Scholarships & Grants

Most scholarships are designed for those in their senior year of high school. Start early on your search so you can locate those for which you meet the eligibility requirements. They take some time and effort to find, complete, and submit, but it's well worth the effort! 

You should also plan on completing the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) every year that the student is in college. These links will provide more information on the FAFSA and to help you find ways to pay for college.  and  State aid awards are based on the first college listed on the FAFSA.

The Muskegon PROMISE Scholarship  

The Promise Scholarship is available to graduates of Holton High School, who have a 3.5 GPA or above and who enroll at MCC or Baker. It covers a 2 year degree at either of those colleges.  You must complete the FAFSA, and you should still apply for scholarships for which you are eligible.

Available Scholarships & Grants

Here is a link to the complete list of scholarships. This document is constantly updated as new scholarships are updated. See the College Adviser for a paper copy. 

The following links might be helpful in getting you started with other scholarships & grants:

Local & Other Scholarships (& their usual due dates):

Please read the eligibility and application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County offers a variety of scholarships for Holton students. It is one application for various different scholarships. All seniors are encouraged to complete this application. Every year, the scholarship opens October 1st and is due February 1st. Link to apply. 

There are many scholarships available for students who will attend Muskegon Community College next year. You should check out their scholarship pages at (those have various deadlines). 

General Information:

The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool