DHS Available Scholarships

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

This scholarship is for African American seniors who have a minimum 2.75 gpa, make contributions to their school and community and participate in extra-curricular activities.  Two letters of recommendation, a transcript and essay are required.  Applications are available in the Counseling Center.  Deadline is postmarked by March 31

Bill of Rights Institute - We the Students Essay

This essay competition is open to students in grades 8 - 12 in the United States.  Students must write an essay, answering the prompt "What does civil discourse mean to you?".  1st place receives $7,500, five runner ups receive $1,500 each and eight honorable mentions receive $500 each.  For more information and to submit an essay, visit https://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/ . Deadline is April 15

William Dixon Scholarship (Midland Rotary Club)

Three $1,200 scholarships are for students of Dow High and Midland High.   An essay is required along with the application.  Applications are available in the Counseling Center.  Deadline is due to the Counseling Center by March 23.

C. Thomas Rice Scholarship (Midland Rotary Club)

This $5,000 scholarship is for a student who is planning to study business at Michigan State.  Students are required to enroll in the Broad College of Business for their junior and senior years of college.  The most important selection factor is financial need.   An essay is required along with the application.  Applications are available in the Counseling Center.  Deadline is due to the Counseling Center by March 23.

Ag Day Essay Contest

This scholarship has two winners - a written essay winner and a video essay winner, both will receive $1,000.  The topic this year is "food brings everyone to the table".  For specifics on the essay and to submit it, visit  https://www.agday.org/essay-contest   Deadline is January 31.

 

C.A. Campbell Scholarship (Midland Rotary Club)

$1,300 scholarship to a senior from Midland County who is interested in studying humanities.  An essay is required along with the application.  Applications are available in the Counseling Center.  Deadline is due to the Counseling Center by March 23.

Herbert H. Hardy Scholarship (Midland Rotary Club)

Two $2,500 scholarships are for students who live in Midland County who are interested in pursuing a career in public service.   Applications are available in the Counseling Center.  Deadline is due to the Counseling Center by March 23.

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Multiple scholarships are given to seniors who show leadership potential, demonstrate community service and have a financial need.  Minimum SAT score of 1,000 and ACT of 21 is also required.  This program also includes a mentoring program and conference.  The on-line application includes four essays and a letter of recommendation.  The second stage includes an interview.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/ .  Deadline is February 1

Kelsey's Law Distracted Driving Scholarship

 Multiple scholarships will be awarded to students who submit a persuasive message convincing young drivers to reduce distractions while driving.  Messages can be a video, graphic or tweet.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/kelseys-law/ .  Deadline is March 31.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Multiple scholarships are available for students with a variety of criteria.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships .

Michigan Retailers Association (MRA)

24 scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $1,500 will be awarded to students who have a parent employed at a business that is a member of MRA.  If you are unsure if your parent's employer qualifies, contact Rachel Schrauben at 1-800-366-3699.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.retailers.com/member-benefits/scholarship-program/ .  Deadline is April 1.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships are available for dependents of active, reserve or veteran US Marines or a Marine killed while serving.  A minimum unweighted 2.0 GPA and a family adjusted gross income for 2019 of less than $103,000 are other requirements.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.mcsf.org/apply/ .  Applications open on January 1 and close on March 3

American Legion

 Various scholarships are available for descendants of a wartime veteran.  To see details and deadlines, visit http://michiganlegion.org/scholarships/

Midland Business Alliance

Three $1,500 scholarships are awarded to seniors in Midland County who will be attending one of the following schools next year - CMU, Davenport, MidMichigan Community College, GMCA, Delta College, Northwood University, SVSU, U of M or MSU.  Volunteering is required, financial need may be taken into consideration.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.mbami.org/alliance-awards/ .  Deadline 5pm on March 23.

Cobell Scholarship Program

Scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are enrolled members of US federally recognized tribes, pursuing vocational or undergraduate degrees at nonprofit institutions.  For more information and to apply, visit https://cobellscholar.org/ .  Deadline March 31.

Midland Area Community Foundations

Scholarships opened December 1 and close on March 1 at 5pm, but you don't want to wait too long to complete your application.  Apply online by creating an account on egrants, found at  https://www.midlandfoundation.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/  .  You will answer a series of questions, an essay, request your transcript and two letters of recommendation - you will be automatically matched with the scholarships you qualify for.  Your transcript and letters have to be uploaded before you can submit your application so ask for letters of recommendation soon (you will submit the recommender's email address and they will upload your letter).  To request your transcript, type Joe Moore's (our registrar) name for transcript holder and then you will be able to select Dow High.  Some scholarships require an additional essay, if you need to do this, they will email you and the additional essay is due by March 4.  You can receive either two scholarships or a total of $2,000.  There are over 100 scholarships that are open to students in Midland County only, so the applicant pool is smaller than some of the other scholarships.  If you qualify for any need based scholarships, you will have to submit your EFC (estimated family contribution) from your FAFSA.  

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