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Scholarship Information

College JumpStart Scholarship
For students in grades 10 - 12, as well as college students. Based on a 250 word essay. First prize - $1,500, second - $750, third - $250. They run it twice/year with deadlines of Oct 17 and April 15. Application is online at:

Samsung Scholarship Competition

This is for a $1,000 scholarship. High school students may apply by writing
an essay of 300 words or less on this topic: *Is technology critical to a
live presentation? Or is technology just a crutch? *Submission deadline is
April 30. For more info and to apply go here:

Nordstrom Scholarship Program
This is for high school juniors. Applicants must have community/volunteer service and financial need. The scholarship is for $10,000 paid out in equal installments of $2,500 over four years to the college of the student’s choice. The application is due in mid May. Students from these states are
eligible to apply: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
Selection is based on academic achievement, awards/honors, leadership, school activities, community/volunteer activities, financial and employment history. To apply go to:

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Gives 100 scholarships to high school seniors for $25,000 renewable for 4 years. Based on academics, need, community service, work experience, and science, math, or engineering major (some business majors as well). Application deadline at the end of March. Online application here:

NDIA Michigan Chapter Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Program
They award scholarships of up to $1,500 for competitive students currently or planning to pursue STEM related disciplines. Available to high school seniors and college students who are Michigan residents attending a Michigan college/university. Applications are due in mid May.
For full info and an application:

Civil War Buffs - a scholarship challenge for you
This is an online Civil War test competition for ages 13 - 19.  It doesn't matter what your college major will be; no requirement that it be history.  Register at and take the test, consisting of 50 difficult multiple choice questions, in early April.  The top prize is a $15,000 college scholarship. There are also $7,500, $5,000, and $1,000 scholarships.  The test will be timed, with bonuses for completing it quickly.  The 30 top test scorers move on to the next level to compete for scholarships. The finals level is a 90 minute test with a combination of matching, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, graphic completions, and short essay questions. There are some study materials on the web site.

AFSA Scholarship program
Seniors, give this scholarship a shot - not need based, or any GPA or test score requirements.
Read an essay about fire sprinklers and answer 10 questions about it. For every one you get right your name gets tossed into the hat for a scholarship drawing. Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Deadline to enter is in early April. Sponsored by the American Fire Sprinklers Association. Go here to try it:

QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship
This one is for low income high school juniors - family income less than $60,000. It opens for entries in February.

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

For Michigan residents attending Michigan colleges. Awards $600/yr, renewable until student has received his/her bachelors degree. Apply after graduating from high school. Can be used at both community colleges and universities.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

If you are ambitious, determined, and respect your community you could win one of these scholarships.   Scholarship amounts range from $10,000 to $25,000!
Go to for more information on application deadline or to apply.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Foundation Scholarship

NFAA is offering several scholarships for students who are interested in dance, film & video, jazz, music, photography, theatre, visual arts, voice, or writing. There is a $25 application fee if you register early, in the summer, and it goes up to $35 for fall registration.  Go to for more information.

Voice of Democracy

Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on the current years patriotic theme. Students compete for more than $2.5 million in scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $30,000.  The application deadline is Nov 1st.  Go here  for more information and application deadline.

Horatio Alger Scholarship Application

The $20,000 Horatio Alger National Scholarship is given to students who demonstrate integrity, perseverance, strength of character, financial need, and a good academic record. To apply you must have critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family) and a GPA of at least 2.0. They want to see community activities and a commitment to use your college degree in service to others, as well as demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  They award 104 of these scholarships each year.  National Scholars also receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington DC in the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  For more information and for an application, go to

Centralis Scholarships

Central Michigan University hosts an annual Centralis Scholarship Competition. If you plant to attend CMU and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, you are encouraged to compete. If you would like more information, call 1-888-5366.

SAE Engineering Scholarships

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Engineering? If so, then this scholarship is for you!   To get an application, go to

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

For students in grades 5 - 12 who are involved in community service.  The award is for $1,000 at the state level, and $5,000 at the national level.  Apply online in the fall -- the deadline is November 1st.  Go here for more info and to apply: 

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship

DAR Scholarship Committee is awarding scholarships to students who are interested in Nursing, Medical Sciences, Political Science, History, Government and Economics.   Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and must plan to attend a college in the U.S.   To find out if you would be eligible for one of these many scholarship opportunities, go to and click on the Scholarships button.

Bethel College Scholarships

Freshman Academic Scholarships

All students who submit a completed application for admission by March 10 are assured consideration for a freshman academic scholarship, regardless of need. Awards are based upon strong academic and personal records of accomplishment.

•• Annual award amounts range from $2,500 up to full tuition

Dr. Billy Kirk Leadership Award

The goal of this award is to assist minority students in their pursuit of a private, Christian liberal arts education at Bethel.

•• Annual award amounts range from $2,000 to full tuition.

•• Awards are based on the student's academic record, essays, extracurricular involvement and financial need.

Church Matching Scholarship

A dollar for dollar match of a scholarship provided to you by your church. Award value is $1,000 per year for on-campus students, and $250 per year for off-campus students.

Missionary Church Pastor Grant

Awarded to dependent sons and daughters of full-time Missionary Church pastors or missionaries. Annual award is equal to 1/3 tuition and is renewable.

Christian Workers Grant

Awarded to dependent sons and daughters of pastors or missionaries from other denominations. Award amount is up to $2,000 per year, based upon financial need.

Pannabecker Scholarship

Awarded to freshmen and transfer students declaring a major in the fields of Christian Ministry, Youth Ministry, Biblical Literature, or International Studies-Missions. Award value varies and is renewable.

Family Grant

Awarded when two or more family members are attending Bethel on a full-time basis. Annual award value is $1,000 per student per year.

Fine Arts and Theatre Arts Audition Awards

•• Based on outstanding performance or achievement in music or theatre.

•• Award amounts vary based on talent assessed by the faculty.

•• Auditions should be scheduled by March 10 to be assured consideration.


•• Awards based on talent, as assessed by individual coaches, are available for each sport.

•• Co-ed cheer leading also has talent-based awards available.

•• Student athletes are considered for all Bethel College scholarships and need-based awards (see above).

Contact the office of admission for more information about these awards and other options for financial assistance.

To get more information about the admission process, campus visits, etc., visit or call 800.422.4101.

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
The application for this $20,000 scholarship is due in mid December. Three short answer essays are required, as well as two recommendations. They are looking for good athletes, with high grades, and especially with demonstrated community involvement through volunteering. An athlete from any sport, whether a high school team, or a community based team, is eligible.
“The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors high school athletes for demonstrating academic excellence as well as flexing their hearts on their sports team and in their communities. So, we're celebrating YOU - not just because you scored the winning touchdown or goal - but because you've used sports to become a strong leader and volunteer in your community.”

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