Current Offerings in the Scholarship Center
In addition to the scholarships below, click here for printable pdf's of the local and non-local scholarships currently being offered in our Scholarship Center which is located in the RHS Library.
Roscommon Community Foundation
The Roscommon Community Foundation offers scholarships for many student activities from summer sports camps to college assistance. Visit the website to learn more or to donate. The college scholarship applications are due March 1st. Summer enrichment scholarships are due March 7th
Thinking of attending Kirtland Community College? Kirtland offers Instituion Scholarships as well as Foundation Scholarships.
Michigan Department of Treasury Student Financial Service Bureau
The Student Financial Services Bureau (SFSB), located within the Michigan Department of Treasury, encourages students to pursue postsecondary education by providing equality of access to student financial resources and information. Information . There are helpful resources geared toward funding for college and resources/publications from the SFSB’s three divisions: Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG), Student Loan Programs and Michigan Guaranty Agency (SLP and MGA) and Michigan Education Trust (MET)/Michigan Education Savings Programs (MESP).
*Deadlines posted here are approximate, please review each application for firm deadline dates.
AVNAF Sandra Miles - April 15 -For students majoring or minoring in music, art, or the performing arts
Roscommon Area Zonta at www.zonta15.org - March 1 -For Female RHS Seniors
Michigan www.nalsofmichigan.org - Jan. 15 -must be enrolled in a school of advanced education in the legal field.
Michigan Office of Student Scholarships and Grants -various due dates- Various scholarships available to Michigan students.
Michigan American Legion Scholarships -Jan. 13- Various scholarships available to Michigan Students
American Legion Auxilliary -Michigan- Various scholarship programs and contests.
Credit Union One-May 1- Student or family member must have been a Credit Union One Member for 6+ months.
Elks Association-various due dates. Various National scholarships available.
American Legion Legacy - April 15th- National scholarship for students whose immediate family member was killed while serving in the military.
Ladies Auxiliary VFW -various due dates- Various national scholarships and scholarship contests.
Veteran's of Foreign Wars Competitions -various due dates - Various national scholarships and contests.
Amvets.org -Apply online by April 30- Various scholarships offered to family members of Veterans.
Michigan National Guard Tuition Assistance- due 60 days prior to start date
Horatioalger.org- Oct. 25th -National scholarship
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation -www.jkcf.org -national scholarship
National Multiple Sclerosis Society-www.nationalmssociety.org - January 15
Daughters of the American Revolution -www.dar.org -February 15
Competitive Scholarships For Top Students
Central Michigan University
Centralis Honors Scholarship Competition
High school seniors with a minimum 3.7 high school GPA and an ACT score of 27 or higher are eligible to complete.
A qualifying ACT score must be verified before registering
Centralis awards are CMU's premier merit scholarships and are awarded only to students who participate in the Centralis Honors Scholarship Competition. Honorees will receive a spot in the prestigious Honors Scholar Program and a four-year financial award.
Centralis Scholar Award – Covers 100 percent of tuition (up to 36 credits per academic year), room and board, and some general expenses; renewable up to four years; awarded to 20 competition winners; current four-year value is approximately $87,000.
Centralis Gold Award – Covers 100 percent of tuition (up to 36 credits per academic year); renewable up to four years; awarded to 130 competition winners; current four-year value is approximately $52,000.
Michigan State University
Merit Recognition Scholarship
Awarded to a limited number of non-Michigan residents who are National Merit Finalists and name MSU as their first-choice institution.
includes $4,000 annually plus room and board in an MSU residence hall
renewable for eight semesters**.
Eastern Michigan University
Presidential and Regents-Plus Scholarships
GPA = 3.5 (cumulative)
ACT = 25 (composite)
Students must be officially admitted to Eastern Michigan University in order to compete.
