Lansing Community College

Please take a look at the following scholarship opportunities offered through a variety of outside resources, as well as online scholarship search engines.

Outside Scholarship Resource





Associates Degree Scholarship in Nursing and Medical Assisting
  • This scholarship program is open to students pursuing Nursing and Medical Assisting associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificate programs.
  • High school students enrolled in a Nursing or Medical Assisting associate’s program next year are also eligible to receive the award.
  • Bachelor and graduate students do not qualify.
  • Selection is based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history.
  • Eligible students must be full-time students during the academic year the scholarship is received. Financial need is not considered.
$500 April 1 of every year
B. Davis Scholarship
  • No Age Restriction;
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next;
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
$1,000 May 1 and October 1 of every year
Business Leaders Scholarship
  • Work history and activities
  • GPA (minimum 3.2 of a 4.0 scale)
  • Must be a current student at an accredited US University or College. Online programs are acceptable.
$1,500 May 1 and October 1 of every year
Chalik & Chalik Cancer Survivors Scholarship
  • Must have been diagnosed with cancer
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Admitted to or enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Application:
    • Write and submit an essay on the topic (How are you helping others diagnosed with a serious illness and how did your cancer diagnosis influence you to help others)
    • Agree to terms and conditions, and send an application.
$1,000 June 15, 2020
CHESTER Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Currently enrolled or accepted undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college, university, or trade school
  • Application:
    • Write and submit an essay (500-1,000 words) on the topic: since it was created, the internet has both helped and complicated the rise of entrepreneurship. How would you leverage the Internet to develop a business? In addition, how would you manage the increased competition and other complexities that an online marketplace produces?
$2,500 Two deadlines available: April 30, 2020; September 30, 2020
Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD
  • Must be the legal child (natural or adoptive) of a veteran of any branch of the United States military service (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard) who is either a:
    • High School senior with a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or
    • Student currently attending or enrolled in an accredited community college or undergraduate degree program with accumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Application:
    • Complete scholarship application, provide proof of parent’s veteran status (VA disability benefits summary letter, DD214, Military discharge certificate), current transcript.
    • Write a 500 word essay answering one of the following questions:
      • How did growing up in a military family inspire your education and career aspirations?
      • What advice would you give to a younger child growing up in a military family?
      • What do you believe is the single most important thing our society can do to help veterans and their families?

June 15, 2020

December 15, 2020

Earnest Scholarship Fund
  • Applicants must be enrolled, or soon be enrolled, as a full-time student at a Title IV accredited, not for profit U.S. college or university for the Fall 2020 semester
  • No minimum GPA, residency, or major requirements to apply
  • Applicants can be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (including DACA students)
  • The submission of an essay answering one of the following questions:
    • How will your college education help you achieve your goals?
    • How has your education contributed to who you are today?
  • Essays should be 800–1,000 words and submitted as a PDF, DOCX, or DOC
  • Completion of the Earnest Scholarship form
$5,000 May 31, 2020
Eric Verhaar Scholarship
  • Student must be from West Michigan attending a Community College, 4 Year College or University or Trade School within Michigan
  • Student must be from one of the following Michigan Counties (Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Isobella,Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, and Van Buren Counties)
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior at a Community College, 4 Year College or University or Trade School within Michigan by fall of 2020
  • Previously chosen applicants are not eligible
  • A minimum student GPA of 2.0 is required
$1,000 May 15, 2020
Employment Boost Scholarships

Must be a registered student at the institution and have a GPA of 3.6.

  • Eligible colleges include two and four-year universities. Student must be registered at an institution that has applied at the institution by submitting the form

Student seeking this scholarship must submit:

  • A 500 to 1,000 word essay based on the poem “Howl”, Part 1, by Allen Ginsberg. Write an essay that explains the message of the poem and what it means to you and today’s society.
  • Or, students majoring in business or STEM must write an essay based on the following prompt: "How is technology going to change your way of life in 15 years?"
  • A current unofficial transcript
  • One letter of refrence.
$1,000 Varies (check website for details)
Friedman & Simon, LLP Academic Scholarship
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA, enrolled in or admitted to an accredited college or university
  • Application:
    • Submit a 500-1,000 word essay on one of these topics (how will your studies contribute to you future career aspirations, what do you most hope to accomplish during your college studies, how did your experiences or accomplishments during high school prepare you for success in college)
    • Apply using the form
    • Agree to terms and conditions
$1,500 June 15, 2020
Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship
  • Write an essay of 500 words or more on what has driven you to choose a STEM-related field for your future.
  • Place your essay in a Google doc, with your name and year in a university program at the top (2020 graduating high school seniors allowed).

