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:
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.
- 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
SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship
The SILVER CROSS Scholarship is offered to full time college and university students who use either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter while attending classes. Their goal with this award is to contribute towards the future of a wheelchair user by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books.
- Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States or Canada as an undergraduate
or graduate student
- Must complete at least one full year of college/university
- Must use a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter (exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis)
- Must obtain a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada or hold a valid student visa
Application Deadline: December 31, 2013
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