Adult/Non-Traditional Scholarships

Opportunities for Students & Teachers of All Grade Levels

A Non-Traditional Scholarship is one that is offered to a student who is not a graduating senior, rather one returning to school later in life, or a student enrolled in their 2nd year or higher at college.

Below you can review and download the description of each scholarship. Please read each description carefully for specific qualifications. Unless otherwise noted in the scholarship details, use the “Get Started Today” link to apply. If you need additional information or assistance, contact us.

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Faye Berry Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior, or previous MHS graduate, pursuing a career in Education at a two- or four-year institutions, or pursuing a post-graduate certification/degree in an educational “support personnel” field.  Preference may be given to those expressing long-range interest in Special Educational-related services positions with a desire to help students “blossom” despite difficulty learning.  In the spirit of Faye Berry, special consideration will be given to applicants who have been able to succeed with a little bit of extra encouragement or extra effort (add to essay).  Scholarship applicants should demonstrate community involvement, financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years. 

Richard Brown Scholarship for Future Engineers

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall or Tekonsha High School graduating seniors or previous MHS/THS graduates who will be attending a four-year college or university and pursuing a degree in engineering (biomedical, electrical, chemical, civil or mechanical). Preference may be given to students pursuing a career in mechanical engineering.  Volunteerism or participation in relevant activities and financial need may be determining factors.  A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.  Previous graduates must submit proof of graduation from MHS/THS as well as current transcripts.  Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Richard Brown Scholarship for Trine Engineering Majors

Due:
May 1

Scholarship Details

To apply, click on the “more information” link below. A scholarship awarded to a Trine University student pursuing a degree in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering. Preference may be given to students intending to pursue a career in mechanical engineering. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Financial need and volunteerism in relevant campus activities may be a determining factor.
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Don and Ruth Chadderdon Music Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

The Don & Ruth Chadderdon Music Scholarship is awarded to Marshall High School instrumental music students, during high school or after graduation, seeking a career in teaching or performance, for music camps, seminars or summer programs in instrumental music,  such as but not limited to the Interlochen Music Camp.

Ella “Gwen” Collins Nursing Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates who can prove acceptance and enrollment to an accredited nursing program. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

John and Susan Collins Historic Preservation Scholarship

Due:
May 1

Scholarship Details

To apply, click on the “more information” link below. Scholarships awarded to graduate students who are actively enrolled as a full time student in a Historic Preservation graduate program and have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
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Clyde and Marian Connelly Music Scholarship

Due:
May 1

Scholarship Details

The Clyde & Marian Connelly Music Scholarship is available to former graduates of Michigan high schools who are in their third through fifth year of college and can show continued education in music, with a preference given to those with a Music related major or minor.  Applicants must submit proof of graduation from a Michigan high school, as well as current transcripts.  Previous recipients are eligible to reapply, but no more than three annual awards per person.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

Judy Lutz Davidson Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a degree in the legal support services, such as but not limited to legal secretary, paralegal, legal clerk, legal assistant, compliance specialist or title examiner. GPA is not a determining factor, however, transcripts are requested. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years. 

Rolland and Dorothea Face Family Christian Ministry College Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to students who have received Jesus Christ as his/her Savior and are in good standing as a member of a local Christian church. Applicants must be pursuing a career as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ or other full time ministry and show proof of enrollment to the following Christian colleges: Cornerstone University, Springfield Bible Baptist College, Moody Bible Institute, Northland Baptist College, Pensacola Christian College and/or any additional Christian colleges approved by the committee. Preference may be given to applicants with associations to Calhoun County, Mich. and the surrounding area. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or former MHS graduates who will be attending a four-year institution and major in fine arts, performing arts, theater or architecture. Preference may be given to applicants attending University of Michigan or Kalamazoo College. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Greene Family Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates pursuing higher education in business or accounting, teaching, law or medicine. Applicants should demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.25 GPA

Charles W. and Cheryl A. Groesbeck Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to female graduating seniors or previous graduates from Calhoun County and Olivet High Schools pursuing a college education in math or the sciences, with preference toward food science.  Applicants must be enrolled in as a full- or part-time student at a two- or four-year college, with preference given toward those attending Alma College or Michigan State University.  Evidence of involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities, financial need may be determining factor.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred.  Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Michael L. Hamaker Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to a graduating senior or previous graduate from Marshall, Olivet or the surrounding area seeking a career in engineering, manufacturing or industrial technologies with programs such as, but not limited to, architecture, construction, drafting, electronics, welding and/or other related technologies. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. GPA is not a qualifying factor; however, transcripts and test scores are requested. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Ruby Hamilton Henry Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous MHS graduate pursuing a major in Education at Michigan State University or Western Michigan University. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Harvey Hoeltzel Architectural Scholarship

Due:

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to University of Michigan students enrolled as a full time student in the Architecture Program. In addition to talent and need, students from Marshall, Calhoun County, and Michigan in that order, will be given priority in the nomination process. Applicants are nominated by the University of Michigan, do not submit an application to the Marshall Community Foundation.

