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.

Lapeer County Medical Fund

The Lapeer Count Medical Fund was established to promote various medical related purposes, including scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Lapeer County.
  • Must be entering at least second year of college.
  • Must be in a pre-science medical professional career such as medical, dental, nursing, or physician’s assistant program.
  • Must maintain a 3.2 G.P.A.

Award:  Minimum $500

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2014

Additional information and application can be obtained at:  http://www.lapeercountycommunityfoundation.org/Scholarships


Hazel Simms Nursing Scholarship

The Hazel Simms Nursing Scholarship was established to provide nursing scholarships for residents of Lapeer County.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have completed one year or more of college.
  • Must be accepted into a nursing program approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Award:  Starting at $500

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2014

Additional information and application can be obtained at:  http://www.lapeercountycommunityfoundation.org/Scholarships


Hancock Education Association Scholarship (HEA)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Former Hancock students.
  • College junior and seniors in the education program.

Award:  $500

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2014

Additional information and application can be obtained at:  http://www.hancock.k12.mi.us/  Click on the high school tab and scroll down to "HEA Scholarship".


American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Marquette Branch

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) promotes lifelong education for all women and girls.  The local scholarship fund awards monetary assistance to women who demonstrate a financial need in their pursuit of educational goals at Northern Michigan University.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester.
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must have definite scholastic and career goals.  Acceptable courses of study include the following:  baccalaureate degree, associate degree, certificate or a need to upgrade or retool skills in order to advance in her career.
  • Must explain financial need.

Award:  $1,200 per year

Application Deadline: June 1, 2014

Additional information can be obtained from:  Local Scholarship Chair, Carolyn Myers, (906) 249-1137
Application can be obtained at:  NMU Financial Aid Office, 2107 C.B. Hedgcock


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.

Eligibility 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

  • Student loans

  • Dependent care

Additional information and application can be obtained at:


Kids Chance of Michigan Scholarship

The non-profit Kids’ Chance of Michigan, a newly established chapter of the national non-profit Kids’ Chance, recently produced a new scholarship for children that have a parent that has been injured or died from a work related accident.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Parent must have sustained a catastrophic injury or fatality in a Michigan work related accident covered by workers' compensation
  • Parent's injury or death must be compensable under Michigan Workers' Compensation Law
  • The applicant must meet standards set by the Executive Committee of KIDS' CHANCE OF MICHIGAN, LLC
  • Michigan resident between the ages of 17-22
  • Demonstrate financial need related to the parent's injury/death

Award:  $2,500 to $5,000

Application Deadline:  Fall Semester - May 17; Spring Semester - September 30

Additional information and application can be obtained at:  http://kidschanceofmi.org/scholarship


 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


Online Scholarship Searches

Several free scholarship searches can be found online.  It is best to avoid any scholarship service that requires a fee.

Federal Student Aid


College Board's Scholarship Search


Student Scholarships Search