Students and their families are encouraged to apply for grants and scholarships to reduce the financial burden of continuing their formal education after high school. While grants are generally awarded for students demonstrating financial need, scholarships are often based on merit and/or financial need considerations.
Federal Student Aid
Start your search for financial aid using the Federal Government website. Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in America's postsecondary education community. Its core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance—grants, loans and work-study programs—for education beyond high school. Services include a Financial Aid Wizard and Scholarship Search.
This free online site lets you search for scholarships based on specific characteristics such as college, ethnicity, gender, activities, area of study and interests. Members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities. Additionally, members can access financial aid tips and job and internship matches in our area.
Students may search for scholarships or complete the Financial Aid Selector under the Schools tab and save it in their EDP. The link to access a student’s EDP: www.farmington.k12.mi.us/edp/.
MeritAid is a comprehensive resource for merit-based scholarships. Students can subscribe to weekly scholarship alerts with 5-10 college scholarship announcements.
Many members of the Farmington area community offer scholarships for seniors. The Farmington Public Schools Local Scholarship Common Application is used to determine scholarship finalists and/or winners for the scholarships listed below. Additional local scholarships are available with separate applications and are awarded by the sponsoring organization’s scholarship committee. Students should contact their high school counselor with any questions. A limited supply of printed applications is available in the Counseling Office.
Local Scholarships – All High Schools
Every spring, our community offers scholarships to graduating seniors. Scholarships designated with “Local scholarships include:
Students may apply for the following local scholarships by completing the Farmington Public Schools Local Scholarship Common Application. Students must submit the common application and supporting documents directly to their school’s Counseling Office. FPS Common Application
- Farmington Education Association Scholarship – up to $1000 awarded
- Farmington Area Senior Scholarship – three $1000 awards
- James V. Ellis Farmington Rotary Foundation Scholarship – two $2000 awards
The following local scholarships have separate applications and should be submitted with supporting documents directly to the scholarship committee indicated on the application form.
- Beechview Alumni PTA Scholarship – two $500 awards
- C. Robert Maxfield PTA Council Scholarship - three $500 awards
- Kenbrook Elementary PTA Scholarship - $1000 award
Local Scholarships – Farmington High School
- Dick Burgess Memorial Scholarship - $250 award
- McKennett Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Gill Elementary PTA - $500 award
- Fred Nassar Memorial Scholarship - $1000 award
Local Scholarships – Harrison High School
Local Scholarships – North Farmington High School