Scholarship Database

In addition to the database, please note the JRLA in-house scholarship information below. Reach out to Ms. Velinor about these exciting opportunities. 

Class of 2018 In-House Scholarships at JRLA

(5 Students) $10,000 Jeep Scholarships - school of your choice

(1 Student) Dr. Delores A. Davis-Penn Scholarship - full ride to University of Detroit Mercy funded by Michael & Pamela Carter

(1 Student) Jalen Rose Endowment Award - full ride to University of Michigan funded by Jalen Rose

(1 Student ) Avery Johnson Scholarship - full ride to Alabama University - funded by Avery Johnson

(1 Student) Junge Family Endowment Engineering Scholarship - full ride to University of Michigan-Dearborn funded by John Junge


UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
School Scholarship Award Deadline Eligibility Requirements Contact
Oakland University Presidential Scholar Award Full tuition March 1, 2017 GPA: 3.90
SAT: 1420
ACT: 31
Complete application
Distinguished Scholar Award $5000/yr March 1, 2017 GPA: 3.8-89
SAT: 1280
ACT: 27
Complete application
Talented Scholar Award $3000/yr March 1, 2017 GPA: 3.7-79
SAT: 1280
ACT: 27
Complete application
Academic Achievement Award $2000/yr March 1, 2017 GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1160-1190
ACT: 24
Complete application
University Recognition Award $15000/yr March 1, 2017 GPA: 3.4-49
SAT: 1130
ACT: 23
Complete application
University of Michigan - Dearborn Chancellor’s Scholarship Full tuition December 15, 2017 GPA: 4.0
SAT: 1420
ACT: 31
Complete application https://umdearborn.edu/scholarships0/
Metropolitan Scholarship $5000/yr December 15, 2017 GPA: 3.8
SAT: 1310
ACT: 28
Complete application https://umdearborn.edu/scholarships0/
Dean's Scholarship $4000/yr December 15, 2017 GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1200
ACT: 25
Complete application https://umdearborn.edu/scholarships0/
Maize Scholarship $3000/yr December 15, 2017 GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1200
ACT: 25
Complete application https://umdearborn.edu/scholarships0/
Blue Scholarship $2000/yr December 15, 2017 GPA: 3.2
SAT: 1100
ACT: 22
Complete application https://umdearborn.edu/scholarships0/
Opportunity Scholarship $2000/yr December 15, 2017 GPA: 3.0
SAT: 1100
ACT: 22
Complete application https://umdearborn.edu/scholarships0/
Wade McCree Incentive Scholarship Program Full tuition (8 terms) - High school seniors in the Detroit or Southfield Public School system
- U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status and State of Michigan residency (as defined by the University of Michigan)
- GPA of 3.0 or higher for academic courses
- ACT composite score of 21 or higher
Contact University of Michigan-Dearborn Office of Academic Support and Outreach Services at (313) 593-5340. https://umdearborn.edu/scholarships0/
University of Michigan- Flint Full tuition (8 terms) Full tuition (8 terms) December 1 Complete application by December 1, competitive selection. Complete application https://www.umflint.edu/admissions/new-freshmen-merit-scholarships
$28,000 $7,000/yr 3.25+ GPA
31-36 ACT
1420-1600 New SAT
1360-1600 Old SAT
Complete application https://www.umflint.edu/admissions/new-freshmen-merit-scholarships
$20,000 $5,000/yr 3.25+ GPA
27-30 ACT
1280-1410 New SAT
1210-1350 Old SAT
Complete application https://www.umflint.edu/admissions/new-freshmen-merit-scholarships
$12,000 $3,000/yr 3.25+ GPA
24-26ACT
1160-1270 New SAT
1090-1200 Old SAT
Complete application https://www.umflint.edu/admissions/new-freshmen-merit-scholarships
Central Michigan University ​​​Academic Prestige Award $24,000/4yrs November 15 3.25 GPA and ​1210 old SAT / 1280 new SAT / 27 ACT (1210​ SAT) Complete application https://www.cmich.edu/admissions/undergrad/incoming/Pages/Scholarships.aspx
Academic Excellence Award $18,000/4yrs November 15 3.0 GPA and 1050 old SAT / 1130 new SAT / 23 ACT Complete application https://www.cmich.edu/admissions/undergrad/incoming/Pages/Scholarships.aspx
