Visual Arts Frames Essay Scholarships

The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2018 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary. The visual arts scholarship is a joint venture between the California Armenian Legislative Caucus and the California Arts Council.

All winners will be contacted directly and announced to mainstream and Armenian media by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus on Monday, April 16, 2018. All winners will be awarded scholarships and acknowledged at the California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ annual Armenian Advocacy Day during a press conference on April 23, 2018 and receive special recognition from the members of the Armenian Caucus. Original artwork will be requested from visual arts applicants if they are selected as a finalist, for display in the California State Capitol.

Criteria for each contest are detailed below. Students may enter both contests, but submissions must be entered separately.

Essay Scholarship Awards:

First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500

Visual Art Scholarship Awards:

First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500

Submission Deadline for both contests is Friday, March 23, 2018.

Essay Criteria:
This year's writing prompt will call upon students to assume that:

  1. They have been asked to nominate a notable Armenian American to the California Hall of Fame, located at the California Museum in Sacramento CA.
  2. The nominee must have lived in California or have a strong connection to California.
  3. They are to share with the director, in the form of a memo, one person that should be featured in the Hall of Fame and the reason(s) that this person should so be honored.

The students' nomination should be written using the template below (and accompanying instructions):

Nomination to the California Hall of Fame

To: Amanda Meeker, Executive Director
California Museum

From:   [Insert name]
[Grade] / [School Name]

Re: Nomination of a Notable Armenian American from California
to the California Hall of Fame


NAME OF PERSON BEING RECOMMENDED
(Insert here the name of the person you are recommending. Yes, it can be a relative or someone you know. It can also be someone you have only recently learned about. The person may be living or dead and must have lived in California or have a strong connection to California. Examples are William Saroyan, Kirk Kerkorian, Ana Kasparian, and Serj Tankian but there are many others.)

Do your research to find someone that you think will “motivate and inspire people to further their own dreams through your nominee’s unique story and accomplishments”.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH (100 words max)
(Insert here a brief description of the life of the person you are recommending.)

FOCUSED SKETCH (500 words max)
(Insert here what you would want to have clearly presented in the exhibit about the person you are recommending. This is your chance to go into detail about this person, answering the question: What makes this Armenian American so notable?)

PERSONAL CONNECTION (100 words max)
(Insert here what caused you to want to recommend this person? Are you related to this person? Have they accomplished something that you too wish to accomplish? Does this person have a personal story that you somehow connect to? Share something about you that helps the museum exhibit visitor better understand why you recommended this person to be featured in the exhibit.)

TAKE AWAY (50 words max)
(Insert here either a thought or a question that you want the public to have in mind after learning about your nominee. In other words, what do you want the public saying to itself when it learns about the person you are recommending?)

MISCELLANEOUS (50 words max)
(Insert here anything else you might like to add. This can include any photos, drawings, charts, book excerpts, etc., but no links to any video and/or audio clips or any webpages.)

Please include your name, age, address, high school, grade, teacher’s name and subject area, phone number, and email address at the top of the essay.

Please save submissions using your name as the document title and email as an attachment to 1915essay@gmail.com. Any submissions sent after the deadline will not be accepted.

Visual Art Criteria:

This year’s theme is “Human to Human Interaction.” All applicants must develop their submission in keeping with this theme.

  1. Personal statement (300-500 words) explaining the artwork and how it connects to the theme of human-to-human interaction. In the top left corner, applicant must include: name, age, primary address, high school, grade, teacher’s name and subject (if applicable), phone number, and email address (this information will not count as part of the total word count).
  2. Only two-dimensional, visual art submissions will be accepted. Submission types are limited to drawings, paintings, photographs, digital illustrations, and graphic design.
  3. Submissions may not exceed an 11x17 frame and must weigh less than 25 pounds.
  4. Submissions may not include any nudity, excessive and/or graphic violence, racial slurs, derogatory and/or offensive language, profanity, and may not make use of or replicate existing artwork. All submissions must be original work created by the applicant.

Submission Contents

  1. Email subject, as well as titles of the attached document, must be formatted as follows: “CALC – Student Name – Title of Piece” (e.g. CALC – William Saroyan – The Time of Your Life).
  2. Submissions must include the personal statement and meet the criteria listed.
  3. Submissions must include a high-definition photograph of the artwork, be sure to take a close up picture with enough lighting for the reviewers to see the detail of the work. It is acceptable to submit up to five photos. Be aware of the lighting of the piece and provide different angles to showcase the depth of the artwork.
  4. Submissions must include one recent high-definition photograph of the applicant, suitable for publication (e.g. cap and gown photos, professional headshots, or quality photographs/close-ups of the applicant).

Visual arts scholarship winners will be selected by representatives of the California Arts Council and the California Armenian Legislative Caucus.

All submissions must be received by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus electronically on or before the submission deadline at 1915visualarts@gmail.com. Any submissions sent after the deadline will not be accepted.

For Historical Context for Both Contests

Websites

A Brief History of the Armenian Genocide:
http://www.Armenian-Genocide.org
http://genocideeducation.org

Articles

New York Times –“Allies Punish Turks Who Murder” May 24, 1915
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9C03E6DB1338E633A25757C2A9639C946496D6CF

New York Times – “Armenians Dying In Prison Camps” August 21, 1916
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9800EED91E3FE233A25752C2A96E9C946796D6CF

Metals and Jewelry Design Scholarships

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2018

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts.

The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students.
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major and career in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    General Scholarships

    Greenville Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 12, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from Montcalm County. Scholarships awarded through the Greenville Area Community Foundation and its affiliates, are presented during the Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg High School award assemblies to graduating seniors each Spring.

    Interested students should see their high school counseling office for an application, more information and deadlines. Completed applications must be submitted to your counseling office. Applications will not be accepted at the GACF office.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website to find out which high school specific scholarships are available.

  • GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
    • Carlotta Selleck Bower Scholarship – Up to two scholarships available for first year students attending a four-year college with plans to take at least one course in art or music. Financial need is a consideration as well as ability to achieve at a higher educational level.
    • Stafford Family Scholarship for Communication Arts – One or more scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who have lived in the area at least one year and will attend a four-year college or university, or a two year community college on a full time basis immediately following graduation. Applicants must be planning on making journalism, communication arts or English their major field of study, and must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA during their junior and senior years in high school. Applicants must provide a statement of no longer than one double spaced page expressing interest in studying communication arts in college as a possible vocation.

    Though not art related, we wanted to let you know that this scholarship is available for application to all high school students within these school districts.

    Eligible schools include Belding High School, Carson City-Crystal High School, Central Montcalm High School, Greenville High School, Lakeview High School, Montabella High School, Tri County High School, and Vestaburg High School.

    Stanley & Blanche Ash Scholarship – Must be a graduating senior in good standing with plans to attend a college or university (Montcalm Community College students must apply to MCC) on a full-time basis in the fall following graduation. Recipients are chosen based on prior academic performance, high school extra-curricular activities and community involvement; perceived motivation, character, ability, and potential based on a written statement. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a financial need. This renewable scholarship is worth a total of $6,000 to $8,000 over 8 consecutive semesters or terms.

    For more information, please visit the Greenville Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 12, 2018

    Parents and students nowadays understand higher education can be costly. Scholarships can help defray the cost. HFM offers academic scholarships to individuals in the bleeding disorder community and their families to help defray the cost of higher education.

  • Who can apply?
    • Individuals within the bleeding disorders community who reside in the state of Michigan seeking a post-secondary education, which can include a community college, university, graduate level or trade school.
    • This includes those with bleeding disorders (clotting disorders are not eligible for this scholarship) and immediate family members (parent, sibling, grandchild) of those with a bleeding disorder.
    • Past applicants are eligible to re-apply
    • Previous scholarship winners are not eligible to apply
    For more information, please visit the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan website.

    Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 13, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from the Ann Arbor area. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Ann Arbor Ad Club Scholarship Fund
  • Established in 1995 for scholarships to students living in Washtenaw County who are pursuing majors in advertising, communications, public relations, or a related fields.

    • Will reside in Washtenaw County
    • Will be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.
    • Will be attending an accredited two-or four-year school.
    • Will be enrolled in one of the following curriculums: advertising, communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field.
    • Minimum GPA 3.0
    For more information, please visit the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation website.

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Lenawee, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan website.

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers several scholarship opportunities for cooperative members.

    High school seniors could be eligible for an $1,000 scholarship to help with college expenses starting the summer 2018.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a high school senior and U.S. citizen, whose parents or guardians are currently member-owners of the cooperative, with the primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area.
    • Scholarships are available to home-schooled students, as well as those enrolled in public or private high schools.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between June 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Academic achievements
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals and need for this scholarship
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    Two $500 scholarships are also being offered to support adults seeking further education.

    The intended recipient(s) of this scholarship are adults who are returning to college after five or more years away, or attending some other accredited program to continue or complete their education.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a U.S. citizen and member-owner of the cooperative, with your primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area, or reside in an area served by the Cooperative.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between June 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
    Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals and need for this scholarship
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    Winners are announced at the district meetings in May, and HomeWorks will publish an article announcing the winners in Michigan Country Lines magazine.

    For more information, please visit the HomeWorks website.

    Four County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    Connecting Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St Clair Counties

    The communities and schools eligible for scholarships are: Almont, Armada, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, Oxford, and Romeo. There are opportunities for both high school seniors as well as students who are currently attending college.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Four County Community Foundation website.

    We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    Saugatuck Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Saugatuck Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1986. Our mission is "To provide scholarships to Saugatuck Public School graduates who demonstrate financial need, distinguished academic achievement and a commitment to community service."

    These scholarships are maintained through the Allegan County Community Foundation. Type in Saugatuck in the search box.

    Here is one scholarship that is art related. Check out the website for other scholarships.

  • West Shore Aware Scholarships
  • The $2,500 Visual Arts Scholarship is for students in film, graphic arts and design and other artistic disciplines.

    • Applicant must attend Saugatuck High School.
    • Applicant must be a High School Senior or a Fifth Year Student.
    • Full-time student for the upcoming fall and winter semesters.
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    For more information, please visit the Allegan County Community Foundation website.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    "The purposes of this Association are educational and charitable, in that it shall encourage educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans to deserving Armenian students, develop fellowship among them, cultivate in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaint them and the entire American community with Armenian culture."

  • In order to be eligible for an ASA Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be of Armenian descent.
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June 2018 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full time student in the Fall 2018.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.
  • You must include:
    • Scholarship Application
    • Essay - Please write an essay of 300 words or less, setting forth additional information about yourself, which you believe, may be of assistance to the Committee in deciding upon your application. Please include your future plans following the completion of your education.
    • Letters of reference
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    Allegan County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Allegan County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Allegan county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply. Varying scholarship deadlines.

    We have listed "art related" scholarships here, but encourage you to check to see if there are any general scholarships for which you may apply.

  • West Shore Aware Scholarships
    • Applicant must attend Saugatuck High School.
    • Applicant must be a High School Senior or a Fifth Year Student.
    • Full-time student for the upcoming fall and winter semesters.
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • The $2,500 Visual Arts Scholarship is for students in film, graphic arts and design and other artistic disciplines.
    For more information, please visit the Allegan County Community Foundation website.

    ***KCAD has had a recipient of a scholarship from here!

    Michigan Gateway Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Michigan Gateway Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Buchanan, Brandywine, Niles, Ross Beatty, Cassopolis, Berrien Springs, Galien, or Edwardsburg school districts.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation website.

