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Seniors:  We are in the process of contacting local scholarship donors for updated deadlines and submission processes.  Please check back for those updates.  We will update as we receive them.
As of 4/10/20
Elmwood:  Deadline extended to May 15th, 2020.  No need for additional staff signatures--counselors will verify later.  Please scan or take photo and email to  or mail to Elmwood PTA, c/o Jamie Williams, 20424 Mauer, St. Clair Shores, MI, 48080.  
Avalon:  Deadline extended to May 15th, 2020.  No need for additional staff signatures--counselors will verify later.  Please scan or take photo and email to
Koepsell:  Deadline extended to May 15th, 2020.  No need for additional staff signatures--counselors will verify later.  Please scan or take photo and email to
AFSCME:  Deadline extended to May 15th, 2020.  Please scan or take photo and email to your counselor: or
Kiwanis:  Deadline extended to June 1st, 2020.  Send applications to your counselor (counselor will take care of the transcript). or
James Bush Memorial Scholarship:  Deadline April 30, 2020.  Send applications to your counselor. or
Don Frederick Memorial Scholarship:  Deadline:  May 21, 2020.  Please send applications to Ron Frederick via email:

South Lake Schools Elementary Scholarships:
                                 Koepsell $250  Deadline:  April 24, 2020
    Pick up Application form in Counseling Office
                                 Avalon $250-500  Deadline:  April 24, 2020.  Pick up Application form in Counseling Office
                                Elmwood $1000  Deadline:  April 20, 2020  Pick up Application form in Counseling Office
AFSCME Scholarship (Local 2457)- $500.  Deadline:  April 17, 2020.  Please see counselor for application.
AES Engineers - $500.00.  Deadline:  October 5, 2020.  Please visit for more information.
Breakfast of Nations Student Award-$500.  Deadline:  March 18, 2020.  Essay regarding Personal or Family Migration Story.
Burger King Scholars.  $1, 000. GPA: 2.5+.  Deadline:  December 15, 2019.  EXPIRED   Application
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. $2500. 3.0 minimum GPA. Deadline December 6, 2019. EXPIRED  Application
CommunityChoice Foundation (15) graduating high school scholarships at $5,000 each; (6) continuing education scholarships at $2,500 each; and (4) skilled trade scholarships at $2,500 each.  Dadline to apply:  February 28, 2020.  Visit
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.  Various scholarships.  Deadline:  February 15, 2020.
David’s Faith & Hope for Life Foundation Scholarship.$2500.  Deadline:  March 13, 2020
East Macomb Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarship:  $750 each. 
Deadline:  March 30, 2020.  Applications available in the counseling office.
FreeStar Financial Credit Union Scholarships. $1000 each.  Member of Credit Union and GPA 3.0.  Deadline: February 29, 2020    Applications
Flavorful Futures Scholarship by Sparkling Ice - (5) $5,000 scholarships.  Deadline:  February 15, 2020.
Google "I Show Kindness By....." Scholarship.  Deadline:  March 13, 2020.  See Counseling Office for application and details.   
Homer J. Van Hollenbeck Foundation- $3000. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher, live in Macomb County, and demonstrate financial need.  Applicants must also begin college full-time in the fall of 2020. Deadline: May 31, 2020. Please come to Counseling Office for application.
*Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program.  Up to $2,500 for students pursuing a CTE career.  Eligible for students attending in Fall 2020.  Application process opens February 15, 2020 and closes April 15, 2020.
James Bush Memorial Scholarship 2019. $500.   2.0+ GPA, participated in at least one SLHS sport.  Essay.  Deadline: May 9, 2019 at 4:00pm.  Application available in counseling office.
John F. Kennedy 2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest.  $10,000. 9-12th graders.  Deadline: January 18, 2019  EXPIRED  Guidelines/details
Josie Rewald Memorial Community College Scholarship -    Female student or other underrepresented gender pursuing an engineering or technology degree at a university or college.  Deadline:  April 1, 2020
Kiwanis Club of Shorewood Scholarship.  Deadline:  April 24, 2020.  Come to Counseling Office for application.  
Lake Trust Credit Union.  Deadline:  February 29, 2020.
Launch Scholarship: Law Firm of Lusk Albertson.  $2500  Deadline: April 7, 2019  Application
Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (massp) (3) separate scholarships available at $2,500.00 each.  Scholarship may ONLY be used towards tuition and room/board costs.  Payment made directly to the student's account at the education institution they choose to attend in August.   See counselor for application and details.  Deadline:  March 16, 2020
Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union:  $2500 Scholarships    Deadline:  February 28, 2020
MEA (Michigan Education Association Scholarship)Value is TBD (but last year was $1500)  Deadline:  Must be received by February 20, 2020
