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.

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Adult/Non-Traditional Scholarships

Don and Ruth Chadderdon Music Scholarship

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

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.

Clyde and Marian Connelly Music Scholarship

The Clyde & Marian Connelly Music Scholarship is available to former graduates of Branch and Calhoun County High Schools who are in their junior or senior year of college and have a major or minor in music. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply, but no more than three annual awards per person. A minimum GPA…

Rolland and Dorothea Face Family Christian Ministry College Scholarship

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:…

Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship

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…

Greene Family Scholarship

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

Michael L. Hamaker Memorial Scholarship

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,…

Ruby Hamilton Henry Scholarship

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.

Nancy Hoeltzel Early Educational Scholarship

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…

Ann and Anthony La Pietra Scholarship

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…

K. John Lord Engineering and Science Scholarship

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…

Marshall Community Foundation Scholarship

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…

Network Vivian Lusch Memorial Scholarship

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…

Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship

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…

Dale Rosene Alaska Great Lakes Project Scholarship

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…

Joseph R. Scalf Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph R. Scalf Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Joseph Scalf by his loving family and friends. It is awarded annually to a non-traditional student returning to a 2 or 4 year institution (full or part-time) after being out of school for one or more years. Single parents, displaced workers, or homemakers are…

George Sherman Scholarship

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…

Jack Sherman Scholarship

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…

Dr. David Sly Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to Marshall or Olivet High School graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a career in a music-related field, such as, but not limited to, vocal, instrumental or conducting. Applicants should possess a positive attitude, ambition and a strong involvement in music. Transcripts and scores are requested but not necessarily a determining factor. Students…

LaVern Smith Scholarship

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

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.

Peter C. Stuart Journalism Scholarship

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.

Kevin and Kara Wills Family Scholarship

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…

Zink Family Scholarship

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…