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Who is Misty Love? A music maverick in her own rights, Misty Love has stood the test of time in life and the music industry. Born in Tallahassee, Florida as Deloris Davis, Misty was a born singer. Her ambition to sing was fueled by her innate ability to harmonize with the songs she heard on the radio in the 60s. After doing the standard “pay your dues” shows with many Detroit based groups, Misty got a break by replacing Caroline Crawford the lead singer of the pop 70s group Bohannon. The group had a major hit song that revolutionized the disco era title “Let’s Start The Dance”. After her stint with Bohannon, she went back to Detroit and started performing with virtually all of the great musicians and artists on the Detroit scene, namely keyboard great Rudy Robinson. Rudy was the music director and right hand man for Mike Hank’s Detroit Based record label D-Town; he taught Love the ins and outs of the fine-tuning she needed in the music industry. In the late 90s Misty had a chance encounter with an up and coming Detroit rapper by the name of Robert James Ritchie from Romeo, Michigan. That artist would later become international recording artist Kid Rock. She and Kid traveled in station wagons the back woods of Michigan and Ohio performing to what would be future fans of the artist. Love performed and recorded in Kid’s band the Brown Truckers with one of Detroit’s most talented vocalist Shirley Hayden (Lead singer of the Parlett). The result was Love participating in the creation of Kid’s smash 1998 hit album “Devil Without A Cause”, which garnered her 10 Diamond, 6 Platinum, and 1 Gold record for her collection. Throughout the years, Love has done a multitude of things to enhance her career goals. She is one of the background singers in the Grammy Award winning 2002 hit docufilm


“Standing In The Shadows Of Motown” that talked about the Motown musicians apply known as the Funk Brothers. She sung backup as a Crystals for LA LA Brooke the former lead singer of the group, on the ‘My Music’ PBS Series. Her career continues to expand as the producer of numerous productions “The Tribute To Kim Weston”, “The Tribute To Mary Wells”, and “Tribute To The Motown Divas” all of which are co-produced by the Motown Alumni Association.

Detroit music scene at Berts Lounge in Detroit, Michigan

She is the founder of ‘Misty Love and the Motown Sound’ band that travels the country performing for corporations, and concerts. Misty is the producer of the second largest award music award show in the city of Detroit. The Detroit Black Music Awards is an annual event honoring Detroit’s most talented and major Black artists in the metro Detroit area. For the last 4 years this event has colminated into the premier essence of class and glamour. Detroiters flock to see and be seen for this event. The Black tie affair is the crowning jewel in Detroit’s music scene. Partnering up with Billy Wilson President of the Motown Alumni Association, Love and Wilson have joining forces for 4 years. “I’m proud to have partnered with Misty” said Billy Wilson. “She has a vision on what she


wants to do, and my job is to help to make that vision happen… we are a good team” he said. In a recent conversation with Love she said “I lived in Vegas for a while, and wanted to come home to honor and give flowers to the artists in Detroit while they were living; if they are dead its to late to show our appreciation. That’s why I produced the Detroit Black Music Awards.”

‘Tribute To Mary Wells’ cast at the Virgil Carr Center in Detroit

Misty: Standing In The Shadows Of Motown footage http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=the+standing+in+the+shadows+of+motown+movie&tnr=21&vid=&l=317& turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DU.4957290649157634%26pid%3D15.1&tit=Standing+in+the+Sha dows+of+Motown Misty: LA LA Brookes of the Crystals http://youtu.be/_CR7EL_102M


State legislatures asked to stop impostor bands Some groups use famous names, but contain no original musicians

By SUSAN HAIGH (LA Times) Retrieved from the (Truthinmusic.org website)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Doo-wop and rock ’n roll legends are asking lawmakers across the country to stop performances by some not-sogreat pretenders. There are hundreds of bands touring the country these days claiming to be The Platters, the Drifters, the Coasters or some other group from the ’50s and ’60s, according to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in Sharon, Pa.

Most of them have no ties to the original artists. Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, formerly of Sha Na Na, strikes his signature pose. Bauman and Connecticut state House Majority Leader Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden, were unveiling proposed legislation to protect the rights of performers and consumers. The "Truth In Music" bill would restrict bogus musical or singing groups from capitalizing on the names of recognizable bands.

“They undercut the legacy of those artists by pretending to be them,” said Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, former member of the oldies band Sha Na Na and head of the hall’s Truth in Music Committee. “Almost worst of all is the way in which they steal the applause from the great veterans and pioneers that crafted rock ’n’ roll music back in the 50s and early 60s,” he said.

The Hall of Fame is working with numerous states to pass “Truth in Music” legislation. It would allow state attorneys general to stop an impostor band performance with an injunction and seek civil penalties of up to $15,000 against impostor bands and those who promote them.


Earlier this week, Pennsylvania’s governor signed a bill into law. South Carolina and North Dakota now have comparable laws on the books. Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Nevada and Missouri are debating the issue or are expected to take it up soon.

To be considered bona fide under the legislation, a band must include at least one member of the original recording group. Tribute bands would not be affected.

Knockoffs hurt original artists Carl Gardner, 77, the last surviving member of The Coasters, said he hopes all 50 states pass such laws and he can get his livelihood back.

“If they can get every state in the union to sign these papers, they’ll never be able to work again and I’ll be able to get all my jobs back,” said Gardner, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “They’ve cut into my business awfully bad and everybody who is affiliated, it hurts everybody.”

Gardner, who is semiretired, said he typically charges $10,000 a gig. He said the phony Coasters charge only $1,000 and often perform badly — which he said tarnishes his reputation.

Maxine Porter, longtime manager for Bill Pinkney, the last surviving original member of The Drifters, estimates Pinkney has spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to fight the impostors. But, she said, every time one is shut down, another one pops onto the scene.

She also said the knockoffs have hurt Pinkney’s earning potential. The 80-year-old member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame still performs. Mary Wilson, an original member of the Supremes, said she knows of some original acts that can’t get hired in Las Vegas. The venues would rather hire the knockoff bands because they’re less expensive, she said.

