scholarships-in-michiganFor students who reside in Michigan or wish to study in the state, there are numerous scholarships in Michigan that can help provide financial support for attending one of the 46 public or 49 private colleges within its borders. As the 9th most populous and most extensive state east of the Mississippi River, it is no surprise that Michigan is home to some of the top-ranked universities in the Midwest and nation. Whether you were born and raised or are considering moving to the “Great Lakes State,” the following are 25 excellent scholarships that can help alleviate the hefty price tag of achieving your higher education dreams.

1. Abrams Grant

Deadline: February 7th

Established to provide financial assistance to members of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE), the Abrams Grant is awarded annually for $3,000 to full-time students who are enrolled in a civil or surveying engineering degree program at a post-secondary institution within Michigan. The scholarship program is open to all student members of the society who are U.S. citizens, are legal residents of Michigan, gained enrollment into an ABET-accredited engineering program, have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and submit an essay discussing their interests in engineering.

Contact

Abrams Grant
P.O. Box 15276
Lansing, MI 48901
(517) 487-9388
[email protected]

2. AIST Judith A. Quinn Detroit Member Chapter Scholarship

Deadline: April 30th

In honor of Judith A. Quinn who was a pioneer for women in the Detroit steel industry, the Detroit Member Chapter of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) offers one $2,500 and one $5,000 scholarship to the children or grandchildren of a chapter member in good standing for two or more consecutive years. Eligible candidates must be undergraduate students enrolled full-time in an accredited engineering or metallurgy with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Contact

AIST Judith A. Quinn Detroit Member Chapter Scholarship
41158 Savage Rd.
Belleville, MI 48111
(734) 699-6817
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

3. Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship is granted annually to African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander students who are attending a non-profit public or private institution with a major in Fine Arts. Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and be a resident of Kent County in Michigan.

Contact

Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship
185 Oakes Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-1751
[email protected]

4. Carol Robinson Beals Nursing Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

Created in honor of Dr. Carol Robinson Beals who was the President of the Beals Institute and devoted to the study of rheumatology, this Nursing Endowed Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the undergraduate BSN nursing program at Michigan State University. Preference for the $1,000 award will be given to students who are permanent residents of a rural area in the state of Michigan, come from a family of modest means, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Contact

Carol Robinson Beals Nursing Endowed Scholarship
1355 Bogue St. Room C130
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-4827
[email protected]

5. Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

Deadline: April 1st

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) offers the Children of Veterans Tuition Grant to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to natural or adopted children of a U.S. military veteran who was the legal resident of Michigan immediately before entering service. Eligible candidates for the up to $2,800 yearly award must be between the ages of 16 and 26, be enrolled at least part-time at an approved Michigan institution, and be a Michigan resident for at least one year.

Contact

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant
608 West Allegan St.
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3324
[email protected]

6. Dr. Gerald O’ Connor Michigan Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship

Deadline: January 2nd

Each year, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) grants the Dr. Gerald O’ Connor Michigan Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship to association youth members with one year or more of active membership from Michigan who are enrolled at an accredited U.S. institution. In order to be eligible for this $2,000 four-year scholarship, candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and showcase a commitment to horse racing.

Contact

Dr. Gerald O’ Connor Michigan Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship
P.O. Box 278
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 225-8211
[email protected]

7. Earl R. Sorensen Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: February 15th

Sponsored by the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Association, two Earl R. Sorensen Memorial Scholarships for $2,000 each are granted to residents of Iowa or Michigan who are enrolled full-time in an accredited undergraduate four-year program in agriculture, except the areas of food service, parks and recreation studies, or dietetics. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens, be a member of the FFA, and obtain an FFA advisor’s electronic signature approval.

Contact

Earl R. Sorensen Memorial Scholarships
108 Natural Resources
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-9221
[email protected]

8. Gerber Foundation Dan Gerber Sr. Medallion Scholarship

Deadline: February 28th

As a highly competitive scholarship program established by the Gerber Foundation, the Dan Gerber Sr. Medallion Scholarship is granted to recognize academic excellence in graduating seniors from each of the five school districts in Newaygo County within western Michigan who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.71 or higher. The $8,000 scholarship can be applied to tuition, academic fees, or textbooks over the course of four years of undergraduate study.

Contact

Gerber Foundation Dan Gerber Sr. Medallion Scholarship
4747 West 48th St. Suite 153
Fremont, MI 49412
(231) 924-7906
[email protected]

9. Harry J. Morris Jr. Emergency Services Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Established by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Harry J. Morris Jr. Emergency Services Scholarship is provided to residents of Kent, Allegan, Ionia, Barry, Ottawa, Montcalm, Muskegon, or Newaygo County in Michigan who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution in the field of emergency medical technician, paramedic, or firefighter training. Eligible candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Contact

Harry J. Morris Jr. Emergency Services Scholarship
185 Oakes Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-1751
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

10. Julius and Esther Stulberg International String Competition Award

Deadline: February 1st

With the goal of promoting excellence in string instrument performance by gifted young artists, the Julius and Esther Stulberg International String Competition is held each spring for Michigan residents under the age of 20 who play the violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Eligible applicants must submit an online application with an uploaded recording. While bronze medalists receive $3,000 and silver medalists earn $4,000, the winner of the gold medal will be granted $5,000.

Contact

Julius and Esther Stulberg International String Competition Award
359 South Kalamazoo Mall Suite 14
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 343-2776
[email protected]

11. King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies

Funded by the State of Michigan to increase the pool of underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in higher education, the King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Scholarship Program awards up to $20,000 for master’s students and $35,000 for doctoral students who will sign a commitment to serve at least three years in a faculty or administrative position at any postsecondary institution in Michigan. Applicants must submit an application, personal essay, budget statement, dissertation proposal, and three letters of recommendation.

Contact

King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Scholarship Program
915 East Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-8119
[email protected]

12. MGMA Midwest Section Scholarships

Deadline: May 1st

With the mission of promoting healthcare leaders’ personal and professional growth, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) offers the Midwest Section Scholarships to student members who reside in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. In order to be eligible for the maximum $5,000 award, candidates must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program related to medical practice management.

Contact

MGMA Midwest Section Scholarships
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 293-3450
[email protected]

13. Michigan Competitive Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies

Established in 1964 to foster the pursuit of postsecondary education, the Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) Program is funded by the state of Michigan to provide tuition assistance for high school seniors who are accepted to attend a degree-granting public or independent higher education institution in the state. Based on both financial need and merit, candidates must take the ACT test and achieve a qualifying composite score to be considered.

Contact

Michigan Competitive Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-4897
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

14. Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship

Deadline: May 31st

Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship awards annual funding to graduating high school seniors who are legal residents of Michigan, will be continuing their education at an accredited institution, and have been a youth exhibitor of the Michigan State Fair or Michigan Livestock Expo for a minimum of three years. Along with the application, candidates must submit two letters of reference, ACT and SAT scores, high school transcripts, and an essay describing career goals related to agriculture.

Contact

Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship
P.O. Box 13295
Lansing, MI 48901
(517) 241-2865
[email protected]

15. Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

The Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Scholarship is provided annually to graduate students of ethnic minority from Michigan who have been accepted to or are currently attending any accredited law school in the United States with the intent to earn a law degree. Eligible candidates must be a legal permanent resident in Michigan, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Contact

Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Scholarship
250 Monroe Avenue NW Suite 800
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 831-1700
[email protected]

16. North American International Auto Show High School Poster Contest

Deadline: November 22nd

Each year, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) hosts a High School Poster Contest to provide a unique opportunity for students in grades 10-12 to become involved in the premier auto show while gaining experience in a creative competition. Open to all Michigan residents, the contest requires participants to create a 25”x21” original two-dimensional piece of artwork related to the automotive industry, with any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster.

