What is FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is an application completed by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) to determine eligibility for federal student aid. States and colleges also use FAFSA information to award grants, scholarships, and loans. 

Documents needed in order to apply

FAFSA Deadlines

Scholarship Opportunities

Students and parents can access updated scholarship information in Local Scholarships in Xello.

Baker College
Baker College has scholarship opportunities ranging from $1,500/semester to full tuition.

Community Foundation for Muskegon County
The Community Foundation for Muskegon County has scholarships opportunities for high school seniors, current college students, early college seniors, or adult learners.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
The Muskegon Heights Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc has provided scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Muskegon County since 1978. The due date for the scholarship is  March 29, 2024.

Discover Manufacturing
Discover Manufacturing will award multiple scholarships from $500 to $2,000 for skilled trades technical training. This includes graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in manufacturing-related programs as well as continuing education for adults and apprentices.

Gerber Foundation
The Gerber Foundation offers competitive scholarships for students graduating from select high schools in Newaygo, Muskegon, or Oceana Counties in West Michigan.

National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators
The Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists (MASFPS) will award three state scholarships ($1500, $1000, and $500) to eligible high school seniors who are on track to graduate.

Making a Different Scholarship Program
West Shore Bank will award approximately six (6) scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 per award based on the applicant’s college/university choice. Scholarship deadline is in April.

Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship
Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors from public or private schools in the Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Intermediate School Districts. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in science.

Michigan Achievement Scholarship
On October 11, 2022, Governor Whitmer signed Public Act 212 of 2022 to establish the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. Starting with the high school Class of 2023, students will be eligible for additional financial aid from the State.

Michigan Career Placement Association (MCPA) Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes an outstanding senior who has made extraordinary efforts in his/her work-based learning placement. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, or career-related supplies.

Muskegon Community College
MCC has many scholarships available based on a variety of criteria including academic achievement, financial need, county of residency, and program of study.

Microsoft Disability Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry. All completed applications must be submitted by the second week of March.

SET SEG Skilled Trades Scholarship
With the shortage of skilled trade workers in Michigan, the SET SEG Foundation is offering 20 scholarships each in the amount of $500 to help revitalize these career paths and support students. Application deadline is the second week of April.

Women's Division Chamber of Commerce
Each year, WDCC gives scholarships to deserving students attending Muskegon Community College or Muskegon Baker College.

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