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Local Scholarships

The ERHS Local Scholarship Packet is now completely online! Information on how to access this application will be sent to your student's Eaton Rapids email address once applications open in late January. Here's a breakdown of what each scholarship requires.


Local Scholarship Names

Bernadine Ann Bosier Memorial Scholarship
Carl & Ruth Ackley Memorial Scholarship

Carson Eaton Memorial Scholarship
David D. Letts Memorial Scholarship

Eaton Community Bank Floyd M. Jewell Memorial Scholarship

Eaton Rapids Kiwanis Club Memorial Scholarship
Eaton Rapids Lions Club Scholarship

Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation Scholarship

EREA & ERPS Scholarships
Hoppe Family Dental Office Scholarship

James E. & Joyce E. Griffith Scholarship
Rotary Scholarship
Sarah Copp Memorial Scholarship

The Bob Clone Scholarship

The David W. Jaksa Memorial Scholarship
The James N. & Clarabelle Maxey Family Scholarship

The Nowak Family Scholarship

Non-Local Scholarships                                                    

MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award - Due Dec. 1, 2023

  • must be a graduating high school senior
  • must currently be participating in interscholastic athletics at an MHSAA member high school
  • must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (no rounding up)
  • must have won at least one varsity letter in a MHSAA-sponsored sport prior to your senior year
  • must be a current high school senior
  • must have a minimum 2.3 GPA
  • must have completed (or be enrolled in) a high school or dual enrollment course where computer science, engineering, or robotics is the subject
  • must be planning to earn a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or another Computer Science related field from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college later.
  • must demonstrate financial need
  • must be a U.S. citizen
  • must be a high school senior planning to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university in the United States for the upcoming academic year
  • must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • must demonstrate ambition and self-drive to be a force for good in school, community or work activities
  • must be a current high school senior
  • must be planning to attend a trade school, community college and/or a four-year institution in the Fall of 2024
  • scholarship winners are randomly selected by computer-generated drawing from among valid entries received at the conclusion of the contest period
  • must be a graduating high school senior
  • must be a Michigan or Florida resident
  • must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in the Fall of 2024
  • must write an essay answering a specific prompt (see website)
  • Must be a Michigan resident
  • Must be planning to attend any nationally accredited college, university, or trade school in the Fall of 2024.
  • must be a direct descendant (child, step-child, grandchild or great-grandchild) of an honorably discharged veteran or active duty service member.
  • must provide a copy of parent's, grandparent's, or great grandparent's discharge papers (DD-214 or equivalent) showing entry and discharge dates from honorable active military service. Eligible service dates are December 7, 1941 to present date.
  • for descendants of active duty military service members, a copy of the servicemember's current military identification card is required.
  • must have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher and must provide a copy of their most recent transcript of grades signed by a school official.
  • must have a financial need for the scholarship
  • must be the dependent of an MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing
  • must be the graduate of a Michigan public high school OR private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit
  • must attend or be planning to attend a Michigan PUBLIC community college, university, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification, or license
  • those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College of Owosso, University of Detroit–Mercy, Adrian College, Finlandia University, and Albion College (these private institutions are existing local MEA affiliates)
  • NOTE: children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible
Scholarships for Adult Learners
There are a variety of scholarships available for adults who choose to start their college education later in life or who want to return to complete a degree they began years earlier. In addition to being able to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which you are eligible for at any age, adult learners can also pursue the opportunities below for additional financial support.
  • Must be a descendant of a veteran
  • Must be a non-traditional student returning to the classroom after some period of time in which his/her education was interrupted
  • Must be over the age of 22 attending college for the first time pursuing a degree OR over the age of 22 attending a vocational/trade school
  • Must be a McDonald's employee who has been employed for at least 90 cumulative days
  • Must work an average of 15 hours per week or more
  • Must have a performance rating of "significant performance" or better, maintained throughout the course/program
  • must be an employee or the spouse of an employee of the Burger King Corporation
  • must have been employed for at least 6 months as of the application deadline date
  • must be planning to enroll for the 2023-24 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S.
  • Must be a Meijer team member or the child (natural, legally adopted, or stepchild) of a Meijer Team Member who has been employed for at least one year by the time of the application deadline
  • Children of team members must be full-time students to apply, while Meijer team member applicants may be part-time students
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an educational institution or training school within the United States
  • Must be a woman age 35 or older
  • Must be low-income
  • Must be accepted to an accredited, not-for-profit trade school, 2-year college, or 4-year university
  • Must be a Michigan resident
  • Must be at least 25 years old at the time of application
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED, etc.)
  • Must not have previously earned an Associate or Bachelor's degree.
  • Must be a woman resident of Eaton, Ingham or Clinton County
  • Must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited institution pursuing an Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree or certificate-based program
  • Must be currently employed, interning, volunteering, or serving in other activities
  • Must be experiencing financial need (the need should be described in the personal letter)
  • Must have experienced at least 1 year of interruption in their academic career
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States (excluding Rhode Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands)
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited private or public educational institution and be working towards an ONLINE certificate, diploma, or degree at the associate’s level or a first-time bachelor’s level
  • Must be pursuing an academic degree online (with all classes requiring little to no attendance on campus)
  • Must be employed part-time or full-time with Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the application due date for the award period in which the associate is applying.
  • Must have graduated high school/home school, have obtained a GED or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a college or university upon graduation.
  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with the required documents. (Note: Associates with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board are not eligible to apply.)