Scholarships (Local/National)

Use this live spreadsheet to stay updated with local/national scholarships through your senior year!

Email us for scholarship app questions and help!

Ms. Truong

College adviser

kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net

Ms. Zill

Last names starting with A-Hi

samantha.zill@lansingschools.net

Ms. Cribley

Last names starting with Hj-Rn

carolynn.cribley@lansingschools.net 

Ms. Lindell

Last names starting with Ro-Z & International Students

robin.lindell@lansingschools.net

Gold highlighted scholarships are LOCAL, which means higher chances of winning!

Blue highlighted scholarships are NATIONAL.

 

Scholarship Name

(click for link/file download)

Due Date & how to submit

Eligibility Requirements

App Requirements

Scholarship Amount

International High School Essay Contest (Omega Psi Phi Fraternity)

Oct 14 to Ldrusher@aol.com (call 313-399-2003 for specific scholarship Qs)

College-bound HS senior

-App info page

-700-750 word essay (on political activity and BLM. See app for exact prompt)

1st place: $5,000

2nd place: $3,000

3rd place: $2,000

4th place: $1,000

Homegrown Lansing Black Lives Matter (no app page. Send your application materials to tjs@hgmichigan.com)

Oct 15 to tjs@hgmichigan.com 

-Identify as black

-Graduating from a Lansing high school

-Enter field of business or social justice/change

-Maintain a 2.75+ GPA in college

-One page cover letter with phone number, email address, and paragraph on your background

-One page essay on how you plan to impact the world through the lens of social inequity and social justice and making change being a leader

Two scholarships for $30,000 - $40,000

Lydia Cruz & Sandra Maria Ramos Scholarship

Oct 20

-Identify as Latina (Latinx and female)

-Online application page

-Official high school transcript (email Ms. Truong at kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net before Oct 19th at 5:00pm for your transcript)

-Copy of your university/college acceptance letter

$500

Mark S. McDaniel Legacy Scholarship Contest

Direct link to app unavailable. Ms. Truong sent out the Word Doc file to eligible Eastern HS students on 12/3/2020.

If you haven’t received the email, please email Ms. Truong at kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net for an application packet.

Dec 16th

Email all application materials to Ms. Truong by Dec 16 @ 11:59pm.

kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net 

-Graduating Lansing 2021 senior

-2.0+ GPA

-Application form

-Official transcript (Ms. Truong will submit this for you with all your application materials)

-Resume

-Two letters of recommendation

-250-450 word essay reflecting on MLK’s quote, “Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope”

-1 page personal statement on why you should receive the scholarship

1st place: $5,000

(two recipients)

Finalist award: $2,500

(three recipients)

Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship

Jan 20th @ 8pm

-US citizen or permanent legal resident

-Online application form

-2 min max video addressing how your education helps enable you to pursue your passion to make a positive impact

Up to $25,000

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Feb 1st @ 5pm

-Minority student

-Planning to attend a 4-year college/university

-Demonstrate financial need

-Demonstrate leadership potential and community service

-Online application

-Four essay questions

-One letter of recommendation

-Optional SAT/ACT test scores

-Semi-finalist interview

Up to $30,000

Telluride House Scholarship

Feb 13th

-UM Ann Arbor full-time enrollment next year

-Online application

-3 essays (1 optional)

-UM Ann Arbor full room and board (housing and meals), live in scholarship house with 25 other UM Ann Arbor students

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness

Feb 15th

-Planning on attending a 4-year college/university

-1,200 to 1,500 word essay describing impact of Alzheimer’s disease on you, your families/communities, and what you have learned from coping with Alzheimer’s.

-Transcript (email Ms. Truong for a copy kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net)

$5,000 - 400 (numerous recipients)

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

Feb 18th @ 4pm

-U.S. citizen or permanent resident

-3.0+ GPA

-Currently enrolled in or have completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science is the subject.

-Planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other related field from a 4-year college or transfer from a 2-year college

-Online application (link)

-Transcript (email Ms. Truong for help kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net)

-Copy of first two pages of IRS 1040 tax form (parent and/or self)

-One recommendation

$40,000 ($10,000 per year)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Lansing Alumnae Chapter

Direct link to app unavailable. Ms. Truong sent out the Word Doc file to eligible Eastern HS students on Feb 1st.

If you haven’t received the email, please email Ms. Truong at kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net for an application packet.

