Marlette Independent School District
6230 Euclid Street, Marlette, MI 48453
Phone: (989) 635-7429  •  Fax: (989) 635-7103
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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Scholarships are a type of financial aid awarded to students to be used for financing their post-secondary education. They help defray the cost of college attendance and do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are available from a variety of sources including colleges or universities you plan to attend, major corporations, parents’ employers, internet searches, etc. In addition, local community and county organizations realize the importance of post-secondary education and offer a wide variety of scholarship opportunities to deserving seniors.

Each scholarship opportunity is its own entity with different deadlines, criteria, and supplemental materials to be included for consideration (letters of recommendation, essays, transcript, etc.). Scholarships may be based on financial need, academic or other merit, minority status, religious preference, etc. The quest for scholarships is particularly competitive in this difficult economic time, especially if your ACT score, GPA, class rank and academic course load has not been particularly rigorous.

Although the quest for scholarships is not difficult, it does require a great deal of organization and diligence in order to meet deadlines and maintain files (dates of submission, criteria for each scholarship, date to claim award, follow up contact information, etc.). For that reason, it is extremely important to have some sort of organizational process in place to record the scholarships applied for. For this reason, a Scholarship Application Tracker is included in the Senior Success Guide that all seniors receive in early fall. Additional copies of the form can be printed by clicking the following: Scholarship Application Tracker. 

 

ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP SERVICES

Online scholarship search services can help students locate additional scholarships from other sources. These search services conduct a matching process of the student’s personal profile to the award criteria set by the sponsoring organization of the scholarship. The student profile is a questionnaire requesting information about the student’s background and interests. After registering for an account and creating a personal profile, students will receive a list of scholarships for which they are eligible to apply or have been matched with. They can then review the list to choose the scholarships they want to apply for.

The following links are suggested for scholarship searches:

Cappex

Career Cruising (Log-in to EDP and click on Financial Aid to use the Financial Aid Selector)

Fast Web

Paying for College (Michigan) – Student Financial Aid

Scholar-Box

Scholarships.com

Scholarship Points

School Soup

Zinch

Letters, emails or websites offering to find scholarships for a fee are not legitimate and typically scams. NEVER pay for help with locating scholarship money.

 

LOCAL AND COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS 

Listed below are local and Sanilac County scholarships available to graduating seniors. Click on the scholarship link to print a copy of an application or open a web site to access an application or complete it online.  Due dates are subject to change so it is important to verify all dates and submit applications on time. 

Many applications are mailed directly to the organization, but some of the local scholarship applications must be turned in to the high school guidance office by the deadline. Applications are continually being added and web sites updated so check back on a regular basis. The scholarship list is available as a PDF file so students can print it out and select the scholarships they wish to apply for. Students are reminded to record all scholarships applied for on their Scholarship Application Tracker.

For additional information or questions, please contact Mrs. Helwig, the high school guidance counselor, at 989.635.7425 Ext. 44916. 

 

2014-15 Local and County Scholarships

Scholarship

Criteria

Deadline to Apply

Pearl Baxter Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly
: Application available online

  • Planning on entering the field of Education/Teaching.

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

James H. Boyne Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly

: Application available online

  • Planning on pursuing a career in agriculture

April 9, 2015

Richard M. Coffelt Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly

: Application available online

  • Planning to study music at a college or university

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Lee and Thelma Flannigan Memorial Scholarship 

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly

: Application available online

  • Planning on pursuing a career in the skilled trades. 

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Stanley G. Herron Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000

Application available online

  • 3.0 GPA or higher 
  • Accepted at a Michigan college or trade school
  • Preference will be given to an heir of Stanley G. Herron

Due in Guidance Office by April 2, 2015

Edward Huntoon Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly

: Application available online

  • Pursuing postsecondary education in the area of industrial arts or agriculture.

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Knight Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $2,500 renewable up to 4 yrs.

