Currently Available Scholarships
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If you are tall, check out this scholarship for girls over 5'10" and boys over 6' tall.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 an automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technician, 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.
Helpjuice is offering 2 scholarships worth $1,400 each to interested seniors. The scholarship was established to help propel the next generation of young technology entrepreneurs, developers, and marketers. Criteria: applicants need to submit one piece of work. There are no limits on the form of this work, but it is asked of you to create something you truly believe in and have worked hard on. Deadline: August 20, 2019. Click here to apply.
LGBTQ Scholarship Opportunities
The are a number of wonderful scholarship opportunities that are listed below. Please take the time to visit each website and read through the eligibility requirements:
Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective - $500-$1,000 scholarships awarded. Click here to apply.
LEAGUE at AT&T Foundation Scholarship - $1,500-$2,500 scholarships awarded. Click here to apply.
The Point Foundation - Click here to apply.
Whitman-Brooks - Click here to apply.
OppU Achievers Scholarship
The OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. Scholarship selections are made four times a year: September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30. Click here to apply.
HEER LAW ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship has been created with the intention to help young entrepreneurs & leaders to learn how to protect their business. In order to be eligible, applicants must provide an application submission, including a business plan for their current or prospective business which includes a section outlining their intellectual property strategy; must apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, address, university of college planning to attend, major and expected graduation month and year. Deadline: December 31, 2019.
ENERGY EDUCATION FOR MICHIGAN (EEM)
Three scholarships for a total of $500.00 each will be offered to graduating seniors pursuing degrees related to Michigan's Energy Industry. This may include, but is not limited to Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Computer Sciences, and Education with a focus on Earth Sciences. Click here to apply. Deadline: August 3, 2019.
COLLEGE BOARD OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Starting with the class of 2020, 4,000 students over the next five years can earn scholarships ranging from $500-$4,000 through monthly drawings. This new scholarship program requires no application, essay, GPA, or test scores. Students earn their chance at scholarships by completing the essential steps all students take in applying to college. Click here to see what the essential steps are to qualify for the scholarships.
Paper Applications are available in the guidance office for the following scholarships:
ASM International is a local group serving the Michiana and SW lower Michigan area. ASM International is the world's largest association of material-ceramic engineers, scientists, technicians, educators and students. The chapter established a scholarship in 1981 to encourage the study of Materials Science. This scholarship opportunity is offered to students having an interest in pursuing a college degree in the Material Science (i.e. degrees involving metals, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors, composites, etc.). The scholarship is for $500. For questions about the chapter's scholarship, contact David Coulston at LECO (David_Coulston@LECO.com). Deadline: April 26, 2019.
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
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.
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.
CASS COUNTY CONSERVATION CLUB
One $1,000 scholarship is being awarded this year in memory of Mr. Gordon Bickel, Sr. This is awarded to a student who is intending to pursue some area of study related to conservation and/or agriculture. There is also one $1,000 scholarship being awarded in memory of Mr. Emil Schmeling. This will go to a student pursuing some area of study related to conservation. Come to the Guidance office for an application and criteria to meet. Deadline: Application and other required information must be postmarked by May 1, 2019.
BUCHANAN SCARECROW CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIP - EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 24, 2019
Wonderful scholarship opportunities await you from the Scarecrow Charities Committee. Application Criteria: Must be a BHS graduating senior of 2019; must have a minimum 2.5 GPA; must be attending a certified college or university; must have participated in Art or Music and Community Service Projects; must have financial need; must have an interview with the committee; must include academic and character references from two people. Extended Deadline: April 24, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. - turn into the Guidance office.
SPIRIT TEAM "HERD" LEADER SCHOLARSHIP
Watch for an email from Mrs. Elliott regarding The Herd Spirit Scholarship. Application Criteria: A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required, completed application, and typed essay describing the student's involvement with the Spirit Team, his/her commitment to exhibiting school pride, and how s/he intends to carry his/her Buck Pride with them beyond high school. For additional questions, please see Mrs. Elliott. Deadline: May 15, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. - turn into the Guidance office.