    Homer Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from the Homer area. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Betty Petredean Scholarship for the Arts
  • Margaret "Betty" Petredean was a music education major, pianist, organist, vocalist and a lover of the fine arts. This scholarship was established in memory of Betty Petredean.

    One yearly scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded and will be renewable for an additional three years, based on specific criteria. Homer High School graduating seniors or alumni who are pursuing a degree in arts will be considered for this scholarship. Citizenship, leadership skills, community service, and the scholarship essay will also be taken into consideration.

    For more information, please visit the Homer Area Community Foundation website.

    American Foreign Service Academic and Art Merit Awards - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Academic Merit, Art Merit and Community Service Awards recognize the exceptional accomplishments of Foreign Service high school seniors. These awards are offered exclusively to students whose parents are active duty, retired, deceased and/or separated members of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA).

  • Academic Merit Awards
  • Academic Merit awards acknowledge the accomplishments of Foreign Service high school seniors at home and abroad. Winners are determined by scores given in the following categories: personal essay; extra-curricular activities; rigor of classes taken in high school; two letters of recommendation; standardized test scores; grade point average and any special circumstances.

  • Art Merit Awards
  • Art Merit applicants apply in one of the following categories: Creative Writing, Performing Arts, Musical Arts, or Visual Arts. One award of $3,500 and up to four $500 - 1,500 Honorable Mention awards are bestowed across all categories.

  • Community Service Awards
  • Students may also apply to be considered for a Community Service Award for their volunteer activities in their local community. One $3,500 award and two $2,000 honorable mention awards will be given in 2018.

  • For any of the scholarships, student must:
    • Have at least one parent a member of AFSA.
    • Be a current high school senior.
    • Academic Merit Award applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA out of a 4.0 scale.
    • Art Merit Award applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    American Foreign Service Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    We provide need-based, financial aid scholarships to undergraduate students. The AFSA scholarship program is open to the children of Foreign Service employees whose parents must also be members of the American Foreign Service Association. The employee may be active-duty, retired, separated or deceased.

  • Eligibility:
      • Be a current high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior.
      • Applicants must have a parent who is a U.S. Government Foreign Service employee (active-duty, retired with pension, deceased or separated) with a foreign affairs agency.
      • At least one parent is a member of AFSA.
      • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
      • Demonstrate financial need.
      For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Study Italian at the “Universita per Stranieri” in Perugia, Italy - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    Founded by the Perugia Committee in partnership with the University for Foreigners (UNISTRA) in Perugia, two scholarships are awarded annually to Grand Rapids area residents or students. Recipients spend one month studying the Italian language and culture. Each scholarship consists of a one-month tuition-free Italian course at the University for Foreigners (world famous for teaching Italian language and culture), a modest living stipend offered by UNISTRA, and an additional $2,000 cash award from the GRSCI Perugia Committee to assist with airfare and additional living expenses.

    The winner of the 2018 scholarship will be required to participate during the 2018 calendar year and write a report to the Perugia Sister City Committee following completion of their stay in Perugia

    Applicants for the scholarship must submit an application, resume and cover letter and two (2) letters of recommendation.

    For more information, please visit the GR Sister Cities website.

  • **KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!
  • Islamic Society of North America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Islamic Society of North America is pleased to announce scholarships for Muslim American students pursuing a college education in the United States:

    Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship: Given his strong belief in the value education, Dr. Shakir arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support freshmen students in their first year of higher education. 20 students will be awarded $1000 each in any field of study. Awards based on academic achievement, leadership experience and volunteer service. The objective is to help students achieve and succeed by receiving aid financially.

  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • Applicant must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
    • Applicant must be a high school senior.
    • Applicant must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Applicant must be attending a US accredited institution.
    For more information, please visit the ISNA website.

    Otsego County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Otsego County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Otsego county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Otsego County Community Foundation website.

    Automotive Recyclers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose purpose is to promote education through the awarding of scholarships annually to students on the basis of academic achievement. Eligible applicants must be children of an employee of a licensed direct/branch ARA recycler member company.

  • Requirements for first-time applicants:
    • Be enrolled as a high school senior, and/or plan to continue or pursue a full-time post high school program in a college, university, or school providing trade, business or technical programs.
    • First-time applicants must have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average, or the equivalent, in their previous educational program. Renewal applicants must have achieved at least a 2.75 grade point average, or the equivalent, in their previous educational program.
    • A parent must be a current employee of a Licensed Direct/Branch Recycler Member of ARA with a hire date at least one year prior to March 15 of the application year.
    For more information, please visit the ARA Foundation website.

    Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Daughters of the Cincinnati gives college scholarships to the daughters of career commissioned officers of the United States armed services. Founded in 1894 by descendants of George Washington’s officers, our organization has given scholarships to officers’ daughters for over a hundred years.

    Applicant must be a senior in high school who is the daughter of a career officer commissioned in the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps (active, retired, or deceased while on active duty).

    Selection is based on both merit and financial need. The application process includes an essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from the applicant's community, and a Student Aid Report (SAR).

    For more information, please visit the Daughters of the Cincinnati website.

    Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is a collection of endowed charitable funds that benefit the people of Emmet County. Thanks to the generosity of community members dedicated to the scholastic development of area students, these scholarship funds have been established to help local students continue their education, expand their talents, and achieve their goals.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    Canton Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 16, 2018

    The Canton Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of the Canton community.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Canton Community Foundation website.

    Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2018

    The "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%.

  • Who Can Apply for a Scholarship
  • Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty may apply for a Heroes' Legacy Scholarship if they meet one of the following additional criteria:

    • One of the parents died while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 in any branch or component of the U. S. Armed Forces OR
    • One of the parents, while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, became disabled - meaning that the parent qualified for receipt of Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) OR
    • One of the parents, who was on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, received a permanent and total compensation rating of 100% from the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Also applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2018 in an accredited U.S. college or university, or junior/community college.
    • High school applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply.
    • College applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. College freshmen must submit a first semester college transcript.
    For more information, please visit the Heroes' Legacy Scholarship website.