Academic Success Award $12,000/4yrs November 15 3.0 GPA and 980 old SAT / 1060 new SAT / 21 ACT Complete application https://www.cmich.edu/admissions/undergrad/incoming/Pages/Scholarships.aspx
Centralis Scholar Award Full tuition, room & board, $500 for books/4 years November 4 3.7 GPA and ACT score of 27 or higher (old SAT 1210, new SAT 1280) - Complete CMU application
- Finish additional application that will be emailed
https://www.cmich.edu/ess/OSFA/Pages/CMU_Scholarships.aspx
Centralis Gold Award Full tuition/4 years November 4 3.7 GPA and ACT score of 27 or higher (old SAT 1210, new SAT 1280) - Complete CMU application
- Finish additional application that will be emailed
https://www.cmich.edu/ess/OSFA/Pages/CMU_Scholarships.aspx
Grand Valley State University Presidential Scholarship $16-28000/4yrs December 31 3.8+GPA, 32 ACT/1470 SAT - Complete GVSU application for consideration
- Participate in scholarship competition
https://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/incoming-student-scholarships-freshmen-1718-199.htm
Faculty Scholarship $4-12000/4yrs December 31 3.6+GPA, 30 ACT/1400 SAT - Complete GVSU application for consideration https://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/incoming-student-scholarships-freshmen-1718-199.htm
Award for Excellence Scholarship $12000/4yrs December 31 3.5+GPA, 26 ACT/1260 SAT - Complete GVSU application for consideration https://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/incoming-student-scholarships-freshmen-1718-199.htm
Award for Excellence Scholarship $4000/4yrs December 31 3.5+GPA, 23 ACT/1140 SAT - Complete GVSU application for consideration https://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/incoming-student-scholarships-freshmen-1718-199.htm
Urban Schools Scholarship $12000/4yrs December 31 3.3+GPA, 21 ACT/1070 SAT - Eligible for Detroit Public School students
- Complete GVSU application for consideration
https://www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/incoming-student-scholarships-freshmen-1718-199.htm
Western Michigan University Presidential Scholarship $15000/4yrs November 1 3.7+GPA, 26 ACT/1170 SAT - Complete WMU application for consideration
- Eligible students participate in one of two Medallion competition days (December 2 or 3, 2016)
- Eligible students will be invited to participate; no application required
https://wmich.edu/medallion/about
Presidential Gold Plus Scholarship $12,500/4yrs November 1 3.7+GPA, 26 ACT/1170 SAT - Complete WMU application for consideration
- Eligible students were invited and participated in the interview round (semifinalists), but did not receive the Medallion Scholarship.
https://wmich.edu/medallion/about
President's Academic Excellence Scholarship $5000/yr November 1 3.7+GPA, 26 ACT/1170 SAT - Complete WMU application for consideration
- Eligible students were invited and participated in the interview round (semifinalists), but did not receive the Medallion Scholarship.
https://wmich.edu/medallion/about
Dean's Scholarship $2500 for 1st year November 1 3.7+GPA, 26 ACT/1170 SAT - Complete WMU application for consideration
- Awarded to all students who participated in the competition but do not receive Medallion Scholarship or President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship.
https://wmich.edu/medallion/about
Foundation Scholarship $15000/yr January 15 - 3.7+ cumulative GPA at end of junior year
- Have verified financial need
- A separate application is required to apply for the Foundation Scholarship, which includes a required essay, requested tax documentation, and two-minute video due by February 15, 2017.
- Complete WMU application https://wmich.edu/admissions/foundation
Pillar Scholarship $3000 for 1 year January 15 - Meet Foundation Scholarship eligibility criteria
- This award is given to students who were semi-finalists for the Foundation Scholarship, but did not receive the Foundation Scholarship.
- Complete WMU application https://wmich.edu/admissions/foundation