Feb 23rd

Email all application materials to Ms. Truong by Feb 23rd @ 11:59pm.

kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net 

-2.75+ GPA

-Black/African American female

- US Citizen

- Application form

- High School Transcript

- Two letters of recommendation

- Letter of acceptance to college

- 500-750 word essay on your educational and career goals and why you deserve the scholarship

- Signed Photo Release Form and a recent photo

$500 - 2,500

Society of Women Engineers

March 1st @ 5pm

-3.0+ GPA

-Woman or other underrepresented gender

-Michigan high school 2021 graduating senior

-Planning to attend 4-year college/university

-Engineer major

-Online application form (link)

-1 page essay on why you want to be an engineer and how the scholarship would help you

-Official transcript (email Ms. Truong for help kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net)

$1,000 (two awards)

Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation

March 2nd

-2.5+ GPA

-Michigan high school senior

-Online application form (link)

-Transcript (email Ms. Truong for help kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net)

-Two letters of recommendation

-200-300 word essay on how you will emulate impact of Rosa Parks today

$2,000

PFCU McCrumb Scholarship

March 15th

-Member of PFCU (credit union)

-Student application page

-Letter of recommendation

-500 word essay on a life experience and how it influenced your personal development

$1,000 (ten recipients)

LEAF Scholarship

March 23rd

Email all additional application materials to lansingleaf@gmail.com and copy robin.lindell@lansingschools.net 

-3.0+ GPA

-Graduating senior within Lansing School District

-Application form (link)

-High school transcript

-2 letters of recommendation

-Copy of your college acceptance letter

$500 - 2,500

Omega Psi Phi Scholarship

Direct link to app unavailable. Ms. Truong sent out the Word Doc file to eligible Eastern HS students on 01/05/21.

If you haven’t received the email, please email Ms. Truong at kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net for an application packet.

March 24th

Email all application materials to Ms. Truong by March 24th @ 11:59pm.

kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net 

-2.5+ GPA

-African-American male

Application form

Essay on why you should be awarded the scholarship (500 words max)

-2 letters of recommendation

-Official transcript

-College acceptance letter

$500-1,000 (multiple awards)

Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award

March 26th

Email application to zcmcaywpa@gmail.com

-Identify as a woman

-16-19 years old on April 1st, 2021

-Active commitment and experience in volunteerism, local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).

-Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs

-Support in Zonta International's mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

-Application (link) sent to zcmcaywpa@gmail.com

-Verification of college enrollment and/or employment

-Two letters of recommendation

$1,500 (district level award)

$5,000 (international level award)

MSU Black Alumni - Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

March 30th

-Accepted and planning to enroll in MSU for Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 with a minimum of 12 credits (full-time)

-Involved in high school extracurricular activities, community service, or employed.

-Demonstrate financial need (submit your FAFSA to MSU)

-Online application form (link)

-Two letters of recommendation. At least one must be from school staff member. (link for recommendation form)

-Copy of acceptance letter to MSU

-Resume

-FAFSA Student Aid Report

(24 scholarships with various awards)

Sigma Lambda Beta: Adam Rashad Coleman Scholarship

March 31st

-Incoming freshman to University of Michigan Ann Arbor

-Send 1-page resume to slbzeta86@umich.edu

$500

LAFCU Write to Educate Essay Contest

March 31st

-Michigan high school senior

-Attending an accredited college/university in Michigan for Fall 2020

-Not a member or related to a member of LAFCU

-Application form (link)

-500 word essay on long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on society

$2,500

Dollars for Scholars: Adventure Credit Union

March 31st

-Member or related to member of Adventure Credit Union

-Application form (link)

-500-1000 word essay on why having good credit is important for your future and what steps you are taking as a young adult to build credit

$1,000 (2 awards)

$500 (2 awards)

Lansing Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship

Direct link to app unavailable. Ms. Truong sent out the Word Doc file to eligible Eastern HS students on 03/05/21.

If you haven’t received the email, please email Ms. Truong at kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net for an application packet.

April 1st

Email all application materials to Ms. Truong by April 1st @ 11:59pm.

kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net

-2.5+ GPA

-Identify as a man

-Identify as minority group

-Demonstrate involvement in school activities, employment, and/or community service

-Application form

-Official transcript

-Proof of acceptance of college

-750-1000 word essay on how you will use college to benefit yourself, family, and community

$1,000

Josie Rewald Memorial Community College Scholarship

April 14th @ 5pm

-Michigan resident

-Incoming/continuing community college student

-Woman

-Engineering major, intention to transfer to 4-year college/university

-Online application (link)

-1 page essay on why you want to enter STEM field and how the scholarship would help you

-Two letters of recommendation

$1,000 (2 awards)

Hugh Spagnuolo Excellence in Writing

(Eastern HS only!!)

Direct link to app unavailable. Word Doc file emailed and posted on Google Classrooms for Eastern HS seniors.

Email robin.lindell@lansingschools.net for an application packet.

