Scholarship Information

School Counselor: Carrie Gray

A few basic scholarship websites:  

This is a great site for our current Juniors who will be attending college in Fall 2019:

Slack Foundation Scholarship D.J. Slack & Margery C. Slack Educational Foundation Slack Scholarship Application
 Coach McDonald Memorial Scholarship  April 1st, 2018

Candidates must be an athlete and receiving a diploma from Buckley.

Coach McDonald Scholarship form (1)

The Paul and Frances B Johnson Foundation Scholarship May 15, 2018 Johnson Foundation Scholarship
Marie Guyton Leadership Scholarship March 18, 2017 Information
Amvets 5/1/18 AMVETS Scholarship
Buckley Alumni Scholarship 4/30/18 Buckley Alumni Scholarship
American Legion-Department of MI   Varies
Several awards in different amounts 
Walmart   Varies Various scholarships offered. Apply at
Scholarship America Varies

Various Scholarships offered through Scholarship America.  Follow links through

Open Scholarships




 5/2/18  Baybush Scholarship
CMU Alumni Gold Scholarhip March, 2018 Must be enrolled at CMU and be a child or grandchild of someone who has graduated from CMU.  Please apply at
The Northwest Michigan County Farm Bureau- In Memory of Frank Lipinski  March 15, 2018
                                                    Preference given to NW Michigan County Farm Bureau Members, or residents of Grand Traverse and Leelanau County Preference given to students pursuing a degree in the agriculture related field. Scholarship will be awarded after completed semester and transcript is received with a 2.0 or better GPA to the NW County Farm Bureau. The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation and two references.
Community Foundation Regional Scholarships  March 1,2018

 Various regional scholarships listed.  Check eligibility criteria for each one.

American Legion Auxiliary: Children of Warriors National Presidency March 1, 2018
$2500-$3500 Eligibility: Child or grandchild of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Criteria: 50 hours of community volunteer service, financial need.  Applications at:
 Lion’s Club of Mesick Scholarship  4/15/18

 Lions Club of Mesick

Lion’s Club of Mesick 2

American Legion Auxiliary:  Medical Career Scholarship

March 15,


$500 Eligibility: Child or grandchild of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Criteria: Financial Need.  Applications at:
Michigan Assoc of Timbermen Varies
$500-1000 Applications will only be accepted from applicants that have chosen a natural resources field of study.  Apps in the Counseling Office
Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation March 1, 2018
$2500 Interested in a career in the printing industry; preparing to engage in a course of study in a printing program.  MI resident, 2.0 GPA. Applications at:
Rosa Parks March 1, 2018 $2,000 non-renewable  or
Grand Traverse Area MSU Alumni Club Scholarship   March 2, 2018 GTA Spartans Scholarship, 2018
 Wexford County Republican Party Essay Contest  March   31, 2018

 Essay Contest Application

Updated Wexford County Republican Party

 GTA Retired School Personnel  3/2/18

 Academic and Vocational scholarships awarded. Application information available in through

GTA Retired School Personnel

 Scholarships for Minority Students  Varies
 Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities  Varies
Zonta Club of Leelanau County Young Women in Public Affairs Award  4/1/2017 The Zonta Club of Leelanau County is seeking candidates for the “Young Women in Public Affairs” awards program.  There are three awards available and are available to any young woman who is a Leelanau County resident and will be a June 2017 high school graduate.  Applicants must attend college/technical school during the 2016-2017 school year. Deadline is . For more information visit 
Career Tech Center Academic Scholarship 

 March 16,


Students who are attending college or other types of technical training following high school. 
Attended CTC for the full 2017-2018 school year

Applications found online at 

Korean War Veterans Association Scholarship  5/15/17 For Senior class members who want to continue their education beyond high school. Essay required. Eligibility and application are located on Chapter 38 KWVA webpage 
COPAS of Michigan  March 31,        2018  Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) is awarding a scholarship to a senior who are attending a Michigan College or University in the fall. Must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA and be majoring in Accounting, Finance or Petroleum Technology.  Follow link
 Grand Traverse Area U of M Club  4/2/2018

Must be enrolled full time at U of M to receive this scholarship.

