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Our General Scholarship Application which has over 140 scholarship funds included will open up on November 1st and close on February 5th.

Click here to Apply for a BACF Scholarship

The Bay Commitment Scholarship application which is only for 1st Generation College Students from Bay County who attend SVSU or Delta opens on September 1st and closes on October 31st.

Bay Area Community Foundation

Each year, Bay Area Community Foundation awards $2,000 each to up to 100 first-generation college students in Bay County pursuing a degree or certificate at either Saginaw Valley State University or Delta College. A first-generation college student is one whose parent(s) they live with do not hold bachelor’s degrees.

Link to Application

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Scholarship

Application Period September 1 – October 31 Each Year

Link to Application

Elks National Foundation Scholarship

The 2023 Most Valuable Student Contest, by applying for the MVS contest, students this may also qualify for a limited number of local scholarships. The Bay City Elks Lodge #88.

Application deadline is November 13, 2023

Link to Application

The Bay City Noon Optimist Club -Optimist International Essay Contest

Official Topic: "Optimism: How it Connects Us?"

See the link below for more information regarding this scholarship.

Application deadline is January 12, 2024

Link to Application

Great Lakes Outdoorsman Scholarship

Click the link belor for scholarship criteria and application.

Application deadline is November 27, 2023

Link to Application

The President's Honors Scholarship at Delta College - Important Updates!

In the Honors Program, we have discussed obstacles students may face when applying for the President's Honors Scholarship, and we have decided to make two changes in order to make it more accessible and manageable for a larger number of students:

#1 - While we would still like students to submit their SAT scores if they have them, SAT Scores and specifically a score of 1200 is recommended to apply for the scholarship. Any available SAT score will be seen as a useful guide, but it is no longer a requirement. 

#2 - We are extending the submission deadline to Sunday, November 26th at midnight. This gives students an additional two and a half weeks to gather recommendation letters, write their application essays, etc. 

We hope you will encourage your high-performing, ambitious, creative students to apply for the PHS. It is Delta's largest, most comprehensive, most prestigious scholarship. It covers tuition, fees, and books for two full years, and is accompanied by a dedicated support team of advisors, faculty, and staff to help them in their success. There's travel scholarship money, monthly progress check-ins, leadership opportunities, employment opportunities, volunteer/service/social activities, etc. 

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The November 2023 Scholarship Newsletter features 15 Scholarship Programs that will be accepting applications over the next 5 months. Attached is the Scholarship Newsletter in a PDF.

The deadlines range from December 1st, 2023 - April 1st, 2024.

Link to newsletter

Michigan Council of Women in Technology Scholarship

MCWT is excited to announce we are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2024-25 school year! If you are a dedicated and driven individual with a penchant for innovation and a desire to make your mark in the world of computer science, we encourage you to apply.

Applicants must be Michigan residents and US citizens; identify as female; attend a Michigan community college, college, or university; maintain a 2.75 GPA; and be pursuing a computer science-related associate, bachelor's, or graduate degree.

Link to Application

DStreet Music Scholarship

Applicants should submit a written essay not to exceed 500 words expressing their interest and qualifications. Examples of musical accomplishments are also required.

Applicants must be Michigan residents and undergraduates currently enrolled or in the process of enrollment in an accredited college, university, recognized trade school,  or school of music. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

There will be two DStreet Music Foundation Scholarships offered at $1000 each.

The deadline is January 1, 2023

Link to Application

Delta College Scholarships will open December 13th!

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be accepted from December 13, 2023, through February 1, 2024.

Last year, Delta awarded $936,500 to 814 students!

Link to application

Douglas J. Aveda Institute, School of Cosmetology Scholarship

Online applications only, use the link below for more information and scholarship app.

Application deadline is March 1, 2024

Link to application

Horatio Alger Association scholarships for Juniors

600+ Scholarships up to $25,000 Each

The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship for High School Juniors is now open!  


Link to Application

Nathan Weidner Foundation

Nathan Weidner Foundation at Delta College provides $4,000 annually and is renewable. Last year, they awarded 11 scholarships (both first and second year combined).

Students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be a current graduate of a Bay County high school or live in Bay County
  2. Full-time students. (Full-time is defined as 12 credits or more per semester)
  3. Must have a 2.0 grade point average in high school to receive the scholarship for the first year, and a 2.5 grade point average at Delta College to receive the scholarship for the second year.
  4. Preference for students who are not receiving a Pell Grant;

Note: Students will receive this scholarship first before other financial aid or other scholarships are used so that the scholarship recipients do not receive a balance check and the scholarship dollars are only used for tuition, fees, and books.

Students must apply to Delta College first and then will have a username/password to apply for the scholarship.

Deadline is February 1, 2024

Link to Application

Bay County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship


Scholarship Criteria

The Bay County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship is intended to provide a means to reward personal excellence in athletics to high school seniors. Students involved in a Bay County high school athletic program may apply for this scholarship with a monetary value of $750.00.

Applicants receive consideration for this scholarship on the basis of:

1.    2.0 GPA or above;

2.    Citizenship;

3.    High School Athletic Performance


1.    Senior involved in Bay County high school athletics.

2.    Senior letter winner

3.    Senior that correctly completes the application.

4.    The winner must attend, as our guest, the Hall of Fame Banquet in October.

5.    The winner must attend a Bay County High School during their Senior Year.

6.    Be a student of merit, high personal character, and good behavior patterns

Deadline is May 3, 2024


McKinley Baty Memorial Scholarship

This is a one-time $350.00 cash scholarship offered to a Bay City Central Student. Please complete this form and submit it with your essay, transcript, and recommendation letter to Ms. Kim in the Student Service Office no later than March 1, 2024.

Link to application

McAlear-Sawden PAWS Scholarship

Did you attend McAlear Sawden at any point during elementary school?  If so, this scholarship may be for you.

The McAlear-Sawden PAWS Scholarship is intended to recognize students who have embodied McAlear-Sawden PAWS (Proud, Acting responsibly, Working together, being Safe) throughout and beyond their K-12 learning experiences. 

·  Letters of recommendation from one Bay City Public School staff member and one supervisor from your volunteer experience(s).

·  Provide the year(s) that the student attended McAlear-Sawden Elementary.

·  Graduating from Western High School, Central High School, or Eastern High School in the Bay City Public Schools.

·  Minimum 3.0 GPA (must provide a copy of transcripts).

·  Seniors who are planning to continue their education at a 2 year or 4 year college, or a career/technical school.

·  Scholarships will be awarded within the qualifying school year.

·  Complete the five (5) Written Responses and turn in to the principal at McAlear-Sawden Elementary.

·  $1000 - two recipients

Link to Application

Spherion’s Sandy Mazur Excellence in Leadership Scholarship

This is now a $3,000 award (in former years it was $2,500) to a student who meets the criteria and is especially dedicated to serving their community. 

Mid-Michigan can be especially proud of producing outstanding young adults who are going on to achieve some great things in their communities and make a lasting impact in our world! I would love to see this streak continue, and ask you to please distribute this information to students who may be interested in scholarship opportunities. Below you will find a link with the requirements and additional information:

Deadline is April 30, 2024

Link to Application

Maier & Associates Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Please see attached for the criteria to apply for the $1500 scholarship.

Link to application

Work-Based Learning Student of the Year Scholarship

A senior who is eligible for graduation that is currently in a work-based learning experience and been enrolled in work-based learning since beginning of the school year (September 2023). The amount that will be awarded will be at least $500 (maybe closer to $1000)

Deadline is March 15, 2024

Link to Application

Michigan Achievement Scholarships

Students who graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma or certificate of completion or achieved a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after may be eligible for more financial aid from the State of Michigan: 

  • Up to $2,000 if they attend a career training program in Michigan, per year, up to two years
  • Up to $2,750 if they attend a Michigan community college, per year, up to three years
  • Up to $4,000 if they attend a Michigan private college or university, per year, up to five years
  • Up to $5,500 if they attend a Michigan public university or are enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at a Michigan community college, per year, up to five years

Link to Application

Joyce E. Reed Scholarship

Must be going into Veterinary medication or Nursing.

Deadline is April 19, 2024

Link to application

2024 Bay City Morning Rotary Scholarship

The Bay City Morning Rotary Club is funding eight (8) $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to the Bay County high school seniors initiating their secondary education in the fall of 2024 using the weighted criteria described in the student instructional letter. Six (6) recipients will receive $1,000 for pursuing their secondary education in the fall of 2024.

 New to our program, (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students applying to trade schools, and apprenticeships for skilled trades.

Link to Application

J. Russell & Gladys Irene Carmell Scholarship

Application Criteria:

  • U.S. citizens who have resided in the Tri-County (Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties, MI) area for a minimum of four years prior to scholarship application.
  • High school seniors or the previous year graduates*, in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.
  • Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Planning to study and engage in a recognized nursing profession including Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, or Nurse-Anesthetist.

Link to application

SVEC Farm Services Achievement Scholarship

How much is the scholarship?

  • $2000 Achievement Scholarship Winner

  • $1000 Achievement Scholarship Runner-Up

Who is Eligible?

  • Graduating class of 2024

  • Must be pursuing higher education, college, trade school, etc.

  • Must be involved in the horse community.

  • Must reside in Saginaw, Midland, or Bay Counties OR within 35 miles of our facility.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Link to application Info.

Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship

They are awarding 13 one-year scholarships worth $3,500. They will be awarded to:

  • Dependents sons or daughters of owners or full-time employees who will have at least one year of employment at an MRA member business as of January 1, 2024


  • Part-time employees who are full-time students and will have at least six months employment a the MRA member business as of January 1, 2024.

For more information please click the link below. Application deadline is April 1, 2024

Link to application

Lynch and Lynch Construction Scholarship

Must be interested in a Skilled Trades Program.

Applications are due April 28, 2024

Link to application

BCC Booster Club Scholarship

Please see attached for the applications.

Completed applications get returned to Mrs. Graham in room 330.

Applications are due April 12, 2024

Link to applications

Jolt Credit Union’s Monsignor Forbes Scholarship

Online application

Deadline is March 10, 2024

Link to application

Benjamin Strong Scholarship

Please see the attached for criteria.

Deadline is April 19th, 2024

Link to Application

Bay City Association for Academically Talented Scholarship
A $350 scholarship for college expenses for a Bay City Public School graduating senior this year.

Application Requirements:

  • must be a Bay City Public Schools high school senior
  • must have been enrolled for at least 1 year in the BCPS Elementary Gifted & Talented Program (either in the Magnet or Cluster Program)

Application deadline is midnight, May 1, 2024


SchoolHouse Connection Scholarship Program

To be eligible for this $2,500 Scholarship award...

  • You were born on or after June 1, 20004

  • You will be starting college (four year, community college, or trade school) for the first time in the 2025-2026 academic year (not including dual-enrollment courses). This applies to high school juniors or high school seniors planning to take a gap year.

  • You experienced homelessness in the last six years.

Deadline: June 1, 2024

Link to application

Nexteer Automotive Generation Next Embedded Coding Scholarship

Nexteer Automotive is offering scholarship opportunities for students graduating this year and next year, for more information click on the link below.

Deadline is May 15th

Link to application info