Scholarships

All Local Scholarships are listed below.  For a complete list of other scholarships that we get information on in the counseling office, do the following:

  1. Visit the LHS Naviance Student website:  student.naviance.com/lincolnshs
  2. Log in using the same username and password as your powerschool account.
  3. Click on "Colleges", "Scholarships and Money", and "Scholarship List".
  4. Click on each scholarship to read more about it and see if you are eligible, find the website and/or application.  
  5. Pay attention to the deadline.
  6. See your school counselor if you have questions.

Other Scholarship Search Engines:

  

MI Scholarship Search

Sallie Mae College Scholarship Search

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LOCAL Scholarships

These are scholarship opportunities available to LHS students.  See your school counselor or Mrs. Baker if you have any questions.

 

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

Provides tuition assistance to the children of qualified Michigan veterans who are deceased, totally and permanently disabled due to a service-connected injury or illness, or missing in action.

Click here for more information on this scholarship and how to apply.

Deadline:  Eligible students must apply and receive benefits prior to age 26.

 

Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivor Tuition Grant

Provides a waiver of tuition at a Michigan community college or public university for children and surviving spouses of Michigan police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty.

Click here for more information on this scholarship and how to apply.

Deadline:  Eligible students must apply and receive benefits prior to age 26.

 

United States JCI Senate Foundation

 

Scholarship Application

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors in the United States, where that state has an active JCI Senate program (see www.usjcisenate.org [under scholarship tab] for a listing of eligible states).  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this scholarship.  The above link contains information and directions for applying to the United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program.

Each year (April) $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. The monies must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.

Deadline:  January 24, 2020

 

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor's degree at the following universities:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alcorn State University, Mississippi
  • Central State University, Ohio
  • Delaware State University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Fort Valley State University, Georgia
  • Kentucky State University
  • Langston University, Oklahoma
  • Lincoln University, Missouri
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Prairie View A&M University, Texas
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southern University, Louisiana
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tuskegee University, Alabama
  • University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Virginia State University
  • West Virginia State University

General Eligibility
To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
  • Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service
  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature
  • Submit a signed application (original signature only)

Click here to download the application and find out more information about this opportunity.

Deadline:  January 31, 2020

 

MIAAA Scholarship for Michigan Student Athletes

The Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has established a scholarship program for Michigan High School Student- Athletes. The MIAAA believes in rewarding students who flourish in academic and athletic excellence, and commits to service to his/her local communities. Each school year the MIAAA will award thirteen $1,000 scholarships honoring top high school male and female student-athletes from each Region. Only student-athletes graduating during the current school year will be eligible for the scholarships.  Each high school in Michigan may select one male and one female student-athlete.

Student-athletes must meet the following criteria to be nominated:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale
  • One Letter of Support from a school staff member
  • Must have earned a Varsity Letter in at least two different sports during their high school career
  • Complete application with approval signatures from Athletic Director and Principal
  • Application must be typed  

Applications will be available on the MIAAA website: https://www.miaaa.com/Scholarships/tabid/143/Default.aspx

Applications for nominated student-athletes must be mailed/emailed by the MIAAA Athletic Director to: Garrett Simpson, MIAAA Scholarship Chairperson 1001 N Silvery Ln Dearborn, MI 48128.  Simpsong@divinechildhighschool.org

Talk to Coach Westfall for more information.

Deadline:  February 1, 2020

 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

We are pleased to inform you that the online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at jackierobinson.org. The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson.

Deadline:  February 1, 2020 by 5:00 pm ET

 

University of Michigan LEAD Scholarship

The LEAD Scholarship is offered by the U-M Alumni Association to admitted African American, Latino/a and Native American U-M students. We offer this as part of the LEAD Scholars program, which we established to help create a more diverse campus. 