-Dependent of MEA Member or MEA-Retired member in good standing
-Graduate of Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit
-Please click link for more eligibility requirements and the application:
2020 Metro Bureau Thomas D. McLennan Scholarship Award. $1,000. Students intending to enroll at:  Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Wayne County Community College, or Wayne State University.  Please see counselor for Application.
Deadline: February 28, 2020.
Metro Detroit Youth Day 2020 Community Service & Leadership Community Service Award.  Deadline:   March 16, 2020  See counselor for details.
Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) $1,500. Student or parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA. Apply online: Application Applications may be requested starting January, 2020 and submitted by April 1, 2019.
Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation Metro Detroit Youth Day.  Deadline:  March 16, 2020.  See counselor for details.
Mike Rowe Scholarship for students planning to enroll in a vocational or trade related program. $ varies.  Deadline: May 15, 2019.  Application
"NOBLE" The Detroit Region IV, Metropolitan Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives 2020 Scholarship.  Cumulative GPA 2.75-3.4.  Deadline:  March 27, 2020.  See counselor for details.
Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OMACCS) 2019 LEADS! Scholarship Program: $500-8,000. Deadline: April 12, 2019.  Application
OppU Achievers Scholarship $2500. Short Essay Response. 3.0 minimum GPA.  Scholarship is awarded four times a year.  Submission deadlines are:  September 30, 2019; December 31, 2019; March 31, 2020; and June 30, 2020.  Application
PB&J Scholarship Fund - scholarship focused on helping students whose test scores or GPAs might not be the best but have the drive to succeed.  Amount $500-$1,000.  Deadline:  May 31, 2020.
2019 Ponton Law Scholarship - Deadline:  July 31, 2020 Amount:  $1,000.
The REALTOR Scholarship Fund: $1000.  Deadline: March 16, 2020.  Application
The Robert A. Leonard Jr. Charitable Trust Scholarship.  $2500-$10,000.  2.8 GPA or higher, 40hrs Community Service, Essay.
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Shorewood Kiwanis Scholarship (LOCAL: St. Clair Shores/Eastpointe), $ varies.  Deadline:  May 25, 2019. Pick up application in counseling office.
SIM Detroit 2020 STEM Scholarship Program.  (5) $1,000 scholarships awarded.  Deadline:  4 p.m. April 30, 2020.  Pick up application guidelines in counseling office OR visit
Society of Women Engineers-Detroit - 2020 Scholarship. Female student or other underrepresented gender pursuing an engineering or technology degree at a university or college. Deadline: March 1, 2020.
Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures Scholarship.  $5,000. GPA: 2.5+.  Deadline:  February 15, 2020.  Application
St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee. $500.  Applicant (class of 2020) must be involved in at least one of the committee's projects. Deadline: Monday, November 25, 2019 by 4:30pm.  Please come to the Counseling Office for application.  
The Coolidge Scholarship.  Full-ride for four years of undergraduate study.  Only available to HS Juniors.  Deadline:  January 16, 2020 at 5:00pm. Application
The Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation Scholarship. $1,000 for students pursuing a major in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, Firefighting or Paramedic Services.  Renewal for an additional year.  Deadline:  April 1, 2019.   Application
The Recovery Village HealthCare Scholarship. $1000 for students pursuing a medical-related field.  Deadline:  June 30, 2019  Application
Tree Classics College Scholarship.  $2000.  Includes an essay.  Deadline:  November 30, 2018. Application
UNIGO Shout it Out Scholarship.  $1500.  Deadline: September 30, 2020  Application
We The Students Essay Contest.  $20,000.  Includes an essay.  Deadline:  February 14, 2019 Application
*Women's Civic League of St. Clair Shores. $750-2,000. Deadline:  March 27, 2020.  Apply at
2020 Sailing Thru The Shores Student-Athlete Scholarship. $Varies:  Deadline:  May 5, 2020.  Please see Counselor for application.

Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation
. -$2,000. High school senior, GPA 2.5 or above. Deadline March 1, 2018.   Application

Groth & Associates Scholarship.  $1000.  3.0+ GPA, 500 word essay.  Deadline:  July 31, 2018  Application

NMA Speech Contest, $500-1000. Deadline:  December 11, 2017.  Application

AXA Achievement Scholarship. $2,500-25,000.  Deadline: December 19, 2019  Application

Law & Justice Scholarship/ HBO Law Firm.  $750. 3.0 GPA or higher.  Deadline:  May 21, 2018.Application

Divorce Matters Scholarship. $2500. Deadline: May 31, 2018.  Application
EGC Women in Law Scholarship$1500.  Deadline:  June 30, 2017. Application
Robert Edward Lang Scholarship-$1000.  Seniors pursuing a degree related to International Studies. Must have 2.5+ GPA and reside in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County.  Deadline:  Not listed