Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
LHS FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Please note: Current year due dates will be found on each scholarship website. Scholarships are due approximately the same time each year. Many scholarships have a specific open period. If the link indicates not open or not available, you may try a search for that scholarship or look for an 'open' date.
Check the LHS announcements regularly through PowerSchool for scholarship opportunities that are shared as we become aware of them. They are also added here with a link (if applicable) and more information. Always check due dates.
LHS Common Application for Scholarships— The due date for the LHS common application is early April. This new form gets automatically "collected" when you hit submit at the end. Once you do that, you will be able to go back and edit your responses until the due date when the form closes. Students are asked to submit a list of four references (2 from a school association and 2 from the community). Details on this process are in the NEW LHS Common Application for Scholarships.
The Adam Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000 one time award
This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Adam Murphy, a student of LHS and Ludington Area Catholic Schools known for his passion for learning, creative spirit, fierce intelligence and for being true to himself. This one-time award for a $1,000 will be given to an LHS senior graduate who is accepted and enrolled in a two or four year college or university and was a member of LHS Quiz Bowl team for at least two years.
In the spirit of Quiz Bowl, this scholarship applications requires eligible candidates to answer a set of questions in addition to completing the LHS Common Application for School-Based Scholarships. Eligible candidates, after completing the Common App and all necessary documentations are submitted, will find requirements and the questions here.
Community Foundation for Mason County (CFFMC)
Successful completion of the CFFMC scholarship program will automatically activate candidacy for all available Foundation scholarship awards applicable to the scholar. Community Foundation Scholarships have their own application process and awards may be granted by an outside committee or in conjunction with the LHS Scholarship Committee. Community Foundation for Mason County scholarships are subject to available funding. Specific scholarships and known criteria follow. Keep in mind that completing the CFFMC application process activates candidacy for any available awards.
The CFFMC Scholarship Application is due February 1st. Please visit the Community Foundation for Mason County website and click on scholarships to begin an application and to check for any updates or revisions to their award process.
These are some of the CFFMC sponsored awards for which you are automatically considered:
Merry E. Petersen Memorial Scholarship $500.00
- Mason County resident, graduate or past-graduate of any Mason County high school
- Pursuing a nursing degree
- Financial aid/needs will be considered
Knizacky Family Scholarship Awards vary
- Graduating senior who is a resident of Freesoil or has significant Freesoil connection
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA
- Will be attending any Michigan two or four-year college or university or vocational/technical school
Mason-Oceana-Manistee Board of Realtors Scholarship Awards vary
- Graduating senior from low to middle income resources
- Minimum of 3.0- 3.75 range GPA
- Demonstrated leadership ability and/or community involvement
Marlene Schoenberger Scholarship Awards vary
- Mason County resident
- Attending/Will attend University of Michigan to pursue Fine or Performing Arts degree
Joe Lancour Memorial Scholarship Awards vary
- Graduating senior from LHS who is pursuing a degree in any Health/Medical Field
- Minimum of 2.0 GPA
Lee Shipman WSCC Scholarship Awards vary
- Mason County graduating senior attending WSCC admitted to an Engineering program
- Academic achievement and financial need will be considered
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- financial need
Michael and Rebecca Magee Scholarship
- Graduating senior pursuing a degree or certification within the state of MI in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
- Demonstrating financial need
Alberta Muzzin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
- Graduating senior who is attending WSCC
- Demonstrate leadership ability, community involvement, and volunteer work
- Preference to students who may not be eligible for academic scholarships
West Shore Community College Foundation Scholarship
- Residents of Mason County attending WSCC
Other Local Scholarships
Applications for the following scholarships are done individually and local scholarship committees at each organization determine awards. Individual community-based scholarship applications are available for download only. Click the orange links to download each form. Each scholarship has different criterion and deadlines for application submission. Because specific dates are not available at this time for each application, it is highly recommended that candidates complete each application before the month in which it is historically due (usually March or April). The LHS Counseling Office does not maintain these scholarships, so please read each application carefully and adhere to all submission requirements. All awards are non-renewable, one-time awards unless otherwise stated.
Michigan Education Association Scholarship
For dependents of MEA member or retired member in good standing. See other criteria and fill out the application at http://www.mea.org/mea-scholarship
Due March. Student applicants are not required to have any Masonic affiliation. DO NOT follow submission instructions on application. Send completed app to Jim Frost at the Ludington Daily News or mail to Jim Frost 111 Russell Rd Scottville, MI 49454
Carol Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Due March. $1500 Must submit 1500 word maximum writing sample online using .doc format. Full details and application here.
Due March Awards may vary
Two awards $1,000 Per Year/2 Years
- Attendance at Ludington High School for not less than one (1) year.
- Cumulative High School GPA of 3.5 or Higher
- Demonstrated all-around abilities throughout high school.
- Final selection determined after all candidates are interviewed by a panel of Rotarians
Due the first Friday in May $1,000 one time award
- LHS graduating senior
- Awarded to inspire students to "inhabit the moment that is high school"
- Hard copy of applications available in the LHS counseling office
Due early April $750.00
- Open to all high school graduates of Mason County
- Residency in Mason County at least one year preceding the date of the award.
Due early April
- Open to high school graduates, those who have completed their GED., or those enrolled in college who are confirmed members of Emanuel Lutheran Church
AAUW College Scholarship
Due early April of every year.
- Graduate Of LHS
- Attendance at a four-year college or university only (not community colleges)
- GPA 3.0 or higher
- Click here for the application
Ludington Area Catholic Education Foundation Scholarship
Due early May $1000
A deserving full-time student, who has attended the final year available at Ludington Area Catholic School and/or participated in St. Simon Faith Formation and who has recently completed, or will complete, the senior year of high school and will pursue a post-secondary degree. Click here for the application.
Due early April $500.00
- LHS Graduate
- Planning a career in math-science field
- Preference given to those interested in a health care field
The Chamber Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber Of Commerce
Due March to Counseling Office $500/semester for 2 semesters. Click here for the application.
This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and other expenses incurred for educational purposes and will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office at West Shore Community College.
This scholarship will be awarded based on leadership and volunteer work both in the school and in the community. It is geared toward the student who may not be eligible for academic scholarships.
When applications become available for the 2019-20 school year log on to my.westshore.edu, click on Students, click on myScholarship, click on scholarship application. Any questions, contact 231-843-5518. Must have applied to WSCC to access.
MASON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP $1000 Due April The Mason County Garden Club has the following Mission: To stimulate a knowledge and love of gardening and good horticultural practices, landscape and floral design, and to encourage the protection of our environment and conservation of our natural resources. With that mission in mind, we would like to offer a $1000 scholarship to someone pursuing a degree or certification in a related field. Print the application at here or get a hard copy in the counseling office.
Mason County Democratic Party Scholarship $500 Due May Submit a 500 word essay on the topic indicated in the application. Winning essay to be published in the Ludington Daily News. Send essays to Mason County Democratic Chair, PO Box 205 Ludington, MI 49431. More information here.
Mason County 4-H Youth Scholarship
Due May $700 This Scholarship and 4-H participant support is offered in memory of the life and accomplishments of Rose and Elmer Peterson as they served as examples of 4-H leadership in Mason County. Their interests in conservation and resource preservation are a cornerstone of their legacy. Must be an active member of Mason County 4-H. Provide a 4-H portfolio. More information and application here.