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 available in the counseling offices.  Be sure to read the requirements for each scholarship to ensure that you are eligible to apply for them.  
This scholarship program honors the legacy of Lloyd F. Hutt – teacher and founder of LMCU. Each year, LMCU establishes a prompt for high school seniors to write about in the form of an essay and award twenty (20) $2,000 scholarships. 
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. 


**Applications will open December 1, 2022. The deadline to apply February 21, 2023. .**


Monroe Community Credit Union is proud to offer five $1,000 scholarships to anyone pursuing post-secondary education at a community college, university, or trade school. These one-time, non-renewable scholarships are our way of supporting and investing in the future leaders of our community. As a locally-focused credit union, we value and are committed to supporting the education and development of our neighbors. Don't miss this opportunity to receive financial assistance for your educational goals. Apply now and take the first step towards your bright future!

If you are planning on going to Monroe County Community College and you have been accepted to the college you can apply for scholarships starting December 1, 2022.

Monroe County Community College offers many scholarship opportunities to students. There are a variety of scholarships available, so we encourage all students to apply. When applying for scholarships that require the student to have financial need, he/she must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), outlined on the How to Apply page. 

Are you interested in a career in Cosmetology? Are you a high school senior with a passion for the beauty industry? Are you always admiring the color and haircuts on those around you?  This scholarship can be used for a 2023 Cosmetology Program at Douglas J Aveda Institute.


A total of 12 college scholarships at $1,000 each (a total of $12,000) will be awarded throughout the communities Directions serves. Students are encouraged to submit their applications now through March 18, 2023. Be sure to read all of the requirements on the scholarship before applying.


Jefferson Community Scholarships (Deadline: March 24th, 2023)
Below are the list and applications of local scholarships that will be offered this year to students at Jefferson High School.  You may either print off the PDF application or pick one up in the counseling office.  All scholarships are due March 24th, 2023 (last day before spring break).  No late applications will be accepted.  Be sure to read all of the requirements on the scholarships before filling out the application.   
At LinkedIn, one of our core values is to “Dream big, get things done, and know how to have fun.” The Possibilities in Tech Scholarship supports the big dreams of future talent from backgrounds who have been historically underrepresented in the technology industry. The scholarship will provide financial and development assistance to students entering the field of Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Check out all the detail of this scholarship in the link.
Arlene Walsh Memorial Scholarship Fund  (Deadline: March 30, 2023)
The Physicians of ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital have established a scholarship fund directed toward a Monroe County graduating high school senior who is pursuing higher education in a medically related field. The scholarship is $2,000 to $2,500 and will be directed toward the applicants' college to help defer tuition costs. Applications are available in the high school counselor's office or in the PDF below.
Advantage One Credit Union is now accepting applications for the Ronald Stamper Memorial Scholarship. We offer this $2,500 scholarship to local area graduating seniors and does not require membership in the credit union.
All applications must be submitted online by March 31, 2023. Late application submissions will not be accepted.
Announcing 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 April among 4 winning student submissions throughout the state. High school juniors and seniors are eligible.
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 Thrift Shop Association of Monroe Scholarship (Deadline: April 1, 2023 4:00 P.M.)
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. Be sure to follow the criteria listed on the application. Copies of the application are available in the High School Counseling Office, or you can print the attached copy. 
Michigan Retailers Foundation, established in 1968, provides college scholarships annually to benefit retailers and their employees and families. The foundation is a nonprofit educational organization established by Michigan Retailers Association (MRA). To be eligible, the student applicant or a parent or guardian must work at a business that is a member of MRA. Twelve awards worth $3,500 will be given out in 2023. Click the link above for more information and to apply.
Below are 5 different opportunities provided by the Monroe County Fair.  Three of them have specific area of study criteria to apply.  Be sure to read all of the requirements. You can also check out the Monroe County Fair website by clicking the link above.
Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and plan on attending a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2023 in the US or Canada are eligible for this $500 scholarship.
The Michigan Sheriffs’ Association Criminal Justice Scholarship was created to provide support to young adults who aspire to further their education and develop a knowledge in Criminal Justice at a College or University in Michigan. Nominations can only be made by a member of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association. Talk to Deputy Harvey or another Sheriffs' Association member about getting nominated and check out the Michigan Sheriffs' Association website.

Monroe County Farm Bureau is again committed to providing three $750 scholarships to students from our community studying agriculture.  The Betty Bliss Scholarship, Dale Lynn Mason Scholarship, and Young Farmer Memorial Scholarship will be awarded this May and local students are encouraged to apply. To qualify for these scholarships, students must be a high school senior or enrolled in post-secondary education pursuing a career related to agriculture. Farm Bureau membership is not a requirement for selection, but we always encourage membership in the Young Farmer Committee. You can access the application and get more information by visiting the Farm Bureau Scholarships webpage.


Each year the Monroe County Radio Communications Association awards a scholarship to one lucky high school graduate who excels in the field of electronics, electrical engineering, or computer science. The scholarship is awarded based on need and merit. The "Chuck Dewilde Memorial Scholarship" is named after Charles Dewilde, an amateur radio operator with the callsign, K8LYY. He was born, raised, and spent his entire life in the Monroe area. More information and requirements are available in the link above and in the attachment below.
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.
MI Student Aid provides a "one-stop-shop" for students to file FAFSA, create a MiSSG (Student Scholarships and Grants) student portal, research student loan resources, and find information about Michigan financial aid programs.
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 2023 to help get the ball rolling. 
The American Legion Department of Michigan is offering several scholarships throughout the year, Please click on the link for more information.
Various scholarships for 2023-2024 are posted. 
Big Future Scholarships
           Complete the FASFA
Closes February 2023

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 2023

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.

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