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2015 PHI DELTA KAPPA PROSPECTIVE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP
Phi Delta Kappa - State of Michigan Chapter 1607 is awarding two (2) $1,000 scholarships to a high school student planning to pursue a teacher education program OR an undergraduate currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program. Eligible recipients of our chapter scholarship are then recommended for the PDK International Scholarship. Additional information along with the application is available on our website at: http://pdkmi.org/prospective-educator-scholarship/. Deadline is March 1, 2015.
 
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN
A $1,000 scholarship is available for a student who has completed at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree and is majoring or minoring in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field, e.g., Early Childhood Special Education, Family studies. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and are to apply on line at: http://www.miaeyc.org/. Deadline is March 2, 2015 and the award will apply to the fall semester 2015.
 
THE MIDLAND SECTION OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
The Midland Section of the American Chemical Society will offer three (3) $2,000 scholarships for the 2015 academic year. The scholarships are to provide financial support to college and university students seeking academic degrees in the chemical sciences. Applicants must have graduated from high school in Midland, Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, and Saginaw counties. Eligible students will be those majoring in a chemical science and entering their sophomore, junior, or senior level of study at a college or university in the state of Michigan. The requirements for receiving a scholarship will be based on academic achievement and potential for contributions to the chemical sciences. The application is available online and the direct link for the application form is: http://www.midlandfoundation.org/scholarship-application/. Deadline is March 2, 2015.
 
GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships are available for students who will study abroad for Summer 2015 & Fall / Academic Year 2015-2016. To qualify, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Additional information along with the application is available on line at: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program. Deadline is March 3, 2015.
 

NAZARETH

Several $1,000 Nazareth Association Scholarships are available to qualified applicants classified as rising undergraduate junior or seniors at a Catholic college or university for the 2015-2016 academic year. Also available is the Marian Vyverman Memorial Nursing Scholarship-- two (2) $1,000 scholarships to a nursing student in any Catholic or non-Catholic accredited nursing program. You may pick up applications in the Financial Aid Office, or print one off at their website: http://www.nazarethassociation.org/11.html. Applicants should complete the application form and return it in one packet with all the required components (official transcripts, personal essay, list of extracurricular activities and three letters of recommendations) by the deadline March 15, 2015.

 
POLISH HERITAGE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
The Polish Heritage Society will award a $300 scholarship to a deserving Aquinas student for the Fall semester 2015. Applicants must be a full-time student, with a minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis. Character, academic excellence, financial need, community involvement, dedication, commitment to their goals, proof of Polish heritage, and the recommendation letter will be considered. Applicants must write an essay of 100 words or less stating your goals in life, how higher education enters into these goals, and why you feel that you are deserving of the Polish Heritage Scholarship. For additional information and to pick up an application, please come to the Financial Aid Office, 34 Hruby Hall (lower level). Deadline is March 15, 2015.
 
LAPEER COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Ronald C. Warner and the Irma Gelhausen Scholarships are open to students beginning a third year or more of studies in education for the 2015-16 school year. Although the Warner gives preference to those pursuing teaching of agriculture, any third or above year student is encouraged to apply. In addition, the Daley Acres Agricultural Memorial Scholarship is open to post-secondary students studying any agricultural-related occupation. Applications can be found on our website at: http://www.lapeercountycommunityfoundation.org/Scholarships.htm. Applications are due Tuesday, March 31, 2015 unless specified otherwise.
 
MICHIGAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION
Approximately thirty-five (35) $1,000 scholarships are available for students who are employed at or dependent students whose parents are employed at member businesses of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA). To verify MRA member status, please call MRA at (800)-366-3699. Apply on line at http://www.retailers.com/mra/events/scholarships-competition.html . Applications must be requested by March 15, 2015. Deadline is April 1, 2015.
 
FRED & LENA MEIJER SCHOLARSHIP
2 - $10,000 scholarships and 100+ - $2,500 college scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Eligible Applicants must be: Full or Part-time Meijer Team Members or Children of Full or Part-time Meijer Team Members (with a date of hire prior to 4/2/2014). Interactive Scholarship Application can be found on the Web beginning January 1, 2015. To apply, please go to: https://meijerscholarship.egrant.net/. Applicants must submit their application on line by April 1, 2015.
 
GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. A full list of scholarships awarded by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation can be found on their website, along with their online application at: http://www.grfoundation.org/. Deadline is April 1, 2015.
 
ERIC VERHAAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available to a junior or senior college student from West Michigan. Applicants must be attending a Community College, 4 year College or University, or Trade School within Michigan. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and will be judged on work experience, community service, leadership/extracurricular activities, and essays. For additional information and the application, click here. Deadline is April 1, 2015. (Application must be post marked by April 1, 2015).
 
BUCKFIRE & BUCKFIRE, P.C. 2014 STUDENT DISABILITY SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. All students are encouraged to apply even if they are re not sure if they meet the disability criteria. Please apply at: http://buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship.cfm. Deadline is April 1, 2015.
 
ASCO NUMATICS SCHOLARSHIP
Two (2) $5,000 scholarships are available to students enrolled in an engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year in a four-year undergraduate degree program or enrolled in a graduate program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident, and be enrolled full-time for the 2015-16 school year. Applications are available on line at: http://www.asconumatics.com/LiteratureRequest/ASCO-Numatics-Scholarship.aspx. Deadline is April 3, 2015.
 
