Scholarships - LCHS North

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Below are the participants of the Local Scholarship for 2022.  Please click on the link to apply for that particular scholarship. 

If you have any questions regarding the Local Scholarship please contact Mr.  Hacker at hackejo@lc-ps.org  or 586-493-5270 ext. 1209.  

Deadline to apply for the Local Scholarships is March 4, 2022.  

Please allow teachers approximately a week to write a letter of recommendation.

***Please make sure to have all the required documents before starting the applications*** Most applications will require:  Transcript, community service hours, college acceptance letter, FAFSA verification, and 2-3 letters of recommendation.  

***If you need a copy of your transcript you can request it through Parchment by clicking here.***  

***If you need a copy of your community service log please contact Mrs. Hosler at hosleca@lc-ps.org***.  


James L. Dooley Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $600.  

Application Criteria:

Student must have formerly attended LC-MSN for 6th-8th grades and currently attends LCN
Student must intend to pursue a career in education.
Student must attend a Michigan college or university
Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
Student must be present at the MSN awards assembly ceremony.


John DaVia Going Green Scholarship - 

The award is given to honor Mr. John DaVia, former principal at Middle School-North.  Mr. DaVia was an educator in the L'Anse Creuse Public School District for 40 years.

One scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $600 to the applicant that meets the criteria, completes the requirements. 

Application Criteria:

Student must have formerly attended LC-Middle School North from 6th-8th grade.
Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Student must have completed the minimum community service requirement.
Special consideration will be given to students that have completed community service to environmental causes (Going Green)
Student must submit a community service log.


L'Anse Creuse High School-North Athletic Booster Club Scholarship 2022 -

The Athletic Booster Club offers ten scholarships every year to graduating seniors in the amount of $1000 each. Below are the requirements to apply for the Athletic Booster Club Scholarships: 

1. Applicant must have participated in the athletic program at L’Anse Creuse North High School for a minimum of three MHSAA seasons, or have received their varsity letter.

2. Must be in good standing with LCN.

3. Must be a graduating senior, with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.

4. Applicant must have been accepted into a 2 or 4-year college or trade school.

5. Two recommendations, one from a teacher at LCN (including MST, Pankow or IAM) and one from a coach at LCN that the student has played for.

6. Family must be a member of the Athletic Booster Club by Scholarship application deadline of their student’s senior year.

7. Athlete’s parent(s) must WORK at minimum 4 Athletic Booster Club fundraisers by March 1st of the award year. Attendance ONLY at a fundraiser does not apply to these criteria.

8. 100 to 150-word essay on: “How high school athletics has prepared you for your future goals and career.” This essay must be separate from the general essay requested from other L’Anse Creuse scholarships.

9. The Student must work 2 Athletic Booster Club fundraisers during their senior year. These are exclusive of the parental requirement in item 7.

10. Financial status of the family will not be taken into consideration.

11. Other scholarships awarded will not be a factor.


Bethany and Natalie Francis Scholarship - 

$3,000 shared between 1-3 students who meet the criteria.  

Criteria to apply:

Student MUST have attended Atwood Elementary.
Student must have a strong academic record.  
Student must be accepted by an accredited college or university.


Community Service Learning Scholarship - 

This scholarship is sponsored by the L'Anse Creuse Foundation.  One scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $500.  Recipients must meet the criteria and submit two recommendation forms, one from a staff member and one from an unrelated adult.

Criteria to apply:

Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above.
Student must have 100 hours of community service or more.
Financial need will be considered.
Character, citizenship, leadership, and participation in extra-curricular activities will be considered.
Student must attend an accredited college or university as a full time student.
Student must submit one of his/her recommendation forms from a staff member, and one of his/her recommendation forms from an unrelated adult.


 MacLean Fogg-Maynard Scholarship - 

One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $3,000 renewable for 4 years, maximum of $12,000 to a LCN senior.  This scholarship is offered by MacLean-Fogg.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PROCEDURES/GUIDELINES

Each MacLean-Fogg scholar will have been accepted by an accredited four-year college or university of their choice and have demonstrated academic excellence with particular emphasis in Mathematics, Sciences, Industrial Arts, and Engineering.    

