Lutheran Social Services of Michigan Education and Training Voucher
The Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV) provides up to $4,000 (effective June 1, 2013) per year to students that are pursuing post-secondary education and meet the following requirements.
Were in foster care on or after your 14th birthday
Were adopted from foster care on or after your 16th birthday (if adopted prior to 16th birthday, you are NOT eligible)
Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Must be attending at least half-time at an accredited school.
Must receive your first Education Training Voucher (ETV) prior to your 21st birthday
If you meet the above criteria, you can receive the Education Training Voucher (ETV) once each fiscal year until your 23rd birthday provided you receive at least a 2.0 G.P.A. and do not have more than one incomplete or withdrawal per semester.
Award: Up to $4,000 (effective June 1, 2013) per school year. This can cover the following school-related expenses:
Tuition and fees and room and board
Books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses
Additional information and application can be obtained at:
VFW Post 5855 Scholarship
VFW Post 5855 offers scholarships that can be used by any Michigan veteran (dependents not eligible) at any Michigan school.
- Attend a university, college or trade school in the state of Michigan
- Provide a copy of student I.D.
- Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 (An unofficial transcript will be accepted.)
- Submit a copy of your DD 214
- Must be a member of one of the following organizations (VFW, American Legion, AM Vets, Purple Hearts, DAV or Marine Corps League)
- Provide a copy of your membership card
- Must be a resident of the State of Michigan
Award: $500.00 (Scholarships are one-time per person.)
Application Deadline: Fall Semester - July 15; Spring Semester - October 15
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Michigan Scholarships
Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) is an educational scholarship opportunity for child care providers.
Scholarships available are Building Foundations; CDA Assessment; Associate Degree; and Bachelor Degree. Scholarships include the majority of tuition, fees, and books; travel stipend; release time; and cash incentives.
You may be eligible if you are:
An employee working a minimum of 20 hours per week in a licensed center or group home earning $14.25 or less per hour
A registered family home provider, licensed group home owner or center owner/director earning $15.00 or less per hour, and working 30 hours or more per week
For additional information and application contact 1-866-MI TEACH or http://www.miaeyc.org/TEACH/foundations.htm
Other Scholarship Options
Many organizations have scholarship opportunities for students. High school guidance offices and local libraries are good sources of scholarship information. Students may also wish to check with local organizations, businesses, churches and parents' employers to see if scholarships are available. It is best to avoid any scholarship service that requires a fee.
Several free scholarship searches can be found online, including:
Federal Student Aid
College Board's Scholarship Search
Student Scholarships Search