Michigan Scholarships

by Jeanine Nassar | Last Updated: October 12, 2023

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Michigan students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2023-2024 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.


This gives up to 44 scholarships to graduates of Michigan high schools that show an interest in the advancement of minorities in American societies. The scholarship is worth $4,125 per academic year. To continue to receive the scholarship you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. You must also live on campus your freshman and sophomore year and be enrolled as a full time student. Click here for the application


This is for high school seniors that are planning to pursue a two-year / four-year degree in any major. Applicants must apply online and then visit their local participating Ford Truck dealer for signature and dealer code. More info here.

This contest is for enrolled students 9-12th grade within the area of Southeastern Michigan. Public, private and homeschool students are eligible. Learn more here

This awards up to three state scholarships between $500 and $1,500 to eligible high school seniors. MASFPS also submits applications of the top two Michigan awardees to NAFEPA for consideration to receive one of four NAFEPA Scholarships of $2500 each. Read more here.

This scholarship is for $1,800 and given to graduates of Holland Christian High School entering freshman year at Calvin College and must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Preference is given to those who are afflicted with multiple sclerosis, exhibit strong Christian character as demonstrated by their love for God, their family, and for their fellow citizens of God’s kingdom. Financial need is considered. Read more here.


This scholarship is for string students or residents in the Upper Peninsula who haven’t won 1st place before and is worth $500. will be asked to play an orchestral excerpt. A scanned excerpt will be sent to the application email after the application has been received. A Solo of your choosing is also required. Read more here.


This provides scholarships to high school students based on academics, leadership, and need. Award $500 non-renewable scholarships to Michigan residents with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and ties to war-time veterans. Read more here.



This  offer lucrative scholarships worth up to $80,000 to high school seniors in select areas of Virginia, Michigan, and Illinois. Funding supports academically talented freshmen with a minimum 3.0 GPA attend any University of Michigan campus full-time. Students must select science-related majors in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts or College of Engineering. More info. Here.


This is for Michigan high school graduating seniors pursuing an academic degree in the field of engineering from a Michigan institution of higher learning that has been accredited by the Accrediting Board of Engineering & Technology. The Michigan scholarships offered by the MPSE are merit-based and can only be applied to the costs of the ABET approved degree program’s tuition. More info here.


This awards $2,000 each to up to 100 first-generation college students in Bay County pursuing a degree or certificate at either Saginaw Valley State University or Delta College. A first-generation college student is one whose parents or guardians do not hold bachelor’s degrees. More info. Here.


This support alumni of classical music programs, with awards averaging $10,000. These grants prioritize career advancement rather than tuition or instrument purchases, although exceptions may be considered. Important info. Here.


This  offers $3,000. support children of Simon Property Group employees with at least one year of employment. Eligible candidates, under 23 years old, must be high school seniors or current college students planning full-time undergraduate study at accredited institutions. Application found here.


This gives one award up to $2,000, $1,000 per year for two years. This is for Milan High School graduating seniors who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree. To be eligible, students must have demonstrated scholastic achievement, participation in athletics for at least one year, participation in extracurricular activities, service to the community and school, and financial need. Qualifying institutions may be a college or university, and need not be in the state of Michigan. Recipients must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree and attending school full-time. Application here. 


This gives one award of $1,000. This is for Milan High School graduating seniors who wish to pursue undergraduate education. To be eligible, students must have a GPA of 2.6 or above, pursuing a career in the field of health care and shall have demonstrated community or school citizenship involving experience in extracurricular activities. Qualifying institutions may be a college or university and need not be in the state of Michigan full or part time. Read more here. 


This gives one award up to $10,000, $2,500 per year for four years. This is for graduating seniors who have a physical disability. Verification of the physical disability is required by a medical doctor (MD or DO) and must be submitted with the application. Qualifying institutions may be a college or university, community college, or vocational program and need not be in the state of Michigan. Application here.  


This gives four $1,500 awards. This is for graduating seniors of Milan High School who have exhibited leadership skills, involvement in school activities, community involvement, and have maintained good character. Qualifying institutions may be a college or university and need not be in the state of Michigan attending full or part time. More info here


This gives two $1,500 awards. This is for graduating seniors of Milan High School striving to be economically independent through higher education. To be eligible you must be a High school graduate and attend an accredited post-secondary institution. And you Must live in the Milan Area School district for at least two years prior to the application date. Application here.