In addition, this individual must have demonstrated achievement, creativity, leadership and the "entrepreneurial spirit" in activities at school, in their community, and in other areas of their life.  

Academic excellence is an important criteria in the scholarship program, but the program is not based solely on the academic record of the applicant.  The record of achievement, quality of leadership, and "entrepreneurial spirit" that we attempt to reward in the MacLean-Fogg Scholarship program results in a broad selection criteria.  However, preference will be given to applicants pursuing degrees in mathematics, sciences, industrial arts, and engineering. 

1. The application deadline will be February 25, 2022.  
2. The MacLean-Fogg Scholarship Committee will review all applications, choose the top three candidates from each high school, and invite those finalists for an interview.  One student will be selected to receive the MacLean-Fogg Scholarship. 
3. The Counseling Office Secretary of L’Anse Creuse High School - North will be notified of the scholarship winner. 
4. The recipient will receive a plaque with his/her name inscribed on it that will remain on display at L’Anse Creuse High School - North. A plaque will also be given to the recipient to keep.  This plaque will be given to the recipient at the Honors Convocation Ceremony. 


Mancina "Hard Work Pays Off" Scholarship - 

As we (Pino and Ana Mancina) are both first generation North American, we owe a great amount of gratitude to our Parents who were immigrants and entered North America with only $25 in their pockets and a bag of clothing. It was their drive and determination to succeed that has contributed to our complete understanding that “hard work pays off” and all is earned, not granted. We would like to support students with the same fundamental makeup. 

This scholarship of $500 will be offered annually to a LCHSN graduating senior entering their freshman College year that meets the criteria and completes the following application.


Application Criteria:
Student must have a strong academic record.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Student must be accepted by an accredited college or university.
Student must be planning on majoring in an Engineering, Mathematics, Science Major, or pursuing a Skilled Trade.
Student must submit the Mancina "Hard Work Pays Off" Scholarship Application available below.
At least 2 recommendations submitted by the student should be from teachers.


John McKernan Memorial Scholarship - 

John McKernan, in his battle with cancer, endured tremendous adversity.  Through it all, he was always upbeat and showed extraordinary bravery, strength and courage.

Two scholarships, totaling $2,000 will be awarded.  The total amount will be divided between the selected recipients at the discretion of the McKernan family.

Criteria for Applying:  

Student must be in good standing.
Student must be accepted to a college, university, or trade school.
Student must submit an additional essay that addresses the topic below.
Student must submit a detailed report of Community Service hours.


Kimberly Marie Kozian Memorial Scholarship - 

This scholarship was created in memory of Kimberly Kozian, known as “Koz” to the LCN Nation.  Ms. Kozian taught Journalism & English at L’Anse Creuse High School-North from 2001-2017.  She will always be remembered as an educator who pushed her students to excel, who believed in giving all students a voice, and who loved everything L’Anse Creuse North stood for.  While at LCN, the newspaper and yearbook publications received top honors from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association.  Ms. Kozian was the 2011 MIPA Teacher of the Year.  She attended LCN from 1980-1984.  Kim graduated Salutatorian of the L'Anse Creuse High School North class of 1984. She received her Bachelors in Journalism in 1988 from Central Michigan University, and a Masters of Arts and Education in 1992 from Fordham University.

Each school year, a $750 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving L'Anse Creuse High School-North graduating Senior who has demonstrated excellence and dedication to the newspaper and/or yearbook classes or has demonstrated a passion for English overall.  The student must meet the criteria and complete the following application.

Application criteria:

Student must be a senior.
Student must have completed at least one year in Yearbook, Journalism, Newspaper, Creative Writing AP Literature or AP Language.
Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Student plans to major in either Education or English related field (Journalism,  Literature, Communications or Creative Writing, etc)  in college.
Student must be accepted into an accredited college or university.
Student must submit a 200 word or less personal essay in the space provided below.
Candidates who emulate the characteristics of Ms. Kozian (dedication, academic rigor, and good citizenship) will be considered.
Candidates must submit at least two recommendation forms from LCN staff members.