“They’re taking our history but they don’t have our DNA,” she said. “It really is a form of identity theft. It really is.”


Fake singing groups and artists have been a problem for decades. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Robbins and a team of other Senators sponsored a Senate hearing in 2005 on the controlled monitoring of fake groups in Pennsylvania. This Bill led to other states adopting the bill, particularly in the state of Nevada. Here is the Bill in its entirety.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA SENATE BILL No. 929 Session of 2005 INTRODUCED BY ROBBINS, M. WHITE, BOSCOLA, ERICKSON, WOZNIAK, LEMMOND, PILEGGI, COSTA, RAFFERTY, D. WHITE, KITCHEN, WASHINGTON AND FONTANA, OCTOBER 13, 2005 REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE, OCTOBER 13, 2005 AN ACT Prohibiting the advertising and conducting of certain live musical performances or productions; providing for enforcement; and imposing a penalty. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the Truth in Music Advertising Act. Section 2. Definitions. The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Performing group." A vocal or instrumental group seeking to use the name of another group that has previously released a commercial sound recording under that name.


"Recording group." A vocal or instrumental group at least one of whose members has previously released a commercial sound recording under that group's name and in which the member or members have a legal right by virtue of use or operation under the group name without having abandoned the name or affiliation with the group.

"Sound recording." A work that results from the fixation on a material object of a series of musical, spoken or other sounds regardless of the nature of the material object, such as a disk, tape or other phono-record, in which the sounds are embodied. Section 3. Production. It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise or conduct a live musical performance or production in this Commonwealth through the use of a false, deceptive or misleading affiliation, connection or association between a performing group and a recording group. This section does not apply if any of the following apply: (1) The performing group is the authorized registrant and owner of a Federal service mark for that group registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. (2) At least one member of the performing group was a member of the recording group and has a legal right by virtue of use or operation under the group name without having abandoned the name or affiliation with the group. (3) The live musical performance or production is identified in all advertising and promotion as a salute or tribute. (4) The advertising does not relate to a live musical performance or production taking place in this Commonwealth. (5) The performance or production is expressly authorized by the recording group. Section 4. Restraining prohibited acts. (a) Injunction.--Whenever the Attorney General or a district attorney has reason to believe that any person is advertising or conducting or is about to advertise or conduct a live musical performance or production in violation of section 3 and that proceedings would be in the public interest, the Attorney General or district attorney may bring an action in the name of the Commonwealth against the person to restrain by temporary or permanent injunction that practice. (b) Payment of costs and restitution.--Whenever any court issues a permanent injunction to restrain and prevent violations of this act as authorized in subsection (a), the court may in its discretion direct that the defendant restore to any person in interest any moneys or property, real or personal, which may have been acquired by means of any violation of this act, under terms and conditions to be established by the court.


Section 5. Penalty. A person who violates section 3 is liable to the Commonwealth for a civil penalty of not less than $5,000 nor more than $15,000 per violation, which civil penalty shall be in addition to any other relief which may be granted under section 4. Each performance or production declared unlawful by section 3 shall constitute a separate violation. FYI: We have passed the BILL in 33 states including: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Road Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and fully sponsored in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi & New Mexico.

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Detroit’s homegrown artist Yvette Meadows is climbing the charts in the UK; herself titled album Yvette Meadows “Simply Me” has broken the Top 20 album charts and resting at #12. However, four of the songs on the recording are breaking the UK scene, and the main single “Face To Face” is the rising song getting more listening time. The following is her bio… enjoy!


Don’t call Yvette Meadows a “girl singer or musician.” Call her instead a conjurer of musical magic, a talented songstress, pianist and writer who transforms mere notes into scintillating journeys of the soul. At its simplest, Ms. Meadows’ music is a lesson in melodic artistry. At its most powerful, a spiritual gift transcends all boundaries. Born into a large musical family of seven in Detroit, Michigan, Ms.Meadows started playing piano at age 5 and gave her first performance at age 6 singing lead for her family’s group the Meadowlarks. By the time she was 13, she had come to love all kinds of music, from jazz and R&B, to big band and Broadway. As she matured, her talents extended beyond singing to songwriting, teaching, producing and serving as a musical consultant for theater productions. Ms. Meadows’ claim to popularity has been her ability to run the gamut of music from Broadway hits to Jazz. She has shared the stage with such named artists as Norman Brown, Joe Sample, Art Porter, Jean Carne, Howard Hewitt and The Mary Jane Girls. In 2011 her thoughts about love, loss and spiritual rebirth soon turned into a journey of creating the songs for her newly-released CD titled “SIMPLY ME” on the independent Beatmob Productions label, which is now ranked in the top 10 on the Soul Charts in the United Kingdom. The disc offers a tuneful collection of soul, R&B, jazz-tinged ballads and up-tempo tracks that place Meadows squarely among “Face to Face,” for instance, the first single release from the CD, is a catchy lament about the problems and frustrations of a long-distance relationship. “I thought it important to look at the ups and downs of current technology, and how it applies to our lives, specifically love relationships. My point is that technology is great for lots of things, but when it comes to love, you lose a certain “personal touch” when you aren’t with that person face to face.” Ms. Meadows wrote and arranged all the songs on SIMPLY ME CD, the one exception being a jazzy cover version of Todd


Rundgren's "Hello It’s Me. “Music has always been my sustenance,” says the elegant Ms. Meadows. “In writing this CD it gave me the freedom to express who I really am. It’s been an honor to hear the comparisons to top artists such as Maysa, Phyllis Hymen and Anita Baker, since those were some of the artists that I’ve covered in my career. However, it was time for me to just be me, thus the title of the CD “Simply Me”. She formed her own 7-piece band of talented musicians and singers called “The Family” comprised of bassist Al Gordon, drummer Dionna Marie Beavers, guitarist Theodis (Ted) Callen, keyboardist Carmen Parks and backup singers Nicole Danielle, Fayvian Watts and Maurice Jacobs. Since then Meadows has continued to move forward, getting enthusiastic praise from longtime fans that have always followed her career as well as a growing contingent of new fans enchanted by her sexy, fresh sound. Of what she hopes for her career now that the CD is out, she says “My favorite saying at the end of my performances is “I wish you love”. My hope is that when people listen to my music, it will give them a sense of hope and understanding that love is real and it exists even when we see so much negative around us. I hope my listeners can feel my sincerity and truth in who I am and the messages that I bring. I want people to understand that yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised and that we should ALL live for today and make it the best that we can. And, who knows what I’ll do next…maybe I’ll be a comedienne!


