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DHS Available Scholarships

Rosa Parks Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is for a senior in a Michigan high school.  Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks.  Requirements include a 2.5 GPA, as essay, listing community activities, 2 letters of recommendation and a transcript.  For more information, visit https://www.rosaparksscholarship.org/application .  Deadline is March 1.

Lem Tucker/CMU

This is a full ride scholarship to CMU for students who are interested in a career in the media and communication fields.  Requirements include a 3.0 GPA, 940 SAT/18 ACT and majoring in a media related field such as journalism, broadcasting or public relations.  Deadline is Feb 8.

Jay Hornsby Scholarship/SVSU

This $1,250 scholarship is for a Dow High or Midland High senior who will be attending SVSU in the Fall.  Requirements include a minimum of 2.0 GPA, financial need and a letter of recommendation.  Priorty deadline is Jan 15.

Delta College - various scholarships

Multiple scholarships (valued around $600,000) are available at https://www.delta.edu/admissions-aid/cost-financial-aid/scholarships/index.html .  Transcripts can be requested through Parchment or upload into your application.  Deadline is Feb 7.

Maxwell R. Muessig Scholarship

Maxwell R. Muessig Scholarship 

About the Scholarship 

Starting this year, all college-bound seniors at Dow are encouraged to apply for this scholarship awarding $1,000 to the winning submission of an original, creative piece of writing, art, or 
music. Details on the requirements for each submission are listed below. 

This scholarship was established to celebrate the life of Maxwell Muessig, one of Dow High's most charismatic and compassionate graduates. After Max's life was cut short in an unthinkable car accident during the spring of 2017, his family and the Charger Class of 2015 worked together to create this award to share part of Max's passion with later generations of Dow students. 

One of Max's many gifts was his inexhaustible wit and uncompromising dedication to sharing it with those around him. To this end, he constantly worked on unprompted projects both during 
and after school hours so he could share his humor and creativity with anyone who would listen. Memories of his works continue to bring smiles to the faces of those who were blessed enough to experience them, and these works remain a fitting reminder of his warm and inspiring presence. 

In the spirit of Max's wide range of talents and pursuits, submissions for this scholarship are largely open-ended to generate a diverse group of applications. Each entry will fall into one of the four categories listed below: 

Satirical essay or commentary--800-1000 words--Max was very humorous and satirical, and took particular interest in satirizing a great many things. 

If you choose this option, pick some topic of interest and compose a humorous or witty commentary about the nature-or impact of-your topic. Remember, satire is a form of mockery; however, it is 
always tasteful, intelligent, and thought provoking. It is intended to change the status quo, not destroy it. 

Topics from which to choose are: 

• Politics

• Sociology

• Outdoors issues-environmental protection, conservation, etc.

• Sports, particularly baseball, racquetball, tennis, and wrestling.

• Movies, with an emphasis on classic films. Let's put it this way-while most students were flocking to the theater to see the newest Marvel movie, Max was more content sitting at home watching The Godfather or Citizen Kane.

• Literature-Max loved to take the subject matter of books (especially the ones being read in class) and move them in directions the authors probably never even dreamed was possible. He didn't re-write the texts, but he would take one particular component of them and elaborate on them in a refreshingly new fashion.

• History--Max enjoyed learning about the world's history, particularly global conflicts of the 20th Century, and critiquing them through a modem lens. Ironically, he despised violence, but enjoyed reading about major battles, with a particular interest in figuring out why they occurred and how they could have been prevented.

While his interests certainly were not limited to these areas, they provide a solid starting point for any sincere submission. If you are unsure of a topic, feel free to reach out and talk about it with Mr. Frye, or email the scholarship committee at MaxScholarshipl 7@gmail.com. 

 

Poetry or song lyrics--25-50 lines--Humorous and light-hearted; nothing gothic or sad and lachrymose. It can be a parody of other poems or lyrics or passages. These can be based on existing songs or set to original music and words can take any form in either song or poem. The ultimate goal of this category is to elicit good-natured, honest laughter. 

Stories--Max was one of the finest story tellers to ever walk the halls of Dow. When he prepared to regale a tale, the audience was immediately transfixed and interested, and their attention never wavered. His stories always had a point-some purpose or lesson--whether it was silly or goofy-interesting characters, and an uncanny ability to focus the reader's attention in increasing intensity as the story unfolded. 

Should you choose this option, the judges are looking for no more than 1,800 words with a clear, developed plot, interesting characters, and, above all, an engaging voice with a masterful sense of humor. Avoid anything dark or melancholy, as these themes were not consistent with Max's uplifting character. 

Illustrations--7-10 tastefully done illustrations depicting something humorous pertaining to subject chosen. Again, the subject can come from the list given above, or from a student's own inspiration. Additionally, as an addendum, student should submit 200-400 word explanation behind the choices made and subjects lampooned. Submissions with illustrations do not need to complete the additional explanatory paragraph detailed below. 

Finally, for submissions other than illustrations, we ask that students submit a brief paragraph (200-400 words) explaining the inspiration behind their work and why it is meaningful to them. Applications will be judged by a panel ofDHS teachers, Max's classmates, and family members. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Frye, and the winner will be announced at the Senior Awards Ceremony in May of 2019. 

How to apply: 
Send pieces of work to MaxSchoalrshipl7@gmail.com by March 15th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be notified at the Senior Awards Ceremony in May of 2019. 

Catholic Federal Credit Union

 Multiple scholarships are available for students who have a primary account in their own name at the credit union.  Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have financial need.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.cathfcu.com/scholarship-program . Deadline is March 9.

Special Tree Healthcare Scholarship

This $1,000 is awarded to a student from Midland Public Schools who is planning to study health care or rehabilitation.  Students must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA, an essay, two recommendations and a transcript are required.  For more information and to apply, visit - http://specialtree.com/high-school-scholarship-program .  Applications open tomorrow, December 1 and are due February 3.

Midland Firefighter's Youth Foundation (MFFYF)

Two scholarships up to $1,000 will be awarded to students who are pursuing a college degree or certificate within the scope of firefighting or EMS.  Applicants must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and submit an essay and a transcript.  For more details, visit the Counseling Center.  Deadline is April 1.

Midland Foundation Scholarships

Numerous scholarships are available to students in Midland County and open tomorrow, December 1.  Visit - https://www.midlandfoundation.org/scholarship-guidelines/ .  Students will answer a series of questions and will be matched with the scholarships whose criteria they fit (there are over 100 scholarships available, with a total of $600,000!).  An essay and two recommendations (completed on-line) are required.  A few scholarships require an additional essay, if you qualify for one of these you will receive an e-mail with details.  Select Dow High as your school and Mr. Moore will receive a notice to upload your transcript.  Students can receive up to either two scholarships or a maximum or $2,000, they will be awarded the highest value scholarships if they are selected for more than 2.  Everything must be in by Friday, March 1 at 5:00pm.

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Rosa Parks Scholarship
Lem Tucker/CMU
Jay Hornsby Scholarship/SVSU
Delta College - various scholarships
Maxwell R. Muessig Scholarship
Catholic Federal Credit Union
Special Tree Healthcare Scholarship
Midland Firefighter's Youth Foundation (MFFYF)
Midland Foundation Scholarships
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Recovery Village Scholarship
MEA - Michigan Education Association
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