Depending on which campus you attend, the scholarship award is as follows:

  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor  
    • A minimum of $20k, or $5,000+ each year for four years
  • University of Michigan–Flint or Dearborn
    • A total award of $20k @ $5,000 each year for four years

In addition, there are other advantages. As a LEAD Scholar, students are part of a unique community. They’ll have opportunities for alumni engagement, mentoring, career guidance, peer-to-peer support, exclusive programs, and so much more. Learn more about the program at umalumni.com/LEAD.

The application can be found at umalumni.com/applyforLEAD.

Deadline for students admitted early:  February 3, 2020
Deadline for all others:  March 4, 2020

 

Washtenaw NOW Essay Contest

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage 

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is spearheading a county-wide effort to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Organizations county-wide are planning activities and exhibits in 2020 to celebrate this milestone and to educate the community. After a struggle that lasted nearly 75 years, (most) women in the United States finally won the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. While it took another 45 years (with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965) for African Americans to be more fully enfranchised, the milestone is certainly worth celebrating. And we can all be proud that Michigan was one of the first states to ratify the 19th amendment, doing so on June 10, 1919. 

The local chapter of the National Organization for Women, Washtenaw NOW, is sponsoring an essay competition focused on the theme: Finding your Voice. We are inviting high school students to participate. Details of the essay contest are included in a separate document

Since March is Women’s History Month, we have tentatively scheduled the award event for the evening of Thursday, March 19, 2020. 

Questions can be addressed to Margo Czinski--mczinski@comcast.net 

Deadline:  February 14, 2020

 

Briarwood Mall Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship

Briarwood Mall is proud to support education! Today, I am pleased to share with you that Briarwood Mall is once again partnering with Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) to award local students post-secondary scholarships through the Simon Youth Community Scholarship program. A one-time award of up to $1,500 will be given to one high school senior who lives near Briarwood Mall or a nearby community. The student must plan to attend an accredited university, two- or four-year college, or technical or vocational school full-time in fall 2020.

Scholarship applications will only be available online. Students can apply by visiting http://www.syf.org/scholarships.  As part of the application, students must upload their official school transcripts and their parent or guardian’s most recently filed tax form.

All applications are reviewed by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), SYF’s third-party administrator. Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, written response, work experience as well as community and extracurricular involvement. After a careful review of all applications, recipients will be notified in May 2020.

Please feel free to contact Denise Murray with any additional questions regarding the scholarships at dmurray@simon.com or (734) 332-0741. You can learn more about SYF at syf.org.

Deadline:  February 19, 2020

 

MEA Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Dependent of an MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing
  • Graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit.
  • Will attend or is currently an undergraduate student of a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license. Those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit–Mercy; Adrian College; Finlandia University; and Albion College. (The aforementioned private institutions are existing local MEA affiliates.)
  • Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible.  (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member in good standing).

 Selection Criteria

Priority is given on the basis of:

  • Academic achievement
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • School and community service

 Last year, MEA awarded 46 scholarships totaling $53,300 ($1,550 scholarships to 22 new winners and $800 scholarships to 24 returning college students). We have not yet determined the number and amount of scholarships for 2020.

Eligible applicants should go to https://mea.org/mea-scholarship/ to access the application.

If you have any questions regarding the application or scholarship, please contact Barb Hitchcock at bhitchcock@mea.org or 517-333-6276.

Deadline:  February 20, 2020 

 

MIS Cares Scholarship

Click here for a copy of the 2020 Scholarship Application and Release and Authorization to Record and Use Voice and/or Likeness

MIS Cares is giving away at least ten $1,000 scholarships in 2020.  The scholarships will be given to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Jackson, Lenawee, Hillsdale or Washtenaw Counties,
  • Going into a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics) related field, and
  • Attending a college, university or trade school in the State of Michigan.
Deadline:  February 28, 2020

 

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

Provides renewable scholarship for eligible students who have a qualifying SAT score of 1200 or higher.  There is no application, but you must complete the FAFSA.  There is a also a need-based component to this award.

Click here for more information.

Deadline:  March 1, 2020

 

Society of Women Engineers Detroit Scholarships

The Detroit Section of the Society of Women Engineers annually recognizes high school seniors who have shown exemplary abilities in areas such as leadership, academics, and community activities. Please find the application for our college scholarships attached.