    The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2018

    The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards are given out each year to students who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in combating intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their schools and communities. We offer these awards to those who carry on Anne Frank’s message and legacy of hope, courage, peace, justice and equality.

    This leadership is demonstrated in their desire and drive to carry on Anne Frank’s legacy by combating intolerance and striving to create a better world. Interest and involvement should be exhibited by spearheading organizations, programs, or events that address community issues and strive to create positive change.

    • The Scholarships are available to high school seniors in the United States who will be attending college in fall of 2018.
    • Must be willing and able to attend the Anne Frank Center Gala on June 12, 2018 in New York City. (Transportation and hotel will be provided)
    For more information, please visit the Anne Frank Center website.

    NIADA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2018

    The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually in June at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The competition for all students is judged by Northwood University who narrows the field of competitors down to four candidates, representing each of NIADA’s four regions and also selects the National scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipients' achievements, combined with their leadership and community endeavors are sure to make them an asset to any institution of higher learning.

    The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Be classified as a high school senior during the current school year and legally residing in one of the 4 regions indicated on the application (Michigan is in Region 1).
    • Have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript.
    • Demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores.
    For more information, please visit the NIADA Foundation website.

    Community Foundation of St Clair County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 18, 2018

    The Community Foundation of St Clair County offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of St Clair county.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • John F. & Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship
  • The John F. Wismer and Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship will provide up to a four-year renewable($5,000 each year) scholarship to graduating St. Clair County High School students.

    • Resident of St. Clair County
    • Be a graduating senior of a St. Clair County High School
    • Demonstrate high intellectual and academic achievement and will be evaluated on the interest and respect for their fellow citizens, the ability to lead, and involvement in fine arts, athletics, co-curricular activities and service work
    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of St Clair County website.

    Live Más Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2018

    Taco Bell Foundation is awarding $500,000 in scholarships to 50 restaurant employees. We are looking for innovators, creators and dreamers who have the passion to pursue their unique dreams. If chosen, we’ll help pay for your post-high school educational pursuit.

    That’s right. The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers – whose post-high school education we will help fund. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the next generation.

  • HOW TO APPLY
  • Create and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make a film – we just want you to show us your talents and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • You must be an employee of Taco Bell of America, LLC, Taco Bell Corp. or any of its franchisees or licensees, with a minimum of six months of continuous employment with such entity in a restaurant position (Team Member, Trainer, Shift Leader, Assistant General Manager, or Restaurant General Manager, etc..) as of the date of application
    • a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia
    • at least 16 years of age and no older than 24 years of age, located in the United States or D.C. and on track to apply for or enrolled in an accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational programs (including accredited two-and four-year colleges, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools).
    • For more information, please visit the Live Más website.

      KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!

    Appaloosa Youth Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 21, 2018

    Each year the Appaloosa Youth Foundation awards thousands of dollars to youth who are pursuing higher education.

  • Territory Scholarship
  • Awards of up to $1,000 each may be awarded to one graduating high school senior in each one of the six territories.

    • must be a current member of the Appaloosa Horse Club or the Appaloosa Youth Association.
    • must be a high school senior.
    • an official academic transcript from the applicant’s most recent high school semester/quarter.
    • must attach a copy of your official ACT, SAT, or similar exam results
    • a photograph of the applicant MUST be attached to the application.
    • three letters of personal recommendation MUST be mailed SEPARATELY from the application itself.
    • must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
    • must submit an official acceptance letter for the academic year 2018-2019 from your College/University
  • Continuing Education Scholarship
  • One $1,000 scholarship may be available to a college student who will be attending college in the fall of 2018 with first or second semester sophomore standing.

    • must be a current member of the Appaloosa Horse Club or the Appaloosa Youth Association.
    • will be attending college in the fall of 2018 with a first or second semester sophomore standing.
    • an official academic transcript from the applicant’s most recent college semester/quarter.
    • a photograph of the applicant MUST be attached to the application.
    • three letters of personal recommendation MUST be mailed SEPARATELY from the application itself.
    • must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    For more information, please visit the Appaloosa Youth Association website.

    Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 21, 2018

    Since 1986,FEEA has offered scholarships to more than 10,000 individuals. Our scholarship program to date totals over $14 million. FEEA champions the pursuit of higher education and each year supports hundreds of students with merit-based scholarships. Scholarships range between $1,000 and $5,000 for one year of academic study at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is not renewable, however, applicants may apply every year they are eligible, whether or not they have received an award in the past. The majority of scholarships are awarded for undergraduate study, with occasional awards for graduate study.

  • Who is Eligible?
    • Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Spouses of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.
    • Children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).
    • Must enroll full-time.
    • Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative unweighted grade point average.
    • The federal employee, either applying directly or serving as a sponsor, must be employed with the federal government for more than three years as of the scholarship application deadline.
    For more information, please visit the FEEA website.

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Community Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 23, 2018

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Community Scholarship offers 7 scholarships to senior-level students in area high schools. Scholarships are awarded to West Ottawa, Holland High School, Holland Christian High School, Grand Haven Senior High School, Zeeland East High School, and Zeeland West High School.

    In each high school listed above, all current seniors, who will be maintaining full-time uninterrupted study in a college level curriculum at an accredited college or university in the United States during the subsequent school year, are eligible to apply.

    For more information, please visit the Trendway website.

    Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    The Sturgis Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of the Sturgis, White Pigeon, and Constantine areas.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Sturgis Area Community Foundation website.

    Chippewa County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    The Chippewa County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Chippewa county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Chippewa County Community Foundation website.

    Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    Deanna Lynn Potts was born with Cystinosis and lived to be 27 years old. Before she died, she discussed her wishes to start a scholarship fund for children with Cystinosis. We know how devastating a chronic illness can have on a family emotionally, physically, socially, and financially. Children with Cystinosis are living longer, thanks to medical science and therefore, embarking on careers. These careers require education. Education is expensive, yet something we do not want to deprive our children of in our world today. Due to the financially draining medical costs, it might prove difficult to send a child to college.

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    • Each candidate must be a current high school senior, who has Cystinosis and have a financial need.
    • Documentation/verification of Cystinosis (e.g. letter from physician.)
    • An official copy of high school transcript.
    • Two letters of recommendation from current teachers/faculty members and/or counselors regarding applicant's scholastic aptitude and personal qualifications.
    • An essay of 500 words. We want to know a person who has played a vital role in student's life. How? Why? The essay should be typewritten and double spaced
    • A copy of the previous year's income tax return.
    For more information, please visit the Cystinosis Foundation

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    The Community Foundation of Greater Flint offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Genesee county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of Great Flint.

    Lapeer County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    The Lapeer County Community Foundation is dedicated to attracting and managing permanently endowed funds serving a wide range of charitable purposes in order to strengthen the quality of life in Lapeer County. As part of the Foundation's focus on education, we maintain a growing scholarship program.

    They offer a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Lapeer county. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Lapeer County Community Foundation website.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2018

    HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating High School seniors, Community College transfer students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students.

    Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

    • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
    • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during the FALL of scholarship cycle year
    • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
    • Complete FAFSA
  • Other:
    • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
    • All majors and graduate fields accepted
    For more information, please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website.

    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards
  • Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth.

  • Eligibility:
    • Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
    • Maximum student age of 18 at time of local entry.
    • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
    • Applicant does not have to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member to participate, but the student must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring VFW Auxiliary.

      Art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil may be used. Digital art and photography are not accepted. The art should be no smaller than 8" x 10" but no larger than 18" x 24", not including the mat. Do not frame!

      Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation, and patriotism expressed; the content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique; total impact of work; and uniqueness.

    • Awards
    • $10,000 first place
    • $5,000 second place
    • $2,500 third place
    • $1,500 fourth place
    • $500 fifth - eighth place
    For more information and entry form, please visit the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    American Hellenic Education Progressive Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    The AHEPA Educational Foundation (AEF) offers scholarship programs, which were established to promote, encourage, induce and advance education at the college, university and graduate school level. Scholarship awards may range up to $2,000.00, and are payable to the student. The AEF is committed to rewarding academic excellence and assisting needy students of Greek descent.

  • Criteria:
    • Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant must be an active member of the AHEPA Family (additional points are awarded to members); or the son or daughter of a member, in good standing, of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles or the Maids of Athena.
    • Applicant must be of Greek descent.
    • Applicant must be a high school graduate or a high school senior, or a current undergraduate or graduate college student currently attending an accredited college or university and will continue to attend, full time, during the 2018/2019 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the AHEPA website.

    The National Children’s Cancer Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. We serve as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. In the United States, we ease the financial burdens that accompany major illness, give crucial support and address the challenges of survivorship. Abroad, we provide lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to facilities that treat children with cancer.

    The Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.

  • Applicants must:
    • be a childhood cancer survivor under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18 with cancer or a high grade or anaplastic brain tumor
    • be a citizen of the United States living within the country and attending school in the U.S.
    • be accepted into a post-secondary school in the Fall
    • have a 2.5 minimum GPA
    For more information, please visit the National Children's Cancer Society website.

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    Register to win a $1000 scholarship from eCampusTours. It's as easy as 1-2-3...

  • Step 1 - Read the Scholarship Giveaway rules.
  • Step 2 - Create an eCampusTours account. If you already have a User ID and Password, you can go on to Step 3. You may retrieve your password if you have forgotten it.
  • Step 3 - Register for the scholarship.
  • This sweepstakes is open to students who are U.S. citizens, a U.S. national, a permanent resident of the U.S., or a person residing in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with intent to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are enrolled or who intend to enroll in an institution of higher education.

    For more information, please visit the eCampusTours.com website.

    Women’s Action Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

  • Audrey Malling Adult Scholarship
  • Since 2006, Women’s Action Network has awarded over five thousand dollars for the Audrey Malling Adult Scholarship! This scholarship is available to adult women who are pursing continuing education courses, paying college expenses, building professional development or other activities related to personal career growth.

    The $500 scholarship is awarded in early spring to women ages 25 years and older. Applicants must submit a one-page letter explaining how the scholarship will be used to further enhance her personal or professional objectives.

    Student must be from Montcalm county. The application is available on the website below.

  • Graduating Senior Scholarships
  • Each year, Women's Action Network awards scholarships to senior girls graduating from a high school residing in Montcalm county. The Scholarship may be used for tuition/room board only, and the recipient must have been accepted by a college. Each year the amount varies and one or more recipients are selected. If you have questions or would like more information about the scholarships, talk to your high school counselor to apply.

    For more information, please visit the WAN website.

    Foster Care to Success Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    “Any child who has lost the love and support of his or her parents through death, abandonment, abuse or neglect is an orphan.” –Joseph Rivers, founder of FCS.

    Foster Care to Success helps former foster children become successful adults. In most states, foster children leave the social services system when they turn 18. In the eyes of the court they’re adults, but few 18 year olds are emotionally, mentally or financially able to support themselves. Without someone to guide them, too many end up homeless, unemployed, incarcerated or pregnant. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

    Foster Care to Success scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and availability of other resources. Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 per academic year, and are renewable for up to five years if a student remains eligible.

      Applicants must:
    • have been in public or private foster care for a minimum of 12 consecutive months at the time of their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.
    • have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school.
    • be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from FC2S.
    • have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required.

    For more information, please visit the Foster Care to Success website.

    KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!

