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Scholarships

Updated: 06/06/2019

Scholarships are updated on the web page as they are received, emailed to students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) of record, posted to Family Access and Student Access on Skyward, and posted outside of the Big Rapids High School Guidance Office. 

 

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES:

 

SCHOLARSHIPS SPECIFIC TO BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL:

 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNTIES:

FerrisNow Scholarship

This scholarship is offered through Ferris State University and specific to students enrolled full-time at a Ferris State University site within one year of graduation (with the exception of Kendall College of Art and Design). Additional information may be obtained from the link or at www.ferris.edu/financialaid

Michigan Technological University – Summer Youth Programs (SYP)

Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs offers a wide variety of exciting hands-on explorations for middle (6-8th grade) and high school (9-11th grade) students. Whether you have a student who is deeply passionate about biology or someone who wants to take a look at different engineering fields, there is an SYP exploration that will appeal to them! More than 50 explorations in everything from aviation to forensic science, photography to engineering technology, and many branches of STEM in between are offered.

In addition to tuition-based explorations, there are a variety of competitive scholarship programs for high-achieving students. At the high school level, the scholarship programs are Women in Engineering (WIE), Engineering Scholars Program (ESP), Women in Computer Science (WICS), National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI), and Rail and Intermodal Transportation (RIT). Students who would benefit from an academic summer experience like this but who need financial assistance are strongly encouraged to look into these scholarship programs. 

If you have any questions specifically about SYP, feel free to contact syp@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2219. You may also visit the Michigan Tech website at https://www.mtu.edu/syp/ or visit the BRHS Guidance Office for additional information.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FEATURED ON WWW.STUDENTSCHOLARSHIPS.ORG and WWW.SCHOLARSHIPBUDDYMICHIGAN.COM

 

FormSwift Scholarship Program – Deadline June 15, 2019

We love to support and grow the nation's burgeoning class of entrepreneurs. It's why we developed and continue to maintain free documents for business use, and it's the same reason why we have developed our Scholarship Program. Moreover, our Scholarship Program is for driven, up-and-coming, entrepreneurs who are ready to commit to building a better world through their business ideas.

Also, by creating a unique business plan infographic for their scholarship entries, young business dreamers can build upon and practice the skills that will be required of them at their jobs after college. In short, we envision our Scholarship Program as not only an award that will help students in the present, but a test that will help them hone in on their future career paths.

Eligibility

A) You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities.

B) You may not be related to any of FormSwift's staff or our extended family.

C) International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply.

D) We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

Digital Privacy Scholarship – Deadline June 30, 2019

It's important to understand that almost anything you post on the Internet is neither temporary nor private. And posting too much information can have devastating consequences. Forty-three percent of employers who checked on social media have decided not to hire someone, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Twelve percent of college admissions officers who checked Facebook decided not to admit an applicant according to a Kaplan Test Prep survey.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet.

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.

Deadline: June 30, 2019

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship  - Deadline June 30, 2019

To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience.

Do you have a compelling recovery story? Have you witnessed the challenges that addiction can present, or helped someone overcome substance use disorder? Share your experience and describe why you are eager to enter the health care field for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Eligibility & Requirements

In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

A) U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident

B) Enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university and plan to continue enrollment

C) Consent to a talent release and be willing to provide a digital photograph and quote for display on Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) websites if notified as the winner

D) Graduating high school seniors who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply

Business, Economics, and Public Policy Scholarships – See Scholarship for Deadline

The Foundation focuses on Public Policy majors in order to foster leadership in public policy analysis and public management to promote effective public policy decisions on national and international issues. Public policy incorporates social, economic and political components of government decision making.

With a degree in Public Policy and Administration, students can make decisions and influence policy that affects an organization, a community, a whole state or the entire nation. We believe that a strong understanding in policy analysis is crucial in order to design and carry out policies that positively impact the 21st century global economy.

The scholarships support majors that educate students in the importance of the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation; microeconomic analysis of policy issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and applications to specific public policy topics.

The Foundation awards this scholarship to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following disciplines:

Business/Business Administration

Finance/Economics

Public Policy

Opening: June 15, 2019

Closing: October 15, 2019

Personal Achievement College Scholarship  - Deadline July 26, 2019

Today's students shape the world of tomorrow. Through challenge and adversity, students achieve their goals every day in an effort to improve their community and ultimately the future of our nation.

Over the last 20 years, we've given away over $1,000,000 in college scholarships nationwide!

We'd love to help you reach your college dreams.

That's why the Student Research Foundation is offering high school students and their families up to $15,000 in college scholarship funds!

The application will take you a few minutes to complete. You will also be required to include a short essay. The essay topic is for you to describe a personal achievement story and how you overcame challenges to reach your goal. You can include any impact on your local community your achievement helped benefit.

Scholarship Eligibility:

The Student Research Foundation Personal Achievement Scholarship Competition (the "Competition") is open to all high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must: (1) describe a personal achievement story, (2) determine and explain instances of struggle or adversity, (3) and display how they overcame adversity to reach their goals. All applicants under the age of eighteen (18) or minors at the time of application must have the permission of at least one (1) of their parents and/or legal guardians to apply. By applying, applicants and/or their parents or legal guardians (if such applicants are minors) agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations ("Official Rules"). Employees (and their immediate families and household members, whether or not related) of Student Research Foundation, their parent, subsidiary or affiliated entities, advertising or promotion agencies, are not eligible to apply or win. Void where prohibited. Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

Dual Enrollment

Big Rapids High School currently offers dual/concurrent enrollment opportunities through Ferris State University, Mid Michigan College, and Lake Superior State University. This is an opportunity for current high school students to get started on their college coursework before graduating high school.

Helpful Links:       

Ferris State University 

Mid Michigan College

Lake Superior 

*IMPORTANT DATES*

BRHS DATES/DEADLINES

MMC Registration June 5
Ferris Registration June 6
LSSU Registration June 7
Contract Due  June 14

 

*COLLEGE DATES/DEADLINES*

FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

First Day of Class Aug 26
Drop/Add Final Date Aug 29
Withdraw Date Oct 31

 

MID MICHIGAN COLLEGE

First Day of Class Aug 26
Drop/Add Final Date Sep 3
Withdraw Date Oct 11

 

LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY

First Day of Class Aug 27
Drop/Add Final Date Aug 30
*Check dates with each college*
 

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Mecosta-Osceola Career Center

Mental Health Counseling Resources

 

Community Mental Health for Central Michigan (CMH) – (231) 796-5825

Crisis Hotline: (800) 317-0708

 

Mecosta County Location:

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

500 South Third Avenue

Big Rapids, MI 49307

 

Youth Attention Center (YAC) - (231) 592-0129

Youth Attention Center offers different programs to help fit the needs of runaway and homeless youth, and those deemed to be at-risk. Qualified and compassionate case workers meet with youth to identify challenges in their lives, and assist in building basic life management skills to deal with those issues.  Youth may receive guidance in attaining communication skills and building peer and family relationships. There is also assistance with academic/truancy problems and mentoring to foster skills in anger management and coping with difficult life situations.

Office Location:

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

126 Maple Street, Suite F

Big Rapids, MI 49307

**Phones are forwarded to on-call/crisis line after 5:00pm**

 

OK2SAY

Call: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)

Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)

Email: OK2SAY@mi.gov

OK2SAY is the student safety program which allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools. It uses a comprehensive communication system to facilitate tip sharing among students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and law enforcement officials about harmful behaviors that threaten to disrupt the learning environment.

 

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