SWE Detroit annually awards scholarships to exceptional high school seniors who intend to pursue a college degree in engineering at an ABET-accredited college or university.

The application can be downloaded at: http://www.swedetroit.org/high-school-scholarships.html

SWE, at a national level, also has many scholarships for outstanding high school woman students.  This application form can be found on the National SWE website: www.swe.org.

Deadline:  March 1, 2020

 

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Scholarships

Online Application for all AAACF Scholarships

How to Apply

Community Scholarship

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation’s Community Scholarship provides need-based
scholarship awards to increase college degree attainment for Washtenaw County students.
Recipients will be assigned a College Success Coach through Washtenaw Futures to support the
student’s transition to and through higher education. They also have access to an Emergency
Needs & Financial Assistance Program.
Scholarship Criteria:

  • Economically disadvantaged (currently or has in the past qualified for the free or reduced price lunch program), youth of color, OR first generation (neither parent having graduated from a 4- year college)
  • Resident of Washtenaw County
  • 2020 high school graduate or a graduate within the last 24 months
  • Enrolling in college for the first time
  • Minimum GPA 2.0
  • Online Scholarship Application

Award Amounts:  $20,000 total over 5 years

Deadline:  March 10, 2020 @ 3 pm

 

James K. Stringwell Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Will be a 2020 graduate of a public high school in Washtenaw County
  • Will be enrolled in a Michigan public university or college
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Participate in either athletics or artistic extra curricular activities
  • Demonstrate the characteristics of emotional intelligence and an entrepreneurial spirit

Requirements:

Award Amount:  $1000

Deadline:  March 10, 2020 @ 3 pm

 

Linda Grasselli Sprankle Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Resident of Washtenaw County
  • African American, Latino/Hispanic OR first generation college student
  • Attending or planning to attend a college or university
  • Minimum GPA 3.2
  • Financial need will be a consideration
  • To renew a scholarship, recipient must be enrolled in a college or university, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and submit a transcript and verification of fall enrollment to AAACF for review each summer

Requirements:

Award Amount: $3,000 (Year 1), $5,000 (Year 2), $5,000 (Year 3), $7,000 (Year 4)

Deadline:  March 10, 2020 @ 3 pm

 

Ghama Rho Boule Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:

  • African American male graduating from a public or private high school in Washtenaw County
  • Will be attending a college or university
  • Minimum GPA 2.5

Requirements:

Award Amount:  $1000

Deadline:  March 10, 2020 @ 3 pm

 

Ypsilanti Rotary Club Scholarships

Each year, the Ypsilanti Rotary Club awards competitive scholarships to area students who plan to pursue a college degree. Scholarships are valued up to $1500 and are nonrenewable.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE

Your application will not be considered complete until the review committee receives your transcripts and test scores.  After submitting your application, please go to your high school counselor and request a copy of your transcripts and test scores be forwarded to:

Scott A. Menzel, Ph.D., Washtenaw ISD, 1819 S. Wagner Rd., P.O. Box 1406, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

smenzel@washtenawisd.org

Rotary Scholarship Application Criteria

Please read the criteria to ensure you meet the requirements before you decide on the scholarship for which you will apply. You may only apply for one Scholarship.

In addition to the criteria listed with each scholarship, applicants are also evaluated on the level and nature of their extracurricular activities, including civic activities, international and/or domestic service to others, clubs, student organizations, sports, hobbies, student employment and/or help with the student's family and household.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION

Gene Butman Memorial Scholarship   

Gene Butman was a longtime Ypsilanti businessman and Rotarian. Through his generosity and matching funds raised in our community by the Ypsilanti Rotary Foundation, an endowed scholarship is offered each year in recognition of his dedication to education, the Ypsilanti community, and the work of Rotary.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending college full-time and has demonstrated academic excellence, as measured by GPA and objective test scores

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Applicants will also be evaluated for their potential for leadership, exemplified by leadership roles In high school and in their community


Dr. Gunder A. Myran Washtenaw Community College Scholarship

Dr. Myran was a long-serving President of Washtenaw Community College and a dedicated Rotarian. Through his generosity and matching funds raised in our community by the Ypsilanti Rotary Foundation, an endowed scholarship is offered each year in recognition of his dedication to education, the Ypsilanti community, and the work of Rotary.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending Washtenaw Community College taking at least 8 credit hour.