Scholarships has granted over $100,000 in scholarships for Michigan public or private high school seniors. CCCU members or their children could receive up to $5,000 to defray tuition costs at an accredited two- or four-year college. For eligibility, entrants must intend to live and work in Michigan post-graduation, possess a minimum “B” average, display a track record of community volunteerism, and have unmet need. Read more here. 


This gives multiple Merit Scholarships valued at $2,600 annually to aid college-bound high school seniors in Michigan’s Newaygo, Muskegon, and Oceana counties. Applicants must be pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree full-time at accredited U.S. colleges, excluding federal military academies, with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.7. Michiganders with higher grades could earn the $10,600 Daniel Gerber Sr. Medallion Scholarship. Learn more here.



This provides scholarships for mid-Michigan residents pursuing accredited health career programs. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and established criteria. Apply here.


Scholarship ranges from $1,000 to $6,600 based on financial needs for High-achieving female 10th and 11th graders attending high school in Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars attend summer pre-college programs at eleven partner colleges and universities – Barnard College, Brown University, Cornell University, Emory University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Smith College, Stanford University, Washington University in St Louis, University of Chicago, and Yale University. More details here. 


This gives one-time awards of $2,000 to honor the civil rights activist’s historic involvement in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and later Michigan’s Black Power movement. Incoming freshmen must write a brief, 300-word essay on how they’ll use Rosa Parks’ principles to address one of today’s social issues. To be eligible, you must be seniors at public or private Michigan high schools and have post-graduation goals in higher education. Learn more here.


Scholarship amount offered is $1,000 aids graduating high school seniors in Gratiot County pursuing agriculture, engineering, computers, drafting, or similar fields at a college, university, or trade school. Eligibility requires a minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, and a non-family reference letter. Prior recipients can reapply without preference. Click here to apply.


This scholarship offers annual awards to seniors at Catholic Central, Covenant Christian, Kenowa Hills and Northview High Schools in the Grand Rapids, MI area for creatively raising funds for Multiple Sclerosis. One or two $500 scholarships are awarded at each high school, one to a male and female senior who raises the most funds for MS. Nine scholarships are offered to high school students annually and one offered to college students annually. Read more here.


This is open to all college and trade/vocational students graduating from Genesee County, Michigan public high schools and from Luke M. Powers Catholic High School. Those whose cumulative grades may not reflect their potential because of hardships, setbacks or “late blooming” are encouraged to apply. Awardees may receive up to $5,000 annually for up to four years. Need and the costs of a student’s program are considered along with other criteria. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a minimum 2.3 GPA. Learn more here


This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions. Application here


This provides up to eight semesters of undergraduate tuition to an entering freshman. This also pays their full tuition and room and board. To be eligible, you must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, a minimum score of 940 on the SAT or 18 on the ACT, and be accepted as a CMU freshman for the fall. More details and application here.


The scholarship ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 and is available to high school seniors in the BBB Serving Western Michigan’s service area. It is based on the same criteria as the BBB Trust Award given to West Michigan leaders: Honesty, Transparency, Integrity, and Impact. Read more here. 


This is for $5,000, which will be awarded to Michigan students. Applicants are asked to submit a persuasive message that shows how you would convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving. Read more here.


This offers $5,000 award, for Michigan students in water environment fields. Applicants must be Michigan residents attending in-state institutions with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and some scholarships are for MWEA members or their relatives. Read more here.



These scholarships are eligible for high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are dependent sons and daughters of owners of MRA member businesses, or of full-time employees of Michigan Retailers Association member firms. Applicants can be high school seniors ranked in the top half of their senior class who score at least an 18 for the ACT or 850 for the SAT, or undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The awards range from $1,000-1,500. More information here.  


This offers $5,000 to disabled veterans or their dependents in the Chicago District based on financial need, academic achievements, and community service. Eligible applicants from Illinois or the greater Chicago District region must plan to attend an accredited college or career training school, maintain a 2.0 GPA. ​​More details here and here.

This awards three prizes to Michigan-based college students, with the 1st Place receiving $2,500, 2nd Place getting $1,000, and 3rd Place getting $500. The application requires an essay, a minimum GPA of 2.50, recent community service, and a sponsor recommendation. Read more here and here.



This offers $5,000 annually to individuals with Cystic Fibrosis in select U.S. states for college expenses. Applicants must reapply each year for a maximum of four scholarships, and no special consideration is given to past recipients. Read more here.


