Scholarship Opportunities
2014-15

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:

DEADLINE

SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

     

March 11, 2015

ALLCOPS Criminal Justice Scholarship

2.5 GPA or higher; intend to enroll or already enrolled full-time in a criminal justice program or track.

March 6, 2015 O'Leary Foundation

Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, participate in at least one extracurricular activity and participate in at least one volunteer activity in the last year.

March 13, 2015 Victors Scholarship

For students attending the University of Michigan. Applicants must show Service, Character, Leadership and Potential for success.

March 13, 2015 Cushman Scholarship

Character, Leadership and Potential for Success.

March 13, 2015 OPS Foundation Continuing Education Scholarship

Character, Leadership and Potential for Success

March 13, 2015

OHS Class of 1975 Legacy Scholarship

Minimum GPA 2.5, Typed Essay, Interview with committee.
March 15, 2015 Consumers Credit Union

Apply at Guidance Office

March 16, 2015 Allegan County Area Technical Center (ACATEC)
 Math & Science Scholarship

Must be currently enrolled at the Tech Center with at least a 3.0 Tech Center GPA. Must be planning to attend a college or vocational training institution in Michigan. Must major in an applied math or science related program. 

March 25, 2015 Jo Bortz Vocal Arts Scholarship

For someone intending on pursuing an education in vocal arts or currently pursuing and education in vocal arts.

Applications available in guidance office or at www.alleganfoundation.org

April 1, 2015 Popke Family Otsego High School Scholarship

Must be an OHS graduating senior. Minimum of 2.75 GPA. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need according to FAFSA. Applications are available in the guidance office or at www.alleganfoundation.org.

April 1, 2015 Michigan Retailers Association

Student or parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA.

Apply at www.retailers.com

April 1, 2015 Dr. Jeffrey P. Chapman Memorial Scholarship

Minimum 2.5 GPA or higher; Must be pursuing higher education toward a degree in the medical field; service to community/school; character, leadership

April 1, 2015 Fred & Lena Meijer For full or part-time Meijer team members or their children. Apply at: 
https://meijerscholarship.egrant.net

April 1, 2015

Education Community Credit Union (ECCU)

Must be a member in good standing for at least one year. Have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Scholarship awards will be based on academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and a one page typed essay.

April 1, 2015 Dr. Jeffrey P. Chapman Memorial Scholarship

Minimum 2.5 GPA or higher; Must be pursuing higher education toward a degree in the medical field; service to community/school; character, leadership

April 1, 2015 Allegan County Agricultural Society 

Involvement in the Allegan county Fair as an exhibitor for three years of high school.

Applications in the guidance office

April 15, 2015 Harry's Foundation Scholarship

Requirements: 2.0 GPA, Clean record of discipline or suspensions regarding drug use, alcohol or violence. Community service. Must be genuinely kind and humble and have a history of helping people. 

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)

APPLICATION

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 www.alleganfoundation.org

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 www.kalfound.org/Scholarships/
ScholarshipSearch

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.

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.

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:  

http://www.givainc.com/scholarships/student-scholarship-worldwide-community-ambassador-award.cfm

Additional Resources/Websites for Scholarships

www.fastweb.com
www.collegesavings.com
www.scholarship.com
www.kalfound.org
www.savingforcollege.com
www.weeklyscholarshipalert.org
www.finaid.com
www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php                             

Estimate of financial need can be calculated at www.act.org/fane