Category Archives: Outside Scholarships

Scholarship announcements. These posts will appear on the FinAid homepage.

2015-2016 UP Road Builders Scholarships

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Must be enrolled in the Civil Engineering or Survey Engineering bachelor degree program at Michigan Tech. Be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Senior status for UPRB Endowed Memorial Scholarship and Joseph H. Meagher Memorial Scholarship. Richard C. Mertz Memorial Scholarship requires Junior or Senior status and Michigan residency.

UP Road Builders Scholarship Application 2015-2016

Zumper Apartments Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Zumper is looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 2015 is eligible to apply. Applicants must submit a piece on the following: 

1. How you’ve impacted your fellow student body or community.
2. An intro to housing near your school. Where are the best areas for students to live? You can also include up to 5 original images from around campus. If we like them, we may include them on our site and mobile apps (accredited to you of course!).

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their application materials.

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Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC College Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,200

Deadline: July 17, 2015

The military trial lawyers of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC believe that a quality education is one of the most valuable assets for young students today. All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2015-2016 are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity. Applicants must respond to the question: What is the most significant development in military law in the past two years?

See the following website for more details:

Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: May 25, 2015

This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. All applications for the scholarship must include the military veteran’s, associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a sworn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran. Applicants must submit a 750-1000 word essay on the topic of: The American Military’s Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States. See below for more details:

MCCL Thought Leadership Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 for 1st place/$750 for 2nd place/$250 for Third Place

Deadline: July 1, 2015

The student debt level of concern is at an all time high. Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers is offering up to $2,000 in scholarships for the winner of an essay contest outlining some of the problems with student loans and student loan debt. For more information, visit the scholarship page at

Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2015

This scholarship is awarded to 2 full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree within the School of Business, the School of Engineering, or related majors. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, completed 60 credit hours, and submit an essay answering one of the application questions (see link below to download the scholarship application).

P.E.O International Grants and Loans for Women Students

Deadline: rolling

Award Amount: Variable

The P.E.O. International Houghton Chapter has several grants and loans available for women students at Michigan Tech. Please visit their web site here  and contact Susan Beck at for more details and application instructions.

P.E.O. was founded in 1869 by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Today, P.E.O. has grown to nearly a quarter of a million members in chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, with headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Their focus is to help women to achieve education.

WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

Deadline: April 3, 2015

Award Amount: $500

The WTS Michigan Chapter will be awarding four (4) $500 – Transportation YOU High School Scholarships. The minimum criteria for selection are:

a. Applicant must be a female high school senior.

b. GPA of 3.0 or higher.

c. Currently studying math, science, and technology

d. Considering a career in a transportation-related field.

The application is available for download at:

CoutherPath Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 15

Award Amount: $1,000

CounterPath offers a scholarship to the support the next generation of innovators; the applicant who best persuades them they are most fit to be a leader in the unified communications industry will receive the award.

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