Student Council Scholarship - 

Two scholarships will be awarded annually in the amount of $250 to applicants that meet the criteria, complete the General Application Requirements, and submit the additional list required below.

Application Criteria:

Student must be a senior in good standing with the council.
Student must have a minimum of 2 years of service on the council.
Selection is based on participation and leadership within the council.
Applicant must submit an additional list of all leadership positions held and leadership activities completed within the council in the space below.


Dave Jackson Memorial Scholarship - 

One scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a candidate who meets the criteria.

Criteria to Apply:

Student must be a senior.
Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Student must have community volunteer experience.
Student must participate in two or more school related extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc.)
Student must submit a 150-200 word personal essay.
Student must submit two recommendation forms from staff members.
Candidates with strong character, citizenship, and leadership will be considered.


National Honor Society Scholarship - 

One scholarships will be awarded annually in the amount of $250.  Along with meeting the criteria and the General Application requirements, applicants must respond to the following.

Application Criteria:

Student must be an active member in good standing of the LCN NHS for a minimum of one year.
Selection is based on participation and leadership within the NHS organization.
Student must submit an additional list (using the space provided below) of all activities and leadership positions held within the NHS organization.

 

 

College Scholarship for High School Seniors - 

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be in your senior year of high school in Michigan and enrolling at a university or college for fall term 2022.

  • Must pursue an engineering degree at a university or college with an ABET accredited engineering program.

  • Must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0.

  • Must be a woman or other underrepresented gender in engineering and technology.

Must submit entire application postmarked by, or sent per email due by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2022 


Friends of Macomb Township - Deadline to apply March 25th, 2022
The Friends of Macomb Township...A Community Foundation will be awarding six or more $1,000 one-time only scholarships in June to graduating Macomb Township resident high school seniors who plan to attend a higher education or career/technical institution for the 2022-2023 school year. 
Criteria to apply:
-Must be a legal resident of Macomb Township at the time of submitting the application.  
-Must currently be a graduating senior in high school; and
-Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher based upon a 4.0 scale. 

**Applications can be picked up from the counseling office.**  


Homer J Van Hollenbeck Foundation - Deadline to apply May 31, 2022

The Homer J Van Hollenbeck Foundation will be providing $3000 scholarships to hardworking current high school students in the Macomb County District.  Applicants must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.  Applicants must also begin college full-time in the fall of 2022.  


The East Macomb Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (EMARSP) will award four $750 scholarships to four deserving students who attend a public high school in Macomb County and who will enroll at a Michigan college, university or trade school in the fall and successfully complete the first semester.  Upon receipt of an official transcript from the college, university, or trade school a check will be mailed to the student, payable to him/her.  

Applications can be picked up in the counseling office.  

Selection Criteria: (listed in order of priority)

  1. Financial need

  2. Scholastic performance

  3. Extracurricular activities in school and the community

  4. Written recommendations from at least 3 persons - two from teachers and one personal.  

Completed application forms and recommendations must be received by March 31, 2022 at the following address:

EMARSP Scholarship Committee
c/o Carole Bannister
18877 Highlite Dr. S.
Clinton Township, MI 48035


ROBERT A. LEONARD JR. CHARITABLE TRUST Scholarship - Deadline to apply - Application deadline: MARCH 1, 2022.

Application must be post marked by, MARCH 1, 2022. Applications may also be submitted by email. NO EXCEPTIONS.

CRITERIA
1. Applicant must have completed high school or equivalent, with a minimum 2.8 grade point average.
2. Applicant must submit an official transcript included grades through the last reporting period prior to the application and an official recording of SAT/ACT scores. Transcript should also include applicant’s attendance record or separate document of historical attendance record.
3. Applicant must have completed 40 hours of volunteer service. Service may be from more than one location. Hours of Service Verification Form is required. (WAIVED FOR 2022)
4. Applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from the following: a) teacher, b) counselor, c) pastor, d) employer, e) coach.
5. Application must include an essay of 500 words or less, typed by the applicant on one of the following topics: a) the importance of education, b) how to influence positive change in my community, c) how I plan to give back to my community after graduation
6. Applicant’s community service, community service awards, education awards and recognition, educational goals will be considered in the screening and selection process.



Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation - Deadline to apply - Tuesday March 1, 2022
Scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and/or fees for the first year of college only. The funds cannot be applied to room/board or other expenses.  
APPLICANTS MUST:
 1.   Graduate by spring 2022 with plans to enroll full-time in a higher education program in the fall of 2022.*
2.   Have a GPA of 2.5 or above.
3.   Complete the application form, including a short, 200-300 word essay.
      The essay topic is: “Segregation was the defining social issue when Rosa Parks took her historic stand. Describe a social issue that you
         think should be addressed today. How will YOU use the principles of Rosa Parks to address it?”
4.   Describe financial need. 
5.   Document honors and community service.
6.   Provide official copies of high school transcript.
7.   Provide two letters of recommendation. (At least one should come from a school representative. Also suggested is a member of the clergy or a community or civic representative.
*Participants in an Early College Program (with a 13th year of high school) are not eligible (in 12th year) for consideration.  Student can only apply during the actual year of graduation.
NOTE: Students may begin and save the essay at any time within the application period.
ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


The Sandbox Foundation is accepting applications for 2022 Scholarships, between January 1st and March 1st. Applicants are required to complete a “Common Application Form” and must submit a short essay describing 1) What inspires them, 2) How they would apply Judea/Christian principles in their education or career, and 3) Describe the value of Work and/or Service.

The student’s high school transcript should be attached to the application form and submitted through their counseling office or via email to Awards@SandboxFoundation.org. While the high school transcript is not a requirement, it is highly recommended by most advisors.

Applications are accepted from all high schools. Some preference is given to graduates in Macomb County.
Past recipients of Sandbox Foundation grants are eligible to apply for a Continuing Scholarship, in subsequent years.


Stock-to-Scholarship Challenge - Begins January 24, 2022 and ends on April 15, 2022.
Each student is given access to a simulated online personal stock trading account.  Students will be instructed on how to research stocks being traded in the stock market.  Each player is given "money" to purchase stocks.  (No real money is invested).  Then, students work independently to make investment decisions.  The participants can trade stocks from their portfolio at will.  The goal is to amass more "money" in their account than all other participants.  
Scholarships will be awarded to the top three winners, including a Grand Prize scholarship of $5,000.  All prizes will be deposited in a Michigan 529 account that can be used towards college expenses.  

  • The first place will receive a $5,000 scholarship

  • The second place winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship

  • The third place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship

The essay winner will receive a $500 scholarship
 


Michigan Retailers Association - Deadline to apply April 1, 2022.
The Michigan Retailers Association has launched its scholarship competition for the 2022-2023 school year.  29 scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $1,500 will be awarded.  The awards are not based on financial need.  
To be eligible the student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA.  
 

Pay attention to individual deadlines for each scholarship!!

The Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications from students.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying. 

The Completing the Dream Scholarship: The Sallie Mae Fund will award (185) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 each to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at-risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid school bill. Students can apply NOW for the Completing the Dream Scholarship.
The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors: The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply NOW through Feb. 28.
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.  $10,000 - $25,000
Deadline to apply March 15
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.  
Eligibility Criteria
  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school junior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer 2023 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen
The Earnest Scholarship - $5,000 - 10 students
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2022
To apply for The Earnest Scholarship, applicants MUST satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
- Applicant must be a legal resident of and physically located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
- Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree, enrolled full-time at a not-for-profit, 4-year Title IV accredited U.S. college or university for the Spring of 2022 at the time of notification and will be required to provide proof of enrollment.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship - $20,000 - 500 Awards
Deadline to apply: January 26, 2022
To be eligable for the scholarship a student must:
-Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the US Census.
-Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a US accredited college or university in the Fall of 2022.
-Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED.  
 
