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Outside Scholarships

GILMAN-MCCAIN SCHOLARSHIP for Children of Active Duty Military Personnel

The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship).  A congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona.  With the support of the U.S. Congress, this scholarship honors the Senator's legacy of public service by enabling children of active duty military to develop the leadership and career readiness skills and global perspective to pursue careers of service and contribute to preserving the principles and alliances that are critical to an international order based on the rule of law, human rights, and democracy. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply on line, please go to  Award amount up to $5,000.  Deadline: October 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm Central Time.


The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that students studying or interning abroad may now apply to the first cycle of the Gilman application.  Essentially, students whose study abroad or internship programs start between December 2019 and October 2020 are eligible to apply for Gilman Scholarships during Cycle 1.  The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions).  Additional information along with the application is available online at: October 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

THE AFWA (Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance) GRAND RAPIDS CHAPTER 

The deadline for the AFWA scholarship has been extended to November 30, 2019.  The purpose of this scholarship is to support the costs of attending 3rd, 4th, or 5th year towards an accounting or finance degree.  Scholarship awards are presented to students who have completed their sophomore year of college (or 60 semester hours or the equivalent) by the time of the application deadline and are majoring in accounting or finance.  Candidates must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.  Scholarship candidates will be reviewed on leadership, character, communication skills, scholastic average and financial need.  Please pick up an application in the Financial Aid Office, Hruby Hall, lower level. Deadline is November 30, 2019.


The Fremont Area Community Foundation has scholarships available for Adult students who reside in Newaygo County, MI or are residents of a Newaygo County-based school district. For purposes of scholarship awards, the Community Foundation defines adult students as individuals who have been out of high school for at least two years and/or have a gap in their postsecondary education. Adult student scholarship applications are accepted year-round, and scholarships are awarded while funds remain available. For the online application, please go to: For any questions you may have, please contact Robin Cowles at 231.924.5350 or email her at Applications will be approved or denied by the last day of the month following submission. 


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