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Scholarship Bulletin

Many applications are available online. Refer to the individual scholarships below. Click on the name of the scholarship listed below to get more information.

Scholarship Index

List of 18 frequently asked questions.

  • Michigan State University Livingston County Spartans Textbook Scholarship

    The Livingston County Spartans offer an annual $1000 Textbook Scholarship to high school seniors who reside in Livingston County and have been accepted and plan to attend MSU for the 2022-2023 school year.

    Applications must be emailed-
    Date TBD (March 2022) https://www.livingstoncountyspartans.com/scholarship-application-info/





     
     
  • University of Michigan Dearborn
    Alumni Legacy Scholarship Application

    Scholarship Criteria
    • Applicants must have a relationship to a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn (i.e. you are a child, sibling, grandchild, spouse, stepchild, niece, nephew, or cousin).  This must be confirmed by the Office of Alumni Engagement before a candidate is entered into the applicant pool.
    • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
    • Applicants must be accepted into a degree program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
    • Applicants must demonstrate sustained activity and/or achievements in academic, extracurricular, community and/or leadership activities.
    • Applicants must be an incoming freshman with a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    The deadline for the 2022-23 Alumni Legacy Scholarship application process is March 7, 2022. 
    Stop by Guidance Office for application.
     
  • MACAC Maggie Miller Scholarship

    MACAC (Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling) is offering a non-renewable scholarship. The minimum amount awarded will be $500. Catholic Central may submit up to two (2) applications, for eligibility criteria and application, please see your Counselor.
    • DEADLINE: Application and essay or video must be submitted to your Counselor by March 15, 2022.
    DO NOT SUBMIT, it must be submitted by the high school counselor.
  • Community Financial Scholarship

    Community Financial Scholarship will be awarding twenty (20) $1,500 scholarships in April 2022.

    Scholarship Criteria:

    -Student must demonstrate the credit union's "People Helping People" philosophy
    -Student must be enrolled or anticipate enrollment in an accredited institution for Fall 2022.
    -The applicant must have their own personal Community Financial account opened on or before September 11th, 2021


    For complete Community Financial Scholarship guidelines, visit cfcu.org/scholarships

    Applications must include:
    -Application completed online
    -Transcript
    -One letter of recommendation
    -Provide the last 4 digits of CF account number

    Deadline: 

    Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Kelsey's Law Distracted Driving Scholarship

    Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Scholarship Award Amounts

    • Overall Best Submission: $2,000
    • Best Video Submission: $1,500
    • Best Graphic Submission: $1,000
    • Best Tweet Submission: $500
    *Limit one type of submission per student

    https://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/kelseys-law/#REG

    Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship awards will be applied toward tuition at any university, college or technical school in the U.S. for higher education. Funds will be sent directly to the school within one year of the scholarship deadline.

    Who may apply:
    • Open to 11th and 12th grade students (Class of 2022 and 2023) attending any public or private Michigan high school (finalists will be required to provide proof of enrollment with a student I.D. or transcript).
    • Applicant must be a Michigan resident with a valid Michigan driver’s license.
    • If under the age of 18 by April 15, 2022, a parental consent form must be signed by a parent or guardian if you are selected as a finalist.
    Deadline to apply online: March 31, 2022.
    Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship winners will be announced in April, 2022 to coincide with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
  • Del Papa-Grimaldi-Gabriele Endowment Fund Scholarship

    The Del Papa-Grimaldi-Gabriele Endowment Fund Scholarship is offered through the Archdiocese of Detroit Endowment Foundation. The fund will provide one or more scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year for high school seniors and one or more for first-year college students. Each award will be approximately $2000.

    Criteria and requirements:
    1. Demonstrate good moral character, trustworthiness, and willingness to work to support themselves and others
    2. Demonstrate financial need
    3. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    4. Must reside within the Archdiocese of Detroit
    5. The Award Committee is especially interested in the applicant’s “Aspiration Goals” essay.
    6. Official transcript and two (2) letters of recommendation are also required.

    APPLICATIONS: The application form is available at:
    https://hcc-aod-schools.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/Del-Papa-Scholarship-App-2021.pdf


    DEADLINE: All applications must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2022.

    All applications should be sent to the:
     
    Archdiocese of Detroit
    Department of Stewardship and Grants Management
    12 State Street
    Detroit, MI 48226
    Attention: Terry Kach 

    Applications may also be scanned and emailed to kach.terry@aod.org by the deadline.
  • AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol Scholarship

    Two $2500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who served as AAA School Safety Patrol members in Michigan. Students must submit documentation of AAA School Safety Patrol participation, good academic standing and a strong record of participation in the community and extra-curricular activities. Please review the guidelines and requirements as listed on the application. Each high school can submit one (1) application, and a faculty committee will determine the one applicant who best qualifies from Catholic Central.

    • DEADLINE: Completed applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office by March 1, 2022, for consideration. 
  • Michigan State University Alumni Club of Oakland County Scholarship

    A $2000 nonrenewable scholarship is available to Oakland County High School Seniors who have been accepted for study and plan to attend MSU for the 2022-2023 school year. The alumni board weighs grades, test scores, recommendations, comments made by the student and his counselor as well as a personal interview. Applicants should have at least a 3.5 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale. Financial need is not a requirement.
    • APPLICATIONS:

      Students who wish to apply for the Michigan State University Oakland Spartans Scholarship may obtain a copy of the scholarship form from their counselor.  

