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


McCurdy Memorial Foundation and Emily Scofield Charitable Trust

$2,000 per year from the McCurdy Foundation

$1,000 per year from the Emily Scofield Trust

Graduating high school seniors of private and public schools who legally reside in Calhoun County and are
seeking educational opportunities in undergraduate studies at an accredited trade school, college or university
and will be attending classes full time.
o Scholarship recipients may not be married during the term of the award or they will forfeit the balance of
the scholarship.

March 1, 2024


Project Yellow Light/Hunter Gardner Billboard Scholarship

Up to $2,000

Project Yellow Light is designed for to bring about change in your peers so that they develop safe driving habits.
There is a video, billboard, and radio competition.
You must be a high school junior or senior between 14 and 20 years old.
If you are under 18 you must have your parent or legal guardian must sign an eligibility form.
For more information application and official rules go to the Project Yellow Light page

March 1, 2024


Branch County Community Foundation

Various Amounts

Various Criteria for different scholarships

March 6, 2024


George Haines Scholarship

Amount Varies

High School seniors must complete the ONLINE application NO LATER THAN MARCH 8th, and meet all application requirements.

Scholarships will be awarded to St. Joseph County students enrolled in a Career and Technical Education program who are pursuing a related career pathway. Funds may be used for tuition, books and on-campus room and board.

March 8, 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


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.