    American Postal Workers Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship awards 10 recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program. The Hallbeck Scholarship provides financial assistance to one male and one female recipient from each of five regions: Central, Eastern, Northeast, Southern, and Western. Hallbeck Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited college or university, and must maintain a “B” average

  • Eligibility:
    • A senior attending high school or other secondary school.
    • Child, grandchild, stepchild or legally adopted child of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member.
    • Parent or grandparent must be a full dues paying member or retiree member in good standing or must have been a member immediately preceding death.
    • Must attend an accredited college or university.
    • Must maintain a “B” average.
    For more information, please visit the APWU website.

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from the Les Cheneaux community. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Les Cheneaux Arts Council Designated Fund - Endowed
  • The purpose of the fund is to provide annual support for arts programs, classes, or scholarships for students in the Les Cheneaux community.

  • Arts Council of Les Cheneaux Fund - Unendowed
  • To provide support to art programs, classes, or scholarships for students in the Les Cheneaux community.

    For more information, please visit the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation or call them at 906.484.2484.

    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2018

    The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. All applicants must comply with the following eligibility and application criteria. Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. Recipients are selected by an impartial committee of university admissions and financial aid directors based on academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, character, potential and financial need. We consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status.

  • Eligibility:
    • be a dependent son, daughter or financial dependent of Teamster member in good-standing.
    • be a current high school senior who plans to enroll in a four-year college/university within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada in fall 2018.
    • be in the top 15% of your high school class.
    • be able to submit excellent ACT or SAT scores (US applicants only)
    • Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States or Canada, as a full-time student.
    For more information, please visit the Teamsters website.

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Attending college or trade school increases opportunity and opens doors to careers. We know, however, that many people who could most benefit from education after high school are least able to afford it. That's why our scholarships are here to give students a boost on their path to higher education. Since 1945, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been a major scholarship provider, awarding more than $1 million every year to hundreds of students pursuing a higher education.

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students (some scholarships are available for the surrounding counties of Allegan, Ionia, Ottawa, Montcalm, or Muskegon) bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. Scholarships are available to high school students, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply. Some scholarships are specifically for students attending colleges within the Grand Rapids area, including Kendall.

  • Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship:
  • Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) attending a non-profit public or private college/university majoring in Fine Arts including all visual and performing art forms. Must have financial need, be a Kent County resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • Mathilda & Carolyn Gallmeyer Scholarship:
  • Student is a Kent County resident (5 year minimum) pursuing undergraduate studies in painting/fine arts. Must demonstrate artistic talent, have financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA.

  • Paul Collins Scholarship:
  • Student is an undergraduate level student studying Fine or Applied Arts at Aquinas, Calvin, GVSU, GRCC or Kendall. Must be a resident of Kent County, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, have financial need, and demonstrate artistic talent.

  • TowerPinkster Scholarship
  • Student is a senior graduating from a Grand Rapids Public Schools high school pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree in an architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, mechanical engineering, electrical or structural engineering field of study at an accredited college/university. Must have financial need and a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website.

    **We have winners of these scholarships every year!

    Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship - Outside Scholarship for team members and their children

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund that was established at Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1975. Every year it provides $3,000 scholarships for Meijer team members and their children, while also providing two $10,000 scholarships: one each in Fred and Lena Meijer’s names.

  • Eligibility:
  • Student is a team member or a child of a team member who has been employed for a least one year at the time of the application deadline. Team members may be full- or part-time attending college full- or part time as an undergraduate level student with financial need. Children of team members must be full-time undergraduate level student with financial need.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website.

    North Central Michigan Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The North Central Michigan Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for graduating seniors of Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda counties.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please contact your high school guidance counselor or visit the North Central Michigan Community Foundation website.

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.

    Create a video, billboard design or radio spot to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.

  • For the video competition:
  • For both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. Videos are due April 1.

    You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon, do a music video. Just keep it to 25 or 55 seconds or less and make sure it’s in good taste. The winning video may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and may be distributed nationally to approximately 1,600 TV stations

  • For the billboard competition:
  • For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Designs are due March 1.

    Please limit your design to few words, and be creative. The winning design may be turned into a Billboard and displayed on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards across the U.S.

  • For the radio competition:
  • For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Recordings are due April 1.

    Your recording should be 20 seconds. Remember to speak clearly. The winning Radio spot may be shared on iHeartRadio's national network.

  • You have creative license – we want to see your personal expression come through in your submission.
  • For more information, please visit the Project Yellow Light website.

    Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Recognizing that one of the nation's most precious resources is its children, in 1963, the Foundation established an ongoing program of providing scholarship grants to those sons and daughters of its members and deceased members who sought college-entry financial aid.

    The program has since been expanded to also provide both scholarship grants and loans to members who seek further education, as well as the spouses, siblings, and children of members or deceased members.

    • The applicant must be a member of AAAA, or
    • the spouse of an AAAA member or deceased member,
    • the son or daughter of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the unmarried sibling of a current member or deceased member.
    For more information about this scholarship, please visit the Army Aviation Association of America website.

    Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarhip - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a non-profit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2013, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Disability Scholarship Program intended for individuals with similar challenges as those treated by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on a regular basis.

  • Disability Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
    • Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation
    • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study)
    • Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study, potentially with reasonable accommodations
    • Student currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as at least a half-time status. (Half time as determined by your school.)
    • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
    • Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities
    • Must be a permanent resident in one of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa or Van Buren
    • Citizen of the United States
    For more information, please visit the Mary Free Bed website.

    Second Marine Division Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Since its inception in 1949 by Lt. Gen. Julian C. Smith, the Second Marine Division Association (SMDA) has grown steadily with thousands of members. The Camp Lejeune-based organization includes officers and enlisted men and women who are proud of their service. Our members continue their friendships with old and new comrades, and they perpetuate the spirit and traditions of the Marine Corps.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be an unmarried, dependent son or daughter or grandchild of an association member who served in the 2nd Marine Division or a unit attached to one of its subordinate commands such as hospital corpsmen, aviation, logistics, and other attached units.
    • At the time of application, the student must be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or currently enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college, vocational school or technical school.
    • The applicant’s family income, i.e., adjusted gross income, should not exceed $90,000.00 for the taxable year preceding the school year for which assistance is requested.
    For more information, please visit the Second Marine Division website.