This offers $2,000 scholarships to nursing students enrolled in Michigan colleges. Applicants must provide a personal vision statement, transcript, and a nursing faculty reference. Read more here and also here


This awards a $6,500 scholarship to undergraduate students in Michigan. Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need, exhibit a history of community service, and be enrolled at a Michigan college/university. Read more here.


This  granted scholarships totaling over $25,000 since 2018 to outstanding students pursuing careers in Advanced Manufacturing. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000, with the current award amount set at $3,000. Read more here.


This provides residents of Michigan with increased access to higher education. The grant is available to undergraduate students who are attending, or preparing to enroll, at a non-profit state college or university. Award amounts vary, and are determined on the basis of financial need. Read more here.


This is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degree and is based on both financial need and merit. To be considered, a student must take the SAT prior to entering college and achieve a qualifying score of at least 1200. Awards are restricted to tuition and mandatory fees. Awards pay up to a maximum of $1,000 per academic year. Learn more here.


The scholarship award amount will be $1,000 minimum, but we are willing to offer a larger award to a candidate who embodies the Steps for Doug values. To be eligible, you must be a high school or college student who has been affected by ALS. More details here.


Young women aged 19-25 can compete for the role of spokesperson for the National Cherry Festival and the Cherry Industry through this scholarship program. The Cherry Queen’s role involves attending various events throughout the year, with the 1st runner-up stepping in if needed. The scholarship amount is $12,500. Learn more here and also here


This available to private pilots across the Midwest who already hold a Private Pilot Certificate. It supports advanced aviation training with an annual award of up to $1,500. Learn more here.

This is awarded annually to a high-school senior that has been accepted into a college or trade school. The purpose of this scholarship is to offset college or trade school expenses when preparing for attendance. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee. Please visit the scholarship provider’s website and additional details here..


This offers  to junior, senior, and graduate students in Michigan colleges or universities preparing for leadership roles in local government. The scholarship is valued at up to $1,000 and requires a letter of recommendation, a resolution of support from an MTA-member township board, and an essay on a significant local government issue. More details here. And additional information here.



This is worth $2,500, is available to high school seniors and current undergraduate college students in Michigan who have been personally or indirectly impacted by organ, eye, or tissue donation. More information, click here and additional details here.


This grants $1,000 Perseverance Scholarships to three graduating seniors from Belleville High School, MI, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible students must be enrolled in a 2-4 year college or university, registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours, and have a strong commitment to pursuing their dreams. Read more here.



This is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to the natural or adoptive children of Michigan’s military veterans. Eligible students may receive up to four years of tuition assistance totaling no more than $11,200. Students must be full time residents of Michigan, and must be attending a state supported college or university. Learn more here.


This provides tuition waivers for the dependent children and spouses of Michigan police officers and firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty. To be eligible, students must be the spouse or the natural or adoptive child of a deceased police officer or firefighter. Awards are made on the basis of available funds. More info. Here.


This offers $5,000 to residents in various states who volunteer in their communities. Eligible students can be in high school, trade school, or pursuing a post-secondary degree. More info. Here.


This provides scholarships covering tuition and fees up to $10,000, renewable for up to three years, for students training to be teachers in Michigan. Recipients commit to teaching in a Michigan classroom for at least three years after graduation and may receive a $9,600 stipend. Eligibility includes filling out the FAFSA, starting the education program, having a 3.0 GPA, and being a Michigan resident.  More info here



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This awards $1,000 to women and minority students in STEM fields, with a preference for those near OHM Advisors’ offices. A 3.0 GPA is beneficial but not required. More details can be found here.

This is an award part of a creative and fun scholarship program that is open to all Michigan students who are 14 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. To be accepted to this scholarship, only one winner with an imaginative and well-written response to a scholarship question about the Zombie Apocalypse will receive a $2,000 scholarship. For more information, click here.


This is offering generous merit scholarships to out-of-state incoming freshmen. Scholarships vary in amount, but applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Deadlines differ based on the semester: More information can be found here.


This provides high school students who are U.S. citizens or lawful residents with an opportunity to enhance their speaking skills and learn about the U.S. Constitution. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $25,000, with varying levels of awards at both the department and national levels. More information can be found here.



This  offers $60,000 to high-achieving rural students from specific public high schools in eligible states. Applicants need a 3.5 GPA, ACT 24+ or SAT 1150+, and must plan to attend a four-year college. More details here.


This gives thirty two $1,000 scholarships that will be available to high school seniors. Those who have earned a varsity letter in an MHSAA-sponsored sport and have a 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply. More details here.


