianatwocylinder.org/scholarship.php

March 31

$1,000 renew

South Haven Garden Club Scholarship 
2.5 GPA, field of study: Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Forestry, Plant Pathology/Science, City Planning, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Enviro Conservation (including Engineering, Etc.), Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects, South Haven resident, short essay. Student must submit application. Application online.
www.southhavengardenclub.org

March 31

April Deadlines

(12) $2,000

Arbor Financial Credit Union

Open to all high school seniors in Michigan - not just those who are members of the credit union.  Essay required.  No GPA requirement.  Application and essay must be submitted on-line.

arborfcu.org/scholarships

April 1

(3) $1,000

Bronson South Haven Auxiliary Scholarship 
Open to seniors entering the health field, (RN, LPN, Dietician, Physical Therapist, etc.,) need, character, personal statement. Student must mail application to Bronson South Haven Hospital. Application available in SSC office.

April 1

Varies

Credit Union One Scholarship 
Completed 30+ hours of community service during Junior/Senior year. Family member belonging to Credit Union One. 3.00+ GPA. Apply online.
https://www.cuone.org/About/Community-Involvement/Scholarships

April 1

$2,500 (over 4 yrs)

Edward Bocock Memorial Scholarship  
3.00+ GPA, attend South Haven High School, 2 letters of recommendation, essay, extracurricular activities, college acceptance letter, agricultural or education field of study. Application available in SSC office Application available in SSC office..
Application due to SHHS Student Success Center.

April 1

(3) $1,000

Henderson Sloan Scholarship  
Van Buren Co. resident, goal statement, need and activities. Student must submit application​. Application available in SSC office.

 April 1

Varies

Hope Reformed Church Scholarship 
Member of Hope Reformed Church and an active participant in the life of the church.Student must submit application. Application available in SSC office.

April 1

$1,000

Lighthouse Scholarship Fund
Student must have experienced the death of a parent, demonstrate financial need, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. One page essay, transcripts, and two references. Student must submit application. Application online.
http://www.lakelandhealth.org/lorys-place/get-involved/lighthouse-scholarship-fund

April 1

$1,000

Michigan Retailers Association
Parent must be employed by a member of the MRA. ACT scores, extracurricular activities. Apply online.​
www.retailers.com

April 1

$500

Michigan Oil & Gas Association
Michigan college, 3.0 GPA, completed FAFSA, resume, transcript, college letter of acceptance. Field of study must allow employment in crude oil & natural gas industry. Student must submit application.​
http://www.michiganoilandgas.org/scholarships

TBD

Varies

Devon “Devo” Smiley Leave a Legacy
Student Athlete, acceptance to a post secondary college/university, 2.60 GPA, 800 word essay. Application available in SSC office. Application due to SHHS Student Success Center.

April 9

 

(2) $1,000

Pullman Pride Dee Wesbey Scholarship
Resident of Lee Township. Photo of self, brief statement about educational goals and an essay. Student must submit application. Application available in SSC office.

April 13

$1,000

Kiwanis Club Scholarship  
Community service, statement of need and teacher recommendation. Application available in SSC office.
 Application due to SHHS Student Success Center.

April 15

$4,000

upon renewal

Michael Listiak Music Scholarship 
Instrumental music major from Southwest Michigan who plans to pursue a teaching career. Must attend Western Michigan University 3.00 GPA.
https://wmich.edu/music

Apply to WMU School of Music

Varies

Randy Petter Scholarship K-College 
30 ACT or 1300 SAT, admission to Kalamazoo College, open to seniors from South Haven, Bangor, and Fennville.
https://www.kzoo.edu/

Apply for admission to K-College

May / June Deadlines

 $1,000

Cole Tyrrell Vocal Music Scholarship 
Student enrolling in a college vocal music program. Transcript, extracurricular activities, essay, 2 letters of recommendation. Student must submit application. Application available in SSC office.

May 1

$1,000

South Haven Ram Boosters Scholarship

Must be a full time student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and eligible to graduate.  Applicants must participate in a sport during their senior year.  Application, transcript, letter of recommendation, & essay should be turned in to the Athletic Office.  Applications & all other information concerning this scholarship can be found in the Athletic Office or the Student Success Center.

May 8

$500

South Haven Steelheaders Scholarship 
2.5 GPA, member or relative of Steelheader for 3 years, full time student, personal statement, list of activities. Preference given to applicants majoring in the earth sciences, more specifically in wildlife/fisheries management. Student must submit application.​
www.southhavensteelheaders.com

May 15

$1,000

National Blueberry Festival Scholarship
Senior residing in South Haven, Bangor, Covert, Grand Junction, Bloomingdale, Hartford & Glenn. Based on need, ability, character & reason for wanting the scholarship.

2 references, official transcript.  Student must submit application.
https://www.blueberryfestival.com/

May 30

Student Success Center Contact Information

SECRETARY: Jenny Romero jromero@shps.org (269) 637-0593

COUNSELOR A - K: Pam Latus platus@shps.org

COUNSELOR L - Z: Michael Teekamp mteekamp@shps.org

For more scholarship searches, financial aid tips, and more please go to the Student Success Center website: https://shpscounseling.weebly.com/ and visit our “apply to college” and  financial aid & scholarship” pages.