Applicants must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

At the discretion of the committee, the scholarship will be split between two semesters

Financial need may be a consideration in making this award.


Eastern Michigan University Rotary Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending Eastern Michigan University taking at least 12 credit hours

Applicants must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Financial need is not a consideration in making this award


The Bob Willoughby Scholarship

Bob Willoughby was a long-time Ypsilanti Rotarian. Family and friends have contributed to this scholarship in memory of Bob and his lifelong service to the Rotary Club of Ypsilanti.

This scholarship will be awarded to a local high school student who will be attending college full-time and has demonstrated academic excellence

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Applicants will also be evaluated for their potential for leadership, exemplified by their roles in high school and their community

Deadline for completing online application - March 27, 2020
Transcripts and test scores must be received by - April 8, 2020
Interviews will be conducted April 22, 2020

 

WCC President's Honor Scholarship

Five students from LHS will receive full tuition, fees, and $600 for books.  Students must have a 3.2 or higher grade point average.

http://www.wccnet.edu/services/financial-aid/scholarships/

Deadline:  March 30, 2020

 

WCC Procassini Honor Scholarship

One student from LHS will receive full tuition, fees, and $600 for books.  There is no gpa requirement for this scholarship.

http://www.wccnet.edu/services/financial-aid/scholarships/

Deadline:  March 30, 2020

 

Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

  • Graduating Lincoln High School seniors,
  • Planning to attend (full-time) an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school,
  • Who are US Citizens and on track for graduation.

Click here or visit the LHS Counseling Office for a copy of the application.  Please see your counselor or Mrs. Baker if you have any questions.

Deadline:  April 1, 2020

 

Josie Rewald Memorial Community College Scholarship

The Detroit Section of the Society of Women Engineers annually recognizes high school seniors who have shown exemplary abilities in areas such as leadership, academics, and community activities. Please find the application for our college scholarships attached.

Now in it’s second year, SWE-Detroit has endowed the Society’s first scholarship specifically for students starting their engineering program at a community college.

The application can be downloaded at: http://www.swedetroit.org/high-school-scholarships.html

SWE, at a national level, also has many scholarships for outstanding high school woman students.  This application form can be found on the National SWE website: www.swe.org.

Deadline:  April 1, 2020

 

Ann Arbor Kappa Foundation Scholarship

This year the AAYI Kappa Foundation is honored to have Lincoln High School Seniors participate in the AAYI Kappa Foundation Scholarship Application process.

GPA minimum is 2.5.

Each successfully selected receipt will receive a $1000.00 scholarship.

Students can assess the online application at www.annarborkappas.org or www.aayikf.org

Last year we awarded over 15 ($1000 scholarships) & would like to meet or exceed this number this year.

Deadline: April 10, 2020 

 

WCC Foundation Scholarship

Up to $2000.

http://www.wccnet.edu/services/financial-aid/scholarships/

Deadline:  June 10, 2020

 

Fostering Futures Scholarship

Provides awards designed to assist former foster care students with college expenses.  Eligible students must have been in foster care on or after age 13.

Click here for more application information.  The 2020-21 application will be available March 15, 2020.

Deadline:  June 30, 2020

 

WCC High School Excellence Scholarship

$3000 scholarship

http://www.wccnet.edu/services/financial-aid/scholarships/

Deadline:  July 15, 20120

 

Tuition Incentive Program

A program for eligible students who have or have had Michigan Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-month consecutive month period (between age nine and high school graduation) as identified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

Note:  TIP expires six years after high school completion or four years if no award is received.

Click here for more application information.

Deadline:  August 31 of senior year.