Category Archives: Scholarship of the Week

We will try to post a new scholarship every week here on the Building a Better World blog. We will do our best to make the scholarship local or state, so as to increase your chances to be selected. We will provide links and information on each of the scholarships.

Lowes Scholarships / 50 for $5000 / 140 for $2500 / $700,000 Total

190 Scholarships from Lowe’s.  $700,000 in Scholarships.  Selection revolves around applicant’s leadership abilities, academic achievement, and service to the  community.  Go here for more information.

Deadline February 28, 2013.


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GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program $10,000

Scholarship “of the week” posted here December 4, 2012.

Deadline for submission January 10, 2013.

I like this scholarship for Oakridge for a number of reasons.  One – the Program selects numerous recipients (not just a couple.)  Two – it is renewable.  So it could continue with you through college.  Three –  it can be used for anything (tuition, board, books).  Four – It is needs based and a lot of you will qualify.  Check with me if you think you do.  Finally, it’s about leadership, drive, and integrity.  Qualities that I know many Oakridge seniors exhibit on a daily basis.

Scholarship Synopsis:

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study only, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • demonstrate financial need;
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be high school seniors attending high school in the United States and graduating in winter 2012 or spring 2013; and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2013-2014 academic year.


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Three More “Oakridge Only” Coming Around the Corner

Hey kids there’s still a lot of money out there.  Three “OHS only” scholarships are due up in the next two weeks.

#1 – April 27Rich McCarthy Scholarship – $1000

#2 – May 1 – Building A Better World Scholarship – ($3000)  three separate $1000

#3 – May 4 – Oakridge Alumni Scholarship – $250

Don’t drool your way to the end of the school year just yet…there’s money to be had!


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$1000 Rich McCarthy Oakridge Scholarship – Deadline April 27

The Rich McCarthy Oakridge Scholarship is currently a one-time $1000 award, available each year for a graduating senior from Oakridge High School.  To qualify, a candidate must exhibit demonstrated academic ability and a strong motivation to succeed and to pursue higher education.

Please go here for the application.

The Deadline to apply is April 27.

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2012 Rotary Scholarship Deadline Extended to April 12

Muskegon Rotary Club Scholarship 2012

Rotary Application in Word.doc

Take a look!  The deadline has been extended Thursday April 12 @ 12:00 noon.

The Muskegon Rotary Club is pleased to announce the Allen G. Umbreit Memorial/William L. Austin Scholarship Program for 2012. The scholarship is sponsored by the Muskegon Rotary Club for students in the Muskegon metropolitan area planning to attend Baker College of Muskegon or Muskegon Community College.

Scholarships are available for two (2) years for a total of $1,000; $500 for 2012-13 and $500 for 2013-14 for full-time attendance at either local college. The scholarship may be applied to tuition, instructional fees, books, and supplies.

Candidates, be aware that these forms constitute your only application material. There are no personal interviews conducted. Your APPLICATION statement should reflect your best attempt to demonstrate: 1) involvement in service “above self” school and community activities; 2) work experience; 3) goals; 4) academic background and; 4) any special need/consideration that might support your application. The recommendation letter and application should be typed as the quality of the application will also be considered in making the awards.

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