The Motown Alumni Association is honored to distribute for the first time ever... The World Premier of the JAMES JAMERSON BOBBLE HEAD DOLL!! Known as the 'Pioneer of Bass guitarists,' Jamerson played on more songs and hit recordings than anyone in history. Starting in the late 50's with Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jamerson was launched into a catacomb of recording sessions playing on songs such as "Stop In The Name Of Love", "My Girl", " Heat Wave", "Sugar of Pie Honey Bunch", "Baby Love", "Dancing In The Street", and thousands of other Motown related hits. James Jamerson embarked on a long career of studio session that would play out until his death August 2, 1983. Jamerson was Motown's only bass player until 1967, playing on every Motown hit song by every hit artist. Even after Motown moved to California and started using other bass guitarists, Jamerson maintained a devotion to the company for most of his professional life. This bobble head is the first : - FUNK BROTHER based product to be featured on a Bobble head format. - The first Motown MUSICIAN and or artist to get featured commercially on a Bobble head doll. - The first official James Jamerson trademarked product.

The James Jamerson Bobble Head Doll can be purchased through the Motown Alumni Association at the: http://MotownAlumniAssociation.com/ website‌ COMING SOON. The Motown Alumni Association is the exclusive distributors of the James Jamerson Bobble Head Dolls. This Jamerson bobble head is warehoused directly from the estate of James Jamerson, and comes with a tag of authenticity from Annie Jamerson the widow of James Jamerson. Of this first run series, only 250 were produced, making this product one of the rarest of its kind ever.


All photos by Wayne Norman

Diana Lewis a veteran anchor TV commentator and journalist have retired from the daily journals of news reporting on Channel 7 in Detroit. Her historic journey has taken her full circle, from the days of being the only Black woman of the 70s trying to make it in a world predominantly filled with males, to a beloved household name in the Detroit metro area and around the world. Her uncanny skill to deliver the news preceded her beauty both inside and out; but what the world seen on the outside allowed everyone to see the candor and class she exuded from the inside. “She was one of the recipients that were honored with a ‘Who’s Who In Detroit’ Award along with myself a few years ago,” said Billy Wilson of the Motown Alumni Association. “I don’t get star struck very often, but being an alumni along with her and Al Allen (news commentator) at the same function was a giant thing for me, I was honored.” Diana Lewis is one of the world’s giants in the business of journalism; we will miss her in Detroit.


VAN CEPHUS Keyboard Player (Detroit) (313) 868-8438 Home Address P.O. Box 11017, Detroit, MI 48211-0017 Screen Name: vancephus(Skype) Website: http://vancephus.com Email: Vancephus@facebook.com


Here are the DETROIT BLACK MUSIC AWARDS’ Top 10 Nightclubs to hang out at when in the Detroit metro area. These choices are D’Places to go to see R&B, Blues, Hip Hop/ Rap, and Jazz!


2727 Russell St, Detroit, Michigan 48207 (313) 567-2030 (313) 567-2630 Fax Food and Drinks Music Genre: Jazz and R&B

 Berts Lounge  Berts Motown Room  Berts Warehouse Theater


Address2050 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 Website: www.bakerskeyboardlounge.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Bakers-Keyboard-Lounge/100894720015368 Phone (313) 345-6300 Food and Drinks Music Genre: Jazz/ R&B


440 Clinton St., Detroit, Michigan 48226 Phone: (313) 966-9900 Food & drinks http:Harborhousemi.com Music Genre: Jazz, original music, and R & B


1427 Randolph, Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 962-0660 Food and Drinks Music Genre: Variety wich include Hip Hop & Rap, Jazz, R&B, Alternative, Rock and Blues http://www.udetroitcafe.com


19416 Livernois Ave Detroit, Michigan 48076 Phone (313) 863-1917 Website: http://1917americanbistro.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/1917-American-Bistro


Address: 731 St. Antoine, Detroit, Michigan 48226 Phone 313•963•1090 Music genre: Urban Contemporary, R&B Food and Drinks Website: http://www.floodsdetroit.com


5145 Chene St., Detroit, Michigan 48211 (313) 924-7133 Email: louise116@msn.com Music Genre: Blues and R&B Food and Drinks http://theravenloungeandrestaurant.com


140 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI. (313) 223-2626 Music Genre: Jazz and R&B Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/1701ExecutiveCigarBar


24300 Hoover Rd, Warren, Michigan (586) 756-6140 Drinks Music Genre: Metal, Rock, and Rap Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theritzvenue Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/theritzdetroit


(The unofficial name) Address: unknown - On Monroe St., Detroit, Michigan No phone/ Warning: Music do not get heated up until after 11pm. (across from Greektown Casino/ Above the “Psychic Reader” awning) Music Genre: Jazz and Funk


Ambiance Ultra Lounge

Hockeytown Cafe

Anchor Bar

Michigan Granite

Beaubien Street Saloon

Jazz Cafe at Music Hall

Bookies

Lot 1210

Bouzouki Lounge

Mac's on Third

Caucus Club

MGM Grand Casino

Centaur

Motor City Casino

Checker Bar

Nick's Gaslight

Cheli's Chili

Niki's Lounge

City Club/Labrynth

Old Shillelagh

Cliff Bell's

One fifty

Coaches corner

Oslo

Cobo Joe's

Pappy's

Kingdom

Park Bar

Loco Bar

Post Bar

Jacoby's

Premium

Honey

Pulse


The Shelter

Elwood Bar & Grill

St Andrews

Elysium

State Bar

End Zone

Sweetwater Tavern

Envy

The Detroit Pub

Fishbones

The Jazz Loft/XODOS

Forans Pub

The Well

Greektown Casino

Toms Oyster Bar

Hard Luck Lounge

Town Pump Tavern

Hard Rock Cafe

Vain Ultra Lounge Royal Oak Bars Cafe D'Mongo's Delux Detroit Beer Company Detroiter Bar Detroit Pub Greektown


