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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.
 
MARY FREE BED DISABILITIES SCHOLARSHIP 2015/16 PROGRAM
Applicants must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference, or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation. You may request an application on line at: http://www.maryfreebed.com/Jobs/Disability-Scholarship. You may have a copy of the application sent to you electronically by emailing us at: scholarship@maryfreebed.com. You may call the Human Resources Office at 616.840.8361 or 800.528.8989, ext. 58361, to request that an application packet be sent to you. Deadline: All applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2015.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 15, 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.
 
BOSTON IMMIGRATION LAW SCHOLARSHIP
The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C., an immigration law firm based in Boston, MA is offering a scholarship to one deserving student with a strong personal connection to the immigrant community. Our legal team understands that immigrants to the U.S. face a number of hurdles that can, at times, seem insurmountable. For children of those immigrants and for foreign-born students currently residing in the U.S., with or without lawful status, we are pleased to offer financial assistance in the form of a $1,000 scholarship. For selection criteria and eligibility and application please go to: http://jgoldlaw.com/boston-immigration-law-scholarship/. Deadline is May 1, 2015.
 
AQUINAS COLLEGE COMMON APPLICATION
There are 10 endowed scholarships available for Aquinas College students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each has its own requirements. The common application is available in the Financial Aid Office or the application is available in pdf format here. These scholarships are open to both traditional and adult students unless noted. Deadline is May 8, 2015.
 
ATHENA (Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce)
Over the past 10 years we have awarded almost $30,000 in scholarships! Scholarships are available for women who have completed at least one year of post secondary education or the equivalent by May 31, 2015, are at least 30 years of age, enrolled for the Fall semester of 2015, demonstrate a commitment to educational attainment and a professional career, live or work in Ottawa, Allegan or Muskegon counties, and have limited financial resources. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Deadline is May 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.
 
VETERAN'S COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Anthony Castelli Attorney's Veteran's College Scholarship is giving away an annual scholarship to be awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. Requirements for the $500 scholarship can be found at: http://www.castellilaw.com/anthony-castelli-attorneys-veterans-college-scholarship.html. Deadline is Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 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.
 
ASSOCIATION ON AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS (AAIA)
Various scholarships are available to Native American and Alaska Native students from federally recognized tribes and tribes that are not recognized by the federal government. Additional information along with an application is available at: http://www.indian-affairs.org/. Deadline is June 1, 2015 (5 PM EST).
 
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.
 
DIETSPOTLIGHT.COM SCHOLARSHIP
2015 is the third year of our scholarship program and we are offering an essay contest where students can share their ideas on the relationship between body weight and self-esteem. Four winners will be chosen, based on the quality of the submitted essays. Highest award is $3,000. Three additional winners will be given $1,000 each. For eligibility requirements and essay topic, please go to: http://www.dietspotlight.com/scholarship/. Deadline is December 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.