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Scholarships are updated 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:
- Imagine America Foundation
- Scholarships - Fast Web
- Scholarships - Studentscholarships.org
- Scholarships - ScholarshipBuddy Michigan
SCHOLARSHIPS SPECIFIC TO BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL:
Elks ENF Legacy Award Scholarship - Deadline: February 7, 2022
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. SAT/ACT test scores have been waived for this year's applicants. Apply at enf.elks.org/leg.
Sun Tec Auto Glass Scholarship - Deadline: December 15, 2021at 5:00pm
This $1500 scholarship is for any college bound student with a GPA of 2.5 or above. Applicants must write a 1000 word essay on “Why you think it is important to support local small businesses.” Winners will be announced no later than December 31, 2021. Apply by 5pm on Dec 15, 2021 at http://www.suntecautoglass.com/scholarship.html.
Cooke College Scholarship Program - Deadline: November 18, 2021
An undergraduate scholarship program for high school seniors with a 3.5 or above GPA and financial need. Applications will be evaluated based on academic merit, financial need, leadership and persistence in character. Apply through the common app.
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - Deadline: Nov 15, 2021
Seniors with strong academics and who are pursuing a 4 year college degree may apply. Applications will be judged based on academics, leadership, and financial need (you do NOT need to be related to an Elks member to apply). Up to 500 scholarships will be awarded with amounts ranging from $1,000-$12,500/yr for four years. Apply at enf.elks.org/mvs. You must enter Big Rapids Elks Lodge #974 as your sponsoring lodge on the application.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation - Deadline: October 31, 2021 at 5pm EST
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in service to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities. Apply by October 31st at 5pm EST for a chance at 150 scholarships ranging from $1,000-$1,500. Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum GPA. Apply at: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/.
Heisman Scholarship - Deadline: October 19, 2021 at 6:00pm EST
Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership are invited to apply. Scholarships range from $1,000-$10.000. Apply by 6:00pm on October 19, 2021 at heismanscholarship.com.
College Board Opportunity Scholarships - Deadlines: Varies according to the scholarship task.
College board has a number of scholarships available to seniors simply for doing the work necessary to apply to colleges (i.e. making a college list, practicing on Khan Academy, updating your college list, improving your test score, completing the FAFSA, and applying to colleges. Go to collegeboard.com for more information and to start your scholarship task list.
**Two of the opportunity scholarships are no longer available after the end of October (Strengthening Your College List and Practice for the SAT).
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.
- Dual Enrollment Qualifying Scores 201920
- BRHS MTA Requirements
- Michigan Transfer Agreement Signatory Institutions
- BRHS Dual Enrollment Information Packet
Ferris State University
Mid Michigan College
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
|First Day of Class||Jan 11|
|Drop/Add Final Date||Jan 14 at 5 pm|
|Withdraw Date - Family responsible for full cost of class.||Mar 25|
|Classes End||Apr 30|
MID MICHIGAN COLLEGE
|First Day of Class||Jan 11|
|Drop/Add Final Date||Jan 15|
|Classes End||May 7|
LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY
|First Day of Class||Jan 19|
|Drop/Add Final Date||Apr 30|
*Check dates with each college*
Mecosta-Osceola Career Center
Occupational Outlook Handbook
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.
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**
Call: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)
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.
Dialing 2-1-1 is a simple way for people to connect with important health, human, and community services in their community. 2-1-1 is free, confidential and our Call Specialists are available 24 hours a day...7 days a week.