SENIOR CARE INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP
A Place for Mom's Senior Care Innovation Scholarship is offering five (5) $1000 scholarships to students enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Essay topic and details found at: http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
 
MICHIGAN COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS
The Miriam B. Schaefer Scholarship of $2,500 is available to a Junior/Senior (Fall 2015) currently enrolled in a teacher education program with a mathematics specialty and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or on line at: https://www.mictm.org/index.php/scholarships/miriam-schaefer-award. Deadline is May 15, 2015.
 
AMERICAN ADDICTION CENTERS (AAC) BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
AAC, a national leader in addiction treatment, is offering $10,000 in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other programs focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Applicants must be a high school graduate by summer 2015 or current full or part-time undergraduate and graduate student, and U.S. citizen. 1st place - $5,000; 2nd place - $2,500; 3rd place - $2,500. To apply, please go to: http://americanaddictioncenters.org/behavioral-health-academic-scholarship/#submissionForm. Deadline is May 31, 2015.
 
VETERAN'S MESOTHELIOMA CANCER AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP
Mesothelioma.net is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who are either seniors in high school or freshmen or sophomores in college. Mesothelioma.net is dedicated to increasing awareness of mesothelioma cancer, a rare and aggressive disease, by providing support, education, and resources to the public. Veterans who worked on Navy ships filled with asbestos were particularly susceptible to being diagnosed with mesothelioma. The guidelines for the scholarship can be found at: http://mesothelioma.net/scholarship-guidelines/. Deadline is May 31, 2015.
 
ATHNET SPORTS RECRUITING SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available to current or former athletes at the high school or college level. (Applicant must be a current college student or high school senior entering college). Applicants must write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. For additional information, please visit: http://www.athleticscholarships.net/sports-scholarships.htm. Deadline is June 1, 2014 (12:00pm PST).
 
THE TONY MUNTER WHISTLEBLOWER ATTORNEY TRANSPARENCY SCHOLARSHIP
Tony Munter supports those laws enacted to encourage and reward the brave individuals who step forward to expose fraudulent activity. This general scholarship is available to undergraduate students, graduate and law school students as well as incoming college freshmen at an accredited U.S. School. The award is $500 for this year, and further information about eligibility requirements and the application process is available by going to our website at http://whistleblower-quitam-attorney.net/qui-tam-attorney/, and scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the Scholarship button. Deadline is June 15, 2015.
 
NORBERT J. HRUBY
Scholarships are available for first time students in the Continuing Education or Graduate programs (or students in these programs who have not attended Aquinas in the past 2 years). Scholarships are awarded based on leadership and/or community service and are renewable for 7 consecutive years or until graduation, whichever comes first. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or click here to download a copy. Your application must be received by the Aquinas mail room (located in the basement of the Academic Building), by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015.
 
ASTANZA Q-SWITCH LASER ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
Astanza is the leading aesthetic laser manufacturer specializing in Q-switched laser technology. Astanza's advanced tattoo removal laser systems are chosen by physicians and leading medical practices for their efficacy and reliability. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded each year to support students entering the fields of medicine, nursing, engineering, physics, biology, and applied sciences. For eligibility requirements and access to the application form, go to: http://www.astanzalaser.com/q-switched-laser-annual-scholarship. Deadline is June 30, 2015.
 
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS SCHOLARSHIP TRUST (MARST)
Scholarships are available for full time college students who have reached at least junior status and who intend to pursue a real estate-related career upon graduation. Applicants must have a 2.0 minimum GPA. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 and are distributed over two semesters. Application and additional information is available at: http://www.mirealtors.com/Education-Events/Scholarships. Deadline is July 1, 2015.
 
2015 REIFF AND BILY LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in pre-law or paralegal studies, or working towards their J.D. in any concentration related to the law. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, and must demonstrate plans to enroll for admission, or have proof of current full-time enrollment at an accredited institution. If you have not yet received your acceptance into college or law school, you may still apply. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Application and additional information is available at http://www.reiffandbily.com/legal-scholarship/. Deadline is July 1, 2015.
 
GMR WEB TEAM MARKETING SCHOLARSHIP
GMR Web Team is a full digital marketing agency in Orange County, CA that offers one-stop solutions for all internet marketing needs. GMR Web Team works with small and medium established businesses as well as small funded start-up companies. They provide clients with customized internet marketing strategies, website design, and on-going maintenance. GMR Web Team will be funding a $1,000 academic scholarship. To apply and learn more about this opportunity go to: http://www.gmrwebteam.com/scholarship. Deadline is July 30, 2015.
 
GOEDEKER'S COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Two (2) - $500 scholarships (for books) are available, one is open to all. The other is for students employed in public service positions (This includes: Federal, state, and local governmental employees, Public school teachers, Police officers and firefighters, and Active military, reserves and veterans).. Each scholarship will also award two (2) $100 prizes recognizing honorable mention entries. The scholarships applies to the fall 2015 semester. Both scholarship involve writing an essay. To learn of the essay requirements, please go to http://www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship. Deadline is July 31, 2015.
 
THE EXPERT INSTITUTE'S ANNUAL HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP
The Expert Institute is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students in medicine and the life sciences. A full rundown of the scholarship's rules and requirements, as well as the application form, can be found here: http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship/. Deadline is December 31, 2015.