Actually, the answer to that question is, YES. Motown had such a grip on the music dynamics in the Motor City that everyone tried to either imitate, duplicate, model and mold their version of the music conglomerate, usually with disastrous out comes. Today’s Detroit music scene is multi complex, and varies throughout the city. This generation is paying no attention to the Motown banner, and has set a tone of their own. The areas are wide open in the Motor city. You can head uptown (Woodward area) and find rock based music, downtown for jazz & rap, all the casinos will give you dance and pop music, in the Paradise Valley area you can find hip hop and alternative. Most clubs have popped up within the last 5 years that are open to a wide genre of music. Not since Motown has, Detroit had more independent record companies and production companies in such a close proximity. The various scenes are so pronounced that the production companies bring their own fans, their own engineers, and even their own hype person. With the advent of the Detroit Music Awards, Detroit artists developed their own Grammy like aura. The people on the board are the who’s who of the music industry in Detroit. The second largest award show is the Detroit Black Music Awards. The various genre of music in the Black community has taken off to the skies namely rap, hiphop, R&B, jazz, blues, neo-soul, and reggae. This glamour fest is the highlight of Black music in the city. “I created this event to give artists their flowers while they are still alive” said Misty Love the producer of the show. One of the largest bodies of music in the city is Techno music. Born in the Motor city the Techno-fest brings in millions of dollars from all over the country. Various DJs and MCs invade Harts Plaza to show off their skills at this enormous affair. This does not include the Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival or the new Paradise Festival that was downtown. Detroit is alive and taking on the music scene in only a manner Detroit can do.


The following individuals are the winners of their genre of the 4th annual 2012 DETROIT BLACK MUSIC AWARDS

2012 Detroit Black Music Awards ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BRANDON WILLIAMS


2012 Detroit Black Music Awards BEST FEMALE SINGING GROUP Le' Stubbs (STUBBS GIRLS)


2012 Detroit Black Music Awards BEST R&B MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR J TAIT


2012 Detroit Black Music Awards R&B FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR MIA JOHNSON


2012 Detroit Black Music Awards BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR IBRAHIM JONES


2012 Detroit Black Music Awards HORN PLAYER OF THE YEAR DUANE PARHAM


2012 Detroit Black Music Awards BLUES SINGER OF THE YEAR PAUL MILES


2012 Detroit Black Music Awards GOSPEL SINGER OF THE YEAR DR. E. LAQUINT


2012 Detroit Black Music Awards RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR SUPREMACEE


2012 Detroit Black Music Awards JAZZ SINGER OF THE YEAR PENNY WELLS


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List of Michigan Scholarships for 2010-2012 The following list includes over 2 million dollars in available scholarships for Michigan students. AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol Scholarships Award: $1000 Number of Awards: 2 Deadline: April 16 Eligibility: Open to high school seniors with record of participation in school’s safety patrol program. Must show history of community involvement and pa rticipation in extra-curricular activities, 3.0 GPA, 21 or higher on ACT and 950 or better on SAT. Contact: Laurie Earles 1-313-336-1414 AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol Scholarship Community Safety Services, 1 Auto Club Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126 http://www.aaa.com/aaa/047/pdf/Safety_Patrol_Scholarship_Application_Form.pdf

AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program Award: $500-$5000 Number of Awards: 100 Deadline: March 31 Eligibility: Must be female age 40 by March 31 of the year you apply, U.S. Citizen, demonstrate financial need, enrolled in an accredited college or technical school within 6 months of the scholarship award date. Can be used for part-time or full-time study. Award can used for any course of study at a public or private secondary school, college, university, community college or technical program. The scholarship will be payable to the institution and can be applied towards tuition, fees and books. Contact: AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program Phone: 1-800-OUR-AARP or e-mail:www.aarp.org/womensscholarship ACNP/AJNP Nurse Practitioner Student Scholarship Award Award: $1000 plus complimentary one year membership to ACNP, complimentary registration to the Annual National ACNP Symposium and up to $750 dollars for travel and lodging expenses. Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: June 30


Eligibility: Must be ACNP member, enrolled in an accredited Nurse Practitioner program, two letters of support from professional colleagues, minimum 3.4 GPA, demonstrate participation in community service or research project or participation in a professional local, state or national nursing organization or participation in local, state or national policy making. Contact: American College of Nurse Practitioners 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 404 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-659.2190 Fax: 202-659-2191 Email: acnp@acnpweb.org American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Scholarships Award: $1000 Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: April 16 Eligibility: A cancer survivor under the age of 20 as of April 16, 2010, U.S. citizen and legal resident of Indiana or Michigan, attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Michigan or Indiana as a full-time (12 credit hours) student as of Fall 2010. Contact: 1-800-723-0360 http://www.cancer.org/ American Legion Auxiliary (Michigan) Non-traditional Scholarship Award: $1000, $500 per year x 2 years Number of Awards: 5 Deadline: March 15 Eligibility: Must be a descendent of a veteran and planning to attend an educational institution within the state of Michigan. Applicant must be a non-traditional student over 22 years old starting college for the first time or a student over 22 attending a vocational or trade school or a non-traditional student returning to school after an interruption in studies. Award must be applied towards tuition and books within 6 months of receiving scholarship. Judges will look at financial need, academic standing, character/leadership qualities and initiative/goals. Contact: American Legion Auxiliary – Department of Michigan Phone: 517-371-4720 Fax: 517-371-2401 or e-mail: michalaux@voyager.net website: http://www.michalaux.org/ American Welding Society, Inc. William B. Howell Memorial Scholarship Award: $2500 Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: February 15 Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen. Preference given to residents of Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Must demonstrate financial need and planning to enroll in a minimum 4-year welding program at an accredited university, must be at least 18 years old, must have