Qualified students will be competing for a chance to receive our largest academic award - a four-year full-ride Presidential Scholarship, valued at approximately $69,500 over four years. We also award the Regents Gold Scholarship - renewable for four years, covers tuition and fees for 30 credits, and is valued at approximately $35,000.
Michigan Technological University
Leading Scholar and Presidential Scholar Award
Leading Scholar Award: merit based; US domestic residents; members of the current year's graduating high school class; recommended by a high school teacher by mid-October of senior year.
Presidential Award: Merit based scholarship awarded to new incoming first year undergraduate students who are Michigan Residents. Competitively awarded based on a combination of your high school academic record including ACT or SAT scores, cumulative GPA, and class rank (if available).
The Leading Scholar Award is awarded competitively to high school seniors with exemplary leadership attributes and outstanding scholarly achievement. An essay and teacher nomination is due by October 15 of your senior year. Full-time tuition, room and board, and a $1,000-per-year stipend.
The Presidential Award is competitively awarded to students who are new incoming first-year students based on a combination of your high school academic record including ACT or SAT scores, cumulative GPA, and class rank (if available). $1,500 to $4,500 per year.
Awarded to new freshmen beginning
Based on GPA and ACT/SAT test scores.
Presidential Scholarship - $11,000 (with on-campus residency; $9,000 without campus residency)
Freedom Scholarship- $10,000 (with on-campus residency; $8,000 without campus residency)
Free Enterprise Scholarship - $8,000 (with on-campus residency; $6,000 without campus residency)
Entrepreneur Scholarship - $6,000 (with on-campus residency; $4,000 without campus residency)
Liberty Scholarship - $3,000 (with on-campus residency; $1,000 without campus residency)
Limited Funds Available
Renewal subject to Cumulative GPA criteria
Presidential Scholars Competition
To apply for the scholarship competition, students must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher (or an SAT combined score in math and critical reading of 1090 or higher) AND a cumulative (ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades) high school GPA of 3.50 or higher. Students who have not taken the ACT/SAT must do so no later than October in order to be eligible for the competition. Students must be admitted to NMU prior to the competition deadlines, so please plan accordingly.
Several scholarships are awarded through this competition, however the Harden Scholarship is the most prestigious.
tuition (in-state or out-of-state rates)
most required fees
room and board
*Term of award: 8 consecutive semesters total, as long as student maintains minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at NMU.
Harden Scholarship recipients are also automatically admitted to the NMU Honors Program.
Number awarded: 20
Wayne State University
The University Scholarship is awarded to National Merit Scholarship finalists.
The award package for the University Scholarship includes:
$11,500 per year for four consecutive years
$5,000 per year toward on-campus room (double occupancy) and board for up to four years
One-time study abroad funding
Membership in the Honors College.
Western Michigan University
Medallion Scholarship Program
Students must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher at the end of their junior year
ACT composite score of 26
WMU’s Medallion Scholarship is the highest merit-based scholarship offered at the University, and is among the largest merit-based scholarship programs in American higher education. Each Medallion Scholarship is valued at $50,000 across four years ($12,500 per year).
Counseling Events & Scholarships
Click on the Scholarship Due, then "More Details" for a website links and/or printable PDF's of the scholarship. These are the scholarships currently being offered in our Scholarship Center in the RHS Library.
- Be sure to find out about the eligibility requirements of the scholarships, and pay attention to the deadlines. The dates indicated on this site are approximate. Be sure to check the applications.
- Search the website of your potential college for scholarships offered by them.
- Many (but not all!) scholarships offered through veterans organizations may require you to be a descendant of a veteran. You may be required to provide proof of service such as copies of discharge papers from the veteran. Those papers may have to be ordered from the Veteran's Administration office. So, be sure to allow plenty of time to gather the required information for these scholarships.
- Many college alumni associations offer scholarships to relatives of alumni. Do you know a family member who went to the college of your choice?
- Many scholarship organizations provide scholarships for successive years such as sophomore, junior, and seniors years of college in addition to the initial scholarship year. Check back with them.