Berrien Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

2020 Scholarship Applications Are Now OPEN!

 

BCF has provided more than $2.3 million in scholarships.

Applications are due Friday, March 6th, 2020

 
Students may apply for and receive more than one scholarship.

 

To find the scholarships you are eligible for, select the link to your high school. If your school is not listed, select the link for scholarship opportunities for ALL Berrien County students. There are also scholarships available for Adult/Returning/Non-traditional students as well as opportunities for students outside of Berrien County. 

Please submit your application on regular copy paper, SINGLE sided, NO staples.

If you have any questions after reading through the application, email Brittney and Susan by clicking here or call 269-983-3304.

Check out our Scholarship Application Tips by clicking HERE.

READ THE FOLLOWING

ALL applications must be submitted with the signature page, FAFSA determination letter or email (SAR) including the EFC, and transcripts.
Single-sided - no staples - no folders.

Essay page must include your full name, the scholarship name, and the essay question.

 
Please scroll down to find applications. 

 

ALL Berrien County High School Students

Adult/Returning/Non-Traditional/Current College Students

Benton Harbor High School

Berrien Springs High School

Brandywine High School

Bridgman High School

Buchanan High School

Coloma High School

Countryside High School

Eau Claire High School

Hartford High School

Lake Michigan Catholic High School

Lakeshore High School

New Buffalo High School

Niles High School

River Valley High School

Saint Joseph High School

Watervliet High School

Non-Berrien County Students

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (not administered by BCF)

 

All Berrien County High School Student Scholarship Opportunities

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

 
 
 
 

Adult/Non-Traditional Students

 

Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $3,000 for Hartford High School graduating seniors or Hartford High School graduates who are returning to school after a significant gap and meet all other requirements. It was established to provide educational opportunities to Hartford High School graduates.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Dunn Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Dunn family in memory of Jeanne Dunn to assist women in transition reach their career and educational goals in order to be able to better support themselves and their families. This is a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 - $5,000 for part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students demonstrating financial need. Applicants must have a 2.75 or higher GPA.

Click Here to Apply

  

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community. This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to help provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

  

The Felland Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by Judy Felland to assist women in transition reach their career and educational goals in order to be able to better support themselves and their families. This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $5,000 for women who live in Berrien County who are part-time or full-time undergraduate students demonstrating financial need. Applicants must have a 2.75 or higher GPA. 

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The John E.N. and Dede J. Howard Instrumental Music Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 scholarship for current college students pursuing a degree in instrumental music and who meet all other requirements. It was established by John and Dede Howard to show their support for students pursuing their love of instrumental music.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

 

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

 

     

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Benton Harbor High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

Bryce Boothby Family Scholarship 

This scholarship was established by Bryce Boothby, who is a proud graduate of Benton Harbor High School. Additionally, many of his family members graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School. This is a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. Eligible applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, be a graduating senior from Benton Harbor High School or Lake Michigan Catholic High School with involvement in volunteer and community activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Insurance Management Service Scholarship for Benton Harbor Football

This scholarship was established by Insurance Management Service to encourage success in higher education for a deserving Benton Harbor High School graduating senior who was also a member of the Benton Harbor High School football team. Applicants must have a 2.6 or higher GPA.  

Click Here to Apply

 

St. Joseph Class of 1970 Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating female Benton Harbor High School senior. This scholarship was established by the St. Joseph High School Class of 1970 to provide educational opportunities for deserving female Benton Harbor High School students.

Click Here to Apply

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

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Berrien Springs High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

The Cora B. Parkhurst Memorial Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who exemplify leadership skills, are actively involved in volunteering in their community and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage student volunteerism. 

Click Here to Apply

 

The Edna Bender Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating students who are members of the National Honors Society, pursuing a degree in business, and meet all other requirements. It was established by former high school teacher Ms. Bender to provide educational opportunities for honor students. 

Click Here to Apply

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

 

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Brandywine High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

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Bridgman High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

Jeffrey Evan Demko Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors from Bridgman High School. Students must be a student-athlete leader and exemplify the traits of an EAGLE – Education, Athletics, Good Citizenship, Leadership, Excellence. This scholarship was established by the Dr. Jeffrey Demko and Margaret Mills family along with friends to honor Jeffrey Evan Demko.