April 19th

Email all app materials to robin.lindell@lansingschools.net

-Eastern HS graduating senior

-Application/entry form

-1,000-2,000 essay analyzing your favorite book and what you liked and disliked about it (academic style, no 1st person reference, no name listed on essay)

$2,500

SET SEG Skilled Trade Scholarship

April 19th

-Michigan resident, attending Michigan public school

-Plans to enroll in 2-year college or technical school

-Online application (link)

-Official transcript ((email Ms. Truong for help kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net)

-500 word or less essay on why you chose your skilled trade career path and why you deserve the scholarship

-1 letter of recommendation

$500

Phi Beta Sigma: Dr. Irvin E Vance Scholarship

Direct link to app unavailable. Ms. Truong sent out the Word Doc file to eligible Eastern HS students on 02/03.

If you haven’t received the email, please email Ms. Truong at kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net for an application packet.

April 20th

Email all application materials to Ms. Truong by April 20th @ 11:59pm.

kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net

-2.8+ GPA

-Male, graduating 2021 senior intending on 2-year community college or 4-year college/university

-Application form

-Short essay on your future goals and how you envision impacting others through community service involvement (300-500 words)

-Official transcript (email Ms. Truong for help kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net)

$500 (2 awards)

LSEA Scholarship

Direct link to app unavailable. Word Doc file emailed and posted on Google Classrooms for Eastern HS seniors.

Email robin.lindell@lansingschools.net for an application packet.

April 23rd @ 5pm

Email all materials to spotter@lsea.org and copy robin.lindell@lansingschools.net

-Must be a member of graduating 2021 senior class

-Attended Lansing School District for at least 1 year, currently attending

-Planning to attend college in fall 2021

-In financial need

-Application form

-Essay

-One letter of recommendation

$1,000 3 awards

One award for each Lansing high school (Eastern HS, JW Sexton, Everett HS)

Asian Pacific American Women’s Association (APAWA) Education Awards

Direct link to app unavailable. Ms. Lindell sent out the Word Doc file to eligible Eastern HS students on 01/29.

If you haven’t received the email, please email Ms. Lindell at robin.lindell@lansingschools.net for an application packet.

April 27th

Email all application materials to Ms. Lindell by April 27th @ 11:59pm.

robin.lindell@lansingschools.net

-HS senior

-Asian Pacific American (US Citizen or Permanent resident)

-Need for Financial Aid

-Participation with community service

-Desire to continue education after high school graduation (all venues of education apply)

-Application form

-Personal statement on educational goals, experience as an Asian American, and pandemic challenges.

-1 recommendation

$2,500 - 500 (multiple awards)

Junior Achievement

April 27th

Email all application materials to Ms. Truong by April 27th @ 11:59pm.

kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net

-2.75+ GPA

-Participated in a Junior Achievement program (Everyone should meet this eligibility since you all participated in Reverse Job Shadowing events through Junior Achievement)

-Application form (link)

-Transcript

-250-300 word essay on financial literacy

-Letter of recommendation

$250-2,000

Lansing Juneteenth Essay Scholarship Contest: Olivet College scholarship

May 1st

-Accepted and intending to enroll at Olivet College in Fall 2021

-Application form (link)

-600-800 word essay answering application questions on Juneteenth

-Official transcript (email Ms. Truong for help kimberly.truong@lansingschools.net)

Up to $30,000 (1st place and 2nd place award available)

Case Credit Union Scholarship

May 1st

-High school senior enrolling in college

-Member of Case Credit Union

-Online application form (link)

- Less than 500 word essay on a defining life event, describe 3 aspects of financial literacy that will help define you in the future

-High school transcript

-Two letters of recommendation

-Proof of college acceptance

$1,000 (13 awards)

Lawrence Tech University: STEM Scholar Award

May 1st

-Accepted to Lawrence Tech University, incoming fall 2021 first-year student

-Submitted FAFSA

-Planning on majoring in STEM majors (click here for list of eligible majors)

-Application form (link here, use application login account)

$19,650 (renewable for 4 years for a total of $78,600)

Black and Gold Scholarship: KDL Foundation

May 7th

-3.0+ GPA

-Graduating senior from Greater Lansing area high school

-Planning to attend college/university

-Application form (link)

-Resume

-Transcript

-Essay

-Copy of college acceptance letter

-Head/shoulder photograph of self

$500 (multiple awards)

TRANSCENDING Black Girl Magic Scholarship

May 9th

-2.75+ GPA

-Identify as a black woman

-Current high school senior living in Michigan or Illinois

-Online application form

-2 required essays

-Proof of enrollment at 2-year or 4-year college/university

$1,300

Junior League of Lansing Scholarship

May 28th

-Identify as a woman

-Commitment to academic excellence

-Involved in community service/volunteering

-Enrolling in college

-Application form (link)

-Transcript

-Resume if available

$3,000

Websites to search for more local/national scholarships:

http://www.fastweb.com

https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-372--471235--,00.html

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

https://www.petersons.com/scholarship-search.aspx