UofM Alumni Association of Grand Traverse

John Luttig Scholarship for Lawrence Tech University  March 31, 2018  For high school student pursuing an architectural degree at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Student must have a confirmed acceptance to Lawrence Tech with a minimum high school GPA od 3.25. Scholarship can be found through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation at

Michigan Retailers Association   April 1, 2018  MRA will award at least 34 scholarships that are not based on financial needs. Student or his/her parents must be employed at a business that is a member of the MRA. Check with employer. Applications can be found at under the member benefits tab, then scholarship program or call MRA at 1-800-366-3699.
 Credit Union One William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship  April 1, 2018
30 or more hours of community service. family member belongs to credit union with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Visit

NMC- W.R. Angell Scholarship & Peta Williams memorial Scholarship   April 4, 2018    

Offers scholarships to students who demonstrate a strong scholastic ability and interest in the sciences. Selection criteria for prospective first year college students require a minimum 3.0 GPA and enrollment at NMC as a science major.

W.R. Angell Scholarship and Peta Williams Memorial Scholarships

Cherryland Electric Cooperative Scholarship   April 6,         2018 High school seniors whose parents or guardians who receive electric service from Cherryland Electric. Based on academic, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement. Minimum GPA of 2.75. To continue receiving the scholarship over 4 years, college course load must equal 12 credits per term with a 2.50 GPA.

Applications can be found in the Counseling Office as well as online at
Michigan Emergency Management Association   April 15, 2017  Students who will be enrolling in Emergency Management or currently enrolled in a Public Safety degree area. Student must carry a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must be a Michigan state resident or graduate. Applications found at 
 Teacher Scholarship  May 4, 2018  APPLICTION FOR TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP
Leelanau County Prospectors Club   April 16, 2017 The Leelanau County Prospectors Club is offering four scholarships to graduating Seniors who are residents of Leelanau County.  Individual interviews will be conducted if chosen by committee.
Bay Area Desk & Derrick Club of Michigan   April 22, 2017  Invites all high school Seniors and college students who will be attending a college/ university in the Fall. Degree must be related to petroleum, energy, or any allied industry or someone who is currently working in above industries. Information can be found at  
MEA 15-B Coordinating Council Scholarship   Feb. 23,         2018  Awarding (6) $300 scholarships; 3 will be given to a child or depended of a 15-B Support Staff (ESP) Bargaining unit member and 3 will be given to a child or depended of a 15-B Teacher (EA) Bargaining Unit member.  See counselor for application.

Michigan Masonic May 1, 2017 Michigan Masonic  See link application
AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol  4/11/2018 School Safety Patrol participation in elementary or middle school with documented proof from AAA, academic achievement and community involvement.
MASPA- Minority Teacher Education Scholarship  May 1, 2017 Awarded to seniors who are members of a minority ethnic group and who plan to earn a degree in teaching. Applicants are selected solely on high school academic achievement, ACT/SAT scores, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation. Found in Counseling Office. 
Lake Ann Lion’s Club Scholarship  May 1, 2017  Awarded to seniors who will have a full time student status at a Michigan College or University with financial needs.

Applications can be found in the Counseling Office or contact committee chairman, Clinton Tooley at 231-275-7283
 College Scholarships for Asian/Pacific Islander Students  Varies
 Baker College Scholarships  May, 2018  Visit All potential Baker College students may fill out the scholarships online.  If more information is needed contact or(855) 487-7888.
Ellsworth Farmers Exchange Scholarship  May 8, 2017
Eligible candidates must be a family member of a cooperative stockholder and must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are seeking a degree in an agricultural related field of study.  
NW Michigan Country Farm Bureau Scholarship in Memory of Frank Lipinski May 10, 2017 Preference given to NW County Farm Bureau Members, or residents of Grand Traverse and Leelanau County. Students with a 2.0 or better GPA, who are pursuing a degree in the agriculture field.

Rotary Club of Traverse Bay Twilight  June 15, 2017 Applicants are asked to apply by applications found in the Counseling Office as well as submitting a short essay. The essay is not to exceed 500 words and should explain their interpretation of the Rotary Motto “Service Above Self” and how they have demonstrated this ethic during their high school years.
 Big Sun Scholarship      June 19, 2018
 The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.
500-1,000 Word Essay answering these questions:
1. How did your participation in sports during your HS years influence you?
2. Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
3. Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Please visit our website at to learn how to apply! Send to





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