Contact

North American International Auto Show High School Poster Contest
1900 West Big Beaver Suite 100
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 283-5138
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

17. Peggy Kommer Novosad Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Peggy Kommer Novosad Scholarship is offered to a resident of Kent County in Michigan who is currently completing or already possesses an undergraduate degree from GVSU or MSU and will be pursuing a graduate degree in business or law at any accredited institution in the state. Eligible applicants for the $2,500 award must demonstrate financial need, be enrolled on full-time status, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Contact

Peggy Kommer Novosad Scholarship
185 Oakes Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-1751
[email protected]

18. R.W. Knoll Fire Science Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: August 27th

At Macomb Community College, the R.W. Knoll Fire Science Memorial Endowed Scholarship is offered to provide tuition assistance for students who are currently enrolled at least half-time with six credits each semester in the Fire Science program. In order to be eligible for the $1,000 yearly scholarship, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, be a resident of Macomb County in Michigan, and compose a brief biography.

Contact

R.W. Knoll Fire Science Memorial Endowed Scholarship
44575 Garfield Rd.
Clinton, MI 48038
(586) 445-7999
[email protected]

19. Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: March 1st

Each year, the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation offers a $2,000 non-renewable award to graduating Michigan public or private high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Along with the application, candidates must provide a college acceptance letter, official high school transcript, three letters of recommendation, and list of all community activities showing leadership and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks.

Contact

Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 950
Detroit, MI 48231
(313) 222-2538
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

20. Saginaw Community Foundation Collaborative Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

Created by the generosity of donors and organizations, the Saginaw Community Foundation Collaborative Scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, vocational, or associate degree at any Michigan institution full-time or part-time. Eligible candidates for the renewable scholarship must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, be a Saginaw County resident, and be a high school graduate or have a GED equivalent.

Contact

Saginaw Community Foundation Scholarship
1 Tuscola Rd. Suite 100
Saginaw, MI 48607
(989) 755-0545
[email protected]

21. Sault Tribe Higher Education Scholarships

Deadline: June 1st
Sponsored by funding from the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sault Tribe offers Higher Education Scholarships to tribe members who are attending a Michigan state-supported public two or four-year institution on a full-time basis. For obtaining the award based on unmet financial need, eligible applicants with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA must complete an application, submit a W-9 taxpayer ID form, and provide a copy of the tribe membership card.

Contact

Sault Tribe Higher Education Scholarships
523 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-4969
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

22. Theodore and Hazel Perg Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

At Western Michigan University, the Theodore and Hazel Perg Scholarship is offered to undergraduate nursing students accepted into the RN to BSN or MSN programs who are graduates from a high school within Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, or Van Buren counties in Michigan. Renewable with satisfactory academic progress, the scholarship is only offered to full-time students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and financial need.

Contact

Theodore and Hazel Perg Scholarship
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-8150
[email protected]

23. Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 1st

Annually, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards the Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship to full-time undergraduate students in Michigan who are pursuing a degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, Education, or Human Services. Eligible candidates for the $2,000 award must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher, are entering the second year or above, and have permanent residency of at least three years in Kent County.

Contact

Virginia Valk Fehsenfeld Scholarship Fund
185 Oakes Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-1751
[email protected]

24. Warner Norcross and Judd Paralegal Assistant Studies Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Sponsored by the Warner Norcross and Judd Law Firm, the Paralegal Assistant Studies Scholarship awards $2,000 to paralegal and legal assistant students who have been accepted to or are attending an accredited law school within Michigan. Candidates for the scholarship must be Michigan residents majoring in paralegal or legal secretarial studies with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Contact

Warner Norcross and Judd Paralegal Assistant Studies Scholarship
111 Lyon St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 752-2000
[email protected]

25. Wesley and June Turner Wells Veterinary Scholarship

Deadline: March 20th

At Michigan State University, the Wesley and June Turner Wells Veterinary Scholarship is offered to full-time students enrolled in the Veterinary Medical Professional Program who are permanent or former legal residents of Livingston, Washtenaw, or Wayne County in southeastern Michigan. Preference for the $1,000 award will be given to eligible candidates who reside in the Ann Arbor or Plymouth areas and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Contact

Wesley and June Turner Wells Veterinary Scholarship
220 Trowbridge Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-1855
[email protected]

As college tuition rates continue to skyrocket across Michigan and the rest of the United States, affording school is becoming increasingly difficult and more students than ever before are depending on monetary support from many different resources. If you are struggling to overcome financial obstacles to enroll in a college degree program, be sure to check out these top-notch 25 scholarships in Michigan to reduce the burden of growing educational expenses.

See also: Ultimate Guide to Affording College