high school diploma with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Contact: AWS Foundation, Inc. 550 N. W. LeJeune Road Miami, Florida 33126 Phone: 1-800-443-9353, extension 212 or 1-305-445-6628 FAX: 305-443-7559 E-mail: found@aws.org http://www.aws.org/foundation/scholarships/howell.html Arab-American Institute Foundation Al Muammar Scholarships for Journalism Award: $5000 Number of Awards: 4 Deadline: Suspended for 2009-2010, contact for 2010-2011 Eligibility: Open to Arab-American college students majoring in journalism. Also, open to college seniors admitted to a graduate degree program in journalism. Contact: Valerie Smith Scholarship Administrator 1600 K Street NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20006 Phone: 202-429-9210 Fax: 202-429-9214 or e-mail: usmith@aaiusa.org ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Michigan Mackinaw Scholarship Award: $6000, $3000 x 2 years Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: May 25 Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen and resident of Michigan at time of application. Open to Michigan students entering junior year of an ABET-accredited Civil Engineering program. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Consideration for this award is based on financial need, academic merit, personal initiative, evidence of leadership qualities, character, involvement in extra-curricular activities and comments from employers and university staff. Students may be contacted for an interview. Students are encouraged to become participants in local ASCE chapter and in Engineering field. Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Laurie Kendall Phone: 734-459-3231 or E-mail: lak1204@sbcglobal.net ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Michigan Zuidema Scholarship Award: $1500 Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: May 25 Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen and resident of Michigan at time of application. Open to Michigan students entering junior or senior year of an ABET-accredited Civil Engineering program. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Scholarship is awarded to student ASCE member who has made significant contribution to the advancement of civil engineering student activities. Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Laurie Kendall Phone: 734-459-3231 or E-mail: lak1204@sbcglobal.net


Association for Iron and Steel Technology Scholarships Award: Varies Number of Awards: 11, in addition each recipient will receive a one-year Material Advantage Membership Deadline: March 1 Eligibility: Demonstrated career interest in iron and steel industry, 3.0 GPA, enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in North America. Program of study should be in engineering, metallurgy or materials science. Contact for more details. Contact: Lori Wharrey at lwharrey@aist.org or 1-724-814-3044 http//www.aist.org/foundation/foundation.htm Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Funds Award: Varies Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: June 1 Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen or in the U.S. on a student visa, 3.0 GPA, sincere interest pursuing a career in the automotive industry, enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year or trade school in the U.S., proof of acceptance into school where you will pursue either associate, bachelor or master degree in automotive related industry, 2 letters of recommendation with regards to your interests in the automotive industry, official academic transcripts. Contact: 1-313-240-4000 Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship Programs 21400 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn Michigan 48124 Avon Foundation for Women Scholarships Scholarship Program for Children of Associates Award: Each U.S. Avon location awards 1 scholarship in the amount of $12,000 paid over a period of 4 years. $3,000 per year x 4 years. Puerto Rico awards 3 scholarships in the amount of $4000 each. $1000 x 4 years. Number of Awards: Several Deadline: Unspecified, contact for more details. Eligibility: Contact for more information. Contact: The Avon Foundation, Inc. 1345 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10105-0196 866-505-AVON info@avonfoundation.org Avon Foundation for Women Scholarships James E. Preston Community Service Scholarship Award: $20,000, $5,000 x 4 years Number of Awards: 1


Deadline: Unspecified, contact for more details. Eligibility: Awarded to the son or daughter of an Avon Associate who meets the scholarship requirements for the Children of Associates Scholarships and also demonstrates outstanding community service. Contact for more information. Contact: The Avon Foundation, Inc. 1345 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10105-0196 866-505-AVON info@avonfoundation.org Avon Foundation for Women Scholarships Avon Scholarship Program for Representatives Award: $1000-$2000 Number of Awards: Several Deadline: Unspecified, contact for more details. Eligibility: Contact for more information. Contact: The Avon Foundation, Inc. 1345 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10105-0196 866-505-AVON info@avonfoundation.org Avon Foundation for Women Scholarships President’s Club Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren Deadline: Unspecified, contact for more details. Eligibility: All children and grandchildren of Avon Associates are eligible to apply. Contact for further details. Contact: The Avon Foundation, Inc. 1345 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10105-0196 866-505-AVON info@avonfoundation.org AXA Achievement Community Scholarships Award: $2000 Number of Awards: 300 Deadline: February 15 Eligibility: U.S. citizens, high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year educational institution by fall of 2010, demonstrate outstanding academic, community or work-related achievement ,be able to have an unrelated person attest to your achievements. The first 12,000 applicants that have met the postmark deadline will be considered. Contact for more details.


Contact: 1-800-537-4180 or axacommunity@scholarshipamerica.org www.axaachievement.com

Best Buy @ 15 Scholarship Program Award: $1000 Number of Awards: 1000 Deadline: Feb 15, point rewards for applications received by Feb 1 Eligibility: Must reside in U.S. or Puerto Rico, have reasonably good grades and volunteer, school or community efforts and/or work history. Open to 9-12th grade students attending private, public, alternative or home schools who plan to attend a college, university, technical or trade school full-time during the fall after graduation. Must create free user account to apply. Contact: http://www.bestbuyinc.com/community_relations/scholarship.htm Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Student Award Program Award: $3000 Number of Awards: 5-30 Deadline: April 30 Eligibility: Stipend is available to doctoral and masters-level students who are attending universities in the state of Michigan. Previous recipients, Blue Cross employees and family members are not eligible. Students involved in basic research, pharmaceutical efficacy and animal research are not eligible. Contact: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation 600 Lafayette East, X520 Detroit, MI 48226 http://www.bcbsm.com/foundation.shtmlor http://www.bcbsm.com/foundation/ pdf/student_award_program.pdf Phone: 313-225-8706 Fax: (313) 225-7730 or e-mail: Award Program Officer ehoxsie@bcbsm.com Children of Veterans Tuition Grant Award: Up to $11, 200 over 4 academic years (dependent on enrollment status) Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: Contact Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident and resident of Michigan for one year prior to application. Veteran must have been killed in action or died from another cause while serving in a war or war condition in which the United States was participating or must have died or become totally and permanently disabled as a result of service-related illness or injury as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or have been totally and permanently disabled as a result of a serviceconnected illness or injury prior to death and has now died or been listed as MIA


