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Lady MaLinda P. Sapp Scholarship:

This scholarship will recognize two (2) students who exemplify the qualities of integrity, commitment to others, and community involvement. Each one-time scholarship will be in the amount of $500.00.

Click Here to view: Scholarships for Low-Income, High-Performing Students

Click Here to view: GRCC Scholarship Application Now Available for 2017-18

MLK Scholarship Application:

• One time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a senior student who attends a Kent Intermediate School District and is involved in community service and/or activities in support of diversity and inclusion.
• Students must be accepted to Grand Rapids Community College with a minimum of 2.0 grade point average.
• Application must be accompanied by a high school grade transcript that must include six semesters with cumulative GPA.
• Scholarship awarded to students of African American or Hispanic Heritage.

December 15th. is the deadline.


Michigan State University:
2018 Health Sciences Scholar Institute (HSSI) at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
is now accepting applications for their four-week intensive Scholars experience (non-residential) – July 9 – August 3, 2018.  The Institute will expose students to the world of medicine and the journey of becoming a physician. The following criteria must be met by participants; current 10th and 11th graders with a minimum 3.0 GPA (unofficial transcript required);  participating students are a member of at least one of the following groups: African‐American, Hispanic (all races), American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; have a STRONG interest in becoming a physician (a MD specifically)  For more information please visit their website.   APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 25, 2018


New Michigan Scholarship Search:


Grand Rapids Community College
Job Training Programs & Apprenticeships at GRCC

GRCC School of Workforce Development

Workforce Training (Advanced Technician Training, Assessment, Career Pathways, Consulting, Continuing Education Units, Credentialing and Stackable Credentials, Customized Corporate Training, Job Training, Online learning)

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Applications open January 1st and due by April 1st of every year


University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship:
We have a University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids Scholarship that you can apply for, to be accepted at the University of Michigan. We award 14-16 new scholarships each year for incoming freshmen. Attached is a printable flier with details on the scholarship for students without access to a computer and an online link to use online:
-Printable flyer click here
Online link to complete online:  https://www.tfaforms.com/4648212


The Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund:
is pleased to offer a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding senior from a Kent ISD high school who intends to pursue a college career in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences relating to space technology.

Mary Free Bed Scholarship Programs 2017-18

Fastweb is a connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.  You can access 1.5 million scholarships to help pay for college by visiting www.fastweb.com 


Scholarship Links

Other College & Career Readiness Websites


Student Loan Report:
Private Student Loans Guide-Eligibility, Costs, Repayment, & Warnings

AKA Scholarship

The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Chi Omega Chapter are pleased to offer scholarships to high school students residing in the following school districts: Grand Rapids Public Schools, Forest Hills, Kentwood, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, and Wyoming who demonstrate academic excellence and perform community service projects in our area.

Summer Programs:

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Pi Rho Zeta Scholarship

Promoting Scholarship and Service….The women of Zeta Phi Beta proudly offer $1,000 scholarships to two (2) graduating high school seniors annually. The scholarships are open to any Michigan resident high school senior; regardless of gender, race, color, creed, or national origin. The award will be based on the following criteria:
~ Kent County Resident
~ Graduating Senior
~ Accepted into a college or university
~ Community Service & Extra-Curricular Activities
~ Career Goals
~ Communication Skills
~ Successful completion and submission of Application Requirements

2018 Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Rho Zeta Graduate Chapter Scholarship 
It’s due by February 9th

Phi Beta Sigma Scholarship:  http://alpharhosigma.wixsite.com/gr-sigmas/scholarships

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC: Grand Rapids Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the black community.

Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority:
The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Chi Omega Chapter are pleased to offer scholarships to high school students residing in the following school districts: Grand Rapids Public Schools, Forest Hills, Kentwood, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, and Wyoming who demonstrate academic excellence and perform community service projects in our area. We invite eligible students to complete the following application and submit it online (preferred), or by mail by Sunday, April 1, 2018 by 11:59 pm .

The Grand Rapids Police Department

is offering two free career exploration opportunities:
Youth Police Academy (YPA) – a week long mock police academy created for high school students. Two sessions: June 11-15 or July 23-27. Held at GRPD or transportation provided to/from off-site location when applicable. Basic Qualifications: Current Sophomore-Senior in Kent County and minimum 2.0 GPA in good standing. Application deadline for 2018 YPA: March 31st.

Police Explorers Program – a bi-weekly commitment to learn about the field of law enforcement through hands on training and competition
Geared for the more serious applicant ready to prepare themselves for a career in law enforcement. Basic Qualifications: Be between 14 (completed 8th grade) and 20 years old and live within 60 minutes of the Grand Rapids city limits. There is no application deadline for this continuing program
*Anyone with questions regarding these programs, or any other programs or job opportunities, may call (616) 456-3301 or email: GRPDrecuiting@grcity.us.

Summer Math Camp – Davenport University
Davenport University Free Summer Camps: Math, Science and Comp. Science:

Summer Opportunities 2018 – assembled by Kent ISD Career Readiness:


Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship Applications Open Soon

$150 in Wendy’s Scholarships: Encourage students to apply!

2017-18 Guide to Admissions for Michigan’s Public Universities

Big Future Academic Tracker College Search

College Match Magician

MiSSG Scholarship Database Search

Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Alpha Rho Sigma Chapter:
“A $500 scholarship to two college bound gentlemen of color who have demonstrated a commitment: to their serving their community, developing their personal leadership skills and excelling in their academics…”

Hutt Scholarship: The Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest supports high school seniors bound for higher education. If that’s you (or someone you know), this is the opportunity to showcase those creative thinking skills in pursuit of one of fifteen $2,000 scholarships!   To enter, write a 750 – 1,500 word essay about the following topic: Imagine nearing the end of your life – describe what will have brought you the greatest happiness or success. Essays will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges, with greater emphasis placed on creativity, clarity and originality than grammatical proficiency.

Applicants must be a high school senior in Michigan or Florida entering a trade school, college or university in the next academic year.
Click here to apply for the Hutt Scholarship:

EGC Women in Law Scholarship:
This scholarship is now available to any female high school senior nationwide.
Our Deadline:  June 30, 2017
Award Amount:  $1,500