  • Submit your application through the online form and remember to include a link to your essay.

  • High school seniors and college undergraduates who identify as female, reside in the United States and wish to pursue a STEM-related field of education.

Five scholarships of $10,000 each June 30, 2020
Integra Sources Computer Engineering Scholarship
  • Be an enthusiastic US high school, university or college student studying computer science, engineering and related areas
  • Be passionate about your idea and eager to change the world
$1,000 September 1, 2020
Junior League of Lansing Scholarship
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply.
  • Scholarship funds must be used to pay for qualified expenses, including tuition, books and on-campus room and board.
  • Application
    • Applicants must complete a scholarship nomination form
    • Applicants must also provide transcripts
$1,000 April 1 of every year
LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship
  • Currently, previously, or looking to own/run a lawn care business.
  • Passionate and ambitious.
  • Have the willpower, work ethic, and desire to build the next great business.
  • High school senior pursuing college or currently full-time college student in a two year, four year, or graduate program. Scholarship is open to all majors.

Provide the following:

  • Copy of your transcript
  • Copy of your updated resume
  • 500-700 word personal essay on the following topic: "What makes you passionate about building a business?"

May 1 - Aug 20

Aug 31 - Dec 31

LGBTQ Database
  • Visit website for details
Varies Always open
Michigan Education and Training Voucher (METV)
  • You must receive your first ETV prior to your 21st birthday. You are then eligible until your 23rd birthday, provided you receive at least a 2.0 GPA and do not drop more than one class per semester.
  • Were in foster care on or after your 14th birthday because of abuse/neglect.
  • Were adopted from foster care on or after your 16th birthday.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Attend at least half-time, an accredited school that:
    • Awards a Bachelor's degree or no less than a 2-year program that provides credit towards a degree,
    • Provides no less than 1-year of training towards gainful employment, or
    • It is a vocational program that provides training for gainful employment and has been in existence for at least two years.
$5,000 Varies
(check website for details)
Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) Scholarship Program Those eligible to apply are high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are:
  • Dependent sons and daughters of owners of MRA member businesses, or of full-time employees of Michigan Retailers Association member firms. The parent-employee must have been employed by a Michigan Retailers Association member firm for at least one year as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.
  • Part-time employees of MRA member businesses who are full-time students. Part-time employees must have been employed by a Michigan Retailers Association member firm for at least six months as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.
$1,000 - $1,500 April 1 of every year
Mixed Martial Arts Scholarship by
  • Applicants must submit a 3-5 minute video or 800-1500 word essay on the topic "Best Martial Arts for Self Defense."
  • Student must be a senior in college/university
  • US Citizen
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in educational system
$900 November 15, 2020
OutdoorStack's Financial Aid Program
  • Must be a full-time, part-time, or online education student.
  • Application:
    • Fill out application online
Varies Always open
Phoenix Bats Essay Scholarship
  • A student in high school, college, university, or trade school
  • A 1000-2000 word essay explaining how baseball has impacted your life off the field, as in school, work or in your day to day life
$500 July 25th, 2020
Point Foundation
  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college based in the United States in the Fall of 2020
  • Must be in the final year of community college and intending to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four year college or university for Fall 2021
  • Must be "out" as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
$3,700 Varies
(check website for deadlines)
RevPart’s 2020 Spring STEM Scholarship
  • Candidates must attend an accredited college
  • Candidate must be pursuing a career in one of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering or Math
State of Michigan Scholarship Search The State of Michigan will search for scholarships available in your county. Varies
(check website for details)
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Straight North STEM Scholarship To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study, and attending an accredited college or university. Up to $5,000 August 1, 2020
Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)
  • Survived intimate partner abuse and has been separated from abuser a minimum of one year
  • US Citizen or legal resident
  • Has applied to or is accepted into an accredited course of student at a US institution
  • Demonstrates critical need for financial assistance
Award is based on financial need No deadline (allow up to two months for review)
Worthy Women's Scholarship Submit a 300-500 word essay addressing the following:
  • How will you change the world?
  • What do you hope to achieve in life?
  • Why have you chosen this path?
  • Must be enrolled in a continuing education professional studies program
  • Submissions must be sent in from the valid email address of the author
  • Applicant must be a permanent resident of the United States
  • Applicant must identify as a female and be age 30 or older

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3rd Prize

December 1, 2020
ZipRecruiter Scholarship Promotion
  • be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • be 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence)
  • be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States
$3,000 Varies
(check website for details)

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