Scholarships

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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.


    Scholarship/Grant Searches

    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.

    Fastweb 
    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.

    Cappex

    FPS Counseling Offices Scholarship Bulletin

    Information on a number of different scholarship opportunities available to graduating seniors
  • Local Scholarships

    Many organizations in the Farmington area community offer scholarships for seniors. The Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation supports an online scholarship application process for our students that can be accessed here: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=farmingtonscholarship

    When you reach the Foundation's Scholarship and Grant page, you will need to register. Once you have created your account, you will receive a confirmation email of your registration. Once you have confirmed your registration, it will take you to the Apply Page, where you will take an Eligibility Quiz. NOTE: There is only ONE opportunity to complete the eligibility quiz. The eligibility quiz defines what applications you will have access to, be sure to answer the questions as carefully as possible before you submitOnce you have completed that step, all the scholarships that you are eligible for will be visible. Please note, once you have completed one application, there is an option within each application to copy previous answers for identical questions. 

    Students should contact scholarships@ffhedfoundation.org with any questions or concerns about the applications. All applications must be completed online. No paper applications are available.

    2021 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE Every spring, our community offers scholarships to graduating seniors. Scholarship applications must be completed by Monday, April 12, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

    Step 1: Register on the online scholarship and grant portal.https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=farmingtonscholarship

    Step 2: Take the eligibility quiz. NOTE: There is only ONE opportunity to complete the eligibility quiz. The eligibility quiz defines what applications you will have access to, be sure to answer the questions as carefully as possible before you submit.

    Step 3: Complete the online scholarship applications you qualify for and are interested in

    Step 4: Submit the application and any requests for recommendations within the online scholarship portal.

    Step 5: If the applications you filled require a recommendation, log onto the online scholarship portal to ensure your recommendations have been submitted and remind your recommendations if needed of the April 12, 2021 deadline.

    Below is a brief overview of all the local scholarships available this year. Actual applications will be completed within the scholarship and grant portal.

     

    Local Scholarships

    FPS District-Wide Scholarships

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

    • Hackbots 3414 - One $1,000 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.

    • Patricia Weston Scholarship - One $1,000 award - This scholarship aims to provide for students planning on pursuing technical/vocational training leading to a certificate. A student with a 2.0 GPA or better planning on attending community college or certificate training programs is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Award recipient must attend their school's senior recognition event to accept the award.

    • 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.

    District-Wide PTA/PTSA/FAAPN Scholarships

    • Beechview Alumni PTA Scholarship - Two $500 awards - Students 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 - Up to three $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors of Farmington Public Schools pursuing college or trade school opportunities. To be eligible, a student must be an active member of the PTSA.

    • Forest PTA Scholarship - One $500 Award - Student must have attended Forest Elementary School for at least one year and must currently be enrolled in a Farmington Public School with an "accepted" status at an accredited institution of higher learning. 

    • 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 - The student must have attended Kenbrook Elementary for at least one year, currently be enrolled in a Farmington Public School, and must have "accepted" status at an accredited institution of higher learning.

    • The Weems Pursuit of Goals Scholarship (Weems Family) - One $500 award - The purpose of the Weems Scholarship is to provide educational scholarship support to graduates of Farmington Public Schools. Cyrill and Terri Weems' family have established this scholarship to support FPS graduates looking to pursue education either through college/university or earning a vocational or career training certificate.

    Local Scholarships – Farmington High School

    • Kay Briggs Memorial Scholarship - One $1,000 renewable award - Plans to major in Education or Engineering; U.S. Citizen; Farmington area resident for more than two years, and demonstrates school and community involvement and leadership. Reflections on the Life of Kay Briggs

    • Rajim Foundation Scholarship – One $750 renewable award - The Rajim Foundation is a new organization interested in helping deserving students who show promise but who may not otherwise qualify for a traditional scholarship program. This scholarship is designed to assist an individual student with financial support and mentorship opportunity throughout the student’s higher education journey.

    • 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; has been 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 – North Farmington High School

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

    • Kara R. Norman Memorial Scholarship - One $2,500 award - Renewable for four 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. 

    • The Cary Moore Memorial Scholarship - One $2,000 award - A male athlete participating in varsity athletics at North Farmington High School and planning on continuing their education at an accredited educational institution in the U.S.

    Local Scholarships - Farmington Central High School

    • Dr. George Heitch and Family Scholarship - One $1,000 award - This award will go to a student planning on advancing their education post high school. Graduating seniors from Farmington Central High School (please note: This scholarship is not open to Graduation Alliance students) with a 2.0 GPA or greater are eligible to apply. One award will be presented. The award recipient must attend their school's senior recognition event to accept the award.

  • Scholarship Protocol

    If you are a senior who has received a scholarship this year, CONGRATULATIONS! 

    We do have one request for you. Each time you receive a scholarship, we would appreciate it very much if you would write a thank you note to the sponsor. This shows the sponsor that the recipients are grateful and encourages them to continue giving without feeling their efforts have gone unnoticed or unappreciated. If you are unsure of what you should write or need help with your thank you, parents and guardians can be an excellent resource for you, and the Counseling Office would be happy to help you as well.


    Letter of Recommendation/Transcript Procedures

    The Counseling Center is happy to provide students with Letters of Recommendation/Transcripts/Test Scores for any scholarship applications or summer programs. To process these requests, please allow five (5) business days.

    To be considered official, these materials must be sent directly from the Counseling Office to the sponsoring agencies; therefore, please plan the timeliness of these requests accordingly. Students must turn in all of their completed documents to their counselor before their information can be sent through the U.S. Mail. The completed information will not be given directly to the students and their families for mailing, so they need to contact their counselor within the five-day guideline to meet a postmark deadline.

     

    NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION It is the policy of Farmington Public Schools that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status in any of its programs, services, activities or employment