scholar opps

Colon Community Schools is committed to providing its students with every opportunity available for scholarships.

Below are links to follow for available scholarships.



Interested in exploring and applying for application through the Sturgis Area Community Foundation?

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Scholarship & Amount


Due Date

Link to Apply


Branch County Community Foundation

Various Amounts

Various Criteria for different scholarships

April 5, 2024


SET SEG Skilled Trades Scholarship

Twenty $500 Scholarships available

Must be a Michigan resident.
Must be a high school senior attending a Michigan public school.
Must have been enrolled in a Career and Technical Education Program with a CIP code – transcript required.
Must be enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, an accredited two- or four-year college, technical school, or other accredited technical institute in the next 12 months.

April 15, 2024


American Legion Auxiliary


Any senior who is interested in studying in the education or medical field

April 1, 2024

Please see Ms. Kevnick if you are interested in applying for this scholarship!


OMNI Community Credit Union


1. Copy of college, university, or vocational school acceptance letter or proof of registration

2. Minimum 2.75 GPA

3. High School Transcript

4. 500 word typed essay

April 3, 2024


Gilbert & Vicki LeRoque Career in Education or Healthcare Scholarship


  1. Must be a high school senior.

  2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  3. Must express a genuine interest in pursuing a career in either education or healthcare.

  4. Must submit an essay explaining their career aspirations and the reasons behind their choice.

April 15, 2024

Contact Ms. Kevnick for application information!


Junior Achievement Scholarships

$250 and $2,000

Seniors who have participated in a Junior Achievement program during their K-12 education or have served as a JA volunteer in any year of their high school tenure are eligible to apply for the scholarship program; other eligibility requirements may need to be met for specific scholarships or tuition credits.

April 26, 2024


American Legion Legacy

Up to $20,000

1. High school senior and/or accepted at or attending an institution of higher education
Does at least one of the following statements apply to you?
A legal parent of mine died while serving on active duty, U.S. military service on or after September 11, 2001. (Does not have to be a death out-of-country or in combat.)
A legal parent of mine is a Post-9/11 veteran of the U.S. military, who has been given a disability rating of 50% or higher by the Veterans Administration.

May 15, 2024




1. Last 1040 tax forms for all parents (or personal 1040 if no longer a dependent)
2. Letter from a non-family member stating community service performed by the applicant
3. Copy of Michigan's Driver's License or picture ID showing proof of Michigan residence.
4. Letter of Acceptance from a Michigan public university
5. Please provide a paragraph (not more than 200 words) describing why you are going to college and obtaining the degree mentioned previously

May 1, 2024


Elks Scholarships

High School students who will graduate Spring 2024

● The scholarship is available to students who are planning to pursue

vocational/technical training at an accredited post-secondary school.

● The program being pursued must be one that will culminate in a certificate, diploma,

or associate's degree.

May 31, 2024

See Ms. Kevnick to apply!


No Essay Scholarships





Michigan Achievement Scholarship

Up to $5,500

Students who graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma or certificate of completion


Glen Oaks Community College Foundation

Up to $5,000

Be a graduate of Colon High School

See Ms. Kevnick if you are interested in applying for this scholarship


Junior Achievement Scholarships

$250 - $2,000

Students who were in Mr. Butris' or Mr. Kowalski's Personal Finance or Financial Literacy classes.