Click Here to Apply

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

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Buchanan High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

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Coloma High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

The Jon Jollay Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who show educational promise, exhibit all-around accomplishments and meet all other requirements. It was established in 1988 to enhance the post-secondary education of a Coloma High School graduating senior. 

Click Here to Apply

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

 

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Countryside Academy

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

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Eau Claire High School Scholarship Opportunities

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

 

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Hartford High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $3,000 for high school seniors who are graduating from Hartford High School and meet all other requirements. It was established to provide educational opportunities to Hartford High School graduates. 

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Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

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Lake Michigan Catholic High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

Bryce Boothby Family Scholarship 

This scholarship was established by Bryce Boothby, who is a proud graduate of Benton Harbor High School. Additionally, many of his family members graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School. This is a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. Eligible applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, be a graduating senior from Benton Harbor High School or Lake Michigan Catholic High School with some involvement in volunteer and community activities.

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Carol A. Oehlhaffen Lake Michigan Catholic Scholarship 

This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for graduating seniors. It was established by "Miss O" to honor deserving students. 

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Sondra J. Kaminski Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for graduating seniors who have financial need, demonstrate good citizenship, and meet all other requirements. It was established by Sondra and Kenneth Kaminski to give back to the community. 

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Sondra J. Kaminski Soccer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for students graduating from Lake Michigan Catholic High School or St. Joseph High School who will be playing soccer in college. This scholarship was established by Sondra J. Kaminski and Kenneth W. Kaminski in honor of Sondra.

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All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

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Lakeshore High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

Drews Scholar 

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for graduating seniors planning to attend a Big Ten-caliber school, demonstrate high personal expectations, and meet all other requirements. It was established by David and Lisa Drews to honor David’s parents. 

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Jameson Matthew Gargano Memorial Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for Lakeshore High School graduating seniors who demonstrate community involvement and meet all other requirements. It was established by Charles and Nancy Gargano in loving memory of their son who battled cancer and constantly reminded them to "not forget the children". 

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Lora Wile Miller Memorial Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in elementary education and meet all other requirements. It was established in memory of Lora, who was a former teacher at Roosevelt Elementary. 

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All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

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New Buffalo High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

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Niles High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

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River Valley High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

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Saint Joseph Public High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

Sondra J. Kaminski Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for graduating seniors who have financial need, demonstrate good citizenship, and meet all other requirements. It was established by Sondra and Kenneth Kaminski to give back to the community. 

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Sondra J. Kaminski Soccer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for students graduating from Lake Michigan Catholic High School or St. Joseph High School who will be playing soccer in college. This scholarship was established by Sondra J. Kaminski and Kenneth W. Kaminski in honor of Sondra.

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Howard D. Merchant Memorial Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for 4 consecutive years for graduating seniors from St. Joseph High School who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and intend to major in the sciences. This scholarship was established by Georgia Merchant in memory of her husband Howard D. Merchant to encourage St. Joseph students who are pursuing an academic path in the sciences.  

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Willging-Reed Summer Music Scholarship

This is a scholarship for $500- $1,000 for orchestral music students at St. Joseph High School to help them attend one of the high-quality summer music camps that are available to them such as Interlochen, Blue Lake International, Western Michigan University Seminar, Aspen Music Festival, or the Brevard Music Festival. The ideal candidate must either play a string instrument or be enrolling in an orchestral setting as a wind or percussion player. Candidates must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate qualities of high personal character, show leadership skills, and provide an audition video to show musical ability. Please note this scholarship is only for high school level students (incoming 9th through 11th grade.)

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All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

Click Here to Apply

 

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

Click Here to Apply

              

Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

Click Here to Apply

  

Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

Click Here to Apply

 

Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

Click Here to Apply

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Watervliet High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

The Alton and Millie Wendzel Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship up to $1,000 for a graduating senior from Watervliet High School who volunteers in his or her community. This scholarship was established by Alton and Millie Wendzel to support Watervliet students who are involved in their community.

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Leonard and Marion Krall Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior from Watervliet High School.   Preference may be given to student athletes planning to enter the fields of education or coaching.  This scholarship was established by Thomas and Pamela Leonard to honor Pam’s parents, C. Leonard and Marion Krall.  Marion was an English teacher at Watervliet High School and Leonard was a local fruit farmer.