Nancy Hoeltzel Early Educational Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates who will be attending a four-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in education (elementary, middle school, or high school). Students who can demonstrate commitment to a career in early childhood education (Pre-K to 3rd grade) are especially encouraged to apply. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Previous graduates must submit proof of graduation from Marshall High School as well as current transcripts. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Ann and Anthony La Pietra Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing majors/careers in community service and/or the arts, or who show signs of continuing these activities in the future in their essays. Recipients are chosen based on their current community activism and creative endeavors, such as, but not limited to, music, dance, theater and art. Applicant’s financial need and future plans, including plan of study and intended careers, will also be a consideration. Conventional academic success is important, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

K. John Lord Engineering and Science Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates pursuing a career in the field of engineering or the sciences. Applicants must attend a two- or four-year institution as a full-time student. Preference may be given to applicants demonstrating financial need, but GPA is not a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Ken Machata Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall Public Schools graduating seniors or previous MPS graduates pursuing a career that entails the use of math, with preference given to those pursuing a career as a math teacher.  Applicants must be attending a two- or four-year accredited college or university.  Applicants pursuing a solely online course of study may not qualify.  Scholarship applicants should demonstrate financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship

Due:
May 1

Scholarship Details

The Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for non-traditional student(s), defined as adults who are returning or have returned to school after a lapse of (1) or more years.  Eligible applicants must reside in the Marshall area, prove financial need, and demonstrate leadership skills, a strong work ethic and a proven desire to be active in their community. GPA of 2.0 is required. Previous applicants and/or recipients may reapply. 

Network Vivian Lusch Memorial Scholarship

Due:
May 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to non-traditional student(s), defined as adults who are returning or have returned to school after a lapse of (1) or more years.  Applicants must reside in the Marshall Library District or have children attending Marshall Public Schools and exemplify positive character traits. Community and/or faith-based activities encouraged. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Marilyn Paskett Memorial Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous MHS graduates pursuing a degree in the teaching profession (elementary or secondary) while attending any four-year institution on a part- or full-time basis. Applicants must provide a list of community and school activities and a job history. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years. 

Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area residents pursuing a career in the criminal justice, emergency medical services, or other public safety related fields, such as but not limited to, fireman, policeman, legal secretary or dispatcher. Applicants must demonstrate the drive and ability to be successful in pursuing a college education and/or a certification process in the fields aforementioned. Financial information is requested, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Bonnie Kay Rocco Community Kindness Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall and Tekonsha High School graduating seniors, or previous graduates, pursuing a degree in the field of education at a two- or four-year college or university.  Applicants must show a strong sense of community involvement through co- and extra-curricular activities and volunteerism as related to his/her field of interest.   Financial need and GPA may be determining factors.

Dale Rosene Alaska Great Lakes Project Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates seeking a degree at a two- or four-year institution as a full- or part-time student. Students attending trade school or seeking other specialized training are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should exhibit the characteristics of the FISH! Philosophy. The FISH! Philosophy includes the following four tenets: Involvement in co- and extra-curricular activities such as, but not limited to, leadership in clubs and student organizations, is a determining factor. Former AGLP participants will be given priority. GPA is not a determining factor, but transcripts are required. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

George Sherman Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors, or Marshall area residents 20 years of age or younger who have earned their GED, pursuing a two- or four- year degree or advanced education and/or training in the skilled trades. Applicant should show evidence of involvement in co or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism related to the applicant’s field of interest. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

Jack Sherman Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors, or Marshall area residents 20 years of age or younger who have earned their GED, pursuing a two- or four- year degree or advanced education and/or training in the skilled trades. Applicant should show evidence of involvement in co or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism related to the applicant’s field of interest. Transcripts and scores are requested, but not necessarily a determining factor.

LaVern Smith Scholarship

Due:
April 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to members of a 4-H or a FFA chapter within Calhoun County. Applicants must be seniors in high school or enrolled in a technical school or college, and under the age of 19 at the time the application is submitted. GPA is not a determining factor.

Frances Stevens Stuart Theater Production Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or previous MHS graduates who are interested in pursuing studies in theater production such as costume design, stage setting, lighting and sound. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Amelia M. Stuart Trevelyan Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous MHS graduate pursuing a career in Art or Art History.  Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Peter C. Stuart Journalism Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous MHS graduate pursuing a career in journalism or a clearly related curriculum at a four-year institution. Applicants must maintain passing grades for the year of the scholarship. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

Beatrice Williams Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

Scholarships awarded to Marshall area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a degree in the field of education at a two- or four-year institution as a full-time student. Preference may be given to those pursuing a degree in Elementary or Early Childhood Development. GPA is not a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Kevin and Kara Wills Family Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School or Marshall Opportunity High School graduating senior or previous graduate, including those currently attending a community college for one or more semesters. Applicants must prove enrollment to Eastern Michigan University or the University of Michigan. Financial information is requested but not necessarily a determining factor. The scholarship is renewable for one additional year to a previous recipient who maintains a status in good standing.

Zink Family Scholarship

Due:
March 1

Scholarship Details

A scholarship awarded to residents of Marshall and surrounding townships pursuing an education or advanced training in skilled trades, as defined by the Committee and reflective of current industry needs, including but not limited to, the fields of healthcare technician, agriculture, information technology, manufacturing, construction or automotive. Applicants must prove admission to a two-year college or an apprenticeship program through a member-college of the U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium. Evidence of involvement in co- or extra-curricular activities or volunteerism and financial need may be determining factors. A minimum GPA is not required, however, copies of transcripts or GED requested. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years; however, scholarship may be awarded for no more than two years to one recipient.