Scholarship Opportunities

Applications / Additional Information available in the Guidance Office

These scholarships are posted outside of the OHS Guidance Office, please check with the office often and check the board as scholarships will continue to be added as this year's criteria/details are finalized.
See more scholarship resource links at the bottom of the page.

Scholarship & Finance resource: College Scholarship Guide

Listed in order of due date:




April 17, 2015 Friends of the Otsego District Library

Values reading and the role libraries play in society. Essay of 400-600 words explaining how reading and your use of public libraries have influenced you and how you will benefit from them in the future.

April 20, 2014 Otsego Athletic Boosters

Applicants must demonstrate:Academic achievement or potential (based upon essay and GPA)   A history of active participation in school athletics, community service, extracurricular involvement, and/or work experience.   Strong moral character (based upon recommendations)


April 20, 2015 Jack & Susan Thiel Music Fund Application

For students in 8th grade through junior year. Scholarships are for music or vocal arts camp programs. Also Instrument Rental Grants.

Applications available in guidance office or at

April 20, 2015 Polish-American Scholarship Fund of Greater Kalamazoo 

Academic performance. Involvement in school, community, extracurricular activities. Applications available in the guidance office or at

April 27, 2015 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3030 

$1000 scholarship to a high school senior who demonstrates the ability to succeed and to follow a course of continuing education or upon proof of military service commitment. Leadership, Community service, plans for education after high school, 350 word typed manuscript describing your own personal patriotic values and the importance of VFW organizations with their communities.

April 30, 2015 Rod Morrison Memorial Scholarship

Available to any graduating Otsego High School senior who is likely to be successful in their chosen field of study. Leadership, Scholarship. 

May 1, 2015 NALS of Greater Kalamazoo

Must be going into the legal field, demonstrate financial needs. They'll look at career goals and leadership ability.

May 1, 2015 Kalamzoo Valley Merit Scholarship

Current High School senior who has applied and been accepted to KVCC.

Minimum GPA of 3.5
Minimum ACT score of 21

May 1, 2015 Peggy K. Shearer Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 per recipient (1 male, 1 female)

Must have a 2.5 GPA, have recommendations from faculty, staff or coach. Must demonstrate a true passion for Otsego Public Schools. Must be a friendly, positive, giving person and helpful to others. Priority given to member of golf team, cheerleading team or Homecoming Court.

May 6, 2015 Charles & Emma Clapp Scholarship See guidance office.
May 8, 2015 Don Knight Athletic Memorial Scholarship Must have competed in 2 sports per year at OHS, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, community service, character, leadership
May 10, 2015 Patti Sholler-Barber "Power of One" Scholarship

$500 scholarship to a student who exhibits extraordinary civic activism in his/her school and local/city/state community

May 11, 2015 Otsego Education Association Scholarship

A $350 scholarship will be awarded to two Otsego High School graduates who intend to major in the field of education and are based on the following criteria: application, academic achievement, community service, essay and letters of recommendation.  Please pick up an application in the guidance office.  

May 17, 2015 Boogie Woogie Bob Peters Scholarship Active in the music program, vocal or instrumental, during high school.
June 1, 2015 Giva Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

For anyone attending a college or university worldwide. There is no specific course of student or major required. For more information and a link to apply:

Additional Resources/Websites for Scholarships                             

Estimate of financial need can be calculated at