KnowBe4 Women's Scholarship - $10,000 - 1 Award
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2022
To be eligible the student must: 
-Be a female pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
-Be a high school senior, undergraduate student or graduate student with a minimum 3.3 GPA.  
The Places You Go Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2022
To be eligible the student must:
-Be a current high school senior, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the US residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.  
Living with Epilepsy Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2022
To be eligible the student must:
-Be a current high school senior, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the US residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two-to-five-year post-secondary institution for the 2022 semester.  
Debbie Taussig Compassion Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2022
To be eligible a student must:
-Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
-Submit a 750 - 1,000 word essay response to the prompt:  Tell us about a time where you showed compassion toward others, and what important life lesson(s) you learned.  
Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest - Learning about a cancer diagnosis – your own or that of a loved one – can cause a storm of emotions, and everyone experiences it differently. We want to know what this experience was like for you.  Did you feel angry, sad, lonely, or maybe something you didn’t expect? What happened in your life, and did it change you or your perspectives?  We invite you to submit a short essay about your experience with cancer for the opportunity to win cash prizes. Since the contest began in 2006, we have received over 6,100 submissions and handed out over $175,000 in prize money to teens.  Deadline to apply: March 4, 2022
Truman D. Picard Scholarship $2000 for graduating high school seniors- The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of the Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.  Deadline to apply March 11, 2022.
Finance Academy Scholarship Contest - Fall entries due by 1/14/22 and spring entries due by 5/27/22.   - 28 Winners will be selected for the 2021-2022 school year.  Winners will each receive a $2,500 529 College Savings Scholarship.  Click the above link for more information.  
High School Motion Picture Production Program Scholarship - First place - $10,000
Second Place - $4,000 Third Place - $3,000 (2 winners
Goingmerry.com:  A new free service that allows students to find and apply for scholarships via a CommonApp type of experience.  
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Register and be entered to win $1,000 for college.
Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.
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Ron Brown Scholar Program - The Ron Brown Scholar Program awards 20 or more college scholarships annually in the amount of $40,000 to extraordinary African American high school seniors.
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RaiseMe is a platform that helps 9-12th grade students, community college students, and college students (intending to transfer to another 4 year institution) prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in school. Over 250+ colleges and universities have partnered with RaiseMe, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities.

How does it work?

Students create a portfolio and select colleges they’re interested in attending. As they add achievements to their portfolio - grades, club or sports participation, even college visits - they can see the micro-scholarships add up.

Partner colleges assign a potential dollar amount to certain achievements, which shows students how much they’d be guaranteed in scholarships if they are accepted to that school. For example, one college may offer $100 for an A, and another may offer $500. 

As long as students meet the college’s eligibility requirements and any deadlines, and are accepted to the university, they can count on at least that much in scholarship awards on a per year basis.

Check out the rest of our Help Center to learn more about how to get started and how RaiseMe works!

What is a Micro-Scholarship?

A micro-scholarship is an amount of money that students are eligible to earn based on individual achievements throughout 9th-12th grade, community college, or college (for college students looking to transfer to another 4 year institution). They are awarded by colleges and universities who partner with RaiseMe, and each college or university creates their own micro-scholarship program. The amount earned via RaiseMe represents the minimum amount of institutional aid that the college will award you if you are accepted and enroll in their school.

Colleges decide what achievements they want to award and how much they will award to students who meet their eligibility requirements (which can be found on their College page). For example, one college might offer $50 for an A in Algebra, another might offer $300, and so on.

Does the scholarship money come from RaiseMe?

No - micro-scholarship dollars are awarded by the college partner. All eligibility requirements and deadlines must be met in order for the dollars to be awarded, and they are awarded in the financial aid package before the student's freshman year begins or before the student transfers.

How many micro-scholarships are earned with each achievement?

Each college can choose which achievements to award money for, and how much. For example, if you get an A in an English class, one college might award $500, another could award $1,000, and another, $50 - all for the same grade.

Can I earn from colleges at the same time?

Yes, you can earn from multiple colleges at once by Following all the ones you're interested in. However, you'll only receive the scholarship funds from a school if you are accepted and attend that college.

What's the largest amount I can earn?

Colleges can set maximums on earnings for students via RaiseMe. It could be $5,000 at one college, and $50,000 at another college. 

If I earn micro-scholarships, can I still earn additional financial aid from that college?

Of course! RaiseMe automatically submits your Portfolio to colleges you're Following on their earning deadlines, assuming your profile is complete (See: Eligibility Requirements). 