This is for graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college. You must attend an eligible school in Michigan and the school will be able to nominate a student for the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Approximately 2,000 awards are offered annually. Read more here. 


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This scholarship is for $9,000 and is intended for students who have been homeschooled from 9th to 12th grade and who wish to attend Ave Maria University. Applicants must be Michigan residents and first-time college freshmen with a high school GPA of 2.8 (unweighted) or above, and an ACT score of 23 or above or a SAT score of 1140 or above. Applicants must also be a practicing Catholic with an endorsement letter from the home parish. The deadline varies. More info here.

This designates award levels for in-state students based on high school GPA at the end of junior year. Scholarship values range from approximately $500 to $1,500 annually for eight semesters. In-state students who apply to MSU as a freshman are automatically considered. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible for additional merit-based scholarships at MSU. The deadline varies. Learn more here.


This scholarship is open to students from Detroit who are attending one of 18 partnering Michigan universities and offers continuous funding to those that maintain a 2.5 GPA, remain a full-time student and stay on track to complete a four-year degree. The amount varies and the deadline is June 30th for two-year funding and December 15th for four-year funding. Read more here.


This is awarded to women who have the interest, aptitude and potential for a successful career in computer science. Applicants must be current Michigan residents, U.S. citizens, female, enrolled or attending a Michigan university with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each applicant must be enrolled during the grant period in a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree program in a CS major: information systems, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, computer information systems, or digital forensics and software engineering. $5,000 are specifically awarded to a range of high school seniors through college juniors. Visit website for more info.


This is offering one MHS senior a full-tuition scholarship. To qualify, you must apply by November 30th, visit the college, write a reflection, and file out the FAFSA. Apply here.


This is subsidized by the Federal government, and targets students within the three major urban public school systems within Michigan: Detroit, Flint and Muskegon. GEAR UP recipients must complete the six year GEAR UP Scholarship program, must be under 22 years of age, and must be enrolled in a participating state college or university. The maximum award amount a student may receive is $2,000 per academic year (beginning 2019-20). The lifetime maximum award is $6,000. Read more here.


This is open to any students living and attending high school in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne counties. The online stock market game enables students to buy and sell stocks in their own mock account starting with $100,000 in simulation cash. At the end of the trading, the top 3 students with the highest account balances will earn scholarship money – up to $5,000!. More info. Here.


This offers scholarships to Michigan residents who are first-time college freshmen with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, an ACT score of 23 or above, or an SAT score of 1140 or above, and have been accepted for admission at the university. Applicants must also be practicing Catholics with an endorsement letter from their home parish. More info here.

This offers chiropractic scholarships for students residing in or planning to practice in specific states, with eligibility requirements varying between scholarships. More info here.

This offers over 120 scholarships yearly to Monroe County residents (now including 11 additional Milan scholarships). They strive for a thriving community with values like stewardship and inclusion, having awarded over $1,000,000 in grants and scholarships this year, including support for journalism students. More information here.


This offers scholarships to local students. Requirements often include academic achievement, community involvement, financial need, and residency in the Grand Rapids area. These scholarships make higher education more accessible for deserving students. Visit their website for specific scholarship details. Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been a major scholarship provider in Kent County, awarding more than $1 million every year to hundreds of students pursuing a higher education. More information here.


This streamlines the scholarship process with one online application, matching students to over 56 scholarships and grants for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and career training. Plus, many of these scholarships are renewable annually. More information here.


This supports graduating seniors with scholarships each year to assist in achieving their educational goals. However, it’s crucial to review the specific criteria and availability for each scholarship listed, as the awards may vary in amount and not all scholarships are offered annually. More information here.


This offers scholarships for higher education with varying criteria and benefits. Scholarships are administered by specific church committees and are directed to accredited institutions. These awards encourage education and are made possible by generous families and supporters. More information here.


This provides scholarships for students at different education levels. They’ve awarded over $8 million since 1987 through various programs. Explore their 235+ scholarships in the scholarship directory. Find more details here.


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Jeanine Nassar is enrolled at the College of Staten Island. She is an incoming Junior studying English with a minor in African and African Diaspora Studies. One day she hopes to be a professor teaching English. Understanding the first hand struggle with trying to find scholarships and manage through applications, Jeanine offers tips and step-by-step how to’s in order to manage through. Jeanine understands the difficulties that come with balancing many applications, and hopefully the tidbits she offers can help navigate other students through them. For Leisure, Jeanine usually paints and does puzzles. She also loves to read when she is not home, so she is always occupied!