MLK G.O.L.D. Scholarship $4000/yr December 2 - 3.0+ cumulative GPA at end of junior year
- Students who have shown a commitment to diversity, or who plan to at WMU, should apply. First generation college students and students demonstrating financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
- A separate online application is required, including a one-page essay or two to four minute video, by December 2, 2016. Semi-finalists will be chosen and must attend a competition on campus on February 18, 2017.
- Complete WMU application https://wmich.edu/admissions/mlk
Global Ambassadors Scholarship: Diplomat Pre-freshman course ($5000) AND funds for later study abroad ($10,000 or $3,000 ) October 7 - Separate application required, including essay and video. Due October 7, 2016.
- Up to 100 applicants will be invited to complete on-campus on November 11, 2016.
- Complete WMU application https://wmich.edu/admissions/global
Global Ambassadors Scholarship: Representative $1,000 one-time award for study abroad October 7 - Meet Global Ambassador Diplomat eligibility criteria
- This award is given to students who participate in the Global Ambassador competition, but do not receive a Diplomat scholarship.
- Complete WMU application https://wmich.edu/admissions/global
Seita Scholarship Undergraduate Tuition March 1 - For foster care youth
- Must meet Michigan Education and Training Voucher guidelines
- Separate application is required.
- Complete WMU application https://wmich.edu/fosteringsuccess/seita
Saginaw Valley State University President's Scholarship Full Tuition December 1 Top 5% of applicants based on ACT/SAT, GPA and class rank
On average to be considered, applicants must have:
1) Minimum 3.9 or higher cumulative high school GPA, and
2) Minimum 1350 SAT/29 ACT composite score
Students admitted by December 1 receive priority consideration
- Complete SVSU application http://www.svsu.edu/cfsc/typesoffinancialaid/scholarships/academicscholarships/
Founder's Scholarship $4000/yr 3.6 GPA & 1260 SAT/26 ACT - Complete SVSU application http://www.svsu.edu/cfsc/typesoffinancialaid/scholarships/academicscholarships/
Dean's Scholarship $3000/yr 3.0 GPA & 1160 SAT/24 ACT - Complete SVSU application http://www.svsu.edu/cfsc/typesoffinancialaid/scholarships/academicscholarships/
Cardinal Scholarship $2000/yr 3.0 GPA & 1100 SAT/22 ACT - Complete SVSU application http://www.svsu.edu/cfsc/typesoffinancialaid/scholarships/academicscholarships/
Eastern Michigan University Presidential Scholarship Full Tuition August 11, November 5, November 12 - 3.0 GPA & 1200 SAT/25 ACT - Compete in the Presidential Scholarship
- Essay and Personal Interview
- See link on right for full details
http://www.emich.edu/admissions/visit/psc.php
Emerald Scholarship $2,500 - $6,500 June 1 - Variable based on combination of GPA and ACT/SAT test scores - Complete EMU application http://www.emich.edu/admissions/scholarships/index.php
EMU Education First Opportunity Scholarship (EFOS) Full Tuition minus Federal, State and other EMU aid June 1 - Pell Grant eligible
- Resident of MI or OH
- Minimum 20 ACT or 1020 SAT (on 1600 scale)
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- File FAFSA
- Complete EMU application http://www.emich.edu/admissions/scholarships/index.php
Wayne State University President's Award $17,000/4yrs December 1 - National Merit Scholar finalists are encouraged to apply for admission to WSU by December 1, 2016.
- Students are required to notify the WSU Honors College of National Merit Scholar finalist standing.
- This award is for fall and winter semesters and is disbursed only to students who attend full-time.
- Complete Wayne State application https://wayne.edu/scholarships/president/
Warrior Award $7,000/4yrs February 1 - Specific eligibility requirements not given - Complete Wayne State application https://wayne.edu/scholarships/warrior/
Gold Award $5,000/4yrs February 1 - Specific eligibility requirements not given - Complete Wayne State application https://wayne.edu/scholarships/gold/



COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
School Scholarship Award Deadline Eligibility Requirements
Schoolcraft College Trustee $4,000 March 17, 2017 GPA: 3.0
SAT: 940
ACT: 18
Complete application
Award of Excellence $5,000 March 17, 2017 GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1130
ACT: 23
Complete application

LOCAL PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Award Deadline Eligibility Requirements URL Contact
Detroit College Promise - I have attended a Detroit Public School Community District or DPS authorized charter school every semester from 9th- 12th grade (EAA are not eligible).
- I plan to attend a Michigan Public College/ University beginning in the Fall of 2017.
- I have 2.0 GPA or higher.
Fill out the application http://detroitpsfoundation.org/about-us/detroit-college-promise/
Coleman A Young Foundation $5000/year for 4 years, not restricted to Michigan colleges / universities, also intensive mentoring program March 10, 2017 - Student has overcome significant hardship
- Student likely would be unable to go to college otherwise
Fill out the application http://www.cayf.org/scholars.html
Detroit Compact May 1, 2017 - Detroit Public School students only
- ACT/SAT results of 21 / 990 or better in reading and math only and cumulative (from 9th grade) 3.0 GPA for public college and university scholarship
- 95% attendance in high school
- For community colleges, need ACT of 18 and 2.5 GPA
Fill out the application http://www.detroitcollegepromise.com/DetroitCompact.pdf Chiquita Lawler at 313/596-0318
Detroit Economic Club Scholarship $2000 per year, renewable March 15, 2017 - High school senior in public or private high school in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb County
- Nominated by high school counselor
Fill out the application https://cfsem.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Economic-Club-2016.pdf
Detroit Tigers Willie Horton Scholarship 1-time award up to $5000 March 15 each year - Seniors who are on track to graduate from Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern.
- Employees of the Foundation, members of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation as well as dependents of employees of Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern, dependents of the Detroit Public School District and dependents of the scholarship selection committee are ineligible for scholarship consideration.
Fill out the application https://cfsem.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Horton-2016.pdf
H.T. Ewald Foundation Scholarship $500 to $3500 per year for 4 years - Graduating senior residing in metropolitan Detroit area
- Financial need
- Based on overall scholarship record (top half of class), character
Fill out the application http://ewaldfoundation.org/scholarship/?__t=/scholarship
First Scholarships Varies Scholarships are awarded to students planning to pursue science and technology degrees at 2 or 4 year universities. Details vary by university and program. Usually requires participation in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Fill out the application http://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships
Foster care related grants Full time students are eligible for UP TO $2250 and part time students are eligible for UP TO $1125. Youth eligible for this funding opportunity must meet Michigan’s Youth in Transition (YIT) fund eligibility requirements. Youth who were adopted on or after their 16th birthday are also eligible. Funds from this source are available to youth until their 23rd birthday as long as all eligibility requirements continue to be met. Fill out the application and FAFSA https://mietv.samaritas.org/forms/ETVCompleteApplicationPacket.pdf
Ordonez Family Scholarship Up to $2500 per year, renewable April 15 Attended a southwest Detroit high school for their entire secondary education Fill out the application https://cfsem.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Ordonez-Overview.pdf
Otis M. Smith Scholarship Up to $3000, nonrenewable April 15 - Single mother
- Resident of Wayne, Oakland or Macomb County
- Attend or will attend Wayne State University, University of Michigan (any campus) or Catholic University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Fill out the application https://cfsem.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Smith-Overview-2.pdf
Rosa Parks Scholarship $2000 per year - Be a senior attending a public or private Michigan High School
- Graduate by August of the application year.
- Have GPA of 2.5 or above
- Complete an application form and essay
- Furnish official copies of high school transcript and ACT or SAT results
Fill out the application http://rosaparksscholarshipfoundation.org/Scholarship.htm
State of Michigan Tuition Incentive Program Phase I provides tuition and mandatory fee charges for students enrolled in a participating associate degree or certificate program in Michigan. Phase II provides up to $2,000 in tuition for students enrolled in a 4-year program at a Michigan college or university. Must have had Medicaid coverage for 24 months out of a 36-month consecutive period. The Michigan Department of Human Services identifies qualified students as early as 6th grade and notifies them of eligibility. Fill out the application and register account on MiSSG http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-128-60969_61016-274565--,00.html
Steve Smith Scholarship Up to $10,000 for 4 years - Graduating senior from Detroit Pershing High School
- Must attend Michigan State University
Fill out the application http://www.stevesmithcharitablefund.org/home/
The New Metropolitan Detroit Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club $1000 to an accredited college or university. March 1 - 3.0 GPA or above
- Typed essay
All applications should be submitted to Janet Jones by February 18, 2011 at newmetrobpw_collegefair@yahoo.com. http://www.nanbpwc.org/index-11.html
Virgil K. Lobring Scholarship Up to $1500, not renewable April 15 - Graduating senior at Southwestern High School in Detroit
- Show leadership and academic achievement
- Demonstrate greatest improvement from freshman year, according to committee
Fill out the application https://cfsem.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Lobring-Overview.pdf
Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Scholarship Program Students who show academic success in 8th grade are pre-selected in the 9th grade. Provides tuition for 32 credit hours for each of four years (eight semesters maximum). Requirements for pre-selection:- 3.0 GPA or better at the middle school level
- Completion of 6th, 7th and 8th grade in DPS Schools
- Recommendation by middle school principal and counselor
- Students and their parents must sign an agreement which states that they will meet the performance standards of the scholarship program delineated in the Student/Parent Contract.
- Excellent reading and mathematics scores on the Metropolitan Achievement TestRequirements for scholarship:3.0 GPA or better at the high school level
21 or higher on ACT
Admission to a Michigan public university 4-year college
Financial need is not a factor
Attendance at the Fall orientation for parents and students
http://detroit.k12.mi.us/admin/academic_affairs/guidance/
Wayne County Vision Fund Scholarship - County Executive Robert Ficano provides $500 to seniors from high schools in Wayne County who will attend a 2- or 4-year college, university, or trade school. April 1 - Must be enrolled at a high school in Wayne County
- Must have a 3.0 grade point average
http://waynefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/WCCFScholarshipApp2013.pdf


