. Students can look for national scholarships at www.fastweb.com at any time and find a variety of scholarships suited to individual talents and situations.
The college the student plans to attend may have scholarship opportunities based on ACT scores, leadership activities, etc. You will become aware of these opportunities after acceptance.
Scholarship links will be posted as they become available. Local scholarships will become available in the spring.
The Community Foundation for Muskegon County recently announced that the Foundation Scholarship Program for Muskegon, Oceana, Mason & Manistee counties is currently accepting applications for the 2014/2015 school year. Applications are available to be submitted electronically at the Community Foundation website, www.cffmc.org. The application process has been streamlined to three easy steps for students and families.
THE ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS: MARCH 1, 2014
The Community Foundation for Muskegon County administers over 275 scholarship funds and grant awards each year to both graduating high school seniors and current college students. The Foundation's "General Scholarship Application" is used to support scholarship applications for students in the Muskegon area as well as those in Oceana, Mason and Manistee Counties.
The Community Foundation does not make awards solely on the basis of need. Academic achievement, community involvement, extra curricular activities and financial need are all taken into consideration. All Community Foundation scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.
Additionally, Muskegon Community College has recently published its 2014-15 Scholarship Guide as well. Access to the guide can be found at http://www.muskegoncc.edu/pages/2377.asp
Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
TIP offers many of our students in the county who qualify financial freedom for their post-secondary plans! TIP is a program that pays tuition and some mandatory fees at participating Michigan colleges and universities if a student finishes high school or its equivalent before the age of 20. Hats off to our local counselors for working to ensure every eligible student has access to this program! Muskegon Opportunity has worked with the Office of SSG to secure screened alpha lists for 15 area high schools and their seniors that includes public LEAs, private schools, alternative schools and the Muskegon Area CTC. Counselors all over the county are currently having discussions with eligible students for this incredible opportunity of financial support.