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

 

 

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, Transcript,
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
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

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.
 
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.
 
The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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, 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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. 
 
The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship
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.
 
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 of 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.
 
 
 

Adult/Non-Traditional Students

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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.
 
The Dunn Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Dunn family in memory of Jeanne Dunn to assist women in transition reach their career and educational goals 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.
 
The Felland Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Judy Felland to assist women in transition reach their career and educational goals 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. 
 
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, 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.
 
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 in instrumental music.
 
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.
 
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. 
 
The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship
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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Benton Harbor High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

 

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 educatioanl opportunities for deserving female Benton Harbor High School students.
 
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.
 
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.

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.
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

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.
 
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.
 
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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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 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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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.

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship
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

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 of 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.
 
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, 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
 

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Berrien Springs High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

 

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.
 
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.
 
The Cora B. Parkhurst Memorial Scholarship
This is a renewable up to $1,000 scholarship for graduating seniors who exemplify leadership skills, volunteer/community involvement, 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 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

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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 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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and meet all other requirements. It was established to encourage students with financial need who are planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan, Indiana, or Illinois. 
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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship  
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

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 of 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

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, 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

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Brandywine High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

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.
 
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.
 
The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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 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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship
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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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 of 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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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, 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. 
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Bridgman High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

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.
 
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.

Jeffery Evan Demko Scholarship
This is a non-renewable up to $1,000 scholarship for graduating seniors who exemplify the traits of an EAGLE – education, athletics, good citizenship, leadership, excellence - and meet all other requirements. It was established by Dr. Jeffrey Demko and Margaret Mills to honor Jeffrey. 
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The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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.
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F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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.
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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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship
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

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 of 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

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, 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

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Buchanan High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

 

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.
 
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.
 
The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Michigan Grape Society Scholarship
This is a nonrenewable 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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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.
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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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship 
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

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 of 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

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, 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.
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Coloma High School Scholarship Opportunities

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.
 
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.

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 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 post-secondary education. 
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The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Michigan Grape Society Scholarship
This is a nonrenewable 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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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 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, hid fight with cancer, and love for the arts. 
Click Here to Apply

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship
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

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 of 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

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, 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

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Hartford High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

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.
 
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.

Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Scholarship
This is a renewable up to $3,000 scholarship 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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The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship 
This is a non-renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for a graduating high school senior or current college student attending Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness for human trafficking. Students must be either currently attending or planning to attend Southwestern Michigan College or Lake Michigan College and have a GPA that meets the requirements of their degree program and provide evidence of financial need. 
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Lake Michigan Catholic High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

 

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.
 
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.

Sondra J. Kaminski Soccer Scholaership
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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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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The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Michigan Grape Society Scholarship
This is a nonrenewable 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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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 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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship 
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship 
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

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 of 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

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, 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

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Lakeshore High School Scholarship Opportunities

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.
 
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.

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 expectation, 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 up to $1,000 scholarship 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 up to $1,000 scholarship 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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The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship 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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community. It 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 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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship 
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship 
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

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 of 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

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, 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

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New Buffalo High School Scholarship Opportunities

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.
 
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.

Terrence Joseph Mulvihill Scholarship
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors who are involved in community and volunteer opportunities as well as meet all other requirements. It was established in loving memory of Terrence, who loved his community of New Buffalo. 
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The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Michigan Grape Society Scholarship
This is a nonrenewable 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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
TThis 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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community. his 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 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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship 
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship
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

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 of 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

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, 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

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Niles High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

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.
 
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.
 
The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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 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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship 
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

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 of 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

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, 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

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River Valley High School Scholarship Opportunities

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.
 
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.

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

The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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 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 Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship 
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship
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

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 of 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

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, 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

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Saint Joseph Public High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

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.
 
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.

Sondra J. Kaminski Soccer Scholaership
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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Sondra J. Kaminski Scholarship 
This is a non-renewable up to $2,500 scholarship 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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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 an academic career path in the sciences. This scholarship was established by Georgia Merchant in memory of her husband Howard D. Merchant to encourage St. Joseph students in the science education field.
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The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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

F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 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 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

The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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 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

Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship 
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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

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

The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship 
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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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 of 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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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, 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.
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Watervliet High School Scholarship Opportunities

 

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.
 
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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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.

Leonard and Marion Krall Family Memorial Scholarship
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 each year for two years. Ideal candidates will be graduating seniors of Watervliet High School who have high moral character, community involvement, and meet all other requirements. It was established by Thomas and Pamela Leonard to honor Pam’s parents. 
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The Ken and Jeanne Thomas Memorial Scholarship
This is a non-renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for a graduating high schools 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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.
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F.A. Mason Penwell Nursing Scholarship
TThis 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 for the most recent three (3) semesters on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), must demonstrate financial need and be active in their community.his scholarship was established by the family of F.A. Mason Penwell to provide a nursing education to those who aspire to help others.
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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. 
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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. 
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The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program
This is an up to $5,000 scholarship 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. 
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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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Ronald H. Miller Journalism Scholarship 
This is a renewable scholarship for up to $1,000 for graduating seniors pursuing 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. 
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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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The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship 
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

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 of 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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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, 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. 
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Outside of Berrien County Students

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.
 
Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Scholarship
This is a renewable up to $3,000 scholarship 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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The SW MI Human Trafficking Task Force Scholarship 
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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