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to offer annual scholarships to assist students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence at accredited schools in the United States.

    The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm's commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for education purposes. The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. The scholarship will award $1,000.00 to one student.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
    • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
    • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.
  • REQUIREMENTS
    • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
    • One-page typed essay describing how you overcame adversity caused by your disability and what you learned from the experience.
    • An official or unofficial copy of accredited college or university transcript including your most recent semester.
    • Diagnosis documentation of disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis
    For more information, please visit the Buckfire & Buckfire website.

    Armenian Relief Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The ARS Eastern USA provides undergraduate scholarships to students of Armenian descent. Scholarship grants are awarded on the basis of financial need, merit, and involvement in the Armenian Community.

    • Must be of Armenian descent
    • Must be an undergraduate student completed at least one college semester at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States OR must be enrolled in a two year college and are transferring to a four year college or university as a full time student in the Fall.
  • The following information must be sent with the completed application:
    • First two pages of your parent’s most recent income tax returns
    • First two pages of your (the student's) most recent income tax returns
    • Sealed official transcript
    • Two letters of recommendation. The letters must include a letter from a college professor or advisor, and a letter from an Armenian community leader or representative which attests to your activity or contributions to the Armenian Community
    • Tuition Costs- Include a copy of your school’s costs for the academic year.

    For more information, please visit the Armenian Relief Society website.

    AFSA Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck!

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to high school seniors who are citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA.
    • Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2018.
    • Selection of winners is not based on financial need, GPA, or demographic criteria.

    Scholarship winners are randomly selected by computer-generated drawing from among valid entries received at the conclusion of the contest period.

    For more information, please visit the AFSA Scholarship Program website.

    Army Emergency Relief MG James Ursano Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children.

    The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years.

  • Eligibility
    • Student must be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier.
    • Student must be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
    • Student must be under the age of 23 (eligibility ends at the end of the semester/term in which the student reaches their 23rd birthday. Example – turning 23 in December would mean the scholarship would be awarded for fall term ONLY.)
    • Student must remain unmarried for the entire academic year.
    • Student must not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch
    • Student must be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary or vocational institution
    • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    Army Emergency Relief Spouse Education Assistance Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full time study, or eight academic years for part time study if they meet the eligibility criteria below.

  • To be eligible for the Spouse Education Assistance Program, the student must:
    • be the spouse of an active duty or retired Soldier or the widow(er) of a Soldier who died while on active duty or while retired.
    • student must be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
    • student must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and may be enrolled part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours per semester or term) or full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester or term).
    • student must not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch.
    • student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.

    The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.

  • Eligibility:
    • Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. You may join/renew online.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2018.
    • Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
    For more information, please visit the JACL website.

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from Sanilac county. We have only listed those that are art related but we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Lexington Arts Council "Artistic Future" Scholarship
  • The mission of the Lexington Arts Council is to satisfy the increasing cultural tastes of the Thumb Blue Water community; producing musical, visual & other fine arts programs. This scholarship was established to help a Croswell-Lexington student pursue the arts. The student must be studying any branch of the performing or visual arts.

    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School student.
    • Applicant must attend Croswell-Lexington High School
    • Applicant must be majoring in an "art" related field.
  • Marlette Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established to recognize the artistic talents of students at Marlette High School. To apply for this scholarship, students must upload a photo of a self-made work of art and submit it to the High School Art Instructor.

  • Qualifications
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a high school student.
    • Applicant must attend Marlette Jr./Sr. High School
    For more information, please visit the Sanilac County Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner from here!

    Brighton Art Guild - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

  • CALL TO ALL VISUAL ARTS, GRAPHIC DESIGN & ANIMATION STUDENTS
  • The Brighton Art Guild is proud to support art among students by awarding three scholarships every Spring.

  • $1000 Norma Gray College Scholarship for the Visual Arts (Michigan full-time resident)
  • $500 Brighton Art Guild High School Visual Arts Scholarship(Michigan full-time resident, Livingston County only)
  • $500 Brighton Ron and Norma Gray Memorial Scholarship (Awarded to either a Norma Gray College Scholarship or Brighton Art Guild High School Scholarship applicant.)
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a full-time Michigan resident (county of residence does not matter, except for the high school scholarship)
    • Must be between the ages of 17 and 25; can be either an undergraduate or graduate student
    • Must be attending a Michigan college/university in the fall of 2018
    • Must demonstrate superior and consistent skill in your medium(s)
    • Submit application with your artist goal statement of at least 75 words. You should address why you make your art, how you make it, what it is made of, what your art means to you, and what your visual art goals are for the next year
    • Must include 3-5 artwork samples on a DVD or memory stick

    Please print this application. Brighton Art Guild 2018 application.pdf

    For more information, please visit the Brighton Art Guild website.

    KCAD has had winners of these scholarship!

    Huron County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    The Huron County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Huron county.

    We have only listed those that are art related but we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Lexington Arts Council "Artistic Future" Scholarship
  • The mission of the Lexington Arts Council is to satisfy the increasing cultural tastes of the Thumb Blue Water community; producing musical, visual & other fine arts programs. This scholarship was established to help a Croswell-Lexington student pursue the arts. The student must be studying any branch of the performing or visual arts.

  • Qualifications
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School student.
    • Applicant must attend Croswell-Lexington High School
    • Applicant must be majoring in an "art" related field.
  • Marlette Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established to recognize the artistic talents of students at Marlette High School. To apply for this scholarship, students must upload a photo of a self-made work of art and submit it to the High School Art Instructor.

