Scholarships Available

Welcome to the Jefferson High School Scholarship page.  Scholarships are placed on this page in order of deadlines.  The majority of the scholarships have links to the applications.  Some applications are also located across from the counseling offices.  Be sure to read the requirements for each scholarship to ensure that you are eligible to apply for them.  
You will need to apply for admission to attend MCCC before you can apply for scholarships. If you have never signed into the MCCC scholarship website before, you will sign up with your MCCC email to complete your General Application. Once you complete the General Application, you will be auto-matched with the scholarships that you meet the basic criteria. Please keep in mind that recommended does not constitute qualified and qualifying for any scholarship does not guarantee you will receive the scholarship.
There are lots of scholarship opportunities out there, but it can be hard to know where to start looking. Some might even find it too intimidating to begin looking at all! That’s where we come in. We at Colleges of Distinction have compiled a list of scholarships for 2020 to help get the ball rolling. 
The goal of the Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG) is to help students pay for college and provide a "one-stop-shop" for students.
The American Legion Department of Michigan is offering several scholarships throughout the year, Please click on the link for more information.
The majority of the scholarship applications are linked to a single universal application with the deadline of February 11, 2020. This new application not only decreases the redundancy of completing multiple applications, but it also matches applicants to opportunities they may be eligible for. No more searching and reading through endless criteria. Visit this link for more information. 
The community foundation of Monroe County offers over 120 Scholarships yearly to Monroe County residents.  Click on the link to sign-up for notifications about when the applications open. 


**The deadline to register for the scholarship portal is February 15, 2020. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.**

College Board Scholarships
           Complete the FASFA
Closes February 2020

Students complete the FAFSA® form to apply for financial aid. Students must provide a screenshot of their FAFSA confirmation email if selected for the

scholarship (undocumented and international students are exempt).


          Apply to Colleges

Closes February 2020

Students need to  apply to at least two colleges they want to attend and ensure they submit the names of the colleges to earn an entry for the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Dependent of MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing.
  • Graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit. (Diploma must be received in the year of application.)
  • Will attend or is currently an undergraduate student of a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license. Those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit–Mercy; Adrian College; Finlandia University; and Albion College. (The aforementioned private institutions are existing local MEA affiliates.)
  • Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible.
    (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member in good standing).
  • The scholarship will not be awarded for the purpose of working on a post-baccalaureate degree.
  • Student sends in all documents (the high school does not send in this application)
Through our scholarship program, the Community Choice Foundation empowers local students to achieve their dreams while remaining in Michigan. When a student receives financial support they are pledging to use their education to Give Big™ in Michigan by living and working here after graduating or completing their vocational training.
The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation offers a $2,000, non-renewable scholarship to Michigan high school graduating seniors. Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks, whose historic stand against racial prejudice in 1955 brought her national recognition.  The Foundation was established in 1980 to provide equal-opportunity scholarships to Michigan high school seniors.
This scholarship consists of three, one-time, $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded yearly for students in the ninth to twelfth grade. The scholarship will be paid directly to the school of your choice and applied to the following school year tuition.
Dr. Lupini has been running his scholarship program over 20 years in order to promote higher education within the community that has supported his career. The Scholarship Program offers the opportunity to support the college costs for graduating high school students.Two $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduating seniors from the local area. The scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, fees, housing, or related school expenses.

The Detroit Section of the Society of Women Engineers  Deadline: March 1, 2020

Students must fill out the application.

The Detroit Section of the Society of Women Engineers annually recognizes high school women who have shown exemplary abilities in areas such as leadership, academics, and community activities. 


SWE Detroit annually awards scholarships to exceptional high school senior women who intend to pursue a college degree in engineering. 

  • The enclosed scholarship application must be filled out by the student and postmarked or e-mailed by March 1, 2020
  • SWE, at a national level, also has many scholarships for outstanding high school female students.  This application form can be found on the National SWE website:


The Thrift Shop Association of Monroe (Deadline: March 12, 2020)
The Monroe Thrift Shop Association offers the opportunity to apply for a one-time only scholarship to all graduating seniors of Monroe County High Schools and Monroe County home-schooled graduating seniors.  The objective of this scholarship is to help provide post-secondary training for a young man or young woman who shows promise in terms of general aptitudes and personal qualities. See your counselor for an application. 
Swan Creek Garden Club Scholarship (Deadline: March 15, 2020)
Swan Creek Garden Club is offering up to $1000 scholarship to a high school student interested in continuing their education in an area related to horticulture/agriculture. Scholarship application must post-marked by March 15th and sent to Swan Creek Garden Club.  See Mrs. Fowler for an application if interested. 
Apply for one of our three $2,500 scholarships! Scholarships are offered to AOCU youth members, local area graduating seniors and adults that are furthering their educations by returning to school. Get the details and your applications on the link above. 
The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) will be awarding 24 scholarships ranging from $1,000-$1,500.  The awards are not based on financial need. To be eligible, the student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of the MRA.  Use the link to apply. 
Credit Union ONE Scholarship (Deadline: April 1, 2020)
  • Complete 30 or more hours of documented, qualified community service during Junior/Senior year of high school ending April 1, 2020**
  • Be a 2020 graduating high school senior
  • Be a Member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of 6 months (in good standing)***
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Plan to enroll in, beginning in the fall of 2020, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school
Local Scholarships for Jefferson High School Students (April 3, 2020)
Local scholarship applications are now available.  All local scholarship application are due to Mrs. Fowler or Mrs. Przygodski no later than April 3, 2020.  These scholarships will be awarded at Senior Awards night.  You can apply by clicking the PDF file below for application, or pick up an application outside the counseling offices. Please be sure to check the requirements for the scholarships before applying.  See your counselor if you have any questions.
At the Bill of Rights Institute, we love to ask challenging questions. We also love to reward students who rise to the challenge by tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. For this year's We the Students Essay Contest, we are challenging students to tell us what civil discourse means to them. The students who provide the most thoughtful, meaningful responses to this question will receive scholarship awards of up to $7,500. A total of fourteen students will receive scholarship prizes totaling $20,000.
Monroe County Fair Scholarships (Deadline April 17, 2020)
See flyers for requirement and application information.
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.
Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and plan on attending a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2019 in the US or Canada are eligible for this $500 scholarship.
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.

Students are able to apply for our $2,000 scholarship which can be used towards tuition for their next semester at college. All drawings will be done early August each year after submission deadlines have passed. All interested students will be required to write a short essay about their opinion on how Minecraft can be a positive influence within their education and career development. Minecraft has been used in many different facets of education and we want to know how you believe that the game can be further utilized to enhance learning and development. We are interested in hearing your thoughts and experiences about how this amazing game that we love can be much more than just a game.

Announcing the 4th annual Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship for Michigan high school juniors and seniors.  A total of $5,000 in college scholarships will be awarded in October among 4 winning student submissions throughout the state. High school juniors and seniors are eligible.
Additional Sites to Check for Scholarships
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed