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. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/  and https://fafsa.ed.gov/    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 a complete list of scholarships available to the class of 2020.  This document is constantly updated as new scholarships are updated. See Ms. Smalec 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.

There are many scholarships available for students who will attend Muskegon Community College next year. You should check out their scholarship pages at www.muskegoncc.edu/scholarships (those have various deadlines) and www.cffmc.org/receive/scholarship (these are due by March 1st).

General Information:

www.collegegrants.org

www.collegeboard.com

www.collegegreenlight.com

www.scholarships.com

www.fastweb.com

www.college-scholarships.com

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