Currently Available Scholarships
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2019 Michigan Education Association Scholarship
Dependant of an MEA member or MEA-Retired member: Click here to link to the application page. Deadline February 21, 2019.
If you are tall, check out this scholarship for girls over 5'10" and boys over 6' tall.
Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements: 1) Be a current Meijer Team Member with an employment start date prior to 4/2/18; 2) A dependent child (natural, legally, adopted, or step-child) of a current Meijer Team member with an employment start date prior to 4/2/18; 3) A dependent child of a former Meijer Team Member who worked full-time or part-time for Meijer for at least one year, but whose employment was terminated due to death, retirement, or total and permanent disability. Scholarships range from $4,000-$10,000 awarded each year. Click here for the application. Deadline is March 1, 2019.
Purdue Alumni Club of SW Michigan
Purdue Alumni and friends have generously donated more than 84 scholarships in the past years totaling over $60,000. Click here for the application. Deadline is March 1, 2019. For questions regarding the scholarship program, contact Glenn Youngstedt at 269-428-2787.
Rosa Parks Scholarship
The vision of the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation is to be the leading force in empowering and inspiring youth to reach their highest potential and advance the legacy of Rosa L. Parks. The foundation awards approximately forty $2,000 scholarships annually. Click here for the application. Deadline is March 1, 2019.
Alma College Legacy Scholarship
Students who ultimately attend Alma and are referred to Alma College by an alumnus, faculty, staff member, current student or friend of the college may receive the Alma College Referral Award. Scholarships are awarded $1,500 for 4 years ($6,000 in total) in the name of the individual who referred them to the college. Click here for the application.
Michigan Gateway Community Foundation
Michigan Gateway handles a number of scholarships for our high school seniors. Please note that the scholarship applications are due Friday, March 15, 2019. However, an applicant who completes and submits their online application by Friday, February 15, will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Click here for the application. Scholarship opportunities include: Roma Holmes Scholarship; Buchanan-Galien Lions Club, Walter E. Schirmer Memorial; Janet Funk Racht Memorial; Janet L. Mottl Memorial; Unity Hospital Education Fund Health Careers; Mary Ella Powell Memorial; Hike for Higher Education; Galien Ambulance (must reside in old Galien School District); Ray E. Babcock Memorial (must reside in old Galien School District); Raymond R. Ricordati Jr. Lake Michigan College Memorial; Trull Family; Eugene Smith Scholarship; Harriet Schwartz Scholarship; Ellis Scholarship; Fay Frazee Nursing; Jane Davis Health Careers; Robert Rotzien Scholarship; Niles-Buchanan Rotary. If you are interested in one of more of these scholarships, click on the scholarship to read the overview of the scholarship and qualifications. If you have any questions, please contact Michigan Gateway Community Foundation at 269-695-3521.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women's service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War. There are a number of scholarships the DAR offers that includes topics under Political Science, History, Government, Economics, Medical, Nursing, Music, Law, Teaching, Chemistry, Horticulture, and many more. Click here to review each scholarship and to submit an application. Deadline is February 15, 2019.
Michigan Retailers Association (MRA)
The MAR is awarding 21 scholarships ranging from $1,000-$1,500. Eligibility: The student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA. If you need to verify MRA member status, please call 800-366-3699. Click here for the application. Deadline: Applications must be requested by March 15 and submitted by April 1, 2019.
This is a senior care organization that seeks to support family caregivers, their loved ones, and professionals in the senior care community. There are a number of scholarships they offer so click here to review each scholarship and complete the application process. Each scholarship deadline varies.
LEADS! Scholarship Program offered by the Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OMACCS)
The OMACCS, in cooperation with 23 participating career colleges and schools, is offering more than 185 scholarships. The primary objective of these scholarships is to provide students with the education and training necessary to obtain a job in an Ohio or Michigan business or industry and encourage students to learn more about leadership in their communities. Click here for the application. Be sure and read over the booklet/brochure to identify the schools in Ohio and Michigan offering the scholarships. Deadline: April 12, 2019.
Student View Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by Student Insights which is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors. Scholarships awarded include: one for $4,000; two for $1,000; ten for $500. Click here to log on and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. Deadline: April 22, 2019.
The Tim DeWitt Harvest Education Foundation (Michigan Manufactured Housing Association)
HARVEST establishes educational programs and opportunities for students who wish to make a career in the RV and campground, manufactured housing or self-storage industry. In some cases, HARVEST will award scholarships to students even though their career goals may not lead them back to these industries. Click here for the HARVEST Academic Application and to get more information. Deadline is April 5, 2019. If you have questions, call 586-752-6381 and ask for Beth Monicatti Blank.
Flavorful Futures Scholarship
Sparkling Ice is awarding five $5,000 scholarships. Click here for the application. Deadline: February 15, 2019.
Dorothy Hawks Memorial Scholarships
THROUGH THE MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL-BERRIEN COUNTY CHAPTER
These scholarships are available to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have been accepted into the teaching program at their college or university. The students must be graduates of a Berrien County High School and attending a Michigan College or University. The candidate must have a "B" average. The applications are available by request at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is April 15, 2019.
Scholarship Buddy of Michigan
There are a number of scholarships listed under this site to review and submit your application online. Click here for the website. Available scholarships include:
St. Mary's of Michigan Dr. Raana Akbar Scholarship - 1 $1,500 award. Deadline: February 22, 2019.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship - 100 $1,000 awards. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
You Deserve It Scholarship - 1 $1,000 award. Deadline: February 27, 2019.
Clarion Scholarship - 1 $1,000 award. Deadline: February 28, 2019.
Harris Poll Scholarship - 1 $1,000 award. Deadline: February 28, 2019.
Women's Cyber Security Scholarships - 10 $6,000 awards. Deadline: April 15, 2019.
Toptal Scholarships for Women - 5 $10,000 awards. Deadline: March 31, 2019.
SP High School Scholarships - 10 $10,000 awards. Deadline: March 31, 2019.
Michigan American Legion Memorial Scholarship - 3 $500 awards. Deadline: March 15, 2019.
VIP Voice Scholarship - 1 $5,000 award. Deadline: April 30, 2019.
Global Lift Equipment Michigan Scholarship - 1 $500 award. Deadline: June 15, 2019.
Lift Parts Express Michigan Scholarship - 1 $500 award. Deadline: June 30, 2019.
Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central
If you are interested in being trained to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, be sure and visit this website. Click here to view the many scholarship opportunities and explanations. There are different deadlines for each scholarship.
College Covered by Discover Student Loans
Discover Student Loans is giving away a $5,000 scholarship each month this year with their 2019 Scholarship Award Sweepstakes! The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win 1 of 12 scholarships. Click here to begin the process. Sweepstakes are open from February 2, 2019 through January 31, 2020.
Paper Applications are available in the guidance office for the following scholarships:
MICHIANA TWO-CYLINDER CLUB
$1000 scholarship awarded
Criteria: Applicants must be pursuing an education in an agricultural related field.
Deadline: March 31, 2019
$1,000 scholarship awarded (20 will be awarded)
Criteria: Must have a parent or grandparent who is a member of one of the local cooperatives in the Co-Alliance partnership: Midland, IMPACT, LaPorte County Co-op, Frontier, and Excel Co-op (Member ID # required). Also must be planning to enter the agriculture field.
Deadline: March 1, 2019
WOMEN'S SERVICE LEAGUE
$1,000 Athena Education Fund awarded from the Women's Service League Benevolences. Deadline is February 22, 2019.
The Women's Service League is a not-for-profit organization of talented women committed to promoting volunteerism and improving the community through positive action and leadership. Applications are available in the Guidance office. For more information, visit www.womensserviceleague.org or call 269-208-7329.
BUCHANAN AMERICAN LEGION POST #51 (3 different scholarships) - APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.
American legion Post #51
One $1,000.00 scholarship to a High School Senior with ties to the American Legion and Armed Forces Families will be offered. Deadline: April 30, 2019
American Legion Women's Auxiliary Post #51
One $500.00 scholarship to a High School Senior with ties to the Buchanan American Legion and Armed Forces Families. Deadline: April 30, 2019
Buchanan Sons of the American Legion Post #51
Two $250.00 scholarships to High School Seniors with ties to the American Legion and Armed Forces Families. Deadline: April 30, 2019
Harrington Orthodontics is offering a $1,000 scholarship to any past or present Harrington Orthodontic patient. Come to the Guidance office for a sample data page and instructions for submitting to this scholarship. Deadline: April 17, 2019
NILES SERVICE LEAGUE
The Niles Service League has serviced the Buchanan, Brandywine, and Niles area since 1934. They assist with Meals on Wheels, Food Drives, Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army, Bloodmobile calls for the Red Cross, and much more. They are offering scholarships to graduates who plan on attending college or vocational/technical schools. Applicants will be selected based upon the following criteria: A minimum 3.25 GPA scholarship achievement (or 2.50 GPA for vocational/technical scholarships); the content and spirit of your essay; recommendations from school officials or community leaders; financial need. Deadline: March 21, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. - turn into the Guidance office.
NILES NOON OPTIMIST CLUB SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP
Application/Eligibility Requirements: Letter of Acceptance to a college, university or vocational school; minimum 2.0 GPA; must be a former Optimist Soccer player, coach or referee; an essay. Deadline: March 22, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. - turn into the Guidance office.
KEITH SHURTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - NILES SCREAM PARK
The Niles Scream Park is offering a scholarship value up to $500.00. In addition to academic requirements, it requires the applicant to have donated 50 hours or more at the Niles Scream Park in the last two years in order to be eligible (they have records of hours worked). Deadline: March 1, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. - turn into the Guidance office.
JASON ARNOLD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
One $1,000 scholarship offered in memory of Jason Arnold. Mr. Arnold was a Niles High School graduate who was a dedicated teacher at Berrien RESA and taught special education classes at South Haven, Kokomo, and Benton Harbor. Mr. Arnold passed away in 2010 in an unfortunate ladder accident. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and his two children, Dylan and Alexis. Each year a golf tournament is arranged to raise money toward scholarships in his honor. Deadline: April 19, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. - turn into the Guidance office.
BUCHANAN MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP
Two $1,000 scholarships offered by the Masons of Buchanan Lodge 68. Applicant does not need to have any Masonic Affiliation. Applications and related documents must be submitted directly to Buchanan Lodge 68 and must be received by April 15, 2019. Applicant may be called for an interview.
BRIAN PARKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
One $1,000 scholarship will be offered in memory of Brian Parker who lost his fight against leukemia. Brian's parents, Dick & Judy Parker, started the Brian Parker Committee to raise money to support cancer research. An annual Brian Parker Memorial Golf Tournament is held to benefit cancer research. As a result, the foundation has established the Brian Parker Memorial Scholarship to help support students who intend to pursue higher education or training in the oncology field. Deadline: April 19, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. - turn into the Guidance office.
STARK ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
One $500, non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Buchanan High School who attended Stark Elementary School for a minimum of one school year. Criteria includes: plans of full-time enrollment at either a 2-year or 4-year institution; evidence of citizenship through school, community, and/or personal activities; financial need will be considered, but is not an eligibility requirement. Deadline: April 19, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. - turn into the Guidance office.