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Updated: 5/8/2019

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. 







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 or (906) 487-2219. You may also visit the Michigan Tech website at or visit the BRHS Guidance Office for additional information.

EVERFI Scholarships  - Deadline May 10, 2019

EVERFI is offering three different scholarships this spring:

- $1000 EVERFI scholarship (any K-12 student)

- $500 FutureSmart Michigan scholarship (any K-12 student)

- $2500 Fifth Third Bank scholarship (any 9-12 student)

All scholarships have a due date of May 10, 2019.

For further information and to apply, please visit EVERFI Scholarships.

WMVC Armed Forces Dependent Scholarship – Deadline May 31, 2019

Scholarship Description

The West Michigan Veterans Coalition Armed Forces Dependent Scholarship is available to Spouses and Dependent Children up to age 26 of Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, Retired and honorable Discharged Service Members who are currently attending either a College, University or Trade School or a High School Senior.  The scholarship may be used to support school expenses such as books, tuition, transportation, housing, etc.  


  • Dependents home of record must be one of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Lake, Kent, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, or Ottawa County.
  • Service Member must be currently serving, retired or honorably discharged Service Member of the United States Military including those that have served in the National Guard or Reserves.
  • Spouse or Dependent Child must be a High School Senior or currently attending a trade school for certification or seeking a degree from a higher educational institute.
  • Currently enrolled students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale or be able to show hours toward certification of a skilled trade.

Required Documents

  • Completed Application
  • Copy of Marriage License or Dependents Birth Certificate
  • Documentation of Military Service for Service Member (DD214, NGB 22, Letter of Discharge, or current orders)  
  • Authorized copy of his/her most current transcript with cumulative grade point average or credit hours toward certification of skilled trade
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (excluding family members), must be signed and dated (within one year of the date of application) by the writers
  • Provide a 500-1000 word essay on one of the following:

^ What does Patriotism mean to you?

^ Do you feel freedom of speech has a place during the National Anthem?

Applicants can submit their application March 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019 to: West Michigan Veterans Coalition: C/O Debra Unseld, PO Box 355, Hudsonville, MI 49426 or email -, or go to The applications will then be reviewed and ten (10) - $500.00 scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility requirements and application criteria. 



Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship – Deadline May 20, 2019

To participate in the Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program, you must submit an online scholarship application at Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program between December 3, 2018 and 11:59 p.m. US Central Time on May 20, 2019.

The Program is open only to graduate and undergraduate students who (i) will be attending an accredited US college or university in the Fall 2019 semester; (ii) who is or will be a legal resident of one of the 50 US states or the District of Columbia as of August 2, 2019; (iii) will be at least 18 years of age or older as of August 2, 2019; and (iv) have a declared major of biology, chemistry, bio-chemistry or a related life science field; and (v) meets the following applicable GPA requirements:

A) Graduate students must have a cumulative graduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale

B) Undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors must have cumulative college GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale

C) Undergraduate Freshmen must have a cumulative high school GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Full Circle ScholarshipDeadline May 31, 2019

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking under- graduate and graduate degrees at: – Tribal colleges & universities – All nonprofit & accredited schools:

A) Tribal colleges and universities

B) All non-profit & accredited schools


Which tribal members are eligible to apply for a scholarship?

Any member of a state or federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native village is eligible to apply for a scholarship. You can also be eligible by proving descendancy from a parent or immediate grandparent that is/was an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native village.

How would I be eligible for a scholarship based on descendancy?

To be eligible based on descendancy, you must provide tribal enrollment documentation of your parent(s) or immediate grandparent(s) and birth certificates that connect you to the parent/grandparent.

American Ground Water Trust College ScholarshipsDeadline June 1, 2019

Several scholarships exist for those interested in a career in the field of ground water. Please review the eligibility requirements, print out and complete the application form, and mail it to the address listed in the instructions.

1) Amtrol, Inc. Scholarship

Amtrol, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water system products. Amtrol is strongly committed to education, and supports the endowment used to fund the Amtrol Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements, Deadline and Award

You MUST be a High School Senior intending to pursue a career in a ground water related field.

Deadline: June 1st, annually

Award: $1,500

2) Baroid Scholarship

Baroid is the largest international supplier of drilling and well completion fluid products and services. Baroid manufactures, sells and services drilling and completion fluid products and systems for the exploration and production of water. Baroid is a supporter of ground water education and is proud to underwrite the scholarship opportunity.

Eligibility Requirements, Deadline and Award

You MUST be a High School Senior intending to pursue a career in a ground water related field.

Deadline: June 1st, annually

Award: $2,000

3) Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship

(Funded by Stetson Engineers Inc., San Rafael, CA) Stetson Engineers Inc. provides effective solutions to challenges in the water management field through innovative engineering, including legal and environmental services. The Thomas M. Stetson Award is given in recognition of the life-long contributions by Mr. Stetson to solving water resource conflicts and developing sustainable water management methods in the Western United States. Stetson Engineers is pleased to support the endowment used to fund the Stetson Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements, Deadline and Award

You MUST be a High School Senior intending to pursue a career in a ground water related field.

This scholarship is only for a student attending a college or university located west of the Mississippi River.

Deadline: June 1st, annually

Award: $2,000

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


Public Policy

Opening: June 15, 2019

Closing: October 15, 2019



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