2018 -2019 Scholarship Opportunities

Please allow counselors 5 business days to process applications if needed - Thank You.

Scholarships are updated when they are received for that year.

Scholarship Applications can be found in the GRAY filing cabinet labeled "Scholarships" in the Counseling Office unless otherwise noted.

Here’s a few scholarship websites you may find helpful as well:  Fastweb.com, StudentScholarships.org, and michiganlegion.org/scholarships

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

Voice of Democracy Competition

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Award: Varies

The competition is open to students in grades 9-12.  Must submit a 3-5 minute audio essay on “Why My Vote Matters”. For more details stop by the counseling office.

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit

Deadline: January 18, 2019

Awards vary. (12)

Visit www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org for an application. Must be admitted into U of M and meet one of the following criteria to apply: ACT score of 31 or higher, SAT of 1430 or higher or be in the top 1% of your graduating class. Must submit an essay, letters of reference, and a transcript.

NALS of Michigan Scholarship        

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Award: $1,000

Must have at least a B average, in need of financial assistance, and pursuing a career in the legal field.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: January 26, 2018

Award: $3,000

Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, letter of recommendation from a Varsity hockey coach, 500 word essay, etc. For a complete list of criteria rules and guidelines, and an application go to www.RyanFischer.org

Lake Michigan Credit Union Hutt Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Award: $2,000 (10)

High school seniors entering a trade school, college or university may apply.  Must write a 750 word essay on a selected question.  For more info visit www.lmcu.org/hutt

Michigan Council of Women in Technology Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Award: Not specified

To apply you must be a female, Michigan resident, and enrolled in a college or university. For an application go to www.mcwt.org

FEBRUARY

Special Tree Health Scholarship

Deadline: February 5, 2018

Award: $1,000

Must be studying a health-related field in college. Two letters of recommendation are required, and a copy of your transcript. To apply go to www.specialtree.com/high-school-scholarship-program For questions contact Elizabeth Trevorrow at 734-838-6000.

Stock to Scholarship Challenge

Deadline to Register: February 5th, 2018

Award: $5,000, $2,000, $1,000

Students will compete in a stock market game/contest sponsored by Bloomfield Hills Financial.  An informational packet is available in the counseling office for interested students, or to register visit www.stocktoscholarship.com or email them at stocktoscholarship@yahoo.com

Michigan First Credit Union Scholarship

Deadline: February 6, 2017

Award: $1,000 (31)

Applicants must submit either a video or essay to be considered for a scholarship.  For more details go to youngfreemichigan.com

Court of St. Brigid Scholarship

Deadline: February 17, 2018

Applicants must be girls between the ages of 17 -23 who are Irish/Catholic.  For applications and more info go to www.ctofstbrigid.com or call Maureen Kelly at 734.632.0334

New Metropolitan Detroit Club

Award: $1,000 (2)

Deadline:  February 17, 2018

Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to apply, two letters of recommendation, essay, and a list of extra-curricular activities.  One of the awards will go to a student attending a Black college or university.  Applications are available in the counseling office or you may request one at Education@NewMetroDetroitNANBPWC.org or call 313-554-0969.

Community Choice Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Award: $5,000

Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply and a strong record of giving big to the community through volunteerism or public service.  To apply go to MichiganScholarship.com

Michigan Education Assoc.(MEA) Scholarship

Deadline: February 22, 2018

Award: $1,500 (22 awarded last year)

Applications are available at www.mea.org/mea-scholarship   Must include 2 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and personal resume to apply. Must be a dependent of MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing. Questions can be directed to Barb Hitchcock at bhitchcock@mea.org or 517.333.6276.

MARCH

Robert Edward Lang Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Award: $1,000

Must be pursuing a degree related to international studies, be Pell Grant eligible, and have a 2.5 GPA or better.  For more information and to apply visit www.unadetroit.org 

Society of Women Engineers

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Award: Varies

Must be a female pursuing an engineering degree at a university or college with ABET accreditation.  Minimum GPA of 3.0, and submit transcripts.  For more information and to apply go to www.swe.org   Applications also available in the counseling office.