(Missing in Action) in a foreign country. Student must enroll at least part-time at an approved community college, public university or independent degree-granting educational institution. Minimum 2.25 GPA needed renewal. Student not eligible if convicted of a felony involving assault, physical injury or death. Contact: Children of Veterans Grants Program, Office of Scholarships and Grants 1888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687) or e-mail osg@michigan.gov For more information, visitwww.michigan.gov/osg Emerson Scholars Program, Interlochen Arts Camp Award: Full Tuition Scholarship Number of Awards: Several Deadline: February 1 Eligibility: Available to students currently eligible for the high school division and auditioning for Orchestral or Wind Ensembles. Open to U.S. citizens. Previous recipients may reapply. Contact: 1-800-681-5912 (toll free) 231-276-7472 231-276-7464 (fax) admission@interlochen.org German American Chamber of Commerce Heinz Prechter Scholarships Award: $2000 to be used towards internship in Germany Number of Awards: 2 Deadline: April 19 Eligibility: Scholarships are in tribute of Heinz Prechter and are to support Michigan university and college students with internships at companies within Germany. Purpose is to support German American relations and to help students learn about German culture and business practices. Open to interested students who are in good academic standing at a Michigan university or college and have attained at least Junior -class status. Contact for more details. Contact: Ingrid Justice Phone: 734-424-9461 or Fax: 734-424-9491 or visit the Michigan Chapter website atwww.gaccmi.org. Home Depot Trade Scholarship Program Award: $1000 ($500 tuition + $500 HD gift card to buy tools) plus $1000 matching scholarship for participating schools. Number of Awards: 500 Deadline: April 30 Eligibility: Must be enrolled or accepted into a building and construction trade school program and plan to attend either part-time or full-time. Program can be at a college, university, or educational institution in the U.S.. Work experience, community involvement, academic achievement and skills are considered for this scholarship. If submitted, letters of recommendation by employer or instructor will also be considered. Home Depot employees and their dependents are not eligible for this


particular scholarship program. Contact: 1-877-7HD-Learn or 1-877-743-5327 http://corporate.homedepot.com/wps/portal/proscholarship Katharine M. Grosscup Regional Horticulture Scholarships Garden Club of America Award: up to$3000 Number of Awards: Several Deadline: January 15 Eligibility: Open to College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors or Master’s degree candidates pursuing studies in Horticulture or Horticulture-related fields. Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Open to residents of Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Finalists will undergo a personal interview in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Grosscup Scholarship Committee, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Fax: 216-721-2056 orwww.gcamerica.org Phone: 212-753-8287 Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship Award: $2000 Number of Awards: 8 Deadline: January 31 Eligibility: Open to high school students who are members or the dependent children of members of Lake Michigan Credit Union. Member must be in good standing at the credit union, student must be enrolled or plan to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school in the next academic year. Must show proof of enrollment or acceptance before receiving award. Contact for more details. Contact: Vickie Smith 1-616-242-9788 Leep Dream Scholarship Award: $1000 Number of Awards: Deadline: May 1 Eligibility: Open to students pursuing careers in Public Safety-EMT Technicians, Police Officers, Firefighters, Police-Fire Dispatch,Correctional Officers, Law-Enforcement, etc.. Awards can be applied towards program at any 4-year university or college, community college, junior college, vocational program or degree-granting educational institution which issues either a diploma, certificate or license in Public Safety or related fields. Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation and high school transcripts with application. Leep Trustees and family members are not eligible. Contact: Leep Dream Scholarship Committee 667 E. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. 25 Troy, Michigan 48083 Phone: 1-800-451-1220


http://www.leepusa.com/scholarship.pdf March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarships Award: $5000 Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: January 15 Eligibility: Must be an R.N. currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program focusing on maternal-child nursing. Applicant must belong to one of the following professional organizations: the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; the American College of Nurse-Midwives; or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Applicant must have at least one academic year remaining after May of the year the scholarship is awarded. Applicants who have previously received graduate nursing scholarships are not eligible. Also, employees of the March of Dimes, Members of Board of Trustees or their family members are not eligible. Contact: Education Services March of Dimes 1275 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605 or e-mail: profedu@marchofdimes.com Michigan Adult Part-Time Grant Award: $250-$600 Number of Awards: Varies according to available funds Deadline: Contact Eligibility: Must demonstrate financial need and be a resident of Michigan for at least one year. Must be at least 20 years old and continuing or beginning college education at a participating Michigan college, university or degree program. Must be out of high school for a minimum of 2 years and planning to attend school or program part-time. Contact for additional information. Contact: Office of Scholarships and Grants Toll Free: 1-888-4-GRANTS P.O. Box 30462 Lansing MI 48909-7962 Email: osg@michigan.gov Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators Minority Teacher Education Scholarships Award: $500 renewable up to 3 additional years Number of Awards: Deadline: May 1 Eligibility: Open to high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in education. Open to students who have a federal minority ethnic status of one of the following: Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Non-Hispanic Black. Minimum 2.8 GPA and admission to college program required. Personal essay and letters of recommendation are to be included with application. Contact: www.maspa.org