  • Qualifications
    • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a high school student.
    • Applicant must attend Marlette Jr./Sr. High School
    For more information, please visit the Huron County Community Foundation website.

    Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    There are over 70 different scholarship funds for students and adults who live in or have gone to school in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties, thanks to many generous local donors who care about your future! We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • United Communities of Presque Isle County
  • Student is attending, or is a graduate of, a Presque Isle County school. The area of study is the Arts. GPA must be 2.80 or higher. For undergraduate study at any school.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan website.

    **KCAD has had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Michigan Retailers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2, 2018

    Michigan Retailers Foundation, established in 1968, provides college scholarships annually to benefit retailers and their employees and families.

  • Eligibility:
    • High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors
    • Dependent sons and daughters of owners of MRA member businesses, or of full-time employees of Michigan Retailers Association member firms.
    • or Part-time employees of MRA member businesses who are full-time students.

    The award amount is $1,500 for four-year colleges and universities and $1,000 for community colleges and approved educational and professional training institutes. There are also four $2,000 Paul M. Felice Memorial Scholarships.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Retailers Association website.

    TwoTen Footwear Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 5, 2018

    Since 1969, Two Ten Footwear Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million in scholarships to 6,353 students. In 2016, Two Ten helped 310 students nationwide meet the rising cost of a college education by awarding $870,000 in scholarships.

  • Higher Education Scholarships:
  • As a need-based Scholarship Program, awards are made based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Awards of up to $3,000 annually are renewable for four years of undergraduate study.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants or their parents must have two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years)
    • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational/technical school or nursing school
    • Applicants must upload a current college transcript and maintain a 2.5 GPA or above.
    For more information, please visit the TwoTen Footwear Foundation webpage.

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2018

    Established in 1999, the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides post-high school financial assistance to help the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers who have died or become permanently disabled in roadway zone accidents;
    • An applicant’s parent must have been employed by a transportation construction firm or a transportation public agency at the time of his or her death or disabling injury;
    • The scholarship award must be used to attend a post-secondary institution of learning that requires a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.).
    • A minimum, cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for consideration.
    For more information, please visit the ARTBA website.

    Dollar for Scholars Scholarship-  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2018

    Your dreams of a college education are important to us. Our Dollars for Scholars Scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarded to high school seniors who are headed to an accredited college, university or trade school in the next academic year. To be eligible, students must be Adventure members or related to members, and that membership must be active for at least one year prior to applying.

  • To enter, simply write an essay that explains the full meaning of the chosen topic:
  • “When you look back on your life in thirty years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?”
  • For more information, please visit the Adventure Credit Union website.

    The John F. and Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 8, 2018

    All students graduating from a Genesee County public high school or from Luke M. Powers High School are currently eligible to apply. Awards are granted by the Advisory Committee for post-secondary education including College and trade school programs.

    Unlike many scholarships, the focus of the Advisory Committee is intentionally not on grades or athletics. Excelling in those endeavors will not hurt a candidate but the attributes of character and a potential for achievement are considered foremost in keeping with the purposes of the trust. In addition, it is recognized that many students may not have realized their academic potential due to outside obligations or circumstances such as work schedules, family or other responsibilities and issues. The Advisory Committee will weigh heavily a student's talent, ability, ambition, motivation and work ethic even though these attributes may not have produced a high academic standing.

    Currently, the Advisory Committee is awarding up to $5,000.00* annually for up to four years. Need and the costs of a student's program are considered along with other criteria that the Advisory Committee may consider important in setting the amount of a given scholarship.

    Once an applicant is awarded a scholarship, he or she must have maintained a GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) after the first year of post-secondary education and thereafter to maintain qualification.

    For more information, please visit The John F. and Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust website.

    KCAD has had a winner of this scholarship!

    LEAGUE Foundation at AT & T - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded college scholarships to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender graduating US high school students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US college or university.

    The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria.

    • Be graduating from high school in the year he / she applies for a scholarship.
    • Be a United States Citizen.
    • Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required.
    • Provide an OFFICIAL copy of his / her high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required.
    • Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form.
    • Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.
    • Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. “Extra-Credit” is given to those activities and leadership roles relating directly to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
    • Sign an acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application. (See application form)
    For more information, please visit the LEAGUE Foundation website.

    Pretty Photoshop Actions - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year). This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

  • Scholarship Entry Requirements
  • Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics. Use proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    • How Photoshop has changed photography
    • How to re-touch skin in Photoshop for photographers
    • Favorite tips for enhancing color in Photoshop
    • Three must-know Photoshop overlays ideas for adding WOW to your portraits
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • You should presently be a senior in high school;
    • Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
    • Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
    • Employees and their immediate family members of PhotoshopActions.com are not eligible to participate.
    For more information, please visit the Pretty Photoshop Actions website.

    Tuscola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    There are many scholarships for students from Tuscola county. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Tuscola County Community Foundation website. To apply for scholarships, please contact your high school guidance counselor's office.

    Seabee Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    Since 1972, through the generosity of its supporters, SMSA has provided scholarships to children and grandchildren of Seabees and CEC Officers seeking a college education.

    Children and grandchildren of Seabees qualify for an SMSA scholarship. Seabees are enlisted personnel with a Seabee rating; CEC Officers; or others who have served, or are serving, in a Naval Construction Force (Seabee) unit. Seabees can be active, reserve, retired, deceased or honorably discharged.

    The applicant must currently be a senior in high school or a high school graduate (the applicant may already be in college). Scholarships are awarded for two or four-year college degree programs; they are not granted for graduate study. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, scholastic record, citizenship and leadership.

    For more information, please visit the SMSA Foundation website.

    Educational Advancement Foundation - Undergraduate Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2018

    The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) is to promote lifelong learning. This mission has been carried out by our leadership since 1980. Education can transform societies and renew hope within our communities throughout the world. EAF has worked diligently to fill the void in funding for education.

  • Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
  • To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:
    • Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;

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