South Haven High School
2019 – 2020 Local & Area College Scholarships
Purple Text= Available in paper format only in the SSC Scholarship Drawer
Black Text= Only available as an online application
The Fostering Futures Scholarship (FFS) provides eligible foster youth with scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment. https://www.michigan.gov/setwithmet/0,4666,7-374-87551_61346-331411--,00.html
Open March 15 Closes: June 30
$800 & up
American Legion Oratorical Scholarship
$1,000 & up
Elks National Foundation MVS
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/.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Burger King General Track Scholarship
Rove Pest Control Scholarship
$250 & up
National Wild Turkey Conservation
American Legion Brewer Scholarship
American Legion Guy M. Wilson Scholarship
West Michigan Area MENSA
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.
Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship
LMC Seed of Hope
Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) Encourages high school seniors with talent and commitment to pursue an engineering degree. Application online: Scholarship Application
Cesar Chavez Scholarship
$800 & Up
Michigan Education Association Scholarship
Van Buren Co Education Assoc. Scholarship (VBCEA)
AAUW Pauline Chappell Memorial Scholarship
Up to $1,000
Welch’s/ National Grape Cooperative Scholarship
Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship
Filbrant Family Funeral Home Scholarship
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.
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.
Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship
Student is a Meijer team member or a child (natural, legally adopted, or stepchild) of a Meijer Team Member who has been employed for at least one year by the time of the application deadline. Children of team members must be full-time students to apply, while Meijer team member applicants may be part-time students.
Apply online: https://www.meijer.com/services/meijer-scholarship.html
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.
South Haven Community Memorial Scholarship and/or Rotary Scholarship
To qualify for a South Haven Community Memorial Scholarship the following criteria must be met:
1. Applicants must complete and application form found in the SSC.
2. Applicants must be a senior in good standing who will graduate from South Haven High School
by the end of the current school year.
3. Applicants must attain a minimum 2.5 GPA through the first semester of their senior year.
4. Applicants must complete a written essay, tape/video recording or photo display as required.
5. Applicants must secure a written letter of recommendation.
Candidates should adhere to the following procedure:
1. Tell us how you have made South Haven a better community. You may do this by:
a. Submitting a written essay describing your experience.
b. Submitting a tape recording, video recording or photo display of your experience.
2. Provide one reference letter from an adult who knows of your community service.
3. If applying for the Rotary Scholarship, provide a second reference letter from an adult who can attest to your
living up to the Rotary Four Way Test.
4. Complete the application and turn in all materials to the South Haven High School Student Success Center by
March 1 st .
(20) $500 + iPads
Consumers Credit Union Scholarship
Our Town Players
SENIOR who has participated in a current or past production (this means if you have been in a show, helped backstage, or have been part of the stage crew). Students must submit an application online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaLwJyNtdw6tdXqHYaLSE9QD4HQUbAJQewpOWiWfpBgolOEg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship
For students attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness for human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. 2.5 GPA required. Applications are available in the SSC.
Honor Credit Union Scholarship
American Association of Blacks in Energy
Fruitbelt Officials Association Scholarship
ALSAME- Advocates for Latino Student Advancement in Michigan Education
● Be a high school senior
● Have minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50
● Graduate from a high school in Michigan
● Latina/o/Hispanic ancestry
Scholarship funds MUST be used within the academic year of the award (2020-2021)
Applications available in the SSC.
Michiana 2 Cylinder Club
South Haven Garden Club Scholarship
Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Scholarship
Applicants are asked to submit a persuasive message that shows how you would convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving.
Messages may be in the form of a video, graphic or Tweet that resonates with teens and influences their driving behavior. Must be a Michigan resident.
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.
Bronson South Haven Auxiliary Scholarship
Credit Union One Scholarship
$2,500 (over 4 yrs)
Edward Bocock Memorial Scholarship
Hope Reformed Church Scholarship
Lory’s Place Richard Beckrow Memorial Scholarship
Erin Susanne Photography Scholarship
Open to Kalamazoo County and Van Buren County high school residents who are:
+ Graduating a high school or GED program in 2020 OR 2021
+ Pursuing part-time or full-time enrollment in higher education, including vocational or technical
training, trade school, or two-year or four-year degree programs
Scholarships available in the SSC or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson Controls, Inc. Scholarship
Devon “Devo” Smiley Leave a Legacy
Pullman Pride Dee Wesbey Scholarship
Kiwanis Club Scholarship
American Legion Legacy Scholarship
The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. Online only:
Michael Listiak Music Scholarship
Apply to WMU School of Music
Randy Petter Scholarship K-College
Apply for admission to K-College
May / June Deadlines
Cole Tyrrell Vocal Music Scholarship
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.
South Haven Steelheaders Scholarship
Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund
Must be a youth livestock exhibitor at a local, county, or statewide exhibition or State Fair for a minimum of three years prior to the year of application. Applications are available in the SSC or online: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdard/2020_MYLSF_Scholarship_Application_679397_7.pdf
Michigan Oil & Gas Association
Michigan college, 3.0 GPA, completed FAFSA, resume, transcript, college letter of acceptance. Field of study must allow employment in the crude oil & natural gas industry. Student must submit application online. http://www.michiganoilandgas.org/scholarships
Student Success Center Contact Information
SECRETARY: Jenny Romero email@example.com (269) 637-0593
COUNSELOR A - K: Pam Latus firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNSELOR L - Z: Michael Teekamp email@example.com
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.