NFL Alumni -Detroit Chapter

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Award: $2,500 for one male/female athlete NOT receiving athletic scholarships to play sports.

Must have 3.0 GPA or higher, or ACT minimum score of 19, or SAT minimum score of 1090. Letter of recommendation from high school coach, etc. Applications are available online only at www.nflalumnidet.org under Scholarships.

Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies Scholarship

Deadline: March 3, 2017

Award: $500 - $1,000

Must be a graduating senior intending to enroll at either Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Henry Ford Community College, Wayne County Community College, or Wayne State University to apply.  To complete an online application or download a paper application go to www.metrobureau.org/2017-scholarship/application

Livonia Arts Commission

Deadline: March 9, 2018

Must be a Livonia resident, provide 3 letters of recommendation, major in fine arts, and provide examples of work if chosen as a finalist.  For an application stop by the counseling office.

Community Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 13, 2017

To apply visit cfsem.org/SCHOLARHSIPS

Community Financial Credit Union Scholarship

Deadline: March 13, 2018

Award: $1,000 (19)

Applicant must have their own Community Financial account and have it open on or before September 14, 2017. Must also demonstrate the credit union’s “People Helping People” philosophy.  One letter of recommendation is also required.  To submit an application go to www.cfcu.org/scholarships  If you have any questions contact Maryellen Ferro at 734.663.0401.  Information is also available in the counseling office.

Livonia Firefighters Scholarship

Deadline: March 16, 2018

Award: $1,000 (2)

Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, two letters of recommendation, and complete a 500 word essay.  For more information visit www.cantonfoundation.org/scholarships

Westland Community Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 27, 2017

Award: $500-1,000

Must be a Westland resident to apply, demonstrate success in Career Technical classes, maintain a 2.2 GPA overall or higher, and have involvement in extracurricular activities. Applications are available in the counseling office.

Michigan Columbus Federal Credit Union

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Award: $1,000

Must be a current member of the credit union or child, grandchild of current member. Must include an official transcript, application, and a 250-500 word essay.  For an application stop by the Counseling Office.

Great Clips Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Award: $250-$1,500

To apply and for more details go to:greatclipscareers.com/scholarships 

Livonia Paraprofessional’s Association Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Award: $250

Must be a graduating senior from CHS, SHS, or FHS or an active, laid off or retired member's child graduating from high school.  Must have at least a 2.5 GPA and three letters of recommendation. Consideration will be given for involvement in extra curricular activities, community service projects, and employment.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

APRIL

The Donovan Xavier Baker Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Award: $2,500

Must be an African American male ages 17-22, and submit an essay.  For more information and to apply go to: thedonovanxavierbakerscholarshipfund.com

William G. Coyne Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Must be a member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of 6 months.  GPA of at least 3.0 or above, complete 30 or more hours of community service during Junior/Senior year of high school ending April 1, 2019.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

U of M Club of Northville

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Award: Eight $750 awards will be given

To be eligible you must be admitted to one of U of M’s 3 campuses. To access the form go to umclubs.com/northville then click on “scholarship.” An essay and two letters of recommendation is also required.

Michigan Retailers Association

Deadline: April 2, 2018

Award: $1,000 (19)

Apply online at www.bit.ly/mrascholarships.com under the Education & Events tab, or call 800-366-3699 for an application.  The student or parent must be employed at a business that is a member of the MRA.

James P. Carli Scholarship

Deadline: April 13, 2018

Award: $1,000

Must be a Livonia senior from one of the high schools. The scholarship seeks to recognize and reward students who demonstrate the qualities of dependability, integrity, and consideration of others, and who demonstrate service to the school. To apply see Mrs. Hammeran in the Guidance office. Must have three staff recommendations in addition to the application.