Michigan Association of Vet Techs (MAVT) Student Scholarships Award: $500 and free admittance to MAVT fall conference Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: May 1 Eligibility: Open to all first and second year veterinary technology students in the state of Michigan. Must be a current member of MAVT. Applicant must submit a 500 word essay on the human/animal relationship. Essays will be judged on topic, professionalism, content and grammar. Contact: MAVT 2144 Commons Pky. Okemos, MI 48854-3986 e-mail: bcaskey@ovrs.com website: www.mavt.us Michigan Competitive Scholarship Grant Award: $500-$1600 per academic year, renewable Number of Awards: Several Deadline: Ongoing Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen, permanent resident or approved refugee. Must be Michigan resident as of July 1 of the previous calendar year. Must complete FAFSA application and provide social security number to OSG by fall of your senior year in high school, have high school diploma or G.E.D., achieve qualifying score on ACT before college, demonstrate financial need, plan to attend approved Michigan college, university or independent degree program at least part-time. 2.0 GPA required in order to renew award. Cannot be incarcerated. Contact: www.michigan.gov/osg Michigan Competitive Scholarship Program, Office of Scholarships and Grants Toll Free Phone: 1-888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687) E-mail: osg@michigan.gov Michigan Council of Women in Technology Scholarships Award: $3000-$20,000 Number of Awards: 7 Deadline: February 10 Eligibility: Women and girls of all ages who are pursuing degrees in information technology or technical careers. Contact: www.mcwt.org Michigan Council of Women in Technology Attn: Scholarship Committee 19011 Norwich Road Livonia, Michigan 48152 Fax:248-281-5391 E-mail: info@mcwt.org Michigan Dental Association Foundation Scholarships Award: $500-$6000 Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: February 15 for Dental and Dental Assisting Students, November 15 for Dental Hygiene Students


Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizens and residents of Michigan, demonstrate financial need, enrolled as a full-time student(12 credit hours) in an ADA accredited school, student must be enrolled in a dental, dental hygiene or dental assisting program in the state of Michigan. Part-time dental assisting students may be eligible if working in dentalrelated field. Contact: Lori Kleinfelt (517) 372-9070 Michigan Elks Association Gold Key Scholarships Award: $2000 per year, renewable up to 3 additional years Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: November Eligibility: Special needs student, enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university or licensed trade or vocational school. Sponsored by a member lodge of the Michigan Elks Association. Letter from doctor regarding special needs, letters of recommendation, official high school transcripts, application, letter from parent or guardian describing family situation and financial need. Contact for more details. Contact: Michigan Elks Association Louis J Roos State Secretary ljroos@comcast.net or 1-810-220-0961 Michigan Retailers Association Foundation Scholarships Award: $500-$1000 Number of Awards: 30 Deadline: April 1 Eligibility: Open to part-time or full-time employees of MRA member businesses and dependent children of MRA member business owners. Contact for more details. Funds can be used towards tuition, books, supplies and equipment at an accredited two or four-year college or university in the U.S.. Scholarships are transferable if the student changes educational institutions. Contact: Laura Schilling 1-800-366-3699 or e-mail: lschilling@retailers.com or contactus@applyists.com National American Arab Nurses Association Scholarships Award: $500-$1000 Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: July 1, contact for deadline, may vary year to year Eligibility: Applicants can be enrolled or plan to enroll in an Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, Masters, R.N. or B.S.N. program. Contact for more details. Contact: Phone: 313-680-5049 or n-aana.org National Association of Hispanic Nurses Association (NAHI) Michigan Chapter Award: $500 Number of Awards: 6


Deadline: October 30 Eligibility: Open to Hispanic students enrolled in a nursing program in the State of Michigan. Must be enrolled in a generic nursing program and have completed at least one year of nursing program. This could be LPN in an LPN Program or ADN/BSN students. Not Applicable for LPN working on RN or RN working on BSN degree. A twopage essay, letter of recommendation from nursing faculty and an agreement to contribute 10-20 hours of volunteer service to NAHI is required. Contact for more information. Contact: Dottie Rodriguez 313-282-8471 or Dottierodr@aol.com National Black Nurses Association Scholarships Award: $500-$2000 Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: April 15 Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a nursing program (B.S.N, A.D., Diploma or L.P.N./L.V.N.) and be in good academic standing at time of application, Must be a member of NBNA and local chapter of NBNA in your area if there is one available, Applicant must have at least one full year of school remaining before graduation. Contact for more information and application details. Contact: National Black Nurses Association Scholarship Committee 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Phone: 301-589-3200 Fax: 301-589-3223 contact@nbna.org or patgray@nbna.org

NFIB National Foundation for Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Awards Award: $1000-$10,000 Number of Awards: 11 to Michigan students, 400 nationwide Deadline: Contact for exact deadline. Eligibility: Must write an essay describing educational and future goals. GPA, standardized test scores and class rank are also considered for this award. Contact: Charles Owens 517-485-3409 or Jason Brewer 202-406-4435 Otis Smith Scholarship for Single Mothers Award: $2500 Number of Awards: 4 Deadline: Contact, application for 2010 will be available late-March Eligibility: Must be a single mothers who lives in either Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties. Must plan to attend any Wayne State University campus, any University of Michigan campus or Catholic University or Columbus College of Law (Washington D.C.) Contact: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan sfoster@cfsem.org Phone: 313-961-6675


Polish Falcons of America Dr. T.A. Starzynski and Richard C. Gorecki Scholarship Programs Award: Varies Number of Awards: Several Deadline: February 17 Eligibility: Open to students who have been PFA members for at least 6 years and are pursuing studies full-time at a 4-year college or university or graduate degree program. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Awards are offered to students who are at least in their 3rd year of university studies. Contact: Patricia Del Busse 1-800-535–2071 or vptrish@polishfalcons.org Rosa Parks Scholarship Award: $2000 Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: March 1 Eligibility: High school seniors attending a private or public Michigan High School, minimum 2.5 GPA, must graduate by August of the year you apply, show commitment to ideals of civil rights as demonstrated by Rosa Parks, show proof of enrollment into an accredited college or university by August of year you are applying, complete application and essay, include supporting documents. Contact: rpscholarship@dnps.com or 1-313-222-2538 Sally Beauty Supply Scholarships Award: $1000 Number of Awards: 10 Deadline: January 15 Eligibility: 5 scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates under the age of 26, 3 scholarships will be awarded to current NCA members who are continuing education in cosmetology and 2 scholarships to children and grandchildren of current NCA members who are pursuing higher education in college. Applicants must also submit high school transcripts, 250 word essay and two letters of reference. Contact: National Cosmetology Foundation-Sally Scholarship 401 N. Michigan Ave. 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611http://www.ncacares.org/resources/scholarship.cfm Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award Award: $7500 plus possibly star in your own milk mustache ad and a trip for winner and 2 other people to Disney World Number of Awards: 25 Deadline: March 5 Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen or legal resident, minimum 3.2 GPA, enrolled full-time at an accredited private or public high school, must participate in sports or club sport, be