NATIONAL PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Award Deadline Eligibility Requirements URL
Cheapcarinsuranceco.com Commercial Video Scholarship $5,000 Oct. 1, 2016 Open to high school seniors who will enroll in college in the spring semester or current college students who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States. Applicant must submit an original commercial about car insurance driving habits, good or bad. http://cheapautoinsuranceco.com/commercial-video-scholarship-winto-help-pay-for-college.html
Students with Heart Scholarship Up to $6,000 Oct. 1, 2016 - Open to students entering college this year and current college students who suffer from any Cardiac disease or deformity.
- 3.0 GPA requirement
Submit online application http://www.studentswithheart.org/scholarships.html
Venngage Student Startup Scholarship Up to $5,000 Oct. 1, 2016 Be a current student or a recent graduate (within the last year). Applicant must create an infographic using Vennage that pitches their amazingstartup ideas. https://venngage.com/blog/venngage-student-startup-scholarship/
Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Up to $10,000 Oct. 3, 2016 - Applicants must have strong musical ability and a willingness to perform on our NPR show.
- Applicants must provide evidence of a family income insufficient to meet the costs of his/her musical pursuits (new instruments, music lessons, summer festival tuition, and travel, etc.). 90% of our past recipients come from families with an annual household Adjusted Gross Income of under $60,000. Other factors may apply (cost of living, medical expenses, dependents).
- Fill out application
- Applicants will be asked to upload at least two unedited, un-enhanced video or audio samples of their music.
http://www.fromthetop.org/information/apply/scholarship-opportunity-jack-kent-cooke-young-artist-award/
Future Engineers Scholarship Program $5,000 Oct. 14, 2016 - Candidates must be full-time students at the time of application submittal, pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or Canada during the calendar year, and be accepted into the School of Engineering.
- Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
- Fill out application http://www.kellyservices.us/US/Careers/Kelly-Engineering-Resources/Future-Engineers-Scholarship-Program/#.WFFab_krI2x
YoungArts Program Up to $10,000 Oct. 14, 2016 - Young artists in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18 on December 1, 2016 may apply. Applicants must be either a United States Citizen or have permanent resident status. There are NO exceptions to these guidelines. - Application to YoungArts is made through the completion of an on-line application that includes the submission of an audition or portfolio and payment of an application fee or fee waiver documentation. Please refer to the discipline and category guidelines for details by visiting http://www.youngarts.org/disciplines. https://www.youngarts.org/apply
Airman Scholarship and Commission Program (ASCP) Up to $18,000 Oct. 15, 2016 - Open to students participating in Air Force ROTC who are U.S. citizens, under 31 years of age as of Dec. 31 of the year of graduation or commission, and in good academic standing.
* NOTE: There are a lot more eligibility requirements. Please see link for full list
- Submit application http://www.au.af.mil/au/holmcenter/afrotc/enlistedcomm/ASCP.asp
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Up to $100,000 Oct. 17, 2016 - Open to U.S. legal residents who are 18-24 years of age. - Applicant must submit how they will change the world in 350 characters or less. Once the applicant receives 50 votes, they will be eligible to submit a video. Individuals can also nominate a student http://www.drpeppertuition.com/program-details
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Up to $25,000 Oct. 25, 2016 - Open to high school seniors in the United States who demonstrate
critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
- Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
- Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
- Submit application https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship Up to $20,000 Oct. 31, 2016 - Open to current high school seniors attending school in the United
States. Program recognizes students for their capacity to lead and service, and their
commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.
- Submit application http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/