      You may wish to download the application.  However, the high school must furnish the appropriate transcripts and test scores. Also, the student must already have been accepted to Michigan State University for the 2022-2023 academic year.
    • DEADLINE: Your counselor must return your application with your transcript:  Applications must be submitted to your Counselor by March 25, 2022.
  • Community Foundation Scholarships

    All high school students in southeast Michigan are encouraged to submit an application to our scholarship funds.
    The Community Foundation manages more than 20 scholarship funds directly through our single-step online application process. Every student in southeast Michigan is eligible for at least one of our scholarship funds, but many students are eligible for multiple funds.

    • APPLICATIONS: Detailed information about each scholarship and the application are available at https://cfsem.org/Scholarships/
    • DEADLINE:
      February 15, 2022: Registration deadline! Registrations will not be accepted beyond February 15 at 5 p.m. EST.
      March 15, 2022: Application deadline 5 p.m. EST.
      Questions? Contact 313.961.6675 or scholarships@cfsem.org
  • University of Michigan Club of Greater Northville Scholarships

    8 scholarships in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to high school seniors who have been admitted to and will be attending the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint. To be eligible, the student must reside in a community within the assigned zip code areas. A list of the assigned zip areas is available in the Guidance Office.
  • Reginald L. Tucker Scholarship

    The Reginald L. Tucker Scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Reginald L. Tucker, Catholic Central Class of 1973. The Scholarship is awarded to a senior entering college who best demonstrates Reggie's qualities of scholarship, leadership, and spirit. After graduating from Catholic Central High School, Reggie Tucker earned his B.A. degree at Yale University in 1977 and his J.D. degree at the University of Michigan in 1980. At the time of his death in 1984, he was practicing law in Chicago. He distinguished himself as a student and a lawyer and touched many with his vibrant personality. The scholarship consists of a one-time, $4,000 stipend. Selection of the scholarship's recipient is made by a committee consisting of members of the founders and trustees of the scholarship.
    • APPLICATION: Please type and print the application, which can be found in the attached file. You may attach additional pages if necessary, but there is no need to go beyond the space provided. Essays MUST be proofed prior to submitting! In addition, please attach a copy of your transcript which you can request from your Counselor. You must also submit 2 Letters of Recommendation, at least one of which must be from a faculty member.
    • DEADLINE: The application and all supporting documents must be submitted to Mrs. Jung by February 10, 2022.
  • Edward Siwik Residential Scholarship

    The Edward Siwik Residential Scholarship is in remembrance of Edward Siwik, a graduate of Catholic Central High School and a student at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, who was a victim of a fatal shooting incident on April 17, 1981 in Bursley Hall on the North Campus of the University. As a living memorial to Edward Siwik, fellow students and staff members at Bursley Hall and elsewhere in the University created a scholarship to be given out annually. The minimum scholarship is $500 (non-renewable) and will be applied toward housing at U of M.
    • APPLICATION: Scholarship candidates must be accepted and plan to attend the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. All applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or less answering the question, "What does the Edward Siwik Residential Scholarship mean to me?"
    • DEADLINE: Essays must be submitted to Mrs. Carol Jung in the Guidance Department TBD
  • Chapter 113 Experimental Aircraft Association 2021 Aviation Studies Scholarship

    Up to two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from local area high schools pursuing a career in Aviation or Flight Training. Candidates should be currently accepted to a college, university, or trade school majoring in aviation-related studies or in an approved flight school. All applicants MUST exhibit a passion for aviation!
    • APPLICATIONS: Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.eaa113.org.
    • DEADLINE: The application, essay, and 2 letters of recommendation must be received no later than March 31, 2021.
  • PB & J Scholarship

    The PB & J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

    Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

    --medical issues
    --peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
    --family issues, divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.

    When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply: this scholarship is meant to be inclusive.

    Applicants will be evaluated based on their essay and letters of recommendation. There is not a GPA requirement. Please note: letters of recommendation must directly reference the student's challenges

    Awards up to $1,000
    Deadline: May 31, 2022
  • St.Brigid Hibernian Scholarship Program

    Qualifications:
    1. Be a practicing Roman Catholic, who is Irish or of Irish descent through either parent or who is legally adopted by such.
    2. Be between 17 and 23 years of ageNever have been married and is childless.
    3. Have completed the official Biographical form and submit a $20.00 entry fee along with it.
    4. Have submitted all entry forms by Friday, February 11, 2022, to the chairperson: Maureen Kelly – 16560 Levan, Livonia, MI 48154. 313.475.7405.
    5. Appear before the committee for an interview on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the AOH Hall. Program is Saturday, February 19, 2022
    6. If you are selected, you are expected to appear at the 2022 events (* events are mandatory)


    All entry forms are to be submitted by February 11, 2022, to the chairperson:
    Maureen Kelly
    16560 Levan
    Livonia, MI 48154


    Deadline: 
    February 11, 2022
  • AES Engineers Scholarship

    AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the submitted essays. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

    Amount of award: $500
    • APPLICATIONS: For criteria, instructions, and to submit your essay, go to scholarships@aesengineers.com.
    • DEADLINE: October 8, 2022
  • American Legion Scholarship Program

    The American Legion offers a variety of scholarship opportunities.
    • APPLICATIONS: All applications and relative materials are available for downloading from the Programs, Scholarships or Form Links on the American Legion Website, https://michiganlegion.org/scholarships/
    • DEADLINE: Varies
  • University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit

    The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit is sponsoring 12 unique scholarship opportunities for quality citizen-students who will be incoming Freshmen in the Fall of 2022 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
    1. GPA (unweighted) of 3.8
    2. ACT: Minimum Composite score of 31 
    3. SAT: Minimum score of 1430
    4. Top 1% of your graduating class
    • Application Deadline: The entire online application must be completed and submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022. 

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