Scholarships Requiring a 3.0 GPA or Higher

American Association of University Women ($2,000)

The American Association of University Women - Midland Branch Scholarships provide annual awards for higher education to women residing in Midland County. Two different scholarships are offered:

Graduating Senior Women - The successful applicant must graduate from a high school under the jurisdiction of the MCESA (Midland County Educational Service Agency) or be a Midland County resident graduating from high school in the year of the award. The applicant must be a female with a cumulative, unweighted 3.0 GPA or better.  The award is based on a combination of merit and need.  The essay for this scholarship should describe how this award will help the applicant attain her educational goals and her potential contribution to society.  It may include such topics as career choice and reasons for that choice, involvement in school and community activities plus any special needs to be considered.  Awardee must intend to pursue her education full time in the year following the award and be working toward a baccalaureate degree.  Please include the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) page of your completed FAFSA.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Woman in Transition:  This scholarship will be awarded to a Midland County woman who has had a delay or interruption in education beyond high school and who wishes to work toward a baccalaureate or higher degree.  Applicant could also already have a baccalaureate degree and be returning to college for re-education with a specific career goal in mind.  A "delay" is any amount of time beyond one year after completion of secondary education.  An "interruption" is equal to two full semester or more en route to a baccalaureate or higher degree.  The scholarship is based on a combination of merit, need, and potential contribution to society.  Please include the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) page of your completed FAFSA.  The essay for this scholarship should describe career goals, reasons for applying for this scholarship, activities or studies in the past five years and expand on potential contributions to society.  A previous recipient may reapply for a second year if a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better is achieved during the first year.  This award must be used in the academic year following the announcement of the recipient.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Roger Jennings Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduate of Midland High School or Dow High School with a grade point average of 3.0 of better who is pursuing a bachelor degree or equivalent at a four year college or university.  The applicant must have earned a varsity letter in high school swimming or diving.

Steve Marsh/Terry Stanton Endowed Scholarship Fund ($250)

Provides an annual scholarship award to two Midland County high school senior student-athletes, one male and one female, who have demonstrated excellence in competition, in the classroom, and in the community and are planning to continue their education beyond high school.  Students must havfe a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate community involvement and have played a sport including during their senior year.

Corporal Casey P. Zylman Memorial Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior(s) of Coleman High School.  The applicant must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average and played a sport in all four years of high school.  The applicant must display leadership qualities such as being a member of the National Honor Society or holding a class officer position and display financial need.  Along with the application the applicant must also include an essay on their leadership qualities and how they qualify them for this scholarship.

O. James Clark Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland Public School graduate who is currently enrolled in college and is a junior or senior with preference given to those with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or above.  The student must be studying a humanities field (language, art, social studies, etc.) and previous recipients may reapply.

Dr. Albert A. and Caroline Gunkler Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to students who are/have graduated from a Midland County high school who are majoring in math, science, or engineering at an accredited university with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.  All things being equal financial need will be the deciding factor.  Preference will be given to students entering their college junior and senior years, or past recipients provided they are still majoring in the field of study described above and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Jack Redman DDS Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland County high school graduate who has declared a pre-dental college major and has accumulated college credits to have completed their sophomore year.  Dr. Redman was committed to his profession for 36 years.  Therefore the recipient must display this same dedication by having maintained a GPA a 3.2 or higher, participated in extracurricular activities and held a part-time or summer job.

Richard E. Woodward Family Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a resident of Midland or Gladwin County that has completed at least two years of college, pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in engineering; including but not limited to chemical, mechanical, industrial or electrical engineering.  The applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated ambition and leadership in the field of engineering through involvement in extra-curricular activities, work experience, or community service.  One reference must be from a college instructor or professor.

The Glenn R. and Marilyn F. Garrison Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides annual scholarship awards to Midland County residents.  The successful applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have a good work ethic, and be involved in Christian church activities, and must demonstrate that they are invested in helping others.  Graduating high school seniors, current college students, or adult and non-traditional students may apply.  One reference should be from a senior pastor, minister, or priest.

Christian T. and Margaret R. Goralski Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship to students who are graduating or have graduated from a Midland County High School.  Applicants will be majoring in science, engineering, mathematics, or accounting at an accredited college or university and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.  The applicant must have achieved a 3.0 GPA in high school, be active in the community and their church, and demonstrate financial need.  While all criteria must be met, financial need should be a strong priority.  Previous recipients may reapply if they are full time students who are majoring in the above fields of study and have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA.

Elwood J. and Helen H. Hunemorder Family Endowed Scholarship Fund ($5,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Bullock Creek High School, Midland High School, or H.H. Dow High School who has attended this high school for at least two years.  The applicant must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, display financial need, and must attend a state-supported four-year college or university in Michigan.

Wolverine Bank Business Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides an annual award available to either Midland County residents or Wolverine Bank student employees to assist in the study of business at any accredited college or university, as either a full-time or a part-time student.  The term "business" includes management, finance, marketing, retailing, and other business fields.  The successful applicant may be either a graduating high school senior or a current college student and must have maintained a minimum of a 3.0 GPA as a high school or college student.  The applicant must demonstrate financial need and personal efforts to finance college.  The essay for the scholarship should describe plans, career goals, and specific interests and qualifications in the selected business field.

Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund ($10,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award(s) to a graduate of a Midland County High School who is pursuing an education in fashion/clothing design, retail merchandising or interior design.  The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must communicate their passion and commitment to the industry in the essay.

Walter and Therese Cepela Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship to a Midland High School graduating senior who is in the top 10% of their graduating class, but who has had to work hard for his/her grades and has not been as active in extracurricular or community activities as some.

Steven and Kathleen Dolan Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of a Midland County high school who is pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, healthcare, or arts at an accredited four year college or university.  The applicant must have a 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate financial need.  The essay for this scholarship should state the student's personal and career goals as well as a description of school and community activities in which the student has participated.

Michael F. Freeland Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a deserving student-athlete who is a graduating senior at Bullock Creek High School in the year of the award.  The recipient will have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be deemed by fellow students, teachers, and coaches as a hard worker and unselfish person.  The recipient would not necessarily be the most talented athlete or the best student, but someone who can always be counted on for their best effort during every class and every athletic activity.

Stuart Miller Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior or graduate of a Midland County high school who is attending Michigan State University and planning to enter veterinary medicine, animal science or a related field working with animals.  The successful applicant will have a grade point average of 3.0 or above.  Financial need is not a factor.

Reed Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award for post-secondary education to a Bullock Creek High School senior or Bullock Creek High School graduate who has been involved in High School athletics with preference given to those with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and participation in leadership activities.

Eric B. Schaper Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduate of Midland Public Schools who is studying engineering and has maintained a 3.0 grade point average.

Matthew W. Shephard Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Meridian High School who participated in the band program with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Louis "Bud" C. Rubens Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland County high school graduating senior or current college student who will be or is currently pursuing a chemistry, physics or biology related field of study.  Preference will be given to applicants with financial need, a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 and to those involved in leadership and community activities.  Scholarship recipients may reapply.

Robert F. and Irene W. Fleming Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award of up to $5,000 to a student planning to attend or attending a four year accredited college affiliated with either: a) the Lutheran Church (ELCA or Missouri Synod); or b) the Presbyterian Church; with preference given to those who are pursuing either: a) a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math); or b) in music.  Preference will be given to students meeting one or more of the following criteria, not necessarily in the order listed: a) students who are members of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland; or b) students who are members of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland; provided however that students attending Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, will be given the highest priority.  Students must have a B average or above to be eligible.  Previous recipients may reapply.  In the event that the income of the Fund in any year exceeds $10,000.00 two scholarships may be awarded.

John and Bev Schwartz Endowed Scholarship Fund ($5,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a Bullock Creek High School senior or graduate with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2.  The applicant must be pursuing either an education degree in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) fields or an accounting degree at a Michigan two or four year college or university.  Previous recipients may reapply.

Sadie Wolf Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a nurse who has completed an associate's degree and is pursuing a bachelor's degree.  In addition, this can also be used by a bachelor's degreed nurse who is pursuing a master's degree.  The applicant must be a graduate of a Midland County High School with preference given to those that have a 3.5 college GPA and demonstrate financial need.  Previous recipients may reapply.

Matthew J. Reinke Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior at Harrison Community Schools who has achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better and plans a career in teaching at the elementary or secondary level.  If there is no qualifying applicant in this curriculum then the field of education is open.  The recipient must have participated and lettered in at least one varsity sport.  The scholarship application must include a letter of recommendation from a varsity coach which testifies to the applicant's traits of good character and sportsmanship following Matt's philosophy, "the only thing worse than losing is quitting".

Kinne-Millard Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

To provide an annual scholarship award in memory of Gladys Kinne and Margaret Millard to a graduate of Harrison High School who had a 3.0 grade point average or better and displays a financial need and is attending a state supported Michigan college or University.  The recipient must display leadership qualities by having volunteered at Harrison High School, in the Harrison community or in their church.  If applicants have equivalent qualifications, preference shall be given to any such applicant who is pursuing a degree in education.

Jessie Maxwell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

To provide one annual scholarship award to a Beaverton High School graduating high school senior and one award to a Gladwin High School graduating senior.  The successful applicants must a) be a resident of Gladwin County, and b) have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and c) be of upstanding moral character, and d) demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to those individuals pursuing post high school education in the area of construction or manufacturing at a community college, university, trade or technical school, or through an industry-recognized certification program.

Kinne-Millard Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Gladwin High School ($1,000)

To provide a annual scholarship award in memory of Gladys Kinne, Margaret Millard and Rosalie Kinne-Millard to a graduate of Gladwin High School who achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better and displays a financial need and is attending a state supported Michigan college or university.  The recipient must display leadership qualities by having volunteered at Gladwin High School, in the Gladwin community or in their church.  If applicants have equivalent qualifications, preference shall be given to any such applicant who is pursuing a degree in education.