: Application available online

  • Pursuing an undergraduate, academic degree
  • Award based on academic achievement, general character, field of study, and financial need 

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Marlette FFA Alumni Scholarship

Scholarship amount: up to $1,000

: Application available online

  • Pursuing a degree in the agricultural field
  • Preference will be given to children of Marlette FFA alumni

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Marlette Lions Club Scholarship

Scholarship amount: 2 @ $500

: Application available online

  • Will attend a college or trade school full-time
  • Submit a 500-1000 word essay on volunteerism and/or community service.
  • Applicant must help with White Cane Day on the last Saturday of April.

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Marlette MEA Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $300

: Application available online

  • Must be in good standing and demonstrate financial need.

     

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

McKenzie Medical Staff Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000

: Application available online

  • Sanilac County high school senior entering an accredited college or university with career plans of becoming a health care professional.

May 1, 2015

Oetiker Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000

 
: Application available online.

  • Application and personal essay which examines America’s role in world affairs

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Jean Patrick Scholarship

 Scholarship amount: $1,000

: Application available online

  • Application and personal essay response

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Jean Patrick Memorial Student Loan 

: Application available online


  • The Jean Patrick Loan Board will loan up to $1,500 annually to Marlette graduates. The money is loaned at 8% interest; however, if the principal is paid in full within one calendar year of the completion date of post-secondary training or education, there will be no interest assessed.

 

Terry & Jackie Reid Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly

: Application available online

  • Must have attended Marlette High School in 11th-12th grade and be an athlete in good standing
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Plan to attend a 4-year college (Education major preferred)
  • Submit 500 word essay "How I Benefited From Being a Scholar/Athlete"

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Kim Rhead Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship amount: 2 Determined yearly

: Application available online

  • Must be a resident of Sanilac County (83rd Legislative District)
  • Active in school, church and/or community activities

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Joshua Ross Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly

: Application available online

  • Open to Sanilac County seniors interested in the field of criminal justice
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Currently employed or demonstrate established work ethic

April 17, 2015

Sandusky Bikers A-cross the Thumb Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $200 or more

Application available in the Guidance Office

  • Current Sanilac County senior
  • Shows financial need in order to attend further schooling
  • Proof of acceptance to a trade school or institution of higher learning
  • Interest in motorcycles, ATVs, etc. is a plus, but not a requirement

Due in Guidance Office by April 2, 2015

Sanilac County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Scholarship amount: 2 @ $500

: Application available online

  • Parents are regular Farm Bureau members
  • Priority will be given to students going into the agriculture fields

May 1, 2015

Isaac "Ike" Selick Law Enforcement Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly
: Application available online

  • Pursuing a career in criminal justice, award may be determined by GPA, financial need, or community involvement.

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Mike Stevens Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly

: Application available online

  • 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Accepted for admission to an accredited college or university
  • Must have demonstrated desire and determination to meet and overcome personal/family challenges or obstacles in achieving educational goals

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Team One Credit Union Scholarship 

Scholarship amount: $500
: Application available online

  • Senior and current member of Team One Credit Union
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate, academic degree with full-time enrollment

Feb. 1, 2015

Cheryl Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Determined yearly

: Application available online

  • Must be a Marlette High senior
  • Application and participation in high school athletics

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015

Thumb Buds Garden Club Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $250 

: Application available online

  • Planning to further  education in agriculture, natural resources, horticulture, landscape, or turf management

April 20, 2015

Thumb Cellular Communication Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,500
: Information available online

  • Senior in Huron, Tuscola or Sanilac County
  • Submit a 1-5 minute video that addresses: How have cell phones changed the way people do business, work, and/or live?
  • Submit a cover letter that includes required information

March 27, 2015

Thumbs Up for Kids Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000

: Application available online

  • Sanilac County seniors who have overcome significant physical and/or personal adversity to complete high school
  • Planning to attend college in the fall

April 24, 2015

Tri-County Bank Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $500
: Application available online

  • Application and pursuing a career in business or finance

Due in Guidance Office by March 27, 2015