• Local Scholarships

    Many organizations in 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. (Some of the additional local scholarships may also require the FPS Common Application as a supporting document.) Students should contact their high school counselor with any questions. A limited supply of printed applications is available in our Counseling Office. The FPS Common Application may be completed once for all scholarships requiring its completion. Photocopies are accepted.


    Local Scholarships – All High Schools

    Every spring, our community offers scholarships to graduating seniors. Scholarship applications are due, unless otherwise noted on the application, no later than March 27, 2018. Please follow the submission instructions indicated on each application. Please ensure you are following these three steps:

    Step 1: Complete the FPS Common Application
    Step 2: Make sure to select the scholarships on the Common Application that you wish to be considered for
    Step 3: Complete any additional documentation / application requirements for the separate applications or local scholarships.


    Common Application

    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 - Four up to $1,000 awards
      Based on scholarship, financial need, community service, leadership, attendance at Farmington Public Schools for at least 3 years, GPA above 3.0, strong SAT/ACT scores; connections to education (intending a career in education, parent who is an educator, etc.); attending an in-state college or university.

    • Farmington Area Senior Scholarship - Three $1,000 awards
      Based on attendance at a four year college, majoring in math or science, GPA of 3.5 or better, outstanding character and participation in extracurricular activities.

    • Farmington Hills Police Officers Association, Command Officers and Grand Tavern Scholarship - Three $1,000 awards
      Seniors attending community college or college/university. This scholarship has two applications, the common application and a separate scholarship specific application.

    • Hackbots 3414 - One $1000 award
      This special scholarship will be awarded to a graduating member of the 3414 Hackbots robotics program that has been accepted to an accredited Michigan community college, certificate program or university and is actively involved in Hackbots 3414.

    • Susan H. Zurvalec Scholarship - One $1,000 award
      The candidate must have been actively involved in a volunteer activity in the last 12 months that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in his/her school or community and demonstrated recent school and community involvement and leadership in diversity. This scholarship has two applications, the common application and a separate scholarship specific application.


    Separate Applications

    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
      Student must have attended Beechview Elementary School for at least two years; must currently be enrolled in a Farmington Public School; and must have “accepted” status at an accredited institution of higher learning.

    • C. Robert Maxfield PTA Council Scholarship - Three $500 awards.

    • Gill PTA McKennett Memorial Scholarship - One $500 award
      Attended Gill Elementary, interested in music, religion, art, sports and putting those interests into action through community service/volunteer work; member of a high school PTSA; and not related to a member of the Gill PTA Scholarship Committee.

    • Kenbrook Elementary PTA Scholarship - Two $500 awards
      Student must have attended Kenbrook Elementary for at least one year, currently be enrolled in a Farmington Public School, must have “accepted” status at an accredited institution of higher learning. This scholarship has two applications, the common application and a separate scholarship specific application.


    Local Scholarships – Farmington High School

    • Kay Briggs Memorial Scholarship - One $1,000 renewable award
      Plans to major in Education or Engineering; US Citizen; Farmington area resident for more than two years, and demonstrates school and community involvement and leadership. This scholarship has two applications, the common application and a separate scholarship specific application.
    • Dick Burgess Memorial Scholarship - One $500 award
      Must have taken a choir and/or acting class; maintained a B average in all choir/acting/English classes; accepted to an accredited institution of higher education; and participated in a play or musical at FHS in any capacity.

    • Fred Nassar Memorial Scholarship - One $500 award
      Awarded to a student involved in FHS teams or organizations who exemplifies Mr. Nassar's dedication to school and community services.


    Local Scholarships – Harrison High School

    • Fran Herrington Memorial Scholarship - One $100 award
      3.0 GPA, some financial need, participation in sports at Harrison. This scholarship has two applications, the common application and a separate scholarship specific application.

    • Dan Lee Memorial Scholarship - One $200 award
      3.0 GPA, some financial need, community service. This scholarship has two applications, the common application and a separate scholarship specific application.


    Local Scholarships – North Farmington High School

    • Chaldean American Student Association Scholarship - One $300 award
      Active member in CASA and must have been a member of the club for a minimum of two academic years; minimum 3.0 GPA.

    • Dick DePaolis Memorial Scholarship - One $500 award
      Male varsity sports athletes who demonstrate leadership, academic discipline and good sportsmanship on and off the field; minimum 3.0 GPA

    • L.E. Gilson Scholarship - One $500 award
      Continuing education through vocational school or college; students with documented disability who have experienced success hard work and perseverance; financial need. This scholarship has two applications, the common application and a separate scholarship specific application.

    • Kara Norman Memorial Scholarship - One $2500 award
      renewable for 4 years Attending Michigan State University (MSU) in the fall of the current year; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5; participated in community service and extracurricular activities; financial need. This scholarship has two applications, the common application and a separate scholarship specific application.

    • The Cary Moore Memorial Scholarship - One $2,150 award
      A male athlete participating in varsity athletics at North Farmington High School; continuing their education at an accredited educational institution in the US.

    • The David and Madlien Khami Scholarship - One $500 award
      Continuing education through vocational school or college; overcome hardship; financial need. This scholarship has two applications, the common application and a separate scholarship specific application.