Scholarships for Women

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.

Sharon Brady Michigan Technological University Alpha Delta Alpha Sorority Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a female student attending Michigan Technological University and who is a member of the Alpha Delta Alpha Sorority with a preference to applicants of Midland and Gladwin Counties.

Grace Yu-Sheng Lo Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Midland High School and/or Dow High School who is pursuing a degree in science or engineering.  A preference will be given to a female student.

Zonta Club of Midland Endowed Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides annual scholarship awards to women of all ages pursuing career goals that will positively impact the status of women.  The scholarships may be used at any post-secondary education institution.  The scholarships are for women re-entering the workforce or who are in the workforce going back to school.  Those entering vocational certification directly from high school will be considered as well.  Applicants must have been a Midland County resident for at least one year.  Previous recipients may reapply.  The successful applicant will have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA.  Preference will be given to women who have supported, and/or plan to support through their education, the advancement of women.  Award will be based on financial need, work/life skills, community service/extracurricular activities (depending on the situation of the applicant), GPA/GED, honors/awards, and references.

Harrison Women's Association Endowed Scholarship Fund ($600)

To provide an annual scholarship award to a female seeking a post secondary education or pursuing a technical training education.  The applicant must reside in the Harrison School District and display a financial need.