The amount you earn on RaiseMe is the minimum amount that the college will award you if you enroll in their school. However, the college can always decide to award you more scholarships based on merit or need once they see your application for admission. 

Here are some commonly asked questions about how micro-scholarships are awarded to students.

Is this money delivered to my bank account? Is it cash?

The money on RaiseMe represents scholarship dollars from colleges and is applied as a traditional college scholarship would be - as a discount on your tuition when you enroll. There is no cash from RaiseMe or from any of our college partners.

I'm seeing earnings for colleges start to add up - when can I get it?

As long as you are submitted to that college partner in your senior year, scholarships are awarded in your financial aid package if you apply, are accepted to, and enroll at one of those colleges. Be absolutely sure to complete your Portfolio so you are submitted to the college.

I've been submitted. Now what? When do I get the money?

If you haven't already, you need to apply and be accepted to the college, then enroll. 

The college will reference RaiseMe when determining financial aid for you, and as long as all requirements have been met, you'll be awarded at least the amount earned on RaiseMe in scholarships, grants, etc.

Note that RaiseMe may not be mentioned on the award letter! For example, you might have earned $2,000 from a college each year on RaiseMe, and end up receiving $4,000 total. Those scholarships will come from different funds and it's very likely they will not say "RaiseMe" on them, but as long as the college provides at least the dollars promised on RaiseMe, they've met their obligation and all is well. If you aren't given the amount promised, you should contact either us or the college's financial aid office.

Can I use the scholarship money to pay for books?

The Micro-Scholarship dollars are awarded by the college/university in your financial aid package, and questions about how to receive those funds can be directed to the college itself. It's standard for the scholarship to be applied directly to tuition as a discount, not awarded in cash form for books or other supplies.

Can I use the scholarships I earn from one school for another school of my choice?

Micro-Scholarships are not transferable between different colleges, because they are awarded by the school itself, not by RaiseMe.

How will the scholarship be applied if I'm attending community college for the first 2 years and then transferring?

When you view a university's page on RaiseMe that you're Following, you'll see the total amount earned and the yearly amount you'll receive from the university if you are accepted, enroll, and meet all requirements via RaiseMe. The total amount earned is awarded over a four-year traditional graduation period while attending the university. 

If you attend a community college for two years before attending the four-year university, you'll likely need to reapply as a transfer student and be reevaluated for financial aid. You may discuss with the college's financial aid office their requirements for transferring these scholarships. Some of our high school college partners are also RaiseMe transfer partners! As a college student you can signup for our transfer platform and earn micro-scholarships to participating transfer partners. 

Can I take a gap year?

If you are taking a year off after high school and then are applying to college, RaiseMe is not an option for you to earn micro-scholarships ahead of time, because you are technically no longer a high schooler at the time of your submission.

If you are planning to apply to college, be accepted, then defer by a year, and you are completing RaiseMe as a high school senior, please contact the financial aid department at the college, as they may allow you to still qualify for micro-scholarships.

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  2. A page with information on online degree programs and fully accredited online colleges and universities.
  3. An extremely fast and easy to use online GPA calculator.
  4. Lists of traditional and online colleges, by state, with links, full contact information, and online applications for admission.
  5. A list of colleges with programs for students with learning disabilities.
  6. A student loan calculator which calculates monthly student loan repayments.
  7. More than 70 helpful articles for students on a variety of topics including college admission, careers, specialty colleges, online degree programs, campus life, scholarships, financial aid, study tips, time management, and more.
  8. A comprehensive list of Christian colleges, including those that offer online degree programs.
  9. A complete list of Catholic colleges, including those offering online undergraduate and graduate degrees. 
  10. A state-by-state list (with links) of historically black colleges and universities.

University of Detroit  (U of D) Mercy is hosting talent scholarship auditions for the Elite Talent Scholarship, which awards up to 50% off of tuition for students that will be studying theatre at U of D Mercy.  Exceptional students with high GPA's may also qualify for additional scholarships with awards up to a full ride.  Additional scholarship information is available at www.udmercy.edu/auditions.  

Bethel College is hosting Music & Theater Scholarship Auditions.  Dates and times vary.  Contact the music or theater department to schedule your audition.