St. Catherine of Siena Academy’s Counseling Department does what it can to help launch our STARS successfully from high school to college. To make that possible, many students require financial assistance. One of the ways students can make college more affordable is by earning scholarships!
Below is a list of currently open scholarships and resources to find more. A complete list of scholarships can be obtained from the counseling bulletin board or from Mrs. Sitto and Mrs. Tankersley. New scholarships are posted on the counseling office window each week.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes middle school and high school students based on their volunteer efforts in their communities. This program provides an opportunity for schools to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism throughout the school community and recognizes students in grades 5-12 who have distinguished themselves through volunteer work and outstanding acts of community service.
Apply by completing an on-line application at https://spirit.prudential.com
Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Pope Francis calls us to build a “Civilization of Love.” Write an essay explaining what you think the Pope means by “civilization of love.” What signs have you seen during these extraordinary times of people building a civilization of love? How will you build that civilization going forward?
Open to students grade 9 -12.
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Submit essays online at MaryknollSociety.org/Essay
National Honor Society Scholarship
NHS student members who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the NHS Scholarship this year. Applicant must be:
• A high school senior
• An active NHS member in good standing
• Currently enrolled at a school with an affiliated NHS chapter
• Graduating in spring of 2021
• Planning to enroll at a postsecondary college or university in fall 2021
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Access the application at http://www.nhs.us/scholarship. Click on the application guide.
MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award
The MHSAA and Farm Bureau Insurance honor the best student-athletes in Michigan with 32 scholarship awards of $1000 each. Seniors with a 3.50 or better GPA who have earned a varsity letter in an MHSAA-sponsored sport are eligible to apply.
Deadline: December 4, 2020
Access the application at https://www.mhsaa.com/scholarship
2021 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Deadline: January 5, 2021
Access the application at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.
Deadline: February 1, 2021
Access the application at https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/
Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, contains a database of federal financial assistance opportunities—grants, loans and work-study programs. Services include a Financial Aid Wizard and Scholarship Search.
This free online site lets you search for scholarships based on specific characteristics such as college, ethnicity, gender, activities, area of study and interests. Members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities. Additionally, members can access financial aid tips and job and internship matches: www.fastweb.com
MeritAid is a comprehensive resource for merit-based scholarships. Students can subscribe to weekly scholarship alerts with 5-10 college scholarship announcements.