Ian Clemens Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 14, 2018

Award: $1,000

Must be accepted at an accredited four-year public Michigan university - engineering program.  Proof of enrollment required.  Must have a 3.9 GPA, ACT of 32 or SAT of 1400 or higher, two letters of recommendation, and an essay.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office or online at: http://ianclemensfoundation.org/index.php/home/scholarship-information/

Kenneth B. McClain Scholarship

Deadline: April 17, 2018  2:30pm

Award: One $1,500 scholarship

To be eligible you must be a graduating senior from a Livonia Public High School or an active, laid off, or retired LEA member’s child graduating from high school. You must be accepted to a four-year college or two-year community college transfer program for

fall 2015. You must have a minimum 4.0 GPA and an ACT composite test score of 28 or an SAT composite test score of 1860. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Completed Stevenson High School applications must be turned into Mrs. Hammaren in the Stevenson Counseling Offices.

LEA Community College or Technical/Trade School Scholarship

Deadline: April 17, 2018 2:30 p.m.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

To be eligible you must be a graduating senior from a Livonia Public High School. You must be accepted to a two-year community college or technical/trade school. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Two letters of recommendation required and guidance counselor recommendations.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Completed Stevenson High School applications must be turned into Mrs. Hammaren in the Stevenson Counseling Offices.

Frost PTSA Volunteer Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2018

Award: $500

Must have attended Frost Middle School, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and be a current PTSA member to apply.  For more info and to pick up an application stop by the counseling office.

Fernon Feenstra Scholarship/Livonia Kiwanis Club

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Award: $1,000 (10-15)

Two different scholarships are available to eligible students.  Mr. Sunshine Scholarship requires a 3.0 GPA or higher along with 3 letters of recommendation.  Schoolcraft College Technical Scholarship is for a student with a 2.0 GPA, planning to attend the school and enroll full-time in a technical program.  For more information visit www.livoniakiwanis.org 

Spree Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Award: $2,000 (6)

Must be a Livonia resident, include a transcript with the application, and attend a college in Michigan.  Financial need will be considered.  For an application go to the City of Livonia website - City Commissions - Youth Commission or stop by the counseling office.

Nick Collins Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Award: $2,000 (4 awards will be given)

Must be a senior student athlete from SHS with a minimum 2.5 GPA,copy of high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a short essay describing why you wish to be considered for this scholarship.  Applications are available in the counseling office and should be turned in to Ms. Wozniak when completed.

Gabe Award Scholarship (in honor of Stephen Gabrian)

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Award: $250.00

Must be a senior student athlete graduating from SHS with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who is an exceptional leader displaying courage or perseverance in dealing with a challenging situation or major setback.  Consideration given for extra curricular activities and community service projects.  Applications available in the counseling office and should be turned in to Ms. Wozniak when completed.

Vision Fair Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Award: $1,000

Must have a 2.8 GPA or higher. For more information visit http://akatao.net/scholarship/

NAACP Student Scholarship

Award: $500

Deadline: April 23, 2018

Must have at least a 2.5 GPA and live in Wayne County to apply. One letter of recommendation is required and a 300 word essay.  Applications available in the counseling office.

LEADS Scholarship (Livonia Educational Administrators Assoc.

Deadline: April 27, 2018

Award: $1,500

Must have a senior with a minimum 2.8 GPA and be pursuing a degree in K-12 education. Must submit 3 letters of recommendation and possess evidence of community or extra-curricular school service related to children/education. See an administrator for more information, applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Parkside Credit Union

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Award: $1,000 (3)

Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, two letters of recommendation, an essay of 150-200 words describing personal and educational goals.  For more information and an application stop by the counseling office.

MAY

Vibe Credit Union Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Award: $1,500 (5)

Must be a Vibe credit union member for a minimum of two years.  Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, perform at least 20 hours of community service during junior/senior years, and provide two letter of recommendation and official high school transcripts.  To fill out an online application go to www.vibecreditunion.com   

Pugh Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Award: $2,500

Applicant must be an organ recipient or transplant candidate, or family member of someone who is directly impacted by organ, cornea or tissue donation.  Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and planning to attend a two or four year university or technical/vocational school.  Applications available in the counseling office.

AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Award: $1,000 (4)

Must show documented proof of being a safety in elementary or middle school.  Must have a 3.0 GPA, and ACT score of 21 or higher to apply.  Applications available online at michigan.aaa.com  Must have counselor signature and submit application to your counselor for mailing.   If you have questions you can email scholarships@aaamichigan.com

BASF Women in Business Scholarship

Deadline: May 4, 2018

Award: $1000 (2)

Must be a female, have 3.0 GPA or higher, and submit a 500 - 1000 word essay to this email: amanda.woodcock@basf.com Questions can be sent to this address as well.  More information on the essay requirements can be found in the Counseling office.

Jeffrey P. Beitzel Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 22, 2017

Award: $1,000

Must have a minimum 2.2 GPA, one letter of recommendation, and submit an essay detailing their interest in continued education and plans for the future utilizing their continued education.  Involvement in school/community activities or other experiences that challenge the student is also a criteria for the scholarship. More information and an application are available in the counseling office.  

Arab American/Chaldean Council Scholarship

Deadline: May 6, 2017

Award: Not stated

Must be of Arab/Chaldean descent, 3.0 GPA minimum, two letters of recommendation, and submit an essay.  Applications available in the Guidance office.  If you have questions contact Kimberly Hassan at 248.559.1990 or email at kimberlyh@myacc.org

Livonia Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Deadline: May 11, 2018

Award: $1,000 (6) to attend a university, (3) to pursue an Associate’s Degree or Skilled Trades Certificate

Must attend one of the following chamber schools: Schoolcraft College, Madonna, Eastern Michigan, Wayne State, Davenport University, and Walsh College to apply, and submit a 500 word essay. Eligible seniors must graduate from Livonia Franklin, Churchill, Stevenson, Clarenceville, or Ladywood High School.  Applications available in the Scholarship filing cabinet or for more info call the chamber at 734.427.2122.

Roger Burns Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Award: Not stated

Must provide an official transcript, ACT or SAT test scores, two letters from school personnel, two letters from non-school personnel. Applicants must submit their application to the Livonia United Masons Lodge No. 152 on 7 mile road in Livonia.  Applications are available in the counseling office.

Stefan Wanczyk Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Award: $2,000

Must maintain a 2.5GPA or higher and demonstrate financial need to apply.  Applications are available in the counseling office. If you have any questions you can contact Debi Connell at 248.764.4346

JUNE

St. Mary Mercy Scholarship        

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Award: $1,000 (2)

Open to any senior interested in a career in health care, must supply a transcript of grades and submit an essay. Or to a dependent of a St. Mary employee regardless of their chosen field of study.  For more information and to apply go to http://www.stmarymercy.org/student-scholarships or stop by the counseling office for an application. For questions call 734-655-3002.

Webster Elementary PTA Scholarship

Deadline: June 6, 2018

Award: $500

Must be a student who attended Webster for 2 or more years and is a current PTSA member at their school. A letter of recommendation and a written essay are required to apply. More information can be found in the Scholarship cabinet under “Webster” in the Counseling Office.

Zonta Club Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Award: $750

This scholarship is open to all women and requires an official transcript, letter of recommendation, and application.  For more information and to apply visit http://tiny.cc/WomenEmpoweringWomen 

July

Italian American Club Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Candidates must establish Italian ancestry, have a B average and have taken the ACT/SAT.  Financial need will be considered. Must be outstanding in character, integrity, and leadership. For more info and to obtain an application contact the Italian American Club of Livonia at 734-953-1106 ext. 2 or 39200 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154 or stop by the counseling office.

Florence Potts Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2018

Award: $500

Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, pursue a career in Education, displays financial need, and has a documented Individualized Education Plan to apply.  Download an application at www.fepfoundation.org 

August

Kelsey’s Law Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Award: $5,000

For more information and to apply visit www.michiganautolaw.com/kelseys-law-scholarship