in good-standing at high school with no criminal background. Must enroll full-time at an accredited college or university for fall semester after receiving award. Contact for more details. Contact: https://www.sammyapplication.com/ http://www.bodybymilk.com/sammy_scholarship.php The Foundation for Ashley’s Dream Ashley Marie Easterbrook Internet Scholarship Award: $1000 Number of Awards: 1 Deadline: March 31 Eligibility and Comments: Scholarship is in memory of Ashley Marie Easterbrook who was killed in Troy by a drunk driver. A scholarship has been established in her name to carry on her desire to help others. Applicants must currently be a high school student or home-schooled in the U.S., graduating in spring of 2010, cumulative 4-year GPA between 3.5 and 3.74 (unweighted), will be attending an accredited 4-year university or college, 500 word essay to be submitted with application, one letter of recommendation from teacher, counsellor or administrator. Preference given to students who have work experience (volunteer or paid) and who are involved in organized programs/activities that help other students improve the quality of their lives. Contact: The Foundation for Ashley’s Dream 675 E Big Beaver Rd Suite 101 Troy, MI 48083 Phone: 248-720-0245www.ashleysdream.org The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Award Aveda Institute of Michigan Award: $1000 Number of Awards: 19 Deadline: June 1 Eligibility: Active enrollment or acceptance into a cosmology school during or after August of the application year. This includes both barber and cosmetology schools. Applicants are chosen based on financial need, potential to successfully complete school and commitment to long-term career in cosmetology. In addition to a completed application, applicants must also submit a recommendation letter from someone who can attest to your character such as: a teacher, instructor or counselor. Contact: Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation PO BOX 50625 Minneapolis, MN 55405 Phone: 651-769-1757 Email: Kim Larson: kimlarsonmn@gmail.com The National Arab-American Medical Association Award: $1000


Number of Awards: 2 Deadline: July 1 Eligibility: Open to middle-eastern students who are enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian medical, dental or osteopathic school. Contact: 801 S. Adams Road Suite 208 Birmingham, MI. 48009 Phone: (248) 646-3661 Fax: (248) 646-0617E: naama@naama.com Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) Award: TIP provides assistance in two phases: Phase I covers tuition and mandatory fees for eligible applicants at an approved credit-based Michigan community college, public college, independent degree-granting institution, federally-funded tribal college or Focus Hope. For Phase 1 assistance, applicant must be enrolled in a certificate program or working towards associate degree. Phase 2 assistance provides eligible applicants with up to $2000 dollars towards total tuition at a 4-year in-state college, university or degree-granting program. Number of Awards: Several Deadline: Ongoing Eligibility: Student must meet financial eligibility requirements: Students must have or have had Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-month consecutive period. TIP Eligibility can be confirmed as early as the 6th grade. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be a Michigan resident as determined by educational institution, receive a high school diploma or G.E.D. before the age of 20, provide evidence of TIP eligibility in the form of a letter to the college or educational institution, be enrolled at least half-time in a program not earning more than 80 semester or 120 term credits. Contact: Tuition Incentive Program Office of Scholarships and Grants Toll Free: 1-8884-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687) or e-mail osg@michigan.gov Website: www.michigan.gov/osg Walmart Associate Scholarship Award: $3000 Number of Awards: Several Deadline: January 29 Eligibility: Open to graduating seniors who are Walmart associates or their dependents. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need. Online applications will be available for the 2011/2012 academic year November 1, 2010January 28, 2011. Contact: http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8736.aspx?p=236 Walmart Foundation Sam Walton Community Scholarships Award: $3000 Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: January 29


Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident, minimum 2.5 GPA, be a high school senior graduating by July 31 of the year you are applying OR receiving GED or Home-school Equivalency by the same date, demonstrate financial need, must plan to enroll into an accredited two or four year college or university. Walmart associates and their dependents are not eligible for this particular scholarship. Online applications will be available for the 2011/2012 academic year November 1, 2010-January 28, 2011. Contact: http://www.act.org/walmart/community/ Walmart Higher Reach Scholarship Award: $3000 Number of Awards: Several Deadline: January 29 Eligibility: Open to Walmart associates who have been out of school for at least one year and can demonstrate financial need. Contact: http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8736.aspx?p=236 Walmart Walton Family Foundation Scholarships Award: $13,000 paid over 4 years Number of Awards: Several Deadline: January 29 Eligibility: Must be dependents of Walmart associates, have at least a 22 ACT and 1030 SAT scores, demonstrate financial need. Online applications will be available for the 2011/2012 academic year November 1, 2010-January 28, 2011. Contact: http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8736.aspx?p=236 Warner Norcross and Judd LLP for Minority Students Scholarship Award: $1000-$5000 Number of Awards: 3 Deadline: April 1 Eligibility: Scholarship awards 1 law student with $5000, 1 paralegal/legal student with $2000 and 1 legal secretarial student with $1000. Must be enrolled or accepted into an accredited Michigan school or educational institution and be a current or former Michigan resident. Contact: Ruth Bishop, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, at rbishop@grfoundation.org or to Rodney Martin, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, at rmartin@wnj.com. Wayne County Vision Fund Scholarship Award: $500 Number of Awards: Varies Deadline: March 12 Eligibility: The Vision Fund’s goal is to promote educational programs to increase public


awareness of social issues that affect Wayne County residents. Must be a resident of Wayne County, 3.0 GPA, planning to attend trade, 2-year, 4-year college or university, demonstrate academic merit, leadership qualities,, community service, school or faithbased involvement. Must submit 200 word statement, letters of recommendation, official transcripts and other required documents and application by deadline. Contact for more details. Contact: (313) 549-2651 www.wcvf.net http://www.collegeresourcenetwork.com/collegeplanning/paying/scholarships/michigan/

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