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All God’s Children Community Choir Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,500 for a graduating senior who has participated in All God’s Children for at least two years and meets all other requirements. It was established in 2016.

Click Here to Apply

 

Arcadia Gardens LLC Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or above who is an Arcadia Gardens employee or the child of an employee who is neither a company owner or company shareholder.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Arlene B. Porritt Memorial Scholarship for Curious Kids'

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating senior who has volunteered at the Curious Kids' Museum for a total of at least 10 hours from 8th grade to junior year and meets all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Arlene, who passed away in May of 2005. Arlene felt great satisfaction seeing her grandchildren challenge their brains and have fun at the museum.

Click Here to Apply

 

The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and meet all other requirements. It was established by David’s family to celebrate his life, his fight with cancer, and love for the arts.

Click Here to Apply

 

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,500 for students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted into Lake Michigan College’s Nursing Program. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the most recent three (3) semesters, must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.  This scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation Opportunity Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $9,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors and current college students who demonstrate financial need, are involved in community service and are planning to attend a 4-year college/university in Michigan. Preference may be given to students who will attend small or private institutions.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program

This is a scholarship for up to $5,000 awarded over four years for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering or another technical discipline and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students who do not already have an immediate family member working at AEP.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior (including early/middle college 5th-year seniors) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is pursuing a career in any STEM-related field. This scholarship was established in memory of Ken and Jeanne Thomas to provide educational opportunities to deserving students in Berrien County.

Click Here to Apply

 

The Lehmann-Peapples Trades Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 for two years, dependent upon GPA and success in their academic program, for students who are graduating high school seniors or are returning to school. Students need a 2.0 or higher GPA and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is geared towards students planning to attend an accredited trade school or trades training program at a college. Some examples of trades are electrical, tool & die, construction, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.

Click Here to Apply

 

Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

Click Here to Apply

 

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois.

Click Here to Apply

 

Pasquale Santaniello Family Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who has participated on their high school's soccer team. This scholarship was established by the Santaniello family in memory of their father Pasquale to encourage high school soccer students.

Click Here to Apply

 

Passaro Family Volunteer Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for all Berrien County graduating high school seniors. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer and community involvement with nonprofits (outside of church and school projects) that served the communities of St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, or Bridgman.

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The Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship 

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 scholarship for current year high school seniors and current college students who will participate in marching band in college.  It was established in 2017 by Rodney Weir, who is a graduate of Coloma High School and the University of Michigan.

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The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

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Stoub Family Scholarship for Working Students

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or community college attendee for use at a 4-year college or university who plans to pursue a degree in non-STEM fields (including business). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial ambitions. This scholarship was established by Traci and Eric Stoub and their daughter Callahan Stoub to reward students who have worked while going to school over three summers and/or throughout the school year.  Preference is given to students who may be unable to receive need-based financial aid but can still demonstrate a need for financial help to get through college. 

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Trefz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a gift from Josephine and Richard Trefz, who established the scholarship to help students with financial need attend college.  Josephine’s siblings all went to college and it was something that she wanted for herself.  Through this fund, Josephine will provide many students with the opportunity to get the college education she so greatly desired. This is a renewable scholarship of up to $1,500 for a graduating high school senior from Berrien County who shows financial need and demonstrates community service. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be involved in volunteer activities.

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Welch Family for Benton Harbor Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior living in the 49022 Zip Code and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship was established by the Welch family to provide educational opportunities to deserving students.

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Outside of Berrien County Students

 

Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Scholarship

This is a renewable scholarship for up to $3,000 for graduating high school seniors who are graduating from Hartford High School and meet all other requirements. It was established to provide educational opportunities to Hartford High School graduates. 

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Michigan Grape Society Scholarship

This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student who is pursuing the study of viticulture. This scholarship was established by the Michigan Grape Society to encourage viticulture education.

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The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship - Deadline Extended to March 13th

This scholarship was established by the Human Trafficking Task Force to honor and raise awareness for those affected by human trafficking and to support those who would work in a health-related field or criminal justice field in order to be able to serve the victims of human trafficking. This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. This student will have a career goal set in a profession related to medicine or criminal justice. Applicants must live in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties, have a 2.5 or higher GPA and provide evidence of financial need.

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